We are tenatively scheduling an HI convention to be held in Reno on March 22 and 23. If all goes as planned Pala will be here so we will have Pala, Lama Jigme, the HI Chaplain (more on that later), assistant Chaplain Samten Lama who also serves in shipping and receiving dept., Chokpa, the HI mascot, and yours truly and almost certainly but not guaranteed, Bando master Dr. Duvon Winborne who will give us a demonstration. We need a dozen or so to make it happen so shoot your best shot. I don't think we have to worry about upper limit but you never know. But, we'll find a way. Activities (show and tell and big BS sessions usually) will be held either at the Titanic II (low turnout) or at a meeting room at either Peppermill or Atlantis (high turnout). Reno airport is 10 minute taxi ride from Atlantis or Peppermill -- 5 or 6 bucks. Atlantis and Peppermill are both a ten minute walk from Titanic II. Rooms at either casino should be available for about $40 if you book ahead of time. I might be able to get a better deal for you if you want me to try since I'm a regular at both casinos. Let me know. Sign on here and we'll keep this thread alive until it happens or doesn't. Past conventions indicate a great time with great people can be expected.