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Home > Annual Convention > Past Conventions > 2007 Payson AZ

ZGWS 25th Annual Convention
Payson, AZ
June 18 - 22, 2007

For more details, contact:
Conrad Okerwall
or 928-474-0745
Todd Newport at tnewport@cableone.net
Terry Bolinger at tbolin3194@aol.com

Original location of the ZG Cabin.

Cabin original location

For a listing of past conventions, click here.

Come to Payson for the 25th Anniversary of the ZGWS in 2007!

For our 2007 convention, we will be returning to the location of Grey's Arizona cabin. This will be the third time our convention is held here. This will give the society the opportunity to celebrate with the city of Payson for the recent opening of the recreated Zane Grey cabin. Many of you know that the original cabin was destroyed in the Dude Fire of 1990, but thanks to the efforts of the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation, the Rim County Museum, the city of Payson, and many others, a recreated cabin has been built within the city limits of Payson at the site of the Rim Country Museum.

ZG Cabin Then ZG Cabin Now
ZG Cabin Then
ZG Cabin Now


In addition, this is the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Society. If you have never attended a convention, but always thought you should, this is the convention for you!

Date Time   Event/Activity
Monday, June 18 Afternoon   Check-in.
Evening   Opening BBQ.
Tuesday, June 19 Morning (early)   Member's Memorial Breakfast.
Morning   Opening Meetings .
Afternoon   Annual Auction (bring your material!).
Evening   Presentation on Lillian Wilhelm Smith
Wednesday, June 20





Special day trip to Winslow, AZ. See the La Posada Hotel (and learn about the Harvey Girls) and drive through the location of Sunset Pass.

Members Book Sale, Movie, Ice Cream

Thursday, June 21 Morning  

Annual Business meeting.
Chuck Pfeiffer's Annual Geography / Travel Video

Afternoon   On your own.
Friday, June 22 Morning   Check-out.
Leave for After Convention Trip (Kayenta), if participating.

In addition, there will be jeep rides to Payson's own mini Grand Canyon Sunday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Contact Conrad if you want more details.

Accommodations at the Best Western Payson.

Look for details later in early 2007.
Best Western Inn Payson



Look for details later in January, 2007. Wait to make your reservations until we provide details, as we will be able to get you a special convention based rate.
However, contact information for the Best Western Payson is as follows:
Best Western Hotel, Payson, Arizona

email Best Western Payson

After Convention Trip:

After the convention, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 2007, anyone interested can journey to Kayenta, AZ with other interested and participating society members. On Friday, we hope to hike down to the Betatakin Ruins in Navajo National Monument. These ruins were inspiration for Grey in several of his works. (This hike can be moderately strenuous, so ask questions if you are concerned). Friday night, we will stay at the Best Western Wetherill in Kayenta. Saturday, we will take a tour of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide. Saturday night, we will stay at Gouldings Trading Post in Monument Valley. Space will be limited for some of these events, so contact Todd Newport as soon as possible if you are interested. Todd can be reached at tnewport@cableone.net

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