Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 14:16:43 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: ADS luncheon at annual meeting

To those planning to attend our annual meeting in New York City in January -

For years we've enjoyed an annual luncheon at our annual meeting. We've had

good food and good talk at the good hotels where we've stayed. In Toronto,

San Diego, Chicago and other places (even New York last time around) the cost

per diner (luncher?) has been about $25. But at the Grand Hyatt, where we

reside under the Linguistic Society's umbrella in January 1998, it turns out

that luncheon prices *begin* at $50 a head (a plate?).

I'd like to take a quick poll to see what action you'd prefer. If you plan

to attend the annual meeting, please let me know your choice:

1) pay $50 a person for lunch. After all, it's New York.

2) look for a $25-30 lunch somewhere nearby, outside the hotel. After all,

it's right by Grand Central Station.

3) cancel the luncheon.

If you care to discuss these options, or suggest others, send your reply to

the whole list; but if you're simply casting a vote, just send it to me.

Thanks for your ideas!

- Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Executive Secretary

American Dialect Society