We can not plan a trip in a week or two — this process starts now!
We need to work on negotiating tickets, obtaining a hotel, ordering a bus – getting the costs of all of these in order so that we can prepare a cost per person – without the club losing money.
** NOTE ** – it is NOT in the club’s interest to make profits on these trips. To be quite honest, our goal is to break EVEN – if at all possible. That is why when we set up these trips, that if we get more than a certain number of people, we DROP the prices. The more that come – the less it costs YOU.
So, therefore, a BREAK-EVEN setup.
For Ottawa, we can not get a hotel in downtown, due to the Grey Cup final of the Canadian Football League (their version of a Super Bowl). It is going to be played in downtown Ottawa, so hotel rooms there are at a premium. The hotel we stayed at the last time that we were there, required a four night stay. We are staying only one – so you get the picture.
However, we found out there are hotel options closer to the arena. Yes – we don’t get the downtown Ottawa stuff (Parliament – etc.), but downtown Kanata has improved greatly since the arena was opened.
So we should get info on this soon — once we do – we will let you know.
I am hoping that by the middle of July – we will have trip costs in order. Please keep checking on the site to get the updates. WE NEED TO KNOW YOUR INTEREST. Without that – these trips are
It is with sadness – that we announce the passing of former NYIBC President Maryann Filangieri. Maryann was the club first President – to be voted for two terms. She was a passionate Islanders fan from the beginning and was also involved in the player fan clubs that were active during the late 80s and 90s.
A die-hard Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan as well, she took great pride in her children and grandchildren. Her grandson, Tim, won 2 NCAA Championships at Boston College and played for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. I know that she was very proud of him.
Her husband Joe, also a long time Booster Club member, was one of the first people I got to talk to when I joined the NYIBC in 1988. They loved their hockey team very much. They were the ones that got my interest in the club, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
In addition to Joe, she was the loving mother of Robert Filangieri (the late April; Debra Shaw), Ken Filangieri (Karen), and Dr. Carole Filangieri (James Santo). Cherished grandmother of Jillian, Keith, Tim, Michael, Michelle, Ashton, and Niall.
This is the first entry in the New York Islanders Booster Club blog.
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More Entries to follow. Have a great day!
Gary Harding – Exec VP – NY Islanders Booster Club