REBNY Battens the Hatches for Annual Gala

It’s got a whiff of that Bastille-on-July 13, 1789 feeling.

The Real Estate Board of New York sent out a letter (after the jump, below) to those attending its 111th annual banquet, this Thursday at the New York Hilton. The letter, which came with an admission ticket, implores guests to keep out the uninvited riff-raff:

You must have this ticket in order to enter the Grand Ballroom… Please help us solve the security problem that has annoyed so many REBNY members. Only those who pay the price of admission should enjoy the pleasures and opportunities that the Banquet offers.

The Real Estate will have a full report on the banquet (or, “Banquet”) on Friday.

- Tom Acitelli

REBNY®
REAL ESTATE BOARD OF NEW YORK
January 2007

Dear Banquet Guests,

The Real Estate Board’s security measures at the Annual Banquet this coming January 18th will restrict access to our industry’s most important social event to those who purchased tickets. The success of this effort, which includes hiring additional personnel to screen attendees, depends on the cooperation of all guests. This year there will be only one ticket, which will be the combination of the Banquet Dinner Ticket and Ballroom Pass.

You must have this ticket in order to enter the Grand Ballroom. On the night of the Banquet if you do not have your ticket you will not be admitted into the Grand Ballroom. There will be no exceptions! All tickets must be distributed to all guests prior to the Banquet.

Please help us solve the security problem that has annoyed so many REBNY members. Only those who pay the price of admission should enjoy the pleasures and opportunities that the Banquet offers.

Enclosed please find your combination Banquet Dinner/Ballroom Pass Ticket(s). Look forward to seeing you at the Banquet

Many thanks for your cooperation.

[Name redacted]
Membership & Publications
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