The Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO 31st Biennial Convention is set for November 16-18. Convention materials and communications have been mailed out to state fed affiliates; if you haven't received them yet, call 410-269-1940. In addition to all Convention proceedings and materials, the registration fee includes Thursday opening reception, Friday continental breakfast, lunch and dinner and Saturday buffet breakfast. To be officially registered for the Convention, the registration fee must be submitted with your credentials and lists. The state fed has negotiated a special room rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pikesville, MD; reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 410-653-1100; announce hotel code AFL. Deadline for the discounted rate is October 18.