But this year's goodie bags were pretty unforgettable: each of them sewn by committee member Jennifer Howlett.
(We were also given a mug to use over the course of the weekend, a very green approach).
Many clubs and individuals had contributed something (or many somethings) for the bags, and a friend and I opened ours together, taking it in turns to pull something out to admire.
The next gift we received was at the convention dinner, where we were given a popcorn box stuffed with tissue paper: which hid a 3D version of the association logo:These were designed by committee member Warren Barnard.
Next up: freebie minis from the trash and treasure table...