VOA Event List


Venom Thaw

Region: Western Reserve

When: May 17th 2019 - May 19th 2019

Where: Erie, PA

Venom Thaw
Snakes at the Lake
May 17-19
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie PA 16507

The Western Reserve VOA proudly announces our third annual Venom Thaw on May 18, 2019! The Venom Thaw will be held along the shores of Lake Erie at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. The Officers are continuing to put the final touches on the schedule and activities for the event.

Preliminary Schedule

Wobbly Pirate Cruise - 6:15pm
Dinner - approx. 8.00pm

Cruise along Presque Isle, which will include Lighthouse Tour and a couple of photo ops.


Sightseeing cruise aboard the Victorian Princess - 2:30pm

Cocktail Hour

Buffet Dinner which will include an auction and socializing with fellow members.

Maritime Museum tour - 9:30am


For anyone needing overnight accommodations, rooms are available at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel. We were able to secure rooms overlooking the Bay at a special group rate of $144 per night (plus taxes & fees). The room rate and room block cover both Friday and Saturday night. To book your room reservation you can contact the Sheraton Erie Bayfront directly at 330-966-3600 or by using this link: Venom Thaw 2019 Room Reservations

Please book your room by April 17, 2019 to ensure receiving the special group rate.

Pricing & Reservations

$85 per person

Price includes the Saturday sightseeing cruise, Venom Thaw dinner, and Sunday Maritime museum tour.
Event reservations can be made by contacting Beth Glaude at westernreservevoa@gmail.com. Dinner reservations are due no later than May 11, 2019.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Venom Thaw!


Rich Kautz, President
John Cummins, Vice-President
Bob Bierman, Secretary
Beth Glaude, Treasurer