*** Camp Good Days & Special Times Fundraiser Gala - June 20, 2009 ***

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  1. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Please arrive at 4pm. We can park in front of the hotel to unload, but will then need to park our cars. We can park across the street or in any of the local ramps. Sorry, at this time we are not offered reimbursement for parking. I will meet everyone in the lobby at 4pm. Once everyone arrives, we will walk through the areas we will be entertaining in and review a few requested posts. Everyone needs to be ready in costume at 5:15pm. Guests will begin arriving at 5:30 and will be roaming through the auction items, photo stations, interacting with us, and visiting the bar.

    At 7:30 everyone will be let inside the main hall where dinner will be served. At this time, we can all head to the volunteer area and will be served dinner. If you are not in armor, you are free to get out of costume and pack or get cleaned up if you are staying.

    At roughly 9:00pm, the armored characters are needed to help with the live auction. We've been asked to "suggest" the guests bid high and bid often. Once the auction is over, we can get out of costume and are done for the evening.

    We are free to stay and enjoy the evening. There will be munchies and drinks available all night.

    Since some people are staying and others are leaving, I ask that you be mindful of those who need to clean up for the evening. We have 3 rooms to change.
  2. starwarsarmboy Jedi Grand Master

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    So I can bring my shower goods so I can hop in and clean up?
  3. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Correct!

    "we want the funk" does not apply to this event:p
  4. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Alright, I'm scheduled to work until 5:30, but I'm going to see tomorrow if I can get that changed so I can get out before 4 and be able to make it. We shall see.

    EDIT: Boss said I can leave early, so I'm a go for this. Rockin' the Orange.
  5. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Here are the auction items for the evening that we'll be encouraging people to bid on:

    Raffle
    We are raffling off a gorgeous diamond ?journey? necklace worth $1,300 and a 42? LG flat screen TV.
    - Tickets are $10 each.

    Silent Auction
    - A trip to Walt Disney World
    - Schwinn Motor Scooter valued at $2,000
    - Diamond earrings valued at $800
    - Black South Sea Pearl Ring valued at $1,200
    - Your own billboard
    - A live remote on WJYE
    - One of every MLB New Era Caps (full set ? 30 ? MLB Home Caps)
    - Week-long Lexus rental
    - 4 Jim Kelly Club Tickets and Pre Game Field Passes
    - Items autographed by Sidney Crosby, Paul Gaustad, Thomas Vanek, the French Connection and Trent Edwards
    - A Wii Guitar Hero?with Ryan Miller
    - 2 tickets to every concert at the Town Ballroom for a year
    - A VIP box to Journey at Darien Lake
    - A VIP box to Brad Paisley at Darien Lake
    - 2 night stay in Niagara On the Lake
    - JCC Family Membership valued at $820
    - Fallsview Casino Getaway
    - Spa parties

    Live Auction

    1. Practice with Lindy Ruff and the Buffalo Sabres Coaching Staff
    2. Night in the Broadcast Booth with Rick Jeanneret & Harry Neale
    3. Cooking class for 12 at the Culinary Arts Center. Also includes wine tasting from St. Supery
    4. Dinner for 8 at Black & Blue with Brian Moorman & Rian Lindell
    5. Wine tasting for 12 with Paul Gaustad at Vino Aroma
    6. ICE Super Chexx Bubble Hockey Game
    7. Street Hockey Game with Paul Gaustad




    Guest Itinerary:

    Gala Honorary Chairperson: Paul Gaustad of the Buffalo Sabres
    Honorees: Hormoz & Lorraine Mansouri
    Master of Ceremonies: Rob Lederman of 97 Rock

    This is a ?creative? Black Tie Gala! While it is not mandatory, guests are encouraged to incorporate the night?s theme (Star Wars) into their attire (Come on! We know The Force is strong within you!) Camp is all about fun, so join in on the celebration!!

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
    Please enter Gala through the main Hyatt entrance on Pearl Street
    Parking is available in the Augspurger Parking Ramp located on the corner of W. Huron and Pearl Streets and the Pro Park Lot on Pearl Street across from the Hyatt.

    5:30PM - REGISTRATION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION
    Featuring Cocktails & Hors D?oeuvres, Silent & Chinese Auctions

    7:45PM - DINNER

    8:30PM - AWARD/VIDEO PRESENTATION

    9:15PM - LIVE AUCTION

    9:30PM - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY PARTY OF NINE

    12:00AM - CAMP OUT WITH US!!!
  6. starwarsarmboy Jedi Grand Master

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    Are we car pooling? Also is it a cash bar or free drinks?
  7. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Please note the Midnight end time for the gala. At this point, we'll be going back to the rooms to retrieve our gear and say our goodbyes.

    We are all invited to bring cash if we'd like to take part in any of the raffles/auctions/beverages for the evening. Water will be available for us at any point in the evening (in and/or out of costume).
  8. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    What, we don't get to crash in the rooms for the night? :p
  9. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I'm not sure where anyone got that impression, but no.
  10. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    Never got the impression. Only teasing.
  11. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    It's cool.


    I think we are overdue for a group shot. Once everyone is ready, we can assemble for a nice group picture to update the website. It's been a long time since we've had a very nice group shot.
  12. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    There is a new skit in place that involves everyone.

    We will all help gather up the guests before they are let into the main hall. The doors will open to the main theme with video screens thanking the sponsors for the evening. we will make our way into the hall and stage an unchoreographed "battle" of good vs bad guys. To make it as realistic as possible, good guys will take some bad guys hostage (officers) and the imperials will take a pilot or 2 hostage, then escort them out of the room as people are taking their seats.


    See you all at 4pm Saturday. You may park and unload at the front door, then park your car in one of the nearby lots. Please plan for a group picture by 5:15 as well as a quick walk through together and a few assignments.

    We'll need:
    1.) Two costumers outside near the front door
    2.) Two Stormtroopers "guarding" the bottom of the escalator
    3.) Vader at top of escalator, acting menacing
    4.) Two or three costumers in the photo op area. People will be asked for donations to pose with us there. CGD staff will be walking around with cameras and asking if guests want their picture with us. In exchange, they'll get a Polaroid for their donation.
    5.) The rest of us are asked to mingle throughout the rest of the area. Those roaming, please check on the costumers stationed outside and at the escalator.
    6.) we are being asked not to go into the camper's green room. Small children will be in there and some may be a little frightened of us.
    7.) CGD is asking us to encourage people to bid on the auction items and to remain in character but interact with the guests. We can "mess" with the guests, but use judgement if you sense they are not comfortable interacting with you.
  13. starwarsarmboy Jedi Grand Master

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    Just let me and Danielle know where you want us.
  14. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    I may be a few minutes late to this, now. I just found out I have a second callback at the Irish Classical Theatre (which isn't too far away from the Hyatt) and that's running from 3pm-4pm. I will be out of there and to the event as quickly as I can.
  15. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    I will also have my ANH Leia blaster if Lil' Leia is in attendance.
  16. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    Looks like my callback's being pushed to Sunday so now I won't have a problem being there at 4.
  17. JediKnightLisa Force Ghost

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    Excellent! :D

  18. jedijaime Force Ghost

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    good luck everyone. have a good time. we will be with you in spirit!
  19. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    To anyone staying to enjoy the evening:

    You may want to bring a towel from home to shower (along with shower supplies) as I am not sure how many we'll be able to get.
  20. starwarsarmboy Jedi Grand Master

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    We were just talking about that.

    We should address the rooms right away when we get there...NO MEN WITH WOMEN. 2 rooms for the dudes, 1 for the chicks.
  21. JediXXL Force Ghost

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  22. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    That will actually work out perfect. The ladies room will have 7 and the two men's rooms will split 15.

    I'll be offline shortly. If anyone needs anything, please call my cell.
  23. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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  24. JediXXL Force Ghost

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