Richmond,VA Celebration "At Home" party gathering?

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Underpaid_Soldier, Jun 11, 2006.

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  1. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    You pick the time, I'm pretty flexible actually. To be on the safe side, why not 9pm or 10pm?
  2. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    We will go with 9pm on a date to be determined when I have feedback from more than 2 people lol
  3. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    How about this Thursday (29) or Friday (30) evening 9:00pm for about 30 min to 1 hour?
  4. DERTHH_MAWLZ Jedi Knight

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    I should be able to make a 9:00pm thursday.
  5. StrangeWings Jedi Knight

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    thurs i will be touring the hospital before the baby comes...fri i should be able to do it..but if i am the minority then have it without me and i will catch up later.
  6. DERTHH_MAWLZ Jedi Knight

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  7. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    Either Thursday or Friday at 9pm will be good for me. What will we use to chat? MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, or some other client? I have all four.
  8. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    If aol still has a chat function, then lets go with it. That way I avoid all of the porn invites with yahoo and the hacking attempts with icq lol
  9. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    I sent you a PM with my AIM username.
  10. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    Friday at 9pm via AOL. If you are interested in joining in the chat, please pm me your aol screen name. Only those that contact me through here will be added.

    If you are unavailable for this chat but would like to participate, please contact me and I will send you the information from the chat.
  11. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    Just a reminder that this chat is scheduled for tonight. Please bring (in your head) any ideas you have for this event, including locations and activities. We will start promptly at 9pm.

    I have PMs from:
    Underpaid_Soldier
    StrangeWings
    DERTHH_MAWLZ


    There is still time to take part, just pm me your aol screen name before the chat.
  12. ibrahim Jedi Knight

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    No IM here unless it's google chat and that's not very group friendly. Have a great discussion guys, let us know what you decide!
  13. James3 Jedi Master

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    Dang, it seems that it got kicked in gear while I was gone, so did the plan come together?
  14. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    We are currently working on a survey to gage what level of interest we have from the other groups and what level of participation we can expect from them. We have about 7-8 questions and are going to meet online again near the end of the month before we finalize and send out the survey.

    Our decisions:


  15. Richmond Area (duh)
    Indoors
    most likely NOT a hotel
    Potluck (possibly)
    Costumes optional
    tables for each chapter to display anything they like
  16. James3 Jedi Master

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    So are we looking for a convention center or the like? The coliseum is most likely a little overkill;)
  17. DERTHH_MAWLZ Jedi Knight

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    I believe we were thinking possibly renting a hotel meeting room, or perhaps some other place we can rent for a few hours or so.
  18. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    Hotel Meeting Room (depending on Price and outside food rules--Joe, did you ever follow up with the Double Tree?), VFW hall (or some other group like that) or something else of that nature. The concern is the 1) cost of the rental, 2) can we bring food ourselves, 3) is it easy to find
  19. DERTHH_MAWLZ Jedi Knight

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    Left a couple messages for the DoubleTree sales office Monday but they haven't gotten back to me yet. Basically we do not want top be anywhere that requires catered food, we want to bring our own in, possibly potluck style.

    I also have a few feelers out at some other places like the Brandermill Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

    The only people who have gotten back to me is the Days Inn on Huguenot Road, their meeting room is about 20x30, rate is $125 plus tax for the entire day, and bringing in our own food is allowed. Set up classroom style it would hold 45 to 50 people with room for a presenter, other setups would hold less than that. It is alos right by the Chesterfield Towne Center mall is we wanted to try partnering up with them or one of their stores for a 'parade' of sorts.
  20. James3 Jedi Master

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    Not a hotel, is a hotel. Damn guys I am getting dizzy here.

    Has there been any talks with the other VA groups about this? It seems that there was a spur of the moment need to make a chat group last week and it's nice to see that there is somthing moving forward but this needs proper management to go smoothly. Was anyone from the other groups on the chat as well? Are we looking at 5, 50, 500, or 50,000 people to show up for this deal? I am sure that most of this was covered but since the two biggest factors to cement first are location and food I would think there needs to be a rough headcount and a date.
  21. amaunet Jedi Knight

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    As it will be Richmond doing the planning, I felt the need to get our heads wrapped around what we will be doing. It was offered to the CRs from the other groups to join us for planning, but they declined and wanted to know what we decided.

    We are preparing a survey (as stated above) to send to the other groups to gage the attendance and the willingness of the other groups to attend -- mainly: how many would be likely attending, what are they willing to pay, are they willing to bring food (potluck) and what would they like to see happen at the event.
  22. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    What she said. We'll be running the entire event, but we'll receive feedback once we send out the surveys on our ideas. We still are working out some of the details.
  23. James3 Jedi Master

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    Alrighty then. I hope this works out ok and if there is any thing that I can help with or any questions I can answer just let me know.
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