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Tidewater, VA Minutes from November 4, 2012 Meeting

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Jyn'ah Mairo, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. Jyn'ah Mairo

    Jyn'ah Mairo Chapter Rep, Tidewater Alliance FF, Virginia

    Sep 11, 2012
    Ø Attendees: Allen T., Dawn K., John D., Chris M., John H., Dannielle C., Regina H., James W., Cris M., Jennifer M.

    Ø After Action Reports (Recent Events): John

    - Norfolk Maker’s Faire: Fun, but it was VERY loud inside – will try to request an outside table for next year. Was mostly a lot of folks tinkering with robotics, still cool – great contacts for those that need to add robotic type stuff to their costumes. Free, and will likely be free next year but there is $5 parking

    - Hampton Air & Scare – GREAT turn out. LOTS of kids

    - Zoo Boo (was rescheduled to Nov 3) – VERY cold, but a good time. Tip: Do not rescue puppies from Cruella DeVille – it makes you the bad guy, even if you are a Jedi

    Ø Possible Banner for Joint Trouping

    - Suggestion to make one banner (for ease of marching) for events with 501st, Rebel Legion and the TA. It was suggested maybe smaller vertical banners (that only 1 person had to carry) as well. John D. will ask the Rebel Legion about the possibility of a combined sign. The 501st is also being contacted about the possibility.

    Ø Future Events

    o New Hobbit event at the Space Museum in Hampton. Chris emailed some photos to them and is waiting for a response. We would then actually SEE the movie the next day.

    o Parades

    § Norfolk Parade for Hobbit, not Star Wars (Nov 17)

    § Va Beach Parade Nov 17th – evening parade. John D. is confirming event and will provide John H. with details to post. Event is at TownCenter, VB

    § Va Beach Parade Dec 1 – Oceanfront parade, also evening. Details TBD

    § Richmond Parade Dec 1- For Rebel Legion and 501st only.

    o Toys for Tots

    § Nov 10 or 11th (John H to confirm) – local, details TBD

    § Nov 17 – Short Pump (Rebel Legion one)

    § Nov 24 – Williamsburg

    § Dec 9, 10-3 – Portsmouth, Harley Davidson Car Show ($20 entry fee – cash or $20 toy donation)

    o Others:

    § Nov 10 or 11th (John H to confirm) – Boy 16th Birthday, likely his last (terminal brain cancer), requesting 501st and Star Wars. Parents run the local reptile Rescue, just so you are warned ahead of time.

    § Red Cross Blood Drive Events – days/locations TBD. Donations of blood not required.

    § Just FYI: Next weekend is Blood at the Beach (OceanFront), Ring of Fire Con, May 2014

    Ø Online Resources

    o Fan Force Registrations – Need to make sure everyone has registered for and that everyone checks posts on there too.

    o Facebook Group Page

    § We’ll be using the Events tab to post events to make it easier to find on our group page. Also, the Files tab is where you will find meeting minutes

    Ø Dues Reminder ($5 per family/single per YEAR)

    Ø Galacticon Plans

    o Still set for VB Central Library Mar 30


    o Rebel Legion interested in Participating, John D has volunteered his DJ services to provide atmospheric SW mood music

    o Allen suggested a type of Jedi Academy for kids – or something kid-friendly at the Con. John H. suggested “Shoot A Trooper” with Nerf Guns. The 501st and Mando Mercs have done this before and was successful.

    Ø Open Forum

    o Events & Pics: When scheduling events, we want to make sure we have at least one “handler” to take pics (even if our historian Allen is there – so he can be in pics). Anyone who gets pics, please share with our Allen to post/collect and/or share on our FB page – thanks!

    o Disney & Star Wars: Looks like no plans to alter anything regarding 501st, Rebel Legion, Fan Force, Etc… No surprises there – they don’t want to mess with their fans J But good to know!

    Ø Next Meeting: Dec 8 @ Chesapeake Central library, 2-4pm

    o We have the room for ALL DAY and MAY have a Tolkien-Event for the library along with our Christmas Party
  2. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

    Aug 30, 2002
    Very happy to see meetings and a lot of organization!!!
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