Minutes from October 13, 2013 meeting

Discussion in 'Tidewater Area, VA' started by Jyn'ah Mairo, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Jyn'ah Mairo Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Tidewater Alliance

    October 13, 2013



    Number of attendees: 23



    Past Events:

    Ø September 28 – Neptune Festival (Rick)

    Ø September 28 – Sci Fi Kids Night at Chesapeake Square Mall - we were also a BIG hit with Office Max during the Chick Fila event – Vanessa says many thanks from her very impressed manager!

    Ø October 5: Star Wars Reading Day – AMAZING TURNOUT! BEST IN THE AREA!!

    o 11-1 Barnes and Noble at VB Town Center, VB (Rick)

    o 11-1 Barnes and Noble at Lynnhaven Mall, VB (Rick)

    o 2-4:30 Books a Million at Landstown Commons, VB (Rick)

    o TBA – Books A Million in Williamsburg (Rick)

    o TBA – BAM or B&N Chesapeake Store (Thad)

    Ø Alzheimer Walk – Exceeded Goal (Raised $200)



    Future TA Events: NOTE – John or Rick will be posting the events in the FB group so you can join the events you can attend. PLEASE forward all meeting events to John & Rick

    Ø October 18: Magruder Elementary Fall Festival (Jason)

    Ø October 19: Mason’s Birthday Party (5 y/o with medical issues), Chesapeake on Chelsea Way (Rick)

    Ø October 19: Makers Faire (John), Norfolk Scope 1 TA Table

    Ø October 26

    o Nauticus Blood Drive (John) 9:30-3, no blasters, Goal 25 unites

    o Norfolk Zoo Boo (Rick) – 9:30 - 3

    o Air & Scare (Air & Space Museum, Hampton) (Rick)

    o Chantilly Air & Scare may be closed/cancelled due to Gov’t Shut Down

    Ø November 1 – 3: Neko Con (501st May officially be there)

    Ø November 2: Hickory High School Band Fundraiser, Maker’s Faire (Rick)

    Ø November 9:

    o Armor Party J

    Ø November 23:

    o Untamed Spirit Race – Virginia Aviation Museum (John) – Fundraiser for horse camp for special needs kids (Blasters probably Ok)

    o Town Center Christmas Parade, VB (Rick) & Mayflower food drive after (bring food to donate)

    Ø December 1

    o TA Christmas Party – Potluck & Raffle Chesapeake Central Library 2-4:30

    Ø December 7

    o CHKD Radiothon donation, AM (Rick) – Rick to ask about donated crocheted incubator covers

    o Richmond Christmas Parade (Rick/Chris) – RL/501st only

    o VB Oceanfront Parade, night (Rick) – 5pm

    Ø December 8:

    o Toys for Tots Car Show (John/Ed)- Need folks to go shopping for the toys after the event J

    Ø December 14:

    o Toys for Tots at Landstown Books a Million



    Tentative Events, Suggested Events or WAY future Events:

    Ø October 19: Down Syndrome Association of HR Walk/Run (Suggested in general, not necessarily an official TA costume event, but a good cause!, Vanessa)

    Ø November 9: Roller Derby Costume Night (Suggested – Allen to get with John to discuss)

    Ø November 23? Norfolk Illumination Parade (Tentative?)

    Ø Jan 2014: Marscon, Williamsburg

    Ø Feb 28-Mar 2: ROF Con at Holiday Inn Executive

    Ø 2015: Regal Star Wars Premier 2015 – MacARthur Mall – There may be an X-Wing!!!



    Updates & News from the Big 3? 501st, RL, MM?

    · 501st Census going on until end of October – All active/approved members need to fill out

    · New Freedom Base facebook Fanpage (Rebel Legion) – connections to other groups

    · Congratulations to the NEW Freedom Base command staff – John D. (CO), Jason T. (XO), Chris M. (Temple Master) & Rick C. (Regional Event Captain) all part of our TA were elected for Freedom Base!!!! J Way to go!!!!

    · Kudos: Ian is now Mando Mercs Approved!!!!! Mitch was in Star Wars Insider!!!!!



    Important Updates:

    - We cannot schedule events on the afternoon of Meeting Day

    - ROF Con – No table, just being there as a group, dressed up

    - Neko Con – Today we needed to give Rick $ for discounted ticket

    - Don’t forget to give your dues!



    NEXT MEETING: Sun Nov 10, 2p – Chesapeake Central Library
  2. Ben_Ulrand Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Hey, I'm new to the area and a fan of SW. I would really be interested in joining your group. I know where that library is as I will be moving from VBeach ro Chesapeake in the next month or so. But I will try to make it to your meeting.

    Looking foward to meeting you all!

    -BeN
  3. DOMNUSKYWALKER Chapter Rep, Tidewater Alliance FF, Virginia

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2005
    star 2
    Ben I'm sorry that I have not gotten back with you. I have been recently been dealing with some personal issue, I do apologize. We do meet once per month at the Chesapeake Central Library on Cedar rd. We have a meeting this Sunday at 2pm to 5pm
    I hope this reaches you. We also have a facebook page that you can send a friends request. You can keep up with our goings on a lot better. I like your avatar I have that patch. :)