I'm starting this now, so that hopefully we can decide on something with enough time to make it work and not have the problems we had with October's meeting (even though I started that thread on September 30). And this is going to be a bit long. We need to decide on details at least a week ahead of time. Not a day or two before. Last time, I asked for suggestions and it seemed that no one was really present for several days at a time. -_- I was like, what do you want to do? And the masses said 'Halloween party' and I, well 'give me suggestions' and then there was pretty much silence after that. And then the lunch suggestion came up. I had worked that day and got home after 11 and I said 'where do you want to go? what time?' and I got up Saturday and waited and no one responded, so no one went as far as I know. Now, I have two main ideas for the November meeting. I think it would be really great to have a Prequel Trilogy marathon OR just watch Episode III. That is the first idea. I have talked to my friend Ernie (Dural76) and he said that we may be able to come over to his apartment to watch it and hang out. It's only tentative right now, because like most people, he has a job. But I will keep you posted. Our next meeting, in keeping with the third Saturday rule, would fall on November 19. Like most geeks, we all like multiple fandoms. This group doesn't have to be just about SW. SW is what brought us together as a group and is our main focus, but many other FF groups do non-SW events. So just a suggestion -- we don't have to limit ourselves. With that, my second idea is this. As you may or may not know, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes out on the 18th and this provides another opportunity for us to get together, if anyone wants to do that. If you don't like HP, that's fine, just don't comment about it; keep your mouth shut, I don't want to hear it. Okay? Thanks. Also, I'm working on a new design for the Beachtroopers website and will update the front page with meeting info whenever available, so that if you don't want to sift through things here on the board and jsut want quick details, you can just pop onto there. I'm trying to work out some technical difficulties with it, and then it should be ready to go for teh most part with only a page or two still under construction. I'll announce that here of course when it goes up. I will then be asking you to submit a photo and fill out a little bit of info about yourselves for the members page. But you needn't worry about that right now, I'll start a website thread whent he time comes (hopefully sometime this week). And with that, I think I've gotten all the important stuff out of the way. I will try and turn these tentative plans for making the PT/E3 viewing at Ernie's final by November 12 or earlier. I was thinking maybe everyone can bring either soda or a snack. How does that sound? This is a group, and we need to work together to make this thing successful. So let's do it! Peace, all.