Hi Guys-- This is a reprint of a post to UluUlix two days ago--if you didn't see it, we'd like to hear from you: I am an active member in a multi-genre group in the Quad Cities IA-IL region--the Orion Organization. We have been in operation since December 2004. Our slogan in the Orion Organization is "On the Hunt for the Elements of Fun." To do this, we focus on Elements, or different interest groups. Orion functions as a "clearing house" of these interest groups, all with an Orion connection--For instance, The Star Trek group is the USS Orion NX-2011; the Action-Adventure group is the ORION group, "Organization Righting the Injustices Of Nations" ala "The Man from UNCLE." A Star Wars group has been talked about, and since the Official Star Wars club in the area has basically four active members, Orion Organization would like to extend a formal invitation to join forces. There is room for the four active members of the QCJO to participate with Orion, possibly in full affiliation, or a loose cooperative. NO infringement is meant, nor wanted--we just can do more together than separately. The Quad City Jedi Order would remain just that, with autonomy and with all offices and active memberships honored. Orion would function to be able to get more membership available for QCJO and the Organization at large. Our invitation is open to all QCJO membership and Officers to consider. We wish friendship and cooperation in promoting both organizations up to and including the Episode III premiere. If any of you would like to consider seeing what we are about, please attend the April Meeting, 2pm-345pm, Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the East Moline (IL) Public Library, 16th Avenue off Kennedy Drive, in East Moline. You can also go to our online presence, the Orion Organization Yahoo! Group, at http://groups.yahoo.com/orion_organization. We even have secondary Activities and Command Staff Meeting, sites and times TBA. Membership is free, and with a chance to have triple the active membership in the IA-IL area, our invitation may benefit both group for sometime to come. So come and see, and I hope to see and renew friendships again in QCJO and you all with Orion.