Starting up a Columbus FanForce chapter

Discussion in 'Columbus, OH' started by galen-kenobi, Feb 20, 2002.

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  1. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I've volunteered to help get a Columbus chapter off the ground. Obviously, the first thing to do is to get together and get organized. Any suggestions on a meeting place? Time?
  2. jedibri Jedi Master

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    Well where do you live? I live in Hillard so I can meet anywhere.
  3. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I'm in Clintonville. I'm not certain where would be an good place to get together, but does anyone know if the meeting rooms at the Metropolitan Libraries are free?
  4. TK670 Jedi Padawan

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    I am in the Brice Road area...count me in. BTW, anyone else going to CII?
  5. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    I'll be going to CII. Can't wait.

    Let's see. Hilliard, Clintonville, Brice Rd. That covers the width of the city. Any one north or south?
  6. Rewind Jedi Padawan

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    I'm out in Hilliard myself. Unfortunately, time is in short supply and I will probably never be able to attend a meeting, but I can always try.
  7. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Did a little research on my library idea. The biggest problem is their hours. Most branches close at 6. I think that is a little too restrictive. However, I was checking out other FanForce chapters and noticed that many of them have their meetings at restaurants. Does anyone know of a good place? Ideally, it should be someplace casual, where we could just sit, drink coffee and talk Star Wars.
  8. Elan-Rai RSA Emeritus

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    Nashville is having theirs at the local Shoney's restaurant. We reserved 15 chairs and a few tables in the reservation area. This will actually be a new location for us. We tried a few others and the ambience was just too darned loud. We think Shoney's will work out. ;)
  9. EmprsHandMick Jedi Master

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    I wish you guys luck. I moved to Phoenix after graduating from OSU last spring and have been involved in getting the group out here started. We're having a great time. I see theres talk of a line up at Lennox, thats where I was last time, that was a good time, bet you can make it even better. :)
    MTFBWY,
    EmprsHandMick

    GO BUCKS!
  10. Master_MayimNaar Jedi Knight

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    I'm in Westerville/New Albany, so I'll be the north/northeast factor.
  11. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    How about somewhere in the Easton area? Lots of places to go there!
  12. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Any suggestions for a place in the Easton area? I've been tossing around the idea of going to a Steak n' Shake, and I know there is one at Easton. Red Robin might be another place to consider. But no matter where we choose, I'm thinking that meeting sometime between lunch and dinner would be a good idea since that's when it would be least busy.
  13. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    (This is Master Mayim Naar, my wife was signed on and it was easier to just post this on her. Besides, I'm watching the OSU basketball game, so I'm distracted somewhat.) Maybe we should all exchange email addresses to make it easier. We live 5 minutes from Easton, so if that's where we want to go, we can suggest places. Personally, I think Red Robin would be fine as long as we don't have too many people. If we have more than 8 or so, it might get too crowded at a table.
  14. galen-kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Have to agree with you about Red Robin. And of course, I'm hoping we have more than 8 people. Do you have any other ideas?
  15. jedibri Jedi Master

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    I vote for "Joe's crab shack". It's loud and we'll be left alone.
  16. TK670 Jedi Padawan

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    I'm game, Easton isn't that far from me. Wherever, let me know & I should be able to make it.
  17. Elan-Rai RSA Emeritus

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    Keep in mind that loud doesn't always mean better. Nashville had one of their biggest attendance meetings last month, and we conducted it at a Mexican restaurant on a Friday night. The place was packed, loud, and we didn't get anything accomplished besides eat. [face_laugh]

    So, just keep that bit in mind when selected your meeting places. :D
  18. Master_MayimNaar Jedi Knight

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    I'm sure if we got a good, solid count and called ahead, they'd prepare a place for us. What time frame are we looking at here? Next week, two weeks, etc?
  19. jedibri Jedi Master

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    March 9th. So about 2 weeks. I'd say we could even meet at 4:00p.m. so it would be closer to dinner. But it really doesn't matter.
  20. deak_starkiller Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 27, 2002
    I'm a Star Wars fan in the OSU area. Add my name to the list for the March 9th meeting.
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