Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Boga-the-Magnificent, Apr 12, 2006.
I picked up FF7 Advent Children if anyone is interested post meeting.......
Dustin, you might want to check out [link=http://tucsonrentalhomes.com]these homes[/link]. They are pretty nice and the NW location is pretty convenient.
I'd say just hold onto your stuff. It isn't going to fetch that to make a difference. But that is just my opinion. What do I know.
Special prices (50% off) set for police when buying a house.
I know the cop from work got the house right behind me this way.
Might be worth checking into.
It's quite a normal thing, giving discounts and such to police, EMT, firefighters, teachers, etc. when buying a house. It puts "better" people in the area.
This is not the only place that does it, the city or county might also have something. You can also check with your department. Mind as well make use of your public service.
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The meeting is at [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=hal9k1]hal9k1's house[/link]. If you need to get directions, PM him ASAP!!!!!
Since I have now confiscated the attendance book, here are the people who were in attendance at the meeting today:
those who didn't sign in...
cathiecat (by phone)
It was great to meet all the new people who came!
Thanks again, Damian, for hosting! Your Star Wars collection was pretty cool.
I'll be posting the notes sometime tonight.
Thank you all for the picture and the Vader cake!!!
Just wanted to say thanks for a good time. Jada, if I don't get a chance to see you before you leave, I wish you and your family all the best. You're "good people" and I'm glad I got a chance to meet you. - Wade
Hey all, I had a great time. Thanks for welcoming me in, I plan on getting more involved in the TFF. I had to leave early cuz I had a church thing involving me playing bass guitar. And I have niether a car nor a licence, so that also complicated things. But that was really great. Yeah. Ok. Bye.
Wade, thank you
Mike, we were very glad to have you.
I apologize that I'm not being my normally efficient self in getting the meeting notes up. With the upset over losing TK-2970's dog last night it has been a bit . . . well, upsetting. I'll get to them ASAP.
Also, I'm going to bring the picture you all gave me on Saturday so you can sign the back. If anyone needs more info on Saturday, please PM me.
May Meeting Minutes
those who didn't sign in...
cathiecat (by phone)
[li]Jada introduced the official sign in book which is now in the capable hands of the new Secretary[/li]
New Secretary - [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=JediObiKat]JediObiKat[/link]
New Historian - [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=dialswiftjustice]dialswiftjustice[/link]
DSG Liaison - [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=hal9k1]hal9k1[/link][/li]
[li]Review of Spring Events[/li]
MoDs was by far our best Tucson Event. Lots of exposure and making the folks happy. One note from the Wookiee - he needs a stool or high director's chair to sit in.
The two DSG Events -
The MS Walk should be noted as a non-photo opp. event and it is very hot in armor and requires lots of walking.
The PF Chang's Event was great exposure for the group and was very enjoyable. We hope that next year though we get some better communication as to people who will accompany children on the run and getting transportation for the people who cannot make the run to the finish line.
Dustin's PKU Event - while it was small everyone had a great time and the kids there loved it. Jada suggested perhaps having a bowling event next year.
[li]Tucson Fan Force's position on doing birthday parties[/li]
After discussion and debate we have decided that as the Tucson Fan Force we will not do birthday parties. What we will do is as individuals on a completely volunteer basis those who want to make birthday party appearances can do so but it will not be a TFF Event.
If everyone could please send out emails to folks asking for original recipes for the cookbook and then forward those recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org it would be greatly appreciated.
You might want to say something like this:
I'm asking folks to send me one original recipe for a cookbook my Star Wars Group is putting together. Send one, send a bunch! The more the merrier.
Also, please let me know if you want your name to appear by the recipe or if you have a screen name or online name you use that you'd like to appear by the recipe. If you don't specify this it will be listed as anonymous.
[li]Jack's Flowing Wells High School Band Events[/li]
The Band Director of Flowing Wells High School contacted Jack regarding a series of events during which the band is going to play music from Star Wars. He would like to have people there in costume. He would also like to do a food drive and that would require some people to be in t-shirts.
Jack, we also need for you to find out if we can set up a table with our pictures, scrapbook, etc.
This event will occur a few times throughout the year.
[li]Frankie's Game Stop Event[/li]
[link=http://boards.theforce.net/tucson_az/b10146/23761549/p1/?26]Game Stop's Star Wars Battlefront II Competition[/link] at:
ITT Technical Institute
@ River and Flowing Wells/La Canada
[on the Southwest side next to Walgreen's]
Time is TBA
OK, one thing I didn't put up there was the conversation we had about donations but since we as a Fan Force aren't going to do birthday parties I don't think this is an issue anymore.
If I left something out, please post it.
Thanks! 30 years of collecting will do that.
I guess if I had another hobby or a girl friend my collection would not be so big.
But, being; 35, totally alone, professional computer technician, , poor social skills, overly intelligent, failed musician, not terribly attractive, overly responsible, that?s not going to happen the collection will just get bigger...
When's our next meeting June 4th?
Cat will be in Arkansas May 31st - June 6th. I would vote for having the meeting the following weekend on the 10th or 11th. Does anyone want me to run any dates past Cat, or ideas.
cat said 6pm is available on saturday june 10th at bookmans grant/campbell location, but it won't be for long, would this work for everyone? sunday is not available at all as far as bookmans's goes.
Run it past her, we can always change it later if need be. But if we do ahve it at Bookmans we need to reserve it sooner rather than later.
The 10th sounds good to me, too. Bookman's wouldn't happen to have any earlier slots open would they?
I've asked Cat if there were any earlier dates at Bookman's and she said that there is a one hr slot at noon but she doesn't think that will give us enogh time...Kathryn if you need a place to stay Cat says you can stay here if need be
Also if it is difficult for you to make night-time meetings Cat said we can always reschedule earlier in the day at our house or the clubhouse here
Just out of curiosity, why Bookmans? Is it just so we have enough space? It will be fine for me. Just a little farther. But that is fine.
Yes, Bookman's has a private room in the back that is ideal for meetings with groups around our size.
Also, I have enough space if Kat needs to stay overnight or something.
Either way we should work the time and places around Kat and Cat, both are going to have the hardest time with the meetings. Would that be Cat (or Kat) squared?
Thanks for the offers! A place to stay won't be a problem though, I still have my apartment in Tucson. My only concern with 6pm is that it is right in the middle of dinner time...I would definitely be able to make it though.
okay, Cat called and reserved this time slot for us at bookman's grant/campbell June 10th, 6pm till closing. Cat also wanted me to tell you that the reason for bookman's is that some members of the group requested to have meetings at public places instead of houses when possible.
I think since we are relaly expanding we should have it at Bookman's if possible, and we could shop around for other sites later
okay, we are booked for bookman's/grant/campbell as Jake said for me on June 10th at 6pm till closing. Look forward to seeing everyone there!!
Do we want to change myself as DSG liaison to Frankie (if he wants it)?
Seems that they call him anyway, maybe it's the "better" choice for them and for us.