UPDATED!! Toys For Tots event at Toys R Us! December 3rd

Discussion in 'Orange County, CA' started by crazybirdman, Nov 8, 2005.

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  1. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Don't tell me how to run events, I know what I'm doing. I aske the manager about all of this over a month ago, then when I called last week, he told me all the (bad) news. Then I try to make it so everyone that wanted to can still go, just to a different store (which is like 5 minites away) I still get yelled at? Let's not forget the friggin end goal here, it's not about costuming, it's not about hanging out together, it's about raising money so that kids that normally would get nothing this year, will have a gift under their tree, if they are lucky enough to even have a tree.
    No good deed goes unpunished I guess.
  2. dustinbrewer Jedi Knight

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    We will swing by Tustin for a few minutes to say hi and to buy a girl toy and a boy toy to donate. Wont be costuming though, just for donation. In and out does sound yummy though.
  3. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    Looking forward to this day. I understand you pain James. Been there, Done than.
    Anyway lets get back on our mission.
    Back up "Vader in the box" *Check!*
    Jedi "In a bag" *Check!*
    Royal Guard "On a hanger" "Check!"
    One Rob ready to go and have fun.....Priceless:D
    See all of you there!
    Aaron get ready for a saber fight!!!
  4. massoh2 Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 12, 2005
    Im one of the Jedi right? Oh and try to list the times when people might come, so we can have turns.
  5. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    James, please let us know who is officially in for what spot in Tustin.

    Also, everybody who is getting mad at James needs to chill. He heard one thing from the place and then had it changed on him. James is not shady and has acted with nothing but honor in this endevour. So Chill and let him tell us what is going on. Anybody who knows him knows that all he wants is for everyone to be happy.
  6. LordJedi Jedi Master

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    My emphasis added. I'd bet anything that the store manager of TRU didn't bother asking the property management until a week before the event. So everyone needs to listen to Aaron. Just chill. These things happen and there's not much the event coordinator can do except roll with it.
  7. JediJenee Jedi Knight

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    I'm sorry, I wanted to help out, but by the time I found my schedule clear, the spots for Tustin are already filled and Mission Viejo is not possible as far as transportation. I hope your event is a great success and everyone has fun.
  8. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Thanks guys. :) Here's the latest list of people going.

    1)Vader - Rob
    2)Trooper - Dini
    3)
    4)R2 Mike
    5)Jedi Aaron
    6)Jedi massoh 2
    7)Fleet Trooper Rion

    So we still have a spot open. I don't think we will do Mission Viejo at all since we won't have any support from the 501st. So there is still a spot or two in Tustin. (I'm not counting Mike as he's technically a droid.)
  9. dustinbrewer Jedi Knight

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    Dont forget folks, even if you cant make it down to costume or there is no spots left, you can still swing by a TRU and donate a toy to Toys for Tots, a very worthy cause :D
  10. TheCrowbar Jedi Knight

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    Exactly, I will be there taking pictures and being any troopers "go grab this" girl.

    Jen, we still have room for another person if you would like to join us in your jedi outfit
  11. dini Jedi Knight

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    And don't forget if we have extra people we can rotate in and out of costume. Those not in costume can help out or pretend to be uh customers and then get back into costume later.
  12. BobaFett-MP Jedi Master

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    I'll probably stop by later on if you guys are still there. I have an air-to-air photo session at the POF Museum at 1pm, so I'll be rather late. Probably won't be till after 5pm I get there.
  13. JediJenee Jedi Knight

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    I would love to. I'll be there and in my Jedi clothes.
  14. TK-229 Jedi Padawan

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    Very interesting assumtion since I don't recall ever posting that I would not attend. And I recall there being other members that havent declined as well. [face_shame_on_you]

    I still plan on attending! I don't know what happened or for what reasons. But the event has just changed a bit, it hasn't been cancelled.

    My plan is to go and see how the event is going. I'll have my equipment with me. If it comes to be that a need for me to get geared up then I'm gearing up, simple as that. But to assume that I'm not going just seems a bit rude.

    If it come to be that a TK is not needed, well then I'll still be there to assist, shop, take pics, talk with old friends, make new friends, whatever. For those that are going, i look forward to spending time with you.

  15. dini Jedi Knight

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    You'll have to take that up with me then 229, James didn't cancel the 501st support I did. I know not everyone declined but I had enough people yelling at me about it that I cancelled the 501st support and extended an invitation to those who still wanted to go unofficially.
  16. Jedi_Knight_1022 Jedi Padawan

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    i will make it too. im not a costume member but i can help out if that ok. is it best if i go to mission viejo?
  17. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    Nice to know we'll have someone there to take pictures. Thanks Val!!

    Thank you Brett! It's nice to be trooping with the "Best of the Best" of the 501st.[face_dancing]

    I am sure your TK armor will be used.[:D]

  18. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    I won't be going, since I have to work till 3:30 on Sat. [face_plain]
  19. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    THanks to everybody who will be showing thier support for this event. We porobably wont be doing anything at Mission Viejo. So just go to Tustin.
  20. TK-229 Jedi Padawan

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    also on a curious side note:

    I have a few calls and emails into my corporate office regarding the policies and procedures when a group wants to arrange a charity event on our properties.

    You see, I work for The Irvine Company. We just so happen to be the owner and manager of the Tustin Marketplace. (not to mention just about um heh everything in Irvine lol)

    I have begun taking steps to get the official information as to how groups can go about getting permission from us, (The Irvine Company) to have events without any conflic or confusion. I am doing this in hopes that I can gain insite as to how we can make these type of event go as smooth as possible.
  21. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    To give the break down on what I know about events at the Market place.
    It seems that a retail company owns the Market place event thought Irvine owns the land. If a booth or event is to take place they need to summit a permit application to the management of the Market place. Once it is approved then the event can go on without a hitch. Now, there is a element of time. How long will this process take? About three to four weeks. Mean while they still can say no go. The security will be the ones to enforce close down the event without the proper permit. The fact that we cannot be outside would make me believe that the manager did not take these steps. This is what I learned when we did the mid-night madness of he toy release.
    Just my two cents.

    Anyway, its great to have you their Brett
  22. TK-229 Jedi Padawan

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    Yeah the retail company is ours. We have several divisions. Residential, Retail, Commercial/Office, University, Wetlands, Development,etc. basically nothing goes on in Irvine without it going through our Corporate office and Mr. Bren himself. Heck he even mandated that the parking stripes throughout the city be changed to green cause he didn't like flying overhead and seeing all the white striped parking areas. lol

    Also were not limited to Irvine, we have assets all through the OC, as well as San Diego, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley.

    I have started getting info so I have gotten the ball rolling heh. Its really more for my education really although I'm sure i'll post something eventually heh.
  23. LordJedi Jedi Master

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    :oops::eek::rolleyes:
  24. Robeewankenobe Jedi Knight

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    [face_dancing] Wow! So he could say. "All troopers are welcome anywhere at anytime in Irvine. So, we could troop when we like!
  25. TheCrowbar Jedi Knight

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    Thank you 229, it's insiders like you that help make our events run smoothly, so hopefully the manager at TRU won't be getting into trouble and we can help society. This is going to be a great event, CBM and I are really looking forward to it and thank you in advance for all the people taking time out of their busy holiday weekends to show up and help :D

    Remember In N Out afterwards (because there's nothing like a double-double and fries to quench a trooper appetite)
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