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View Poll Results: Are you interested in a Gathering? Where?
Yes, definitely! In a central location please 12 52.17%
No thanks. 1 4.35%
Yes, but not centrally, regionally. (ie, Pacific NW, BC and AB) 5 21.74%
In a "resort" location (Vegas, Disney etc) 6 26.09%
Someone to host/organize? 4 17.39%
Just everyone meet in a predetermined location and have a free for all 8 34.78%
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #11
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I agree with the cheap flights to Vegas. Even from the east Coast I can find round trip tickets for under $300. And lodging isn't that bad out there either.

Not to mention, there is A LOT more to do out there then just gamble, and food is EVERY WHERE!
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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Vegas is calling!

I would love to meet all of my dear friends!
Vegas is ALWAYS calling!!! I know, 'cause I hear it too!

MGM Mirage is hiring here in town, maybe I should go take a look....


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Old 03-21-2007, 04:16 PM   #13
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I never thought to add in there, do we want to find a place to cook for each other? Or are we just going to focus on Meet and Greet?
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #14
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Altho Las Vegas is not "centrally located," there are cheap flights there from literally everywhere, including countries outside US! as well, it has definitely become a real foodie town, with lots of culinary orgs holding conventions and meetings there every year. Altho many of the "famous" hotels are pricy, there are a lot of spots that might not be "on the strip" that are much less, for those who need to economize. Then, there are lots of places in the area for those like Jean, who has her own motor home... to park their rigs.

I think Vegas sounds like a plan, even tho I really like New Orleans better.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #15
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I never thought to add in there, do we want to find a place to cook for each other? Or are we just going to focus on Meet and Greet?
Unless we have someone in our midst with a restaurant or cooking school where we could 'do that," seems like "Meet, Greet and (of course) Eat" would be the way to go.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
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(pssssssst.....cheap flights to Vegas..................)
jkath is right. Vegas may not be 'central', but it is pretty accessible AND there's lots of stuff to do.


edited to add: Oh, and I DO have a home here in Vegas with a kitchen/dining room area large enough to host a gathering. It's just minutes away from the South Point Hotel/Casino, that offers reasonable rates and runs shuttles to the main part of the Las Vegas Strip.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #17
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Cheap buffets galore also they make it so cheap because they want you to gamble and lose every penny you got.I would love to hit up the pawn shops where people sell what they have left to afford to go home after losing their a***s.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:23 PM   #18
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Trying to cook would be too complicated when there is other fun to be had just think do we really want to shop for food then cook then clean up?
Not me. I want to spend time with other DC people and goof off some .Also for how many days I think 3 minimum and that wouldnt be enough if alot of us show up and people want to also experience LV.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #19
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I would so love to meet you all, but I am not able to travel much distance without a lot of discomfort...so much so, that I'm no fun once I get there.

A word to the wise...I suggest that if you all do decide to do this, you elect a committee to organize the event, rather than laying it all on one person.
First of all, it's too much work for one person. And there's no way one person can make everyone happy.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #20
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Miss Alex...

Food for thought...

1. Out of the total membership how many are truly active?
2. Where are the bulk of those members located? East Coast? West Coast?
etc.
3. Would the DC Map be of any use to answer this?
4. Could Ben pull up any kind of location demographic on currently active
members? Members that have posted in the last 60/90 days or whatever.

Where the majority of people are (that would attend) should be a factor in choosing a location.

In some business circles I have moved in there are regional "Round Table Meetings" Where people of like mind meet/greet and discuss various subjects, ideas etc. etc. These type of events are usually sponsered in part by vendors, advertisers, etc. Who jump at the chance to put their names and products in front of consumers. They normally have no problem with meeting room and food expenses for an evening. All other expenses (travel, hotel accomodations etc.) are the resposiblity of those who attend. I am sure many of you have experienced this type of an event.
I do not expect answers to these questions but offer them as something for you and others to ponder.
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