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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2007, 07:43 PM   #21
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So far I have not seen a huge response to this thread so I dont know if it matters where people come from we first hafto get people to express some interest and see where the majority will come from,to me Las Vegas is still the most economical but if we cant get more people to put in on this, then I dont know if its worth meeting a handful of people or not.It seems like alot of DC members are not responding and that is dissapointing.Hopefully it will pick up.
I know there are money issues and traveling issues but if you guys dont talk to us we can not come up with a possible solution to get you there and back.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:48 PM   #22
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Even though we love to cook, I also know we love to eat!
Let's not worry about any cooking, rather savor the treats and enjoy the friendships.
No matter when it is, I can say I'm 95% sure I'll be there.
That said, I'd love to be on the planning committee.

I know you can book rooms for much less if you book a block of them at a time.

Just make sure to ask Z before you get any great deals - some hotels may be under so much construction that it may not be worth the deal.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:56 PM   #23
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Im there quite easily except probably november and december as others would not to make it either.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:50 PM   #24
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Wish I could make it, but my funds are limited. It certainly would be a blast to meet all of you though!

If I can offer a suggestion, get a list of who is in. From that point see where your all located, then decide on a place to meet up.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:12 PM   #25
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i'd love to go, but like so many of us, funds are tight...after starting the new job just about 9 months ago i'm not flush with time off, and nearly all my dimes are headed straight on to the mortgage. i'm a huge fan of the regional plan just for financial reasons, but vegas is the obvious choice due to the plethora of hotels & restaurants. i do like someone else's prior quiet suggestion of new orleans...food there is equally amazing, and as long as you're not trying to cram in during mardi gras, rooms are quite reasonable.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:57 AM   #26
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Well, travelling across atlantic ocean may be a bit of a long haul, but me thinks that European get together may not be such a far fetched idea... although it may not be for too many members...

Our good friend has a big house in Stelvio (Alto Adige, Trentino), which can host at least 3 families/couples, plus his own family of 6 (they are actually thinking of turning it into a B&B). We spent a lovely holiday for the last 2 summers there, it is a beautiful place. The area have lots of mouth watering delicacies made with their fresh products, and one of the rooms of this house has a big woodburning oven, so we can even do a nice pizza party!! It shouldn't be too far to travel for Lulu and Jikoni (surely closer than where we are!), and maybe for Cara... and of course, anyone who are interested in having a beautiful holiday there will be welcome, and oh, Lynan, you are very familiar with this area, what do you say??
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:26 AM   #27
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No matter when it is, I can say I'm 95% sure I'll be there.
Ok, It's in Detroit. Still planning on coming??

**watches as all the proposed attendees run for their lives***

John

(For the record, I'm allowed to pick on Detroit. I grew up here, go to school here, and generally like it here, but it's actually MUCH better here than I like to joke about it being)
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #28
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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.
Like many others, including myself have said, where the majority of our members are located may not be a "cheap" destination. Flights to Vegas are pretty inexpensive no matter what side of the country you live on. That's the reason Vegas may just be a great location - even though not "centrally" located. Our membership really doesn't matter either - it's not like all 12,000 plus will be there - besides, a lot of those are "bots" and can't carry on a decent conversation anyway

I think people are just watching and seeing what will happen. Even if it turns out that only 10 people do this it could still be fun - if it all works out. Life does get in the way of plans like this. It's just a gamble getting everyone together like this but it's worth a try.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:28 AM   #29
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Ok, It's in Detroit. Still planning on coming??

**watches as all the proposed attendees run for their lives***

John

(For the record, I'm allowed to pick on Detroit. I grew up here, go to school here, and generally like it here, but it's actually MUCH better here than I like to joke about it being)
I think I have to defrag my computer then - gosh, I hate to miss it!
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I just think it would be a GREAT excuse to go for a long weekend, meet some new people, and eat, drink and be merry
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