Hello everyone, Merry Christmas to you all as we start the countdown to the joyous event! I trust you and yours are looking forward to this time as well. Planning for our event continues moving forward and almost all actions are completed. However we still have some unfinished business and I come to you for your assistance in closing same.
As we addressed in previous updates this year’s event will be less structured, if it ever was structured, to allow you to mingle and kibitz with all. The agenda is being worked and should be released around the early part of January 2016.
As of date we have sixty three (63) scheduled to attend.
A MACRO level status on specific actions are:
Site Double Ups. Catoma Loop is and has been full for a while. As such the Double Up option is being offered. If you are interested in doubling up please follow the following procedures in order. These procedures have been collaborated with the Park Manager and his staff. Respectfully, I ask that you do not call the hosts and pummel them with questions and/or concerns, as it may “fluster” the situation. If you have ANY questions and/or concerns let either Jean or myself know and we will work them out.
1. Coordinate with an existing reservation holder on Catoma Loop to share their site. Work out the terms e.g. arrival dates, etc… with them beforehand.
2. Make a reservation on one of the web sites, e.g. reserve America, reservation.gov etc… for Antioch Loop. This is need for accountability by the COE.
3. Notify Jean (borderbrae) or myself of your intent to share a site. This information will be sent to the Park Manager in aggregate prior to the event.
4. When you arrive at the event your name will be on a list that is provided to the Host by the Park Manager indicating your double up status/location.
5. If there are any issues PLEASE DO NOT PANIC. It will all work out. Enjoy the rally.
Gunter Hill has been gracious in allowing us to double up for the event and the reporting requirement is the only thing that they ask of us. Please help me accomplish same. Any questions drop me a line. FYI as of this posting we three (3) double up sites. Also there are approximately twelve (12) rigs at Antioch so we just might have to run two (2) rallies! Just kidding…
Uncle Mikes lunch. John and Kathy Roader have confirmed this event so plan on a good Cajun meal for lunch. Date and time to follow.
Gumbo Dinner. Our dear friends Bob and Pat will be missed this year and so will the traditional Gumbo meal that they both prepared for us all… Bob and Pat enjoy your planned trip and don’t drink the water! As such the chili event will replace the Gumbo meal. Todd and Maureen Cox along with Dan and Maxine Wallace have volunteered to lead the Chili Dump. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I think everyone know what is needed if you intended to participate? If not, bring a can or crook pot of your favorite chili to be mixed up into a tasty brew… I know it sounds awful but each year ALL of it is gone. GE&H VI will provide the crackers, hot sauce, cheese, etc… Again thanks Todd and Maurine and Dan and Maxine for helping out!! One alibi, I believe “rcorsat” is also providing needed support on this event? If so can you please confirm same? I apologize for my lack of administrative skills… Thanks!
Gift Exchange. Simple action… If you want to draw a gift you have to bring a gift. We would like to keep it at a $10.00 limit. Bring a gift in a gift bag and we will have an exchange at the end of the Chili Dump. OH and BTW we need an MC for this event… Any takers?
Firewood/Campfire. John Roader has coordinated for the delivery of the fire wood so this is a closed item! Thanks John. However we still are in need of a free standing fire pit as the park will not allow us to build a fire on the ground in the Pavilion area. If you have one that you can bring PLEASE let me know ASAP. Failure to locate one or preferably two (as a backup) will more than likely cause us to have to cancel the nightly fires… NOT GOOD.
Pot luck. Self-explanatory… YUMMY! I don’t think this is anyone’s first rodeo so you know what we need… We do need folding tables to lay out the food. If you can bring a folding table please do so. Based on prior rallies requirements we need a minimum of ten (10).
Little House Customs is scheduled to attend GE&H VI. If you are interested in having any work done by Larry and Debbie please contact them in advance to sched a time slot and ensure he has the needed parts/pieces on hand. They will be on Site 61. For security reasons contact them via email or PM to identify their arrival dates. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Excellent work at a fair price!
Remember we are scaling back scheduled activities to allow for more free ranging by participants. If there is an activity that you would like to see on the schedule (e.g. Egg Parade, crafts, etc…), please let me know and I will integrate into the schedule. I will need your assistance though on the execution portion. As of this writing no other activities are planned. If you can help coordinate one please advise.
Rig Fees. No rig fees are needed as of date for this year’s event. Current event expenditures will be funded with remaining funds from prior year’s events. We will have a “donation can” if you would like to contribute and help maintain the surplus.
T-Shirts. I have not heard from anyone with regards to T-Shirts. I will keep this action open until the end of January 2016. If no one expresses an interest in same the action will be closed/deleted.
Still looking to identify the email addy of Barry & Susie on Site 30 from SC… Barry & Susie if you read this can you please provide?
Your cooperation in responding to queries is very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to all and see you in March 2016!!!
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