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Re: 2012 Frag Swap date set

Post by blennieluvr on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:41 am

That sounds super, GP. The more we get, the more we'll raise, I suppose. I'm thinking even if every club member brings one nice piece, that would be awesome!
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Post by blennieluvr on Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:26 pm

UPDATE: It sounds like we'll have give aways for attendees of the swap in addition to all the other fun stuff we have going on already!
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Post by GoingPostal on Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Sweet! Vendor donations?
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Re: 2012 Frag Swap date set

Post by blennieluvr on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:27 am

Yep. One give away so far and several raffle donations. I'm still waiting to hear back from some other vendors and Jim is checking too. Smile
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Post by mpedersen on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:13 am

If someone reminds me, I'll bring over a rare book to donate!
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Post by brad on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 am

Hey Matt bring that rare book to donate. lol

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Post by blennieluvr on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:18 pm

We've been working, working.... Here's an update.

A couple of us met with the HSC and they suggested we use the downstairs back room for our speaker presentations. It seats 50. I'm not sure that will be enough? But, it is a better set up for us than upstairs and we don't have to compete with the noise of the HSC patrons so we'll probably give it a shot. That means we'd need volunteers to be security people for the trading floor during the speaker time. These would have to be people who don't mind missing the speakers. I'm guessing most vendors will want to stay with their stuff but I still think an extra few people will be good especially since the HSC venue leaves us open to walk ins.

I am working with Travis from Fargo who agreed to be our emcee! YEAH! I stink at stuff like that so it's a huge help for our event for him to step up.

I have heard back from a few vendors for raffle prizes and give aways but I'm sure we'll get a few more of those as well. Please let me know if you plan to donate so I can plan for it...room in the raffle tank, etc.

One big project now is paper stuffs - signage, schedules for attendees, thank you's, info sheets for walk in newbs (we're thinking of offering a reefing 101 after the swap some time).

I'm sure you'll see more presale threads now that the Christmas holiday is past. I was glad to see Ocean's Paradise start posting stuff. We want everyone to know this is really going to happen!

We've got the duties covered for the most part. I just wanted to get an update to everyone regarding what's going on with the event and remind ya'll to spread the word and consider donating a coral or two or any equipment you may not need. Also, we may need to borrow a light for our raffle tank. I'll know more later in the week.
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:40 pm

UPDATE:

I am changing the location of the swap. It will be at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, the same location as the first one for those of you that were involved. Let me know if you passed out flyers, emailed them and/or posted them up somewhere and I'll get you the updated one to replace them with.

We'll give the HSC notices to give the anyone who didn't get the location change so they will be redirected to BEC. Since the first hour is social time, they'll have a cushion to get to the event in time for the good stuff.

We are renting the community room for only $20. Moving the event solves several issues for us. We will have plenty of parking, vendors can unload right at the front door which is very close to and on the same level as the room we're having the event in. We won't have to worry about the noise of all the HSC patrons or walk ins that havent' a clue what we're all about.

It will mean that we all need to help reinforce NO BUYING, TRADING OR SWAPPING until the designated time (2:30 - 4:30) and especially not during the speaker presentations.

I know it's not too long before the event but I am breathing a huge sigh of relief from making this change. It makes the planning much simpler.

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Post by orange bam bams on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:07 pm

That sucks for people with kids ! Not sure if i will make it now
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:15 pm

I know. That was one drawback. I had hoped it wouldn't deter people with kids to the point of not coming. Sorry!
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:19 pm

One thought, if you have another adult with you, they and your kids could still take in the HSC while you are attending our swap!
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Post by orange bam bams on Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:41 pm

Right i know swaps aren't for the kids had just planned on one thing and don't have alot of time to arrange plans and i had already requested work off o well i guess free day 4 this guy !
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Post by HSCmember on Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:39 pm

How old are your kids and how many? Maybe we can work something out with HSC and a "sitter."

Just a thought.
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:48 am

3 and 5 girl boy i may have my fiancÚ around also just trying to figure it all out she kinda wanted to participate also which i thought was cool Smile
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Post by mpedersen on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:04 am

NEW FRAG SWAP FLYER:

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Post by HSCmember on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:07 am

orange bam bams wrote:3 and 5 girl boy i may have my fiancÚ around also just trying to figure it all out she kinda wanted to participate also which i thought was cool Smile

If you bring the kids to eat at the swap lunch and can drive them over to HSC, I will look for someone to keep an eye on them there. They will have a good time and I can let you know in a couple of days. I hate to see anynone miss this, and HSC is a perfect place for kids to hang out.
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:57 pm

Nice !!!! Yeah that would be amazing and thanks a bunch 4 the help !
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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:48 am

My daughter will watch kids at the Science Center during the swap. I told her to be there at 11:30 and she's bringing at least one friend. Please let me know if you plan to take advantage of this service so we know how many girls we'll need. We'll give them $20 and hope that if you bring your kids, you would consider throwing in a few bucks too.
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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:07 pm

ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT:

This may have been mentioned previously but Icereefer will have equipment there to do some on the spot fragging. Please take advantage of this service.

Also, the frozenocean club owns a hannah phosphate checker. We'll have it at the swap and Tinkerman will assist with checking your water samples for you. Please consider a $1 donation to help cover the cost of the reagents for each sample tested.
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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:16 pm

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT:

For those of you coming to the swap, thanks to Dirk Griffin, one of our vendors who is helping promote the event, we get to raffle off a full pass to none other than MACNA 2012!!!! MACNA is the largest (and oldest) saltwater conference and from what I have heard, is well worth the effort to get there. If you didn't go in 2011 when it was right "on our doorstep" and are regretting it (like me), here's your 2nd chance! Also, remember to stop by Dirk's booth Saturday and thank him for his part in getting us this awesome raffle prize! Right now, a full pass would cost $110 which is an early bird price. Last year, just before the event, I believe it would have cost $150 for a full pass.

They already have a huge list of exhibitors. Check it out! http://www.dfwmacna.com/vendors-sponsors/exhibitors/
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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:00 pm

We've mentioned the vendors and speakers already. But, there are some sponsors that deserve special mention as well.

THANKS TO:
Rays Reef
Bulk Reef Supply
Dirk Griffin/MACNA
Various members of all 3 clubs (bringing coral frags & drygoods for the raffle)
Reef Hobbyists Magazine
Fosters & Smith
Coral Magazine
Pet Zone (our LFS)
And, some of our vendors have promised raffle donations as well!
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Re: 2012 Frag Swap date set

Post by blennieluvr on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:01 pm

Who's planning to attend?
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Re: 2012 Frag Swap date set

Post by Swanwillow on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:31 pm

I will HA!
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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 pm

Swanwillow wrote:I will HA!

Well, I hope so (you and Nick). Just with those of us that have duties so far, that should be thirteen?
Jolene
Holly and Troy
Garrett
Susan
Lyle
Jim
Travis
Tiffany
James
and myself

Did I forget anyone?
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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:37 am

i will be there but we all know that is flimsy, but for real i will be there.

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