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Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MM on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:54 pm

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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MadCityReefer on Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:26 am

Tell me about it, it's like MARS is dead or something?!?!?
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby jelly on Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:44 pm

we are all wating on info about the frag show in madison
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MM on Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:02 pm

well i got busy at work and missed some meetings but what may have happened is no one that could fill marks shoes. Maybe if i am still in town and things stabilize at work I will step up and plan one, maybe hire some planning help and pay for it with the proceeds. I am correct, right, from what i see the madison swap is not being planned right now? I will call a few people but with serveral key players not active or gone something will have to change.

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Postby jelly on Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:08 pm

that change will have to happen soon.. and I mean very soon.. keep us updated someone so we can all pull together and get this swap going..
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MadCityReefer on Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:19 pm

I had full intentions of trying to put one together and I'm still interested but I have been so busy at work and with the family it's been tough. Does any one know how much the VFW was to rent and how much they needed up front. I was thinking about changing venues and holding the swap at a large conference room in a hotel on the east side of Madison. My question, has this been done before and if so did it work out ok? What would other members like to see from the next frag swap?
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby jelly on Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:31 pm

all you can do Is call and ask them the price.. if you cant get them try and go down the the marine and navy reserve building or the army reserve building down by MATC. you might beable to get the formation deck. ill see what I can find out about the marine reserve building by talking to a few of the people I know and see if you can get it for free and the size. you might need to look at the size but I do think its big enough.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MadCityReefer on Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:38 pm

That's an idea but I can get a deal on large conference room and my thoughts were people could come the night before if they wanted to and stay at the hotel and make a night out of it.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MM on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:08 pm

that may work, they would have allow night before set up, would have to deal with some small amount of water spill, all seems reasonable. East side is fine, I like the west side, closer to the money and to me. LOL, but any good location is fine with me.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MM on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:21 pm

There are a list of activities that need to be accomplished

1. Book a venue (make sure the venue is able to deal with the water, the power, the potenital head count)
2. Promote, Internet, LFS, radio
3. Door Prizes
4. Volunteers
5. Recruit sellers
6. Get volunteers to work the door and help set up
7. Find a volunter to do items 1-6

Now i am sure i am missing a few. Seems our little reef mecca, madison, has lost too many members. Our hobby gets hit hard in economic down turns. Gas high, incomes are down, unemployment is high and i see lots of taking my take down treads in the buy sell forum. No matter how hard we work, this will be the first down year for the madison frag swap.

Please anyone interested in helping speak up. I work 60 hours a week and I am not dependable because work always has to come first. In fact i am at work right now.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby nasanek on Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:16 pm

I am sorry that I haven't been more involved in making the SWAP happen this year. I met with Mark (meisen) a few times about the SWAP while he was here intending to help keep it going this year. I have been pretty much totally overwhelmed with our house and although I still want to help, I don't see things letting up much in the next couple months.

If the Madison SWAP is actually going to happen this year someone needs to step up and make it happen. It's not the end of the world if we end up skipping a year, even though it would be a bummer.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby MadCityReefer on Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:01 pm

Mark it on your calander folks! The MARS Frag Swap will be held January 25th 2014 at VFW Post 7591-Cottage Grove Road
301 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 608-221-9326 Even thou it was a slow start trying to put this together the venue has been reserved and I've already spoken to a few of the venders. Details to follow
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby jelly on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:53 pm

about time. lol
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby starboard on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:55 pm

Aright!! Let's get some blood pumpn in this joint.
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Re: Wow is it a ghost town in here or what?

Postby Longinus on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:51 pm

Awesome! Just in time for me to re-enter the hobby, my tank should hopefully be ready for inhabitants by then!
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