WRS 8th Anual Express Bus Charter to Chicago LFS's 3/14/2015

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WRS 8th Anual Express Bus Charter to Chicago LFS's 3/14/2015

Postby tomstechnic on Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:30 am

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Greetings MARS Members!

As President of Wisconsin Reef Society, I would like to invite you to join us on our 8th annual charter bus trip to Chicago Local Fish Stores on March 14th. Info is below, signup thread is here: http://www.wireefsociety.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17981

You must be a paid WRS member to reserve seats, otherwise it is first come first serve, and you will still need to sign up for membership on the day of the trip.

The bus is scheduled for departure at 8:00AM sharp. The bus will be at the park and ride at 7:30AM, so please be punctual so that you can get your gear on board in a timely fashion. I anticipate us returning to the park and ride lot between 6:00PM and 7:00PM, however this depends on travel time, time in store, etc. The bus has an official capacity of 54, so the first 54 paid members to post here will be granted boarding passes.

---------->Milwaukee County park and ride lot 40-55 - State Fair<----------
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/par ... il4055.htm

Eligibility To be eligible to participate in this event you must be a WRS PAID member. If you are bringing your spouse, GF, BF, child, brother, sister, friend, mother, father, etc. they must be a member of the Wisconsin Reef Society. We will be able to sign up new members on the day of the trip, so if you are bringing a non-member(s) to be signed up on the 1st please mention that in your post. Also, there is a $15 co-pay that everyone must pay the day of the trip. This co-pay is applied to the bus charter fees and raffle items.

Members who are under the age of 18 Unfortunately we can not allow minors on board without a parent or legal guardian. This is an absolute must, we are crossing state lines and it is illegal for us to have a minor on board without his/her guardian. There will be alcohol on board and we don't want problems.

Coolers & Heat Packs It is essential that you purchase heat packs to keep your fish, coral, etc warm once you purchase them. The day is long and keeping your treasures warm is a high priority. Most of the reef shops can provide us with styro coolers, but they will not have heat packs. It is very important that you bring those along. These heat packs can be purchased at Target, Gander Mountain, etc. You are encouraged to bring your own sturdy fish coolers.

Food There are no planned food stops. Some of the shops we are stopping at have fast food, sandwich shops, etc. near them. You can bring snacks, sandwiches, candy on board. Most of the shops we are stopping at provide some snacks and beverages.

Alcohol Alcohol is permitted to be consumed on board the bus. Per DOT regulations NO GLASS is allowed on board. Cans and plastic liquor/wine bottles are OK. Beverage coolers can be stowed in the storage area under the cabin of the bus. On this trip your favorite beverage can follow you from store to store.

This is a very exciting and fun event that has been a yearly highlight for many members. The stores bring in special corals and have special deals for us, and there is a rolling raffle on board the bus. See the announcements section for details.

If you are unsure about the trip, ask around. Many members have made the trip.


Store stops in order:
Reefwise
AquaPros
Beyond The Reef
Sea Schor
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Re: WRS 8th Anual Express Bus Charter to Chicago LFS's 3/14/

Postby tomstechnic on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:48 am

Bump. Last Call. We still have seats available!
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