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309Re: [Ayreton] Minutes from the Towne Hall meeting on 9/30 (fox hunt)

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  • michael A
    Oct 2, 2006
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      dupage's cost was by the building, the set up for our
      events was between 900-1100 depending on the setup for
      the year.
      --kiyohara


      --- Dayle Harding <acelinaofderelei@...> wrote:

      > Ok, I can speak from experience about the DuPage
      > county fair grounds, and I did visit the Kane County
      > fairgrounds once in hopes of a site.
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      > DuPage county fairgrounds is booked ALOT, but alot
      > of groups, which makes for limited availability.
      > The main building would be great, but is hardly ever
      > available. Those who went to the two events we did
      > there know that the "cafeteria" has only a marginal
      > kitchen (I'm being kind), and there wasn't alot of
      > indoor fighting space. We were promised hot water
      > in the showers, but apparently that never really
      > happened. And the animal smells were way worse. I
      > can't remember price off the top of my head, but I
      > can look it up if we are really serious about it.
      >
      > Kane county has some great potential, but the
      > availability issue is questionable. I seem to
      > recall that it was expensive for the times, as well.
      > But always worth looking into.
      >
      > I have no info about McHenry or Lake County
      > fairgrounds. And does Cook County HAVE a
      > fairgrounds? (answer probably at one time, but as a
      > lifetime suburbanite, I have no clue).
      >
      > Acelina
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Tedesco da Venezia <tedesco@...>
      > To: Ayreton@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, October 2, 2006 12:18:57 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Ayreton] Minutes from the Towne Hall
      > meeting on 9/30 (fox hunt)
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      > Also as a matter of keeping this
      > all-Ayreton and not anchored to one shire, I would
      > LIKE to shy away from using any existing event sites
      > so there's not a tendency towards "This is the MKAOD
      > site, so it's a Ravenslake event". For the same
      > reason, I shy away from Ida Noyes Hall, the Grey
      > Gargoyles event site. (But... if any existing site
      > is the only good/cheap option, I won't oppose it.)
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      > Has anyone (ever) looked into county fairgrounds
      > (such as DuPage fairgrounds- - Foxhunt was at the
      > Kendall County fairgrounds, and it was a nice site)
      > or community colleges (such as College of DuPage,
      > Westwood, Wheaton, ITT, DeVry, etc)? There are many
      > potential sites in these places, and I haven't heard
      > much mention about them. Anyone know anyone who is
      > faculty/staff of any of these facilities?
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      > As a note of sponsorship. . I noticed on the
      > calendar, there's an event called "Inkin' in
      > Lincoln" that shows the sponsoring group as "{Baile
      > na Scolairi/Rokkehealden}" as co-sponsors. . (This
      > is opposed to the incipient shire sponsorship, which
      > is shown differently- - for example "{Drakelaw (Val
      > d'Azure}}") This is the first time (I think) that
      > the kingdom calendar has listed co-sponsors in this
      > fashion... I realize it may be a little excessive,
      > but could we get all six shires listed as
      > co-sponsors? Anyone from Rokkehealden on this list
      > know anything about how this worked for you?
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      > Oh, and since it hasn't yet been mentioned here,
      > Grey Gargoyles did indeed have a vote yesterday on
      > supporting the Ayreton event, and the result was
      > overwhelmingly in favor of supporting it. YAY!
      >
      > ~Tedesco da Venezia~
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      > On 10/2/06, Calybrid Ine Tere <Calybrid@gmail. com>
      > wrote:
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      > The ravenslake 2 cents....
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      > Our Border Skirmish/MKAOD site does not have a great
      > kitchen, it has NO kitchen, no sinks, nothing.
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      > Also, no public transit. Also, the site owners are
      > a pain in the rear to deal with, and you can expect
      > the site to cost about 2500 for the weekend.
      >
      > There are no side rooms available, and we're talking
      > about march, so the weather cannot be counted on.
      > The single "great hall" room is the only indoor
      > space available, so i cannot recommend this site.
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      > Calybrid
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      > On 10/2/06, Dayle Harding <acelinaofderelei@
      > yahoo.com
      > > wrote:
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      > Greetings all from your humble Lady Mayor--
      >
      > First, thanks to all who attended the Towne Hall
      > meeting. While some of the people were the same as
      > those at MKAOD, there were also many new faces
      > there, and I think progress was made. This whole
      > thing is for the people in all of the groups, not
      > for me or just a select few of us. Having more
      > input and people willing to make this work just
      > makes this better. As promised, here is a summary
      > of what was discussed:
      >
      > ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________
      > _________ _________ _________ _________ _________
      > _________ _______
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      > There was a suggestion put forth that the group(s)
      > investigate the possibility of a mid-August event
      > time, as Pennsic will be starting a week earlier
      > beginning this coming Pennsic. This was not
      > something most people were enthusiatic about, and in
      > fact, a couple of people from some groups stated
      > outright that this wouldn't work for their group.
      > Ravenslake is faced with coming up with the fundage
      > for MKAOD at that time, so their money is already
      > being used at that time. There was a similar
      > situation for another group, but I wasn't smart
      > enough to write it down.
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      > So, we are back to the March to May idea. Here's
      > what the Kingdom Calendar says is happening between
      > then:
      >
      > March...pretty wide open. We need to ask Illiton
      > about Rites of Spring.
      >
      > April....chock full. April 1st is Palm Sunday,
      > therefore April 8 is Easter. April 21 is War Faire
      > in Blackhawk. April 28 is Coronation. Uncommitted
      > weekends so far are April 7 (day before Easter) and
      > April 14. I would like to point out, however, that
      > as a family that DOES go to alot of events, that may
      > be way overestimating how many events people want to
      > go to in one month. Just my 2 cents....
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      >
      > May.... May 3 is Armored Egg Hunt in Baile. May
      > 18 is Chaos Caravan in Grey Hope. Memorial Day
      > weekend is Crown Tournament.
      >
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      > So, there we have it.
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      > Potential sites:
      >
      > We actually do have a few in the running. I will
      > give what information I have about each, and list
      > those who are going to get MORE information about
      > others.....
      >
      > Hope Pres. Church, Wheaton. Advantages: great
      > outdoor site. Large room in basement (fellowship
      > hall) that would work for boffers and rapier, but
      > not heavies. Only viable alternative for heavy is
      > the Sanctuary, and we have not approached them about
      > this.
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