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  • Pam
    I ve given Jen the go ahead to set up with the 72/Dodge Petco for the May meet. I will let you all know, or Jen, you can even post the results here. Pam
    Message 1 of 20 , May 2, 2011
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      I've given Jen the go ahead to set up with the 72/Dodge Petco for the May meet. I will let you all know, or Jen, you can even post the results here.

      Pam

      --- In N-TEC@yahoogroups.com, "Pam" <spider2_4me@...> wrote:
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      > Well, ok, but I did open the voting Tues afternoon, that was more than 48hrs. ;)Was just thinking we should have Jen get back to them as quickly as she could.
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      > If all are ok with having the May meet at the PetCo on 72/Dodge in Omaha, then I will have Jen get ahold of them on Monday (4/25) to get it set up.
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      > --- In N-TEC@yahoogroups.com, Patrick Mumford <pokeeregal@> wrote:
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      > > Pam,
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      > > Could be kind of tough to get folks together to vote in X amount of time. I hate
      > > to admit it but there are times that this particular email address of mine isn't
      > > part of my thinking process for days at a time. Instead of voting let's just ask
      > > who's interested in spending an hour or two behind a table of spiders at a local
      > > PetCo/PetSmart.
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      > > I suppose I can be the old guy--for now. Not even 50 and people are calling me
      > > old. Bunch of baloney. BUNCHES and BUNCHES!
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      > > From: Pam <spider2_4me@>
      > > To: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Thu, April 21, 2011 3:13:01 PM
      > > Subject: [N-TEC] Re: Thanks for April meet
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      > > So, perhaps we should just stick with the PetCo line for right now, and try to
      > > reach out to a few private stores.
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      > > I like "invitation only" Jen.
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      > > Just under 9 hours to cast a vote for the rest of you!
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      > > --- In N-TEC@yahoogroups.com, J Newman <exotic_lvt@> wrote:
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      > > > From having been part of a club that has used that meeting room before (the
      > > >ferret club I used to belong to used it a couple of times), it wouldn't be open
      > > >to the public - at least not at first glance. It's not out in the open. So,
      > > >we could choose to keep it "invitation only," if we so desired.
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      > > > I think the education days/meet and greets are a wonderful idea, and I agree
      > > >that whoever mans the tables should be presentable and appropriate. I'm
      > > >available to help with the Council Bluffs Petco for sure, and could probably
      > > >make it out to the Bellevue location as well. They also have a store out
      > > >north, I believe, I want to say on Maple?
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      > > > As for Petsmart - that's a whole 'nother animal. They just recently started
      > > >adding tarantulas to their inventory, and I have yet to see a store in the
      > > >Omaha/CB area actually carrying them yet. The last time I worked with Petsmart
      > > >was when I did ferret rescue, and they were VERY picky about who they gave space
      > > >to - you had to be 501 (c)3 non-profit, for starters.
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      > > > Private pet stores are, sadly, dwindling, but I agree that it's a good idea to
      > > >reach out to them. It might just offer a draw to help their business...but I
      > > >do think we need to be selective. There's one over here in CB that I wouldn't
      > > >buy a pet rock from, and I have it on good authority that they've been turned in
      > > >to Animal Control a few times regarding the treatment of their animals.Â
      > > >However, there's another one over here in Council Bluffs - Pet Barn - that sells
      > > >tarantulas that has been very open and receptive to Chris and I giving them
      > > >pointers (don't keep a G. rosea on soaked 1/2 inch of substrate and 4 inches of
      > > >climbing room, for example), that has the care of the animals as their first
      > > >priority. So I would not hesitate in the slightest in reaching out to them.Â
      > > >What other privately owned stores are in the Omaha/metro area that also sell Ts?
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      > > > Just tossing all this out there...any other thoughts?
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      > > > Jen
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      > > > --- On Tue, 4/19/11, Patrick Mumford <pokeeregal@> wrote:
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      > > > From: Patrick Mumford <pokeeregal@>
      > > > Subject: Re: [N-TEC] Re: Thanks for April meet
      > > > To: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 8:33 PM
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      > > > I'm all for having Jen get to work on setting up the room at the 72nd and
      > > >Dodge Petco. Personally I think the meetings shouldn't be open to the public. If
      > > >we're looking to do some recruiting/educating I think setting up a table at a
      > > >Petco with some display animals would be better. We would only need a couple of
      > > >people to work it. Just a couple of hours. The Petco individual that Jen and I
      > > >talked with said he had no problem if we wanted to sell an animal or two, his
      > > >only issue was we have no price tags on things.
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      > > > Now if we do have a couple of folks set up and do a meet and greet/grip and
      > > >grin thing with the public I would hope that who ever does it act and appear
      > > >professional. I'm not suggesting a suit and tie, formal dress or anything like
      > > >that but use some common sense. Clean wrinkle free
      > > > clothes, no crazy band t-shirts or shirts with profanity. It might be a good
      > > >idea to have some age difference too. Show folks the hobby is for people of all
      > > >ages. I would be happy to pull a shift but we'll need somebody who's old.
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      > > > How man Petco's and PetSmarts are there around town? We could rotate and hit
      > > >them all. Private pet stores? If we do decided to do this we should make the
      > > >initial contact in person. I like that personal touch.
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      > > > Comments?
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      > > > From: Pam <spider2_4me@>
      > > > To: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 2:17:32 PM
      > > > Subject: [N-TEC] Re: Thanks for April meet
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      > > > Fab work Jen!! (and Patrick)
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      > > > Let's start the vote for having Jen get us set up at the 72d street Omaha store
      > > >for May. (Remember, we can still consider home meets too.
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      > > > The public arena is just to help get our name out there and give those of us
      > > >who home host a little break.)
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      > > > I figure the sooner we do it (have a store meet), the more interest in being
      > > >there the store sees us having. Perhaps we could have something done up for the
      > > >front of the store advertising a meet date a week or so ahead of time. An
      > > >education day is a great idea!!
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      > > > Voting open until midnight Thursday. :)
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      > > > --- In N-TEC@yahoogroups.com, J Newman <exotic_lvt@> wrote:
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      > > > > Yes, I got roped into, er, nominated to be Pam's right hand, left hand...
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      > > > > In all seriousness, I'm very honored, and humbled, that you all think highly
      > > >enough of me to take on the VP job. Thank you all very much for the
      > > >opportunity, and I promise to do the best job I can.
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      > > > > Regarding the public venue - Patrick and I both had a chance to chat with
      > > >David from Petco Council Bluffs at the herp show on Sunday. David indicated
      > > >that Petco would love to have the club in the store. He mentioned that the
      > > >72nd and Dodge street location in Omaha actually has a meeting room that other
      > > >animal clubs have used, and they have no issue with us bringing in Ts. He
      > > >also said that if we wanted to put up a table to do an education day or
      > > >membership drive at the CB store (or Bellevue), that they would love it, and
      > > >would also like it if we could print up and bring in some club fliers and cards,
      > > >as they get several requests for tarantula information weekly.
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      > > > > If you guys want me to, I'd be happy to get on the horn with 72nd and Dodge
      > > >to see what it would take for us to reserve their meeting room for May or
      > > >June. Just lemme know. :)
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      > > > > Jen
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      > > > > --- On Sun, 4/17/11, Pam <spider2_4me@> wrote:
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      > > > > From: Pam <spider2_4me@>
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      > > > > Subject: [N-TEC] Re: Thanks for April meet
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      > > > > To: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
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      > > > > Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 5:31 PM
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      > > > > We are going to have some folks looking into getting us space to have
      > > >meets in a public arena, so we aren't having to ask members to host every month.
      > > >Also, Jen is going to act as my VP. I am also cleaning house on the membership
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      > > > > --- In N-TEC@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Mastous" <joe.mastous@> wrote:
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      > > > > > Was there any business discussed that those of us that couldn't make it (I
      > > >just hit 63 hours this week and still had thursday off) need to be aware of?
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      > > > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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      > > > > > -----Original Message-----
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      > > > > > From: "Pam" <spider2_4me@>
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      > > > > > Sender: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
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      > > > > > Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:01:10
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      > > > > > To: <N-TEC@yahoogroups.com>
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      > > > > > Reply-To: N-TEC@yahoogroups.com
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      > > > > > Subject: [N-TEC] Thanks for April meet
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      > > > > > Thanks to all who made the April meet. Such a bummer Di's flight got
      > > >cancelled! We re-housed 5 tarantulas, and kept Christian busy sexing molts on
      > > >that scope. Slings were swapped,and business taken care of. As always, good eats
      > > >were available.
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      > > > > > Here's looking forward to May!
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      > > > > > Pam
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