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Old October 29th, 2006, 20:34   #46
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Is Fest always going to fall on Labor Day weekend?
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Is Fest always going to fall on Labor Day weekend?
Not necessarily but that has been the tradition so far.
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Old October 31st, 2006, 13:56   #48
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I am in H2OTuning club in Alabama and we are kicking around an idea for a GTG in Helen, GA a German Town in Northern Georgia with lots of twisty roads. We have nothing nailed down yet, but I thought a combined event with TDIFest 2007 and maybe our club can sponsor? What are your thoughts?

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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:00   #49
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OOH! More planning ! This should be good no matter where it is! I'll have to plan a week off if we do Central or West though......unless I get on a plane....
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:46   #50
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Although the Lake Mills fest was pretty wrench-heavy, there were things to see and do. TDIinRI, BeetleGo, and I went to Madison and New Glarus (a sort of Swiss village) on Sunday and had a great time. We also saw Tornado damage, which, as an easterner, I'd never seen. Scary. Wherever you are there are things to do and see if you're willing to take a chance.

And the weather for 2005 was nothing short of spectacular. That helped.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 10:10   #51
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We also saw Tornado damage, which, as an easterner, I'd never seen. Scary.
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http://www.tornadoproject.com/toptens/topten1.htm
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Old November 1st, 2006, 10:21   #52
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Although the Lake Mills fest was pretty wrench-heavy, there were things to see and do. TDIinRI, BeetleGo, and I went to Madison and New Glarus (a sort of Swiss village) on Sunday and had a great time. We also saw Tornado damage, which, as an easterner, I'd never seen. Scary. Wherever you are there are things to do and see if you're willing to take a chance.

And the weather for 2005 was nothing short of spectacular. That helped.
And some of the damage was to the sign in the Culver's just across from the hotel in Fort Atkinson. (Also, their phone line was down, forcing me to resort to a fax to modify my reservation.) Once I got there, the weather was indeed spectacular.
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OK, I do remember seeing some damage out by Pittsfield in the early 70s, but not like this.
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Is Fest always going to fall on Labor Day weekend?
We thought about Dec 25th, but between all the wise guys around here trying to pass themselves off as wise men, and the cold weather bringing out St. Iggy and his Krupnik, we decided that there would be far too much tom foolery! Hey, wait a minute......isnt that just a typcal NE gtg?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 18:54   #55
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was the deadline for the 07 fest yesterday 10/31/06? just curious as to when and where the fest is going to be/announced.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 19:44   #56
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I still think that the IDEA of having a GTG in CENTRAL USA would be the best !

There is a huge problem with anyone referring to our Annual TDIFest as a GTG. Planning and running a GTG is NOTHING like planning and running TDIFest. At GTG's, people generally all pitch in and bring food, tools, beer and everyone has a good time - am I right? I speak as a Fest organizer AND as an organizer of some very large East Coast GTGs.

The big difference between the two is that the Fest is a fundraiser. We charge a registration fee, plus fees for other activities based on their cost to the club. People paying to attend the Fest expect something for their money. This is why it takes a year of hard work and planning by a dedicated Fest staff to plan and run a Fest. This is why no staff = NO FEST.

A previous Fest organizer has said that when a group submits a proposal (and it is accepted by Fred), that it is "just this side of a solemn oath" to Fred that your group WILL do everything it takes to pull off a fun, successful event. I couldn't agree more. Your group is promising Fred that they will put forth the time and energy necessary to bring the Fest from proposal to reality. These are not just words! The reality is: the smaller your group, the more your family and life in general gets put on hold until after Labor Day. It takes time. It takes commitment. It doesn't take 2 months of deciding a location to have a good Fest.

You have to come down to earth, people - it's crunch time.

Stop the 'Wouldn't it be cool to have the Fest here' posts. They are a waste of time. Start talking to your local TDIers instead. Get to know others in your area. See if you have a local group that can commit the amount of time and energy necessary to plan and run a successful event. Then, and only then can you begin to consider locale.

In truth, it doesn't matter where the Fest is held, so long as there is parking for 100-200 cars.

If you build the Fest, they will come...
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Old November 1st, 2006, 21:46   #57
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In the middle of the country AND there are those that are interested in getting the FEST organized, WHAT ELSE DO WE WANT?
Since my bid was not accepted, I vote for:

KANSAS CITY GTG!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 21:52   #58
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I never received an official bid from you. If this went missing, please let me know ASAP. If you are referring to where you would like to have it, perhaps it might be worth seeing what could be done for TDIFEST 2008. While it is still a long time a way, some preliminary work could be done so that next year at this time the work to put a official bid together would be easier and quicker.
That said I should have an announcement to make in regards to TDIFest 2007 in the coming days.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 22:41   #59
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No problem...'DERF.
I will be planning a FEST for 2008 here in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Unless we can all decide that the time is here for it to be here... in '07

There are PLENTY of activities around the town, some away in Durango(60 miles).

Hot minerals waters (some of THE BEST)!
Hiking, biking
Sightseeing, artifact hunting, ie: Mesa Verde National park...
Small community and big hearts
Mountain driving, did I say... mountain driving, with curves????
Lots of fishing, canoeing/rafting
Great WEATHER!!!!!
Local Brewery !

Yes, it should be a week long event! Four days to get there/here, three to be here...
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bikeprof.... Get people together and a plan to pull this off. Without a plan and extra people to pull it off it won't happen. Once you have this submit a proposal.... The deadline for 2007 has passed, so 2008 is your next chance.
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