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Old 03-24-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Talking The Official ForumFest IV Thread

The Committee has decided on

Saturday September 8, 2007, 2-4 pm
at Cate Park in Wolfeboro, NH for
ForumFest IV.

If someone comes up with an indoor place...even at the last minute.. we will consider changing the location.

We will be conducting a raffle as usual. Quilt Lady has chosen the charity (since she donates the most valuable raffle item, it is only fitting that she pick the cause this year.)

If you want to donate an item, we will be collecting the list later in the season. Additionally we would like to offer tickets for sale to those who cannot make the event... details later... or if you want to volunteer to be take care of this part of the raffle please volunteer as I am the wrong person to do it as many will attest.

We also plan on a PepperFest this year... to celebrate the season's opening of Waldo Peppers... details in another thread when we know the opening date.

Any other Fests that people want to plan....Go for it!!!!!


IG and the ForumFest Committee!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:03 PM   #2
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Awesome! Now I will be able to plan ahead so I can maybe make it this year.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:07 PM   #3
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It is great of you to take the bull by the horns as the saying goes.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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FABULOUS!

I'll be there with bells on!
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:44 PM   #5
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Default and the winner is . . .

This years FF4 quilt is a bit of a departure for me. It is an "art quilt" suitable for hanging on a wall and is approximately 42 inches square. It contains images from around the lake taken from some of the postcards posted on this website. I will bring it with me to "PepperFest" for a preview . . . even if it isn't completed. Once it is done, DRH will take a picture of it and post it for all to see.

Unless we have a major disaster this year, I would like to chose the New Hampshire Humane Society in Laconia to receive the proceeds from the quilt raffle. I am a big animal lover and would like to support these good people in their efforts to help homeless animals. My idea of heaven would be to have a cat in every window . . . and live in a glass house.

Having a date selected this far ahead, we should have an excellent turnout this year. Make your plans now!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:14 PM   #6
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What if it rains. Is there a backup location?
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:18 PM   #7
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Default We're working on several backups

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What if it rains. Is there a backup location?
I'm looking into LSP Pavilion as a backup. The Saturday date may be a problem.

Other possibile sites are being "talked to". stay tuned..

The great thing is the date is set far enough in advance to let folks save the date, and plan all those raffle prizes they will donate!

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The charity you picked is purr-fect....

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Thumbs Up For Quilt Lady!

Quilt Lady, I agree with SteveA, your NH Humane Society charity choice is doggone purr-fect!
Obviously kitties and doggies are near and dear to your heart.
(And other animals too, of course. )
We cannot wait to see this one of a kind lake memorabilia!!! It is going to be mighty special. Just like you!
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:53 PM   #9
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Default Three cheers for Quilt Lady

Quilt Lady - Excellent choice for donation this year, NHHS. If you haven't already contacted them about this, the person to speak with is Marylee Gorham. She will be soooooo thrilled. I know I am and I know all the babies at the shelter will be too. Thank you so much for choosing NHHS.
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Red face Can't wait!!!!

So glad to see a date planned for the forum. This will be my first attendance and I am so looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

I LOVE Quilt Lady's suggestion of the Humane Society for the donation. I would like to make another suggestion. How about the Loon Conservation Center?
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:02 PM   #11
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I'm looking into LSP Pavilion as a backup. The Saturday date may be a problem.

Other possibile sites are being "talked to". stay tuned..

The great thing is the date is set far enough in advance to let folks save the date, and plan all those raffle prizes they will donate!

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The charity you picked is purr-fect....

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Guess it is time to get started again.. SteveA do we have a backup?

For the rest of you... it is time to offer up items for the raffle. We have already seen the incredible quilt that Quilt Lady is donating... what else have we got???

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Old 07-31-2007, 03:28 AM   #12
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Hey Folks!

My wife and I just celebrated our 1yr anniversary and bought a new house. We close next week and I'm ITCHING to get back to the lake. I might try to make this work. Here's hoping the schedule works out, if not, I'll just have to send CSUhockeyMom in my place again!
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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But may I ask...What is ForumFest????
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But may I ask...What is ForumFest????
ForumFest is the informal name we've given to what has become an annual get-together of winnipesaukee.com Forum members. The event itself has kind of evolved over time, and each year the turnout seems to grow. ForumFest has become a great time/place to meet other Forum members, match faces to screen names and avatars, and have a great time chatting with other Lake Winnipesaukee lovers. We usually have a raffle to support a local cause, and Quilt Lady's quilt is one of the raffle items.

Here's a link to lots of pictures that have been taken at the three previous ForumFests: ForumFest Photos
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Guess it is time to get started again.. SteveA do we have a backup?

For the rest of you... it is time to offer up items for the raffle. We have already seen the incredible quilt that Quilt Lady is donating... what else have we got???

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IG, Because of the Saturday date.. LSP would not be avaiable

Might be a good idea to get some other "indoor" sites suggested and checked out.

Also... let's start the "Raffle Prize" posting... (I'm still working on my donation )
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:40 AM   #16
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Default Forum Fest IV

Steve:

What if the date was changed to a Sunday. Would the Pavilion at LSP be available? Why fight success? Anything less than the LSP Pavilion, would be a downer, IMHO.

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Old 08-06-2007, 06:17 PM   #17
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What if the date was changed to a Sunday. Would the Pavilion at LSP be available? Why fight success? Anything less than the LSP Pavilion, would be a downer, IMHO.

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Bill,

I haven't looked into the Sunday date... seems like most folks prefer the Saturday date,, LSP is out for that day.

These folks have a good sense of what will work.

PS... I think the event will be great no matter where it is held.. but an open park may make any wireless "broadcast" difficult. (I'll bet LG can make something work!)
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:44 AM   #18
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Default 24 days and counting . . .

It's time to bump this thread back to the top again. If you want to see some REAL celebrities, you have to come to the next ForumFest. You will be able to meet such famous people as Island Girl (of photo fame), history maven - McDude, our social director - Rattlesnake Gal, the infamous Pepper and many others. Who knows, there could even be a special guest star! Be there or be square!

And while we are on the topic . . . it looks like only SteveA and I are bringing things for the raffle. We need stuff! Island Girl will be making a list. If there isn't any interest in a raffle this year, I'm sure I can easily sell the quilt to raise money for the New Hampshire Humane Society. Anyone interested in donating things for the raffle? We're waiting to hear from you.

We will see some of you at ForumFest IV! And we'll talk about those who don't show up!
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #19
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Sounds like you may need the Secret Service to return to town for the event.
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OK OK I will supply some framed pictures (like last year) At this point I don't know what pics I will choose but will post when I decide.
If anyone has any preference of my photos on photo post please speak up

Looking forward to seeing all the forum folk
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Default ... and we are off and running....

Keep those donations coming... here is the link to what has been offered
http://www.rattlesnakecam.com/ffiv/ffivraffle.pdf

Let's make this a banner year.

We will also need some tables... and food.. but then some of you know that already and have arrived with all sorts of great stuff.

For those who have never been to a Forum Fest... you will not be disappointed...

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Old 08-15-2007, 07:23 PM   #22
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PS... I think the event will be great no matter where it is held.. but an open park may make any wireless "broadcast" difficult. (I'll bet LG can make something work!)
Last year we had a slow scan video feed running from the fest. Its possible to do that again but as SteveA pointed out, it requires an internet connection. We also need an upload spot on the forum server for the camera to sent its files (FTP) and some 'skins' to go around the video frame that people download. Are there any web page designers out there?

I may have a conflict though. If contingency plans are needed because I can't attend, we'll call for a volunteer to take over operating the camera. First, step one: get it working.
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I have EVDO Rev a on my laptop... will that do.. I am getting great speed. I have not tried it in Wolfeboro though... often Verizon will not connect from there.

Any WIFI there???

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Wolfeboro is a bit far of a trip for me, but next time I'm there I'll look for wifi in the park. The camera works with ethernet or modem options, but I no longer have an ISP to dial-in to. The cell phone approach might work if there is a signal and somewhere to call. The camera uploads about 540 kilobits for each frame. If we're limited to a speed of 14Kb, we can still get one frame every 30 seconds. That's OK - up to one frame per minute is usually acceptable.
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RG and I are having a set of coasters made with some of our favorite lake scenes.
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I just did an upload test and got over 600K.. guess that should be enough for you. I have a router that the camera could attach to...

Is there sometime before then that we can test this?

Where are you Lakegeezer?

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Has any spot been selected for the fest? If so, can you tell me where it will be?
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Read thread #1 and it gives all the particulars
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We need stuff! Island Girl will be making a list.
...and checking it twice?

I've been at a loss to come up with interesting stuff for the raffle but I did pick this up today...size large....

Come on folks...it's for the nh humane society!

...and by the way, why don't folks chime in about whether they are showing up or not??

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...and by the way, why don't folks chime in about whether they are showing up or not??

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Please reply to this part of the thread if you intend to come to Forum Fest...

I will be there!!!!!
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I'm not going to be able to make as my company outing is on this date. I would love to come but the grandkids will be upset if they don't make their annual pilgrimmage to Canobie Lake.

If there is a rain date, then I might be able to make it.
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I'll be there, and i will have a book about fishing on the lake for the raffle.
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Talking Hope To See Many of You There!

You should be seeing Rattlesnake Guy and I. We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting more forum friends.

Grant, will we finally meet you? After all, you are one of the instigators in the initial ForumFest.
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Quilt Lady and I wouldn't miss it!
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Default OK... here is my raffle prize

See this post...

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...+winnipesaukee

see Post 20...

My donation to the raffle is an orginal 1936 edition of " Three Centuries on Winnipesaukee" that I won on Ebay...very rare.

It is in near perfect shape... As many of you have noticed.. Dianne and I are very big supporters of the NH Humane Society. So while I hate to part with it.. the cause is worth it.

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Ok, one of these years perhaps ForumFest will be held on a day that doesn't conflict with the BC football schedule.

I know that "The Eagle" has sworn them off. But I can't, and I work at the games.

So, once again, I'll be there in spirit but not body.

I hope it goes well!
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Hi Guys & Gals,
After ALL these years, This IS the year! It looks like I WILL make the Forum Fest! Since I gave up my BC Season tickets, after 27 years, (Rather than pay BC the [Extortion] REQUIRED $1000 per ticket "Donation" to the Flynn Fund) I won't be going to ANY BC football games, and upon checking my Date book, September 8th is BLANK! This will be the first time, I will actually get to meet all the folks that came to support the "Flotilla of Flags," in 2002, and all the Guys and Gals, with whom I've been talking all these years. You'll have to look to find me, though, I will NOT be wearing the Eagle Costume! I'm EXCITED about finally getting to meet some of you! I hope this will be the biggest gathering to date!
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I too hope to make it this year.....would like to see some old friends once again and meet some of the new faces out there!
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Off topice, but to The Eagle..Amen on giving up the the TIX. Funny what happens when "they are lucky to have you" turns into "you are lucky to have them". What they are doing down there is shameful. Gave ours up also...after years of buying the seats and "donating" an arm and a leg to park on Shea Field. Had enough....
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Smile The raffle....

Mrs. HC and I have an autographed hardbound of Harold Lyons book "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit" and some other goodies.....with all the press that is devoted to a criminal pro football player....we need to raise lotsa money to help protect our true pet friends and all animals.....
Looking forward to getting together with all the wonderful Festers and buying lotsa tickets for the raffle.
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Mrs. N and I are planning to be there. I'll make a cake and try to bring something for the raffle.
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I wanted to pass along the message I received from Marylee at NHHS with some photos of the Pet's of the week. I also want everyone out there to know they are doing an absolutely wonderful thing by supporting the NHHS with this years Forum Fest and we have our wonderful friend Quilt Lady to thank. I'm thinking I can make it this year and I will see what we can contribute to the raffle as well.

What would you folks think about the shelter bringing some of their adoptable pets to the forum? This is something the shelter commonly does for events they participate in. Thought I'd throw this out there and see if anyone is looking to add a new and wonderful fur baby to their family. I'll wait for a response before talking with the shelter about this.

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Thanks for letting me know.
I tried to email Quilt Lady but the site won't let me,
I am not logged on as a member.
Could you forward my comment
As the PR and Development Director of NHHS, having
just been advised by one of your members we are to be
the chosen charity for your event.
I wanted to thank eveyone for agreeing with the
choice.
As the only animal welfare organization operating in
Belknap County but one that is highly sought after, in
terms of help with animals how are no longer wanted,
abused, abondoned etc.. we so appreciate community
support.
I attach our two most current candidates who arrived
at the door last week. Perhaps you could cross post.
Of course, all the news fit to publish is indeed on
our website. www.nhhumane.org
I can be reached at 524-8236x309 thanks so very much.
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Well Hopefully all though this has not been an active year on the Forum for me I might just make it to Forum fest. It appears that the kaos that has been my life this year might just clear up enough to stop buy and say hi.... and finally put some names with Faces.....
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How/where do you buy raffle tickets if you can not attend?

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Last year there was a "presale" for tickets that was set up by Pepper.

I sure the committee that is doing the event this year will announce a way for folks that can't attend to purchase tickets.
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Last years "pre-buy" of raffle tickets was handled by Pepper. She used Waldo Pepper's Post Office box as the mailing address. I believe no one has offered a P.O. box for this years raffle and I, for one, am not willing to post my home address online for the world to see. Call me crazy but there are far too many weirdos out there (you know who you are).

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We need some tables for the food and for the raffle items. If you are bringing one or more please reply here.

We need food... if you are bringing any please let us know what you are bringing.

We need someone to accept by mail raffle money for those who cannot attend.

Anyone else think of what else we need???

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What would you folks think about the shelter bringing some of their adoptable pets to the forum? This is something the shelter commonly does for events they participate in. Thought I'd throw this out there and see if anyone is looking to add a new and wonderful fur baby to their family. I'll wait for a response before talking with the shelter about this.
That is a lovely offer... I think it could be a problem for anyone allergic or afraid of animals... and also in a public place. If you want to bring along pictures and descriptions that would be great!!!

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Last years "pre-buy" of raffle tickets was handled by Pepper. She used Waldo Pepper's Post Office box as the mailing address. I believe no one has offered a P.O. box for this years raffle and I, for one, am not willing to post my home address online for the world to see. Call me crazy but there are far too many weirdos out there (you know who you are).

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That is a lovely offer... I think it could be a problem for anyone allergic or afraid of animals... and also in a public place. If you want to bring along pictures and descriptions that would be great!!!

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I think IG's right ... it's a very generous offer but photos and descriptions might work better.

Outlaw - any chance Marylee might like to stop by and say hello?
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I have a PO Box at Weirs Beach that we can use for this but first we should decide how to do it.

Should we post a list of items so people could send their choice with their donation?

Shouldn't the quilt be $5 a ticket and the smaller items less?

Once these details are worked out we can start a new thread for the raffle and publish the PO Box address.

By the way, I'll donate 2 Destination Winnipesaukee DVDs and 2 Bizer charts.
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Grant, will we finally meet you? After all, you are one of the instigators in the initial ForumFest.
Once again, timing is everything, and it's usually bad in my case. Just got back from the Lake last evening, and returning on 9/14 for the boat show weekend.

Have fun!

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I will be there and I will have an appropriately themed shirt and fleece throw for the raffle.

Food - I was planning to bring something sweet - cookies, brownies... but if something else is needed let me know. What about paper products? soft drinks/water?
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I have a PO Box at Weirs Beach that we can use for this but first we should decide how to do it.

Should we post a list of items so people could send their choice with their donation?

Shouldn't the quilt be $5 a ticket and the smaller items less?

Once these details are worked out we can start a new thread for the raffle and publish the PO Box address.

By the way, I'll donate 2 Destination Winnipesaukee DVDs and 2 Bizer charts.
Yes.. I think we need to make a list of the raffle prizes. I'll try to go thru the several threads and get it up tonight.

Yes... we need a place for folks to mail a check, made out to the New Hampshire Humane Society. They should specify the prize they want the tickets entered on. (example would be.. 1/2 on the quilt, 1/2 on the Sunset Bob pictures) IMHO the tickets should stay $1 each.. those that want to "load up" on a particular prize can control the amount that way. It would also make the "ticket selling" proccess easier with a single priced ticket.
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Never having made it to a forum fest before I am at a loss as to what I could do to help out......And also being some what iffy on whether I will make it or not I don't want to volunteer to bring something important..... but for those of us that will be making are decission to come on a somewhat short notice what types of items have been in short supply at previous Forum Fests.....

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Ok... here's what I've found;

Signed copy of "Angling In The Smile of The Great Spirit" , Mr & Mrs Hermit Cover
Winni Car Stickers, Mr & Mrs Hermit Cover
Framed Photos, Sunset Bob
Quilt, Quilt Lady
http://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopo...what=allfields
Island Girl Prints, Island Girl
"Three Centuries on Winnipesaukee" original 1936 edition, Mr & Mrs SteveA
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Tee Shirt, Mcdude
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Book on Fishing the Lake, ghfromaltonbay
Themed Shirt, rrr
Fleece throw, rrr

Newbiesaukee and OutLaw have said they will have "something"

PS Outlaw... if you bring a live cat, I'm not bidding on it... we already have 7 Now 100 lbs of Kitty Litter I'd bid on

If I've missed something... please feel free to correct my list.
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I will be attending and will have a LL Bean Boat Tote for the raffle.
Will bring also bring congo squares and some soda.
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We need some tables for the food and for the raffle items. If you are bringing one or more please reply here.

We need food... if you are bringing any please let us know what you are bringing.

We need someone to accept by mail raffle money for those who cannot attend.

Anyone else think of what else we need???

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OK then, Mee znd I will be bringing 2 tables, 7 layer Mexican dip and chips, chocolate-chip cookies, some soda and water and a raffle item - The Nippy Canoe (pic to follow but if you recall last years basket, you get the idea).


I think we need some raffle tickets, some garbage/recyclables collection capability and a bucket/jar for the drawings. Other soft drinks might be good too.
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Here are the 6 photos I picked 3 are new 3 are from last year
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I'll bring a big bucket of Chili... same as last year. I also have a folding table.. 30"X60" I'll bring

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Oh great and wise Webmaster
Time is running short
SteveA compiled a list
And we're ready to report.

An address is what we need
For those from far away
To purchase raffle tickets
For ForumFest IV day.

We'll work out the fine details
As the time grows near
PM those whose help you need
And we'll be there, no fear.

Thank you, oh great and all powerful Webmaster!
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Here is the current list of raffle items and food/misc party items. If you are sending in a check for the raffle... please indicate how many tickets for each item by number... each ticket is $1 and you can designate as may tickets as you want to any items... If you send $25... you can put a few towards the quilt... a few towards other items.. or even 1 for each item!

Once our Webmaster gives an address to send the checks... Go for it!!!!

Make the check out to the New Hampshire Humane Society.

http://www.rattlesnakecam.com/ffiv/ffivraffle.pdf

Keep those items coming... we could use paper plates, bowls, and forks, knives, spoons, napkins.. etc. name tags.

If you have never been to a ForumFest before... come along... you are all invited...

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My plan is to make every effort to be at the FF. MY schedule is rather hectic and many things going on. (more on that later at the FF, RG knows). I have been at all the previous FF so I sure do not wnat to miss this one. I will PM you later.

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SteveA compiled a list
And we're ready to report.
Sorry that I can't answer in rhyme but here's the address:

PO Box 5148
Weirs Beach, NH 03247


If you start a new thread with the list of items, the address and some instructions I'll stick it so it remains at the top.
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Webmaster: I created a new raffle thread for you to make sticky, as you suggested.

To the rest of you: The new thread is for keeping track of raffle items and to give info on buying raffle tickets... as usual most of us will be buying our tickets at ForumFest IV.

Pepper...... where are you????????
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chocolate-ship cookies,
What kind of cookies are these?

Or, is this a typo?

If a typo, better the first letter than the last...

If not a typo, hope nobody tries to say it 100 times really fast...
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...Sorry that I can't answer in rhyme but here's the address:

PO Box 5148
Weirs Beach, NH 03247


Hey Quilt Lady,

Ain't I great,

Just have them send it to,

PO Box 5148!


(Weirs Beach, of course....)
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Ain't I great,

Just have them send it to,

PO Box 5148!


(Weirs Beach, of course....)
You'll have to perform that for us at FFIV, Skip!!! Don't forget to bring your shades!
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You'll have to perform that for us at FFIV, Skip!!! Don't forget to bring your shades!

Oh man .... if we're going that way I wanna see Pepper and the Chiles do a song and dance routine. Then Misty Blue can recite a stirring poem of life on the wild blue seas. Rose can do an educational speech on weather forecasting. Islander and ITD can re-enact the Weekend Update debate skit from SNL (back when it was funny) and DRH and QL can ...

Crap there's that beeping again. Time for my meds. I've forgotten, should I take the red pill or the blue pill ....
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My job now is driving a limosine for Mohegan Sun. I have to work that Saturday and Sunday, so I will miss this year's event. Too bad, for I had such a great time at last years event at LSP. I'll miss SteveA's chilli and his chowda, if he brings it.

You all have a great time.

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Pepper...... where are you????????
QL and I ran into both Waldo and Pepper at Lowe's today. Pepper says she's been working incredible hours, but that she will be attending FFIV on 9/8!

She asked me to apologize to her forum friends for her recent absence here, and she says she's looking forward to seeing everyone at FFIV.
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Since no one else has come forward, I will volunteer to sell the raffle tickets again this year. I will bring my own table and chair. While I may not be able to circulate, I will still be able to meet everyone.

If our great and wise Webmaster can get the mail orders to me as early as he can on Saturday, I will deal with those as well.

It looks like the weather is going to be fine.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at ForumFest IV!!!
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Quilt Lady...Must have skipped the part about helping with the raffle, I will be happy to assist you.
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Hi

I always wanted to get to ForumFest but it didn't work out.

Just found out I can be there this year. Do I need to sign up or something?

I have an 8 ft folding table I can bring if needed.
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... just show up... and the table will be welcome... This is really a loosely put together event... y'all just show up and some people bring stuff... and we have a good time!!!

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It looks like the weather is going to be fine.
I was just checking the forecast for Sunday and there's a 40% chance of rain. So what's the plan if it looks bad come Friday or Sat or ??

EDIT : As I was just informed, it's Sat this year. Sat looks good right now.
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I don't know who usually brings them... but we need some stick on name tags and a marker or two... They will be needed early... about half hour before the event begins.

Volunteers????
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Don the Webmaster put a notice on the Winnipesaukee.com home page advertising the fest.

The 4th Annual ForumFest IV will be held on Saturday September 8, 2007 from 2-4 pm at Cate Park in Wolfeboro, NH. This year the proceeds from the raffles will benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society in Laconia. The ForumFests are informal gatherings of members and guests of our Forum. If you can't drop by watch all the action on the Live ForumFest CAM.


The ForumFest CAM is up for stability testing and updating 6AM-8PM - it will be moved to the pavilion on Saturday before the event starts. The link is at http://www.winnipesaukee.com/~forumfest Let me know if you have any problems displaying it.
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The ForumFest CAM is up for stability testing and updating 6AM-8PM - it will be moved to the pavilion on Saturday before the event starts. The link is at http://www.winnipesaukee.com/~forumfest Let me know if you have any problems displaying it.
Looking good!

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Old 09-08-2007, 06:10 AM   #84
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This seems to be a yearly event. Forum Fest and I am working. I hope you all have a fun but safe time!

1 more trip planned to the lake this year but too late for the party
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ForumFest IV attendees have a great day. Wish I could join you, but stuck here in CT for the weekend.
Just remember to obey the speed limits, pay your property taxes, eat at Pepper's, buy your meat at Wining Butcher, don't swim in cyanobacteria,give the right of way to those in the traffic circle, and for God's sake watch out for moose.

Stay safe and have a great day. See you on the web.
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[QUOTE=Lakegeezer]Don the Webmaster put a notice on the Winnipesaukee.com home page advertising the fest.




Nice looking leaves or are you all in CAMO?
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:14 PM   #87
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It is 2:15 PM and no image on the cam yet. Is everything ok?
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Sorry folks for the lack of pictures from the ForumFest. The wireless connection I had staged with last week was missing. When I spoke with the provider, they told me it had failed yesterday and the DSL modem was gone for repair. UGH! I found another wireless network, but it required a browser login to work. I created an account and had it working off my laptop, but couldn't get the camera to log-in, or connect through my PC. It was a nice ForumFest, and I'm sure there will be lots of pictures posted.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:56 PM   #89
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Thumbs up The aftermath ....

Just got back from FFIV and wanted to extend kudos to those who worked to make it happen again this year. Cheers to those who donated their gifts and thanks to those who bid on them. Alas the live link .... wasn't, so as the old saying goes, "You had to be there". We were blue that Misty couldn't make it and that Grant, once again, was unable to attend (who started this stuff anyway ?). Pepper and her Chilies were also MIA. Methinks we should all go to Lowes and stage a protest !

I'd like to thank the RGs for the coasters which we'll put to use tonight. I like to thank Webmaster D for the DVD and chart and Sunset Bob for the beautiful photos. My guests also extend their thanks to SB and ghfromaltonbay for their pictures. Mostly I should probably thank "Mee" for her absence since that seems to have brought me good luck !

Lastly I think our beneficiaries have something to announce. They say, as best as I can type it; "Woof woof, meow, meow, woof, meow, WOOF !"
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If RG could make it up all the stairs she would thank you for the amazing nippy canoe. T shirt from McDude will be a great conversation starter, (Like RG needs one). The wonderful Lake W throw will keep us warm as we wait for Ice out.

Oh, here comes RG and wants to say something.
"Hic, thhhannnkssss fur da wundrpul nipppppps."

Thanks all RG2

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Old 09-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #91
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Default and the winner is . . .

DRH and I are hard at work making a list of raffle winners. We will post the complete list later tonight.

ROSE - please get in touch with me because you won something and I want to make arrangements to get it to you.
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DRH and I are hard at work making a list of raffle winners. We will post the complete list later tonight.
Check the "ForumFest IV Raffle Items" thread for a list of the raffle winners.
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Thumbs up New friends, old friends...pleasant memories!

First, thank you rrr for the chance to win that beautiful shirt you donated...trouble is my wife confiscated it from me as soon as I got back to camp!

Got to see my ol' buddy 'Mac again, it's always a joy to chew the fat with him! And two folks I've waited a number of years to meet and shake hands, Don & DRH, are just as lively a couple of memorable characters as they portray themselves here on the Web!!!

I also was rewarded with a lengthy and intelligent discussion of the issues with Bear Islander...worth the trip in itself.

And it was also fantastic to see the Skipper once again, looking forward to your pictures.

And to everyone else that mingled and shared a moment or two of small talk, you all reminded me of why I am so addicted to this site and the memorable cast of caring people that daily fill these pages.

And yes, I was truly disappointed that Islander didn't stop by...it would have been fun to put a face and share conversation with such a passionate debater.

Finally Don, thank you once again for being the one that in the end makes this all possible.

It was a super way to spend an afternoon in what is truly one of the most beautiful spots in God's country!
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Default Nice to see everyone.

I made it despite the rain that foiled my boating plan. I jumped in the truck and took the southern route. Nice to meet Skip and see my friend RG. Nice to meet many others also. Finally got to meet Don, and see who the hardworking soul is that keeps this going. Also nice to chat with Bizer. Wish more could have made it. Didn't see APS, although Skip and I kept looking over the grassy knoll!!!
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The attendees at ForumFest IV all had a great time, and we succeeded in raising $586 for the NH Humane Society. Marylee Gorham, NH Humane Society's Fundraising, Membership and Volunteer Director, attended and graciously accepted our donation.

Here's a photo of Quilt Lady presenting our donation to Marylee.

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So ... I'm sitting here, waiting for 2:00 so I can catch the virtual FF ... when I find out that the EXPRESS MAIL envelope I sent a week ago, containing my donation check and prize list, was returned to my office yesterday as Undeliverable. I'll be very anxious to get into my office on Monday to find out why it was returned.
Sorry about that Goodsk8s, I retrieved all the mail from my PO box this morning and got one of those pick-up slips for your envelope, which wouldn't fit in the box. When I tried to retrieve it I was told that Express Mail items are only held for 5 days and then returned to the sender. Since I only empty that box every few weeks or so I missed the 5 day deadline.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:19 AM   #98
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Default Great Time - Nice People !

FF IV was lots of fun.. and it's wonderful to put some "faces' with the folks we chat with all year.

Nice job IG!

I'm sure all of the "furry ones" at LRHS appreciate all of the funds raised from the raffle.

Hermit Cover.. I checked all of the records at Ebay.. it appears that you have set a new record for winning a bid after the deadline.

SunSet Bob.. The loons have been added to our Sunset Bob collection!
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Where to start?

Thank you to Don for as he put it - giving us all the paper to write on!

Thank you to IG, QL and DRH the driving forces behind getting us all together - for all their hard work.

Thank you to Sunset Bob for the TWO beautiful pictures I won.

Thank you to Al for the CD's.

Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Hermit Cover for the autographed copy of "Memories of New Hampshire Lakes and Mountains" and the Winni stickers!

It was great to see everyone and I look forward to next time!
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Mr. Rose and I had a great time at ForumFest. Sorry we couldn't stay longer, especially since we weren't there when the raffle was held. But I got so verklempt just reading that I had won the quilt, it's probably a good thing I wasn't there to flood the place with tears of joy.

I can't thank Quilt Lady enough for creating, with DRH's help, such a beautiful piece of art. And thanks also to all of you who helped organize ForumFest...we hope to return next year if we can.

What a wonderful and gracious group of people you all are.
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