So here on may 1st, 2010, less than 2 months away, here is an update as to what has and is going on.
due to me having surgery on april 26th on my left hip/femur, ill be laid up for the next 6 weeks, so i am doing as much as i can over the internet and on the phone. door prizes are slowing trickling in and being offered but far less than in the years past, but i wont give up, if anyone can help gathering the door prizes and send to me in advanced so i can take care of them, its hard to do on the last couple of days, it would be greatly appreciated.
Also if any heads of each state would or could offer a state shirt for a door prize and a state patch to finish something special for jayspop, for all his help, it would be greatly appreciated--these too, please send in advanced to our home address, listed at the bottom of the page. thanks to tiny for all his help, as he and a few others from va and maryland have offered to help out in the weeks leading up to the party to help get ready due to my gimp condition, thanks to tiny for taking my idea and running with it and designing the shirts this year, i think everyone will be happy due to having the choice of black and / or white. we willbe ordering them on june 1st and they will be delivered here to the house the week of the party and distributed leading up to the party weekend and during the party.
thanks to dad, mom, and ang for all there help, ang designed a facebook site for us
ang is working on a flyer to be handed out at the local bike shops, if anyone needs some for there area , please pm me and ill send a few your way.
working on getting tables and chairs out of the way, found another supplier , working with them on a price to beat the old supplier.
thanks to the pa guys and gals , we once again have a place to relieve ourselves and take a dump on them.
thanks to the few members that have sent in early donations, so gratefully appreciated, to help off set the upfront cost of pulling this "small" backyard bbq off, lol. and thanks to the awesome gentleman from conn. mr jb for his donation of 250.00 , that bought all of the water and soda, plates and utensil for yall to drink and eat off off...i thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.
worked out a deal with the new owner of the 7-11 across the street, letting us purchase our ice from her and using the extra ice chest on the side of the building just for us, rather than having to pay the ice company 150.00 to deliver a cooler to keep it all frozen, so to say thanks i ask that if u need gas or beer or morning coffee to support her.
thanks to jays pop, billie and ang for all there support and efforts , ideas and keeping on my ass....with out them , none of this would be possible, they are the real heros of the gathering and the behind the scenes parts that make it a success. i love you guys !!!!!
thanks again to madhatter-sniper- and sniper mom from maryland for providing our dj service out of their love and amazing hearts.
thanks to my contacts in the other states, whether heads or just members they have help greatly, peteo all the way from pa set up the hotel reservations and blocks and discounts , as well as tramp from ohio., the holiday in is on its 3rd block of 25 rooms,
Econo lodge at 5321 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA, US, 22408 fot $45.99 a night, has good ratings and is supposed to include full breakfest with eggs cooked to order and is close to things/sites to check out.....now we can get $35 a night down the street from the motel 6 where we stayed last year, however it has some bad ratings.....I myself don't mind paying $10 more with free breakfest....
and with a bar and the pa guys it is here
Ask for VTX RIDERS group rate
75/ night this year
as far as friday nights ice breaker goes, just got informed we might not have use of the pizza place due to them possibly being under construction at the time and only 1 waitress in the house, we will continue working on this and keep you posted.
as far as tech sessions this year, we will have one following the food on saturday, one friday evening, and one saturday night after people return from dinner, we will stay local for dinner, last year was great but took the whole evening, to entice people to return for the evening saturday night , we will hold back one of the bigger door prizes for the attendees of saturday nights events, sorry no nude girls , maybe sally and her sister and some dairy queen, lol
your ideas , thoughts, and suggestions are welcome , so please offer up
thanks again for everything and we will keep you posted as we get closer
with lots of love, your brother and family in the burg , bulldog........................................... ......................
ang went through last night and started a spreadsheet on orders recieved either by snail mail or paypal and we are only up to about 50 shirts so far, we need to get 120-144 to keep the price we were quoted. remember these are a pre order only and that none will be offered at or after the event, also remember that june 1, 2010 is the cutoff date for you orders , so please go ahead and order before you forget about it and get left out.
make sure to get the form and have filled out and include all info, name , screen name , address, size, color , and quanity.
form can be found here
payments can be mailed , if check, cash, or money order to
jason bulldog toombs
322 deacon rd
fredericksburg va 22405
paypal address is
thanks and cant wait to see you all