Planting a seed..........

  1. What if.....................planned waaaaaaaay in advance.......................we had an opportunity to meet each other.

    Make plans several months in advance. We all meet at a hotel in a major metropolitan area. (i.e. east coast - maybe atlanta). Poll as to when the best weekend would be and then narrow the choices down to say 3 weekends. Then vote. Then someone could make arrangements at a particular hotel or city or whatever. And those able to attend could call and get their own reservations.

    Just a thought.
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  3. by   donsterRN
    Stacey - This is a fabulous idea! We had been mulling and mentioning this idea earlier this summer, and we kind of moved on to other discussions, I guess! But I think it would be a great time.
  4. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I'm in! my vote: New Orleans (of course, that would be impossible to book a hotel for now so, I'm only being overly wishful).

    What we need to do is start a thread that does more than float the idea: it asks to state definite interest and to nominate a site and specific weekend.

    And also requests a few volunteers to make sure that a decent conference center is booked, to tally the interest and relay it to that hotel, and to tally the initial votes and turn it into final choices.

    And that thread should offer a closing date: after such and such date (say 3 weeks from now), the results will be tallied and 3 locations and 3 dates will be picked and voted upon.

    After that vote (allow more time for it), plans for the hotel will be set.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 24, '05
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from stidget99
    What if.....................planned waaaaaaaay in advance.......................we had an opportunity to meet each other.

    Make plans several months in advance. We all meet at a hotel in a major metropolitan area. (i.e. east coast - maybe atlanta). Poll as to when the best weekend would be and then narrow the choices down to say 3 weekends. Then vote. Then someone could make arrangements at a particular hotel or city or whatever. And those able to attend could call and get their own reservations.

    Just a thought.
    Hi, stidget,:Melody:

    We have discussed this in the Good Morning thread. I like the idea. I am game.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Never thought about it, but I think it is a wonderful idea.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    This did actually happen a few years ago . . . . just a few were able to go. I can't even remember where they met. I think Las Vegas but I'm not sure.

    This would probably work better if different areas in the US we chosen - those nearby could then go a little easier.

    I have met one nurse on here in person - her grandkids live nearby and we've met for lunch and then at her son's home.

    Marla and I have talked about meeting in Ashland since that is about midway for both of us.

    steph
  8. by   babynurselsa
    I was remembering the same thing steph. I do believe it was Vegas.
    It would be fun to meet some of the other members.
  9. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Never been to vegas, always wanted to go . . . But would need more time to save up all the money i'd lose . . .

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  10. by   H ynnoD
    It was Vegas.Rustyhammer and a few others went.I was kind of new to the site then.Pick somewhere smack dab in the middle of the US.
  11. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Springfield MO works for me. It's close (25 mi) to Branson and I have a brother that lives there!

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  12. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    This sounds like a good idea!!

    Mary Ann
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from stidget99
    What if.....................planned waaaaaaaay in advance.......................we had an opportunity to meet each other.

    Make plans several months in advance. We all meet at a hotel in a major metropolitan area. (i.e. east coast - maybe atlanta). Poll as to when the best weekend would be and then narrow the choices down to say 3 weekends. Then vote. Then someone could make arrangements at a particular hotel or city or whatever. And those able to attend could call and get their own reservations.

    Just a thought.
    This was done a few years ago. After much planning and many promises, it is my understanding that only a few people from this BB met. It was in Vegas.

    There were some issues going on within the BB, and when those issues came to a head, some people left. They continue to meet regularly.

    The more things change...the more that they stay the same, it seems.
  14. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Ok, how about a more concrete suggestion.

    How about Branson in Jan? Say MLK weekend (Just in case you get a long weekend that weekend - it'd work out better.)

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

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