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#1 Intech

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

The NAFO organizers have discussed the issue of refunds. We are well aware of and appreciate the concerns everyone has committing $150 without being absolutely positive that you can attend. We are aware that there are circumstances in life that arise that cannot be controlled. Just such a circumstance could arise and not permit you to attend NAFO. As such the committee has decided to allow refunds for these circumstances.

We will also refund any funds collected over the actual cost of the event. We have still not nailed down the cost of the two meals, so there may be some savings there. Given the current level of response I will be contacting the hotel to discuss scaling back our commitment as the current numbers will not satisfy the contractual agreement. Whatever the outcome, any funds not used for the event will be refunded.

I am hoping that this will ease your mind if you are waiting to register closer to the deadline. The sooner we have an idea of the actual numbers the easier it will be for us to plan accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding. I hope to see as many of you as possible in September.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:09 PM

good on you guys; I will be there riding gods willing and the creek don't rise because of hurricanes
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#3 Intech

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:07 PM

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:53 PM


Good on ya for being open to reconsidering this after the issue was raised.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:30 PM

Way cool Bob!

Sometimes shit just happens and no matter what ya do, things just don't go the way ya want..
Damn! I wish I could get the time off! This is starting to shape up as another one to remember!

Somebody Jimmykick JWilly for me would ya?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

I lost my fee for WFO in 2006 after I needed back surgery. It ain't fair. Everybody else should lose out to! wink.gif

Good on ya, as long as you don't get stuck for 10K on your CC.

EDIT: I re-read this and realized it could be seen as whining. It wasn't. IMHO, at some point people should take responsibility for their stated commitment to be there. Just to play devil's advocate, if ya aren't sure you can make it, don't commit to the payment. If you were wrong (as in my case), consider sucking it up so the organizers don't lose their shirts. I could be way off base; I don't have an ax to grind, just saying it makes sense to have deadlines.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:02 PM

Great news and thanx to all of you taking on this task

I'm sure I can mention a thought that I've seen elsewhere...make a deadline you need to for no refunds after that date, and then mention that fees are transferrable as in someone at the last minute has to bail, but someone else has to wait till past the deadline to get in last minute.

I hope such arrangements will allow most everyone to be satisified and it all comes out in the wash

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE (Patriot @ Jul 16 2010, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great news and thanx to all of you taking on this task

I'm sure I can mention a thought that I've seen elsewhere...make a deadline you need to for no refunds after that date, and then mention that fees are transferrable as in someone at the last minute has to bail, but someone else has to wait till past the deadline to get in last minute.

I hope such arrangements will allow most everyone to be satisified and it all comes out in the wash

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Good point Mike. I will take it up with the others. It would probably be in the 2-3 week range. Whenever the food gets nailed down will determine it. I will keep everyone posted.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE (Intech @ Jul 16 2010, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Patriot @ Jul 16 2010, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great news and thanx to all of you taking on this task

I'm sure I can mention a thought that I've seen elsewhere...make a deadline you need to for no refunds after that date, and then mention that fees are transferrable as in someone at the last minute has to bail, but someone else has to wait till past the deadline to get in last minute.

I hope such arrangements will allow most everyone to be satisified and it all comes out in the wash

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Good point Mike. I will take it up with the others. It would probably be in the 2-3 week range. Whenever the food gets nailed down will determine it. I will keep everyone posted.

Bob

when I'm the gatheringmaster for offering up rallys, I always post a poll a number of months ahead of time to gauge the wishes of the "clientel"

besides activitiy options, it starts with "whoever is interested in attending" vote:
definitely will attend, probably will attend, want to but can't attend, want to but won't know till last minute

It gives me an incling of what to expect
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:06 PM


Bob,

Good on you for allowing refunds based on unavoidable circumstances. I signed up the very same day I saw the post.

Fees paid and hotel reservations made. Okay, now there is no reason to wait to sign up for a fantastic weekend, and I

look forward to a "September to Remember".

Gary Green

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:54 PM

Good to see the policy change! biggrin.gif
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (winewhisperer @ Jul 16 2010, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bob,

Good on you for allowing refunds based on unavoidable circumstances. I signed up the very same day I saw the post.

Fees paid and hotel reservations made. Okay, now there is no reason to wait to sign up for a fantastic weekend, and I

look forward to a "September to Remember".

Gary Green


Thanks Gary. I look forward to meeting you.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (Patriot @ Jul 15 2010, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good on you guys; I will be there riding gods willing and the creek don't rise because of hurricanes


Just get a mast and a sail! laugh.gif

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:13 PM

I'm thinkin' any $ ta spare, find us a sober cager an git a keg or 2....

Might save a benjamin ta hand the LEO that shows up later...

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (Intech @ Jul 16 2010, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Patriot @ Jul 15 2010, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good on you guys; I will be there riding gods willing and the creek don't rise because of hurricanes


Just get a mast and a sail! laugh.gif


If the true meaning of that saying is what I think it is, the mast and sail may not help.

"Generally recognized as the Creek Indian "agent," Benjamin Hawkins also held the title of General Superintendent of all tribes south of the Ohio River"

On some websites Hawkins is given credit to the saying 'God willing and the Creek don't rise' note the use of capital C in Creek.

I ran across this info a few years back while trying to research the Indian connection in my family.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the history lesson on a familar saying.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Got a few extra dollars this month...gonna sign up today...I was gonna wait till Friday clapping.gif
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

sorry...some jackass double posted here...oh wait... yahoo.gif
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:07 PM

I'll be there just haven't done the registration yet...
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:53 AM

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I'll be there just haven't done the registration yet...
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