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Calgary & area meet up Spring 2024.

Janger

(John)
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Hi Calgary and area forum members let's have a meet up. And anyone else who wants to make the trek here. I was thinking it would be nice to have a spring forum get together. Not sure exactly when or where but open to suggestions. Perhaps Saturday March 30/2024 or April 20/2024. I thought where we met last time worked out well. Not volunteering them though!

Check ! √. Rudy! Thank you. We need a location. A shop with space for 30 or 40 would be ideal. Any volunteers? Or we can book the library.
We need a date. March 30/2024, or maybe Saturday April 20/2024. 10AM. to 1PM.
Check! √ Ryan! Thank you. We need a volunteer to organize food - the forum can pay for it. BBQ burgers and smokies?
We need a volunteer or a few to present on some technical topic. 10-20 minutes.
Attendees will need to be members and RSVP - TBA.

Members in other parts of the country - please organize similar events if this is appealing? Forum can probably help out with modest expenses.
 
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Space for 30 or 40 !!! Holy crap! I'd like to attend a meetup like that! Why do Ontario meetups pale in comparison with respect to turnout???
 

Susquatch

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Space for 30 or 40 !!! Holy crap! I'd like to attend a meetup like that! Why do Ontario meetups pale in comparison with respect to turnout???

Cuz the forum started in Calgary...... They have a big head start.

Doesn't hurt that Cowtown is this tiny little village in Alberta where they all live within Shooting shouting distance of each other. But we are slowly gaining on them anyway.
 

PeterT

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I can't run my radial in a library, lol. OTOH March & April Calgary can be anything between balmy +20C or nasty -20C surprise snow dump, so maybe I'll wait for the 'summer' meeting for that.
I was able to sell/donate proceeds to some books & shop stuff. Sometimes that can work out for extra engagement time & sometimes it can be a distraction, leave that to you guys.
 

DPittman

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I can't run my radial in a library, lol. OTOH March & April Calgary can be anything between balmy +20C or nasty -20C surprise snow dump, so maybe I'll wait for the 'summer' meeting for that.
I'd try to make the trip just to see that beauty!
 

RobinHood

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I’ll volunteer my shop. It seemed to work out last time.

I don’t have my work schedule that far out, so I can’t say if 30 March or 20 April is better. I should have an idea by 25 February though.

@Janger , I’ll keep you posted (nudge me if I forget, thanks)
 

Tom Kitta

Ultra Member
I’ll volunteer my shop. It seemed to work out last time.

I don’t have my work schedule that far out, so I can’t say if 30 March or 20 April is better. I should have an idea by 25 February though.

@Janger , I’ll keep you posted (nudge me if I forget, thanks)

Well, your shop is certainly great place to do this at - I am trying to think of anyone else that we could use as alternative - but cannot really think of anyone.
 

Janger

(John)
Administrator
Vendor
ok we have a location and food. We need some people to present. I think there are a few with watch maker lathes.

How about some demos and discussion?

Can somebody do a demo of finishing? Black oxide or other approaches?

I could do a Fusion 360 demo - but we would need a TV or screen or something. Ideas?

Chairs and tables... we had those but how did that happen?
 

Sailor

Randy
Premium Member
I would love the adventure to southern clims. Let me know if i can bring anything..
 
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