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EclecticBuddha

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Porc-Fest West?
« on: August 05, 2005, 08:34:24 pm »

Who would be on-board for having a small weekend version of Porc-Fest that would be held each year in a different area of the country to help get less-than-active members involved that cant travel all the way to NH?  Maybe it could be held in the Spring or Fall.  I realize that alot of it would depend on stronger regional groups but if something is going to be put in motion theres no better time than now.
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 01:32:41 am »

Who would be on-board for having a small weekend version of Porc-Fest that would be held each year in a different area of the country to help get less-than-active members involved that cant travel all the way to NH?  Maybe it could be held in the Spring or Fall.  I realize that alot of it would depend on stronger regional groups but if something is going to be put in motion theres no better time than now.

Like in Las Vegas during college winter break?
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2005, 07:53:42 am »

Actually.... that's not a bad idea... :)

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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2005, 09:22:17 am »

We currently live in New Mexico (but not for long!  ;D) and would be very supportive of a WestPorcFest.  The one a few weeks ago was so great and inspiring, I feel sorry for any members who couldn't make it.  Only concern would be, as you mentioned, getting enough "critical mass", which could be largely dependent on the organizing power of local western groups.  We'll be back and forth between NH and NM from here on out, but will be happy to assist with organizing a western event any time!

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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2005, 05:54:08 pm »

My train of thought here is that A: Most of the people going to the NH Porc Fest have expendable incomes that allow them to more easily move to NH or live so close it isn't a big move.  It's all the rest of the members that are spread out all over the US that need something to keep them pumped and hold their interest.  I say Porc-Fest west because they're by far the farthest out... I live in Ohio and a Porc-Fest Midwest would rock... however, it seems like theres three people that are within a one tank trip of my house that are motivated to do anything.
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2005, 09:36:46 pm »

HI:

I am still feeling the pleasant afterglow of Porc-fest 2005 (NH).  I think a Porc-Fest West is a great idea.  Heck, regional Porc-Fests to help spread the fire!

I'm willing to be a point of contact for the Pacific Northwest.  I'm not sure what to do, but I could probably figure something out  ;)
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2005, 11:32:17 pm »

HI:

I am still feeling the pleasant afterglow of Porc-fest 2005 (NH).  I think a Porc-Fest West is a great idea.  Heck, regional Porc-Fests to help spread the fire!

I'm willing to be a point of contact for the Pacific Northwest.  I'm not sure what to do, but I could probably figure something out  ;)

Hi Lynn,

There are some very active Porcupines in the Pacific Northwest that you might hook up with!  Find them in the Local Groups pages:  http://www.freestateproject.org/community/localgroups/#Pacific%20Northwest

Brian
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005, 02:41:50 pm »

so everything posted is positive yet there are three votes against, make your case you negative nancys!
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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005, 07:18:05 pm »

My train of thought here is that A: Most of the people going to the NH Porc Fest have expendable incomes that allow them to more easily move to NH or live so close it isn't a big move.  It's all the rest of the members that are spread out all over the US that need something to keep them pumped and hold their interest.  I say Porc-Fest west because they're by far the farthest out... I live in Ohio and a Porc-Fest Midwest would rock... however, it seems like theres three people that are within a one tank trip of my house that are motivated to do anything.

It's certainly a fine idea to organize an activity that will allow those unable to go to PorcFest in NH to gather and inspire one another about their dreams of living in a Free State, but I think one of the vital functions of PorcFest is that it gives many folks their first opportunity to check out New Hampshire to get a better feel for what they're committing to.  I think the absence of this opportunity will make it substantially more difficult to draw an adequate number of Porcs for a western gathering.

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Re: Porc-Fest West?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2005, 02:01:41 am »

Fests outside of NH are recruiting fairs. Porcfest is a Homecoming, even for those who haven't yet moved.

I haven't set foot in the state, but I can't wait until I move "home".

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