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Offline Dennis

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AMG Chicago Attendance
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:24:32 PM »
Please post below if you plan on attending AMG 2013 in Chicago. This will assist me in determining how many rooms to request.

AMG will be held in Chicago August 8 - 13.

Please post your intentions to attend by Tuesday, January 29.

Thanks!
Dennis

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 07:31:20 PM »
While I want to attend (and always do) I have a major conflict on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon during that time frame.  I am going to see if I can resolve the conflict so I wish to be considered as "planning to attend" but this conflict is going to present a big challenge for me.  I hope it works out.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
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06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline aztecan

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 07:41:35 PM »
I plan on attending.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Jeff G

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 07:48:08 PM »
I plan on attending .

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 10:52:12 PM »
I plan on attending
Thanks Dennis!
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 11:29:36 PM »
Count me as planning to attend -- although it may be shorter than I'd like....  we'll see!

Mike
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Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
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Offline thunter34

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 12:17:57 AM »
It's a little early yet to say for sure, but yeah...planning on attending!
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline wolfter

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 07:09:10 AM »
I'll be attending.

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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 09:54:28 AM »
i think im going to attend this year.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD

Offline Buckmark

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
Oh yeah, count me in. 8)
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     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Offline mitch777

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 06:16:47 PM »
the best that i am able to say at this point is that it is a strong maybe.
this would be my first and my partner Ken and I hopefully will attend.
my health and ssdi are the current issues.
wish i could be more definitive.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline RAB

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 06:43:32 PM »
Thank you Dennis for all you've done over the long history of AMG. 

I too plan on attending.

RAB 

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 10:02:33 PM »
I plan on attending this year even those dates are terrible for me :P

Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 09:26:26 AM »
Hello everyone. If you know anyone who will be attending AMG this year, and they have not posted so, please reach out to them and ask them to please do so.

Based on the limited number of confirmations thus far, I will not be able to secure a contract with the hotel.

Thanks
Dennis

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 09:41:45 AM »
First, thanks to all who put the effort into organizing this.

As much as I would like to attend, due to schedule conflicts it looks like less than 50% chance that I can.  I will know more as I get closer to the date.

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 12:48:43 PM »
I  will be there

Nick
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Offline Jody

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2013, 10:45:03 PM »
Thanks again Dennis for your always great work.  It looks like yet another fine hotel, great location, ambiance and price.

Unfortunately the stars don't seem to be aligning for me to get to AMG '13 in Chicago this year.  I have been most fortunate, a word that doesn't totally cover my feelings, to have been able to attend all past AMG's, the lifetime friends I have made I will always cherish.  Memories that will be with me for all the days of my life.  So as the say in Brooklyn, this ain't goodbye, only a brief hiatus.  Getting back to seeing my friends here is a goal at the very top of my list.

I see Trey and maybe some others will get to go this year for the first time and I hope enough folks, new and regular attendees will respond to Dennis who has to book the hotel and it will carry on as usual this year.  It is a great experience and too good to pass up.  Really fun times and connecting with our fellow pozzies annually is a most spiritual feeling and gives us all so much hope that we will get together again the next year which we have done every year since 2005 !!!

Dennis always gets us a great deal and he and Phil are very adept at putting this together, smart and savvy guys.  Many other folks, including the grants committee also do great work.

So if you have gone in the past or plan to, get to Chicago in August!

Hugs,
Jody :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) - 13 smiles for AMG '13
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 02:41:01 PM »


 I will be there  Dennis   !

                                          Carl
" Live and let Live "

Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2013, 11:12:19 AM »
At this time I have approximately  8 definites. This is not enough for me to confirm a contract with the hotel. I am responsible for any unused room nights and would feel more comfortable committing with a higher attendance rate.

If you plan on attending AMG in Chicago and plan on attending please post below if you haven't done so already.

Once I have enough attendees I will confirm the contract and post details about how to make your reservation, as well as details about the meet and greet which will take place on the rooftop of the hotel this year.

Thanks
Dennis

Offline Jeff G

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2013, 11:22:44 AM »
Thanks Dennis . I really hate to do it but I think I'm going to have to withdraw my name on the list of attendees at this time . I wouldn't want you to be held responsible for my not folowing through at the last moment and I'm still not certain I can make it , so count me out .   

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013, 11:38:04 AM »
you can count me in as a definite. i have the time off....i can arrive on the 8th, but probably will have to leave on that sunday evening
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2013, 07:26:24 PM »
Im out.

I just took my son to Vegas for his birthday and spent way too much. I also have committed to taking my younger son on a cruise in August for his birthday. I cant really justify Chicago in July at this time. If I have a good quarter things might change and I will book at regular rates or try to room with someone at that time.

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline klassykitty

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 09:19:23 PM »
I'm going.  I've not been to Chicago in nice weather, so it will be a nice change.
Michelle 8)
How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 11:46:35 PM »
Sadly, David, Bonnie, and I won't be attending this year.  David and I will have some big changes going on this summer which probably won't allow us to go.  We've been to the past seven AMGs, and it's a tradition that we hate to break.  We'll definitely try to be there next year!
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
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11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
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11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
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06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 02:41:30 PM »


    I'm coming , But NOT driving as planed .

     I just talked to the Hotel  , Parking is $ 45.00 a day  plus tax    :o

     My flight will only be $209 .oo    :)   , Then parking @ Saint Louis Air Port
    is affordable  .

                                    Looking forward to the fun  , Weasel
" Live and let Live "

Offline anniebc

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2013, 03:21:55 PM »
Dear Dennis, you have done some wonderful work over the past 7 years, and helped many of us get to the AMG's, sadly I won't be attending this years AMG, I just had a 3 week holiday in Australia and have other plans for my winter break this year...again many thanks for all you have done.

Aroha always
Jan :-*
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:47 PM »
Dear Dennis, you have done some wonderful work over the past 7 years, and helped many of us get to the AMG's, sadly I won't be attending this years AMG, I just had a 3 week holiday in Australia and have other plans for my winter break this year...again many thanks for all you have done.

Aroha always
Jan :-*

    I will miss you Jan  :'(
   Hopefully next year we will catch up    ;D

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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2013, 09:15:33 AM »
well damn!  looks like the first time i decide to go, not many of you are going.  Last year the trip was all a buzz.  I was hoping to see all of you chatters in person. 
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD

Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2013, 09:34:53 AM »
Hello all. I find myself in quite a bind at the moment. Expected attendance for this year's AMG appears to have diminished from years past. For those that may not know, I take personal, financial responsibility when I sign a contract with a hotel for AMG. This years hotel contract requires 90% attrition. Based on responses thus far, I don't feel comfortable that we will make that.

Before scrapping the contract and suggesting everyone who will be attending book on their own, directly through the hotel, I'd like to see if there is anything that can be done to increase attendance. For those that cannot attend, or posted a maybe I'd like to explore ways to increase attendance this year.

Are the dates of August 9-13 all wrong? Unfortunately there wasn't much of a consensus in the time of year thread. Or perhaps the hotel and/or location are not satisfactory.

What can be done to ensure more of us can attend this year.

Dennis

Offline Jeff G

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2013, 10:24:53 AM »
Thanks Dennis . I was one of the ones pushing Chicago this year but my main reason for withdrawing was not to put you in a bind . I Have several things I plan on doing this summer and a few of the plans have not been firmly set . I have friends in Chicago that I can stay with and I do plan on making it there just not sure when . If people wish to keep this hotel as the choice for AMG you can get a room right now on those dates for $149 and night , that's a $14 a night difference without the group discount . If I'm reading it right you can get a 15% discount for booking a room 14 days early , not sure if it applies though in this case .     

Opening up the discussion about other options this year is a good idea . Thanks again for sorting all of this out .
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 12:17:13 PM by jg1962 »

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2013, 06:19:02 PM »
well id like to have some structure, maybe some parties at the hotel.  otherwise its just a meet up.  its not really a gathering if people dont show up.  I've heard of the other forum meetings and they were fun.  this doesn't seem to be moving in that way
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD

Offline klassykitty

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
Jan, Will miss you this year.  :'(

It will be nice to see everyone again, and see new faces.  :)

I'm not going to be in summer school this year so anytime over the summer is ok with me.

Michelle 8)

How to handle stress like a dog:
If you can't eat it or play with it.....
then pee on it and walk away

Diagnosed 01-20-2011
01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
08-15   64 WTF %-9 
10-16  80         %7  
2012  CD4  %Thing   VL-UD
01-18  87    7
04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
10-18  83    9    VL-70
2013   CD4   %thing       VL-UD
01-28  121     9
04-24  148    11   
07-25  157    11   
10-22  185    13
2014   CD-4  %thing   VL-UD
02-07 201 YEA!!!!!!  12
06-03  205      12

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2013, 02:21:44 AM »
well id like to have some structure, maybe some parties at the hotel.  otherwise its just a meet up.  its not really a gathering if people dont show up.  I've heard of the other forum meetings and they were fun.  this doesn't seem to be moving in that way

Hubby and I have been to the previous seven AMG's, and all were fun.  Each one was unique - never the same city, some variation in attendees, and different activities.  The important part, for us, is that they were all fun.  If we didn't have other things going on, we'd be there too.  I have no doubt that this one will be fun and meaningful.  Is it too early to start planning AMG 2014?  ;-)
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
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Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2013, 09:34:29 AM »
well id like to have some structure, maybe some parties at the hotel.  otherwise its just a meet up.  its not really a gathering if people don't show up.  I've heard of the other forum meetings and they were fun.  this doesn't seem to be moving in that way

I understand. There are typically two events in which all members attend. The meet and greet on Friday evening and the memorial on Saturday morning. Other than those two events, the weekend is pretty casual and informal. Members are free to come and go as they please. As early as day one, groups form and friendships emerge. Members come and go from the hotel throughout the day/evening sightseeing on their own, dinner in the evening, and typically there is a group that heads out to the local clubs nightly. Everyone does usually meet up around 5 or so in the hotel lobby bar for cocktails to make plans for that evening.

However, first things first. Before anything can be planned, a hotel contract needs to be secured. Once I have enough members who state they are definitely attending, I can finalize the contract. Once that is completed, I can then put together information for the meet and greet, which if all goes well, will take place on the hotel's rooftop. The cost of the meet and greet is also dependent on how many confirmed attendees there are. The more people who attend, the lower per person cost.

This is our (the members) gathering and it can be whatever you want. The organisers just needs to hear from you.

Offline denb45

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Re: Attendance
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2013, 02:05:01 PM »
It's not looking too good for us at this time for the attendance of AMG Chicago :(

I just had a $800 dollar truck repair, and will have to come up with another $1800 for a loose crown that Ryan White DOH won't cover, so there go's most of this yrs. AMG funds  :-[

however good things have been known to happen, and it's still early in the yr. yet
so you never know , some things have a way of working themselves out  :D
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2013, 08:43:12 PM »

 I have been sitting up all night   :-[

    I should have not spoke out , Sorry I did !

  Things have not been going well In my life lately , So blaming anyone is wrong

   I WILL STICK TO MY ORIGINAL PLAN ! 

    Please ignore my rant of earlier ,   I regret  saying anything , As I will be

   able to come to Chicago one way or the other .
                                                 Weasel ,

  P.S.    The  AMG's I have attending have always been a blast , So I do know this one  will be too ,  It is a long way off  ,  So I will figure it out by then .
           
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Offline denb45

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2013, 09:09:05 PM »
Oh my  :( this really doesn't sound very good at all  :(  oh well, there is always next yr. I guess  :-[



HUGS

DEN  :o
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 12:47:54 AM »
well if noone else is going, then i will bail out myself.   
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 03:19:58 AM »
well if noone else is going, then i will bail out myself.

 Please don't  Mikey ,

                                         Sometime I speak before thinking , as I did earlier .

     This will be FUN !   They always are  .

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Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2013, 09:05:33 PM »
well if noone else is going, then i will bail out myself.

If everybody did that, then indeed, nobody else would be there!  Seriously, if five people attend, it'll be fun.  Now, I completely understand your disappointment at hubby and my absence  ;D (joke, BTW).  I can pretty much guarantee that anybody who goes will have a good time... assuming that they at least try and are willing to have fun!
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2013, 11:20:19 PM »
I will still go if folks are gonna make it.  It was sounding like everyone was giving up on it this year, but yeah i will go if some others are going.
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2013, 12:20:15 AM »
we always have pre-AMG drama...this year is no different.  I have scheduling issues but am working on them.  Some are "hedging" but this is a great location and I am willing to bet we will have a good group.

That said... Dennis has to have a sufficient number to get a preferred group rate and that will need to be quickly "nailed down."  Hopefully enough of us will be able to give him the guarantee he needs.  I am still marked down as planning to attend.  I am confident I can work out my difficulty.

C'mon others!  and especially newcomers...you won't regret it.

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Offline Fisher

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
Planning to show up and meet everyone. . .
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Offline klassykitty

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2013, 02:24:24 PM »
Still planning on going.  More then likely flying and not driving, I figure that $45 a day to park my car at the hotel is a lot of Chambord, and Rumchata.
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Offline weasel

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2013, 06:50:18 PM »
Still planning on going.  More then likely flying and not driving, I figure that $45 a day to park my car at the hotel is a lot of Chambord, and Rumchata.
Michelle 8).

  Hi Classy Kitty ,

 Yes that price for parking will effect my Wine - O - Rama   Time    :o

   Just a easy to fly and cheaper .

  I can't wait to get to the city and  go to a Museum ,  Hopefully   get together with some Lambda Car Club Members  :)

   I plan to  let it all out   :D   

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 P.S. I hope there is a bar at the pool   ;D
                                                                 
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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
ok,
my hubby and i are on board if humanly possible.
i/we are SO much looking forward to the event!
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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
Hey Gang,

Yes, I am still planning to go. I will, of course, be traveling by train. :)

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2013, 11:47:58 PM »
Hearing about your train exploits is always one of the highlights of AMG!

 :D

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Offline wolfter

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2013, 09:05:04 AM »
Hey Gang,

Yes, I am still planning to go. I will, of course, be traveling by train. :)

HUGS,

Mark

I might be also.   :)  I'm driving to Fort Wayne to visit family and will probably just take the train to Chicago because of parking.  It's quite cheap to take the train that short distance.   Except the damn checked luggage which is about the same cost as the fare.

Looking forward to our exploits.

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Re: AMG Chicago Attendance
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2013, 10:11:10 AM »
I travelled by train at Christmas and was able to fit clothing for seven days in one piece of luggage, plus a small carry-on. Get it together, sister.
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