It’s time to start planning the Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat 2011!!!!
Labor Day is our running tradition for this event and this year, Labor Day long weekend is Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th. I’ve confirmed this weekend with Judy at Dumas Bay Centre (the past 2 year’s retreat location/site) and they are very excited to have us back. We have reserved Banquet Room 3 (now called Eagleview Room, now with AC!!) for our group.
Thursday, September 1 - Sunday, September 4th
Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:
$280 - Private room for 4 days/3 nights (Thurs-Sun, includes all meals/tea coffee, & LINENS!!!)
$40 - Admin Fee (this compensates me & assistants for our planning and execution time)
$40 - Printing/Supplies Fees/Badges/Thank you cards/postage/phone
$10 - Men’s Knitting Retreat fee (this helps maintain the website and our group liability insurance)
$15 - PayPal Fees (this is now 4% of the total cost and is charged when you transfer money via PayPal)
$5 - Teaching stipend (we are offering $20 stipend for instructors/per class)
$390 GRAND TOTAL (does NOT include your air fare, gas, shuttles, special field trips, etc.)
* Check-In Time is 3pm (9/1 or 9/2), Check-Out Time is 11am (9/4)
* There is a 90 Day Contract Signing deadline (6/1)
* There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30 Day mark (8/2)
Directions to the facility can be found at http://www.dumasbaycentre.com/index.html.
Transportation Recommendations are:
> Shuttle Express: 1-800-487-7433 or 425-981-7000
> Local Yellow Taxi : Garry - 206-334-7498 (cell) or 253-941-4802. Garry lives locally and works 5 AM - 5 PM providing airport and other local service
> Diamond Taxi: Dave 253-275-7208 Dave lives locally and works 4 AM - 4 PM
I have given Dumas Bay our request for reservation but we don’t officially have the reservation until I make the deposit. I’ll be signing the contract within the next 60 days. The sooner you can reserve and make your payment, the sooner I can sign the contract. If you’re interested in going, please let me know on this forum and I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal.
I’ve crafted a poster and attached the PDF. Please share it with anyone you think would like to join us and for promoting to your networks/contacts.
May I could get a show of “hands” from those of you interested in attending this year? You can either messsage me here or on Ravelry. I can give you my personal email if you are not on Ravelry so that we can keep in touch.
I look forward to seeing some new faces (and some old friends) for this year’s retreat! Please share this with anyone I’ve overlooked or that you think would like to join us.
~Michael Wade aka WonderMike