Just posted more info at the Men's Knitting Retreat Group (SEMKR Forum) on Ravelry. Has price breakdown and links. PM me here or on Rav.
Hello Male Knitters of the South East! Having just finished a mini retreat with my wife, I am now ready to tackle the task of a Men's Knitting Retreat for those of us who live in the South East! I have a date in mind (Veteran's Day weekend), a couple of venues contacted (but not booked--I need someone to check out Asbury Hills in Cleveland, SC), idea for field trip, and list of donors to contact (whew!). If you are interested, please contact me by PM here or on Ravelry so I can begin to pursue all of the above to make this happen! Come on Southern male knitters. Let's make this happen!
A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the south east! I think I finally am beginning to figure this whole thing out so....It’s time to start planning the South East Men’s Knitting Retreat 2011!!!!
Veteran’s Day is far enough out for planning and preparation for this event and this year, Veteran’s Day long weekend is Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th. I’ve confirmed this weekend with Sarah at Asbury Hills and they are very excited to have us. We will either be in Creekside or Batson depending on the number of attendees. I would like to have at least 10 of us to make it worthwhile. I also need a show of hand/commitment before I can make a deposit on the Reservation.
Friday, Nov. 11(3 pm-ish)-Sunday, Nov. 13 (11 am-ish)
Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:
$124.50 - housing for 1day/2 nights (Fri dinner-Sun breakfast, includes 5 meals & LINENS!!!)
Add $50 for private room.
$40 - Admin Fee (this compensates me for my planning and execution time)
$40 - Printing/Supplies Fees/Badges/Thank you cards/postage/phone
$5- Teaching Stipend (To help teachers with their costs and time)
$15 - PayPal Fees (this is now 4% of the total cost and is charged when you transfer money via PayPal)
$225.00 (sharing)($275.00 private room)GRAND TOTAL (does NOT include your air fare, gas, shuttles, special field trips, etc.) (I also rounded up on paypal fees and to whole dollar to cover 2 transfers: you to me then me to Retreat center)
Check-In Time is 3pm (11/11), Check-Out Time is 11am (11/13)
I have to pay deposit to hold our spot. We need at least 8 to hold 1 building and 12 to hold the second building (20 total). I can book the buildings as we fill up. In order to get both buildings there would be some sharing of rooms.
There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30 Day mark 10/11)
I have given Asbury Hills 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. I need to be able to book the reservation soon so no one else books the spot. 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’ll be crafting a poster, but with pictures from other retreats! When, it’s ready, I’ll include a link and how to get a copy for promoting to your networks/contacts.
May I get a show of “hands” from those of you interested in attending this year?
I look forward to seeing all your faces for this year’s retreat! Please share this with anyone I’ve overlooked or that you think would like to join us.