A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the Southeast! I think I finally am beginning to figure this whole thing out so....It’s time to start planning the Southeast Men’s Knitting Retreat 2012 !!!
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 8th through Sunday, November 11th. 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.
Thursday, Nov. 8(3 pm-ish)-Sunday, Nov. 11 (1 pm-ish)
Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:
$198.00 - housing for 2 day/3 nights (Thurs dinner-Sun lunch includes 9 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)
$298.00(sharing)($348.00 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 (11/08), Check-Out Time is 11am (11/11)
I must have at least 8 sign up and pay to book reservation (for 1 building), then at least 12 more for the second building. Private rooms will go fast and sharing is economical and appreciated. I have contacted the center about overflow and there are cabins available for us if the two buildings we used last year fill up. Since you would be sharing a common sleep area with multiple roomies the rate would be reduced to $165.00 (plus additional fees, $265.00 total). I am already considering two other centers for next year if we run into the overflow area.
There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30 Day mark (10/08)
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, this year with pics from our first retreat! 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. Thanks, Ya’ll !!!
Message me here or on Ravelry: smalltownknitguy, if you want more info or wish to attend!