2009 Midwest Men's Knitting Retreat

THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF THE RAVELRY POSTING FROM TODD GOCKEN WHO IS SPEAR-HEADING THE MIDWEST RETREAT. If you have any questions, you can also communicate with me (Thor) here on Men Who Knit.

I have spoken to Circle Pines Center and have reserved the facility for the weekend of November 13-15 2009. They are very excited to have us, and it seems like a wonderful fit.

The Itinerary is as follows (these have been tentatively scheduled but may be subject to alterations)

Tour of Lorna’s Laces headquarters in Chicago
Reception at Loopy Yarns
Knit-in at the Art Institute inChicago (free admission)
Group Dinner at (?)

Friday (a.m.)
Travel to Circle Pines Center
Visit to Marr Haven Farms (en route to the Center)

Friday (p.m.) – Sunday (noon)
Classes, charity project and other cool stuff

Sunday, noon
depart Circle Pines

We have set the price for the weekend at $200

This includes:
Food and Lodging while at Circle Pines
Teaching Stipend ($20 per instructor per class)
Thursday Evening Reception at Loopy Yarns in Chicago
Printing fees, supplies, name badges etc.

It does not include:
Lodging or food on Thursday night/Friday morning in Chicago (however, there are several inexpensive options, as well as a few locals who have proposed hosting out-of-towners)
Transportation to and from Circle Pines Center (we will try to facilitate carpooling or shuttles for the car-less)
Yarn Purchases (if only … )

I would like to sign the contracts the first week of August, so please PM me with your contact information and submit your payments as soon as is convenient.
Payment will be through PayPal; however, if you have an aversion to paypal, please PM me and we can work out other possibilities.

The designated paypal account for the MMWKR is todd(dot)gocken(at)gmail(dot)com

Circle Pines requires a minimum of 10 people. We currently have a verbal agreement with the center, and will be signing the contract once we receive payment from a sufficient number of individuals.

When you register, please PM me with your preferred contact info, or you can contact me at the email address above.