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Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« on: 01/13/06 12:55 PM »

Dear fellow Avalanche fans,

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must announce that Avalanches Cruise Niagara will not be held this year. After a lot of soul-searching and discussions with the other planning committee members, we have decided that we cannot devote the time and effort that this event requires and deserves. It's sad to see the passing of an era, but situations change, and sometimes it's necessary to move on.

I wish to thank all of the members who have attended this event in the past. You have made all the long hours of work, the many frustrations, and the expenses all worthwhile. Without you there would be no reason to hold an event such as this.

I would also like to give a special thank you to the numerous members who have volunteered their time, money, and efforts to help with the planning and running of this event, and also for lining up sponsors or donating prizes. Without you, there simply would be no event.

I hope everyone has a great summer filled with exciting and fun-filled Avalanche plans and activities. It's unfortunate that Avalanches Cruise Niagara can't be a part of those plans.

Sincerely,

MrBill - Avalanches Cruise Niagara Chairman
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #1 on: 01/13/06 01:14 PM »

Thanks any way Mr Bill  We know how much it takes to put together a BIG GTG like this.. I know this year Steph and I's wedding is in May and We couldn't take the time off to go to this great event...

Here are some pics from last year..  Thanks for everything...
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #2 on: 01/13/06 01:17 PM »

It was a good time by all...It will be missed this year :(
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #3 on: 01/13/06 01:20 PM »

Understanding your points, MrBill!! I am just very happy that I got to meet all the wonderful people in the two Niagara's that we got to attend!!!  :A:

Gonna have to find an alternate event to attend each year now!!!  :A:


WHO is that INSANE FELLA at the end of the table!! :4:
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #4 on: 01/13/06 01:22 PM »

Thanks for your update and I look forward to 07.. 


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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #5 on: 01/13/06 01:47 PM »

I'm sorry just a few more to remember the good times had by all...
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #6 on: 01/13/06 01:49 PM »

The man of the hour....

Look at all those Av's....
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #7 on: 01/13/06 02:43 PM »

Sooooooooooooo, what other GTG's are within driving distance of me .... gotta start making plans NOW for the FUTURE big GTG's!!!  :A:  Hmmm, SEPT/OCTOBER of next year sounds good!!
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #8 on: 01/13/06 03:11 PM »

That is the way these things work.  There's a lot of effort that goes into putting an event like this together.  Unless there is a continual infusion of fresh "muscle" an event like this will only happen a few times before the planners need a break and time to attend to other elements in their lives. 

I, like many I am sure, very much appreciate the work that MrBill, SS, et. al. put into the Niagara GTGs that did happen and am very happy that we were able to attend. 

But, there are plenty of opportunities out there -- Bluegrass last year was great -- as was cruising the Whites in New England.  The Arizona group has an awesome GTG planned, there's Crystal River, and Laughlin, and STS (can I say that?), and the International BBQ Festival, and Southern Nights and... and...  Plus I'm still hoping to get to a Hot Dog Run in Jersey some Saturday when we can make it.  ;-)

So to all who made the past Niagara GTGs a big success, I send my  heartfelt appreciation. :A:

  --OldVMer

P.S.  Yak, are you still planning the 2007 National GTG in Labrador City?   :4:
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #9 on: 01/13/06 03:19 PM »

We never made one of the Niagara events but planned to in the furture. I keep planning on getting out on the east coast for some events but something always comes up.............Sorry to see this one go!

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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #10 on: 01/13/06 03:30 PM »

 :6: i was looking forward to another wild time in niagara.. ah well.. just have to find somewhere else to go this year.. hmm.. how far away is arizona anyway? ;)
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #11 on: 01/13/06 04:53 PM »

Thanks Mr. Bill  :wave:
I made both NF GTG's.... My schedule is full with GTG's that are fairly local to me so this will save a few thousand miles on the AV this year.
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #12 on: 01/13/06 09:21 PM »

:6: i was looking forward to another wild time in niagara.. ah well.. just have to find somewhere else to go this year.. hmm.. how far away is arizona anyway? ;)


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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #13 on: 01/13/06 09:28 PM »

:6: i was looking forward to another wild time in niagara.. ah well.. just have to find somewhere else to go this year..


 :0: Why Not Niagara ?

How about a joint effort of the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, & CT) Coordinators (Me, You, & Gary) to put something together for Niagara in spite of it all.

It may not be as grand, but I am sure if we get Stan (NatsCanAv) involved too it will be a lot of fun.  We still have plenty of time too.

I'm sure others will want to help make this happen.

We can have it at the same Motel as last year.  (the night-time parking lot fun was the best part)

I'll give yoy a call Erin.   We can discuss this further and if we decide to we can make some new posts about it.

John
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #14 on: 01/14/06 05:04 AM »

It should never have been treated as a business in the first place, a "chairman" of a social event? Granted, it needed guidance but it was destined to fail.
There is such a thing as overplanning, it comes at a cost, financial and otherwise.
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #15 on: 01/14/06 05:45 AM »


 :0: Why Not Niagara ?

How about a joint effort of the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, & CT) Coordinators (Me, You, & Gary) to put something together for Niagara in spite of it all.

It may not be as grand, but I am sure if we get Stan (NatsCanAv) involved too it will be a lot of fun.  We still have plenty of time too.

I'm sure others will want to help make this happen.

We can have it at the same Motel as last year.  (the night-time parking lot fun was the best part)

I'll give yoy a call Erin.   We can discuss this further and if we decide to we can make some new posts about it.

John


I love this mans thought process!!!  :A:
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #16 on: 01/14/06 06:29 AM »

Wow, that's too bad.... :6:

Me and my dad were both looking forward to another great fun-filled time at Niagara but we both understand the circumstances and what it really takes to pull off an event like this. Thanks to EVERYONE who has done ANYTHING to help make the two previous Niagara runs a success!  :A:


Jsal, That would be awesome! Let us know when you get more info!  :yourock:

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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #17 on: 01/14/06 11:55 AM »


 :0: Why Not Niagara ?

How about a joint effort of the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, & CT) Coordinators (Me, You, & Gary) to put something together for Niagara in spite of it all.

It may not be as grand, but I am sure if we get Stan (NatsCanAv) involved too it will be a lot of fun.  We still have plenty of time too.

I'm sure others will want to help make this happen.

We can have it at the same Motel as last year.  (the night-time parking lot fun was the best part)

I'll give yoy a call Erin.   We can discuss this further and if we decide to we can make some new posts about it.

John


I'll help with this idea.....  I'm interested!  Yo, Brother Yak!  You best be coming!!!!
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #18 on: 01/14/06 06:24 PM »

   i just heard about this tonite at the local meet.  sorry to hear it will not be happening.
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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #19 on: 02/01/06 11:51 AM »

Mr. Bill:  I am very happy to have attended the first one and won the prize for driving the farthest from AR.  My son says that was the best vacation he has ever been on.  Thank you for all of your hard work.

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« Reply #20 on: 02/01/06 11:53 AM »

Mr. Bill:  I am very happy to have attended the first one and won the prize for driving the farthest from AR.  My son says that was the best vacation he has ever been on.  Thank you for all of your hard work.

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Re: Avalanches Cruise Niagara Update.
« Reply #21 on: 02/01/06 05:21 PM »

Here is Yak accepting his prize :A:

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« Reply #22 on: 02/01/06 05:22 PM »

SOrry, but NOBODY will believe that because he has more hair than I do!!!  :P
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« Reply #23 on: 02/01/06 05:29 PM »

This is true.....
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« Reply #24 on: 02/02/06 06:44 AM »

Thanks Mr. Bill and all the other volunteers who made this possible, We had a great time and look forward to 2007
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« Reply #25 on: 02/02/06 04:39 PM »

Mr. Bill,

I would also like to thank you for pulling off a great event last year! A good time was had by all, including my dad and I. It was nice to meet you and other members face-to-face and to talk. It is too bad that this will not be happening this year but I do understand the circumstances. It take A LOT of hard work and coordination to pull a huge event like NF off. I would like to thank you for doing just that and hopefully something can be held again in the near future. I hope to see you and the many other members who have attended NF in the past again sometime soon! Thanks again!  :A:  :yourock:

Sincerely,
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