Potluck and Games Night!!
Well the first Potluck and Games night for 2013 was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for their support and helping to clean up the house :)
This event will be held at Mike's house in the S.E. (Lake Chaparral - Sun Valley / Hwy 22X area). Far South Calgary!
Some of the past events games include:
- Pool table (the Runaround is one of the most fun pool games you'll ever play!)
- Wii & several other games - take the Wii Challenge!!
- Texas Hold ‘em (a friendly beginner game and not a high stakes game)
- Spoons (should we start supplying band aids? lol)
- Twister – enough said! lol
- Pool 8 Ball and Snooker (usually played later in the evening)
These games nights are lots of fun and if you have another game that you feel others would like to play, please bring it with you! From past events, the games are kept shorter in length and that will take less concentration work better (there are lots of people and laughing going on, which can hinder some people’s concentration). Games with less thinking, rules to learn... are much easier on this night!
Note: This is a TEAM EVENT, so please feel free to assist and help organize games or even make suggestions – Thank you.
Potluck – Food Items to Bring:
It is great to sample all of the different food items at every event and there are lots of options. Some people bring homemade dishes, some purchase ready made trays from the grocery/deli departments, others bring desserts or late night snacks… Feel free to bring a plastic container to take some food and desserts home with you.
To help make it easier for the new members and also to give others ideas on what to bring for their contribution (this will help for a wide range of food items), I would ask that you post in the comment section under your name (How to change???? Pretend that you are changing your RSVP) and then add in what you will be bringing to the potluck.
To be careful and to help those with allergies, please make a label for your dish - if you feel that it will help others!
No George – you do not need to label your shrimp tray – “Seafood be careful” - Kidding!
Note: There is a small dog in this home and will be kept upstairs for most of the night. Please do not feed the dog!
Alcohol beverages are BYOB, if you are having some (and have too many) it is your responsibility to call a cab or make other arrangements to get home.
Please Do Not Drink and Drive!!!!
**This event is set up with a manual wait list.
If you are on the waitlist and there are spots available, it is up to you to change your RSVP.
The cost for the event will be $4.00
The $4.00 will cover expenses and includes DSN Fee and will be collected by one of the volunteers on this night.
Please understand.... I am sure some peoople forget hidden costs or forget the expenses..... These expenses include the non alcoholic punch provided, ice, paper plates, cutlery, napkins, plastic cups, some new spoons for the game, new playing cards, new games, cleaning supplies, carpet cleaner, replacing the tips on the pool cues, chalk…
**As a gentle reminder (not to offend anyone), this is someone’s home and we all need to be respectful in the home (please clean up after yourselves and others, be responsible for any damages etc).
The DSN group is GREAT and I hope that it lasts for many years. Most people are respectful and come out to laugh and have fun. At the same time, only some need to understand that this is someone’s home, not a bar or restaurant (we not making profits off the customers spending lots of money on drinks). We all take things for granted, remember that no one is getting paid to clean up, damages (i.e. nicks in walls, stains), laundry, tablecloths, dishwasher tabs…. can become costly and that some might not realize these costly expenses or just assume or maybe just take things for granted.
What time will the event start?
The potluck/games night will start at 6:00 pm and we usually start eating somewhere between 7:15 – 7:45 pm (giving time for the late arrivers and also for those who need time to prep or warm up their food items).
If there are 2 volunteers that can come an hour early to help set up would be great (i.e. setting up tables, chairs, making the punch, last minute details…). I will post the volunteers names, just so we do not have too many people showing up early.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike or any of the organizers directly.
Hope to see everyone there.
Mike (assistant organizer)
PS – New for this event
In the past I have had many DSN members volunteer to come over the next day to help clean up and I did take up on this offer after the last event and thank you to those who volunteered.
This will be the second time that I will be asking/setting up a DSN meet up to help clean up… This will only be on the main house level where the event was held and just to help with any clean up from the event! (i.e. helping to put away tables, dishes, chairs, vacuuming, washing the hardwood floors… ).
For the volunteers, after supporting the DSN clean up event. Maybe we should start a new meet up? i.e. Relax with a glass of wine and a movie or a soak in the hottub.
Thank you again to all of the DSN members for their support.