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Potluck/Games Night (Round 6 for Games Night 2013)

Update November 20th:

I will send out the exact address to the event on Saturday (before 2 pm), and you do have the postal code above for the area.  I have had a few emails asking why the max attendance is lower than at past events?  The reason is less clean up, less room (people cannot be outside playing games, having drinks on the back deck...).

 

 

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Potluck and Games Night!!

Ok, I have had just a few calls and emails, asking if this event is happening next month?  Sorry, I just needed to confirm my availability and figure out some personal plans and it looks like everything is good to go... Too bad that others events can't be happening as well :(  

 

Well this will be the sixth Potluck and Games nights for 2013 and well looking at the numbers (from past events and comments), they all were all pretty much a huge success!  

As this is now a winter event, sorry I am going to lower the numbers for this event.  It is not as easy to widen the home area and have some people enjoying the outside decks, playing games in the back yard...

Thank you to everyone for their support and helping to clean up the house :)

Some Past Potluck/Games Meet-ups:http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/138152522

http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/116632752

http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/122509392 

This event will be held at Mike's house in the S.E. (Lake Chaparral - Sun Valley / Hwy 22X area). Far South Calgary!  If you are looking for the area, use the postal code in the details above.

Some of the past events games may/might have included:

- Pool table (the Runaround is one of the most fun pool games you'll ever play!) *No Alex on this one, so you might have a chance to with the title!

- 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)

-Weather permitting, campfire (bring the items for smores)

-Beaver slap (not what you are thinking!!!!!) 

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 some 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!  If you have Guesstures game, please bring it!!

Note: This is a TEAM EVENT, so please feel free to assist and help organize the games or even make suggestions...  There are some great people in this group and we will always welcome new members, at the same time it is up to you to socialize and have fun :) 

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/or desserts home with you. 

***At some last events, we ended up with way too many desserts and could have used some more dinner foods...  Need ideas??  Call me...

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 and then add in what you will be bringing to the potluck.  

Allergies:

To be careful and to help those with allergies, please make a label for your dish - if you feel that it will help others!

Note:  There is a small dog (he's about 4 1/2 pound long haired Chihuahua) in this home and will be kept upstairs for most of the night.  Please do not feed the dog!

 

Alcoholic Beverages: 

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 a spot opens, the meetup website will send out an automatic email letting you know that there is a space available, and it is up to you to change your RSVP to yes, and I am attending.  For those who do not understand waitlists and how they can work with meetup events, please read the information in the details below.

If you have a question or a comment about the waitlist, please contact one of the DSN organizers.  Do not post comments about this issue on the event!  Thank you.

 

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 people do not understand the hidden costs or forget the expenses.....   These expenses include the non alcoholic punch provided, ice, paper plates, cutlery, pop, napkins, some extra dinner meats, plastic cups, some new spoons for the game, new playing cards, new games, bottled water, fire wood, cleaning supplies, lunch items the next day for the volunteers, carpet cleaner supplies, replacing the tips on the pool cues (to have the 5 pool cue tips replaced professionally cost $84.00), chalk…  You would be surprised how fast it all adds up!  Also, appreciation to those who help clean up the next day, this helps to subsidize the costs (out of my pocket) for the fun that everyone had the night before.

**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 are 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, carpet cleaning/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.  

For some competitive people (not to mention any names)... lol.  If the window gets broken playing the Run-A-Round game, you are responsible for the bill!!    

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). Volunteers would be appreciated to help organize, warm up foods...

 

Extra help:

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 2013

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 and thank you to those who volunteered.

I do request volunteers for Sunday and it should not be the same people having to volunteer each time.  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… ).  

I will be making brunch for the volunteers as well.Thank you again to all of the DSN members for their support.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just ate the last of the springs rolls, they were soooo good! Thank you.

    November 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wanda. Thanks for all of your help on Saturday night, it was greatly appreciated.

      December 3, 2013

    • Wanda M.

      Your very welcome.. It was no problem.

      December 3, 2013

  • DENISE V.

    I got a little ruff playing spoons but I liked it sorry for all the injuries lol

    November 24, 2013

    • Ben

      rough is the name of the game denise,. nice work!!!

      November 24, 2013

    • Adrian B.

      You kept us laughing.

      November 24, 2013

  • Glen H.

    I've missed about 3 or 4 meet ups in a row but I did noticed alot of nice looking ladies hmmm :) The food that everyone brought was amazing....thanks Mike good job!!

    November 24, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    Thanks Mike for hosting another superb party! The food was scrumptious as always and the company was great. :)

    BTW I beat you at your own singing game! You owe me a Potluck and Dirty Santa meet up.. :) lol

    November 24, 2013

  • Colette

    Thanks Mike for a great party! Glad you clarified the 6 inch rule!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a good time and it was great to meet so many new people! Thanks so much to Mike and everyone who helped out!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see new and old faces. Awesome night!

    November 24, 2013

  • Emma G

    Great food! Great to see folks and meet some new people! Great games!!! Thanks Mike and all your helpers especially Maria!

    November 24, 2013

  • Ben

    Awesome company, fun games, great food. Thanks Mike, much appreciated.

    November 23, 2013

  • Sue

    Yummy Food - Great company- Fun Games

    November 23, 2013

  • Adrian B.

    Late but on our way.

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Update: 2:50 pm
    The RSVP has been close and the address has been sent.
    Cheers,
    Mike

    November 23, 2013

    • Melanie W

      Hi Mike! Do you know of anyone that can't make it at this late notice?

      November 23, 2013

    • Vincent

      A spot has opened up Melanie.

      November 23, 2013

  • Kate

    I have been asked to come into work, is there someone who would like my spot? Otherwise, I'll go in late :/ LOL and just stay a bit... ???

    November 23, 2013

  • Melanie W

    Can i get on a wait list?

    November 23, 2013

  • Gina

    I think beef burritos, or maybe baked ham. Either way it will be a main meat dish.

    November 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow, Gina I did not realize that the new Save On Foods have both of those items already cooked in the Deli Dept, lol. :P

      November 23, 2013

  • Kat

    Shrimp ;)

    November 23, 2013

  • Graham

    Bringing Meatloaf and garlic toast ....and not talking about the singer

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be cooking a pork tenderloin and potatoes.

    November 21, 2013

    • ~*Steen*~

      Yam! :)

      November 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Change of plans. Mesquite steak fajitas and also bbq some sausages.

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • Sue

    I will bring a pasta salad and chicken wings :)

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I will have to pass, woke up not feeling so great, have fun everyone

    November 23, 2013

  • Wanda M.

    I will bring porcupine balls(meatballs)

    November 22, 2013

    • Wanda M.

      And homage chocolate chip cookies.

      November 22, 2013

  • Glen H.

    Bringing a fruit platter!!!

    November 22, 2013

  • Colette

    I'm bringing a 7-grain salad, also the electronic word game "Catch Phrase". It should be lots of fun! Thanks Mike for hosting! It's much appreciated!

    November 22, 2013

  • Blake H.

    We'll bring a spinach salad.

    November 21, 2013

  • Marcella

    I'll bring a cheese tray and crackers

    November 21, 2013

  • Mark

    Cabbage rolls

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing mini-apple pies. Hope that works!

    November 21, 2013

  • Ben

    I will bring a big coleslaw salad. :)

    November 21, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    I am bringing two bite vanilla cupcakes. :)

    November 21, 2013

  • Emma G

    I 'm bringing tortilla chips and homemade salsa. I know I 've done this before but I needed something that didn't require prep as I've had a busy week.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Kat

    Mike I will come early and help set up

    November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, I appreciate the support :)

      November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Update: I just got back from vacation and did not turn on the waitlist (at this time). To be honest, this meet up event might be cancelled, as I do not see the support for the Sunday clean-up. I am a little burned out from past events, opening my home and taking my time, labor.... to support these events. If the support from members is not there for these events, then they will be cancellled. Yes, there are a few members that are great!! But why should it always be the same people doing the work??? I guess that I will update the event and others soon. Sorry to sound a little off on this email, but there is only so much that the organizers should really do and if no support, no appreciation.... then this group will not survive. Have a great night all :)

    November 18, 2013

    • Emma G

      Hi Amy. Welcome!! These potlucks are fun! You do not need to bring enough food to feed everyone. There is usually lots of food so people have a bit of different things.

      November 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Potluck is on, as there are members that have volunteered their time to help on Sunday morning - Thank you in advance for helping on Sunday :)

      November 21, 2013

  • Patrick

    The run around Gods are conspiring against me! Last month a wedding, now a xmas party?!

    November 20, 2013

    • Emma G

      Me thinks you doth protest too much! You're not prioritizing effectively!!

      November 20, 2013

  • Mark

    I will be there any time Sunday to help you clean up. thanks for holding it.

    November 19, 2013

  • Kate

    Is there not a wait list for this?

    November 18, 2013

  • ~*Steen*~

    I have a game that I can bring.
    Its like Jenga but for adults.. I have never played it before, but looks like alot of fun! ;)

    October 31, 2013

  • Patrick

    Crap! I think that's my work xmas party.

    October 30, 2013

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