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Drobo Data Robot Giveaway! - 3rd Anniversary Update

From: Joe L.
Sent on: Monday, July 23, 2012 11:45 PM
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Yep, we're giving away a DROBO!

Howdy Folks!

Our Dinner: Celebrating our 3rd Anniversary Meetup is this Sunday. Several of our partners have sent us some nifty raffle items, and check out the cool 'congrats' messages too!

Tom Buiocchi,'s CEO, is sending us a FREE 4-Bay Drobo to raffle off during dinner ($399 Retail)! THANKS DROBO! :)

Also, Jan Johnson, MA (aka, Galveston Island Gal) will be joining us. She is a tour guide and the author of "Walking Historic Galveston, A Guide to its Neighborhoods". She will discuss some of the wonderful areas of the island to photowalk. (Maybe we can talk her into leading a tour sometime!)

Oh, and be sure and bring your camera! Paula Puffer's helping make props for some photo-booth fun. :)

For those joining us for dinner, we'll have a few giveaways from our friends and partners:
  • A Four Bay Drobo, Provided by Tom Buiocchi, Drobo CEO!
  • Two BetaShell Lens Protection Systems ( )
  • A Strobist Folding Softbox/Diffusion Device from ( )
  • Udi Tirosh at ( )
    • Bokeh Masters Kit
    • Double Flash Bracket
    • DIY Ring Flash
    • Camera Cookie Cutters
  • Sticky Filters for Large Flash ( )
See you Sunday!

Joe Lippeatt

PS: The restaurant is preparing for all 78 people (or more) on the RSVP list, so DON'T no-show. THANKS
Messages from Vendors and Friends of HoustonPhotowalks


"Congratulations on 3 years of photowalking!"

- Leslie Staas, LumiQuest


"Congratulations HoustonPhotowalks on your 3rd Anniversary!"

- Tom Buiocchi, CEO, Drobo


"Congratulations on growing such a large group!"

- Kirsten Hunter, Director of Customer Happiness,

Think Tank Photo:

"Think Tank Photo congratulates HoustonPhotowalks Club on its 3rd year anniversary. As a supporter of the Club, you receive free gear every time you order from Think Tank, and they also donate to the Club. To order go to and enter the Club's special code number, AP-555."

- Brian Erwin, Think Tank Photo

Navasota, Texas:

"I would just like to thank Houston Photowalkers that have visited Navasota and the many places and things that are interesting to photograph here. We are proud of the beauty, the history, the friendly folks and all that make Navasota special. Your interest is appreciated and you are always welcome!"

- Bert Miller, Mayor, City of Navasota, Texas

Alief, Texas:

"Joe, and all the members of Houston photoealks, we want to wish you a happy anniversary. Thanks so much for supporting our Alief International Parade and we want you to know that you are welcome again this our 5th year to take pictures. The past pictures were great and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks again."

- Marie Lee, President, Alief Community Association

onOne Software:

"onOne Software would like to congratulate Houston Photo Walks on their 3 year anniversary. We are happy to have the opportunity to help sponsor these events and wish everyone involved many successful years to come."

- Patric Smith, Operations Manager, onOne Software

Houston, Texas:

"Greetings, As Mayor of Houston, I extend congratulations to the organizers and members of on its 3rd anniversary. We are proud to have in our community."

- Annise D. Parker, Mayer, Houston, Texas

Udi Tirosh was happy to provide us with several items from his store at for our dinner. Udi has been a supporter of HoustonPhotowalks for several years. Members who have received items from his store were really thrilled.

Meetup HQ:

"Congratulations to you all for running an awesome group."

- Lisa Martens, Community Specialist, Meetup HQ
Upcoming Events

Seminar: 5-Hour Creative Design Workshop with Judy Host

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX
Attending: 11, Waiting: 0

Photowalk: Guided Tour of Allen's Landing and Downtown

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ Allen's Landing, 1001 Commerce Street, Houston, TX
Attending: 60, Waiting: 13

Lunch and Cold Drinks: Niko Niko's at Market Street Square, Downtown

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ Niko Niko's Greek & American Cafe, 301 Milam Street, Houston, TX
Attending: 32, Waiting: 0

Dinner: Celebrating our 3rd Anniversary!

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ Cafe Adobe, 7620 Katy Fwy # 355, Houston, TX
Attending: 78, Waiting: 0

Photowalk: Early Entry to The National Museum of Funeral History

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX
Attending: 42, Waiting: 0

Dinner: Alaskan Cruise Social

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Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ Bridgeway Software Inc, 6575 West Loop S # 300, Bellaire, TX
Attending: 7, Waiting: 0

Virtual Photowalk: ABC, Its Easy As 123! (oooh baby!)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ Your House, On Your Computer, Houston, TX
Attending: 29, Waiting: 0

Photo Tour: Seattle Space Needle

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Friday, August 31, 2012 @ Space Needle, 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA
Attending: 8, Waiting: 0

Special Event: 7 Day Alaskan Cruise with 2 Photo Excursions!

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Friday, August 31, 2012 @ Princess Cruise Line, TBD, Seattle, WA
Attending: 17, Waiting: 0 Sponsorship

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