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Winter Solstice & 2013, a Year In Reflection

  • Dec 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Ok Sports Fans, we shall gather share spirits (drink) and friendship and reflect on this past year. This time we will be upstairs in the Olympia Room, which overlooks Commencement Bay. We will have our own bar upstairs, so that we don't have to go down stairs to get more drink. 

Shenanigans will have live entertainment downstairs in the bar area - Maybe, last I spoke with them, they had put their downstairs entertainment on hold. I think we can bring our iPods, like we did for the Xmas cruise. But I am not totally certain, and will ask.  

Like last year I would like to stipulate the dress code: Suit and tie/Sport Jacket and tie/ Business casual; Business casual in my book means casual/dress pants and collared shirt. Women, cocktail dresses/pantsuits, etc. Yeah guys don't have a cow, it is only the second Meetup this year you are being asked to do that! It is only a suggestions, not a requirement.

We will be charging $20 for this Meetup; cost covers Appetizers and the cost of the room. It was a lot easier to go with appetizers then it was to take individual orders 10 days prior to the event. We will have a table situated just before you enter the Olympia room; we will have a list of those who have RSVP'd and collect money from members.  We will have a No-Host Bar (which is the same as a Pay as you Go Bar)upstairs; Nathan will be our Bar Keep.

 This is a sampling of our Appetizers:

- Jamaican Chicken Skewers                                      - Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

- Imported & Domestic Cheese                                   - Assorted Cold Cuts

- Vegetable Hummus Trays                                        - Bruschetta

- Antipasto Salad                                                       - BBQ Meatballs

- Hot Crab Shrimp & Artichoke Dip                              - Kalbi Chicken Wings

Appetizers will be served in stages to take into account Members arriving at various times during the evening.


 

 

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  • Jeff H.

    It was a great time thanks to our organizers and the people in the group, I look forward to even better times in the coming year.

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Cathy

    What a fun evening! Thank you organizers for all your work putting this together. Spring Solstice Party, hmmm??? ; )

    4 · December 22, 2013

    • Cathy

      I should have said "Spring Equinox" party!!! I thought something didn't sound right about that! Ha! Whatever it's called, it would be a great excuse to dance and party some more with a great group of people!

      1 · December 22, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Vernal Equinox my dear...and yes, we shall worship our Pagan side as well :)

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve... thanks for creating the group and attracting such very friendly folks. Happy New Year!

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Roger... Once again you have enriched my life. Thanks for all your effort in creating this event! Enjoyed meeting some very nice people and enjoyed all the dancing!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For me it was a year in Projection... my first meeting with the group! Looking forward to more!

    December 23, 2013

  • Kenan

    Hello All of you.. Photos soon to come.. if you see yourself (in photos i post) and want photo pulled or yourself cropped out just send me an email... I very much enjoyed seeing all of you.. so sorry i seem scatter brained.. just was running around.. thank you to all for coming... you all made it what it was... another fun Tacoma Wine and Dine Event..

    2 · December 22, 2013

    • Kenan

      Marc... so sorry... we will make sure to get a handful of pictures next time...

      December 23, 2013

    • Carole

      Marc, you have to be like me, be alert and cheese it up when you see him pointing the camera in your direction or ask him to take a picture for you, otherwise you'll miss a good photo op.

      2 · December 23, 2013

  • Gayle M

    Fabulous Darling !!!

    December 23, 2013

  • Marcia

    Holiday cheers to you Steve and your whole team for your hours of work to plan a fun elegant event. With everyone rocking out I didn't notice and silent reflection though. Just think in six months we'll be out on the deck soaking up the sun and enjoying the extra daylight at the Summer Solstice.

    December 22, 2013

  • Arlene

    Another great party - kudos to the organizers! And to everyone who kicked in to keep the party going!

    December 22, 2013

  • Gayle M

    Awesome job again ~ being the 2nd weekend in a row for a major event. Always a fun time, great mix of people and the music was kick-ass !! Boy do I need to find better dance shoes as I could've boogied another hour :-)

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Fern Z

    It was a fun night. I can only guess how much work goes into putting these events together. Thank you!

    December 22, 2013

  • Gretchen S.

    So much fun, great mix of people. Love, love, love the dancing...more please!

    5 · December 22, 2013

    • Cathy

      I will second that, Gretchen! More dancing, please!

      December 22, 2013

  • Julie

    Very fun!!

    December 22, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Fun night Thank You all that work hard to make this happen Great job

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I missed the event. I got food poisoning and did not move much yesterday.

    December 22, 2013

    • Rudy

      What the heck did u eat?

      December 22, 2013

  • Julie

    It was so much fun. Thanks to all of you who helped put this on for the rest of us!!

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      As usual a total blast with great friends!

      December 22, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Thanks to all for a great event. I can see the days getting longer already ;)

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Gary M.

    You guys rock. Truely truely greatful for a place to meet amazing people. This meet up thing is recreating the idea of neighbors and a bit of human community...therapy for the soul...

    2 · December 22, 2013

  • Carole

    Loved the room, food and company. Thanks for making it such a fun night.

    December 22, 2013

  • Grace

    Thank you to all the organizers for all of your hard work! Thank you to Roger for the dances, and keeping the music flowing. I had a great time, and the food was good too!

    December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ANOTHER Marvelous (and MERRY) Meetup! Thanks planners!

    December 21, 2013

  • Lisa C

    Sorry I could not make it. Doggone car trouble!! I hope you all had a ball!!

    December 21, 2013

  • Carole

    Don't take I 5 north!!!!!

    December 21, 2013

    • Eddie C

      Good idea if we are going towards Tacoma.. but i5 sucks most of the time

      December 21, 2013

  • Trish

    So sorry for late change in RSVP! Been down with a cold and was hoping to be feeling better, but just not feeling good enough. Don & I will be stayin on the couch watching Christmas movies tonight! Hope everyone has a wonderful time! Happy Winter!

    December 21, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Stuck n Woodinville. Sorry for last min let me know if I owe $20 .

    December 21, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    Sorry I can't make tonight and that it is such short notice. Have fun everyone!

    December 21, 2013

  • Steve D.

    Ok Sport Fans, we have made some last minute changes based on Organizers visiting Shenanigans Management and Staff. I am going to open this Meetup; which means there is no limit; HOWEVER, that said, I would like for each of you to review your RSVP. If you are 75% or less of going...change your RSVP. We need to have an accurate headcount as is possible so that we can have enough food for everyone.

    Next big thing is that we will have the entire top floor. Bring your IPods, we will have music and dancing. As you come upstairs, the Wild Turk, Kenan, will be at a reception table. He will check your name off the list, receive $20 from you and issue you an entrance wrist badge. As the Wine Diva has said, Candy Cain Martini will be the specialty drink.

    5 · December 18, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Hmmm, something way back in my data base, seems to recall something like that during my college days. Fairly certain it is probably a corrupt data chip.

      December 20, 2013

    • Cindy

      As I recall, someone got a Naked Twister game at Diry Santa last night.

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Rudy

    Anyone live in oly? If so wanna car pool?

    December 21, 2013

  • Eva A.

    Sorry, still in pain. Don't wanna be a party pooper. Have fun.

    December 21, 2013

  • Steve D.

    Change 23....appetizers will not be coming out at various times. MU starts at 1800, and appetizers come in at 1900.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Apps will be set out on a table.

      1 · December 20, 2013

    • Grace

      Now I can close my eyes for the night....I know, I'm being a back seat driver:)

      December 20, 2013

  • Kenan

    OK all you lucky Tacoma Wine and Diners.. Please bring exact cash to this shin-dig (to help make it easy for me).. I am looking forward to seeing all of you and checking you off.. and giving you the secret pass (i picked them up today)... you will see me (or one of my fellow organizers) stationed at the top of the stairs.. there will be delicious snacks and fun dance music and wonderful company waiting for all of you..

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Kenan

    OK everyone... Please keep watch (especially if on waiting list) Steve Dische the Grande Poohbah (my secrete bitter enemy, brother from another mother ) will be posting new info regarding attending this meetup...

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • Grace

      Sometimes Brooklyn women talk like men, lol. I'll whisper something in your ear next time I see you;)

      December 17, 2013

    • Carole

      I feel left out when people say brother from another mother. I wanna be a sister from another something.....dickster? Oh, thats bad. Sorry! I just made that up. Dont hate me.

      2 · December 20, 2013

  • Steve D.

    Brother Rabbit is arranging for a sound system to go in to the two rooms, so we will have music and dancing!

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Moira

    I hope y'all have a fantabulous time!!! Catchya later.... I won't be making this one.... Cheers & Merry Christmas to all :-)

    December 20, 2013

  • Tom

    Sorry won't be able to make it.

    December 20, 2013

    • Gayle M

      Geeze..... and I was looking forward to seeing your next goofy hat ~ LOL. Happy Holidays :-)

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Adeline H.

    Looking forward to a fun night

    December 20, 2013

  • Steve D.

    Ok Sport Fans, have a change for this Meetup. Start time is 1800 (6 pm). Also, Candy Cane Martini is confirmed as the specialty drink.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Roger

      Fresh breath!

      2 · December 19, 2013

    • Carole

      Thank you Steve!

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • John

    Hey James why are you in this meetup under two different names?

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Gayle M

      yeah....I noticed that also.....is one his avatar ??

      December 19, 2013

  • Marcia

    Steve, you crack me up. I don't consider a cocktail dress business casual. In all my years of working I don't recall going to the office in a cocktail dress even once.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Gretchen S.

      I probably have! Ha ha poking fun at myself.

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Carole

    Ooh a specialty drink just for us would be fun! We could call it Poobahs punch. ;) C'mon.... Please......

    2 · December 16, 2013

    • Heather H

      If it starts at 5:00, it would end at 8:00 pm. What time does it really start?

      December 19, 2013

    • Carole

      Thank you Kristi and Steve for the specialty drink. U guys are the best. Thanks for always taking ideas into consideration. :)

      December 19, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Hi Steve I need to drop my +1 I will be there and looking forward to a Great night

    December 19, 2013

  • Anne

    I would live to attend this event

    December 19, 2013

  • Adina

    Is there a waiting list for this? I somehow missed this!

    December 18, 2013

  • Carole

    Awesome! U guys are so great! Thanks so much!!

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just dropped from the attendee list if someone is on the waiting list. Have fun.

    December 18, 2013

  • Grace

    The deal is probably already brokered, and with what I think is decent pricing. Location, location, location for room rental, Christmas time, free parking, bartender, average $14+ pp for apps w/tax & gratuity, partially free-flowing so could cost more. Pre-ordered apps is the way to go to make sure the group meets their minimum for food (& beverage), so I hope everyone honors their rsvp for Steve, which may have no shows factored in, but that would be rude at the very least to do @the last minute since the place would require a head count a day or two in advance. I hope that didn't come off as being harsh:)

    December 17, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Will they be offering any drink specials for us? Or will the pricing be what's on their normal full priced menu?

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Good question Carolyn, I will ask. It is Happy Hour, so I will see if they will expand their HH to include upstairs.

      December 17, 2013

    • Grace

      You can ask, it never hurts, but I think their HH may only be M-F (?).

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, Steve, will there still be live entertainment downstairs and is the Captain afterwards still on? Thanks

    December 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! I based the questions on the original description of this Meetup. Didn't know if any of it changed with your most recent update.... newbie here, so I may ask questions that seem silly, but I never hesitate to ask when I'm not clear. Thanks again! :)

      1 · December 16, 2013

    • Steve D.

      David, it is fine to ask questions; but the New Meetup Information, superseded the old. I will change it to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

      December 17, 2013

  • Grace

    Steve, does "I am opening up this meetup" mean waitling list people can go, just in case I sign up late. Don't know how I'll feel after Cindy's. I don't recoup easily:)

    December 16, 2013

    • Cindy

      I might show up for a few :-)

      December 16, 2013

    • Steve D.

      I am not opening up this venue; we have already maxed capacity. The number will only change if Shanigans lets me use the other room at no charge.

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • Anne

    I would live to attend this event

    1 · December 16, 2013

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