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Drinking with Strangers - New Years Eve Party 2009 - MDR Hotel's Waterfront Room

  • Dec 31, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Dear Strangers, Update 12/30/08 at 11:55PM Please Dress to Impress - Black and White Semi or Formal Preferred, Not Req'd. Speed things up at the door, know your DWS # - Click Here for the Paid List and DWS Numbers PayPal is closed. Thank you for your payments. Congratulations, we hit our goal of 500 payments, we will only accept CASH at the door by special arrangement. Contact me by cell only[masked] for info.


Randy and I met up with the GM, Operations Mgr and Catering Mgr of the MDR Hotel today 12/29
We cleared up many grey areas of this party...
Here are the Drink Prices (per MDR 12/29)
WELL DRINKS $5
CALL DRINKS $6
PREMIUM DRINKS $8
TOP SHELF $10
DOMESTIC BEER $5
IMPORTED BEER $6
Click for the Appetizers Menuand the Dinner Menu The MDR Hotel is now sold out, you can book locally for our $99.00 meetup rate at Marina International Hotel and Bungalows (310)[masked] PARKING: There is free parking for about 120 vehicles. If you arrive late and there is no parking in the free lot, 3/4 of a block away on the corner of Bali Way and Admiralty Way, is Parking Lot #5. The parking for all night is only $3. Please bring CASH for the ticket dispenser. We've got DJ Johnny Deluxe of 'The Peoples DJ' w/ 10,000 songs!!!
I am excited; we’ve partied at the MDR Hotel for 2 Years in a row celebrating Independence Day, now they are so kindly accommodating us for our last minute venue change, which is great because we like this place a lot. Click here are pictures of Randy and I doing a walk thru this past Spring, Some Pictures of the DWS Parties at the MDR Hotel (in the summer)






The MDR is giving us its main Banquet Room, ‘The Waterfront Room’ which is at the West most part of the hotel with ¾’s of the room surrounded by water views, fixed drink and food specials, and as always we’ll do our thing to mix the crowd as best we can. Between Randy and I, we are allowing only 500 Meetup Members (250 paid per group) to come to this private DWS/NFS event.
PAY NOW to secure your spot and give us the funds early so we can throw a great party. (Last year more than 150 people paid the last 2 days which swamped us, please pay now so we can be prepared with servers, staff and drinks/food this New Years!) Some Pictures of the Last DWS NYE party









21 and over, Meetup Only Event, Prepaid Only, No Cash Entrance at the door.
Here is what is included for $20


Waterfront Banquet Room with Marina View
Champagne at Midnight
DJ Music
Dancing
Prizes
A LOT OF FUN
AND MUCH MORE!
Kenway [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a great party, had lots of fun. Meat some wonderful people.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time- everyone was chill-the music good to dance to and all in all a better than I expected night.

    January 6, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun - everyone was enjoying the new Year's

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank's Ken for getting my ticket late. It is no mistake Drinking With Strangers! Happy New Year!

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rockin!

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    this experience is going down in the books....

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    One can only say "EXTRAORDINAIRE".

    January 5, 2009

  • WAYNE

    Yet another "Best party in town" rating in my book.

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice event. Very friendly, polite, and happy people.

    Thanks Kenway for your efforts in setting everything up.

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Ken, for an amazing evening!

    January 5, 2009

  • Candice

    Excellent planning and organizing - a lot of fun - thanks once again for a terrific event!!

    January 5, 2009

  • Quintin

    Hats off to all those involved in facilitating one of the best New Years Eve parties of 2008. I was almost in awe, upon pulling up to the Hotel; one word... PACKED! Ken, and Randy, hey, what can I say? The photos speak for themselves... Great Job guys!! Amazing...

    January 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks! The DJ outside was great! Was it Dj-Rolo?

    January 5, 2009

  • Srini

    Nice party

    January 4, 2009

  • Katie

    AWESOME! A fabulous turnout with wonderful people!

    January 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Again...WOW!!! It is unbelievable the amount of time and effort Ken & Randy put into organizing these AMAZING parties for the rest of us to enjoy...all as volunteers, no less!! It speaks volumes to what these guys are all about...Generous, Positive, Super FUN and never leave you feeling like a stranger once you've met them...it doesn't get better than that!!! They attract an incredible crowd of friendly peeps, this party was ROCKIN', cant wait for the next event :-D

    January 3, 2009

  • WAYNE

    Once again, probably the best party in town that night. We had so much fun we almost forgot when to celebrate the arrival of 2009 on time. keep them coming...

    January 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job guys.

    January 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Party was awesome, had an amazing time. Got really wasted, and walked just steps to my amazing room for 99 due to DWS memebership.

    Kenway is the man, and the party rocked all night.

    January 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    too many people in the space provided... not a very classy group of people.

    January 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing in every way - the rooms, the decor, the people, the music.

    Everyone looked fantastic & everyone was friendly, as promised.

    Can't wait for more DWS events. The type of people I've been seeking to hang out with. Thank you again & again!

    January 2, 2009

  • Quintin

    Behind the sounds booming from the DJ's, everyone's glasses staying constantly full and the room full of gorgeous, fun people stands Kenway and Randy. I want to personally thank these gentlemen for assembling a hot New Years party. Can it be New Year's Eve every weekend? If we were only so lucky...

    January 2, 2009

  • Tracey

    I enjoyed everything. I hadn't been out in a long while & it was easy to mingle.

    January 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a blast! Everyone partied!

    January 2, 2009

  • Terri

    I think that Randy, Kenway and Maria did a great job planning this party. For three people that are volunteers they went above and beyond their duties. Thanks for your hard work!

    January 1, 2009

  • Anna

    Great party guys! Thanks for putting it together.

    January 1, 2009

  • Vivi

    It was fabulous!! How can you complain w/ a New Year's party at a great location, lots of fun people, food/drinks/rooms available, party favors, indoor/outdoor, 2 bands, dancefloor, etc.... for only $20!?! If anyone complains, then you're just a party pooper, cuz the party was great!

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The bankquet room was wonderful....perfect for the combined groups that attended. The hotel however should have room service and the restaurant should be open the next morning for breakfast.

    January 1, 2009

  • A. M.

    Well done Kenway and Randy. The DJ outside was really good.
    I met a great group of people, and thanks to Steve for being such a gentleman!

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great party - Very well done and a great group of people! A little tough to get drinks as the bars were understaffed, but the drink prices were very reasonable.

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really fantastic time and met many interesting, beautiful and surprisingly unexpected people. Thanks for your effort in making this happen!

    January 1, 2009

  • Eric

    Good times!

    January 1, 2009

  • Todd L.

    Great job with the organization! At $20 bucks it was well worth the money. Keep up the good work!

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Ken & Randy for a Great Time. I know NYE was a lot of work.

    January 1, 2009

  • CJ

    Fabulous as always..

    January 1, 2009

  • Martha

    It was SO MUCH FUN!! I danced ALL NIGHT and met so many AWESOME people! Happy New Year!!

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the party and got some gr8 New Year Kisses :-* and in the end it was a good hook up with a lady of my choice.... Good job Ken and Randy. People in the party were very friendly and though it was my first such experience I didn't feel uncomfortable...

    I would love to attend another such parties in future, do keep me posted...
    Thanks,
    Amit

    January 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I paid with PayPal but I'm not on the DWS list shown on here. Is there another list to show who has paid? What do I need to bring to show I've paid? How about a copy of the confirmation e-mail from PayPal.

    December 30, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Room to share for NYE- Heavy drinker and one who smokes. It's been less than four years since being in the Navy...planning on drinking like a sailor.

    December 29, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming with another member, do we need to bring anything?

    December 29, 2008

  • Randy

    Ken and I have made arrangements to have the Marina Del Rey Hotel, provide a Waterfront Banquet Room for our "Black & White Ball" NYE Party. The price is now ONLY $20. There will be Music, Dancing, Fireworks, and Complimentary Champagne at midnight. I hope more members will now be able to take advantage of this offer. Also, MDR Hotel is offering a $99 per room rate for our members who do not want to drink and drive. If you share a room, it's only 1/2 that!

    December 18, 2008

  • WAYNE

    I don't know about the rest of you but i cant't wait for this meetup to happen. spread the word.

    December 10, 2008

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