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gregzz4
06-27-2015, 05:29 AM
Warren and I have decided to skip July, and the rest of our regulars agree. This time of year everyone is 'outdoor' busy and we feel (his suggestion - I agree) every 4 weeks is maybe a bit too intrusive on peoples' summer fun.
So ...

Sat Aug 8th @ 2pm 'till ... ? We usually go a couple hours.

Town Hall Pub Coquitlam (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Townhall+Coquitlam/@49.2369519,-122.8719601,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd48302717e9ebca7?sa=X&ei=bSKOVfbJLonZoAT8naToCw&ved=0CH8Q_BIwCg)

If you can't make Saturdays, feel free to make suggestions for up-coming meets. We will take suggestions under consideration.

And for those of you unaware of what we're doing;
It's just food, drinks, and hangin' out with fellow Canreefers. Food and drinks are not mandatory - just hang out :biggrin:
Talk about your stuff, ask questions/get advice, share advice/experiences/phone pics, have some good laughs with some great peeps and generally just get to know some of your fellow local members/put a face to a name.

It's always a good time so join us :biggrin:

WarDog
06-27-2015, 05:42 AM
food :biggrin:

+1

Bblinks
06-27-2015, 05:42 AM
I am in!

gregzz4
06-27-2015, 05:44 AM
+1
And don't forget the pitchers :wink:

WarDog
06-27-2015, 05:56 AM
I think I'll owe Rich a pitcher by then. :sad:

The Guy
06-27-2015, 07:04 AM
I'm in.

The Guy
07-01-2015, 11:04 PM
I'm in.
I've talked to a few people that really want to come to the social but they work on Saturday's, maybe we should consider making it on Sunday's.
I know I'm ok with that. :boink:

WarDog
07-01-2015, 11:41 PM
I'm fine with Sundays, just need to run it past Greg.

maron6977
07-02-2015, 12:14 AM
That would be cool . Last one that was on a Sunday (I believe) was Rich's , 2 years ago !!!
Then I could actually make it .
Mark

gregzz4
07-02-2015, 01:04 AM
I'm fine with Sundays, just need to run it past Greg.
And Rich & Joe
I'm OK with August 9th if the guys are, but after summer Sundays aren't the best for me. Only weekend day I get to spend time with my Wife.

summer57
07-02-2015, 02:13 AM
Aug. 9 is fine with me, and either Sunday or Saturday ... but I prefer Saturdays!

Wretch
07-03-2015, 02:33 AM
I work sundays so its no good for me but do whats best for the majority. If I can't make it hope you all have a good time.

gregzz4
07-03-2015, 02:54 AM
As I stated earlier on in this thread ...

And Rich & Joe
I'm OK with August 9th if the guys are, but after summer Sundays aren't the best for me. Only weekend day I get to spend time with my Wife.

I was trying to make it clear that I'd be OK with a date change if all us regulars could make it.

I work sundays so its no good for me but do whats best for the majority. If I can't make it hope you all have a good time.
We started this particular pub meet, so if you can't make it on the requested Sunday, then it's going to stay Saturday as I originally proposed.

After all, we (Rich, Warren, Joe, Laurie and Myself) were the only ones to consistently show up, and it's my thread :smile:

WE ARE BACK TO SATURDAY, and I'm perfectly happy with that.

Others can start their own meets if they are so inclined. (.)

Sat Aug 8th it is !!!

And if I end up there all by myself, then so be it :mrgreen:

maron6977
07-03-2015, 04:34 AM
Good luck to Ya . Wish I coulda joined .
I love beer & reef talk !!!!

gregzz4
07-03-2015, 05:33 AM
Good luck to Ya . Wish I coulda joined .
I love beer & reef talk !!!!
Sorry Mark

I checked with all our regulars before posting the thread, and we all agreed on the date.
Once the suggestion of changing the date came into play it was all good until one of our regulars couldn't make it.
So, for this time anyway, we'll have to stick with Saturday.

Before I posted this thread, I checked with our core group of regulars, and waited 'till they all responded ... including you Laurie! You know I've known you the longest out of the group ?
Anyway, once we've set a date where ALL of the core members can attend, I'm not going to deviate from that date if someone can't make it.

So, I put my foot down and, this time around anyway, the date is firm for Saturday the 8th of Auqust.

Maybe in September we could have 2 meets .... Saturday and Sunday

There's nothing stopping you peeps that can't make Saturdays from starting your own meets ... :smile:

Pick your location, a pub, and a time. Post a thread ..... :lol:

reefwithareefer
07-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Do not mean to hijack or anything, but has it ever been considered to hold these meets at a reefers home? The reason I ask, is that I am new to this hobby and have tons to learn. I would think that newbies would benefit by having the experienced reefers see their tanks and offer advice. I know I personally would fork out some cash for beverages and food to glean that expertise. If it was held at an experienced reefers home everyone would get to see some pretty cool stuff, so newbies could see different setups and why, while experienced reefers could see things like rare corals to trade, or different light setups etc...

Anyways, was just wondering.

WarDog
07-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Good idea... and tank tours have been done in the past. Feel free to start your own thread anytime. You made some good points there which are interesting, but unfortunately Greg's Thread is not the best place to discuss. I'm not being critical... I'm just worried about your safety lol.

We will be changing up the dates and times for these socials in the future. Greg mentioned the 'core group', which is something I personally don't want these socials to be pegged as. We want to encourage more people to show up... it's good for the local hobby, and newbies looking for information and making contacts and friends.. Therefor different days and times will be made available.

gregzz4
07-03-2015, 08:16 PM
I only mentioned the 'core' group in relation to why the date was picked this time.
There was definitely no intention of leaving anybody out or making anyone feel uncomfortable to attend. On the contrary, I would like to see as many people come as possible and that's why I wrote at the end of my first post explaining what the meet is all about.

gregzz4
07-03-2015, 08:19 PM
And for the record, I think the idea of doing it at someone's house is a great idea
Only issue I see is not knowing how much food to have on hand 😊

WarDog
07-03-2015, 08:26 PM
I only mentioned the 'core' group in relation to why the date was picked this time.
There was definitely no intention of leaving anybody out or making anyone feel uncomfortable to attend. On the contrary, I would like to see as many people come as possible and that's why I wrote at the end of my first post explaining what the meet is all about.

+1

And for the record, I think the idea of doing it at someone's house is a great idea
Only issue I see is not knowing how much food to have on hand 😊

That's what Domino's is for!

gregzz4
07-03-2015, 08:29 PM
True true

WarDog
07-03-2015, 08:36 PM
So... next meet at your house? :lol:

Bblinks
07-03-2015, 09:10 PM
Start at Gregs and move East from there. Next one we can do Richmond, I nominate Apexifd.

WarDog
07-03-2015, 09:12 PM
I second that nomination... lol.

gregzz4
07-04-2015, 01:17 AM
Start at Gregs and move East from there
Umm, my place is in no condition for a party anytime soon

maron6977
07-04-2015, 01:28 AM
I say my place , but it'd have to be a Sunday !!!
Lol

gregzz4
07-04-2015, 01:38 AM
I say my place , but it'd have to be a Sunday !!!
Lol
Are you planning on moving out this way sometime soon :boink: :smile:
Yup, I'm one of those whiners who hate travelling long distances for fish stuff

Honestly though, you should consider putting a party together

Like Warren says, Dominos !

maron6977
07-04-2015, 01:46 AM
I understand . I hate crossing bridges .
You know that costs $$$ now !!!!

gregzz4
07-04-2015, 02:10 AM
I understand . I hate crossing bridges .
You know that costs $$$ now !!!!
And with what we pay in taxes already ... grr

gregzz4
07-22-2015, 05:48 AM
Hey Warren, guess what ?

WarDog
07-22-2015, 07:00 AM
Hey Warren, guess what ?

You got lasik on your eyes? :noidea:

gregzz4
07-22-2015, 02:20 PM
There's a social coming up :wink:

The Guy
07-22-2015, 04:16 PM
There's a social coming up :wink:

I bet it's at the town hall pub August 8th :wink: just a "WAG" :silly: LOL!

Bblinks
07-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Sorry boys, I got force fed to work on Saturday....:sad: won't get off till 4:30....

gregzz4
07-22-2015, 08:05 PM
That blows Rich

Bblinks
07-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Yes it does...unless we move it a bit later...

WarDog
07-22-2015, 08:49 PM
I think the wife has something going on on the 8th as well. The later the better for me too!

gregzz4
07-23-2015, 05:54 PM
So what time do you guys propose?
Then we can put it to a vote

maron6977
07-24-2015, 09:36 PM
I'd be interested , I'm off work at 4:30 also .

shiftline
07-24-2015, 10:25 PM
I may actually be in Van that week.. Ill pop by if i am :)

gregzz4
07-25-2015, 03:03 AM
OK, I'll start a poll after dinner
We'll let the majority decide

WarDog
07-25-2015, 03:07 AM
Ohhhhh. .. a poll! Haven't had one of those for weeks!

gregzz4
07-25-2015, 04:12 AM
K, poll started (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=115213)

Lets find out what works best for everyone

Also it would be handy to find out who can't make Saturdays

Bblinks
07-25-2015, 05:23 AM
4:30 it is lol

gregzz4
07-25-2015, 11:13 PM
4:30 it is lol
We're going to let the majority rule, but it's looking like it's in your favor big guy :wink:

So far a start time of 5pm is working for all but one member.

gregzz4
08-01-2015, 01:10 AM
So the poll consensus is for a later start date. See you all around 4:30-5:00

maron6977
08-08-2015, 04:53 AM
So just to make sure - Townhall Public house ?
Just doing a map search on phone & wanted to confirm .

WarDog
08-08-2015, 05:20 AM
So just to make sure - Townhall Public house ?
Just doing a map search on phone & wanted to confirm .

Yup, corner of lougheed and brunette.

Ram3500
08-08-2015, 07:04 AM
Have fun guys ! I am stuck up in Osoyoos with the family. But I will be at the next one I promise Greg 😃

Reef Pilot
08-08-2015, 05:12 PM
Looks like I'll be in town today, so am going to try make it to this one. Will drop in to J&L for a few things first, and then head over to the pub. See you guys later...

The Guy
08-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Looks like I'll be in town today, so am going to try make it to this one. Will drop in to J&L for a few things first, and then head over to the pub. See you guys later...
Hey Walter I think most of us are going to J&L before the pub, see you there.:smile:

gregzz4
08-08-2015, 06:03 PM
So just to make sure - Townhall Public house ?
Just doing a map search on phone & wanted to confirm .
Map link is in my first post. Here ya go for those who missed it.

Townhall Public House Coquitlam (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Townhall+Coquitlam/@49.2369519,-122.8719601,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd48302717e9ebca7)

maron6977
08-09-2015, 04:48 AM
Had a good time . Thanks for organizing Greg

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-09-2015, 08:39 AM
Was hoping to go but wife nixed that plan at the last minute as I was heading out to J&L for the sale before popping in at the pub. Ended up coming home early to watch the kids while she went out to meet a client. Oh well. next time hopefully.

Anthony

Reef Pilot
08-09-2015, 02:32 PM
Yes, thanks for organizing and was great to finally put a face to a few more leading characters of canreef...

gregzz4
08-09-2015, 08:06 PM
Yup it was a good time and nice to finally meet you guys.
Hopefully the next turnout will be a bit larger.

The Guy
08-09-2015, 08:45 PM
Yes, thanks for organizing and was great to finally put a face to a few more leading characters of canreef...
Glad you could make it out, agree that somewhere on the Valley side of the river would be nice .

Had a good time . Thanks for organizing Greg
Hey Mark glad you came out, great see you. Keep us updated on the new tank.

Yup it was a good time and nice to finally meet you guys.
Hopefully the next turnout will be a bit larger.
Seating in there isn't the best and hard to talk with everyone when there at the other end with all the crowd noise, maybe a restaurant would be better as to seating and noise level next time out. Just a thought and it was fun seeing everyone.

input80
08-09-2015, 09:45 PM
Orrrrrrrr, what did Anthony say? lol
Yes Anthony, putting you in the Hot Seat now :biggrin:

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-10-2015, 08:00 AM
I'm willing to host the next get together on my deck in the backyard. The VAHC is meeting here on September 9th for the first meeting of the season. But we can fire up the 2 Weber bbqs and relax on my deck as long as you want.