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The SFKossacks met at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo with Steveningen as host. Steven arranged a tour of the Golden Bear Training ship, provided catering and had sessions to experience a ship simulator. Steven did an amazing job organizing this major event for us. The turnout was excellent. Of note was the support and attendance  of Markos and his family, Hunter and elfling plus Meteor Blades from the staff at Daily Kos.

There were several cameras there and I will pull together a healthy set of those for Monday's diary.

Here is just a taste of photos from our event:

Here, Cadet Kelly is prepping us for our walking tour of the training ship Golden Bear

SFKossacks walking to the where the Golden Bear is docked

Approaching the ship

Cadet Kelly explaining the features of one of the many command posts on the ship

Cadet Kelly highlighting the massive engines of the ship where the temp was 100 degrees

From the top: Markos, Ari and Eli

dharmasyd leading more SFKossacks off the ship

Steveningen ordered a nice buffet for us

Finishing up the day after the simulator tours

Tomorrow, we'll have more photos and we'll name names.

Enjoy this appetizer.


Ahoy maties! Avast and all that. Tell us about your maritime, ocean, sea, naval, cruise experience.  I don't want to hear about your rusty scrupper.

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Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and I'm here for advice.



If you see Kossacks organizing meet up events please Kosmail me or make a comment below so I can keep a running log of them.

A preliminary report on the NOLAKossack meetup held this past Thursday. A future photo diary is promised.

Yesterday's meetup was a great success (19+ / 0-)
We had a total of 11 people show up: Crashing Vor, cv lurking gf, noladerf, NewOrleansDem and his partner, CentristandProud, BlueMississippi, luckydog, and a surprise visit from Kelly and his wife (both lurkers here on DailyKos) plus myself. One thing that most people said as they arrived was "I've never met any Kossacks before". It gets kind of lonely for progressives in a state that has turned so red as Louisiana.

I have pictures but forgot to pack my memory card reader so posting them will have to wait until I get home. I'm planning a wrap up diary that I'll post next week.

Your help was invaluable navajo, as was Bill in Portland Maine's. The turnout was easily double what I expected and I have both of you to thank for that.

Inca, 1995-2007 and Maya, 1996-2011; The Siamese Synchronized Sleeping Team

by mlharges on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 08:16:21 AM PDT

KUDOS! To gchaucer2 and Phil S 33 who took up the gauntlet of the navajo challenge and began the arduous organizing task of a Kossack meet up. Tentatively scheduled for August 19th. Another round-up diary was posted by Phil S 33.


1. Blue Jersey Mom
2. Rubyr
3. GChaucer2
4. Phil S 33
5. mconvente
6. asterkitty
7. hayden –maybe
8. Roxine
9. Actbriniel
10. davidseth  
11. Denise Oliver Velez
12. kishik
13. DawnN
14. Pam LaPier- needs ride
15. Ian Reifowitz-maybe
16. Missys Brother-maybe
17. kathny
18  Sidnora


Events Currently on the Books for SFKossacks
Please see this diary for full descriptions of each event below.

Tomorrow we start to work on fine tuning the events below:

Sunday, August 5th
Sunday Streets
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Valencia Street from 14th to 24th and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire
Transportation and Parking Directions

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Walk on your own around and visit all the booths and stores.

Then, we'll all convene at a watering hole, its location as yet to be determined, at 3:00 PM. I'll announce the address in this daily diary as soon as citisven and kimoconnor select it. We can walk in a group to Kim's flat.

4:00 PM - ? Potluck backyard bbq kimoconnor's lovely city garden.

Bonus! Red Carpet Rollout for angelajean! She's visiting relatives in the Bay Area and will join us at this event.

1. kimoconnor
2. citisven
3. navajo
4. angelajean
5. remembrance
6. Glen the Plumber

Sunday, August 19th
Red Carpet DOUBLE Rollout
Tim Delaney and figbash!
TIME: Early afternoon TBD
PLACE: Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park

Stay tuned!

Okay. Floor's open.

Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to DIVA on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

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