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TODAY'S COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FEATURE:




Would you like to meet other Kossacks in your region?
Is your region organized? If not, do you feel you have the time to set up a group and manage it?




And now for more photos of our SFKossack event this past Sunday, a BBQ at kimoconnor's city garden near San Francisco's Dolores Park :

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The guest of honor, angelajean and her two handsome sons

Let's give a huge THANK YOU to kimoconnor for hosting this event in her city garden. It was perfect.

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Shockwave, who drove up from Los Angeles to be with us and angelajean who flew cross country with her sons. We are so lucky!

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More SFKossacks: Lusty, side pocket and Lorikeet

MORE PHOTOS BELOW THE FOLD!



YOUR TURN: Would you like to meet other Kossacks in your region?
Is your region organized? If not, do you feel you have the time to set up a group and manage it?
I'm listening.

~~~


Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold



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maggiejean, boatsie and citisven

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remembrance and Glen the Plumber

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side pocket and his amazing tomatoes!

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Lineatus and Harlan, (she's holding a Peregrine beer that she did the artwork for...!!)

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norm!

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jbeach with his gluten-free beer...

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This is Dharmasyd wearing a special shawl, in her words:

The shawl was made by Hibakusha in a hospital in Nagoya in 1987.  Japan has separate hospitals just for survivors of the bombs.  Several of them got together to write their prayers, wishes and hopes for a nuclear free world on the shawl.  I wear it at this time of year every year as memory and dedication to work for a peaceful world, to work against allowing these horrors to come to any more people...

Hibakusha is the name given to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  It was one of my greatest joys to be a host organizer and to do the press work for the 40th anniversary Hibakusha tour of the United States, August 1985.   This was the decade of Reagan's great push for nuclear superiority, and the rise of populist citizen actions resisting nuclear proliferation.

You can read more here and I posted a comment off my tip jar with her entire commentary.

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citisven receiving his gift from Lorikeet of signed screen prints from Honor the Treaties by Aaron Huey, Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena.

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Shockwave managed the Q from the word go. He was a grillin', chillin' machine!

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Shockwave gets into the meat of the matter - Glen the Plumber stands by with extraction tools, should they be necessary - Photo courtesy of Lineatus

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maggie jean and that rascal Paul in Berkeley who is Mr. Bojo. He keeps asking why he was banned, perhaps the next photo will help him out.

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And then there was PIE... - Photo courtesy of Lineatus

All my photos here.
All Lineatus's photos here.



COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES:
Let's build communities!

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.
~
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: New Regions Organzing! ::
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Los Angeles is trying to organize! If you're interested please visit this diary:
Los Angeles Coffee Klatch/Meetup?
And/or send a kosmail to DontTaseMeBro.

Interested in future meetup:
1. DontTaseMeBro (Silver Lake)
2. susans (Long Beach)
3. jakedog42 (Orange County)
4. occams hatchet (Heaven)
5. murphy (Silver Lake)
6. Shockwave (God Knows)

You can also tell us here in a comment that will be passed onto DonTaseMeBro.

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JamieG from Md has posted a diary to gather Kossacks from Virginia and Maryland.

Please kosmail JamieG from Md if you'd like to be added to this list.

Interested in future meetups:
1. JanetT in MD
2. stevenwag
3. A Mad Mad World
4. dadadata
5. Noor B
6. Diana in NoVa
7. mollyd
8. mimi
9. VexingEyes + husband
10. Mikesq
11. angelajean

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tgypsy, join her new group!
Central Valley Kossacks
Organizer: tgypsy
Send her a Kosmail if you'd like an invitation to this new group.
This region includes Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Yuba City, Marysville, Woodland, Winters, Davis, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Bakersfield and surrounding nearby towns.

Latest Diary on organizing Central Valley Kossacks:
Central Valley Kossacks - checking in

In that diary, mrsgoo suggested a meet-up to watch Restoring the Delta at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Wednesday, August 8. US Representative George Miller and Senator Lois Wolk will be there. Please send a Kosmail to organizer mrsgoo if you'd like to join her.
This region has always been included in SFKossacks and we still welcome anyone who wants to attend our events.

Kudos, tgypsy for taking the reins!

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Houston Area Kossacks
Organizer: Chrislove
Latest Diary on organizing Houston Area Kossacks:
New Group: Houston Area Kossacks

Members so far:
1. Texdude50
2. miscanthus
3. nomandates
4. dugjxn
5. Delilah
6. camlbacker
7. Hunter Huxley
8. Grizzard

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WIN WIN WIN !!! SUCCESSFUL MEETUP BY LOUISIANA KOSSACKS! See photo diary recap here. Major high fives to mlharges for organizing and executing this event. Kudo city!
NOLA Kossack Meetup, The Wrapup
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:: Events Currently on the Books for SFKossacks ::
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Sunday, August 19th

Red Carpet DOUBLE Rollout for the Tim Delaney Oyster FigBASH!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park
HOSTS: navajo, side pocket and DBunn

Tim Delaney is flying to visit his sisters smiley creek (+Paradise50) and mimi2three in NorCal. After his visit there he's going to spend a few days in the Bay Area. The NorCal contingent will roll down with him.

figbash is flying from Chicago to attend. We can't wait.

Stay tuned!

RSVP LIST:

1. Tim Delaney
2. figbash
3. navajo
4. side pocket
5. DBunn
6. smiley creek
7. paradise50
8. mimi2three
9. norm
10. Meteor Blades
11. Dharmasyd
12. kimonconnor
13. citisven
14. Ebby
15. Bustergirl
16. Glen the Plumber
17. remembrance
18. Deb (Friend of Paradise50 and smileycreek)
19. no way lack of brain
20. Oke
21. rfall
22. Kamakhya (Maybe)
23. maggie jean
24. Sally Cat
25. Mr. Cat
26. Anonymous SFKossack #1
27. Anonymous SFKossack #2

The per car fee to get into Tomales Bay park is $8 and $7 for seniors, credit card only.

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How to get there: From San Francisco, take Highway 101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge and continue 7.5 miles to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Take that exit west and drive 20 miles to Highway 1. Turn right on Highway 1 and drive 100 yards to Bear Valley Road. Turn left on Bear Valley Road and drive 2 miles to Sir Francis Drake Highway. Turn left on Sir Francis Drake Highway and drive 5.6 miles to Pierce Point Road. Bear right on Pierce Point Road and drive 1.2 miles to the entrance road on the right for Tomales Bay State Park (well signed). Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to the parking area and the trailhead at Heart's Desire Beach.
The SFKossacks have a reputation for Rolling Out the Red Carpet for out-of-town visitors. You just have to Kosmail me and we'll set something up for you if you ever visit us.
~~~

:: Events Currently on the Books for NYC Kossacks ::
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Sunday, August 19th

North-East Tri-State Meet-Up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (cross-street Ludlow)
Directions by subway: J,M,Z,F to Essex St./Delancey Street Station.

HOSTS: gchaucer2, Phil S 33 and sidnora

If you're coming in from outside the city:

From Grand Central: take the downtown 6 train (6 stops) to Bleecker Street Station, walk downstairs to Broadway-Lafayette station, change for the downtown F train (2 stops) to Delancey Street Station.

From Penn Station: walk one block east to 34th St/Herald Square subway station, take F train (10 stops) to Delancey Street Station.

From Port Authority Bus Terminal:take the downtown A,C, or E train to West 4th Street Station (4 stops), walk downstairs and take the downtown F train (3 stops) to Delancey Street.

Any of these trips takes about 20-25 minutes.

If you are driving, there's a very inexpensive municipal lot a block or two away, on Delancey Street.

RSVP LIST:

1. Blue Jersey Mom -- confirmed
2. Rubyr -- confirmed
3. gchaucer2 -- confirmed
4. Phil S 33 -- in spirit and in our hearts
5. mconvente -- confirmed
6. asterkitty -- confirmed
7. hayden (Maybe)
8. Roxine
9. Actbriniel
10. davidseth -Can give rides to ppl in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam Counties or near Taconic Parkway
11. kishik
12. DawnN
13. Missys Brother (Maybe)
14. kathny (Maybe)
15  sidnora -- confirmed
16. Belinda Ridgewood -- confirmed
17. MBNYC
18. TiaRachel (Maybe)
19. Design the Future
20. FindingMyVoice (Maybe)
21. ericlewis0

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:: Events Currently on the Books for New England Kossacks ::
DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Saturday, September 15th

New England Kossak Meet Up!

TIME: Noon - 3pm
LOCATION: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)
map
HOST: Clytemnestra

The Mansfield (MA)  MBTA station is about 1 mile from the restaurant.  MBTA schedule (Providence/Stoughton Line); walking directions from the train station to Bangkok Cafe
Easy Off, Easy On via I-95  
Coming from the south (Rhode Island, Connecticut, etc.) on I-95
Coming from the north (Boston) on I-95
Coming on I-495 from Fall River/Brockton (going toward Milford/Marlborough)
Coming on I-495 from Worcester/I-90 (Mass Pike) (going toward Fall River)

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
3. SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool.  Use kosmail)
4. GreyHawk
5.Hawkwife
6. thankgodforairamerica (coming from Waterbury, CT willing to carpool.  Use Kosmail)
7. litho (Maybe)
8. paulitics (Maybe)
9. brillig (Maybe)
10. northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool) (Maybe)
11. The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool) (Maybe)
12. Common Sense Mainer (Maybe)
13. Phil S 33 (Maybe)

Latest diary about this event.

This diary is an example of what SFKossacks do year-round to build our community.
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.

SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.

~~~



Okay. Floor's open.

Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?



Originally posted to DIVA on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks, Connect! Unite! Act!, and New England Kossacks.

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