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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 we're here for advice.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
Please visit Chrisloves's excellent Top Comments PHOTO diary about his first meet-up with all the Houston Area Kossacks. Here's one teaser photo. There are a bunch more that identify many more Kossacks, go see. It's so nice to place names to faces. What a great event!
Great job, Chrislove. I see you want to plan another event soon. We're so glad! Go Chrislove! The Houston Area Kossacks R O C K !
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.• Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area: Kosmail: GenXangster
• Philly Area: Kosmail asterkitty
• Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney
• Chicago Area: Kosmail figbash
• Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol
• Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS
• South East Michigan (Detroit) Area: Kosmail peregrine kate
• Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem
• Twin Cities Kossacks: Kosmail imonlylurking
• Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail MajordomoNote to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
NEW GROUPS LIST:
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
Friday, October 19th
SFKossack Red Carpet Rollout for Dave in Northridge
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St., San Francisco
ORGANIZER: navajo - Send a Kosmail to RSVP.
1. Dave in Northridge
10. Glen the Plumber
13. side pocket
16. Frugal Granny
17. madhaus (maybe)
18. enhydra lutris
Monday, October 22nd
DAILY KOS HQ: SFKossacks watch the final Presidential Debate Party
TIME: 5:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION: Daily Kos Office
Berkeley (address will be given to RSVPs by Kosmail)
5 min. walk from Ashby BART
Plan on street parking outside of the very limited parking in the office complex.
ORGANIZERS: Markos and navajo - Send a Kosmail to RSVP.
It's time to organize the food and drink for our Debate Watch party on the 22nd.
Markos is going to spring for pizza and the rest of us are going to bring side dishes, drinks and dessert.
My drink calculator says we need:
27 six packs of beer (-16 from volunteers = 11 packs are now needed)
34 bottles of wine (-32 from volunteers = 1 bottle now needed)
8 six packs of water (boatsie's got this with Peligrino + bottled)
8 six packs of soft drinks (-8 from volunteers = 0 packs are now needed) Feel to bring other beverages, tho.
2 six packs non-alcoholic beer (ceebee7)
From the volunteers:
~ APPETIZERS ~
side pocket - Stuffed Mushrooms
kimoconnor - chips
shanikka - Spinach Artichoke dip
dksbook - Spinach Artichoke dip and bread
cooper888 - hand-cut salsa, chips
Lorikeet - Fruit
lineatus - Hummus
boatsie - carrots for hummus
[anonymous] - Guacamole & Huge Costco size bag of Chips
justiceputnam - Crostini, Bruschetta
Isara - Meat & Cheese platter
We need more salads!
~ SALADS ~
navajo - Huge green salad
shanikka - Spinach Salad
dksbook - Large Green Salad
edrie - Arugula, mandarin orange, tomato, onion, gorganzola & walnut salad
delilah 52 - Pasta Salad
We need more desserts! Cookies and brownies, i.e. desserts that don't need a plate.
From the volunteers:
jpmassar - Brownies
mwk - dessert
Dharmasyd - Brownies
[anonymous] - Cookies
Maudlin - Homemade cupcakes
norm - some hand-held dessert
This is handled:
80 appetizer plates(mber)
80 sturdy paper plates(mber)
80 disposable forks(mber)
80 plastic cups for wine(mber)
~I'll be bringing a huge healthy green salad, 4 bottles of wine, (2 white, 2 red) and a large ice chest with ice for the cold bevs. -navajo
SFKossacks, Please volunteer in the comments and let me know what you're going to bring.
*HQ Office address emailed or Kosmailed
1. Markos [PIZZA!]
2. Susan Gardner
3. Kaili Joy Gray
4. Faith Gardner
5. Will Rockafellow [PIZZA!]
6. Meteor Blades
7. navajo [Green Salad, 4 bottles of wine]
8. citisven* [1-6pk beer]
9. Glen the Plumber* [1 red wine, 1-6pk beer]
10. jotter* [6 wines]
11. kimoconnor* [2 white wines, chips]
12. jpmassar* [brownies]
13. norm* [dessert]
14. precinct1233* [4 red wines]
15. Ebby* [Apple cider & such]
16. lineatus* [Hummus]
17. ceebee7* [2-6pks non-alcoholic beer]
18. Dharmasyd* [2 white wines, +Brownies]
19. madhaus* [4-6pks sodas] (offers ride from San Jose)
23. paradise50* [6-6pks beer]
24. Jeff in CA*
25. Kamakhya* [2-6pks beer]
26. side pocket* [2-6pks beer, Stuffed-Mushroom appetizer]
27. Mary Rickles*
28. mwk* [1 white wine, 1-6pk beer +dessert]
29. boatsie* [Peligrino & carrots] (offers ride from NorthBay)
30. shanikka* [SpinachArtichoke dip, Spinach Salad]
31. shanikka's DAH
32. mber* [all disposable plates, cups & utensils]
33. Cathie* [2 wines]
34. The Awful Truth*
35. Lorikeet* [Fruit]
The dksbook's SIL
40. cooper888* [hand-cut salsa, chips]
42. Raven Brooks*
43. Navi Ganancial*
44. melfoley * [1-6pk beer]
45. means are the ends*
46. Isara* [Meat&Cheese Platter]
51. Shockwave's guest
53. Fe Bongolan*
55. justiceputnam* [Crostini, Bruschetta]
56. Kygre* [2 wines]
57. delilah 52* [Pasta Salad]
59. edrie* [Arugula/Mandarin Orange Salad]
60. iVote2004* (Maybe)
61. Maudlin* [Cupcakes]
62. Maudlin's husband
66. LinSea* [3 wines]
67. foolrex* [1 red wine]
68. EricS* [2-6pks Diet Coke, 1-6pk beer]
69. Susan G's guest
70. the educating gossip* [beer]
71. Mrs. side pocket
72. aha aha, Mrs. jotter
Also, FYI, the entire San Mateo bridge will be closed from Friday the 19th at 10:00 p.m. to Monday the 22nd until 5:00 a.m. It should be open for your late afternoon commute to our party, but you never know. Just a heads-ups to check before.
Thanks, SFKossacks, this is coming together nicely. You ROCK!
NEW and IMPORTANT:
More on the logistics of this event.
The dinner will be served "cocktail-party style," meaning that many will be standing with plates and mingling. There will be no tables for sitting. But the various seating described below will be available for, well, those who must hold court during cocktail hour.
There will be limited seating for the debate, the office has about 30 assorted seats, another 15 or so will be able to sit on a diagonal stairway to view the big screen. I will make sure that those who cannot stand will have a seat. We are hoping that those who are able, can sit on the floor in front of the couch seating area, that should be about another 20. If anyone has folding chairs or camp chairs they can bring please tell me in the comments or send me a Kosmail.
I could also use 3-4 card tables for the food staging areas. Let me know.PORTABLE CHAIR LOG: navajo+2, side pocket+2, dharmasyd+1, LinSea+1, jakedog42+1, mwk+3, Will Rockafellow+10, Kamakhya+1
Northern California Central Valley Kossacks Potluck Lunch
LOCATION: Kestrel's home in Sacramento
There will also be a pre-meet up birding adventure at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.
ORGANIZERS: tgypsy and Kestrel - Send tygypsy a Kosmail to RSVP.
3. Sally Cat
4. Mr. Cat
Latest diary: CV Kossacks: Post-Election Meet Up
DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Sunday, November 11th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
LOCATION: The People's Pint
24 Federal St
Greenfield, MA 01301
THE PEOPLE'S PINT IS CASH ONLY, no credit or debit cards
If you live in/near Albany, Schenectady, or Troy NY, this meet up is only 2 hours away!
ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.
1. Clytemnestra (willing to car pool - Southern MA/Northern RI area)
2. Remembering Jello
7. dlcmassage's partner
9. betson08 (Long time active supporter of Okiciyap and Pretty Bird Woman House)
2. DeathDlr73 (willing to carpool - upper central MA)
3. Phil s 33
6. davidseth (willing to carpool - Columbia County, NY)
Latest diary: New England Kossacks - November Meet Up Please read diary for all details.
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
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