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What are your favorite ideas/images of
Halloween jack o'lanterns?

SFKossacks, will you be bringing
a carved pumpkin to our party?

Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise with SFKossacks banner treatment
The Daily Kos Editorial Staff is ready to party with
the SFKossacks this coming Friday!

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Markos is providing catered Salvadoran food from his favorite restaurant in Berkeley, Platano. We'll be dining on pupusas queso y loroco, (thick corn masa tortilla stuffed with cheese & Salvadoran vegetables and served with curtido & salsa) tamales de sal, (chicken tamales with potato & gravy steamed in plantain leaves) tamales de elote, (white ground corn served steamed) fried yucca and plantain. The SFKossacks are bringing all the black bean and rice accoutrements plus celebratory beverages.




We are also having a carved pumpkin contest
Bring a pre-carved jack o'lantern to compete

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There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place jack o'lanterns!

I'm planning my entry. You should, too.

Please provide your pumpkin-carving ideas in our comments.

Some of us need them. ;)

SFKossacks! There are still a few more potluck items that need to be claimed. Please see the RSVP list below and kosmail me.

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SFKossack Potluck Sign-Up for November 2nd
in the Wine Country

See more details in the chronological event list below.

The host Andrew and I are going to bbq something carnivorish as the main course. Likely salmon.

Please send me a kosmail to volunteer for beverages & side dishes needed below.

- POTLUCK SIGNUP -

Beverages:
15 bottles of wine
10 six-packs of beer
5 six-packs soft drinks
5 six-packs bottles of water

Appetizers:
5 appetizers, anything goes here. Whatcha' got?

Side Dishes:
3 green salads needed, each to feed 10
4 side dishes needed, each to feed 10

Desserts:
6 desserts

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Photos from LA Kossacks & DKos Asheville Events plus Other Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud

:: Event Reporting ::
Dkos Asheville

DKos Asheville New Day Meet up!


by randalltfor DKos Asheville

Well, Dkos Asheville does it again. Complete with amazing grilled shish kabob and stuffed peppers courtesy of the culinary prolific Gordon20024. In addition to this lovely event, DKos Asheville organizers davehouck and randallt are encouraging their group to attend their voter registration table today and next week. This is my whole purpose of organizing Kossacks. Not only fun but actions that move our progressive movement forward and do good things for our communities.

Our first Voter Registration Event is this Tuesday, October 22. We will be outside in the covered area at the Westgate Earthfare. We'll also be there the following Tuesday the 29th.
Kudos davehouck and randallt! You get it.

Here's their group photo:

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L-R: Thaddeus, Gordon20024, Joieau, davehouck, randallt, DawnN, bobwilk & Otteray Scribe

Please visit randallt's diary for MORE photos including stunning FOOD PR0N! Enjoy! You can join DKos Asheville by sending a Kosmail to randallt.

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Los Angeles Kossacks: October 19 Meetup, Saladang Song, Pasadena


by Dave in Northridgefor Los Angeles Kossacks

The Los Angeles Kossacks had their tenth meet-up. They are looking for more members. Don't be shy. Please contact them!

Here's one group photo:

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L-R: chiwere, philipmerrill, Shockwave, Ducktape, 714Day, gmats, susans & otoelbc

Please visit Dave in Northridge's diary for up-close photos! Enjoy! You can join Los Angeles Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to Dave in Northridge.

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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace 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

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Note 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.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

Mexican Kossacks - Formed: Apr 14, 2013, Organizer: roberb7

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011

Nashville KosKats, Founded by ZenTrainer Formed: Jan 30, 2012

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Friday, October 25th

LAKossacks & SoCal Inland Empire See Lewis Black!

TIME: 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr. • Rancho Mirage

ORGANIZER: Send 714day a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. 714day
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. Otoelbc
5. Chiwere
Maybees:
Shockwave
SoCaliana
Latest diary: L.A. Kossacks, Lewis Black Fans in So Cal
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Friday, October 25th

Meet the Daily Kos Editorial Staff!

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ
Address given privately to RSVP'ers • Berkeley

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
You will need to bring Potluck.

HQ will be providing the main course; Salvadoran pupusas queso y loroco, (thick corn masa tortilla stuffed with cheese & Salvadoran vegetables and served with curtido & salsa) tamales de sal, (chicken tamales with potato & gravy steamed in plantain leaves) tamales de elote, (white ground corn served steamed) fried yucca and plantain.

Please volunteer for beverages & side dishes needed below.

- POTLUCK SIGNUP -

Beverages:
20 bottles of wine [20 complete]
16 six-packs of beer [9 down, 7 to go]
8 six-packs soft drinks [1 down, 7 to go]
6 six-packs bottles of water [6 complete]

Appetizers:
5 appetizers, anything goes here. Whatcha' got? [3 down, 2 to go]

Side Dishes:
4 green salads needed, each to feed 10 [4 complete]
3 black bean side dishes needed, each to feed 10 (need Salvadoran inspiration?) [1 down, 2 to go]
3 rice side dishes needed, each to feed 10 (need Salvadoran inspiration?) [3 to go]

Desserts:
6 desserts, a dozen hand-held desserts each [5 down, 1 to go]

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ANNOUNCING: A Carved Pumpkin Contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes.
Feel free (or not) to bring an already carved pumpkin complete with candle. They will be placed on the tables for decoration and then voted on by attendees. Remember, a PRE-carved pumpkin.



RSVPs:
1. Markos
Editorial Staff:
2. Susan Gardner
3. Meteor Blades
4. Joan McCarter
5. Hunter
Staff:
6. Faith Gardner
7. Will Rockafellow
8. Jen Hayden
Activism Team:
9. Paul Hogarth
10. Chris Bowers
11. Rachel Colyer
12. Michael Langenmayr
Tech Team:
13. Jason Libsch
14. Scott
15. John
16. elfing
SFKossacks:
17. navajo + large ice chest with ice + 6 bottles of red wine
18. Lusty + dessert
19. side pocket + four 6pks beer + 2 wines + stuffed mushrooms appetizer
20. paradise50 + four 6pks beer
21. smileycreek + 4 wines
22. citisven + beer + beet dip
23. norm + pumpkin bars
24. Lorikeet + big bowl of fruit
25. kimoconnor + appetizer
26. remembrance and TLO + 1 wine
27. Glen the Plumber + black bean side dish
28. madhaus
29. dharmasyd + brownies
30. ceebee7 + green salad
31. lineatus
32. Dave in Northridge + 2 bottles of wine
33. linkage
34. LinSea + six 6pks of bottled water
35. Shockwave
36. catilinus
37. FogCityJohn
38. justiceputnam + grilled balsamic veggies
39. zmom
40. exlrrp + souvenirs ;) !
41. shanikka + salad
42. DAH
43. BroadBlogs
44. jpmassar + dessert
45. PatG + dessert
46. LaughingPlanet + one 6pk of juice drinks
47. Mrs. side pocket

Maybees:
Cedwyn

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Saturday, October 26th

Drinks and Dinner at Lefty O'Doul's

TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Lefty O'Doul's
333 Geary St • San Francisco near Union Square

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. smileycreek
3. paradise50
4. dharmasyd
5. kimoconnor
6. Glen the Plumber
7. remembrance
8. norm
9. Dave in Northridge
Maybees:
Eyesbright
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Saturday, October 26th

Houston Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Cafe Mezza
6100 Westheimer Road • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. suesue
3. Mr. suesue
4. Mary
5. Alan
6. doraphasia
7. htowngenie
Maybees:
Delilah
Mr. doraphasia
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, October 26!
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Saturday, October 26th

New England Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Silly’s
40 Washington Avenue • Portland, ME

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. nhox42
2. rebereads
3. Portia Elm (a potential mileage winner!)
4. bjedward
5. nailbender
6. Bill in Portland Maine
7. Common Sense Mainer
8. mdevine
9. theMarti
10. patmoshimer
11. commonmass
12. Actbriniel
13. LoreleiHI
14. mayim
15. Jane in Maine
16. Padula
17. bluesheep
Maybees:
Latest diary: C+J Kossack Fall Meetup (Updated 9/25/13)
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Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

TIME: NOON
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor
Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

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We will also be honoring Día de los Muertos with an altar, feel free to bring something to place there.





Please volunteer for beverages & side dishes needed below.

- POTLUCK SIGNUP -

Beverages:
15 bottles of wine
10 six-packs of beer
5 six-packs soft drinks
5 six-packs bottles of water

Appetizers:
5 appetizers, anything goes here. Whatcha' got?

Side Dishes:
3 green salads needed, each to feed 10
4 side dishes needed, each to feed 10

Desserts:
6 desserts

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd
10. maggiejean
11. norm
12. Lusty
13. dksbook
14. Mr. dksbook
15. kimoconnor
16. jpmassar
17. side pocket
18. Mrs. side pocket
19. ceebee7
20. ceebee7's sister
21. leema (will carpool from Marin)
22. Meteor Blades
23. Glen The Plumber
24. remembrance
25. TLO™

Maybees:

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Sunday, November 17th

Los Angeles Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
TBD • TBD

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks: October 19 Meetup, Saladang Song, Pasadena
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Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to DIVA on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act! and SFKossacks.

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