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  • January 2008 Meeting

    White Elephant Sale
    WHO: George Thompson
    WHEN: January 26th 2008 at 12pm
    WHERE: 2267 NE 77th Seattle 98115

    From points south:
    Take I-5 North to Lake City Way/NE 80th exit (exit 171). Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto NE 73RD ST. Turn LEFT onto 12TH AVE NE. Turn RIGHT onto NE 75TH ST. Turn LEFT onto 23RD AVE NE.

    From points north:
    Take I-5 South to NE 80th/85th exit(exit 172). Keep LEFT. Turn LEFT onto NE 80TH ST. Cross over freeway, cross Ballinger Wy. and cross Lake City Way. Turn RIGHT at 15TH NE. Turn LEFT at NE 75TH ST. Turn LEFT on 23RD AVE NE.

    It's the last brick house on the left. Knock on the garage door to enter. Lost? Call 206-528-7786.


    MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2267+N...=16&iwloc=addr
    Last edited by mascher; 12-22-2007, 06:30 PM.
    If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...

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    Uploaded a pic of a map so you can find the place
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    It can make commuting the best part of the day if you do it right. -mascher
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    • #3
      My calendar indicates that this meeting will be on a Monday? Is that correct?

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      • #4
        TYPO... I have now edited the original post to show January 26, 2008 which is a Saturday.

        Thanks for catching that.

        Cheers,

        Kelley
        If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...

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        • #5
          and after this christmas, i can officially (and early) let everyone know that i will NOT be bringing home the big spender trophy again.

          looking forward to seeing everyone there with your checkbooks in hand (or big wads of cash- yes, we still take that too) for the auction and regalia!! buy lots!
          Bother free is the way to be- Winnie the Pooh

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          • #6
            So, this will be my first White elephant event, so do tell, what is this Big Splendor Trophy? and another question this silent auction, is it for things that you may not know what they really are, in true white elephant style?

            Karynne Williams
            Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
            mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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            • #7
              The silent auction is for items that will be on display until the end of the event. Bidders records their bids on a list for the item they are attempting to buy. When bidding closes the highest recorded bid wins the auction. These items are usually nice, desireable items that have been donated to the club from vendors or members.

              The "out-loud" auction is for the "White Elephant" items. These items are all wrapped so the contents of the packages is a mystery. Also, some packages may be disguised as something else, good or bad! I have also seen cash hidden in some packages. Bidding for these items is just for fun. You never know what you will be getting. I have seen some "horse trading" taking place after the auction too!
              Mark Gnagy

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              • #8
                Chuck has a definition of what should constitute a "White Elephant", he mentioned it at the December meeting but this might be a good place for a reprise.

                Cheers,

                Kelley
                If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...

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                • #9
                  I know what a White Elephant gift is, it is something that has value and it can be used or new, but it has value, is in good shape, and is just not valuable to the current owner. Or it's a re-gift situation from something you got for christmas that you are sure you didn't put in your letter to Santa.

                  My main question was about Dave's statement about the Big Splendor Award. Is that an actual award or is that just mini speak that I fell for, either answer makes perfect sense.
                  Karynne Williams
                  Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
                  mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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                  • #10
                    More details in Events about the White Elephant day.

                    Big Spender Award is an actual award: a trophy that goes home with the winner...that is if the last winner remembers to bring it to the event!
                    The more I know about Minis, the more I know I don't know about Minis.

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                    • #11
                      info here
                      http://www.seattleminiowners.com/for...hread.php?t=45
                      It can make commuting the best part of the day if you do it right. -mascher
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                      • #12
                        Definition of Big Spender:

                        The person who spends the most $$$ at the W.E.
                        Mark Gnagy

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                        • #13
                          Thank you! that's all I wanted to know. And just so you know, it won't be me either, but I do have quite a few things to donate.
                          Karynne Williams
                          Gender confused Mary Quant named Earl
                          mustache and front bumper in back seat with motorcycle helmet and empty Red Hook Growler

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                          • #14
                            This sounds like a really fun event! My husband and I would love to attend...one question, are children allowed or is it an adults only event? I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who is great fun but I wouldn't want to be the only person who brings a toddler (she may try to steal a car or something!).

                            If no kids, I can get a babysitter for the day...thanks! I am really looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!!

                            Erica
                            Last edited by ericah; 01-03-2008, 01:59 AM. Reason: misspelling

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                            • #15
                              Hi Ericah, Welcome to the wild world of Mini ownership.
                              To your question of children attending, Yes, definitely bring her with. This is a family affair. ( The only note being that the very large heated garage where the WE is held is not toddler proofed! - Haha )
                              We'll look forward to meeting you and your family and your car too!
                              Best regards,
                              MSH

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