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Pacnw Clap (christmas Light Addiction Program)

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OK, for those of you who have helped us spread the CLAP (Christmas Light Addiction Problem) over the years, to further assist you with that Problem, we are announcing a new effort.

The PacNW Regional CLAP (Christmas Light Addiction PROGRAM)

It's going to be a multi-year effort to help you with your Problem.We wanted to come up with a new name for the annual Christmas Light Mini Plus in the Northwest, so this is the title that we settled on. This is not just a WA State gathering, everyone is welcome to attend.

First installment date of the PacNW Regional CLAP is Saturday May 12th in scenic Olympia, WA. (Actually it is, Bill and Nancy Foley our hosts, have a beautiful house on Lake St. Clair) It's a great place to get your Progam started.

I know, for some (me included), the displays are not even down dried and put away yet, but it was such a great season, the gang wanted to get a jump start on planning for next season already, and were excited about getting the date set to give plenty of notice for planning purposes.

We already have great ideas for subject matter, but if there is something you want to have presented, or you would like to present, send a PM or email. More will follow in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars.

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Happy Presidents Day Weekend to everyone. I'll be spending it still taking the display down. Very late tear down this year for many reasons.

I wanted to bump this and let you know that we want to start soliciting content ideas. The planning committee is looking at some potential topics already, but want to see what YOU guys want to have as subject matter. PM or send me an email with your suggestions. We will post a preliminary track listing as we get into March.

If the stars align just right........ we could have a phenominal gathering.

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Thanks for the Bump Mark -

As many of you know these events have been a huge fun time in the past, and with what I know about the plans for this years events no one will be dissapointed, and I know there will be enough snow to build a snowman

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45751784#45751784

So come on down and meet Lester the snowman up front and personal !

Edited by Papa - LF

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Sweet... IT's CLAP TIME! :P It's on the calendar and ready to go.

Edited by Achilo

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All,

It's been a while since the last update. This is just a bump, and a reminder, that we are still a go for May 12th. We are talking to vendors to sponsor the door prizes and have quite a few who have committed:

3G Lighting - store.3glightingcreations.com/

The Demented Elf - www.thedementedelf.com

Reinder's - www.reinders.com/led/led_home.html

Terry's Lighted Christmas - www.terryslightedchristmas.com

There will be more!

The meeting agenda is being finalized and we should have some announcements in the next week or so.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Mark

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CLAP Update:

The theme is "Attention to Detail"

The agenda is shaping up like this:

Friday May 11th - Afternoon. Set up at Bill & Nancy's

Night Pizza Feast Meet & Greet - 5:30pm

Farrelli's Pizza & Pool Co

4870 Yelm Hwy SE

Lacey, WA

360-493-2090

Saturday May 12th:

Bill & Nancy Foley

4842 Thompson Lane SE

Olympia, WA 9851

7:30am - 8:30am - Meet and Greet, Swap Meet, Networking, coffee, donuts

8:30am to 6:00pm - CLAP start (NOTE WE START AT 8:30am)

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Display Details Roundtable (Open moderated forum)

    1. Decisions that affect us all - Basic to Advanced
    2. We are working on an interactive decision framework to share
      [*]Managing Your LED Investment

[*]DC Electronics. Let your Display's voltage swing the other way

[*]Lunch - Interactive. Carry over from the Introductions last year

[*]Animatronics Overview - Lester the Snowman signing the Blues

[*]RGB Realization - What can be done, how do you do it.

We have some additional sponsors to those already mentioned who are supporting our CLAP:

Christmas Light Show - www.christmaslightshow.com/

Creative Displays - www.creativedisplays.com/

Holiday Coro - www.holidaycoro.com/

Mclendon Hardware - www.mclendons.com/

Besides our hosts, there will have some very distinguished guests attending our CLAP. Some real pioneers. It will be a lot of fun for sure.

Consider this a call for RSVP's. We one of the last FREE events that is held in the nation. We need to plan for lunch. Please respond to thread, send PM or email if you plan on attending.

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Requesting RSVP's!! This is one of the last hosted (free) events in the country and want to give out gracious hosts, Bill & Nancy Foley planning numbers.

This is one case where you will NOT get what you paid for, but rather a wealth of information, networking and a great time for sure.

We have another sponsor:

Winkelbottoms - www.winkelbottoms.com

This gives us a total of 9 and we always seem to have some at the last minute for some awesome door prizes. We can't thank all of them enough. Please support those that support us.

If you have responded already, THANK YOU. If you are planning to attend, send me a PM, email or respond to this thread.

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Kyle! You came up for air! Good to hear from you. Call me sometime to catch up.

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CLAP is only a week away! One last reminder for RSVP's. If you have responded already, thank you! If your status changes, please let us know asap. If you are coming, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing everyone again.

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Pizza Meet and Greet on Friday May 11th if your coming in from out of the area, or live in the area. The reservations are for 5pm under Christmas CLAP:

Farrelli's Pizza & Pool Co

4870 Yelm Hwy SE

Lacey, WA

360-493-2090

It should be a great 2 days.

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Well, I was going to get there Wednesday but looks like Thursday now but good and early. Looking forward to a fantastic get together as usual.

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Trying to decide what all to bring for the "swap meet." Wondering if anyone's interested in a 12 ft artificial christmas tree prelit with 1800 clear lights. Asking $50 obo. Decorations not included. LOVE THIS TREE, but new home doesn't have ceiling height to accomodate.

ChristmasTreeForSale.jpg

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Thank you to everyone who attended the NW Regional CLAP meeting and making it our most successful event in almost every way possible. We will look forward to seeing eveyone around the same time next year.

Please support our sponsors, and let them know you appreciate thier supporting our CLAP:

3G Lighting

The Demented Elf

Reinders

Terry's Lighted Christmas

Christmas Light Show

Creative Displays Inc

Holiday Coro

Mclendon's Hardware

Winkelbottoms

See our link at www.nwclap.org - the website will get updated over the next few weeks with our info from the meeting.

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