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reedman
08-15-2004, 03:29 PM
Just wanted to let everyone (Ed, Mike, Rick, Rod, et al) know that I for one had a blast this weekend. I know I forgot a few names, forgive me I met a lot of new people this weekend. I got back to my house around 11:30 this morning and all of the frags seem to have made it fine.

You all should know that you pulled off one heck of a party, I mean event. I learned a lot, met new fiends, and saw some great tanks...oh, and the food was spectacular. Great facilities and all. I couldn't have asked for better.

Thanks sooooo much guys and gals that made this happen. Thanks also to Steve Tyree and Ryan Gent for their great presentations. I left with a head full of new information and a whole lot of new questions (as usual).

AWESOME EVENT!!!

mojoreef
08-15-2004, 06:21 PM
Agreed you folks put on a first class weekend meeting. Great people, great food, great events and ......well......so so Speaker, lol. Just joking. Big thanks from me for a great weekend


Mike

Alice
08-15-2004, 06:50 PM
Just to echo the sentiments of my fellow "Westies"; you guys (and gals) did a bang-up job! It was a great event and it was lots of fun meeting everyone.

Next time though, could we turn the thermostat down just a tad? LOL

Angelscrx
08-15-2004, 10:53 PM
Oh man I thought I got to this first on Mid columbias site. But you know what? I had the best time and met a lot of great folks. The food, the fun, the corals, the speakers were all great. I can't wait until next year. Thanks to all the coordinators great job!!!!!!!!!!

Schottman
08-15-2004, 11:55 PM
I too would like to echo the sentiments of my fellow "westies" it was a weekend to remember socially and socialy........no really i learned a lot met some great people and hope to be able to come back next year!!!

Dave

CarlaW
08-16-2004, 08:24 AM
I'll throw in my thanx also. Finally made it home last nite , about 6:30 from Spokane. Great hospitality , food, speakers, and of course the people. I had a great time, and you should all be commended for your patience and help. Life was good this weekend :D
We all have next year to look forward to now.

Thanx again,
Charlie

Ed Hahn
08-16-2004, 08:44 AM
I promised Rick I would be quiet for one day anyway...I LOVE YOU Guys! Thank You!

Gordo
08-16-2004, 11:09 AM
So how many people showed up to the event? I wish I could have gone... :(

Rico
08-16-2004, 11:17 AM
We had about 35 for bbq dinner at my house on Friday night, 30+ for breakfast Saturday morning, 14 - 15 cars in a caravan for the tank tour, not sure on the #'s for the presentation and over 60 for the coral auction and bbq

Angelscrx
08-16-2004, 08:45 PM
There were several people who showed up later because they had to work in the morning (me included) but there sure were a lot of people at the clubhouse for the auction and BBQ.

kevinpo
08-16-2004, 08:52 PM
I would also like to give my thanks for a great event! I enjoyed all the aspects of it. It was great to see all the different tanks and setups. Thank you to everyone who let us tromp through your house :)
The food was great as was the beer! You Tri-Cities guys know how to put on an event.
I would love to participate again in the future.

Best regards,
Kevin

The Claw
08-16-2004, 09:44 PM
Dang, I'm sorry I missed it. Theres always next year right???

Ed Hahn
08-16-2004, 10:22 PM
Claw,
I have heard talk of doing this maybe in September because of weather.
I wish I could convince AnThony(winking) Calfo to do September. I will try.

mojoreef
08-16-2004, 10:43 PM
its Anthony, Ed....hehehe



Mike

Ed Hahn
08-16-2004, 10:50 PM
Whoaa.... If I could only convince Anthony to do September 2005? I had one dream of a time this year. It was a excellent time this year. The only complaint I heard was heat. Is it possible to do a September 2005 PNWMAC? :?: I guess its up to Anthony.

MtnDewMan
08-16-2004, 11:00 PM
Sorry I missed it, sounds like it was a blast ... maybe next time?

Ed Hahn
08-17-2004, 08:31 AM
Chuck,
We have eleven months to plan instead of two. I see Anthony has us scheduled for August 2005. I am concerned with How Hot it got this year. I sent him a email asking if we could schedule for a cooler date. The only problem I see is he and some other guess speaker being busy. Mojo did a lot to making this meeting a success. I hope that is recognized. There are a lot of people that did things to make this one fun time except for the heat. I would like to start a thread on how to make it better in 2005. One of the things that I was asked about and I did not know how to reply was where was Chuck in his Boxers. It was some gorgeous looking Gal. I said I would work on that for her.

Ed Hahn
08-17-2004, 10:15 AM
I just wanted all to know. I had the time of my Life! Steve Tyree and Ryan Gent took time one on one to explain things to people. I did not expect this. Ryan went the extra mile explaining one on one during the Tank Tour. Steve during the Barbeque and Coral Auction. I do not think things could of gone any better. Mike(Mojo) did a awesome job plumbing my tank. Kevin PO. was very willing to help out with anything. Its easy to see why his Store does so well. Brent took time to display his Works of Art. IF anyone has not seen his Art work. I highly recommend people checking out Barr Aquatics. That guy is a perfectionist. I would highly recommend anything that guy builds. Mike Long(New Owner Of Amazon Bay) if you bring those Products into the TRI-Cities I am sure you will do well. The club in the Tri-Cities will talk for times to come about the good time they had with all of you. You have opened up a new chapter in our life here. I can not speak for all but often try.
I very much enjoyed your company. You all were First Class people and have built a memory that I do not think can be forgot. I was sitting in the Battelle Auditorium with Mikeydog, and PSA, My eyes were wondering around the room. I was listening to Ryan Gent and watching Steve Tyree and the crowd. I was the guy in the back with a tear in his eye. I had to leave to set up things in the Club house or I would have stayed all day watching Steve Tyree.
Thanks for the time of my Life,
Can we do it again, I hope so..But its hard to top what happened!
Sincerely,
Ed Hahn
Kennewick, Wa...

Yellotang
08-17-2004, 08:27 PM
I want to second everything Ed stated. Yoy couldn't have asked for nicer people this last weekend. Even my wife and kids throughly enjoyed it and look forward to next year. :p

Schottman
08-18-2004, 12:05 AM
Ed You sound like a blabbering baby!!!!!

Love Ya Man!!!!

Dave

MtnDewMan
08-18-2004, 07:18 PM
Sounds like fun for next year Ed ... I will have to remember not to schedule a golf outing on that same weekend.