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07-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Yes, my fine feathered friends this is what we have all (well a lot of us) have been waiting for. I just spoke with the folks at the Embassy Suites and everything is fine for our Dinner. It will be at the Embassy Suites O'Hare Rosemont Hotel, which is across the street from the convention. It will happen on Thursday, July 31st, 2008, from 6pm until 12am. All board members THAT RSVP are welcome. I have to have rsvp's as that is how I will tell their catering how many to make food for(and pay for). The whole thing will be free to all attendees. Children, friends, and significant others are welcome but I need to have rsvp's for them too. If you think you can make it but are not sure then you can rsvp as a "maybe" because if you don't rsvp at all you probably won't be able to get in. I will need folks first and last names please. If you don't want to post in this thread you can email me at leonl@flash.net, as I will be keeping a spreadsheet of rsvp's....I will have hand written name tags just like last year and in order to get drink tickets you need to have one on....it's not a big deal but does help folks recognize each other. Dinner will be buffet style, served around 7:45, and will be a Pasta Bar or Stir fry station and accompaniments. When we took a poll previously the Pasta Bar (with chicken, shrimp and lots of veggies) was the most popular by 2 to 1 over the Stir Fry station (teriyaki beef, chicken shrimp, veggies). When you rsvp if you would be so kind as to say whether you would like the Pasta bar or stir fry station it will help in the preparation. There will also be several hors d'oeuvres. I look forward to seeing everyone there....best regards<br /><br /><br />edited a word of gramma

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07-08-2008, 03:57 PM
Posted By: <b>MVSNYC</b><p>Count me in!<br /><br />i'm making my travel plans right now (i know a little late). But i will be landing and coming straight to the dinner.<br /><br />looking forward to partying with you all!<br /><br />Michael Sarno<br /><br />i prefer Stir Fry, BUT can easily do Pasta.<br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark Evans</b><p>Leon--<br /><br />Please count me in. I missed the last two Nationals and look forward to seeing everyone. Slight preference for stir fry. Mark

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07-08-2008, 04:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>It's about blankin time you posted this thread - took you long enough <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14><br />I'll be there for sure (stir fry dinner). Looking forward to seeing everyone. I hope the influential collectors don't mind being with a poor slob like me.<br /><br />Alan<br /><br /><img src="http://vbbc.forumotion.com/users/17/23/61/smiles/136179.gif"><br /><img src="http://vbbc.forumotion.com/users/17/23/61/smiles/136179.gif"><br /><img src="http://vbbc.forumotion.com/users/17/23/61/smiles/136179.gif"><br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Haas</b><p>I'll be there as well. Stir fry is good.<br />

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07-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Posted By: <b>Jodi Birkholm</b><p>A tentative "maybe" from me. I have to play it by ear for now. Fine with either food option.

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07-08-2008, 04:17 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I will clarify a few things as we go....as I think there needs to be......<br /><br />There will be BOTH types of stations, pasta and stir fry, but I do need an idea of what you want...

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07-08-2008, 04:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Scott M.</b><p>Hi Leon,<br /><br />Count me in for the dinner that evening and mark me down for stir fry as well.<br /><br />Will influential collectors be getting special name tags so us "run of the mill" collectors can easily identify them as such? <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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07-08-2008, 04:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Andrew</b><p>Count me in. I likely will drink more than eat, but if I eat it will be stir fry. Looking forward to it,<br /><br />Andrew<br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Influential collectors will get bright pink name tags...very befitting of their stature in the hobby. If Jim C comes (though we probably aren't worthy enough) he will get one that looks like a PSA flip.....bar code and all <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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07-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>How sweet of you to get me a special nametag Leon but I will be coming for Tuesday-Wednesday and possibly beginning of Thursday but not for dinner. Heading home Thursday midday.

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07-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Phil Garry</b><p>Leon:<br /><br />Thanks for the invite, I'll be there and pasta is good for me.

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07-08-2008, 04:56 PM
Posted By: <b>MVSNYC</b><p>Jim- you're going to miss the Mastro's Live Auction on Friday Night?<br /><br />I expected you & Bruce to be bidding on some blue chip pieces...<br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 05:04 PM
Posted By: <b>whitehse</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />The national is within 30 minutes of where I work and I would love to attend. I have never attended before and I am looking forward to this one. I am considering bringing my 21 year old son if that is ok. Pasta is my choice and I am requesting to sit at the same table as Bruce Dorskin and the rest of his associates. Oh, and I am brave enough to have Jim C tossed into the table mix. At least that would make for a interesting experience!!<br /><br />Thank you so much for this opprotunity to meet all these guys I have been reading over the last 4 years!!<br /><br />Edited to say I would love to meet zernial and the rest of the gus's...but i would also like to meet all of the guys (and gals) from the board as well. (geez Jodi... you are quick!!)

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07-08-2008, 05:06 PM
Posted By: <b>JimB</b><p>Leon,<br />Thanks for putting this together. Count me in for one. I'm leaning toward stir fry.<br />JimB

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07-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Jodi Birkholm</b><p>&lt;&lt;Thank you so much for this opprotunity to meet all these gus&gt;&gt;<br /><br />Unfortunately, Zernial, Suhr and Weyhing will be unable to attend, but we will all be hoisting a Busch or two in their honor.

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07-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Joe D.</b><p>count me in.<br /><br />and as far as the poll goes.. I prefer beer.<br /><br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 05:19 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Not me Mike--you are the T206 PSA 9 guy--you put me to shame.<br /><br />No--two-plus days is enough--also have the Pawtucket Red Sox on one side of the trip and Disney World on the other.

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07-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Posted By: <b>MVSNYC</b><p>Jim- that's too bad, was hoping at least one of you would be bidding on my Boston Garter... <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />have fun!<br /><br />looking forward to meeting you all...

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07-08-2008, 06:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian Weisner</b><p><br /> Hi Michael,<br /> That's ok... I'll be your wingman... Count me in.<br /> See you in Chicago. Be well Brian<br /><br />PS A made guy wanting "Stir Fry"...instead of pasta???

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07-08-2008, 06:13 PM
Posted By: <b>scott brockelman</b><p>put be down for 2 as that's my normal intake of food and beverage

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07-08-2008, 06:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Kenneth A. Cohen</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />I will be attending the dinner. Thanks for organizing and look forward to seeing you again. I'll go for stir fry, although stir fried pasta would be nice. Regards.<br /><br />Ken Cohen

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07-08-2008, 06:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Jim - You're missing the PSA luncheon ? <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14>

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07-08-2008, 06:30 PM
Posted By: <b>MVSNYC</b><p>Brian- it will be a blast...<br /><br />i just booked the Hyatt Regency, where are you staying?

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07-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Ed Hans</b><p>Stir fry for me, please. Thanks Leon.

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07-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt E.</b><p>Hi Leon-<br /><br />Put me down for two. Pasta will be fine.<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Matt & Turner Engle

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07-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>Pasta bar for me<br /><br />Adam Warshaw<br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

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07-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Tim Newcomb</b><p>Hi Leon,<br /><br />I'll be there, and I'm about 90% certain Mike Peich will too, but he's out of town and won't see this for a while, so I'll RSVP for him. Either food option is fine.<br /><br />Tim

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07-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Bruce Babcock</b><p>I'm in. Pasta would be my choice.

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07-08-2008, 07:32 PM
Posted By: <b>robert a</b><p>Pretty sure I'm gonna make it this time around.<br /><br />Pasta sounds good.<br /><br />robert

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07-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Wesley</b><p>Thanks for setting this up again, Leon. Please mark me down for one for the pasta bar. I look forward to meeting Bruce, the Janus guy, and other important people.<br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 08:01 PM
Posted By: <b>JimCrandell</b><p>Alan,<br /><br />Yes--sadly I will miss the PSA luncheon. I would like to go but four days is a long time to stay there and I want to be there Tuesday and Wednesday on the dealer set-up days.

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07-08-2008, 08:05 PM
Posted By: <b>Brent Butcher</b><p>for 2 please. Stir fry is fine.

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07-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Frank B</b><p><br /> I'm in. Pasta sounds good.<br /><br />Frank

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07-08-2008, 08:41 PM
Posted By: <b>DMcD</b><p>Have my air and hotel reservations already, even got tickets for the Saturday Cubs-Pirates game, and am just counting the days until I set off for Chicago. Am looking forward to shaking some hands and checking out all them bee-yoo-tee-full vintage baseball cards.<br /><br />Put me down for one pasta dinner, Leon. Muchos mahalos!<br><br>Vintage cards, scantily-clad Hawaiian maidens, uku-zillion penguins, authentic Dutch people and more at . .<br /><a href="http://ImageEvent.com/kawika_o_ka_pakipika" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://ImageEvent.com/kawika_o_ka_pakipika</a>

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07-08-2008, 08:54 PM
Posted By: <b>peter ullman</b><p>I wish I could go...another missed national...but it's for a good reason this year...old timer's day at yankee stadium with my dad, uncle and cuz! Have a blast guys.<br />pete ullman in mn

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07-08-2008, 10:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Richard Masson</b><p>Me too. <br />

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07-08-2008, 10:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike Gray</b><p>Count me in.<br />Thanks,<br />Mike Gray<br />gray766@hotmail.com

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07-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Ken McMillan</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />count me in for 1. stir fry sounds good<br /><br />kmac

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07-08-2008, 10:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim Clarke</b><p>Jay Dyer and JC Clarke will be there for Stir Fry

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07-08-2008, 11:16 PM
Posted By: <b>chiprop</b><p>IN, and I'll eat anything

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07-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>I'll be there for Beer and Stir Fry!!! Leon bring lots of Beer tickets!

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07-08-2008, 11:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Ryan Christoff</b><p>In. <br /><br />I'll have the whale, please. <br /><br />Thanks, <br /><br />-Ryan<br /><br />

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07-08-2008, 11:30 PM
Posted By: <b>jeffdrum</b><p>Leon,<br />We are in for 4, myself, Tom Boblitt, Mike Brockman and Kevin Thomas.<br /><br />Ryan - <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>!

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07-08-2008, 11:30 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>For you it's cockfight stew.....

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07-08-2008, 11:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike Masinick</b><p>Looking forward to my first Net54 Dinner. Thanks Leon!

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07-09-2008, 05:22 AM
Posted By: <b>Robert S</b><p>Hi Leon,<br /><br />Thanks for arranging this yet again! Please put me down to be there (pasta).<br /><br />Thanks!<br /><br />Robert S

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07-09-2008, 06:08 AM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>Count me in for Pasta Bar.<br /><br />Best Regards,<br />Joe Gonsowski

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07-09-2008, 08:38 AM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>I'm sure some will want some type of Horsemeat as well........<br /><br />I, however, will opt for the pasta bar since my buddy HRBaker (Jeff Drum) has my marker down already..........<br /><br />

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07-09-2008, 09:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Steve Murray</b><p>One pasta.

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07-09-2008, 10:42 AM
Posted By: <b>Brandon Cacek</b><p>Hello Leon, <br /><br />Please maek me down for one on the pasta line. Thanks for the invite, and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. <br /><br />See you there. <br /><br /><br />Brandon Cacek - Beckett Media

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07-09-2008, 11:16 AM
Posted By: <b>scgaynor</b><p>Please put me down for two.<br /><br />Thanks, looking forward to it after missing last year.<br /><br />Scott

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07-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Posted By: <b>Kenny Cole</b><p>I'm a maybe. If I make it, I'd prefer pasta. Thanks.

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07-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Posted By: <b>Mark Anderson</b><p>I will be there as well, and you can also mark down Andy Broome. I <i>believe</i> it will be the three of us (with Brandon Cacek who already replied) from Beckett. Looking forward to it! I'd give the pasta bar an ever-so-slight nudge over stir fry. Andy? I think he would eat the tablecloth if that's what's served.

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07-09-2008, 11:55 AM
Posted By: <b>Glen V</b><p>Mark me down for 4 please. We'll go half & half on the food.

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07-09-2008, 09:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Randy Trierweiler</b><p>Hi Leon, my Cardinal partner Ed Ford and myself will be there this year. We'll eat anything. <br /><br />Randy Trierweiler

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07-09-2008, 09:25 PM
Posted By: <b>Zach Rice</b><p>Hi Leon,<br /><br />Please put me down for one person and pasta.

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07-10-2008, 03:14 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>We are up to 77 and 2 maybe's......It does look as though the stir fry has picked up the pace and what once looked like a runaway for pasta is shaping up into a fine battle ....If you didn't put anything down, food wise, but said you could eat anything that didn't eat you first, then I picked stir fry...as it's a a little heavier than pasta (I think)....Please continue to email and post here....I think we will hit at least 100....last year was 125......I can't wait to get together with all of ya'll.....It should be a lot of fun....

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07-11-2008, 03:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn Mechanick</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />I will be there...Stir Fry.<br /><br />Glenn Mechanick<br /><br />

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07-11-2008, 03:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Peter Thomas</b><p>Leon, you can add one more I just made reservations, but Chris can not go, as he will be in New York trying to earn some money. I will gladly eat either. Thanks Peter

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07-11-2008, 04:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Kevin Saucier</b><p><i>"If Jim C comes (though we probably aren't worthy enough) he will get one that looks like a PSA flip.....bar code and all</i><br /><br /><br />Got the order Leon and will have it done to perfection in no time.<br /><br />It will have to be mailed...since I don't get a pink name tag I won't be going this year.<br /><br /><br />Kevin <br /><br><br>------------------------------<br /><br /><a href="http://www.AlteredCards.com" target="_new" rel="nofollow">www.AlteredCards.com</a> - in-depth education on advanced card doctoring techniques & detection with detailed examples<br /><br />

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07-11-2008, 04:51 PM
Posted By: <b>andy becker</b><p>thanks leon.<br />i'm going to the brewers/cubs game in milwaukee during the day, i should be back in time to make the dinner. <br />please put my name on the armpit maybe vip list

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07-14-2008, 11:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Chris Nerat</b><p>Thanks for the invite... Count me and one other in for sure./<br /><br />Looking forward to it.<br />chris

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07-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Posted By: <b>Gary Nuchereno</b><p>Count me in/ pasta bar works for me.<br />Looking forward to it

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07-14-2008, 01:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Lyman</b><p>Leon, thanks for organizing. Brett and I both plan to attend. No preference on food. Look forward to seeing everyone. --Lyman

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07-14-2008, 07:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Bruce Perry</b><p>Leon, count me in...I will be coming with Tom Witek whom you know..pasta for me...thanks

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07-14-2008, 08:20 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I have the spreadsheet a workin'. We are up to 97 and 4-5 maybe's....btw, I never mentioned refreshments in the opening post but that is a given....They will be served all evening.

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07-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Steele</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />Count me in. It will be nice to put a face to some of the names.<br />Pasta bar for me. Thanks for the invite.<br /><br /> <br /><br />

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07-14-2008, 09:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike Mccullough</b><p>Count me in for pasta. Thanks!!

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07-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Elliot</b><p>It will be great to see everybody again. Count me in for the Stir Fry.

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07-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Marty Kohler</b><p>Leon,...... I would like very much to meet you and some of the guys....... Pasta please..... A friend may come with me. Looking forward to the whole week! Thanks,.Marty Kohler<br><br>GO YARD

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07-21-2008, 11:13 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>We are up to an even 100 confirmed RSVP'd.....and we have about a half a dozen "maybe's"......Probably about Thursday of this week I am going to need to call the caterer and after that it will be difficult to attend this if you haven't RSVP'd.. Thanks again to all.....it should be a fun evening.....

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07-21-2008, 03:23 PM
Posted By: <b>bigfish</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />Looking forward to it. E-mail sent....

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07-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike Peich</b><p>Leon,<br /><br />Many thanks for organizing the dinner. I just returned home from vacation, and as Tim Newcomb said I'll be there, and either dinner is fine. Looking forward to seeing everyone, as always.<br /><br />Cheers, Mike

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07-21-2008, 08:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Misunderestimated (Brian H)</b><p>Leon (et al)-<br />Could you please add me as a "maybe" -- I am still trying (without much success) to make it to the dinner. I'm pretty sure I will be at the show at some point though.<br />Brian

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07-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I just want to bump this once more as I am turning in the headcount tomorrow for our Dinner....thanks to all who have said they will come have fun with us. The Embassy Suites Rosemont is where it will be and it's directly across from the Convention...All you will need to do is say "Network54" to someone at the hotel and you should be able to get to the dinner, once inside...I will try to post the name of the ballroom it will be in tomorrow. There will be 10-15 round tables of 10 to be seated at. Drinks start flowing at 6pm sharp as well as some appetizers.....Speakers (though I haven't told them yet) will start at about 7pm and Dinner will be served at 8:00-8:15, and we have the place till midnight. Last year there were only about 20-30 attendees at the end (my kind of guys) that had to be run out <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>. And then I am sure there will be a very close bar (maybe in the hotel), for those that want to have a few more...though that will be Dutch <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14>...Last year I took 2-3 Corona's out at the end but not sure how it will be this year to know if that can be accomodated. ............It is an open and free bar from 6:30-7:00, where drink tickets (which are also free) will be not be needed.....Once again I look forward to seeing everyone again....regards <br /><br />ps...(my cell phone # is 214-282-4943)

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07-24-2008, 01:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Josh Adams</b><p>I'm in.<br />Thanks Leon.<br><br>Go Go White Sox<br />2005 World Series Champions!

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07-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Sean BH</b><p>Just so you know, they do have a pretty nice bar in the hotel for when you get kicked out (I just had a few drinks there a few weeks ago <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> ). Also the Sofitel down the street has a nice bar.<br /><br />

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07-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>was where we ended up last time; very pleasant bar. <br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc