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AIS: Geek Dinner

  • Subject: AIS: Geek Dinner
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:15:31 -0800


Have you heard the rumors? The Geek Dinner is the place to be at the  
AIS National Convention! Don’t know where to eat?  Eat with the geeks  
and non-geeks that have learned what a fun time everyone has.

You don't have to be a computer Geek to attend. Join a bunch of great  
people for dinner. Not only will there be dinner and good  
conversation among iris friends but door prizes and an auction will  
be part of the entertainment.

After having spent your day getting off the tour bus and rushing  
around the garden trying not to miss anything...then back on the bus  
to the next garden to repeat the same thing again...what better way  
to end your day than a relaxed evening with friends at the Geek  
Dinner reviewing all those iris that are now on your "wish list."

First there is meeting with all your friends and then making new  
ones. If you happen to be a subscriber to one of the iris lists or  
electronic robins, you can meet other members and put faces to all  
those funny email names.

Then there is a great meal. This year it will be Spinach salad, rolls  
and butter, Chicken Marsala, and Bread Pudding dessert.

Then of course the real fun for the night… The Geek Dinner Auction  
where you get to bid on new iris introductions, gift certificates  
from commercial iris growers, iris themed items and the “piece de  
resistance” a petit-point creation in an iris motif donated by Jill  
Bonino. The proceeds from the auction go directly into the American  
Iris Society Electronics Services fund that sponsors such things as  
the digital projector for slide shows and the online iris databases.

Oh and of course some great doorprizes.

Now is the time to make plans for the, 11th annual Geek Dinner being  
held right in the convention hotel of the 2009 AIS National  
Convention. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

The tables always fill up fast and unfortunately pre-registration is  
necessary. PLEASE RSVP to Paul Gossett by Friday, May 1, 2008.

COST:                           $27.00  (not included in convention  
DATE:                           Friday, May 15, 2009
TIME:                           6:00 – 9:00 pm (of course you can  
leave the auction at any time)
LOCATION:                  Convention Hotel (Room TBD)
MENU:                           Spinach salad, Rolls and Butter  
Chicken Marsala Bread Pudding
RSVP:                           Paul Gossett
                            Email: pwgossett@juno.com
                            Phone: (918) 742-1204

Make check payable to:           Paul W. Gossett
Mailing address:                       129 East 33rd Place,
                                     Tulsa, OK 74105

Also, if you have items to donate to the auction, please let John  
Jones know at: jijones@usjoneses.com know as soon as possible so we  
can prepare the auction.


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