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GKTW Meet: North Texas, October 1, 2011

Discussion in 'Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW' started by stitchlover, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. stitchlover

    stitchlover Mouseketeer

    North Texas DisMeet

    When: Saturday, October 1 Grapevine, Texas

    Time: 11am-3pm

    Location: Westwood Center-The Texas Room
    611 South Main
    Grapevine, Texas 76051

    Admission Price: $5 per person includes a sandwich provided by Weinberger Deli* and 2 raffle tickets per person

    *Weinberger Deli has generously offered to provide the sandwiches free of charge for our event. We will need to purchase drinks and chips but once I get a better handle on how many people are attending I will try to get those items donated also.

    An assortment of desserts are being generously being donated by the Lewis Bakery.

    We will be collecting gift cards to send to GKTW in lieu of purchasing individual items from the Wish List. GKTW has suggested the following merchants for cards:
    Disney Gift Card
    Universal Gift Card
    Toys R Us
    Generic Visa/MC/Amex gift cards

    Auction Details: We will have a silent auction/raffle during this event. Again, all proceeds to go to Give Kids the World. Each person will receive TWO tickets when they enter the event. More tickets will be available for purchase in the following bundles: 5 tickets for $5, 12 tickets for $10, and 25 tickets for $20. If at all possible, please bring cash with you. Checks made directly out to Give Kids the World Village will also be accepted.

    Auction Items:

    *Opening Minimum Bid $1,000: Deluxe Resort Review with Pete and Walter in 2012. 3 day/2 night stay at a Deluxe resort including meals.
    *Opening Minimum Bid $250: Restaurant review with Kevin and John. Winner gets to choose any place (in Orlando!) EXCEPT Victoria and Alberts
    *Opening Minimum Bid $100: Be a Part of the DIS Unplugged Disneyland Podcast! You will have the very first chance to be a guest participant in a taping of the DIS Unplugged Disneyland Edition! Your winning bid will give you a backstage pass to join our recording session, which will include introducing the show and being our live peanut gallery! All you need to do is get a free download of Skype and be available on a Sunday night for taping (date to be determined with the winner).

    *Limited Edition from Master Replicas: Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Ears
    *Framed Limited Edition Collector's Issue Pin of Chip & Dale Christmas 2008 signed by Pete, Walter, John and Kevin
    *No Sew Disney Themed Blanket
    *Vinylmation Set from DCL 2011 Dream Inaugural Cruise
    *DVD Set Disneyland Resort: Imagineering the Magic signed by Marty Sklar
    *DVD Set Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic signed by Marty Sklar
    *Mickey Mouse Ears from DCL 2011 Dream Inaugrual Cruise
    *Book: The Works of Herbert Ryman
    *No Sew Disney Themed Blanket
    *Lee Cockerell has generously agreed to donate a signed copy of his book-Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
    *6 bottles of highly-rated assorted California red wines
    *6 bottles of highly-rated assorted International red wines
    *Disney goody bag put together by ABD London/Paris adventurers
    *Classic Collection Figurine: Somethin' Fishy Mickey Mouse from Walt Disney's Simple Things
    *Classic Collection Figurine: Rah! Rah! Mickey! from Touchdown Mickey
    *Classic Collection Figurine: Brought You Something Mickey Mouse from Puppy Love
    *Classic Collection Figurine: Watch Me! Mickey Mouse from On Ice
    *Classic Collection Figurine: Mischievous Apprentice from Fantasia

    Raffle Items:
    5 $20 Gift Certificates to Weatherford Downtown Cafe
    $30 Gift Certificate to Cafe Brazil
    Wii Epic Mickey
    5 one year subscriptions to Inside Gymnastics magazine
    5 one year subscriptions to Inside Cheerleading magazine
    5 one year subscriptions to Inside Volleyball magazine
    Set of 2 Disney Theme Puzzles
    3 signed photos of 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Lukin
    Signed copy of 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson's music CD "Back to the Beginning"
    $25 Gift Certificate to PetSmart
    Mickey Mouse/WDW Watch
    $50 Container Store gift certificate
    Tinkerbell Photo Frame
    Dallas native and Olympic gymnastics hopeful Steven Legendre autographed gymnastics grip and Team USA singlet worn in international competition. Also includes an exclusive poster featuring Legendre and his 2011 University of Oklahoma team, which finished 2nd at the NCAA Championships. Legendre, whose family lives in Flower Mound, is a member of three U.S. World Championships team and is on track for a 2012 Olympic berth. He is currently ranked eighth in the world on floor exercise and is a seven-time NCAA National Champion.

    Webmaster Kathy +2
    M&M's mom
    mommystieg-Sharon, John, DD Sara (18), DD Emily (11), DD April (6)
    dallastxcpa-Lorrie, Dave, DD plus 2 kids
    Donnaz123-Donna and DH Stanton
    hrnfggcr-hrnfggcr and daughter (10)
    Friendly Frog-Friendly Frog +1
    Zuzu-Zuzu and Carlos (DH)
    exwdwcm-Michelle and her mother
    Justsyd2-Cynthia and Don
    tootogether-NaTasha & Chris
    Disneynutz-Bill and Kim
    Plutofan-John and Cheri
    jisom12-Jeff and Mitzie

    Please reply to this post if you are interested in attending. We would LOVE to meet you! Just reply to this post with your name and the names of anyone else who is joining in for the fun. Please include names and ages of children, especially, so that we can properly prepare.
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  3. mommy2allgirls

    mommy2allgirls <font color=teal>Stay out of the damn lakes!<br><f

    I'm in and would love to help plan, I'm the op of the Texas meet post. I think end of Sept is a good time. Let me know what I can do to help
  4. txvjc

    txvjc Mouseketeer

    mmm...Weinberger's is so good...used to be on of my favorite places to go when I lived in Arlington...it'd almost be worth the flight to have some...and Dan (the owner) is a great guy
  5. WebmasterKathy

    WebmasterKathy Administrator Administrator

    I've never tried Weinberger's, it sounds great!

    Trying to picture Pete in Texas... :rotfl:

    Walter, I get. Pete- not so much!

    Although I would love to see my friends on MY home turf for a change!
  6. m&m's mom

    m&m's mom <font color=deeppink>Waiting for the waterless cru

    The very first DIS meet I ever went to was June 2000. It was at Dick Clark's Grill in Grapevine Mills Mall. That was a longggg time ago. Every now and then Dan Murphy posts pictures of the M's as babies at that meet. They are now 15 and almost 12. :scared:
  7. stitchlover

    stitchlover Mouseketeer

    I'm glad people like the Weinberger idea. He was very friendly and enthusiastic. If I haven't heard from Pete by Sunday afternoon with possible dates I'll get feedback from you guys about a date. For some reason October 1 stands out as a good day. Have no idea why!
  8. juliebug1997

    juliebug1997 DIS Veteran

    I know that we are going to see "West Side Story" some Sunday during the fair. I will have to check our tickets before committing but I'm excited!!!!
  9. mommystieg

    mommystieg <font color=green>Now understands that the old stu

    Count us in!! There is a small group of us here in the DFW area that have been meeting for quite a while. I don't think many of them are as active on the DIS as we all used to be - I will post on FB and let them know to check this out!!
  10. book_junkie

    book_junkie Mouseketeer

    I'd love to if I'm not working!

  11. mommy2allgirls

    mommy2allgirls <font color=teal>Stay out of the damn lakes!<br><f

    Ooh can others connect with y'all on Facebook? I would love to meet fellow disers and have regular meets
  12. stitchlover

    stitchlover Mouseketeer

    Have a GKTW family that is willing to come to our DisMeet to talk to us about what the GKTW experience meant to them. Will let you know as soon as I hear back from Pete.

    How are people feeling about Saturday, October 1?
  13. mommy2allgirls

    mommy2allgirls <font color=teal>Stay out of the damn lakes!<br><f

    Sounds great! What can I do to help
  14. javamoma

    javamoma <font color=deeppink>Diz Kid for Life<br><font col

    I'm in! I live a couple of hours from there but am originally from Dallas. So we are there often to see family.

    This will be my first dis meet!!!:woohoo:

    Would also love to here from the GKTW family.
  15. stitchlover

    stitchlover Mouseketeer

    Mommy2allgirls and anyone else who wants to help...Once we set a date I will work on firming up the location. Then I think I'll have a better idea of what needs to be done to get us ready for the big day!
  16. mommy2allgirls

    mommy2allgirls <font color=teal>Stay out of the damn lakes!<br><f

    Ok, just let me know. Can you send me a PM once you know
  17. dallastxcpa

    dallastxcpa Mouseketeer

    I will definetly be there. With MY box of tissue. Any time I read the wish trip reports I just start crying so emotional. :)

    I would also be happy to help set up or secure donations from vendors.

    Oh by the way I am one of the long time DISer's on Facebook. My first meet was at Rainforest Cafe in Grapevine in 2003. If anyone would like to connect with me on FaceBook my full name is Lorrie Galliher.

  18. dallastxcpa

    dallastxcpa Mouseketeer

    We are having a grand opening for our new in home photography studio in late September/early October but the dates are still flexible and I will work around the DIS meet. :thumbsup2
  19. lmbcdb

    lmbcdb Mouseketeer

    I'm in!
  20. mommy2allgirls

    mommy2allgirls <font color=teal>Stay out of the damn lakes!<br><f

    I tried to connect to you but the link just took me to my facebook wall
  21. stitchlover

    stitchlover Mouseketeer

    I haven't heard anything from Pete and with his traveling this fall and the wedding coming up in December it is probably a long shot that they would be able to attend. I would love to get a firm date to Dan at Weinberger before his meeting with the City this evening. No one has objected to Saturday, October 1st at this point. I think that gives us plenty of time to gather donations for a silent auction, etc. I am going to go back to my original post on this thread and clean it up with an official date and a list of those that are interested so far. Of course all I have are your screen names. If you could PM me or email me at msc2slc@att.net and give me your name and a head count for your family so we can start building a list of attendees that would be great. As I firm up location and exact time I will add that to the first post. I hope to get a firm location within the week.

    So anyone who wants to get donations for a silent auction GO FOR IT! When you get items please PM or email me so I know to add them to the list.

    I am going to work with Dan at Weinberger to see if we can get vendors in Grapevine to donate items also. Who else has some ideas of things we should do and include in our gathering?


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