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NJ DIS Meet Weekend for Give Kids the World - April 26-28! The TOTAL is IN!

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  1. *NikkiBell*

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    New Jersey DIS Meet Weekend for Give Kids the World

    WHEN: April 26-28, 2013

    WHERE: Bridgewater, New Jersey

    WHO: Your DIS Friends & Guests, Pete Werner & Members of The DIS Unplugged Podcast

    Mark your calendars for a fun-filled weekend! Several events scheduled including a chance to meet and greet with new and old DIS friends, games, prizes, silent auction, kids' activities, and more!


    Schedule of Events:



    Friday, April 26 - DIS Game Night

    - Meet and greet with members of the podcast team
    - Social time with old and new DIS friends
    - Snacks and desserts (Bring Your Own Beverage - Non-Alcoholic)
    - Activities will include Name That Tune (Disney & Podcast), BUNCO, and a TASTYCAKE EATING CONTEST!!!

    Hilton Garden Inn
    7-10 pm
    COST: $10


    Saturday, April 27 - Main Event
    - An exciting day with DIS friends old and new! Buffet lunch, games, kids' activities, silent auction, prizes, and more!
    - Wear your DIS Meet Weekend t-shirt to receive five extra tickets to our auction baskets! Shirts may be purchased through the registration link below!

    Somerville Elks Lodge Banquet Hall
    Somerville, NJ
    12-5 pm

    Adults - $30
    Children - $15

    Admission includes registration fees, hot buffet lunch, donation to Give Kids the World, and 10 tickets for our SILENT AUCTION if you register by March 1st! Anyone registering after this date will receive the same package, but with 5 tickets. Note that there is a limited number of people who may attend this event, so book early!

    Ticket bundles for our silent auction will also be sold at the event. We will have dozens of baskets to try for and know you're bound to find something you like!

    A LIVE PODCAST RECORDING will take place on this day. Podcasters attending:

    - Pete
    - Corey
    - Julie
    - Kathy
    - Teresa
    - Dustin
    - Shaun
    - Craig


    Saturday, April 27 - Bowling for Dollars...for GKTW!!!
    - Nighttime Bowling with DIS Friends
    - Use the registration link and code NJDISMEET to sign up! You must register by APRIL 8!
    - Join members of the podcast team in hitting down the pins!


    Sunday, April 28 - Breakfast & Shopping
    - A day to celebrate Give Kids the World and spend those last few moments with your DIS family.
    - Breakfast at Time to Eat Diner at 8:30 am
    - Shopping:
    - Historic Downtown Somerville
    - Somerville Center Antiques (HUGE!)
    - Other Store Listings & Map
    - Christmas Tree Shops
    - Bridgewater Commons



    To purchase tickets for our events and a special DIS GREEN NJ MEET SHIRT, visit the below link and enter the code NJDISMEET:

    http://NJDISMEET2013.eventzilla.net

    If you are unable attend, but still would like to make a donation you may also do so using this link!



    Hotel Registration:

    The Hilton Garden Inn has secured rooms for our event. The hotel is down the road from the venues and in the Bridgewater Promenade near Target, Applebees, Costco, and more. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, and free WiFi; king and queen beds offered. Hot breakfast cooked to order is available as well as an indoor pool and exercise room.

    Cost - $97.75 (price includes taxes)
    Rooms are reserved at this rate from April 25-28 for those who would like to arrive early for sightseeing in New York or elsewhere.

    To secure this rate for our event, you must book by April 1 through the link that is posted below. Please do not book directly or you will not receive the special rate.

    http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/e...ndex.jhtml;jsessionid=FBYAC24V0Q442CSGBJBM22Q

    Nearest Airport:

    Newark Liberty International (EWR)


    Please continue to check this thread for other details which will be posted soon. We look forward to seeing you! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We already have guests coming from NJ, PA, FL, and Canada! :cool1:


    DONATIONS NEEDED:

    If you have something that you'd like to donate to our silent auction, please PM wdwscout with a brief description of the item(s). All donations will be mailed before the weekend of our event. No items will be accepted the day of the event (different from previous events).



    Saturday Event Attendees (as of 3/30) - 123 People:

    DIS Board Name - First Name

    Pete Werner
    Corey & Julie Martin (AND Ferris & Finley will be making a special guest appearance!)
    Kathy Werling
    Teresa Echols
    Dustin West
    Shaun Thompson
    Craig Williams

    *NikkiBell* - Nikki
    wdwscout - Linda
    grmpytggr - John
    darthvader92 - Matt
    starwood - Nancy
    ShesAPirate - Gillian, Daniel
    twob4him - Cathy, Sarah, Devon, Brooklyn
    BonnieMB - Bonnie
    SaraMc - Sarah
    DUHgreg - Gregory
    Parrotheadlois - Lois
    Jeff&Stacy in NYC - Stacy, Jeff
    itsmuggsie - Margaret
    OKW Lover - Jeff
    OKW Lover Lover - Valerie
    chica622 - Dana, Craig, Anthony
    ContemporaryFan - Chuck, Matt, Steven
    coinbeach45 - Denise, Vera
    KimStar - Kim
    Ian Doodles - Ian
    katekins13 - Katie, Jamie, Kathi, Frank, Kiersten
    disneysteve - Steven, Marci
    cjsteiger - Cheryl, Mindy
    MLLynch - Michele
    mermaid2109 - Vanna
    WDWGeek1971 - Janet
    UConnFan - Kaelea, Kevin
    blondejrsygrl - Lisa
    EDuke98080 - Erika, Thomas
    eeyorelvr09 - Christine
    disneym2m - Melissa
    dgthree - Jennifer
    Tinkerchelle - Michelle, Amy, Albert, and Leandrew
    dcayz - Denise
    cayz - James
    clomahony - Carin, Aidan
    njbuck - Leo, Jeff
    zeferjen - Jennifer, Dylan
    Nom - Noelle, Chloe
    freesone - Neal
    kkgirl - Kathleen
    thekylers - Melissa, Debbie
    dsnichols - Davi
    dansyr2514 - Justine, Jeff
    melmar136 - Melissa
    LifeIsDis - Meg
    ??? - Susan
    NJCHRIS412 - Chris
    ArielRae - Alexandria, Stephen
    MommyTaraLee - TaraLee
    beachphotog - Susie
    MyMuse - Michele
    PixieTrio - Debbie, Jose, Isabella
    Pal-Mickey - Phyllis, Frank
    FanOTheMouse - Sue, Charlotte
    collins316 - Bernice, Bernice
    Teewan78 - Anthony
    Journeyfer - Jennifer, Glenn
    travisx4 - Scott, Liz, Spencer
    ??? - Marcia
    ??? - Lisa
    Jumangi - Matthew
    Disney fan1972 - Diane, John, Erin, Zachary
    ILoveAParade - Chris, Robert
    ??? - Stephen
    ??? - Robyn
    tramp fan - Konrad
    goofy girl - Joanne
    JWren1234 - Jason
    TSWJan78 - Tara, Derek, Jillian
    ??? - Sergio, Nicholas
    MaryJo - Mary Jo

    Numbers:

    DIS Game Night - 56
    Saturday's Main Event - 123
    Saturday's Bowling Night - 36
    Sunday's Breakfast & Shopping - 43


    Official Event Schedule:

    Friday 7-10 pm - Game Night & Julie's Snooki REVEAL!

    If you are registered for this event, you will pick up your packet for the whole weekend's itinerary, including your pre-ordered t-shirt. If you have a lanyard (any kind), bring it with you as we will only have a limited amount available for your name tag. Please come at 7pm if at all possible so you don't miss any of the fun. Events for this night include "Name that Disney Tune", Bunco, Tastykake Eating Contest, etc. Snacks will be served.

    Saturday 12-5 pm - Main Event

    Check-in will start at 11:30 in the lobby. You will pick up your meet materials and your pre-ordered t-shirts. If you have a lanyard (any kind), bring it with you as we will only have a limited amount available for your name tag. Wear your DIS Meet Weekend t-shirt to receive five extra tickets to our auction baskets!

    12:00 - The BIG Reveal!! Doors open to the main event. You will want to be there and checked in so you get find a table and starting bidding!

    12-12:30 - Play DIS Bingo while you meet new friends. Start bidding on over 130 items!

    12:30 - Welcome and Announcements

    1:00-2:30 - Lunch is served and bidding continues. Where in the World Photo game, Guess How Many game, t-shirt sales, and more. Kids activities throughout the day.

    2:30 - Auction bidding ENDS

    2:30-3:30 PODCAST RECORDING

    3:30 - Winners announced for the raffle and silent auction items (you must be present to win!)

    5:00 - Event ends

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    Dinner on your own
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    Bowling event starts at 7:30
    Come a cheer for the bowlers even if you are not signed up to bowl! Podcasters will be in attendance!

    Sunday - Breakfast & Shopping

    8:30 - Breakfast at Time to Eat Diner. Shopping in Somerville to follow.
     
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  3. twob4him

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    This is very exciting!!! I just told my hubby I am going!!!::yes::::yes::
     
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    Glad to hear that Cathy! We are excited about all the fun we have planned so far! :cool1:
     
  5. DarthVader92

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    A little more than three months to go! Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new faces!
     
  6. twob4him

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    It'll be great to see you all in person! :yay: I can't wait to see new faces and meet new fellow disney people!
     
  7. PrincessKsMom

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    Keeping my eyes and ears open for details.
     
  8. wendydarling826

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    This is very exciting!:banana:
     
  9. WaDiWo

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    Sounds like fun!! :cool1:
    Other than Pete and Walter, we have never met any other DISers. I guess this would be a great opportunity. And since it's in New Jersey, even better. :thumbsup2
     
  10. *NikkiBell*

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    I'm glad to hear all of the excitement both here and via PM. More details will be released soon so keep checking this thread for details! :)
     
  11. OKW Lover

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    I just subscribed to the thread. Don't know if Val & I will be able to fit this meet into our busy schedule. :car:
     
  12. disney debi

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    Subscribing to this thread. Would love to meet fellow disers if this works with our schedule.
     
  13. coinbeach45

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    I hope to be there also!!!!! Looking forward to hearing the details!!!!
     
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    Sure hope you can find a way to visit. I guess we should have checked the Alves Activity Calendar first! :goodvibes
     
  15. OKW Lover

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    :rotfl2:

    Trouble is, our calendar is in a great state of flux. Just swapped May cruise dates to do a Panama Canal cruise instead of west coast/Alaska. Plus we're talking with a realtor in FL in just a couple of weeks. Who knows where that could lead? :goodvibes:confused3
     
  16. DarthVader92

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    Hoping you won't be moving to Florida just yet Jeff. We'd love to have you and Val at the meet.
     
  17. DarthVader92

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    More details will be released tomorrow morning!
     
  18. OKW Lover

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  19. njmom47

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    What does this all involve? I wouldn't mind trying to meet up with other Disers.....
     
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    Check back tomorrow for more details in the first post of this thread.
    Right now, I can tell you we are gathering to socialize and raise money for Give Kids the World on the weekend of April 26-28 in Bridgewater, NJ.
    The main event will be on Saturday. You can come just for Saturday or the whole weekend.

    That's all I can say right now- but watch this thread!!!!
     
  21. OKW Lover

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    OK, it's tomorrow. :hourglass:
     

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