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! 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dinner on your own ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.