Sorry Dave - I missed your post the first time around!
SATURDAY NIGHT SUB SEMINARS
SubRegatta 2007 is shaping up to be another winner! We have our speakers lined up for Saturday Night (7 PM- 9 PM) seminar: Kevin McLeod, Rick Galinson, and David Merriman III.
The tent vendor only had one of the size tents we needed, so he is throwing in one that is ten feet longer at the same price. That should let us spread out a little.
The Navy is going to have a display on the SubRegatta grounds as part of week long armed forces doin's in Indy.
If anyone has wanted to run an RC sub, but hasn't finished one of their own Sub U will be in session again with prof Fred Freketic helping new guys get the feel for running an RC sub.
WE HAVE NEEDS!
LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING!
There are always "Last Minute Larry's" but we really do need guys to email us so we have the ID badges ready to go. As you know, name badges are required to check transmitters in and out of the impound, and we ask any adult (spouses etc) who will be with you on the grounds, to wear one as well.
Please email SubRegatta2007@yahoo.com
with your name, hometown and state, and SubRon affilliation - if any.
RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS
We need raffle donations from the attendees too! The proceeds from the raffle are what pays for the event.
Back in the good old days at Groton we didn't need to rent tents, tables and chairs since they were provided by the Navy, but those days are gone. We now pay over $1,000 for just the two tents. The tables and chairs add another few hundred. The room at the hotel for the Fri and Sat night events costs some dough, there are printing costs, etc etc. If we don't sell enough raffle tickets - the costs come right out of the SC coffers. For now we don't need to charge admission to the SubRegatta, but if we don't at least break even - we'll have to rethink that for next year.
The vendors do the best they can, but with the economy, increased gas prices, increased postage, etc, etc, they don't seem to be as generous as they used to be.
GUYS PLEASE!! (Especially you non-SC members who come to the event. If for some reason you don't want to join the organization, you should at least help pay your way by donating a nice prize or two...nuff said?
EVERYONE - please send (or bring along) some sub-related or modeling related item we can put on the raffle table. Kits you'll never build, electronics you don't need, sub books, videos, sub toys for the kids, etc etc. You'll be recognized in the SubRegatta roundup in the SCR in December issue. Shoot me an email - or post here what prizes you can donate!
See you in August.