2010 Holiday Party

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  • Where: Over The Bar (OTB)
  • What: Fundraiser, social event, PR event, ...
  • Action Items:
    • Gwen volunteered to work on local sponsor week before/of Thanksgiving
    • Mandy volunteered to work up poster for event, send to list for feedback
    • Val volunteered to print (silkscreen - prob 1-2 colours and fancypants paper) posters (quantity 10-15, more than that we need to go to Kinkos, etc.)
    • Doug to set up email list, wiki page.
    • Doug volunteered to do some kind of POV bicycle wheel display. - I ran out of time, donated kit instead, see below.
  • Details
    • Have three raffle items: Tech Basket, Craft Basket, Mead and decorations
      • Raffle tickets. (We have huge roll of raffle tickets in the shop already)
      • Raffle ticket collection "boxes"
      • When do we draw the raffle tickets?
      • Members donate items for each
      • Shop supply free 1-month membership coupon? Should have expiration date (maybe Mar 31st)
      • Maybe get Growler or Growler coupon/gift-certificate?
      • Maybe get one of the Meade makers at the shop to donate a bottle? (via coupon so we don't immediately compete with the bar)
    • Open event, no door tickets (bathroom access was the killer issue)
    • Craft Basket
      • Vogue knitting sent us 4 awesome knitting books!
      • One bottle of Mead (Logan)
      • Michael's gift card ($20)
      • Sewing stuff (need to inventory) - Susan
      • Origami book and package of paper - Doug
      • HackPgh pingpong ball - Matt B
    • Tech Basket
      • Tactile Metronome kit and Batteries - Matt B
      • Video Game Shield - Matt B
      • Sparkfun gift cards ($50)
      • Drawdio - Jon
      • One bottle of Mead (Logan)
      • HackPgh pingpong ball - Matt B
      • Spoke POV Kit v1.1, LEDs, USBtinyISPkit - Doug
    • Holiday Mead!
      • The other three bottles of Mead that Logan donated, decorated up.
      • HackPgh pingpong ball - Matt B


  • Poster(s) showing off shop/member projects:
    • We have access to their big screen TV, so we can do a slide show instead of posters:
    • Balloon(s)!
    • Eggbot night?
    • The LED Twitter sign?
    • Hackerspace Phone system (if it is done in time)
    • Open Mate!
    • Liq Nitrogen ice cream
    • Making Rootbeer
    • Making antennas
    • ...