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9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« on: April 05, 2008, 09:51:22 PM »
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 is the 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day.  This is our annual workday that preceeds the annual Batfish Reunion.  We always try to get the park spruced up to honor the former crew members and we can use all the help we can get.

Mark your calendars now, make flight arrangements (Lance) and get down to Muskogee, OK.

Rick - can we open at 9am that day?  Also, should I contact Matt about lunch?  Do we want to send out emails to our respective distribution lists to let people know?

Even if you can't make it, pass along the word so other may know.

Thanks,

Mark A.
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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 09:58:51 PM »
...Mark your calendars now, make flight arrangements (Lance) and get down to Muskogee, OK...

Thanks for the invitation, and you know I'd love to be there.  Honestly?  I'm 30 years old and I've NEVER been on an airplane.  My brother moved to Seattle, WA a few years ago, so I'm sure that will change sometime soon.

I did, however, add the event to the calendar.  To do this I had to edit your post to link it to the calendar.  It's a pretty neat feature of this forum.  Anyway, that's why you see that note about me editing your post, but I didn't do anything to it other than check a checkbox.

Take some pics that day.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 10:06:38 PM »
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I had to edit your post

No worries!  And thanks for making this a sticky also.
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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 11:04:19 PM »
Mark A,
Yes we will open at 9:00.  I can try and get the ROTC kids out again.  They are a big help for the manual labor.  I will also send an email out to everyone.  I am due for another Scuttlebutt letter.  I think it would be a good idea to get Matt to pitch in for lunch.  I may even suggest to crank up a grill and do hotdogs and hamburgers fot the day.    We do have a fire pit maybe a nice Hawaiian Pig roast.  There are some more trees that need to be cut down.   :)


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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 11:08:02 PM »
Rick - I've already sent out an email...you were included on it, so feel free to just forward it along.

I'll touch base w/ Matt about lunch...as for cooking out...sounds good...but we'll need volunteers to cook and I can't haul a grill down the turnpike.  Besides, with my limited time, I'd rather get the the 40 working   ;)

9 am it is...I'll update the website and as soon as I hear from Matt, I'll send out an updated email.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 11:11:36 PM »
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Again ROTC kids are good laboror.   We also seem to have an over abundance of Community Service (CS) kids.  I keep the chores simple for them, but very labor intensive.  I seem to get a lot done this way.  Just look at what they did on the fence and the burn today.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 11:16:15 PM »
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Just look at what they did on the fence and the burn today.

Yeah, we saw smoke on the horizon all day   :coolsmiley:

Seriously, they (CS and ROTC kids) do work hard and have done a GREAT job.  Personally, I'd rather them do that and let us work on the sub.

Everything and everyone contributes to making the park a better place.  My wife and I were talking today on the bridge and as long as I've been there (started in 1998) the park has not looked better.  Just wanted to let you know we think you are doing a great job running the park (and letting us have some creative freedom).  BZ to you, Rick.
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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 10:04:09 PM »
Rick - I heard from Matt and he says the foundation can cover lunch.  He can't make it, but is going to coordinate with Ed.

I guess you'll need to get a head count regarding JROTC/CS people.  I've not had any responses yet from my email.  FYI.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 06:38:13 AM »
10-4 I will call them in the next week and see what we can get.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 03:10:19 PM »
Rick -

Response has been underwhelming for the work day.  I've not heard from anyone other than Matt (who won't be there) who turned over the lunch detail to Ed (who I've not heard from).

My wife and I will be there...you can cook us up some burgers 
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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 03:12:37 PM »
I will see what I can do.   I just heard from Dennis Gilbert as well. He will not be makeing it either.  He had to go in for bypass today.   He is our torpedo guy and the one heading up the deck project.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008, 03:14:38 PM »
From your email, it sounded as if he was going to be able to come up...guess that changed.

Maybe we can still start on the deck on the 3rd...depending on who is there and how current projects are going.
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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2008, 08:38:26 AM »
I've just sent out my 3rd email regarding the volunteer work day on May 3rd.

From the looks of things, don't expect many people.  My wife and I will be there...Vaughn (not Mary) will be there...and Ed.

Maybe your contact list will have better results.

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 03:39:05 PM »
Just a reminder...the Annual Volunteer day is this upcoming Saturday...lunch provided.

RSVP to Rick or myself.

Thanks

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Re: 9th Annual Batfish Volunteer Day
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 02:35:47 PM »
Make sure you take lots of great photos.  I hope the weather is good for your work day.