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NWFA Member Appreciation BBQ - June 5th, 2010!

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Joe Link, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm pleased to announce the first
    NorthwestFirearms.com Member Appreciation BBQ!


    Who: All members of NorthwestFirearms.com are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    What: This will be the first of many member appreciation potluck BBQ's we hope to hold. We're reserving a sheltered area large enough to seat 126 people, and we're going to do our best to make sure we fill it up! NWFA will be providing burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, napkins, water, & soda. I encourage you to bring additional items to share, I know some of you are excellent cooks and it'd be really cool if there was more than just ordinary BBQ food :D


    When: The date and time are tentatively set for June 5th, 2010 at 2:00pm. Our reservation has been finalized and paid for.
    I wanted to make sure we scheduled it out far enough in advance that hopefully some of you from further out can make the trip.

    Where: We've selected Vancouver Lake Park to host this event and we've reserved the Heron Covered Area. I was just informed admission to the park is $3 per vehicle.

    Why: Without you, the members of NWFA, this site wouldn't exist. In addition, many members and all our vendors donate money which allow us to cover our ever increasing expenses associated with running this website. This BBQ is our way of saying THANK YOU :thumbup:


    Rules & Restrictions: This is a member appreciation picnic, not a firearm show and tell. If you do choose to bring a firearm, please make sure it remains holstered at all times or you'll be asked to leave. I'm also going to ask that everyone refrain from conducting any firearm-related transactions at or anywhere near the BBQ, as we do not want the possibility of being associated with an unlawful transaction or present when one occurred. Alcohol is prohibited, and those found drinking will be asked to leave (if park employees find anyone drinking our whole party will be asked to leave).

    Help Wanted!

    I believe the picnic facility does have a grill or two but it may be a better idea to plan on bringing our own; I've seen the condition of some of those public grills. If any of you are willing to haul your BBQ(s) to the location NWFA would be happy to reimburse you for the cost of the propane/charcoal/pellets/etc. if necessary. We'll also need a few large coolers and ice to keep the beverages cold.

    Here we'll make a list of what we have, what we need, and what people have committed to bring. Just reply to this thread and one of us moderators will add you and your info to the list :)

    Also, don't forget to vote in the poll and let us know if you'll be attending! We need this information in order to know how much of everything we'll be needing.

    "The List"

    Hamburgers - NWFA
    Hot Dogs - NWFA
    Hamburger Buns - NWFA
    Hot Dog Buns - NWFA
    Ketchup - NWFA
    Mustard - NWFA
    Mayonnaise - NWFA
    Sliced Cheese - NWFA
    Paper Plates - NWFA
    Napkins - NWFA
    Water - NWFA
    Soda - NWFA
    Green Bean Casserole - Throckmorton
    Dessert - Throckmorton
    Dessert - bersaguy*
    BBQ - deen_ad
    BBQ - Wilson
    Coolers - Wilson

    * May be attending
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As some of you probably noticed, the date has been changed from July 24th to June 5th due to the area being booked throughout the summer ;)
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, I live a few miles away and have a BBQ that'll fit in the back of my Odyssey. Unknown is what else is happening that weekend as we're raising two of the grandkids after my step daughter died a couple years ago.
     
  4. Wilson

    Wilson SW Washington New Member

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    I have a Weber charcoal BBQ that I'll bring, and a few coolers for beverages.
     
  5. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    Sounds like fun! I will try to make it. I will sweet talk the Mrs. into baking some sort of desert.
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    Soooooooooooo glad that it's on a Saturday,my only day off :)
    I'll bring green bean casserole,and dessert.



    green bean casserole IS dessert to me LOL
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sounds great guys, I just updated the list ;)
     
  8. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    I would go, but I work Tuesday-Saturday. I hope you all have fun though, and that someone posts pics after.:thumbup:
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    a couple of big plastic coolers if needed too.


    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Since the Court has struck down Seattle's ban on carrying in their parks I wonder if Clark County will remove their "no weapons allowed" signs at the park?

    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
     
  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll fill in for you and eat an extra hot dog and soda!!

    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
     
  12. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Workin Sat night so I'm out.. If I can make the next one I'll smoke up a couple or four pork butts...
     
  13. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Hah, the ONLY weekend between now and the 4th July not already marked in my daybook.... so, it looks good for my being there.

    I can bring some great coffee....... brewed fresh, from freshly roasted beans.....

    anyone know if there is electricity (standard house mains type current) at the venue?

    how about water for drinking?


    I might even go the extra kilometer and rustle up a batch of puerco adobado.... I'm sure SOMEONE will have some space on a grille for a few chunks.....
     
  14. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    If we are using one of the covered areas, there is electricity available. If I recall correctly, there are also sinks in the countertops for your water.
     
  15. robbalot

    robbalot Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Hey, this sounds great, close to home and easy access for me. I had to vote maybe because I will be working out of state for the next month or so.

    I expect to be home in time but not sure, hope to see you there...
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    would love to, but the 6th is The Old Man's b-day and that trumps everything.
     
  17. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i'm afraid i'm not allowed in the state of WA...
     
  18. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Whats a BBQ without beer :(:(:(
     
  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    need them but I have several of the 6' folding plastic tables too.
     
  20. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    with set-up or clean up, and I'll make time for it!