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Saturday, January 26th

Three Star Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Noshville
1918 Broadway • Nashville

ORGANIZER: Send Land of Enchantment a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Sandy on Signal
2. South Dem
3. marykk
4. LSvendsen
5. jnhobbs
6. Land of Enchantment
7. markm667
8. sow hat
9. sow hat guest
10. khowell
11. khowell guest
12. Al Fundy
Maybees:
Patrick is Lucky
raincrow
wildhypothesis
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:: Event Reporting ::
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From Kestrel:

A small group of Central Valley Kossacks gathered together Monday for brunch and a leisurely viewing of the day's inauguration activities.

In attendance L to R are Nate, President Obama, Cooper888, Gail, gotmooned, and Norm. Not pictured is Kestrel, who was taking the photo. We had a few last-minute cancellations, but those of us present enjoyed a potluck brunch of blintz casserole (Norm), sticky buns (Gail) fresh fruit and mimosas (cooper888 & gotmooned), sausage breakfast casserole (Kestrel) and fruit salad (Nate). We had a grand time and everyone enjoyed the festivities, breaking into frequent applause at President Obama's Inaugural Speech as well as the great entertainment.

Next up for the Central Valley Kossacks: a State of the Union speech-watching party hosted by cooper888 and got mooned to be held on Feb. 12 at 5:30pm. Check in on the Central Valley Kossacks pages for details. We hope you will join us!

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Go give surelyujest some love: Motor City Kossacks Inauguration Celebration

Back row left to right:  Neon Vincent, provoking meaning, gregsullmich, fusionkaster.  Front row left to right:  surelyujest, My Real Name, peregrine kate.
Back row left to right: Neon Vincent, provoking meaning, gregsullmich, fusionkaster. Front row left to right: surelyujest, My Real Name, peregrine kate
Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC.: Kosmail eeff

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash, 23 members

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231,
Current diary: After a "Brief Delay" Pgh. Area Kossacks Gets Rolling

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error, 19 members

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  chancew
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I need suggestions!

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Shockwave

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.
Okla-homies, let's get together (new regional organizing group)

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Netroots Nation Reception in Los Angeles
Thursday, January 24th
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Baldwin Hills (just east of Culver City) - RSVP for address to private residence

Each year, we ask the Netroots for help in developing and organizing the sessions and the speakers at Netroots Nation. Netroots Nation Executive Director Raven Brooks and Communications Director Mary Rickles will be in Los Angeles to hear your thoughts and explain how you can create a panel or a workshop around your ideas.

Please join us for delicious food, convivial drinks and an opportunity to share your ideas. RSVP.

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Paradise Chico Kossacks
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Friday, January 25th

Paradise Kossacks First Meet-up

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Ikkyu Japanese Restaurant
5225 Skyway • Paradise CA

ORGANIZER: Send smileycreek a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Darryl House
2. Mrs House
3. smileycreek
4. paradise50
5. Chantedor
Maybees:
Caddisfly
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Sunday, January 27th

Virginia Kossacks Pot Luck Meet-up]

TIME: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Liz Dexic's home
Fairfax County side of Herndon (near Dulles Airport) • 20171

ORGANIZER: Send JamieG from Md or Liz Dexic a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Liz Dexic (Herndon 20171) [salad - either green or pasta type]
2. JamieG from Md (Leesburg) [baked spaghetti]
3. Diana in NoVa [Tiny cheese pizzas]
4. Gordon20024 (from Roanoke) [dessert/Amphora Diner]
5. a gilas girl (via Metro)
6. oortdust (from Arlington)
7. VirginiaBlue (Mechanicsville)
8. stevenwag [bread and cheese or wine]
9. barbwires [caesar salad with anchovies, bottle of wine]
10. STI (Ashburn)

Maybees:
teacherken
agrenadier
Sturunner
Sturunner's wife
gmfbard
angelajean
Pademocrat
Virginia Victory
noweasels
louisev

Latest diary: VA/DC/MD meetup in Herndon on Sunday

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Pittsburgh Area Kossacks
Saturday, February 2nd

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
TBD • Butler, PA

ORGANIZER: Send dweb8231 a kosmail to attend or join Pittsburgh Area Kossacks. We welcome Kossacks and guests from Western PA, Northern WV and Eastern Ohio.

RSVPs:
1. dweb8231
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Diva waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, February 9th

First Time Ever DKos Florida Kossacks Meet-up!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fort Cooper State Park
Recreation Hall
3100 South Old Floral City Road • Inverness
$3.00 per car entry fee
Pets welcome but not inside hall
NO alcoholic beverage allowed in state park
Food for event will be covered potluck

ORGANIZER: Send Vetwife a kosmail to attend and volunteer for potluck.

RSVPs:
1. Brian1066
2. Caedy (FLSNMom's sis)
3. DaNang65
4, FLSNMom [Pasta e fagioli w/turkey bacon, focaccia bread]
5. gulfgal98 [pasta/vegetable salad]
6. JaxDem
7. KayeB in Florida
8. lady blair
9. ObamOcala [mac-n-cheese, maybe ice cream]
10. OleHippieChick [hummus, pita bread, fresh baby greens]
11. pamelabrown
12. PHScott
13. puzzled
14. Ricochet67
15. rnmihayden
16. Russ Jarmusch
17. Subo03
18. Taxmancometh
19. THScott
20. Vet
21. Vetwife [chicken, potato salad, punch, chocolate mousse]
22. whatGodmade [fruit salad, drinks, cups]
23. YaNevaNo

Maybees:
 just bob
FLSNMom's daughter

Latest diary: Saturday Feb 9th? OK? Fl Meetup
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Tuesday, February 12th
Watching the 2013 State of the Union Address

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION:  cooper888 and gotmooned's place in Sacramento (Natomas)
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP.
ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5. Sychotic1
Maybees:
Latest diary: Calling all Sacramento area and Central Valley Kossacks!
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Saturday, March 2nd!!
Lone Star Spring Texas State-Wide Meet-Up in Austin

TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send nomandates Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. nomandates                    
 2. teknohed
 3. papa monzano
 4. Chrislove
 5. Chrislove's BF
 6. glorificus
 7. politik
 8. anotherdemocrat
 9. Odysseus
10. suesue
11. blue armadillo
12. texasmom
13. texasdad
14. htowngenie
15. navajo (honorary TX Kossack!)
16. afisher
17. manoffire
18. Wino
19. Mrs. Wino
20. VinaMist
21. doraphasia
22. Urban Owl
23. Texdude50
24. icelus
25. mr pea
26. entrelac
27. Mr. entrelac
28. JayRaye
29. cosette
30.

Maybees:
1. Mosquito Pilot
2. Over the Edge
3. yoduuuh do or do not

Latest diary: Turning Texas Blue: Lone Star Spring Meet-Up
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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New England Kossacks All Day Meet-up
Saturday, March 9th

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a kosmail to attend.



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TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION I: SolToro in the Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard • Uncasville, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:


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TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION II: Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street • Mystic, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

TIME: 11:00 - ? PM
LOCATION III: TBD
[Address] • [City]

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - March meet up

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Sunday, March 10th

SAVE THE DATE: SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for a gilas girl

TIME: TBD, expect lunch, then excursion, then early dinner
LOCATION I: TBD for lunch
Address TBD • San Francisco
LOCATION II: TBD for excursion
Address TBD • San Francisco
LOCATION III: TBD for early dinner
Address TBD • San Francisco

RSVPs:
1. a gilas girl
2. navajo
3. side pocket
4. dharmasyd [lunch]
5. Meteor Blades
6. Glen the Plumber
7. remembrance
8. smileycreek
9. paradise50
10. Cali Scribe
11. Mr. Scribe
12. slouching
13. no way lack of brain
14. norm

Maybees:
edrie
lineatus

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to DIVA on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act! and SFKossacks.

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