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Sunday, November 11th

A (Very Late) Photo Diary: First Ever Philly Kos Meetup!
LOCATION: Reading Terminal Market

This is organizer mconvente who started Philly Kos:

mconvente of Philly Kos
This is asterkitty, who has taken up the reins of organizing with mconvente:
asterkitty aka Queen Bee Kitty
Group shot of Philly Kos with Renzo Capetti looking directly at the camera:
Philly Kos
One more group shot including mallyroyal, ?, ?, and Smoh's back:
mallyroyal and friends
Please visit mconvente's diary for MORE PHOTOS.



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Saturday, December 8th

Daily Kos HQ Holiday Party with SFKossacks!
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ in Berkeley

Markos and his daughter, Eli
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I have two main sections of photos; Decorating the War on Christmas Tree and Celebrating the First Night of the Festival of Lights. I'm going to just touch on both sections above the fold and then you'll find many more photos of each category after the jump.

Decorating the War on Christmas Tree:

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Markos's daughter Eli was completely into decorating the tree

As each guest arrived they placed their decoration on the tree:

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My First Lieutenant, side pocket puts his infamous tail on the tree with some pool ball garnishes

Celebrating the First Night of the Festival of Lights

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Markos and new SFKossack I Hate Republicans, who brought the components to light the Menorah

SFKossacks Jewish contingent singing impromptu on the first night of Hanukkah:
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L-R: no way lack of brain, norm, Rabbi guest, I Hate Republicans, Ilana, TLO™, remembrance and Deb

The rest of the photos are below the fold, we had a terrific event!

See my tip jar for a caption contests.

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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.

~
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

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:: Event Reporting, cont.  ::
Decorating the War on Christmas Tree:

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Linkage trimming the tree with his two angels, Sara R and winglion.

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The jotter's jotterbug ornament for the tree

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jakedog42's ornament for the tree

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Dharmasyd and her War on Christmas ornament for the tree

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Brand new user PatG's contribution for the tree

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Meteor Blades's and navajo's First Americans For Obama campaign button ornament

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Glen the Plumber's toilet auger ornament

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Glen the Plumber

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remembrance taking a power nap

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TLO

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TLO™ and her gift from the side pockets

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Jude and Ari with their gifts from Auntie navajo

Celebrating the First Night of the Festival of Lights

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Meteor Blades presenting Markos with a Hanukkah gift. Markos recently had his DNA mapped and found out he has Jewish ancestry, he's a Member of the Tribe. We thought he needed an introductory kit to this important holiday of his heritage

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Markos listening to MB's presentation

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Markos with his very first Hanukkah kit

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Markos with his new Menorah cling window display (Photo courtesy of lineatus)

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This is I Hate Republicans, a new SFKossack. He approached me when he arrived and told me he had brought the components to do the lighting of the Menorah ceremony. He wondered if it would be appropriate. I said absolutely and he lit the light to give to TLO™ to begin.

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And then, outta no where, a Rabbi shows up and says a few words

Wow. Just wow.

Overall, we had a terrific event:

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Daily Kos staff with The Birders L-R: side pocket, tgypsy, Elisa, kos, Lineatus, Kestrel, Mr. Cat, SallyCat, kimoconnor and Scout Finch

More of my photos here. More of lineatus's photos here.

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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.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

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

Los Angeles Kossacks: Kosmail Shockwave

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

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: And We're Off - Pittsburgh Area Kossacks Group

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

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'm calling you out!

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

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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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Central Ohio Kossacks Banner
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Friday, December 14th
Holiday Dessert & COKtails

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Mozart's Bakery & Piano Cafe
2885 N. High St. • Columbus

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2.
Maybes:

 

Latest diary on this event: Central Ohio Kossacks: Meetup Photos and Save the Date for Holiday COKtails
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Saturday, December 15th
Twin Cities Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Harriet Brewing Tap Room
Address:  3036 Minnehaha Ave • Minneapolis

ORGANIZER: Send imonlylurking a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. imonlylurking
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybes:

 

Latest diary on this event: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!
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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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Saturday, January 12th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Fire and Ice
One Providence Place • Providence, RI

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
3. Knockbally
4. CTLiberal
5.
Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33
4. annieli
5. Moody Loner
6. mommyp00ka
7. Littlep00ka
8. RubDMC
Latest diary: New England Kossacks - January 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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Saturday, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send GreenMountainBoy02 a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. GreenMountainBoy02
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Northern New England Meetups in Portsmouth, NH
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 Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST.

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

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