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Are You Attending NN14?
Well, it's that time of year for a roll call. A bunch of us are planning to attend Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit and have our annual Daily Kos reunion at the same time. I'm going to maintain a list of who's going so we can all maximize our time together there.
The convention officially starts on Thursday, July 17th BUT the Daily Kos reunion starts on Wednesday, July 16th!
First off, at Noon on Wednesday at the Detroit VA Hospital, Sara R has organized another Daily Kos VA Hospital Service Project for us. If you'd like to be a part of her new group send Sara R a Kosmail to be sent an invite.
From Sara R:
This is a wonderful project that many people can be involved with even if they don't attend the convention. If you care about veterans in a nursing home this is your project. Please volunteer to help.We focused on the hospital's nursing home this time -- it has 65 beds. This is to deliver 65 quilts, a bunch of hand knit scarves and hats, books, 65 teddy bears, hand made greeting cards, and phone cards. You can see an update in my recent diary.
One of the cool things about this project is that it brings together several groups in the DK community. The DK Quilt Guild is doing the quilts. WAYWO and others are doing the hats and scarves. Ojibwa's wife is doing the greeting cards. The Readers & Book Lovers group will organize a used book drive. Joanbrooker is donating the teddy bears and will be organizing some of the military family members to help with the phone cards (and JaxDem is on board with IGTNT, too). The other cool thing is that there isn't a lot of money involved for the impact we will have. The only things that we'll be collecting for are the greeting cards and the phone cards. If we decide to do t-shirts, we could collect for that, too.
This is for Kossacks only. Please send Common Sense Mainer a Kosmail if you want to attend. He is busy making restaurant reservations for this event that now attracts at least 125 readers of Cheers & Jeers.
We always have a great time at this dinner.
Here's some of the previous photo diary recaps on them:
• Kickin' Off Netroots Nation 2013: Our Annual Cheers & Jeers Dinner, A Photo Heavy Presentation (I'm sorry, this diary is hilarious, read the comments, many lolz!)
So we have a lot to prepare for the day before the conference begins. Tell us in the comments if you're going to attend. I look forward to seeing all of my old friends and making some new ones. See you in Detroit!
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The LAKossacks welcome shanikka to their fair city. Many people attend. Here are few photos:
L-R: moore musings and shanikka
L-R: Former Chicagoan Now Angeleno and bruinkid
The DC and Maryland Kossacks welcomed Chaucounne on her visit to attend a conference in DC. It was a last minute meet-up pulled of by mimi.
Here's one photo:
L-R: mimi, kim (wife of olliegarkey), olliegarkey, webgenie and Chacounne
Thank you, sidnora, for the great photo diary recap. So many terrific photos of our NYC Kossacks and all their food pr0n. It looks like everyone had a really good time. There's still time to rec her diary.
Here's only two photos of the many that belinda ridgewood, joanbrooker and Denise Oliver Velez provided:
Four Kossack regional groups descend on the California State Capitol
to demand that Governor Jerry Brown ban
the oil and gas production process known as fracking
Representing Northern California, the SFKossacks, Central Valley Kossacks, Paradise & Chico Kossacks and the Silicon Valley Kossacks gathered on the mall of our state capitol in Sacramento on Saturday, March 15th to protest fracking. Governor Brown has the ability to ban the environmentally destructive, water-intensive oil extraction practice known as hydraulic fracturing in California. The state is in a severe drought and the last place our water should go is into fracking. It is estimated the protesters numbered around 4000. We endured the hot sun which sent the temperatures into the 80s as we gathered midday to make a lot of noise and get the attention of the Governor.
Please note red arrow pointing to our Daily Kos banner to gather all us Kossacks together!
Please visit paradise50's diary for his terrific photos!
You can join SFKossacks by sending a Kosmail to navajo.
You can join Central Valley Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to tgypsy.
You can join Paradise & Chico Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to smileycreek.
You can join Silicon Valley Kossacks by sending a Kosmail to Glen The Plumber.
wink from Netrootsradio.com by KosMail to schedule airtime with them to live broadcast your Event. Wink & Justice will then promote it on The After Show radio program!
Saturday, April 5th
Baja Arizona Kossacks 4th Annual Picnic
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Home of Mr. & Mrs. sneakers563
Address by Kosmail to RSVPers • Tucson
ORGANIZER: Send Azazello a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Baja Arizona Kossacks Open Thread
9. Desert Rose
10. chloris creator
Saturday, April 5th
Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: Noon - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 First Avenue South • Seattle
ORGANIZER: Send EagleOfFreedom a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks April Meeting
3. John Crapper
4. John Crapper's S.O.
6. bleeding blue
9. Regina in a Sears Kit House
10. Regina in a Sears Kit House's DH
13. Bleeding Blue's spouse
Saturday, April 19th
Inaugural DC Kossacks Potluck Picnic on the National Mall
LOCATION: National Mall
Exact location TBD • Washington, DC
ORGANIZER: Send NinthElegy a kosmail to attend.
From NinthElegy: We will meet on the third Saturday of each month at noon. Please note-- This regular Saturday meeting day and time is flexible. It was chosen as a starting point to be amended according to what is the best fit for the DC Kossacks group members. If it is not a workable regular day and time for you, suggest alternatives and let's see what we can work out.
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
DAY TBD, April TBD
Potential Boston Kossacks Meet-up
[Address] • [City]
ORGANIZER: Send GreyHawk a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: BosKos Meetup: Mindscapes
2. Hawk Wife
Saturday, May 3rd
DKos Asheville Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville
ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
7. GulfGal 98
8. Otteray Scribe
10. people power granny
Tuesday, May 13th
SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for LeftOfYou & Expat Okie
TIME: 11:00 AM, Early lunch!
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St. • San Francisco
ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
3. Expat Okie
4. side pocket
5. Justice Putnam
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