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Originally Posted by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) on April 10, 2014 at 3:42pm

I am organizing an event to offset Sarge and his wife's expenses for our Meet & Greet. That will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 starting at 5:00pm.  

Sarge and his wife host and organize the Meet & Greet event that take place every Thursday when there is a PIR.  This event is held for the families of every division that has PIR the next day.  Sarge and his wife provided all the food, napkins, silverware, all the necessary items to pull such an event off with no expectation of assistance.

All money raised from our Meet & Greet will go into a donation box to cover the expenses. All remaining money will be donated for any sailor in need of a calling card. This is strictly voluntary on your part! 

We will be making gift baskets to raffle off at our Meet & Greet. If you are interested in donating a basket filled with items, or small gift that I can add to a basket, anything is welcomed, please let me know. Keep in mind it literally does not need to be basket. If you need ideas or suggestions let me know and I will be more than happy to post some.  We will be responsible for selling the raffle tickets so, I will need a few volunteers to sale. Any volunteer's that would like to help let me know.

If you have a connection with Sam’s Club that can donate utensils, paperware, sternos, please get in contact with Sarge. This would help offset the cost dramatically.

If you have special talent to keep the young children occupied at the Meet & Greet (even if it’s for a short while) that would be great! I.E., magic tricks, balloon animals, etc., If you are a photographer and would like to donate your services to take pictures of the families, the individual divisions and the festivities at the Meet & Greet that would be fun too!

Each division can have tables reserved so, your entire division can sit together. For Div 171 & 172 I will need a headcount very soon to reserve the tables. Ii i suggested to have a volunteer from each div to make centerpieces, if anyone is interested  please post below. They do not have to be elaborate as I think we would rather raise funds for the Meet & Greet expenses and sailors rather than on centerpieces : )

Tips to save yourself from some headaches and saving money:  

  • I was told that if you are renting a car in Illinois that the rental cars businesses do not accept debit cards, you will have to use a credit card.
  • They said it’s less expensive to pay the pre-pay gas at the rental car place than filling the tank up before dropping it off.
  • It is recommended not to pay the tool pass from the rental car place as the pass cost more than you will pay for the tolls.

I look forward to this event and meeting all of you! Thanks, Teri

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Original Reply by KariW on Friday

We have 3 coming would like to help, can bring something from Texas, but it might be easier to give money.

Original Reply by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) on Friday

Kari, thank you I will put three down for you. I am assuming you are in Div 171 or 172? If you would like to send money that will be great too. I am going to make a gift basket with Navy items along with a restaurant and yogurt gift cards to be used after PIR. I can always any donations to make the basket. Let me know and I iwll send you my mailing address. Thank you!!!

Original Reply by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) 12 hours ago

HI Kari, I will put you down for 3, yeah!!! Yes bringing something from Texas would be hard because everything is bigger in Texas, lol. Sorry I couldn't resist. I have friends that live there so I hear all the time. Its your choice, even if you bring something small in size I can always pair it up with somethings or several somethings. If you would rather mail a check here is my address: Teri Creath 1130 E. Clark Ave Ste 150-134 Orcutt, CA 93455 Thank you so much for wanting to help out!!!

Original Reply by JoAnn (ship 11 div 171) yesterday

I am in Div 171 put us down for 2 I will bring a couple things from Rochester, Western New York. We are known for our finger lakes wine and we are called the flower city. I will come up with something.

Reply by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) 12 hours ago

JoAnn, Hello! I love your idea, especially since I love wine : ) Thank you so much and I have you down for 2!

Original Reply by Caleb'smom (Ship 02 Div 927) 14 hours ago

How do I reserve for Div 927

I'm with you Caleb'smom, we need to find out how many in Div 927 will be attending and then have tables reserved for us. I've already excepted Sarge's event invite on facebook and let him know there will be 4 people in my family coming (this counts myself).

Original Reply by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) 12 hours ago

HI Calebsmom, Someone, maybe you, can head up the reservations for your division. Sarge will reserve tables for each divisions once you have a head count. Let Sarge know and he will take it from there. The raffle I am heading up for all divisions.

Original Reply by Darlene 8 hours ago

Terri,

How does one go about doing something like this for another div for their meet and greet. My daughters PIR is 5/23/2014.

Darlene

Original Reply by Teri (Ship 11 Div 172) 5 hours ago

Hi Darlene, I can give you the details and if you want to head it up you'll just let Sarge know. Are you wanting to handle your division table rsvp's or the raffle or both?

Teri

Hello Ladies!!!

I am going to offer a suggestion.

Take a look at some of the previous PIR groups and see what they have done. It will give you all an idea on baskets, how they have handled the centerpieces etc.

Have fun, it is going to be great!!!

I can collect reservations for 173-174. 

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