Remember when I suggested a day where people could get together and have some fun? Well, I’d like to set a date. Consider it tentative because I haven’t found a place for it yet. Mark Saturday, June 22nd in you calendar. I give a link at the bottom of this post so you can read more about the event.
Even though I can’t tell you exactly where it will take place (other than Northern Virginia on private property), here’s what I’m thinking. For one, it will be as informal as possible. People just show up and leave when they wish. Second, bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax on and set them up wherever you prefer. For the really adventurous, bring your corn hole, horseshoes, beer pong, and other assorted fun. Finally, aside from, perhaps, a jar there will be no fundraising. After all, it’s for you to kick back and relax! It should cost you nothing… although not bringing a six-pack of beer or a couple of bottles of wine for the community bar is frowned upon. We are not above outright ridicule, peer pressure, and name calling.
I’ll take care of the pig roast. You bring your own side dishes. It’s that easy!
Now, did you notice it will be held — if possible — on private property (like a farm or field). By doing it this way it gets us around a whole host of county issues (event licensing, permits, ABC licensing, inspections, food serving/sanitation certificates, and so on). It also is a lot cheaper, and if it rains or turns out to be a big bore-fest we can all just pack-up and go home (you might need to take your trash with you). This, in turn, means it will be on private party. Sorry Austin Vantrease and Jonathan May, you’re not invited. That goes for your attorneys, family, and friends too!
So, am I thinking about this right? Minimal effort, maximum relaxation.
Here’s the link I told you about at the beginning of this post: