A phone conversation overheard the first part of October. NSA?
Bohemian Grill: How many will there be for your group?
Me: Oh, uh, somewhere between 20 and 50, …probably.
Bohemian Grill: Well, can you narrow it down more than that?
Me: Well, um, more than likely, 30 to 40 will attend.
BG: I’ve got to have a more exact number of guests so that I can plan for food and servers.
Me: Last year we were upstairs. Could I just reserve the upstairs?
BG: The whole upstairs?
BG: I’ll still need to have a closer number of diners. How many RSVP’s did you get?
Me: RSVPs? This group doesn’t do RSVPs.
BG: So how many of your group will be attending?
Me: How about I reserve the whole upstairs, we plan on 40-50 and if we have room left over, you can put other diners up there with us.
BG: OK. (frustrated) What is your credit card number to hold the room upstairs?
And so it began. It was late, but I was still in the game. I had made a reservation for the Season End Dinner, given them my credit card number, and now the pressure was on. Could I fill the room? Would the weather cooperate? Would members just, show up? If so, how many would attend?
My campaign strategy was going to be simple: contact as many members as I could in the shortest amount of time. I guess something must of worked, because with the help of our Internet guru, Drew, and our Club Newsletter superstar, Rob, my relentless attack with emails seemed to work. Not only did members come, we pretty much filled the upstairs of The Bohemian. I believe there were only about 10 places available that were not taken by BMCU members. Over 50 attendees!! GREAT SHOW members and guests!!!!
The members and guest attending and that signed the pad were: Roger Dotson, John Progess, Werner Prochaska, Jou Jou Prochaska, Farah Orfali, Dave & Anne Spendlove, Gary Meldrum, Angela Proctor, Jeff & Summer Huntamer, Nick & Lane Rudelich, Rob & Mary Foye, Ron & Miky Christensen, Ari Ioannides, Mike Whipple, Laura Hermance, Steve Miller & Mary Rook, Barry Hanover & Allison Richards, Andrew Frink, Jon Hermance, Jim Stover & Linda Jennings, Larry & Margaret Farrington, Don & Tami Sherwood, Kevin Cowan, Rob & Paula McNair, Mark & Karen Bradakis, Rich Weyland & family, Bill Davis, Edwin Barker, Pugs & Diane Pivirotto, Gary Lindstrom, Grant & Gail Madsen Clayton, and Roger & Jill Davis.
Apologizes to anyone I missed or if I misspelled your name. The important thing is that you came and we had a fun time! Thanks.
Our next scheduled event is our pot luck dinner and planning meeting to be held in February. Watch your emails for more info on the date and time. Until then, I hope that there are several days of good weather so that we may get our LBC’s out and enjoy the drive.