Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Five: Big Event Edition

From Songbird over at RevGals:
Did you know that the major purpose for forming a non-profit, RevGalBlogPals, Inc., was to be able to attract grant support for a large scale RevGalBlogPal meetup? My dream from the beginning has been attracting financial support that would allow as many of our bloggers to be together as possible.
RGBP, Inc. now has a planning committee, and we are in the early stages of planning the RevGalBlogPal Big Event. What, When, Where and Who are all on the table at the moment. In that spirit, I bring you the Big Event Friday Five.

The Typist here, playing alone today, as Cub likely wouldn't be making such a trip:

1. What would the meeting be like? (Continuing Ed? Retreat? Outside Speakers? Interest Groups? Workshops? Hot Stone Massages? Pedicures? Glorified Slumber Party?) Somewhere between retreat and glorified slumber party. Outside speaker sounds interesting, but what outside speaker would "get" RGBP?

2. When in 2008 might you be able to attend? January? Shortly after Easter? Summer? Fall? Some other time? January and Fall are the most likely. (Late May and early June would be impossible for most of the United Methodists...plus there's General Conference in April...I'm just sayin'...)

3. Where would your dream meeting location be? (Urban Hotel? Rural Retreat Center? New England Camp? Southwestern Fantasy Hotel? Far away from civilization? Nearby Outlets or Really Great Thrift Stores?) Always, always looking for an excuse to go to New Mexico. But whatever the location, as long as we have free wi-fi, I'm not picky. UPDATE: It would be great if Southwest flies there, too.

4. Who would make a great keynote speaker? (That's if #1 leads us in that direction.) Hmmm... again, who'd "get" us enough to make it worthwhile? Maybe Real Live Preacher?

5. Did I leave out something you want to suggest? Can't think of anything, but it's early here.

16 comments:

QuakerPastor said...

I LOVE New Mexico! especially in Jan-Feb...QP

Songbird said...

Great suggestions! But Molly wants to know, why not a RevGalDogPals Big Event, too?

Deb said...

Tiria says "no thank you" as a RevGalPetPal. But NM sounds great to me!

I have frequent flyer miles on Delta to use! (if they aren't dead and gone by then!)
:)
d

Quotidian Grace said...

The PCUSA has a nice retreat center in New Mexico--Ghost Ranch!!

I'm so with you on choosing someplace Southwest Air flies. But then we're Texans.

Sally said...

Sounds good- never been to New Mexico- but sadly for me this would just be pipe dreams any way.... unless I could swim over...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

OMG....would that not be just so damned great???

revabi said...

Love the idea of southwest flies there. I forgot about conferences. And I had not thought about who gets us. It would definitly be someone who blogs.
And yes wifi is vip

Diane said...

I'm with you on the Southwest... New Mexico really is the "land of enchantment". Also, although I love to travel with Scout.... the wonder dog... she doesn't fly. At least so far.

Connie+ said...

Oh...I LOVE NM!

I'm all about taking a dog with me everywhere I possible can. In fact one of my fantisies with getting my first small dog (Cavilier King Charles) was that maybe he could go in the cabin (Southwest does not take dogs in cabins I later discovered).

WI FI and Dog parks! Holiday Inns take Dogs.

My Bitchy Border Collie kept an unwanted male visitor out of the house who followed my 16 year old daughter home from school yesterday(high school classmate). She wasn't able to shake him - even with a good firm NO -Go Home - until the front door and tazmainian black and white fur and teeth.

I should SO Blog about it! Her dad had other ideas, however.

Anyway Yea to NM, WI FI, and dogs.

Rev Scott said...

I'm sure you and I aren't the only ones who thought of rlp

Teri said...

ooh, I like Ghost Ranch....but it was COLD when I was there last November so would it be freezing in Jan too? I do not like cold. But I love Ghost Ranch....

Presbyterian Gal said...

I put Anne Lamott for the speaker, but RLP would also be great.

Great tips!

Leah said...

New Mexico! New Mexico! Thanks for an excellent play.

Songbird said...

If we go that direction, one of the beauties of inviting rlp is that some of our earliest connections go back to his comments box. I found reverendmother that way, and then I started looking more purposefully for kindred spirits.

Connie+ said...

I don't know rlp but now that you mention Ghost ranch, Christ in the Desert across the road is one my my favorite places on earth. Not much of a place for a pedicure or a hot stone massage however.

...And they don't take dogs.

hipchickmamma said...

new mexico sounds great! and i've always wanted to go to ghost ranch!