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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Wrighty on December 31, 2012, 10:19:17 pm

Title: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on December 31, 2012, 10:19:17 pm
Seeing the Cachewalker banner at the Twixmas event reminded me that we actually had a table/stall at the first mega event in Harrogate.I think it created some interest and since then the caching community has grown so maybe we could do the same at the 2013 mega.

Whats your thoughts.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on December 31, 2012, 10:22:35 pm
Yes that's a good idea  :)

I've tried spreading the word across the Internet, dropping slips about us around events, all of which have brought in more interest, but having a stand would really help spread the word  :) I think it's a good idea   ;D
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on December 31, 2012, 10:55:46 pm
Seeing the Cachewalker banner at the Twixmas event reminded me that we actually had a table/stall at the first mega event in Harrogate.I think it created some interest and since then the caching community has grown so maybe we could do the same at the 2013 mega.

Whats your thoughts.

I missed the Harrogate Mega but as we know, 2013's Mega is on our door step so seems a very good idea, especially as we've invited them to raise money at our Events :)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: tarmacjohn on December 31, 2012, 11:08:09 pm
Sounds like a plan, although I would actually question (after yesterday) if we need to be any bigger.

Put my name down to help if I am not on Scout summer camp which is normally 1st week of August.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on December 31, 2012, 11:19:56 pm
Cachewalker goes Mega :o
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on December 31, 2012, 11:26:28 pm
So we have a 'side' Event for the Mega week :)

Would have to be a classic CacheWalker i.e. a walk and new caches before the Event and to save heart ache (dare I say it) a picnic Event :o :)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on December 31, 2012, 11:28:21 pm
Just another thought - What about a Mega Flash Splash Event in Bourton - tee hee  ;D
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: tarmacjohn on December 31, 2012, 11:29:58 pm
Would we fit that many people in the Windrush?
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on December 31, 2012, 11:31:14 pm
Fun trying and should get the locals talking 8)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on December 31, 2012, 11:34:48 pm
Would we fit that many people in the Windrush?

Fun trying and should get the locals talking 8)

OMG it would be like the Geolympix Flash Mob all in a river - if THAT baffled the locals at 0800 what would they think in this case  :D

Great idea walk tall! Who wants to talk to the committee about all this?  :D
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on December 31, 2012, 11:36:21 pm
How about a Cachewalker CITO on Burton Dassett hills,just down the road from the mega venue and a lovely spot.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on January 01, 2013, 12:03:09 am
Careful - how many Events could we hold  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on January 03, 2013, 09:12:22 pm
Has anyone talked to the committee about any of this yet?
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on January 03, 2013, 09:50:46 pm
I haven't,but don't forget my original post was for a stall/table at the mega event nothing about hosting events.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: tarmacjohn on January 03, 2013, 10:01:43 pm
Personally I am sitting somewhere in the middle. I think we could do a stall at the Mega (what are we hoping to achieve?). If we do any sort of event it needs to be along the lines of a Flash Mob, so no issues with cramming people in, collecting money, sorting raffles, weather etc. etc.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: walktall on January 03, 2013, 10:36:28 pm
Thinking back to other Events linked to previous Megas, they were either outdoor or in a large pub - and that was crowded :o

I like the two outdoor suggestions:

Flash Splash Mob in Bourton (well I would wouldn't I ;)) &
the CITO on Burton Dassett Hills - is there a lot of litter there then?

Both could display the CacheWalker banner if we want to advertise ourselves.

Has anyone talked to the committee about any of this yet?

Not that I'm aware of.

I haven't,but don't forget my original post was for a stall/table at the mega event nothing about hosting events.

So it's you we should blame for these Events ;) ;D
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on January 04, 2013, 09:42:58 am
I think the stall should be the main purpose , as Wrighty said... But what are we trying to achieve with it? Advertising the forum, website, events or ourselves all all of them?  :-\
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on January 07, 2013, 07:09:22 pm
I think the stall should be the main purpose , as Wrighty said... But what are we trying to achieve with it? Advertising the forum, website, events or ourselves all all of them?  :-\

  ???

Does anyone want to talk to the committee?
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on January 07, 2013, 08:33:59 pm
Something we can discuss on the 14Th :)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on January 13, 2013, 07:44:19 pm
Well I emailed the committee to see if it was possible (to have a stand, didn't mention an event) before we jump to any conclusions. I said we hadn't decided exact details, and that we were discussing it tomorrow.

Got a reply back just now, and they say its fine and they've pencilled us in for a stand  ;D But, for any reason, If we decide against it tomorrow, I'll just have to let them know  :) Plus as we had fundraising at the birthday event, we won't have to pay the fee to have a stand there  ;D
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on February 14, 2013, 08:02:34 pm
Have got another reply from Matt, the chairman.

As you know the event itself starts at 10.00 (3rd August, Heritage Motor Centre) but there will be set up time before that point. Dependent on how long we need to set up, they can organise our entry into the building before that point. So what do people think would be a sensible time to say for us to arrive for set-up?

He also said that he'd like to try and come to our skittle event to meet the group  :)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on February 15, 2013, 08:42:27 am
Bumping this topic back up to the top so people can see to reply  :)
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Wrighty on February 15, 2013, 05:09:27 pm
We will be more than happy to help set up,saves queuing for a start ;).

Guess we wont have too much to do so how about 09.15am.
Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on February 15, 2013, 05:16:04 pm
Sounds good  ;D I'll let him know 09:15.

And yes, that is an advantage about queuing  :)

Title: Re: Spreading the word.
Post by: Griff Grof on April 15, 2013, 07:51:35 pm
Just thought I'd let everyone know of some good news  ;D

Just got an email from Matt, saying that they've definitely got a stand reserved for us!  ;D He also attached an application form, but it seems to be as if it were for a business (trade) stall, which ours obviously won't be  :D

Will reply asking what he thinks we do/don't need to fill in, and then it'll be sent off   ;D