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    2012 Open Carry Picnic

    Can any of you, my fellow responsible OCers tell me when and where the Picnic or gathering will be in Albuquerque in 2012?

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    2012 picnic

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr .454 View Post
    Can any of you, my fellow responsible OCers tell me when and where the Picnic or gathering will be in Albuquerque in 2012?
    I would like to know to. Saw a video on you tube from a news station about one in virginia. Would like to go to one here with the wife and daughter.

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    Anyone thought about better organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Ortiz 1775 View Post
    I would like to know to. Saw a video on you tube from a news station about one in virginia. Would like to go to one here with the wife and daughter.

    Does anyone object if I organize a picnic? I will need some input as far as best ways to get the information to as many of us as possible.

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    As I have said in other earlier posts here: Get a hold of member TravisNM. Also, see this thread by TravisNM:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ico-Open-Carry

    I am not a member of Facebook so I post "my" events here only, but you could post here AND Facebook if you wanted to get the most views.

    Also, read the other posts here about get-togethers and how they developed (no need to re-invent the wheel) then contact the "ring-leaders" (except me, I am still in TX) and others who attended -- you could individualy PM them if you want with a direct invitation (once the event is scheduled but they haven't publicly RSVPed yet in the event's "invitation" thread you will be posting here in the NM area).

    But really, all you have to do is pick a date/time/place and post it. People will probably then chime-in (ask for input) and you can adjust the info as needed. Still, at some point you will have to decide on a specific date/time/place and just STICK to it...people make it or not. Can't please everyone's schedule.

    Otherwise, most of these events never happen because they are always stuck in the planning stage, trying to choose the best date/time/place so ALL can attend. That's fine to a degree, yet it's like herding cats -- or trying to build a house with constant change-orders (it might never be built on-time or even ever) -- so at some point you have to go with what MOST people can attend, spend no further time planning and just go with it...and forget the others (for NOW, that is: Maybe THEY can make it next time).

    "Our" goal was to have a set date/time/place meeting once a month. Hasn't happened yet but that's STILL the goal regardless.

    At out last meeting, we had 13 people, maybe slightly more than half were from Rio Rancho and the rest from ABQ.

    Good luck...
    Last edited by cloudcroft; 03-19-2012 at 04:07 PM.

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    Hey sorry guys. Been super busy. I'm setting up a couple meets for around the end of this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisNM View Post
    Hey sorry guys. Been super busy. I'm setting up a couple meets for around the end of this month.
    Care to let us know when and where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH.74 View Post
    Care to let us know when and where?
    That came off sounding kinda rude. I'm actually in the process of creating threads now.

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    Sorry it took me so long to get this going but we have two meets setup...



    March ABQ area OC Meet and Eat
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...C-Meet-and-Eat
    https://www.facebook.com/events/240202786075419/

    Albuquerque Weekly OC Meet - Dunkin Donuts - Saturdays @ 9pm
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...-Saturdays-9pm

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    [First post wouldn't go through...trying again]

    Travis,

    Glad to see you're still in attendance...

    I refer people to you re: "events" since you're "boots on the ground" there (I'm not).

    Good to see you've got 2 events scheduled and are trying to get a monthly one going -- well done.
    Last edited by cloudcroft; 03-19-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    AH74,

    We don't have any "official leadership" (I don't think OC gun-owners of NM have any particular organization like some other states do, like VA, AZ, TX, and so on -- with their "Citizens Defense Leagues") so someone just kind of UNofficially "takes charge" and tries to get an event going. Travis is just volunteering to help organize events, but he does not have any official "duty" (if you will) to do so. So since there is no official group, any one of us can initiate an event...

    We all are "volunteers" that have the same interest you do: To help OCers get to meet other OCers in their local area. AND spread the word re: OCing via the places we meet (i.e., "educating" people) -- like the management and staff at VI that may not have seen citizens carrying before, or other customers who may wonder (and maybe ask) what's up with all the guns (!) -- which is part of our goal ("desensitizing") to get people used to seeing citizens (not just cops) carrying, as many people don't even know it's LEGAL to do so ("educating").

    I would like to see a NMCDL (New Mexico Citizen's Defense League) formed for us in NM, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe later...it's difficult enough to get events -- maybe there are just not enough OCers who know about OCDO (this website/forum) or what's up with the OC movement in NM to participate in events on a regular basis. Maybe we a certain # of members (a "threshold") that can keep events going regularly (as there'd always be enough members ot attend even though there would always be some who couldn't make it). I'm not sure...

    Whatever, as I said earlier above, YOU could also get something going -- or help Travis -- so any time you feel like meeting up, post something announcing the event...or just pass the word along about upcoming/scheduled events (like the VI & Dunkin' Donuts events coming up) to your OC friends so they can come also -- as long as we all behave, as Travis outlined in his other post. ;-)

    After all, whether we want to or not, we represent other OCers (and gun-owners in general), so we need to be mindful of that and present a "civilized" demeanor wherever we go. As a group someplace, or individually (like I do as like to I visit -- and OC at -- assorted Starbucks in ABQ when I am there).

    So far, so good...
    Last edited by cloudcroft; 03-19-2012 at 04:52 PM.

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    Hey cloud, we currently have 47 members on the NMOC facebook group. Not all are from ABQ area but still a good amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisNM View Post
    That came off sounding kinda rude. I'm actually in the process of creating threads now.
    Was not the intent at all. Just asking.

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    @ TravisNM: Wouldn't have expected that many but that's good sized group over there...maybe a start to founding a NMCDL at some point in the future! If not for the whole-of-New Mexico, maybe "Northern NM" and "Southern NM" chapters.



    @ AH.74: If I am writing something that MIGHT be taken the wrong way (when text is all we have to go by, meanings/tone do often become misinterpreted), I insert an emoticon to indicate my intended meaning/tone. In this case, perhaps a "smiley-face" at the end of your query would have indicated you were just asking a friendly question?
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    Let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by TravisNM View Post
    Hey sorry guys. Been super busy. I'm setting up a couple meets for around the end of this month.
    Hey thanks for popping up. Keep us in the loop..id gladly assist

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    Taken Care Of

    Quote Originally Posted by cloudcroft View Post
    As I have said in other earlier posts here: Get a hold of member TravisNM. Also, see this thread by TravisNM:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ico-Open-Carry

    I am not a member of Facebook so I post "my" events here only, but you could post here AND Facebook if you wanted to get the most views.

    Also, read the other posts here about get-togethers and how they developed (no need to re-invent the wheel) then contact the "ring-leaders" (except me, I am still in TX) and others who attended -- you could individualy PM them if you want with a direct invitation (once the event is scheduled but they haven't publicly RSVPed yet in the event's "invitation" thread you will be posting here in the NM area).

    But really, all you have to do is pick a date/time/place and post it. People will probably then chime-in (ask for input) and you can adjust the info as needed. Still, at some point you will have to decide on a specific date/time/place and just STICK to it...people make it or not. Can't please everyone's schedule.

    Otherwise, most of these events never happen because they are always stuck in the planning stage, trying to choose the best date/time/place so ALL can attend. That's fine to a degree, yet it's like herding cats -- or trying to build a house with constant change-orders (it might never be built on-time or even ever) -- so at some point you have to go with what MOST people can attend, spend no further time planning and just go with it...and forget the others (for NOW, that is: Maybe THEY can make it next time).

    "Our" goal was to have a set date/time/place meeting once a month. Hasn't happened yet but that's STILL the goal regardless.

    At out last meeting, we had 13 people, maybe slightly more than half were from Rio Rancho and the rest from ABQ.

    Good luck...
    AH it look like the meeting is set for Village Inn Rio Rancho 3/28 6PM Hope to meet ya there

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    I'll be there in spirit...but can't make the WEEKLY (!) meetings over at Dunkin' Donuts as I can't astral-project myself as often as I used to when I was younger. ;-)

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