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    VCDL Richmond Picnic, Sunday 6/3/12 11AM - Pocahontas State Park

    Where: VCDL picnic at Pocahontas State Park
    10301 State Park Road Chesterfield, VA 23832
    Shelter #4 Reservation has been made under "OCDO picnic"

    When: Sunday, June 3rd year of our Lord 2012
    11:00 am to whenever (shelter reservation starts at 8:00 and runs all day)

    Details: Follow Tess' format of what to bring (see Tess' post below)

    Additional: Parking Fee is $5.00, hiking trails, horse trails, fishing, canoeing, swimming, camping, RV access.


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    I would be interested. I'd like to hang out with like minded individuals!

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    Sounds good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    How about I work on a date that we can have an open-carry outing at a state park?
    Pocahantaus comes to mind, but I'm open. We could reserve a cookout area and have some fellowship.
    We need one in the Hampton Roads area ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    We need one in the Hampton Roads area ;p
    Agreed!

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    If enough people show interest I'll reserve a large picnic shelter at Pocahontas State Park. Cost is $90.00 and being that I am poor with small children I may need some donations. I could call and make a reservation for Saturday June 2nd or Sunday June 3rd. That's the weekend after Memorial day. I really want Skid, Grape, Pro shooter, Joe and Peter Nap to show interest and maybe even Phillip.

    I have grilling supplies, propane grill, propane burners and plenty of propane gas to bring.



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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    If enough people show interest I'll reserve a large picnic shelter at Pocahontas State Park. Cost is $90.00 and being that I am poor with small children I may need some donations. I could call and make a reservation for Saturday June 2nd or Sunday June 3rd. That's the weekend after Memorial day. I really want Skid, Grape, Pro shooter, Joe and Peter Nap to show interest and maybe even Phillip.

    I have grilling supplies, propane grill, propane burners and plenty of propane gas to bring.



    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/poc.shtml


    I'd travel southward for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    If enough people show interest I'll reserve a large picnic shelter at Pocahontas State Park. Cost is $90.00 and being that I am poor with small children I may need some donations. I could call and make a reservation for Saturday June 2nd or Sunday June 3rd. That's the weekend after Memorial day. I really want Skid, Grape, Pro shooter, Joe and Peter Nap to show interest and maybe even Phillip.

    I have grilling supplies, propane grill, propane burners and plenty of propane gas to bring.



    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/poc.shtml
    I'm in. PM me about chipping in towards the cost of the shelter.

    If you post it they will come has always been our mantra. Do not let folks turn this into a debate about what date to hold the event.

    We'll hit up VCDL for funds to get a cake.


    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    We need one in the Hampton Roads area ;p
    Again, If you post it they will come. But if you pick the same day as the Greater Richmond picnic I will not come to yours. That leaves only about 50 Hampton Roads die-hards. Don't forget to put the bite on VCDL for a cake.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    I'm in. PM me about chipping in towards the cost of the shelter.

    If you post it they will come has always been our mantra. Do not let folks turn this into a debate about what date to hold the event.

    We'll hit up VCDL for funds to get a cake.




    Again, If you post it they will come. But if you pick the same day as the Greater Richmond picnic I will not come to yours. That leaves only about 50 Hampton Roads die-hards. Don't forget to put the bite on VCDL for a cake.

    stay safe.
    Cool, let me call about reserving a spot. I'm sure one of those days will be open.
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    Here's the list we use for the annual Burke Lake Park picnic ... posting the list and asking for people to bring something from it has worked well for us.


    List of supplies and who is bringing what.

    Charcoal -
    grill tools -
    Plates -
    Cups -
    Napkins -
    Plastic forks knives and spoons -
    Table cloth -
    Aluminum foil -
    Hamburgers -
    Cheese -
    Hot Dogs -
    Rolls/buns -
    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion -
    Chips -
    Tin Foil Corn
    20 bowls of potato salad -
    Cole Slaw -
    Baked beans
    Water --
    Soda -
    Coffee / coffee pot?
    ketchup -
    mustard
    -
    relish -
    other food? --
    Camcorder
    other gear?
    cheesecake
    Cookies/Cupcakes for kids
    ICE...
    Chairs - bring your own; some of us will have 1-2 extra

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    Reservation has been made

    Mods, could you change the name of this thread and turn it into a sticky?


    I made reservations this morning for Shelter 4 under the name "OCDO Picnic" at Pocahontas State Park on Sunday June 3. I reserved Shelter #4 because it is the closest for parking and closest to the restrooms. The website says it accommodates 70/80 people so I'm sure that will be fine for our needs. The cost is 94.50. Skid, I will get with you about your offer because I am poor well, as it pertains to having cash-on-hand anyway.

    From the Pocahontas State Park website:
    Shelter 4 (large): This shelter accommodates 70-80, with no additional tables around the shelter. This shelter is not within easy walking distance to the aqua center/pool, playground, and boating areas. It has paved walkways and is only 10 feet from parking. It has handicapped picnic tables, a large grill and a water spigot. The restroom is 120 feet away. This shelter is in a moderately wooded area; a small stream well suited for novice or young anglers is only a short walk away. There is no electricity.
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_pa...picnicshelters
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    Mods, could you change the name of this thread and turn it into a sticky?


    I reserved Shelter #4 The cost is 94.50.
    From the Pocahontas State Park website:


    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_pa...picnicshelters

    Send me your contact info and I'll apply a little something toward the res fee.
    Not sure we'll make it but we will try...
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    It's officially on! We're having a picnic.

    stay safe.

    List of supplies and who is bringing what.

    Charcoal -
    grill tools -
    Plates - skidmark (bringing 100)
    Cups - skidmark (brnging 100)
    Napkins - skidmark (bringing 250 'cause youse guys is messy)
    Plastic forks knives and spoons -
    Table cloth -
    Coffee / coffee pot -
    Aluminum foil -
    Hamburgers -
    Hamburger buns -
    Cheese -
    Hot Dogs -
    Hot Dog buns -
    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion -
    Chips -
    Corn for roasting on the grill -
    potato salad -
    Cole Slaw -
    Baked beans -
    Water -
    Soda -
    ketchup -
    mustard -
    relish -
    other food? --
    Camcorder
    other gear?
    cheesecake
    Cookies/Cupcakes for kids
    ICE...
    Chairs - bring your own; some of us will have 1-2 extra
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    Changed the title, stickied and email sent to possible sponsor.

    Might suggest that donations be held in abeyance until my question of sponsor is answered. Of course the donations could be made to that organization as such is always appreciated.

    Any objection to identifying this as an official event of our favorite group if such approval were forthcoming?
    Of course specific credit will be given to the member who stepped forward and got this moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Changed the title, stickied and email sent to possible sponsor.

    Might suggest that donations be held in abeyance until my question of sponsor is answered. Of course the donations could be made to that organization as such is always appreciated.

    Any objection to identifying this as an official event of our favorite group if such approval were forthcoming?
    Of course specific credit will be given to the member who stepped forward and got this moving.
    PM sent to Grapeshot and T Dubya.

    stay safe.
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    PM me as to who is coming and # of guests - I will use this post to document that

    T Dubya - 3 and a possible (small children)
    Tess - 3
    Skidmark -
    Grapeshot - 2
    Bowesmobile -
    Toggleswitch -
    Agent 19 - 6 (small children)
    Peter Nap -
    VCDL President -



    19 confirmed
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dubya View Post
    T Dubya - 3 and a possible
    Tess - 3
    Skidmark -
    Grapeshot -
    Bowesmobile -
    Toggleswitch -
    Agent 19 - ?
    I'll bring chips. If weather is very nice, we'll be on motorcycles, which limits our carrying capacity.

    Editing to state my disgust at forum software (apparently) adding links that are not of my choosing, and not permitting me the option of deleting the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Changed the title, stickied and email sent to possible sponsor.

    Might suggest that donations be held in abeyance until my question of sponsor is answered. Of course the donations could be made to that organization as such is always appreciated.

    Any objection to identifying this as an official event of our favorite group if such approval were forthcoming?
    Of course specific credit will be given to the member who stepped forward and got this moving.

    I've always been in favor of keeping that group and OCDO separate. However, should they choose to sponsor it, a public acknowledgement and hearty thanks would be in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I've always been in favor of keeping that group and OCDO separate. However, should they choose to sponsor it, a public acknowledgement and hearty thanks would be in order.

    I have turned it over to VCDL. The only thing I asked is that since it is an open-carry celebration that all those who choose to carry open-carry. To me, VCDL and the Virginia section of OCDO are almost one in the same. I feel like a good time will still be had by all.
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    I really want Skid, Grape, Pro shooter, Joe and Peter Nap to show interest and maybe even Phillip.


    I'm in. Let me know how much for the shelter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post


    I'm in. Let me know how much for the shelter!

    VCDL is paying for the shelter. Just bring something to share. PM me how many are coming with you.

    Charcoal -
    grill tools -
    Plates - skidmark (bringing 100)
    Cups - skidmark (brnging 100)
    Napkins - skidmark (bringing 250 'cause youse guys is messy)
    Plastic forks knives and spoons -
    Table cloth -
    Coffee / coffee pot -
    Aluminum foil -
    Hamburgers -
    Hamburger buns -
    Cheese -
    Hot Dogs - TDubya - I'll pick up a large pack from Costco
    Hot Dog buns - T-Dubya I'll pick up a large pack from Costco
    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion -
    Chips -
    Corn for roasting on the grill -
    potato salad -
    Cole Slaw -
    Baked beans -
    Water -
    Soda -
    ketchup -
    mustard -
    relish -
    other food? --
    Camcorder
    other gear?
    cheesecake
    Cookies/Cupcakes for kids
    ICE...
    Chairs - bring your own; some of us will have 1-2 extra
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    Count us in all six of us (myself the wife and all 4 kids 11y, 8y, 2y, and 2month by the time the picnic rolls around)


    List of items needed:
    Charcoal -
    grill tools -
    Plates - skidmark (bringing 100)
    Cups - skidmark (brnging 100)
    Napkins - skidmark (bringing 250 'cause youse guys is messy)
    Plastic forks knives and spoons -
    Table cloth -
    Coffee / coffee pot -
    Aluminum foil -
    Hamburgers -
    Hamburger buns -
    Cheese -
    Hot Dogs - TDubya - I'll pick up a large pack from Costco
    Hot Dog buns - T-Dubya I'll pick up a large pack from Costco
    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion -
    Chips -
    Corn for roasting on the grill -
    potato salad - Agent19 got these
    Cole Slaw - Agent19 got these
    Baked beans -
    Water - Agent19 got 1 case (24 bottles)
    Soda -
    ketchup -
    mustard -
    relish -
    other food? --
    Camcorder
    other gear?
    cheesecake
    Cookies/Cupcakes for kids
    ICE...
    Chairs - bring your own; some of us will have 1-2 extra
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    OC is liberating, educational and chicken soup for the soul.

    When the question was asked would VCDL like to be involved, PVC w/o hesitation said, "Absolutely!"

    The question was posed to the initiator/planner of this event and he concurred - so there you are ladies and gentleman - we stand united and strong. Obviously special thanks and recognition goes to T-Dubya for putting this together and carrying the load - he took the opening kickoff and ran it all the way down field. That is what being an activist is all about - seeing a need and stepping forward. Kudos.

    T-Dubya did make a request - one which I think I can honor w/o conflict - he wants to see as many people OCing as possible. VCDL has always said that the organization does not direct how someone carries as it is an individual's choice whether to OC, CC or noC. As an individual, I will stand with T-Dubya and encourage any and all to OC proudly at this picnic - this was/is part of his original reason for having this event - to show that normal everyday honest people do exercise their rights by simply being what they are: LAC going about their daily routine. Open carry speaks volumes all by itself - let your voice be heard.

    BTW - events like these are always family friendly, spouses, children, young and not so young + blue collar, white collar, T-shirt and button downs. Bring a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker - let them see for themselves who and what we are. Last of all, no OC is not required - just know that it is being encouraged by T-Dubya and myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    We need one in the Hampton Roads area ;p

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    We plan to this year. I just need to get Board approval. We need to thank Delegate Pogge for the local government employee "guns in car" bill she put in for us this year. There will probably be a few other picnics, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    When the question was asked would VCDL like to be involved, PVC w/o hesitation said, "Absolutely!"

    The question was posed to the initiator/planner of this event and he concurred - so there you are ladies and gentleman - we stand united and strong. Obviously special thanks and recognition goes to T-Dubya for putting this together and carrying the load - he took the opening kickoff and ran it all the way down field. That is what being an activist is all about - seeing a need and stepping forward. Kudos.

    T-Dubya did make a request - one which I think I can honor w/o conflict - he wants to see as many people OCing as possible. VCDL has always said that the organization does not direct how someone carries as it is an individual's choice whether to OC, CC or noC. As an individual, I will stand with T-Dubya and encourage any and all to OC proudly at this picnic - this was/is part of his original reason for having this event - to show that normal everyday honest people do exercise their rights by simply being what they are: LAC going about their daily routine. Open carry speaks volumes all by itself - let your voice be heard.

    BTW - events like these are always family friendly, spouses, children, young and not so young + blue collar, white collar, T-shirt and button downs. Bring a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker - let them see for themselves who and what we are. Last of all, no OC is not required - just know that it is being encouraged by T-Dubya and myself.
    VCDL has a firm policy of remaining silent on how or if everyone carries. We support all modes of carry equally. In my experience virtually all VCDL members open carry at VCDL events, so there will be no shortage of people enjoying their rights and freedoms! Thanks to TDubya for getting the ball rolling on this! An upcoming alert will help spread the word.

    Skidmark - if you want to arrange for a cake, VCDL will pay for it.

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