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    What to do, what to do? How should we move forward from here? Apparently we need to do rather large events for people to not give us a hard time and make us look like there isn't any support for us out there. I know that we need a website and mailing list before the next event and we need to plan it for at least a month in advance. What event could we do, and where can we do it? I'm thinking maybe some sort of fundraiser/awareness day for some organization? Perhaps we could get something like habitat for humanity on board or something?! opinions?

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    I don't think you need a website. (yet)
    Make a Google group or something that is free and low maintenance.

    A website can come later.

    You have this forum.

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    doorbell wrote:
    I don't think you need a website. (yet)
    Make a Google group or something that is free and low maintenance.

    A website can come later.

    You have this forum.
    Well, if we don't have a website it could be just another thing that the anti's can rip into us about. We need this to be professional and transparent. This is incredibly hard to do.

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    a website would be perfect!

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    im game for anything. fundriser would be great. maybe an open carry yard sale?

    just a thought.

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    crdonov wrote:
    im game for anything. fundriser would be great. maybe an open carry yard sale?

    just a thought.
    idk how that would work? elaborate? any other ideas that you have? we can kinda use this as a brainstorm and just throw ideas out.

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    I think the Habitat fr Hummanity would be a good idea it would show the community that people that carry handguns in the openare not all criminals and volient people, maybe talk with Cabelas and see if someone or a few people can have a table outside for people to sign up for a mailing list or website ( discussion board? )then when there are events planned mailers could be sent or a email event could be sent.

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    crdonov wrote:
    I think the Habitat fr Hummanity would be a good idea it would show the community that people that carry handguns in the openare not all criminals and volient people, maybe talk with Cabelas and see if someone or a few people can have a table outside for people to sign up for a mailing list or website ( discussion board? )then when there are events planned mailers could be sent or a email event could be sent.
    Now thats an idea! but who (besides me) would be willing to work the table?

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    I would be willing to and I am sure one of my friends would too!!!!!!!

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    shanebelanger wrote:
    crdonov wrote:
    I think the Habitat fr Hummanity would be a good idea it would show the community that people that carry handguns in the openare not all criminals and volient people, maybe talk with Cabelas and see if someone or a few people can have a table outside for people to sign up for a mailing list or website ( discussion board? )then when there are events planned mailers could be sent or a email event could be sent.
    Now thats an idea! but who (besides me) would be willing to work the table?
    I would be willing to support, and volunteer my time and energy to any event(s) that were wanting to be put on in the Presque Isle area.

    ACAP - Aroostook County Action Program is a very good organization working to benefit under privilaged people in the area. If a fundraiser of some sort could be organized for thier direct benefit, it would be a PR dream... Just an idea.

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    just seeing if there was anything new.

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    crdonov wrote:
    just seeing if there was anything new.
    Making the website as I type this... couldn't find anybody to do it so i'm doin it myself.

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    willing to give you a hand with website. what can i do?

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    crdonov wrote:
    willing to give you a hand with website. what can i do?
    do you know html?

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    no, i dont know mtml. sorry

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    crdonov wrote:
    no, i dont know mtml. sorry
    hahah it's all good, if u have any pics of OC that you or a friend took if u could email them to me at shanebelanger@gmail.com that would help

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    I have experience developing websites/ web applications for the military. It's been a few years and I'm kind of rusty but I'd be happy to provide what expertise I do have.

    Let me know if you're interested.
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    im sorry again, i dont have any pics fo the open carry. wish i had taken some now. if you need any help with anything let me now.

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    how is the website going?

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    I guess that I somehow overlooked your post... sorry. But I think that you emailed me? So! Hopefully you did and we're in contact if not: shanebelanger@gmail.com

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    Yes, got your response. Good to hook.
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    hows the website coming?

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    crdonov wrote:
    hows the website coming?
    Well the poster above your post is better suited to answer that question. Ep0k

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    saco would be a very good place for any OC event. its quiet, peaceful, and the local PD already knows about OC and as far as i know is okay with it. dont think ya would get much hassle here shane. :-)





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    jay75009 wrote:
    saco would be a very good place for any OC event. its quiet, peaceful, and the local PD already knows about OC and as far as i know is okay with it. dont think ya would get much hassle here shane. :-)



    Well, I actually haven't heard about much hassle anywhere... at least after the barbecue there hasn't been any that I'm aware of. Now it's just getting people used to it and to realize that we are genuinely good people!

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