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    Open Carry Dinners/ Meet and Greets

    Hey everyone, do y'all ever plan these things on weekends and/or near VA beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth? I know I'm asking for a, "Hey, you set one up!" but I was just wondering because I really want to come out to one and I work m through f nights.

    If not I got some vacation time to burn up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utyszkij View Post
    Hey everyone, do y'all ever plan these things on weekends and/or near VA beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth? I know I'm asking for a, "Hey, you set one up!" but I was just wondering because I really want to come out to one and I work m through f nights.

    If not I got some vacation time to burn up!
    Check the stickeys on the Virgina forum regularly.

    You missed one in your area this morning:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...anup-05-Mar-11
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    @ utysziki : I sent you an invite to the Ragged Island Cleanup today. We had 14 members show up. It was a great time!
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    Typically people schedule OC dinners during the week because people tend to have other plans for the weekend. I don't have a problem having a dinner on the weekend assuming I can make it.

    Where they are planned is dependent on who makes the plans. I live on the Peninsula so if I schedule a dinner you can bet good money that it will be on the Peninsula somewhere. :-)

    We haven't had a OC dinner at Primo's recently. (anyone, anyone)

    The best way to attend an OC dinner is pick a day that YOU can make it and schedule one. Anyone that CAN make it probably will. It is ok if it is a small group. It is ok if it winds up being a large group.

    I just met a few other members that work 4-10s during the week and Friday is the only day they can make it also.
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    It's hard to say this without sounding rude, but truthfully if you want to have an OC even when you can make it, set one up yourself. Figure out when and where, make a post with a title like "Tidewater OC Dinner - Venue and Date". Stick some details in your first post and people will chime in if they can make it. Expect at least 25 people almost anytime but you should be able to get a decent headcount from your thread.

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    Yea, couldn't really hurt setting one up myself I suppose. Worst that could happen is I go out to eat and its only me and my fiance..

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    It's very easy to set one up. Just do the following:

    1. Pick a place you'd like to eat at.
    2. Confirm with the restaurant that they can handle a crowd of 10+ people.
    3. Create a thread indicating the following info:
    (a) Restaurant Name
    (b) Restaurant Location (location, google maps, GPS, etc)
    (c) Day of the event
    (d) Time of the event
    4. Keep a running total of who is going and who is a maybe.
    5. Let the restaurant know a day or two in advance of about how many people to expect on the particular day.

    If you look at my post history, you should find such a thread for a Tidewater OCDO at the beginning of Feb 2011.

    Remember, you aren't here to herd cats. You are trying to set up an OCDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthmord View Post
    It's very easy to set one up. Just do the following:

    1. Pick a place you'd like to eat at.
    2. Confirm with the restaurant that they can handle a crowd of 10+ people.
    3. Create a thread indicating the following info:
    (a) Restaurant Name
    (b) Restaurant Location (location, google maps, GPS, etc)
    (c) Day of the event
    (d) Time of the event
    4. Keep a running total of who is going and who is a maybe.
    5. Let the restaurant know a day or two in advance of about how many people to expect on the particular day.

    If you look at my post history, you should find such a thread for a Tidewater OCDO at the beginning of Feb 2011.

    Remember, you aren't here to herd cats. You are trying to set up an OCDO.
    I would suggest adding Step 2a: Confirm restaurant is OC-friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNA69 View Post
    I would suggest adding Step 2a: Confirm restaurant is OC-friendly
    We never call to ask in advance. we just show up. If they see a large group and turn us away, too bad for them. We'll spend our money elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODA 226 View Post
    We never call to ask in advance. we just show up. If they see a large group and turn us away, too bad for them. We'll spend our money elsewhere.
    Yes, now I can see that is the proper way to do it. Thanks for the reality check.

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