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Old Jan 30, 17, 10:40 am   #1
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Ann Arbor Art Fair DO 13 (DTW) July 22-23, 2017

Two speakers Saturday afternoon, a best tips contest, a nice dinner, then brunch Sunday and an Ann Arbor walking tour.

This DO started with bringing in a speaker or two to educate the attendees.

Our first confirmed speaker is Ariana, founder of the PointChaser blog. I love her for her more adventurous travels, including helping refugees.

The second speaker, just confirmed, is Nick from Frequent Miler! One of my favorite posts of his was this one.

Nick's talk will be "The Big 5 Lessons from a Kruger Park Safari: How to Get There, Where to Stay and What I Learned."

Sunday's activity is a walking tour of Ann Arbor, after brunch at Webers. The walk was attended by about 10 people last year, and was made up of funky Ann Arbor stores (you will never see more diverse wrapping paper than on this tour) as well as a Hogwarts dining hall knockoff. A combination of old town Ann Arbor and U of Michigan buildings. I would encourage people to consider taking the walk and getting more time to meet other travelers.

Feel free to respond as committed or tentative, and let me know if you are bringing someone to the meeting or just to dinner or brunch. Or if you are just coming to the meeting or a meal or meals.

Got a question on the fee to attend. Costs nothing to attend the speakers session, unless i need to pay to rent a bigger room, and then it would be the cost of the room divided by the attendees.

Reply to this thread if you are interested.

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Old Jan 30, 17, 10:40 am   #2
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Schedule

Location of DO:

As we are way over 32, I booked the Pittsfield Twp Hall large room we have used in the past.

The DO will be from 1 to 5:30.

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6201 W. Michigan Ave Ann Arbor, MI


Dinner:

Dinner will be at Asia City Restaurant (Buffet)
2905 Washtenaw Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Saturday July 22, 2017 following the conclusion of the Ann Arbor DO. I told the restaurant to expect us around 6:15pm, but they are flexible +/- 15 minutes.

Dinner will be $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-10. Price includes dinner buffet, soda, tax, and tip. There will also be a cash bar. We will have a semi-private area of the restaurant that can accommodate up to 85 guests. Dan (discountsae) will collect money (cash, paypal, square cash) at the restaurant as people arrive, rather than waiting until the very end of the evening.

I told them we will have between 40-60 people, it might be nice if we can give them a better estimate a week before the DO, but I am not concerned. The budget also includes the dinners of our guest speakers.

Sunday Brunch:


Webers at 9:30. Back room.




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Old Jan 30, 17, 10:41 am   #3
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