The consolidated Do thread

Old Jan 3, 06, 5:58 am
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The consolidated Do thread

The premise of this is that we're quite an insular board at times, so when I went off to the Boo Doo Too (in Barcelona) last year, quite a few people were asking me about where I had heard about it... so while I'm going to be duplicating the CommunityBuzz board a little, it will also help keep track of who is doing what where, so long as there is a demand for me summarising this stuff. If not, I'll let it drop. I'll concentrate primarily on UK and European dos, and also ones organised elsewhere by the BA board. I'll try and remember to include the big annual events, (Oz, Sin, PSP) but I may not be great at including those. And if any do organisers want to use this to promote their dos to the BA board, drop me a PM, and I'll add in the details. All dos are listed in date order - read up the threads and contact the organisers if you want to attend.

There is now a comprehensive thread in CommunityBuzz, attempting to pull together all dos with more than five participants... http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=660468

5th London Presidents Day do - 16th-18th Feb 07
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=603977
SkiAdcock's annual birthday bash in London - join her for food and drinkies around the capital. Sheep may actually make this one!

Oslo Do 9-12 March 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=531749
Organised by MikeMpls its timed to coincide with the Holmenkollen World Cup Ski-Jumping event.

PSP Gayla IV 23-25 March 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612142
The fourth annual Gayla in Palm Springs (although it's a Gayla, everybody is completely welcome, regardless of orientation!), organised by GoodKarmaGuy

TLS 'Airbus' Do 21-22nd Apr 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=569978
Another of chrissxb's Tour de France dos... this one has the highlight an English tour of the Airbus Factory in Toulouse, with the A380 and the Concorde tours already booked. Places on the tour are limited to the first 45, so if you want to go, book fast! We can also expect another fantastic dinner...well it wouldn't be France if you couldn't eat well

EDI Do 12th May
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=645964
Prospero has the task of taking us on a tour of Edinburgh - including picnics at Crammond! Edinburgh is always a great venue, Sheep will be in attendance and celebrating his second birthday... looks like being a good one!

Oz-fest 4 May 25th- 27th 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=567379
The annual Oz fest event this year moves to Melbourne, with it's usual organising committee and confusing thread structure, I still can't be bothered to read any further to find out what is planned. Still, sure to be plenty of alcohol and good eating involved, since this is an FT do in Australia....

SeaDoo IX August 10-12 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614306
Just goes to show, you can't keep a good do organiser down - missydarlin takes up the reins once more for the ninth SeaDoo event

Cow Do III August 31 - Sep 3 2007 (Buenos Aires)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=627582
The traditional BA event... yes, sorry, the city, not the airline, with the homage to all things meat and South American.

The Zurich Yodeldee-Do 21-23rd Sep 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=643877
It's vying with chrissxb's Toulose do for the largest European do of the year... go explore all that is Swiss (there's a chocolate factory tour!) in the company of FTers! This multi event weekend (did i mention the chocolate factory tour?!) takes in both urban and rural Switzerland, as well as not neglecting the aviation side... and the chocolate factory tour!

Kiwi Mainland Do 9-11 Nov 2007
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=628678
Few details yet from Kiwi Flyer but a heads up so we can start planning those flights down under...

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Old Jan 3, 06, 6:09 am
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Jenbel, great effort which I fully support!

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Old Jan 3, 06, 6:12 am
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ah ok was skimming threads to get the gist
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This is great. A one stop-shop for all the Dos.
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Well not quite - I haven't even touched on the many US ones, and other random smaller events around the world. But I will try and keep the major European ones (ie weekend events, not just drinks and dinner) and annual events updated, and any of the BA/BD dos will get listed on here.

But thank you for the kind words I wasn't sure if it would be appreciated or not
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Originally Posted by Jenbel
Well not quite - I haven't even touched on the many US ones, and other random smaller events around the world. But I will try and keep the major European ones (ie weekend events, not just drinks and dinner) and annual events updated, and any of the BA/BD dos will get listed on here.

But thank you for the kind words I wasn't sure if it would be appreciated or not
An inspiration! Exactly what was needed! Thanks!

I am sure as the year unfolds, there will be a few of yours to add as well!

The Berlin one sounds quite good.....i've been meaning to return to Berlin for some time - currently no plans in March either.....mmmmm
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ok, bumping because I've added in some info on sign up dates for Berlin.
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Originally Posted by Jenbel
the Freddies weekend New York 29th April 2006
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=395189
A crowd of Fters generally attend the annual Freddie awards - since they are in NY again, dhammer53 is once again doing his reality tour...
Randy updated us yesterday, telling us LA might be the location for the Freddies this year. The date will be April 27.
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Thanks for pointing it out will amend above accordingly.
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Just out of interest, what do the President and celebrating have to do with one another?
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i think they get a public holiday for having a president - bit like us and the Queens Birthday
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Originally Posted by simon_n10
Just out of interest, what do the President and celebrating have to do with one another?
Is this a BA board rhetorical question?

I'm always so literal. I'll go ahead and answer.

We have a national holiday in the US called Presidents Day. When I was a little girl, we celebrated both Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday. They are two notable presidents, one the first US president and one the president who abolished slavery. Their birth dates are about 10 days apart, both in February.

As time went on, we added holidays such as Martin Luther King day to our calendar. Companies didn't want to give new days off as long as all the old days remained on the calendar. So it was decided to chose one day to celebrate both birthdays, and to make it a Monday so that we always get a long weekend off from work.

From the US State Dept website

Presidents' Day: Until the mid-1970s, the February 22 birthday of George Washington, hero of the Revolutionary War and first president of the United States, was a national holiday. In addition, the February 12 birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the president during the Civil War, was a holiday in most states. The two days have been joined, and the holiday has been expanded to embrace all past presidents. It is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

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Great thread! Thanks for putting together. I was looking for something like this just the other day because not all DO's are on the calendar.

Any chance of moving this or cross refrencing in Community thread and making it a sticky?
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Hi Jenbel, just an idea but you might want to make this thread a sticky so that it doesn't get lost within the masses of other threads.
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I can't stickify it - only the Mods can do that, and I'm not sure it's that important. I will bump whenever I update though And i've subscribed to it, so I can't lose it either

Definitely don't want it moved, as this was a resource I did for the BA board - so the focus is unashamedly UK-centric given the number of events - dinners, evening drinks, full weekends, away trips organised on Community, it would be practically a full time job trying to keep them all summarised! I do have some concern as well, that it could attract criticism if I cross post a link back into Community... why do I feel the need to do it, when there is a community board, why have I selected out some events and not others to be included etc etc etc... I did have a think about whether to do it at all, but thought it would at least be appreciated on here

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