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Crafty_Dog
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« on: October 25, 2009, 03:14:15 PM »

Woof All:

First things first, lets choose the date.

How about May 2?  This would return us to the tradition of the first Sunday of May.  Or sometime in April (what we have done the past two years).

"Higher consciousness through harder contact"(c)
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 08:51:02 AM »

I should be 100% by then
may 2nd sounds good
count me in
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 10:10:14 AM »

May 2 is also getting a strong response on the DBMA Assn forum, but it does not work for Guide Dog so lets also think about the last weekend of April.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 10:54:28 AM »

Woof, Im in for whatever works best for the Tribe as a whole.  Anytime after February should be good for me (I'll have my Tax refund by then)  wink

Im flexible as to allow for maximum participation. 

Crafty, will this be a 2-3 day Tribal Gathering as with the last couple April Gatherings?  Im I on the right page with all on this?

Either way, 1 day, 5 day, whateva...  I plan to be there  afro

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Any word on the pics or vid clip Night Owl is working on from the last Gathering.  I know you mentioned he is doing the final bits and pieces on the new Dvd's and this would be comming soon.  Sit rep?  wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 04:01:44 PM »

I'm thinking two days, just like this past April.

Night Owl is on Night Owl time.  wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 07:30:15 PM »

Guro Crafty,
May 2nd works for me!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009, 12:24:57 AM »

Instead of May 1-2, does May 8-9 work?
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2009, 05:06:32 AM »


all 3 dates are fine with me:

April 24-25
May 1-2
May 8-9

A date before or after these dates will be difficult

Lonely Dog

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 01:33:34 PM »

May 8th-9th would be fantastic!! afro

I was able to attend my first Gathering in the Summer of 2008 and I have been wanting to go back. May 8th would ensure a free weekend for me and a trip to Cali.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 12:00:44 PM »

Are the dates for the Tribal Gathering any closer to being finalized?
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 09:11:13 AM »

I am just back from a 12 day business trip and will finalize this this coming week.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 07:29:44 AM »

Awesome, thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 07:04:57 AM »

I am informed that the 8-9th conflicts with "Mother's Day".  Is this true?
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 10:45:02 AM »

That is indeed Mother's Day, Guru.  sad
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 01:50:22 PM »

That is indeed Mother's Day, Guru.  sad

Is Mother's Day really a problem? Though, if it weren't in hot June, Father's Day would be an appropriate choice for a masculine event such as the Gathering.
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 05:19:54 PM »

Well, around here I'm thinking my wife thinks it is  cheesy shocked
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 10:20:37 PM »

''Is Mother's Day really a problem? Though, if it weren't in hot June, Father's Day would be an appropriate choice for a masculine event such as the Gathering.''


 i would say so. i have not made a tribal gathering yet, but if i had to choose between hitting/being hit with a stick or spending time with my own mother i'd certainly choose the latter.

  also father's day is a day i'd also be sure to make a day with my kids(i'll take EVERY excuse to have have them with me) rather than fighting.

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2009, 09:34:43 AM »

Am I incorrect, or hasn't the tribal Gathering always been in April? How about April 24th and April 25th?
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2009, 10:37:24 AM »

I prefer March or April as it allows ample time to heal from most injuries and rehab before the public gathering. grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2009, 03:09:13 PM »

OK, lets put April 24-25 on the table for consideration.  Lets hear the yays and nays.
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 05:48:06 PM »

Yea for April 24-25.
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2009, 07:34:36 PM »

 also father's day is a day i'd also be sure to make a day with my kids(i'll take EVERY excuse to have have them with me) rather than fighting.

You're describing Family Day.  Some European cultures, such as that of my Latvian parents, did not have an individual component for either the father or mother.   

I remember asking my mother (lives in NY) "Mom, what would you like us to help you with on Mother's Day."   Surely.  When my kids ask me that question for Father's, I'd like to say that I would like them to help me go to the Gathering as that is one thing that I had to give up for a while specifically because the birth of my two children made traveling to that event difficult.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2009, 07:55:19 PM »

I vote for later in May.....that just works better for me personally. Are we keeping other options open?
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2009, 10:05:56 PM »

Im flexible and the later the better for me, I can get rid of my gut and get my ducks in a row with more time....  With that being said, my only real concern is that those that come to the private gathering also have ample time to recover in order to support the public gathering that will be right around the corner.  (unless that date is pushed back also). 

To me, its all about maximum participation and good health of the tribe.

I will adjust and be there whenever it ends up being.   afro

Woof,
KD

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Im really looking forward to a fight with Baltic Dog and know better than to go into that fight without being 110%...  More time will allow me more time...  wink
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2009, 10:42:53 PM »

''You're describing Family Day''

  no, I'M describing father's day because thats what was being talked about.


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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2009, 09:06:00 AM »


for me only these dates will work… any date before or after these dates will be difficult.

April 24-25
May 1-2
May 8-9

moreover it’s important for me and “c-3d dog” to know the date as soon as possible, because the holidays have to be planed very soon (work wise…)

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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2009, 08:41:45 AM »

Everyone:

Even if you have already done so, as Lonely Dog has just done.  Please state exactly which dates work for you.

Thank you,
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2009, 01:32:41 PM »

Anyday after I receive my Tax refund (ie mid Feb or later) that works for the majority.  

I also believe in giving the UK Brothers the right of way on this, as long as those that commit will be there.  I would not expect them to adjust the UK Gathering for me.  God knows I would have to fall into a crap load of $$ to make that one.  Due to logistics at this present time for me, "Semper Gumby"   afro

(*to clarify, those from the UK in the past have always kept their word.  Nothing negative intended by the above.  I just know that it is hard to come up with the funds and schedule to make a journey of that magnitude.  That also goes for those comming from out of state in this economy.)   grin
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2009, 06:03:44 PM »

Anytime after May 1st works for me.
May 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

To piggyback off of Kaju Dog, some of us might not be traveling from across the pond but we are traveling a long way (Ohio for me). So the trip is not an easy drive or just a weekend trip like some of you might have. So if there is any way the dates can be made in May that would be great for myself and C-Howling Dog.
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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2009, 06:49:14 PM »

So May 1-2 are out for you?

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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2009, 07:04:10 PM »

Correct, May 1st and 2nd are out for me. I am a Special Olympic Area Director for Special Olympics Ohio and that weekend is our largest athletic event of the year. As the Director I can't miss that event, anytime after that though, I am all for stickhickeys in the dirt
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« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2009, 06:53:32 PM »

The following dates are good for me.

 - April 10 and 11
- April 17 and 18
- April 24 and 25
- May 15 and 16
- May 23 and 24

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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2009, 11:19:07 AM »

Woof All:

Alright everyone-- after going around the mulberry bush quite a bit on the DBMA Assn forum (and here) we have our dates:

April 24-25!

"Higher Consciousness through Harder Contact!"  (c) dbi
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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2009, 11:37:46 AM »

I will be there...  (Just glad its not Easter weekend  wink )  Don't worry, I already checked  cheesy

Howls of respect to all!

Lets do this!
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2009, 06:20:25 PM »

Bummer, I can't make that weekend; but I wish the best to all of you that are able to make it.
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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2009, 03:22:47 PM »

April 24-25 works fine for the Team Sled in Vancouver - we are looking to field 3-5 fighters

After the first outing of mae sowks at the August 2009 DB camp in Toronto, I am looking forward to another opportunity to put them (and me and any dance partners) to the test.  My forearm sprain (from before the camp) seems to be fully recovered so everything else is possible too.

Looking forward to seeing y'all soon.
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2009, 06:35:56 PM »

Outstanding news!
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2009, 10:07:23 PM »

 Surely.  When my kids ask me that question for Father's, I'd like to say that I would like them to help me go to the Gathering as that is one thing that I had to give up for a while specifically because the birth of my two children made traveling to that event difficult.

Sting are you going to fight at this one?
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2009, 05:58:47 PM »

we can add 2 more from Toronto
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2009, 07:09:52 PM »

we can add 2 more from Toronto

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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2009, 07:52:28 PM »

Woof Kaju
i owe you that cane fight, and a pint after
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« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2009, 12:37:28 PM »

Woof Kaju
i owe you that cane fight, and a pint after

You are the MAN/DOG Wink
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« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2009, 01:55:52 PM »

Sting are you going to fight at this one?

Hard to say if I'll be back for spring or fall 2010.  My daughter is three months old, and my two year-old son is a bezerker.  I'll get back to the Gathering when my family can travel to LA, and my wife is able to manage both kids on the road.
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« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2010, 12:37:18 PM »

For those who didn't attend the last Tribal Gathering, could someone elaborate on the format of the event?
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« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2010, 08:01:12 PM »

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For those who didn't attend the last Tribal Gathering, could someone elaborate on the format of the event?

Trickydog,

The fighting is pretty much exactly the same format as with a public gathering, except there is no audience besides family. I don't remember if we skipped knife fights last year. The first day, we start in the morning, take a lunch break, and then fight again in the afternoon. Sunday is more of the same, but we don't break for lunch; it's one session and then we close. In the past, Kaju Dog has done some nice informal presentations on emergency medicine after the second day of fighting.

The event has usually taken place in Temecula, CA which is about 60 miles north of San Diego County, instead of of the usual Los Angeles County location.

GD

Trickydog, may I request a mae sowks (you) vs. siniwali (me) fight on Day 2? My blood pressure just shot up as I typed that, but I would enjoy the opportunity!

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« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2010, 10:28:42 AM »

Guide Dog fighting against mai sowks? damn that takes some balls.  shocked
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« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2010, 09:20:57 PM »

INDEED!

I had no hesitation in turning down Salty Dog's invitation in this regard several years ago.

BTW, Tricky has emailed me that he has sustained a serious achilles injury.  More on this shortly.
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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2010, 07:38:41 PM »

I would love to get out there and I'll try my best.  It'll be my 1st time @ any DB function.  Been having too much going on in my life lately...  Becoming a single man, moving to Fort Stewart, Georgia in a couple of weeks, and getting ready for my next deployment.  I'll eat ramen noodles for a month and save some money  grin

Damn!  gotta renew my membership  tongue
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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2010, 06:08:20 AM »

Woof Jkrenz,
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It'll be my 1st time @ any DB function.
Definetly not my call, but I'm not sure you fit the criteria for the "Tribal Gathering"
Its for tribe members only.
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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2010, 08:26:17 AM »

John:

At your convenience, please give me a call at the phone numbers I just emailed you.
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