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"get Together" For Hadit Members/fans.

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broncovet

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Please "reply" if you have an interest in a get together for hadit members/fans.

I have been to "hugfest" for Hepatitis C Vets (Im not a hep c Vet, but was invited anyway). It was awesome, even tho I could not stay the whole week.

Im not sure the wheel needs to be reinvented here, so its possible/likely to use the "hugfest" as a pattern for the "haditfest".

I have a friend who does much of the planning for the get together for hugfest, and I can check to see if he would plan us one also, if there is sufficient interest.

Altho I normally think of "hadit" for Veterans, I think all of us can agree "Berta" and "Free Spirit" as well as other spouses of deceased Veterans, deserve an invite.

Its even possible that some of you know a corporate sponsor who may even pick up all/or part of the bill for this, since this directly involves disabled Veterans and/or their spouses. Asking the VA to do this would be like pulling teeth..even tho they have no problem putting on million dollar parties for themselves. Maybe someone could "ask Bob" why VA has parties sponsered by VA and why not one for disabled Veterans. (Tho I am not sure I want to even attend if VA puts it on...)
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Of course, I completely understand that many hadit members are either too sick, or too broke for such a get together.

Some sort of a "regional" get together may be better.

An example of what makes sense is here, in what Asknod calls "hugfest".:

https://asknod.wordpress.com/category/2013-hugfest-magnet-indiana/

Photos are here

https://asknod.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/hugfest-photos/

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Awesome, Tbird!

We would love to have you. If acceptable to the other attendees, I would be in favor of the group payment for your presence. If 20 people attend

(similar to what attended hugfest) this would only add about 5% to each attendees cost to pay for you. In other words if each persons share of the food, and cabin rental were $200 for the week, then each of the 20 would add an extra $10, for a total of 210, so that your food and cabin rental were covered by the group. I also think there is a good chance that one or more attendees could give you a ride to the get together, as they may drive near your place to get there anyway. Personally, even if I had to drive 300 miles to pick you up, I would come get you.

Is anyone else interested in attending "haditfest"? For now, please respond even if you dont have the money, but would like to come. (We may get a corporate sponsor or, its even possible a Vet gets a six figure retro and elects to help out the people who helped them win their benefits)

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To me it looks like a good thing... but I no longer travel... a couple hours travel and I am done for 2 days or more... back to bed... for those that can and want to... it sounds look a good thing to attend and share... maybe have a bunch of regional ones with live camera feeds..

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Well thank you broncovet, my niece and her fiancee' and their baby usually drive and travel with me and I'm sure they would be up for it. Everyone in my family is for anything that gets me out of my house.

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Ok, great. We just need some more people (hadit members) who will express a desire to come. Im thinking we need to plan this 6 to 12 months ahead of time..probably 12 because it will likely be in the summertime. A place called "Magnet" Indiana is where the hugfest was, and it was nice. Indiana is kind of centrally located, sort of in the middle of the country. It does not have to be there, but its only about 2-3 hours from my place, so it works for me. Would Magnet Indiana be convienient for you, Tbird?

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