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Author:  SusanW
E-mail:  susanjwilliamson@verizon.net
Date:  2/11/2004 1:10:47 AM
Subject:  Gathering IV, 04
Message:  Reposting this for everyone new with the updates from the back porch.

GATHERING IV,04 of Mickey Newbury's Family, Friends, and Fans. A Joyous Musical Celebration!

You are invited to:

Austin, Texas
JUNE 25th,26th,and 27th 2004 Official Gathering dates. Come earlier, and/or stay longer, I'll be there for sure the 24th-29th.

The "suggested" pre-registration fee this year will be $30.00, which includes the price of a t-shirt. You do not have to send money now, but when you know for sure you are going to register, please e-mail Virginia your t-shirt size, and your name exactly as you want it printed on your "Back Stage Pass" nametag. You may register and recieve your Tshirt and registration packet by mail, even if you cannot attend.
Virginia's email address: koko528@hotmail.com

If you are staying at the hotel, PLEASE CALL AND MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS. A credit card is necessary to make a confirmed reservation. If you booked a room last year, the hotel still has your info on file. Write down and keep your confirmation number, you will need it at check in, or to cancel a reservation.

THE FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON - 7800 North Interstate Highway 35
The hotel is located at the intersection of Highway 183 and I-35
The phone number is (512)836-8520 - FAX is (512) 837-0897
All reservations must be made by calling the hotel.

The hotel offers the following amenities and services:

Free Full Breakfast Buffet...(6:30am - 10:30am) This is an all you can eat deal...everything from pancakes and waffles to cooked to order eggs, various meats, breads, hash browns, grits, coffee and fruit. .

Room Service
Cocktail Lounge with Complimentary snacks during happy hour
Outdoor Pool
Indoor Hot Tub
Exercise/Weight Room
Laundry Facility
Complimentary USA Today Newspaper
Complimentary Hourly Airport Shuttle
Ample Parking for Motor Homes
The Hotel is within walking distance of cafe's, ten minutes from the State Capitol and Austin's famous 6th Street. It is handicap equiped.

Each Room features:

Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron and Ironing Board
Cable TV w/HBO
Three Telephones w/Data Port on Desk Phone
AM/FM Clock Radio

Room Rate will be $69.00 + 15%tax, $10.35 per night for up to four people. So the total bill per night will be $79.35. There is no extra charge per person for up to 4 in a room.

If we have 45 Rooms booked for The Gathering, the meeting space will be provided at NO CHARGE. (done)

The same rate will apply to all consecutive nights you book for this event within a week before and after. I asked to try to block off rooms in the same vicinity, to all be close together, however keep in mind that smoking/non-smoking rooms are on separate wings.

Reservations need to be made 14 days in advance. Please book ASAP or as soon as your plans can be firmed up, you can always cancel within the hotel's time limit.

Anyone traveling from out of the country that needs visa help, please contact me ASAP, with Homeland Security issues, this may take longer than usual. I'll be happy to provide necessary letters of invitation, or whatever I can do to help with the process.

If anyone has any questions, or comments, please post here, or email me. Let's go ahead and post in reply to this topic as we make our reservations, so we'll all know who's coming.

Thanks to everyone who has emailed offering to help, and giving me encouragement. As the date gets closer, we'll be posting more details. Please be thinking of contributions for the silent auction, I'm looking foward to seeing you all in June!

Here is my list, so far, of those who are coming to Austin:

Susan Newbury
Laura Shayne
Dorothy Hamm
Virginia "Smith" Pizzelli
Susan Williamson
Bill and Linda Pahlman
Judy W
Meeks (and Kat, maybe)
Doug Lang
Roy and Sylvia
Lee Fry
Bud Wilhite
Susie G
Larry and Suzette
Joey Latunski
Joe Ziemer
Connie Smith
Todd Anthony
RandyB and Lynn
Ernie and Gail
John and Sue Meares
Hank Beukema
Dawn And Jim Moreillon
Craig and Janet Wilkins
Gary Burton and Mrs. Burton
Egbert Meyers
Lib, Shirley, and Bobbi
Andrew Polk
William and Thea
Karen R
Chris Fraser
Jeanene Van Zandt
Connie Nelson
Charlie Day
Lana Nelson
Jackie Siess

"Maybe"s include:
Kasey Jones
Bob Rosemurgy
Magne and friend Mike Beck
Ron Lyons
RB Lindsey
X Lincoln
Bill Smith and Flint
Dave and Judy
Marie Rhines
Billy Mazappa and Cletis Stanley Mazappa

*If your name isn't on my list, I haven't received an email from you, or found a post that says you are coming, so, please post here, or email me. susanjwilliamson@verizon.net

*Doug is planning the program. Don't be shy, now, sign up!
Cowboy has volunteered his sound system, and his technical support.
Roy is bringing the recording equipment. (We will rent a Big screen TV again, to view any videos that get added to the program)

Virginia is already hard at work on our Theme/Decorations/Registration/Silent Auction
*The proceeds from the silent auction greatly helped us meet expenses last year. A special thanks to Meeks, for all the Newbury records. Donations for this years auction will be very much appreciated.
*RandyB has designed a beautful logo, again, for this years theme. Yes, there will be a Tshirt included the registration package. (More info soon from V)
Please contact Virginia if you'd like to help.

Shirley, Lib, and Bobbi are organizing the food and refreshments in the hospitality room. Beginning with a Welcome to Texas, appetizer buffet, friday evening; A big ole Texas Barbeque, prepared by LL, and Cowboy, saturday afternoon; and a Typhoo Tea Party Sunday afternoon. Our goal this year is to have plenty of snacks, sandwich fixin's, etc...(yes we are going to have Blue Bell) so that venturing forth for sustenance, does not become an issue. If anyone has special dietary needs please let us know. And if any of you good cooks want to bring something, be sure and email Lib, they will certainly appreciate volunteers.
A big thanks to the beautiful Lindsey ladies for taking this on!

*Dorothy Hamm has volunteered to be our publicity chairman.

*Sunday service...I've asked Papa John to organize the Sunday morning program. Rev Buckman, and Judy have agreed to help. Hopefully, RB will be there to play "Amazing Grace"

Ok, ya'll please email me any suggestions, or questions.

Thanks everyone! SusanW

 Gathering IV, 04 by SusanW  at 2/11/2004 1:10:47 AM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by J Everett at 2/11/2004 5:42:15 AM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by Laura Shayne  at 2/11/2004 10:02:20 AM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by Delano Newberry  at 2/11/2004 8:09:17 PM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by Elton and Sallie Noel at 2/11/2004 6:22:32 PM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by Lib at 2/11/2004 7:12:42 PM
 Re: Gathering IV, 04 by Doug at 2/11/2004 7:16:48 PM