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Author Topic: MAK Rally?????Rally is OFF. OFF, OFF  (Read 3999 times)
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« on: January 22, 2008, 08:11:39 AM »

I am getting nervous about this rally!!!!

We are on the road and have not received the most recent mag., so I don't know if there is a sign-up form there.  On the BC website, I can't find a sign-up form.  The fact that the rally is only a bit over three months away, and none of us have a way to sign up, make me very uneasy!!!  The sign up form was supposed to be in the November issue.

As a potential vendor, it is really **IMPORTANT** that we can be assured there will be a rally (we are trying to make plans for activities that compliment their schedule), and that we can be accepted as vendors (we have been to all but one of MAK rallies and were vendors at the last two). 

I guess I should pick up the phone, but *ALL* of the folks that read this BB  need to know the status of the rally. 

I have hinted at this issue before, but did not get any feedback.  Now, I feel the need to be more blunt.

As a side note, vendors generally plan their calendars at least 9 months in advance (usually a year) and they need to be able to make sure that they are properly "contracted" with the organizer at least 4 months in advance.  Many potential vendors have probably kissed the rally off and that should not be.

Jim
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 04:03:04 PM »

VEEERRRYYY interesting that no one is speaking up on this issue.>>>Dan
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 04:37:10 PM »

I am not a vendor but I have made plans to go in a different direction being the rally is just over 3 months away and no ones seems to know if its going to happen or not.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 07:23:47 AM »

Jim,

I just went through the new magazine and still no information about the Rally other than ads on it for May 2 to 4th.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 10:14:43 AM »

Nobody told me anything about it.  Coincidence? I think not, it's a conspiracy!! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 10:21:46 AM »

Don't think it was a conspiracy Smiley.  Do a search and you will find it has been discussed several times.  Also been in the mag. for a few months.  Maybe it is your eyes that are conspiring against you Grin.

I did finally pick up the phone and left a message yesterday (Wednesday) for MAK to call me.  Have not heard back yet.

I sure hope he pulls it off, since the location is fun and getting bus folks together is always fun!!!!

Jim
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 10:31:21 AM »

I'm not worried about it, especially since it's doubtful I could attend. I just like personalized, engraved invitations hand delivered by 50 virgins or I feel left out and unspecial.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 01:58:09 PM »

I am posting an update to bring this thread to the top again.

I have now left phone messages for both MAK (two days ago) and Dennis (today 1/25) and have not heard anything yet.

I am trying not to be a pain, but the details of this rally need to be published, or the rally needs to be canceled.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 05:51:15 AM »

Jim, we been down this road before a couple times over the years with Mikes rallies.   I know its a problem for you vendors and we need you guys with the info and products that you provide . If the rally happens I will attend as I always do but it would be nice if we had some type of info good or bad about the rally
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 07:10:48 PM »

Update.  No call today from either Mike or Dennis.

Frustration growing.

Jim
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008, 07:13:41 PM »

I feel your pain Jim.  I don't know why they would be keeping you from knowing the details.  The only thing I can think of is they are not prepared yet and really don't know what the details are.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2008, 07:19:22 PM »

I've found that calling him 5 or 6 times an hour works, eventually.  Short of that...

Believe me, there was a reason I was so persistent.

It's too bad though, the rallies back in the 90s were really something, I went to several in SoCal and Vegas and thoroughly enjoyed them, it helped feed the passion.  

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 07:24:52 PM »

Jim, we are going to drive to the caverns this weekend and see whats going on there if its not cold weather.But I don't think it will happen this year so we are headed for New Orleans you and Pat want to go
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2008, 09:03:11 PM »

Hi Clifford.  Thanks for the offer.  We had already made one commitment in CA that would fit nicely with the MAK rally.  At the time we had no doubt that the rally would take place and felt confident that we could put together a good trip.  We have been looking at other activities that would tie in with the rally, but we can't do any more planning until we know the status of the rally.

I hope you are wrong about the rally.  I was really looking forward to attending. 

Because of the deafening silence, I am very concerned.  I will drop a note to Phil and see if he can get a response.

Jim
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2008, 10:16:42 AM »

Jim

I went about a different method heres the answer I got from the Caverns about the Rally

Re: Mak Rally May 2 - 4
From: gccmotel@tabletoptelephone.com
Sent:Tue 1/29/08 10:07 AM
To: larry Hig. (larhi@hotmail.com)





Yes, you do need to make reservations. The spots are $30 per night plus tax and include water and electric hookups along with a free sewer dump. Please call our reservation desk at 928-422-3223 to make your reservation.

So from this answer they are taking reservations for the Rally

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