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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2009, 12:28:53 PM »
You & me both!

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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2009, 12:30:20 PM »
where you at in Michigan?
 I'm downriver, Brownstown/rockwood area

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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2009, 05:59:16 PM »
I got a call from sdbandit today.  He talked to Mike, one of the show organizers and the news is not good.  It appears that the show is going to be cancelled for a lack of pre-registrations.  They only received 33 out of the 130 needed.

 It truly is a sad day in Michigan !! :'(

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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2009, 09:10:10 PM »
IT'S OFFICIAL !!   The 2009 Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering has been CANCELLED !!

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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2009, 10:13:19 PM »
To all of our Firebird Family,

It is with VERY deep regret that the Great Lakes Regional Firebird 
Gathering for 2009 will be cancelled.  This is an email that we hoped 
would not have to be sent out.

As we originally posted back in January, if the sponsorships and 
registrations were not there we would have to cancel. Registrations 
missed by approximately 100 cars and some of our original sponsors 
have either closed shop and/or cut way back. We had great hopes after 
talking with people last summer that the support would be there but 
this economy has hurt everyone and it shows with the down turn of 
funding. We've had many phone call meetings, emails and face to face 
meetings to try and still make the show go under the quality that it's 
been for 3 yrs. We also tried to wait until the June 1st "Go/NoGo" 
date but many of our vendors needed commitments by May 15th. With only 
approximately 35 cars pre-registered and only 2 weeks to go till June 
1st, we felt that we had to make the decision now.  For anyone that 
has ever been involved with organizing events you know that vendors 
need signed contracts and once you sign, your funds are commited.  So 
if you cancel you are still paying and our 2 household budgets are not 
set up to sponsor a car show.  What does the future hold...we don't 
know.  If our show had tenure behind it we would have probably 
survived. The ecomomy will probably dictate what happens to a lot of 
shows this year and going forward.

So with this being said, again from all of us we are deeply saddened 
that this decision had to be made. As for your registration money, we 
would like to know if you would consider donating a portion of it to 
the Humane Society since the show did not happen. Please email to let 
us know if you're willing to donate and how much. Those of you who 
paid via PayPal will be refunded through them. Registration payments 
made by check or money order will receive their refunds via U.S. mail.

One last closing item of business, if you made room reservations at 
the Holiday Inn Express, don't forget to cancel. We very much look 
forward to seeing everyone at other shows this summer and welcome any 
positive input you may want to pass along.

Mike and Laurie Leggio
Doug and Paula Bousley
Event Organizers for GLRFG
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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2009, 09:22:06 PM »
where you at in Michigan?
 I'm downriver, Brownstown/rockwood area

I am in Brighton but I do get to the Downriver Cruise when it dose not fall on the GLRFG weekend.

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Re: Great Lakes Regional Firebird Gathering June 19-22, 2009
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2009, 07:10:41 PM »
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i was holding off on registering until i knew i atleast had wheels to bring my buggy up there. that would have been one more but this upcomming week. metro cruise anyone? that is in august. awesome show/cruise.
Too many birds, not enough food.