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OHANA 2012-Official Thread
CucamongaChango
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2012-01-30 08:05 am   Permalink

I've got up until the day before we check in to cancel, so if any other suggestions sound better, I'll definitely move my reservation.
I went with this place cause it was less than a quarter mile from the Tiki and the price was right. Plus, we'll only be there to pass out and take showers. However, if there are rats gnawing on the carpet when I open the door, I'll sleep in the parking lot.


 
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Bargoyle
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From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2012-01-30 08:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-01-30 08:05, CucamongaChango wrote:
I've got up until the day before we check in to cancel, so if any other suggestions sound better, I'll definitely move my reservation.
I went with this place cause it was less than a quarter mile from the Tiki and the price was right. Plus, we'll only be there to pass out and take showers. However, if there are rats gnawing on the carpet when I open the door, I'll sleep in the parking lot.




LOL. I'm sure it'll be fine. I tried street view on google but cant make out the signs... Loks like it started with an "S". The photos are all from 2009 as well, so it was kind of cool to see what was left of GasLight Village still standing (its 100% gone now).

And hey, as long as you're in town, its all good!! Safe travels, and we'll see ya at the Lake!!


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2012-02-03 11:30 am   Permalink

and thanks again for promoting the east coast's best tiki event!

 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2012-02-03 2:56 pm   Permalink

Is it June, yet????

I'm SO ready!


 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-02-04 8:19 pm   Permalink

Still lots of work to do before June!



 
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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2012-02-10 07:59 am   Permalink

Ok, so for those who don't get the emails (y u no get emails?) here is a copy of S4E5 (its long, but its all about the awesomeness of the room crawl! Worth a read imho):

Ahoy!!!

More news for you from the Barg-Cave on ice-planet Hoth:

#1) We have back up hotels in place for those who didn’t get rooms at the Tiki. As mentioned before, we’ve got the Ft William Henry, but now we’ve got the Holiday Inn Turf (right across the street) on board as well! All the info is on the webpage:
http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/event.php Do NOT wait to book one of these hotels. Rooms are VERY limited, as we are there for the start of the summer season this year. I can’t stress it enough. Book a room as soon as you can.

#2) If you haven’t bought your Ohana tickets yet, you may want to think about getting that done too. Soon. The event is over half way sold out, and the Kick-Off Boat trip is already over ¾ full!! Don’t delay, buy today! http://fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/tickets.php Seriously, once we’re full, that’s it. Tickets will be cut off once we’re at capacity, so don’t get left out of the fun, or left standing on the dock!

#3) We need you (and some of your closest friends) to host a room for the room crawl!! Mix your drink, put out the tip jar, and wow the crowd with your host/hostess skills!! Contact Rev. Thumper at geoffb91@gmail.com to get in on the action!!. (More info on this below)

#4) Because more than a few of you have asked, YES, our old pal Squid is once again designing an event mug for us, and YES, once again its absolutely amazing. And to continue the yesing, YES, it will only be available to Ohana attendees (until after the event), and YES, if you have purchased tickets you will be able to pre-order the mug. More on the mug front (and maybe a little sneak preview) coming really soon.

And there’s much more to come on everything!!! Sooooon.

Mahalos to those who have already purchased tickets, and as always, we’ll see ya at the Lake!!

-Bargoyle
www.LuauAtTheLake.com

<Deploy Babble in 3….2…..1…..>

Ok, much to discuss, but I’ll break it down over the next few emails. I don’t want these things to get overwhelming, and we certainly don’t want to email you to the point of annoyance. Close, but juuuust shy of annoyance. Too late? Ok, I’ll hold em back from now on. I promise. Really. Pinky swear. No more than 3 a week. No? ok, tw- no huh? Ok, fine. Once a week. Probably less. A lot less. All this rambling takes a lot out of me!

Ok, for this one I want to talk about the Room Crawl (hosts in particular…we’ll get into crawler’s etiquette in a later email).

Sooooo, what has two thumbs and freaking LOVES the room crawl? Oh yeah, this guy right here!!

And I know you do too! Well, I’m assuming about the thumbs, but I KNOW you love the crawl too!

If you’ve joined us before, you already know that the crawl is one of the best parts of Ohana. If you haven’t joined us in the past, basically it’s a bunch of fellow tikiphiles who graciously open the doors to their room (Or set up a table in front of it) and serve some of the most creative, delicious, fantabulous drinks/snacks/goodies you’ve ever had, all during the downtimes on Friday when the bands are changing over. Friday is the “party night”, and the crawl hosts make it like a dozen little parties within a party!! It’s a multiparty party eating its own party-tail into an infinite party of party proportions! Party!!

OK, you get the picture. Its pretty much the sauce on the awesome that is Ohana.

And our hosts do this out of their love of tiki, the event, the people, and their undying Aloha spirit. It is truly moving how much creativity they (you!!) all bring, and it really helps make the event live up to its name. Ohana is family, and nowhere is it more apparent than on Friday night when everyone mingles en mass, spurred on by our amazing hosts. So, if you’re crawling, be sure to TIP each room you go to. Show the love back with a couple bucks.

Now, maybe you’ve crawled in the past years, and you’re ready to step up and host? If so, awesome!! Good for you! Hosting a crawl room is the absolute easiest way to meet just about everyone at the event, forge some new life-long friendships, have a ton of fun, and help keep the event going as the special weekend that it is. If you’re ready to take the plunge reach out to the Reverend at geoffb91@gmail.com and let him know. And a few words of advice to potential hosts:

#1 Don’t feel that you have to go overboard with décor. Some of our guests are operating at a level that just floors me year after year. Broadway sets and stagecraft have nothing on these folks, but don’t feel you need to “keep up with the Joneses”. Case in point, my favorite room I co-hosted was “The Ironic Tiki Room” with just a handful of the worst chain-store tiki décor we could find strewn haphazardly around the room (but with a killer drink!). I thought it was hilarious. Someday I’m going to take it to the next level. I keep saying that if I had the time to host a room during Ohana it would be nothing but black sheets on the floor, walls, and ceiling with a single exposed light bulb over a vat of cocktails, while I sit in a folding lawn chair in the corner wearing boxers and a white tank top. The “Shut Up, Drink It, And Get The F*ck Out Room”. Ah, someday…. Anyway, for your room, go as over the top, or as minimalist as you want!! Its your room. Do what you want. The mere fact that you’re hosting and helping out the event makes you aces in everyone’s book, regardless of your décor. Just make sure that drink kicks ass. lol.

#2 Don’t feel that you need to stick with a “tiki” theme. The entire resort is tiki!! We’ve got tiki out the wazoo!! Feel free to show us another side of yourself! Rock-a-billy, hot rods, pin ups, monster movies… there is soooo much that fits right along with Tiki. Hell, even if it doesn’t “fit” it still fits!!! The “Star Wars, Legos, Batman, and Black Sabbath Room” would be a room you couldn’t drag me out of without tranquillizer darts…just sayin’. I mean, everyone has diverse interests. Feel free to show them off! Or, if you’d like to stay on theme and make the place that much tikier for the night/weekend, that’s awesome as well!! More than awesome! Double-Plus-Amesome!!

#3 Get some help! No, not the kind of mental health help I’m obviously in desperate need of, I mean help as in grab a couple friends to help you out. Share the load with mixing and decorating beforehand. And with the rooms only open for an hour and a half during the crawl (although you’re welcome to re-open after the crawl for a late night free-for-all) if you have a couple of folks to help, you can take “shifts” so you all still get to see the other rooms!

#4 Go by YOUR schedule. Mix as much or as little of a drink as you’re comfortable with. When it runs out, you close your doors. Or if you have extra, you’ll have lots of new best friends late night and/or Saturday! Make a snack to go with your cocktail… or don’t. Again, its your room. You’re the host. All we ask is that you open on time for the slot you’re in, and that you close by the time that slot is over. That’s it. The rest is entirely up to you! It IS a good idea to have your drink pre-mixed however. Waiting to “live-mix” a drink for each person makes for a loooong room line that never goes down. If you make a big old batch of your drink that’s easy to serve, everything flows a lot better. Plus, between now and June, you get to make and test out big old VATS of drinks!! If you need a taste tester, I’m available most Sunday afternoons now that football season is over. (After this Sunday, of course).

#5 Relax and have fun!! Cause that’s what its all about.

Keep in mind that the crawl doesn’t happen without YOU, our hosts, and its truly a “more the merrier” kind of activity. So, what are you waiting for? Step on up and help make this year’s Ohana even better than last years! A tall order, I know, but we can do it! And you can help!!

And again, super huge mega thanks to all those who have hosted in the past. We hope you’ll grace us with your hospitality again. And hopefully we’ll see some new hosts this year as well!!!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to fight crime. To the Barg--wait. FIGHT crime!?!?!? Is that right? Or is supposed to be “off to commit crime”? I’m not sure. I’ll decide on the way. To the Bargmobile, chum!!!!


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Bargoyle
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From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2012-02-15 05:21 am   Permalink

Hey folks,

Looks like LAST CALL on boat tickets. We've got VERY FEW left, so if you can join us on Thursday, now is the time to jump on them. You can buy your Ohana ticket at the same time, or if cash is tight (I know the feeling) just buy the boat tickets now so you dont miss out, and buy the Ohana tickets on the next paycheck.

Mahalo! And we'll see ya at the Lake!!

www.LuauAtTheLake.com

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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-02-24 7:53 pm   Permalink

Don't miss the boat!



 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-03-06 07:41 am   Permalink

Stop by Facebook and see if you can guess the Ohana 2012 rum sponsors from the posted hints.

http://www.facebook.com/OhanaLuau



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Zonker88
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From: Jersey and not the shore
Posted: 2012-03-07 6:38 pm   Permalink

El Dorado!

awesome!


 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-03-08 07:22 am   Permalink

Ohana is "fun with a purpose" and the results are real. Two scholarships have been awarded with funds raised at Ohana 2011. Mahalo to everyone who supported Ohana 2011, another great year.

Come out to the Lake and join us this year!

http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/news/index.php/2012/03/07/fom-2012-scholarships-awarded-by-eif



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Bargoyle
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From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2012-03-20 06:17 am   Permalink

Because folks have asked who-all is gonna be at Ohana this year selling awesomeness, and because it got kinda buried in the email blast yesterday, lets chat about Sponsors and Vendors and Auctions, oh my!!!

Two words: Bring Cash. Or credit cards. Or a check book. Ok, nine words.

Yes, the tiki-starved North East will once again be inundated with pure amazing for sale/auction all day Saturday!

The SILENT AUCTION will be back, with one-of-a-kind goodies and more cool stuff than you can shake a tiki pole at, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity!! Take the time to check out all the items our friends, hosts, sponsors, and vendors have donated, and place your bid on the special tiki item of your dreams!

And as much as we’d like you to donate ALL of your cash at the Silent Auction buying killer cool stuff that benefits the EIF, I should probably tell you to save some money for the amazing Vendors we’ll have on site this year!

Here’s a list to get you salivating:

SPONSORS (Most of whom will be onsite with products to buy, win, sample,or share!)

Brinley Gold Rum (
http://www.brinleygoldrum.com )
Frankies Tiki Room ( http://www.frankiestikiroom.com )
Royer ( http://www.royercorp.com )
Barritts Ginger Beer ( http://www.barrittsgingerbeer.bm )
El Dorado Rum ( http://www.theeldoradorum.com )
Denizen Rum ( http://www.denizenrum.com )
Santa Teresa Rum ( http://www.ronsantateresa.com )
Velveteen Lounch Kitsch-en ( http://www.velveteenloungekitsch-en.com )
Fee Brothers ( http://www.feebrothers.com )
Grace Black Vintage ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/graceblackvintage )
SquidArt.com ( http://www.squidart.com )
Bols ( http://www.bolscocktails.com )
Tiki Magazine ( http://www.tikimagazine.com )
Cats Like Us ( http://catslikeus.com )
DeTiki ( http://delandtiki.com )

And before I go any further, a HUGE tip of the fez to the folks in that list above. Without our Sponsors, Ohana simply would not be possible. For reals. Support these folks in any way you can, and be sure to give ‘em a nice “Mahalo!” during the event! Check out the webpage for all the cool bells & whistles and links to their sites (in case I mistyped something above): http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/sponsorship.php

VENDORS
Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Cats Like Us
Barritt’s Ginger Beer
Taboo Island
DeTiki
Grace Black Vintage
Fashion Tramp
Rum Sample Table
Tortutga Tile Works
Baby’s First Tiki
Brazen Betties
Tiki East
Lucky Flagg Boutique
Lake Tiki
Old Clothes
Zanti Jewelry

You can get all the skinny on the vendors on the webpage as well at : http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/vendors.php

Look for all the action out under the Big Top, rain or shine (Seriously… we’ve got a GIANT tent to cover the entire vending area, so no worries about weather. And since we’re finally prepared, that means it won’t rain, but it’ll be nice and shaded and cool under there!)

Holy crapnuggets that’s quite a list!!

And I think I typed “Rum Sample” in there? Is that right? Free Rum? Two of my favorite words put together in a two word sentence!?!?!?!? Can someone double-check that? Caroline, is that corre…. It is? Really? You’re not just messing with me right? Hmmmm.

Ok, so uhhh, emergency meeting with our Volunteers!! I may be uhhh… “unavailable” for most of Saturday, so we’ll have to re-divide some of the responsibilities here. We’ll figure it out at the next meeting.

That’s all folks!

See ya at the Lake!!!

-bargoyle

http://www.LuauAtTheLake.com


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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-03-25 4:17 pm   Permalink

Update.... rum samples are for attendees only. Bargoyles are not eligible.



 
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Bargoyle
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From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2012-03-28 05:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-25 16:17, rev_thumper wrote:
Update.... rum samples are for attendees only. Bargoyles are not eligible.



Rats!

Guess I'll just be pounding dollar beers all day again. lol


 
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2012-03-28 5:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-28 05:21, Bargoyle wrote:
Guess I'll just be pounding dollar beers all day again.


True statement.



 
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