Hear Ye, Hear Ye.... The purpose of this poll is to try to determine the interest in the get together we are trying to plan. We have a tentative date and time and some events we are looking at and want to gauge interest and see how things are shaping up. We are looking at June 15th and 16th 2007. The location would be either the Bucksaw Point or Long Shoal Campground areas, most likely Bucksaw. I think it would most likely come down to where we could get the best block of campsites together for the members who want to cook and gather to camp, eat, and socialize. In addition to those two there are a couple other locations that are within 20 miles of there that would work if there is a glitch of somekind. There are few members who have expressed an interest in attending a BBQ competition in conjunction with our gathering. There is a cook off in Sedalia, MO that weekend which we could take a day trip or two to and check things out. It will be about a 50 mile one way trip to Sedalia from these locations. These camping areas are better than what is available closer to Sedalia so it would probably be worth the trip away from where we most likely would spend the bulk of our time. I assume some SMF members would not even go to the cook-off but I may be wrong. Also, it has already come up that not all members would want to camp. There is lodging right at the campgrounds and many motels in the area if that is booked or too expensive. If you intend to attend give us a yes vote so we know that we are on the right track. If you really want to attend, but these dates won't work or the location is all wrong in your opinion vote no. If you are a no vote please explain why and what needs to be different for you. Any no votes above the amount of the number of reasons posted will be dis-regarded. This is not to be rude, but to be sure no one is being funny with the poll. I don't think that would be a problem here, but it is the only way to be fair to all involved. Dutch and SoFlaQuer, we know this is a long trip for you guys, but it would be great if you guys could attend. You guys do alot of work around here so that we have a great forum and a group of people worth gathering and it would almost seem not right if you weren't there. I know I for one would misbehave hourly if it weren't for your moderation. TulsaJeff, it goes double for you. There wouldn't be an SMF if it weren't for you. Thank you for the forums! TulsaJeff, Dutch, and/or SoFlaQuer if you don't mind would you make this a "sticky" for a week or two to keep it at the top so it has the best chance to be seen by all interested members.