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Chinese Dinner and Limo Extravaganza at the WCAF/PPFA - Tuesday 1/31/12 *SOLD OUT*

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
This is the official reservation thread for the world famous Chinese Dinner and Limo Extravaganza at the 2012 WCAF/PPFA show/convention. I will update who is on the reservation list based on receipt of your reservation form and checks. International guests may follow the instructions on the form to hold tickets for pick-up the night of the event.

The limos will depart from the Mirage (exact meeting location to be determined) at 7:30 PM.
The cost is $20 per person for limo transportation. Limo tickets are not refundable - but once purchased, if you can't use yours you may be able to find someone to purchase it from you at the show.

For those who have never joined us before- ALL are welcome - framers and their employees and vendors!

We ride in the largest limos available and will limit the number of people to 25 per limo. At this point, we will use two limos to get to the restaurant so we all arrive at approximately the same time - and then will have one limo making two return trips so those who have an early class or want to get back early can do so on the first return limo. If we exceed 50 people, I will start a waiting list and we my add a third limo - but there has to be enough people over 50 to make it cost effective. So get your reservation in ASAP.

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There is a check box on the reservation form if you know you want to go back on the first limo. Please check it before returning the form so I can stage the first return limo.

Here are the rules:

We sit at round tables of 10.

I ask that if you came with someone you know, you do not sit together, preferably at a different table. This is a super friendly group and you will meet some great people. Each person orders what they want from the menu and gets the first serving. Then the plate goes on a lazy susan for the table to share. Want more food/drink? Order more....but in the past there has always been plenty to go around and no one leaves hungry!

A gratuity will be added and the ENTIRE cost of the bill for the table is rounded UP to a number easily divisible by the number of people at the table. In the past, the most expensive table has been about $25 for all you can eat and drink (beer and wine) including tip. None of this, "but you had two beers and all I had was egg rolls." The check per table is shared equally by all at that table. If this is not acceptable to you, please do not come :).

Please download the reservation form here: http://db.tt/a4XUZuKz

PLEASE include a self addressed, stamped envelope so I can mail your limo tickets to you.
 
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Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official Reservation List

1. Rob Markoff
2. Barbara Markoff
3. John Ford
 

osgood

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Bugger!
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
AJ and I are in!! I will get the check in the mail. THANK YOU ROB for making this happen!

May the cat hoarding begin! :icon21:
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Or even 'herding'?
Yeah- that's what I get for trying to type, answer the phone and receive a shipment at the same time.......
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
HA!!

I thought you wanted to become "The Cat Guy"!! We were all going to bring you a cat!!

Check is waiting for the mail lady to pick it up!!
 

EllenAtHowards

PFG, Picture Framing God
Count Ellen in, with two employees, Sarah Kersting and Andrew Naessig. They are thrilled to actually be going to the Whole Show!
 

EllenAtHowards

PFG, Picture Framing God
So are we all supposed to bring Rob a cat?

What about a kitten?

Color preference?
 

DarthFramer

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
From a Galaxy Far Far Away......

This dinner is well known in galaxies far far way. Darth and Mrs. will be attending this year's event. The Mrs. thought my uniform was too much - so she got me a new suit to wear just for the event. pug1.jpg The cape kept getting in the way the last time!:nuts:
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Can I drive?? :D
I don't know......CAN you?

If you are asking whether or not you can forgo the $20 and drive yourself (and others) to the dinner........please do not "hack" this event.

I would prefer that anyone joining us please contribute to the limo. First of all, the limo ride is part of the experience - though as of last year, no one has had to sit on the ice bucket :). Secondly, we need critical mass to make the cost of the limos affordable for everyone.

Should we overflow the two limos and not have enough critical mass to make the third limo cost effective, then, yes I will ask for volunteers to drive and those who do (and for those passengers in private cars) there will not be a charge for transportation.
 

blackiris

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I MENT THE LIMO! :D So I can be in charge of the music!!! DUH!
I don't want Baer sitting on my lap this year either!
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I think she was asking if she could drive THE LIMO!!

:popc:

Ooopps, I'm a slow typer.
 

FrameMakers

PFG, Picture Framing God
If Nic is driving the limo, I want to be in the other one :)
 

osgood

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Nic will also want to switch the blinking coloured lights off, if she drives the limo! ;) ;)
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 11/29/11

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
 

PicturedFramer

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Why can't we get a celebrity driver, like Elvis?
I know just the guy!
I'm in too. Wife and me.
Francisco & Paula Smith:kaffeetrinker_2:
 

Evan

Grumbler
I am also in with a party of two. I will mail the check first thing in the morning.
 

mbboston

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
My check for two was mailed yesterday.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/2/11

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
LOL!! Love it!! That's me!!! And it still makes me pinch myself when I see Lincoln City, OR next to my name!

Is it January yet?
 

Randy Jordan

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Chinese Extravaganza!!

Hi Rob, I see the dinner at the WCAF is on again this year. Do you know if they still serve the Fried Pig Intestines? If so, I might be coaxed into attending the WCAF in January. Since I haven't been on the "Grumble" much, I don't know whether I'm still eligable or if I can even spell it correctly. Randy J.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Hi Rob, I see the dinner at the WCAF is on again this year. Do you know if they still serve the Fried Pig Intestines? If so, I might be coaxed into attending the WCAF in January. Since I haven't been on the "Grumble" much, I don't know whether I'm still eligable or if I can even spell it correctly. Randy J.
Chinese Chitlins.....hasn't been the same without you. Come on down! Download the form and send in your check!
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/5/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/5/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Haggerstown, MD
18. Andrew Kersting - Haggerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlu Granath - Soldotna, AK - can't read the writing - Brian please correct me if it's wrong
21. Madeleine Lancy - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN I need your reservation form. Only received check and SASE
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/7/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Lancy - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN Still need your reservation form. Could not open a .DAT file. Send as a PDF
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
 

FrameMakers

PFG, Picture Framing God
Nancy is still trying to decide if she can come or not. I am getting a bit frustrated with her. Might be too many school activities that would require transportation that the person we have lined up couldn't take care of. :(
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
We Want Nancy! We Want Nancy!! (picture feet stomping to beat ...)

Really, I hope she can make it, it would be great to meet her!
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/08/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Lancy - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
 

Joe B

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Rob - any chance of signing up the day of the dinner. Last year I signed early and couldn't make it. I really don't want to make the arrangements if I can't make the dinner. Thanks, Joe B
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Rob - any chance of signing up the day of the dinner. Last year I signed early and couldn't make it. I really don't want to make the arrangements if I can't make the dinner. Thanks, Joe B
I am pretty sure there will be spaces in the limo with tickets available at the WCAF - but I will not add a third limo unless we have 50 signed up on the Grumble.

So as the time gets closer, we will have to see what is available. I am teaching every day at the WCAF so I should not be too hard to find - either before or after one of my classes.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of Ddecember 12, 2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/12/11

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
34. Russ Wood - Lakewood, CO
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/14/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved
26. Space reserved
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
34. Russ Wood - Lakewood, CO
35. Becky Florence - Deerfield, NH

ONLY 15 seats left!
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Only 15 seats left for the Chinese Dinner.......

Heads up - when we get to 50, reservations will be closed....if you are thinking about it send your check in NOW so you won't be disappointed.
 

Smile with Style

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
14 seats left...?

Count me in! Yikes! I don't want to miss out. It's always a fantastic time.
 

Smile with Style

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
14 left...

Please add my name. I couldn't bear to miss this. It is always a wonderful time. Thank you Rob for creating and continuing this dinner!
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
The Official List as of 12/15/2011

1. Rob Markoff - San Diego, CA
2. Barbara Markoff - San Diego, CA
3. John Ford - San Diego, CA
4. Julie Walsh - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
5. Robert Williams - Toronto, Canada EARLY RETURN LIMO Space held NOT PAID
6. Mira Bishop - Beverly, MA
7. Greg Bishop - Beverly, MA
8. Mary (watermelon smoothie) Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
9. AJ Jarvis - Lincoln City, OR
10. Evan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
11. Jan Bertwell - Wyoming, RI
12. John Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
13. Karen Heltman - Elida, OH EARLY RETURN LIMO
14. Francisco Smith
15. Paula Smith - Seattle, WA
16. Ellen Collins - Haggerstown, MD
17. Sarah Kersting - Hagerstown, MD
18. Andrew Naessig - Hagerstown, MD
19. Brian Erwin - Soldotna, AK - that's ALASKA!
20. Karlee Granath - Soldotna, AK
21. Madeleine Laney - Soldotna, AK
22. Dawn Baker - New Castle, IN
23. Janie Peters - Lafayette, IN
24. John Burton - Meridian, MS
25. Space reserved Paid - tickets not being mailed
26. Space reserved Paid - tickets not being mailed
27. Sarah Adams - Indianapolis, IN
28. Michelle Raboin - Amherst, MA
29. Jason Raboin - Amherst, MA
30. Mike Labbe - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
31. Andy Langlois - Lincoln, RI EARLY RETURN LIMO
32. Susan Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
33. Joe Lipiner - W. Hartford, CT
34. Russ Wood - Lakewood, CO
35. Becky Florence - Deerfield, NH
36. Carol Graham - Petrolia, Ontario Canada Space Held NOT PAID
37. JoAnne Sherburne - Shelburne Falls, MA EARLY RETURN LIMO
38. Lynn Fey - Norcross, GA EARLY RETURN LIMO

Only 12 spaces left
 
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