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Pampered Chef: Wave 1 Meet 'n Greet

  1. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I noticed the other two Waves had a Meet 'n Greet thread so I wondered if we should have one too?

    Can someone coordinate this since I have never been to NC?
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    This is my first year as well, and I'd love to go to some sort of get together with everyone from here that's going in our wave.

    Anyone going who's been before and will know how to plan something?
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  3. Lifeat50

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    New too! I think it would be fun to meet some folks from here. What hotel are you staying in?
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  4. Lifeat50

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    I'm in the Chicago Hilton.
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  5. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Ok for the last couple of years our meet n greet has been at the Sheraton but lets change this up and do it at the Hilton this time... Ok!!! I will say how about thursday night at about 8 - 8:30???? We have also meet for lunch on Thursday for those of us that were unable to do the evening or just wanted to meet both times... So everyone reply back and lets make a decision...
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  6. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am staying at the Hilton too. This should work out there. Andrea has a great idea.
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm at the Hilton as well. :)
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  8. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    :cry::cry: Well I was so excited someone posted a meet and greet thread. And the more I read the better I felt. Then I double checked which hotel we are staying in, since I thought it was the Hilton. But we are staying at Sheraton!!!:cry: Oh well does anyone know how far the hotels are from eachother? Walking distance? If so I will just have to pack some sneakers!!:D Although depending on how far I might not make it. I don't know if any of my roomies or cluster people would go. None of them are on here as often as I am:blushing:. And I probably couldn't meet for lunch as I'm doing HO tour and first timer orientation. Oh well if I can't make meet and greet I'm sure I'll see you all around and in workshops!! Can't wait
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'll be at the 7am HO tour and the 12-13:30 orientation. So maybe anyone else slated in those times can meet there as well? We need to find a way to identify each other, so we don't go up to everyone..."Are you Katie from Chef Success?" :D
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  10. Lifeat50

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    I am also going on the HO tour and the noon first timer orientation. We need some way of knowing each other when we are out and about!
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  11. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Ladies you can take a cab for just a few $ each to the meet and greet at the Hilton. It's not a long ride at all....
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  12. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Well my avator is me so that should help a little. That picture is less than 2 years old LOL. However for you Amanda unless you are going to dressed as Mickey as a wizard you are right we will need someway of identifying eachother!!:D:D I'm also doing 7am tour and 12pm orientation.
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  13. Flamingo

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    There is a pin from Chef Success that you can order to pin on your id tag so as you are walking around NC we can spot each other. I will look up the link and post in a few minutes...
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  14. Flamingo

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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I do have a picture of myself if you click on my name and go to my detail page (whatever it's called) :D I just didn't put it as my Avatar.

    And I'm hoping to lose some weight and change my hair, so who knows what I'll look like! Ha ha! (I can dream, right? Ah, I mean, set goals?) LOL
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  16. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking of getting one. Can't decide if I like the darker one or the lighter one. :confused: ;)
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  17. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I will be at the 7am HO tour and the 12 pm orientation as well.
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  18. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Can we all agree to meet Thursday evening at the Hilton? Seems like most of us will be busy at lunch time. What time is best - 8pm or 8:30 pm?
     
  19. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Well sounds like the HO tour will be an unofficial meet and greet as well! LOL:D
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  20. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I agree the HO tour will be an unofficial greeting.
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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  21. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Let's firm up the time as we get closer to the event.
     
    Apr 21, 2009
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  22. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I ordered a CS pin so I will be identified in case you don't recognize my face.
     
  23. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    the light one or the dark one? Magnet or pin? I can't decide. :D
     
    Apr 21, 2009
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  24. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    or maybe the mini pin? Hee hee, I'm so indecisive. :rolleyes:
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  25. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I ordered the regular pin not the mini or the super large one. It should be arriving soon.
     
  26. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I did as well Danielle. We will be twins with our pins. I'm and poet and didn't know it. Ha Ha.
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  27. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yes you are! I saw your Relay For Life event on Facebook! I hope that goes well!

    I think it will be great to finally meet my CS friends face to face!
     
  28. DebbieJ

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    You can take a city bus for $2 or take a cab. I've taken the bus from the Hilton to the Sheraton for the meet ups the past two years and it's really easy. It's pretty far to walk, especially since the meet n greet usually has alcohol and late hours. :D
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  29. MWCOOKIN

    MWCOOKIN Novice Member Gold Member

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    Hi, anyone interested in meeting at mccormack place the first day maybe an hour before start? I have ms and use a scooter, will not make it to the hilton. I am at the sheraton as this is where beth jacobs dinner is. Otherwise stop me and say hi, you have my pic and i wear a big cs pin. Looking forward to old and new friends.
     
    Apr 28, 2009
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  30. KaryCam

    KaryCam Member Gold Member

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    One thing that I really liked last year was that we had two meet 'n greets.
    One at McCormick the first day for lunch and the second in the evening.
    This way, if you can't make one, you can hopefully make the other.

    I had a fun time at the lunch last year and met so many new people. Remember the yummy free chocolate cake?! (check out avatar)

    Maybe we can think about doing both again this year.
     
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  31. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    How do you know where Beth Jacobs dinner is????? It has been at the Hilton for the last 3 years....
     
    May 2, 2009
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  32. MWCOOKIN

    MWCOOKIN Novice Member Gold Member

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    i know because beth is my ex. Dir. And it is in her monday motivation newsletter to her team.

    I know because i have difficulty getting around and i make sure i find out where dinner is cause it is 2 less times i have to be bounced on and off a bus.

    Why did you want to know how i knew?????
     
    May 3, 2009
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  33. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

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    Thanks Andrea for pointing me in the right direction. I know me & Ida (kissrae) will be there w/ our roommate. Can't wait to see everyone.
     
    Jun 1, 2009
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  34. Koolotus

    Koolotus Advanced Member

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    I have an event in the Hilton Thursday night but will be down after :)
    Keep me posted!!
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  35. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Anyone staying at Sheraton that wants to split a cab or travel with me to the meet n greet at Hilton Thursday night? I'm not too keen on traveling in an unfamiliar place by myself. I also have to find out when our dinner is and where as well. I will ask my director tonight though, we usually talk on Tuesdays.
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  36. KaryCam

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    Again, I would like to encourage us to have 2 meet and greets like we did last year.
    One for lunch at McCormick and another in the evening at whichever hotel. Then, more people might be able to join in.
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  37. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Lunch sounds good..... We can also do this for the ones not going on the first timers or home office things....Or director people. how about 12 noon....??
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  38. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Which day? Thursday?
     
    Jun 3, 2009
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  39. KaryCam

    KaryCam Member Gold Member

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    Yes, it would have to be Thursday.
    The first workshop starts at 1pm, so we might want to make it earlier than 12noon.

    Someone who was there last year, can you explain where we met last year. All I remember is it is in the middle of the building, down this hallway.
    Thanks
     
    Jun 3, 2009
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  40. Koolotus

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    very funny!
    You guys met at the Mcdonalds near the Director lunch. So if you follow the signs for director lunch you will see the food court :)
    I will stop by after lunch!!
    Can't wait!
     
    Jun 4, 2009
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