OK2002 convention underway

OK2002 convention underway

John M.
John M.

September 19th, 2002, 2:45 pm #1

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
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WingLady
WingLady

September 19th, 2002, 5:55 pm #2

We'll be arriving late Friday morning (tomorrow)! Can't wait to see lots of old friends and to make new friends!
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WingLady & WingMan
WingLady & WingMan

September 22nd, 2002, 7:31 pm #3

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
A HUGE thank you to Jean & the OK convention team -- what a wonderful get-together! I don't think there was a dry eye on the highpoint when you surprised us with a 4WD truck arriving carrying Guru Jakk and Paul Zumwalt.
Jakk - we love you, man. Although this was an incredibly emotional convention, thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to tell you again how much this club means to all of us, and even more, how much fun and pleasure YOU have brought into our lives. Know that you have touched many, many people.

Keep Klimbin', buddy!
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Scott Surgent
Scott Surgent

September 23rd, 2002, 6:28 am #4

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
This morning, Sept 22, I awoke in my tent at Camp Billy Joe, Kenton OK. Spent the day with Bob Packard and Roy Wallen cleaning up some TX counties and adding 290 miles to my rental. Roy nearly stepped on a rattler; I could hear the rattle from 30 feet away. Showered and cleaned up at a truck stop, then dealt with the airports in Amarillo and Albuquerque. Just got in to town (Phoenix). Phew, it's been quite a day!

Anyway, great convention we had in Oklahoma, and my thanks to all those who helped put this on, esp. Jean Trousdale & the Stricklands (and all others directly involved). This was my first convention but it assuredly will not be my last. Best part was to finally put faces to names I've known through email listers and forums for years,and to meet "the man", Jack Longacre! It was a very inspiring moment as he was feted at the banquet for literally spawning this organization.

Now to go put stuff away and get some sleep! Thanks again to all who pulled off this convention.


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Will M.
Will M.

September 23rd, 2002, 2:37 pm #5

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
My first, definitely not my last. I had a great time meeting the people behind the names I had only previously read about. In fact, enjoyed it so much I volunteered to host the Washington convention in 2004!You'll be hearing more about this in the upcoming newsletters. Special thanks to Jean and her team. They did a marvelous job!
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WingLady
WingLady

September 23rd, 2002, 6:44 pm #6

Will -
Thanks for volunteering to lead the team for the 2004 Convention in Washington!

We (the Highpointers Board of Directors) need to communicate with you. Please send me (winglady@fone.net ) or John Mitchler (HPerNews@diac.com) an email with your email address and/or phone number (no, we don't need you to post either on the Forum!!)


Diane Winger, Secretary
Highpointers Club
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Doug B
Doug B

September 23rd, 2002, 11:16 pm #7

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
This was my first HP convention and I'm already thinking of an plan to go to Illinois in '03. If you've never gone to an HP convention, I recommend it!

I enjoyed the nearby attractions and activities. Some were scenic, Oklahoman, fun, even kitschy. Black Mesa was a perfect highpoint for a club gathering on summit day. The arrangements and accomodations reminded me of camp experiences from younger days which was also a lot of fun.

But most of all, this seems like a great group of people, representing all regions and ages. I enjoyed meeting everyone that I did.

Finally, I never knew Jakk before the convention, but the tributes to him were very inspirational. Nice job by everyone involved.
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Ken Akerman
Ken Akerman

September 25th, 2002, 2:38 am #8

Will -
Thanks for volunteering to lead the team for the 2004 Convention in Washington!

We (the Highpointers Board of Directors) need to communicate with you. Please send me (winglady@fone.net ) or John Mitchler (HPerNews@diac.com) an email with your email address and/or phone number (no, we don't need you to post either on the Forum!!)


Diane Winger, Secretary
Highpointers Club
<a href=http://americasroof.com/wa.shtml>Mount Rainier</a> is located in <a href=http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/PC/>Pierce County</a>, <a href=http://access.wa.gov/>Washington</a>, home of Washington's third largest city, <a href=http://www.cityoftacoma.org/10Home/defa ... >Tacoma</a>. The first place to consult in order to help us plan the convention is the <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/>Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau</a>. This page has the <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/page.asp?view=4725>meeting planners</a>, where we can find information about <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/page.asp?view=4926>convention services</a> and <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/page.asp?view=4818>event facilities</a>. Once we get the dates finalized, we can get our convention listed in the list of <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/upcomingconve ... p>upcoming conventions</a>. The convention organizer can obtain a <a href=http://www.tpctourism.org/rfp.asp>request for proposal</a> or contact a <a href=mailto:joy@traveltacoma.com>convention sales manager</a>.

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roger
roger

September 26th, 2002, 1:46 am #9

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
Diane Winger has an item on Washington being chosen as the site of the 2004 convention. The nominated states were Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Washington. In the run off Washington won by approximately 110 to 80 (if memory serves).

Will Mokszycki (pronounced Mock-sis'-key) made an inspired pitch for the state and will be the official host. He says he visits the forum everyday and one of his posts is above.

Here's Diane's item:
http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/mes ... 1032725624
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roger
roger

September 26th, 2002, 1:49 am #10

Sounds like folks are pouring in to Kenton, Oklahoma already!

Jack Longacre has made it.

Today's events include various tours to nearby sites.

Pack today and get yourselves down there!
Bill Massa (who provided wonderful lunch and companionship on Mount Sunflower during the post-convention mini gathering of at least 30 highpointers) has an item on missing film on Black Mesa.
http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/mes ... 1032979313

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