Hello, I am your neighbor to the south (Fort Mill). I was actually wondering if you know of any NFFC organizations around Charlotte?
I wouldn't mind starting one here in Charlotte but I am just not sure about it.
Any ideas of any fan organizations around here?
Hope all is well - I am still listening to Mousin it up - great show :)
I know that Bibliodonis (George) of the Imaginerding blog has expressed some interest in wanting to start an NC Chapter, he's in Greensboro NC, and he is on Disfriends too there are actually quite a few NC folks i have heard mention this idea in passing, I'm sure Jeff Pepper (of WDW radio and the 2719 Hyperion blog) and his family would be interested (He's in winston-salem), also Ray of the Bare Necessities podcast has mentioned it to me too, of these folks George and his brother andrew seemed the most interested in possibly doing the work it would take to set something like this up, I'd love to participate, but I imagine it would be more as a member and supporter than any kind of officer. I've also just heard that there is now an Atanta branch of the NFFC called the Briar Batch chapter, I think it might be good for some of us NC folks to get in touch with that chapter and perhaps get a couple of carloads/carpools of us together to go to one of thier meeting sometime, but I haven't looked up thier chapter information as of yet, so that's another possibility.
Since then I finally DID write the BP chapter at thier email@example.com email address and got this wonderful reply:
Thanks for your email and interest in the Atlanta Briar Patch chapter of the NFFC. I'm so glad that you heard about us and would like to become a member of our group. I'll add you to our email list so you'll know about our plans. We would love to have you attend as many meetings as you can. And, of course, I know who you are. I've heard about you and your podcast for several years now.
Our next meeting is Saturday, June 14, from 7-10 pm. We meet at the Oakleigh subdivision clubhouse (4751 Oakleigh Manor Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127). Kirby Bartlett-Sloan (TVKirby) will be our special guest next week and will be telling us all about Westfest. I'm sure he'll have lots of pictures and stories to share. Did you go to Westfest, too?
Our chapter was started in January 2008. The only requirement to belong to our chapter is to become a member of the national NFFC organization. If you are already a member of the NFFC, you can just send me your mailing address and phone number and I'll add you to our chapter membership. The same is true for any of your friends or family that would like to join our chapter. We don't have any chapter dues this year, but this is something that the chapter can discuss for the future. Also, children are welcome to attend our meetings.
If you need any help with directions to the clubhouse, just let me know. Again, we'd love to have you join and attend as many meetings as you can.
See y'all real soon,
I also got a nice follow up with specifics on this weekends upcoming meeting, as much as I'd like i won't be able to attend but i'm hoping maybe in July I can especailly if i can find some other NC folks who would like to go and perhaps carpool. Here's that follow up with specifics on that meeting that happens in just a few days.