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Emerald Trooper

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    Dave Byrne

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    I had to do another one a few days ago. Amber had a close contact in her class so we all had to get them done. Negative result thank God
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    Good Morning Everyone This one has been a tricky one to organise becuase Im dealing with a new event company and Kilkenny County Council separately. Although the staff in the County Council where very nice to deal with, their internal bureacracy with regard to donations to charity and to cover expenses, accomodation on the 12th was difficult to navigate but I got there in the end. So, with regard to this Saturday, they are looking for us to arrive any time after 12pm. Our changing facilities is the ballroom of the Club House Hotel in Kilkenny. Here is a link to the hotel https://www.clubhousehotel.com/ The hotel manager is Ian Brennan and he knows we will be arriving from midday onwards. Santa will be arriving by boat along the River in Kilkenny. He'll be arriving at 2pm, so they need us down there by around 1pm for photos with kids and families. I reckon we'll be finished up with Santa by the latest 3pm. Back up to the hotel to take a break. They then would like us to head to the Parade at Kilkenny Castle for more photos. If we want to wander around the town, no problem and we all finish up at 5pm. Its a much easier day than any of our previous trips down to Kilkenny. With regrad to covering tralve expenses, because the 501st doesn't have a bank account Graham and I had to prepare an invoice for Kilkenny County Council and I had to become whats called a supplier to Kilkenny County Council on behalf of the 501st. Once I became a supplier the Council then had to send me a PO number. Graham then had to create a new invoice with the PO number on it. After all of this was done the Council came back to say we had missed the payment date by a week, so the money won't be lodged until next week, see mail below from the council. Hi David, I have sent this invoice for payment to our Accounts Payable Section. However, it is too late for this week’s payment run but should be on for payment next week. Regards/Le Buíochas Catherine Cooney Communications Officer/Administrative Officer Seirbhísí Corparáideacha/Corporate Services Halla an Chontae/County Hall Cill Chainnigh/Kilkenny Phone: 056 7794053/087 252 7654. Email: catherine.cooney@kilkennycoco.ie So with regard to travel expenses, I will be in touch with those who are travelling on Saturday and I'll make arrangements to cover you when I get the money next week. This problem won't be an issue for those travelling on December 12th. I was hoping I could make it but Karen and I are just up to our eyes with two house moves. Her mother is moving to Ireland to live and we've got a new house ourselves and were packing everything as the house buy is moving lightening fast. I should be there for the 12th though. I'll post more updates with regard to exact locations as I get them over the next two days. Dave
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    If anyone else needs a car park pass, please let me know by tomorrow (Friday). I'll be sending all the details on to the convention then.
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    I'll get that sorted once I get the final numbers Andrea
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    OK guys. I was off the forum for a few days. Im in the middle of a million things including moving my mother in law over from the UK to Ireland and buying a new house. Anyway, Ive been in touch with the Tattoo Convention and its all still going ahead. I think I have the sign up correct, bnut if I dont please let me know. The guys at the convention have some car parking passes. Let me know who needs one. No problem with Cadet Sean attending. Shane is going to be there for the two days so he will be the lead for this event. Shane can you touch base with alan and give him your phone number. Alan when your going to the RDS with your daughter give Shane a call and he will get you into the RDS. If you can give Shane an idea of what time you will be there that would be great. Let me know about parking tickets if you can today Dave
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    Hi Aidan. Its a Sunday night stay over. They can't get any rooms for a Saturday
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    OK Guys, Im sorry this one took so long to organise. There was an awful lot going on behind the scenes with this one to try and get it right. The new organiser had a big task ahead of her after the success of what Paula Lawlor (the original organiser) had achieved in previous years. So this is the run of things. Yulefest are looking for us to come down on two different dates. The launch date which is Saturday November 24th and Sunday December 12th. On the 24th we will need to be down there for around 12 to get ready. The will want us along the Parade and Medieval Mile (Im sure there will be a few more places). They are looking for us to be around till about 6, but do understand the need for breaks throughout the day. They can't provide accommodation on this day as there is nothing available in Kilkenny or nearby On the 12th we need to be around for a morning start. Probably around 10am. They are looking for us to help them at the start of a fun run that starts at Kilkenny Castle. When thats over they will be looking for us to attend some other small events around the town. Again, we'll be ok for breaks etc. They can provide accommodation for some of us who wish to over night. Im limited on the number of rooms I can get. At the moment its 7. These 7 rooms will have to be shared, they're twin rooms. With regard to expenses for travel. A contribution will be made to help cover costs and for those who are staying over night on the 12th, a contribution towards food will be made as well. We will of course have a donation made by Yulefest on our behalf to charity. For this sign up, you need to advise me of the following: 1. What date(s) you want to sign up for. 2. If you are joining us on Sunday the 12th, do you wish to stay over. Remember, Im limited on rooms. I want to be fair with this one. If we have more people looking to stay than the accommodation they can offer then I will have a fair draw for the rooms. Having said that, I do have to keep the iconic costumes in mind. Yulefest are looking for as many iconic costumes as possible so I have to take this into consideration. 3. I need to keep the numbers to a max of 12 for each day. This is primarily driven by trying to cover the cost of expenses for those travelling long distances. There is no problem with anyone who wants to go but if I go over the 12 mark, I can't guarantee I can cover the costs. I'll probably have a better idea once we have the sign up numbers 501st and Rebel Legion have first preference. If all 12 slots are not filled for each day then I will open it up to GA. Its the Star Wars characters they are interested in the most. For those of you who have SW costumes and Reel Icons costumes, they have no issue if someone wants to change into a RI costume on the day. EVENT - Yulefest LOCATION - Kilkenny DATE -Saturday November 27th and Sunday December 12th TIME - 1pm - 6pm on the 27th and 10am till around 4 (to be finalised) POC - Mairan Flannery COSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion STAFF DEALING WITH EVENT - Dave Trooping November 27th Christy - Vader Richard - TK Jamie - Kylo/Shadow Trooper Keith - Kylo Shane - Palpatine/Shadow Trooper Chris - Luke Skywalker Tina - X Wing Pilot Trooping December 12th Dave - Boba Fett - Overnight Christy - Vader - Overnight George - Mandalorian/First Officer - Overnight Richard - TK Jamie - Kylo/Shadow Trooper - Overnight Matt - Jawa - Overnight Dan - Del Meeko Amy - Iden Versio/Nihilus - Overnight Shane - Palpatine/Shadow Trooper Chris - Luke Skywalker - Overnight Tina - X Wing Pilot - Overnight Tudor - TK Crew - Tricia
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    OK everyone. I have sent our contact the final numbers. Just to let you know I managed to secure €350 for Relay for Life. I've been in touch with Gay about this Chris.
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    A note from Blaithin who was one of organisers for Zak Morans event over the weekend: Hi Dave, I can't thank you enough for getting a crew together for yesterday. Zak had an amazing day and was totally buzzing after meeting the guys. I would love to have been there to see it but Catriona sent me the pictures and his face says it all. Please give everyone our thanks and keep up the amazing work. Kind regards, Blaithin
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    Good afternoon guys. The people in Ballinasloe are asking for a costume update. Would the guys who I have down as TBA advise what costume you will be bringing. Lunch will be at 1 and the event will be at 2pm. I have attached direction to the library in Ballinasloe Directions to Ballinasloe Library.pdf
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    Thanks guys. They understand the change of date makes it a bit more difficult. They are organising a photo booth for the day for this event. They said even 2 of us there would help them enormously
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    The family have been in touch with me for an update. We are very poor with numbers for this one. We just have Jamie. Is there anyone else available to troop this day. I do understand that its Halloween and a lot of you may have things planned that day
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    Hi everyone. Just a quick one. Lunch will be provided for troopers on the day. Are there any dietary requirements?
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    OK Guys, the family have been in touch and they have had to change the date. Apparently there is a protest in Navan on the day and the family are concerned about it so they want to change the date to October 31st, Halloween. For those that signed up, can you let me know if you can go along or have to stand down.
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    The family and friends of Zak Moran have been in touch with us again. They are organising another fund raiser for Zak on October in Navan at O'Mahoneys GAA Club. They would be delighted if we could make it along again. It starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm but they don't expect us to be putting in 5 hours. Zak is getting chemo at the moment and seems to be responding well. He might be able to attend the event himself depending how well he feels on the day. EVENT - Zak Rocks Fund Raiser - Football Blitz and Fun Day LOCATION - O'Mahoneys GAA Club DATE -Sunday October 31st TIME - 10am to 3pm POC - Blaithin Carroll COSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion, GA, Reel Icons STAFF DEALING WITH EVENT - Dave Trooping Jamie - Kylo Ren and Spidie John - Darth Vader
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