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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2023, 20:27:04 »
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Vander,  are you not sleeping?   :P

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2023, 21:13:00 »
John,

they might be out of kings for those dates.  We had 40 rooms for thurs, Fri, and Sat.  they should be plenty.  try it again and just call me.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #102 on: April 10, 2023, 10:24:59 »
Quick question:  If I live in Chicagoland, and I'm only available for the Friday sessions, is there anything like a single-day-pass option for me and my one-owner W113?
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2023, 14:21:06 »
Bill,

I'm afraid we couldn't handle the complexity of single day passes. I'm sorry.  We're just a bunch of volunteer Pagoda enthusiasts and we have to plan headcount for every meal and event.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2023, 14:32:28 »
URGENT:  FINAL NOTICE

PAGODAFEST has room for another 40 members.  THE HOTEL AND CAMPUS with Secure parking are close to selling out.  We chose this location because it was important to have an isolated campus where our Pagodas would be safe.  It is therefore important that if you plan to come to PagodaFest this September, that you register and secure a hotel room at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook immediately.


Our committee is also setting events and meals in which we need attendee counts for.  With four months to go, the time is now to complete the registration process.
Announcing PagodaFest Chicago to be held on the beautiful wooded campus of the former McDonalds World HQ!  We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Pagoda W113 introduction.
Full Members of The Pagoda SL Group (SL113.org) are invited to make reservations now for Thursday night, September 28, Departing on Sunday morning, October 1, 2023. Attendance is limited to the first 125 people.  We expect 50 Pagodas and lots of informational presentations, great camaraderie, and merriment.   The events will be almost exclusively on the campus as is the hotel with safe parking.  We have secured a block of rooms at the hotel discounted by $50 per night. We are planning an off-campus drive and Saturday dinner at a local restaurant. Tickets for the event include meals and events for Friday and Saturday at a cost of $435 per person. The preliminary agenda is on the reservation page, with a map of the venue.

Link on the Forum is:  https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=36347.0

Reservations:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pagodafest-chicago-2023-tickets-566897274007

Hotel:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHILO/G-PAGO

We expect great attendance because of the event’s central U.S. location, and being the first post-pandemic gathering we’ve had.  We hope to see you there.
Sincerely,  Your PagodaFest 2023 Committee
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #105 on: June 22, 2023, 20:25:27 »
Good Afternoon!

I apologize for sending this email on the forum, but as a fairly new member, I'm still working on the learning curve for the site.

I had previously signed up for the Pagodafest in Chicago this September, but unfortunately I will not be able to attend.  Please advise how I can cancel my reservation and receive the applicable credit, as I cannot seem to figure this out.

As advised in the event cover letter, I will make separate arrangements to cancel my Hyatt Hotel directly.

Thanks and I look forward to the event planned for 2024!

Regards,
Richard Corelle

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #106 on: June 24, 2023, 05:41:20 »
Too bad Bill could not join the group for a social day to see the cars and skip the reserved meal. He is a long time friend and Columbus native, now living in Chicago. I remember when he returned to Columbus for PUB one year.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #107 on: June 25, 2023, 21:55:25 »
I plan on attending.  Where do I register.....?

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2023, 00:58:40 »
Two80crazy,

There are 5 pages of posts in this thread that might be useful, but just go up a few messages to the large one from mmizesko with the links.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2023, 18:44:31 »
Special  Announcement

At PagodaFest Chicago 2023, we will have a Raffle for one of Paul Bracq's limited edition of 60 signed and numbered Posters from his 60th Anniversary tribute painting honoring the 60th Anniversary of The Launch of the Pagoda.

Of course, you have to be there on Saturday Night to win.

See you there.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2023, 20:34:42 »
Hello Mike,
I was very excited to read about the Pagodafest in Chicago last April and signed on immediately to attend the event.  Unfortunately, circumstances that have recently occurred will not allow me to attend.  I have tried to reach out to Eventbrite to cancel my ticket and receive the appropriate refund, but it has been impossible to contact them.  They have a customer support number, but that is a dead end.  American express provided me with a link to a 24/7 chat line, but that URL must no longer exist.

Knowing that the Pagoda SL Group is the event organizer, I hope that you can help me here! 
My Eventbrite order number is: #6517863759, which was issued on 4/27/2023, for the amount of
$ 435.00.

I am really sorry that I cannot attend this year, but hopefully something on the East Coast will be set up for 2024, and I look forward to that!!

Sincere Thanks and Regards,
Richard (Chic) Corelle

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2023, 21:22:20 »
Richard,

No need to take further action.  Can issue a refund, less the eventbrite fee of about $30.  Ill do it by tomorrow.

Mike
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2023, 20:18:18 »
Having never attended a full Pagoda weekend, I'm wondering about dress code. I'm assuming there isn't much of one, but what about the evening dinner. Should I bring "business casual?"
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #113 on: July 13, 2023, 12:05:18 »
Having never attended a full Pagoda weekend, I'm wondering about dress code. I'm assuming there isn't much of one, but what about the evening dinner. Should I bring "business casual?"

I don't believe we ever discussed this topic before! I'd say, dress as you see fit and for the weather. Check the weather before you leave. Most had some kind of "club casual" for inside dinners in the evening, and less formal than that (golf/Tee shirts and shorts) for outside activities during the day...
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #114 on: July 13, 2023, 14:23:35 »
Ok, thanks Michael. I'll leave my pagoda-badged tux at home.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #115 on: July 15, 2023, 00:20:47 »
My condolences to Tom.☦️
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #116 on: July 15, 2023, 01:25:03 »
?  Which Tom?

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #117 on: July 16, 2023, 00:18:04 »
Which Tom
Reply #59 in this thread.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #118 on: July 16, 2023, 00:26:02 »
Thanks Todd.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2023, 05:36:12 »
No problem, Mark.   :o
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2023, 05:38:55 »
Ok, that is funny.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2023, 13:26:40 »
I get that aaaallllll the time.  Maybe because people see the "double d" (insert jokes here) and their mind switches it to the more common Todd, or maybe it's because of the R and T being next to each other on the keyboard.

Don't get me started on all the mistakes made with my last name.  It's great listening to telemarketers try to pronounce it.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #122 on: July 16, 2023, 14:40:14 »
Fat fingers and little phone virtual keyboard.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #123 on: July 21, 2023, 21:38:30 »
Mike,


Due to a change in circumstances, Kate and I will not be able to attend the Pagodafest in Chicago this time  First time we have missed a Pagoda gathering either in USA or Europe for fifteen years but have needed to commit our resources to this new house we are doing up.
Do i need to go back through Everbright or are the event committee able to cancel our booking.  I will also need to go to the hotel and cancel.


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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #124 on: July 21, 2023, 23:04:28 »
Ive got you on the PagodaFest refund, Eventbrite keeps about $30 per ticket tho.  You'll have to cancel the Hotel either by phone or online by following your reservation confirmation email.

So sorry we'll miss you.

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