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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2022, 15:14:33 »
Eddi,

We have a team meeting on this in 45 mins.  We'll figure that one out.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2022, 22:56:08 »
Thanks, Mike.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2022, 15:24:45 »
Hello. I called the hotel Hyatt hotel in Chicago to reserve some rooms for the PagodaFest 2022 and they indicated that nothing is on there calendar for PagodaFest for the Oct 2022 dates?  Is this event confirmed? Can you pls post some information on who we need to contact to participate?
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2022, 15:54:36 »
Scroll back a few posts on this thread and you will see that it was postponed to 2023
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2022, 17:15:08 »
Please see Page 2 Post #48 by Mike Mizesko, President Pagoda SL Group about the Chicago PagodaFest 2022 is now planned for 2023.

See Mike's post it is self explanatory

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2022, 04:45:32 »
@MMizesko,

We must be less than 365 days from PagodaFest Chicago.  What can be shared with the Group?

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2022, 17:20:47 »
We have dates and location. September 28 5pm to Sunday Morning October 1 departure, 2023.

Location:  The Hyatt Lodge campus in Oak Brook, IL

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-lodge/chilo

Our great committee is meeting bi-monthly. We've got 4 active volunteers on the ground in Chicagoland who are doing a great job.  Currently building the website, and filling out the agenda with side trips, dinner venues.  Calculating the total costs excluding hotel of the event so we can price the per person ticket prices.  We should have that scoped in the next 10 days.

Most of the activities will take place on the 80 Acre campus.  We will be soliciting sponsors starting in November.  Our goals it to put everything up on a website by the first week in January.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2022, 22:24:10 »
I have the Minister of Finance’s approval to attend🤣🤣🤣


QANTAS Frequent Flyer here i come……… 8)
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2022, 13:24:01 »
That Kate is OK by me!!!

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2022, 16:38:07 »
I should attend since I am alone.
My wife passed away in September .
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2022, 18:41:18 »
Sorry to hear that Tom.
Go well
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2022, 22:10:10 »
My condolences, Tom.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2022, 00:24:34 »
Sorry to hear this Tom, sorry for your loss!

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2022, 05:05:48 »
Sorry to hear Tom. My condolences.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2022, 16:51:18 »
Tom, my most sincere condolences on you inestimable loss.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2022, 21:25:08 »
My sincere thoughts are with you and your family......
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2023, 00:05:48 »
Currently building the website, and filling out the agenda with side trips, dinner venues.  Calculating the total costs excluding hotel of the event so we can price the per person ticket prices.  We should have that scoped in the next 10 days.

Our goals it to put everything up on a website by the first week in January.
Looking forward to official announcements!  I can't wait to get together with the Pagoda Brethren.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2023, 17:19:45 »
How close are we to introduction of PagodaFest Chicago 2023 website?
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2023, 19:39:59 »
Similarly, seeking current info/update please. 
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2023, 20:58:43 »
We are finalizing room blocks for the hotel, and just have to line up the banking/tax stuff with the ticket sales.

We've had a couple of family health issues with our brethren on the Ground in Chicagoland, so anyone willing to help out in lining up tech seminar resources/planning and vendor presentations would be more than welcome.  This can be done remotely. 

Most of the events and food will be on the 80 acre campus of the old Hamburger University/McDonalds World HQ.  Frank did a great job finding this venue.

We are close to launch.  I will say that the place is a popular wedding site, so Hyatt is trying to balance us on the head of a pin on rooms.  Once we launch, I would strongly urge everybody to book rooms for Thursday night, Friday Night and Saturday night, checking out on Sunday.  We will have a brief window to book them so we can all stay on the campus, and our cars will be more secure than sitting in a mall parking lot.

Look for something mid to late next week.  We'll announce it here on the Forum and try to MailChimp the links to members as well. This will only be available to our paid members and Vendor/Sponsors.   We have to stick with our tax exempt rules under IRS Section 501.

This is going to be fun...

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2023, 23:49:52 »
Interested in attending, may tow my 230 from Washington

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2023, 16:17:56 »
PagodaFest Chicago 2023 Eventbrite Page is Live Now!

PagodaFest will be held September 28 through October 1, 2023 in Oak Brook, IL (a suburb of Chicago) on the Beautiful 80 acre campus of the prior McDonald's World Headquarters, and Hamburger University.  The events are held on Friday the 29th, and Saturday the 30th.  The campus is secure for our Pagodas and the Hyatt Lodge Hotel is right on the Campus.

It is important to note that due to IRS Rule 501 non-profit rules, only paid members can attend, and we have limited attendees to the first 125 people (including spouses and guests). There will be a waiting list, as in past years.  We have arranged for special rates for the Hotel for select nights, but reservations need to be made soon, as the Hotel is a popular Wedding venue and we would prefer if all of our precious cars are on the campus, rather than alone overnight at a Suburban Shopping mall nearby.

The Link for the Eventbrite page is:

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

A password is required:  Bracq2023!

The Link to make Hotel reservations is on the page as well.  Hotel reservations can be Cancelled, but require a credit card at time of booking to hold the room. We got a great deal on Friday and Saturday Night, but rates may be higher on Thursday night when out-of-towners are expected to arrive. Certainly less than rates in the big City Hotels.

Hotel Link:

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

IMPORTANT HOTEL RESERVATION INFO: THE LINK ABOVE FOR THE HOTEL IS ONLY GOOD FOR THURSDAY 9-28 TO MONDAY 10-2 CHECKOUT.  ANY OTHER NIGHTS NEED TO BE BOOKED SEPARATELY ON THE HYATT WEBSITE AT A HIGHER RATE.  THERE ARE PLENTY OF ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE LOWER RATE FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.  THURSDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT ARE LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THE LOWER RATE.  ONCE THEY ARE GONE THE BOOKING MAY SAY THE DATES ARE UNAVAILABLE. WE WILL TRY TO GET MORE ROOMS AT THE LOWER RATE FROM THE EVENTS PEOPLE AT THE HOTEL.

There is also a preliminary Agenda on the page as well.

We'll have more details as they become available, but please buy your tickets as soon as possible and book the Hotel Rooms.  Because of the proximity of Chicago to much of the Midwest USA, we expect this event to be fully subscribed.

Please post any questions you may have and we will try our best to provide answers.

The COVID Pandemic delayed our get-together, but now we are looking forward to this long overdue event.

Sincerely,

Your 2023 PagodaFest Planning Committee.



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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2023, 18:53:21 »
hi Mike,
I’ve booked tickets but I’m having difficulty using the link for the rooms it does not seem to work.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2023, 20:27:22 »
i"ve heard that.  I'll figure it out.  meanwhile, don't wait on the rooms.  Just CUT AND PASTE THE LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER.  THAT WORKS FOR SURE.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2023, 20:46:14 »
Link added to Forum post if not working properly in Eventbrite...

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