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Default NY - 5th Annual Flower City Gathering (Rochester)

Saturday, October 20, 2012
10am – 5pm
Parkminster Presbyterian Church
2710 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624

This event is being hosted by:
Lauri (Auntielauri) and

Our Gathering now has it's own email address!! Please send any emails to:

Please note that this thread is our primary method of communication, so please refer to it often to be kept up to date on any additional or updated information.


Cost $29.00, due by October 1, 2012
Morning snacks & coffee
Catered lunch
Goodie bags for everyone
Door prizes
Group projects

This gathering is limited to the first 75 paid registrations.


We would like to use the name tags we used last year as our "official" gathering name tag. Please annotate on your registration form if you do not have one or need a new one or have yours from last year.


Registration Form:
Please see the bottom of this post for the registration form to print and send with your payment.

Please send your payment to:
Lauri Patnode
149 Spruce Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611

There are no refunds, however you may offer your spot to somebody else.


Supplies: Please see post #2 for supply list. Please check back for updates for updated supplied needed.

Shoebox Project Information:
This is the only mandatory part of the day which will take place first on our schedule

**Please have your shoebox completely prepared and ready to go when you arrive for the gathering. Unfortunately, I have had complaints in past years of people not having their shoebox projects ready for their tablemates to work on, making this reminder necessary. If you don't arrive with a completed and ready to go shoebox project, your tablemates are not obligated to allow you to do the project they have prepared. Prepared means having all of the elements of your pre planned project prepared and ready for your tablemates. Tossing a bunch of random supplies on the table and instructing people to "create whatever they would like" is not acceptable. Please be considerate of others and extend the courtesy of having your shoebox project ready when you arrive. Thanks!!**

*Your shoebox project can be anything stamped*

• If you are making a card, we will make FULL cards using at least one embellishment (ribbon, brads, buttons, etc).
• Quality CS is a MUST!
• Please have all card pieces pre-cut.
• Please bring stamps or other items for your project
• Please include instructions (aka: recipes), tips and any other important information.
• Please bring four extra completed shoe box projects. You will use one as your sample at your table, two for hostess gifts and one for a door prize.
• You may make other projects keeping in mind it should not take more than 10-12 mins to complete.
• We estimate having approx. 8 people at each table and will give final numbers when we have a final count.


Marsie is our swap hostess. You can also feel free to email her at the gathering email and I will forward it to her. Please follow the requirements below and if you are joining the SU only, please use only current SU products. Please note that if you sign up for a swap and do not fulfill your commitment, you will not receive any swaps from the others in your group.

We will have 7 swaps:
1. Card front – SU only
2. Card Front – NVR
3. 6x6 recipe swap
4. 6x6 scrapbook (2 page layout)
5. ATC – Artist Trading Card
6. 3D Item swap
7. Rolodex card swap (card size will be 4 x 2 5/8 – the same size as the SU!/Sizzix Big Shot die)

Swaps are not mandatory – you may participate in as few or as many as you would like. Please remember to showcase your best work using quality products. You must use at least two layers and one embellishment on each swap – thanks!!

Handmade Gift Exchange
We will exchange handmade gifts. Please be sure that your gift is handmade and something to do with paper crafting. Please do not bring a non paper crafted gift. For those wishing to participate, please bring a handmade gift with a value of approx. $5.00. Please be sure your gift is wrapped with your name so the person who receives it knows who to thank!!


We are going to be donating cards to the Journey Home Hospice this year. Please read about their organization here:

Journey Home Inc - Rochester, NY

They are in need of thank you cards and general use cards only. Due to the nature of their organization, cards such as birthday, get well, new baby, wedding and those for specific holidays (which could not be used as thank you cards) etc. are not needed. If possible, it would be helpful to donate an envelope with your card. We will again have a special prize drawing for anybody who donates cards to this cause. Just an FYI – their logo is a butterfly!!

We are also having a 2nd special prize drawing for anybody who donates something for the Journey Home’s wish list:

Journey Home Wish List

Large Rubbermaid Containers
Paper Goods- paper towels, toilet paper and tissues
Antibacterial Liquid Soaps
Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes
Wegmans, Sams and OfficeMax Gift Cards
Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
Small Garbage Bags
Lysol- Spray
Swiffer Wet Jet Refills-Floor and Dusters
Kitchen Clorox cleaner
Snacks & Diet & Regular Soda
Post it Notes
HE only, Detergent with Bleach
Colored Paper for Copier
Paper Clips, Tape, Pens and Pencils

You will receive 2 tickets for the drawing for the first item off of the list that you donate. Anybody donating 2 items or more will receive 4 tickets for each item donated!!

The reason that we have chosen Journey Home as the recipient of our donations is because of the incredible work they do. I have a personal friend, Kim Lucas, who volunteers there – not only does she volunteer there, but her Mother passed away there as well. It is truly an amazing place for people to be able to live out their last days. When Kim’s mom was there, there were gracious enough to let my sister use their kitchen to make to make a home made fettuccini alfredo dinner for several people with no questions asked as their goal is for everybody to feel like they are at home – patients as well as guests.

Hope to see you all at the gathering!
Lauri and Marsie
Attached Files
File Type: doc 2012 Reg. Form.doc (26.5 KB, 99 views)
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the courage to change the ONE I can,

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