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Who is going to NRG 2016-San Diego?


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#21
Kurt Van Dahm

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Only if the tie is marked for wear with a Hawaiian shirt.  Maybe a Jerry Garcia tie Hawaiian shirt combo would work.

Have to do some research into this.

Kurt


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I will be attending the San Diego NRG conference. Should have a Hawaiian shirt but was thinking something more simple.


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Kurt Van Dahm

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Please don't feel that a Hawaiian shirt is required - in fact I have taken flack from some who think the Chairman should wear a suit and tie - NOT going to happen.  But my term as Chairman will be up next year so I will attend after that as a Director in a Hawaiian shirt as I did before.

 

I retired in 1997 and have not worn a tie sinceStarted wearing the Hawaiian shirts to conferences in 2004 and I am usually all alone.

 

The attire for the banquet has been listed as business casual.  As long as you are comfortable and have fun all is well.  Dress comfortably.

 

Kurt


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GuntherMT

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It's San Diego.  Shorts, T-shirt and flip flops is business casual.  :)


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It's San Diego.  Shorts, T-shirt and flip flops is business casual.   :)

 

Ah.. the same as Seattle then?  Oh wait.. up there it's cargo shorts.


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Chuck Seiler

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Cargo shorts and umbrellas.  :D


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Jack12477

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Heck, that's been the attire around here for 2 decades except instead of Hawaiian shirts it's Tie-Dye'd shirts, shorts/cargo shorts and flip flops/sandals - the "real upscale" wear Birkenstocks instead of flip-flops  ;)  

 

But loved the Hawaiian shirt at NRG Mystic, Kurt ! :D


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Everyone, I wanted to say, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting those of you who were at the conference and want to thank the Directors for the great job they did putting it all together.
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Chuck Seiler

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I'll second that.  In addition, it was great re-connecting with many I have not seen in awhile and putting faces to names for those I know from here.


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Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
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Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
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18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
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Being my first NRG conference, I was impressed with what and who I saw, even though was only there for the one day. I especially personally enjoyed the presentation about working with brass. Am looking forward to attending others in the future.


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I thought that the Fireman's drill in the hotel Saturday nite was particularly effective...........


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Where will it be next year?  Thanks,

 

John


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This was also my first conference and would like to thank the directors for doing such a great job especially with the last minute changes imposed by the hotel. I would also wish to thank Kurt for inviting me to be a speaker and affording me the opportunity not only to present, but to also answer many questions during the round table groups in working with brass and other topics that popped up.

 

Driving back we also discovered and jewel of model ship collections and 15th and 16th original Dutch maritime paintings at the Ventura/Oxnard Maritime Museum. Very many jaw dropping examples of models dating back to 1780 to the present. All collections are on loan from private collections and I would encourage all to put this on their must visit list and plan at least a minimum of 3-4 hours to enjoy. I would recommend this as a future site for a conference if it were not for it isolation from a near large airport.

 

Here is a link explore their site and enjoy!

http://www.cimmvc.org/models/


Edited by xken, 13 October 2016 - 05:04 AM.

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Chuck Seiler

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Where will it be next year?  Thanks,

 

John

St. Petersburg, FL


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Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


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Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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Chuck Seiler

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I thought that the Fireman's drill in the hotel Saturday nite was particularly effective...........

Those of us in the lounge, on our 4th cocktail, found it interesting and amusing.  Those that had to walk down the stairs from the 20th floor didn't seem to be as amused. 

 

The appropriately be-decked parade of firemen was interesting (although none were wearing Hawaiian shirts...that I could see).  Top that St. Petersburg!!!


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Chuck Seiler
San Diego Ship Modelers Guild
Nautical Research Guild

 
Current Build:
Continental Sloop PROVIDENCE
Continental Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (1/2" Scale Model Shipways Kit)
Colonial Schooner SULTANA (scratch from Model Expo Plans)


On Hold:
Colonial Pinnace VIRGINIA (1607)(scratch)
18th Century Longboat (Model Expo Kit)
 
Completed:
Missouri Riverboat FAR WEST (1876) Scratch
1776 Gunboat PHILADELPHIA (Scratch 1/4 scale-Model Shipways plans)


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We were on the 19th floor and with a bad back I decided to sit it out in our room waiting for updates since my wife called down and they said that they would call us back with updates. In the meantime, we watched the firemen below with the trucks and gear and also watched the smoke billow out what must have been an elevator shaft vent. Once we saw the firemen packing up their gear and no more smoke out the vent we figured it was all over even though the alarm still blared away. We finally got a call back to stay put in the room. The TV news said that a curtain on the 7th floor was set on fire which caused all the excitement. 

This will be hard to top next year!

 

Looking down on the trucks.

 

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Edited by xken, 10 October 2016 - 07:12 PM.

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Kurt Van Dahm

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Chuck:

In all my years on the FD I never once wore a Hawaiian shirt to a fire - other than pig roasts at my brother's place.

Kurt


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We were on the 22nd floor and made the trip down the stairs. All the while cursing ourselves out for picking a room with a view! On our return, the elevator stopped on 7 and we got to see the firemen standing around the brunt remains of the curtain. Polyester really sinks when burned!

Luckily for us anyway, the smell did not make it to our floor.

Edited by robnbill, 10 October 2016 - 07:07 PM.

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tlevine

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To fill in the folk  who did not make it to San Diego, shortly after the banquet finished on Saturday night, there was the aforementioned fire.  Of note is that during all the commotion (the alarms were so loud you could barely hear the person next to you) the hotel bar was doing a land office business!  

 

It was a great conference I would like to thank everyone for coming.  Hope to see many more of you next year in St. Petersburg.


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How about some photos from the NRG meeting for those of us unable to attend?


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