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    Happy New Year everyone. I know most of you still have your displays going for a few more nights or have already started to tear down, but we have already locked our date for our annual get together.

    Saturday May 3rd.

    Nancy Foley graciously wants to host us at her house in Olympia, WA. This has been an awesome location and event for over 10 years now, and we have gotten bigger each year. We will still have the Set Up Gathering and Pizza Meet & Greet on Friday for those in the area or staying in the area.

    This notice is to reserve your calendars for the date, and to provide suggestions for subject matter. More to follow as the planning progresses.
     
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    Sorry everyone for the delay in pushing info. We are still a go for Saturday May 3rd. Sponsor listing to follow

    There is the annual Pizza Feast the evening before for those who come in from out of town.

    We are asking for potential subject matter you are interested in. Currently there are 5 items in our agenda so far and we are looking to fill it in with input from you.

    Some suggested topics - EMT Bending

    Friday May 2nd - Afternoon - Set up at the Foley's
    Night Pizza Feast Meet & Greet - 5:30pm
    Farrelli'sPizza & Pool Co
    4870 Yelm Hwy SE
    Lacey, WA
    360-493-2090

    Saturday May 3rd:
    Nancy Foley
    4842 Thompson Lane SE
    Olympia, WA 9851

    7:30am - 8:30am - Meet and Greet, Swap Meet, Networking, coffee, donuts
    8:30am to 6:00pm - CLAP start (NOTE WE START AT 8:30am)

    Current Agenda:
    1. Welcome/Introductions
    2. Xlights/Nutcracker
    3. Display Details Roundtable (Open moderated forum)
    4. Broadcasting your display (FM Transmission, set up, concerns)
    5. LED Repair
    6. The Art and Presentation of a Christmas Display: The Holy Grail

    Give us your input look forward to seeing everyone soon.
     
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    I will give this a bit of a bump with an update:

    To the Agends:

    LED Repair - Shortening/Customizing length
    Raspberry Pi - Overview and use

    Our Sponsors always seem to come through for us please support them:

    3G Lighting
    Creative Displays Inc.
    Reindeers
    Christmas LEDs
    Demented Elf
    Holiday Coro
    Seasonal Entertainment

    Hope to see you on May 3rd.
     
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    Adding Winklebottom's to our Sponsor list, Thanks Gregg!

    One more agenda item - 2D RGB Tree Construction

    This is still a free event, in one of the best locations in the country. Nancy Foley graciously pops for lunch, and others spring for drinks and donuts for the morning.

    Please RSVP and let us know if you are going to make it. We need an accurate head count. Post here, IM me, or send an email. Hope to see you all in May!
     
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    We are 18 days away CLAP on May 3rd! Final update to Sponsor list and agenda.

    Looking for RSVP's to finalize the head count for lunch: This is a free event for all to attend, but we need to ensure we plan accordingly.

    Friday May 2nd - Afternoon - Set up at the Foley's
    Night Pizza Feast Meet & Greet - 5:30pm
    Farrelli'sPizza & Pool Co
    4870 Yelm HwySE

    [/size]Lacey, WA
    360-493-2090

    Saturday May 3rd:
    Nancy Foley
    4842Thompson Lane SE
    Olympia, WA 9851

    7:30am - 8:30am - Meet and Greet, Swap Meet, Networking, coffee, donuts
    8:30am to 6:00pm - CLAP start (NOTE WE START AT 8:30am)

    Current Agenda:
    1. Welcome/Introductions
    2. Raspberry Pi / Xlights / Nutcracker

    3. Display Details Roundtable (Open moderated forum)
    4. 2D Pixel Tree Design and Execution
    5. Broadcasting your display (FM Transmission, set up, concerns)
    6. LED - Repair / Lengthening / Shortening
    7. The Art and Presentation of a Christmas Display: The Holy Grail

    Please acknowledge our generous sponsors when you interact with them:

    3G Lighting
    Creative Displays Inc.
    Reindeers
    Christmas LEDs
    Demented Elf
    Seasonal Entertainment
    Christmas Light Show

    [/size]Winklebottoms

    There will be plenty of hardware and cool stuff to look at as Show & Tell as always. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
     
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    Just when I thought things were settling down, BANG! 2 more sponsors for our event. Please RSVP if you are coming so we can plan lunch accordingly.

    Thanks to:
    Mclendon Hardware
    DigiPointe LaserWorks
     
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    We are ONE day away from CLAP! Looking forward to seeing everyone either this afternoon at setup/pizza or tomorrow morning.
     
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    I wanted to thank all our presenters who did an outstanding job with the subject matter. We always appreciate you taking time to prep and deliver great topics.

    Thanks Nancy again for all your gracious generosity and allowing us to continue a tradition.

    Thanks especially to everyone who attended. Your support, comments and participation continue to provide inspiration to me.

    I will work with Daryl to get the materials posted to - http://nwclap.org/

    and Kevin's site - http://www.christmasinkent.com/CLAP2014.htm

    Many thanks again to our Sponsors above. plus Dean Davis (Falcon) of Renard PLUS, Charles Enos & Pete Peters for their added donations and support of our meeting. See you all next year!

    ALSO! don't for get our sponsor who have supplied extra CLAP discounts. Reinders, 3G Lighting and Dennis Eaton with the Eaton Puck. IM me for the codes if you did not pick up a flyer.
     

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