Author Topic: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?  (Read 1602 times)

Offline Fred

  • Founder and AOC Member
  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11180
One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« on: January 02, 2009, 07:57:52 PM »

     Say, is anyone alive in the state of Florida?

     Anyone there a patriot, and on this site?

     If so, are you willing to let this event "go down the tubes"?

     I sure hope there's at least one Floridian who cares. Who cares about this Appleseed program.

     Maybe you guys are still celebrating the election - or getting ready and jazzed for the inauguration, investing in some big plasmas for that "you are there" look.

     Or maybe Elton John is coming to town? (Now, that, I can understand - who wouldn't ditch an Appleseed to see EJ? #))

     Is Florida hopeless?

     Two years after the second biggest Appleseed - which was in Florida - and we get FOUR pre-regs to celebrate that achievement?

     We don't have much time left. If you're on this site, reading this, consider this an emergency call to action, and get working on your friends, relatives, family, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else to get them to this shoot. It's bound to be a quality shoot, with an instructor pupil ratio of one instructor for each pupil.

     Where can you get that kind of attention for the $70 Dad pays, while Mom and the kids shoot free?

     It doesn't matter how far you live from this event, because you are going to car-pool anyway, and gas is down so cheap you need to burn some of it to help save the country.

     In the meantime, Floridians, the ball is in your court.

     You can make this AS, or you can break it.

     This is a volunteer program, so you choose...

     But I'm thinking there's so many places in this country where we can go, that maybe we should pull out of Florida after this fiasco shoot, and put the resources in better locations where Americans still respond to the call...

     Yes, the ball is in your court...
"Ready to eat dirt and sweat bore solvent?" - Ask me how to become an RWVA volunteer!

      "...but he that stands it now, deserves the thanks of man and woman alike..."   Paine

     "If you can read this without a silly British accent, thank a Revolutionary War veteran" - Anon.

     "We have it in our power to begin the world over again" - Thomas Paine

     What about it, do-nothings? You heard the man, jump on in...

Offline RifleWoman

  • Retired Shoot Boss
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3899
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 08:10:48 PM »
Maybe we should send all the extra Californians that won't be able to fit into the Sacramento Appleseed to Florida. Luckily we were able to get another range to handle some of the over flow for that one.  California beat out Florida?  That just isn't going to look good on the pages of SGN  :-[ 

Come on guys, you can avoid the inevitable embarrassment and razing from Fred.  Just think about it a whole year of Fredisms.   :-\  I'm worried for you.  SAVE YOURSELVES!!   :o
Many hands make light work and easy bailing.

Offline funfaler

  • Retired Applecore
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3995
  • "Looking for a 'Few Good Apples'!"
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 09:29:41 PM »
Hot Dog!  There is hope for Kentucky after all! 

Imagine, having 100 on the line, then back sliding, right past Kentucky to just 4, that is achievement that is to be admired. 

Good to see that Florida is in such good shape that there is no need for Appleseed, just 49 more states to go, we will have this whole "preserving a nation" thing licked.

I have sent many messages, we will see if anyone down there is awake, sad  :'(

The dips in your couch will go away if you get up and take the Seventh Step!

Offline hawkhavn

  • Inactive Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2507
  • 17 down, 33 to go
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 09:56:43 PM »
Well, I know I will be spending the weekend hammering some boards and forums trying to get PHenry's numbers up.  That is too beautiful a range not to have riflemen shoulder to shoulder, especially in freaking January!  We are sending a Hoosier down to swell the ranks though, you know if the other states would each send one, we'd be up to great numbers in a hurry.  How about it, have any friends/relatives/in-laws or out-laws in South Florida that need a wake up call??? Drop the dime--NOW

Hawkhavn

Offline PHenry

  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3588
  • 2A - The Original Homeland Security
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 12:37:29 PM »
Well, I am "feeling the love" now. Sure, it's a tough love, but any love is better than none when the ship is going down.

#1 Like Hawk said - this is a great venue and January is primo weather here.

#2 Like RW said - This isn't going to look good in SGN - Ouch!

#3 Like Fred said - this is a volunteer program - PM me or ITsanSKS for promo ideas.

The weather is beyond nice - come on out and learn to shoot like a Rifleman! Procrastinators will suffer the wrath of the Florida sun later!  ++)

The holidays are over - time to get busy on the tradition! Huzzaaah!
Para ser Libre, un Hombre debe tener tres cosas. La Tierra, una Educacion, y un Fusil. Siempre, un Fusil!  Emiliano Zapata

Offline ItsanSKS

  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2047
  • Buy a rifle, then LEARN TO SHOOT IT!
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009, 02:51:46 AM »
This is no Failed Appleseed.  There are no *Failed* Appleseeds.

A single American, woken up to the Heritage of our forefathers, immersed in the Marksmanship Tradition of this great Nation is cause enough to rejoice- and we have the potential to reach FOUR at a single time!

Very few, if any programs in existence today have such a direct effect on the Americanus Dufus' psyche as Appleseed, and with each new Rifleman that Appleseed produces, there are two more hands for bailing. 

 
While attendance may be low, and I accept blame for that, I know that our (FOUR?!) attendees will be of the caliber of all our shoots in the Sunshine State.   

Even if only four make it out there next weekend, (and I pray for more) they will receive some of the best marksmanship training money can buy, and a heaping dose of Heritage and Tradition thrown in for good measure.


In other news,  I have been working on promoting this, and our other Florida shoots on various Florida-centric web forums, such as TampaForums.com, Topix.com, Craigslist.com, and many others..  As a result of these promotional efforts,  I am proud to announce a new partner for the southern states, www.southernguntrader.com - the administrator there has graciously provided us with forum space to promote and discuss our events.  While this website is new, by getting in on the ground floor, we have a fantastic opportunity to help mold this website into the best it can become.  Contact me via PM to coordinate dissemination of information on this site.

ItsanSKS,
Florida State Coordinator (In Training)
"Those who would trade an ounce of liberty for an ounce of safety deserve neither."

"To save us both time in the future... how about you give me the combo to your safe and I'll give you the pin number to my bank account..."

Offline Fred

  • Founder and AOC Member
  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11180
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009, 07:49:33 AM »

    Brothers, spoken in the true spirit of Appleseed!

    Maybe there is hope!

    Sure wish we had some more people from Florida on this site - statistically, there should be about 40...

     Anyone else?
"Ready to eat dirt and sweat bore solvent?" - Ask me how to become an RWVA volunteer!

      "...but he that stands it now, deserves the thanks of man and woman alike..."   Paine

     "If you can read this without a silly British accent, thank a Revolutionary War veteran" - Anon.

     "We have it in our power to begin the world over again" - Thomas Paine

     What about it, do-nothings? You heard the man, jump on in...

Offline PHenry

  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3588
  • 2A - The Original Homeland Security
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009, 07:13:18 PM »
Fred,
Easy to see why I asked ItsanSKS to step up and take over as SC for Florida isn't it? He's better at it than I am - younger and better looking too!  O0

I just sent out a "mass Email" - something I might have done a month ago - hopefully that will wake a few more up. Learning, but still have a long road to travel.

I am studying hard as I always do before an event to make sure I am at my best, but I will also begin working on getting the word out for our first IBC of the year at Hernando on January 29 / 30 (to be followed by the Jan 31 / Feb 1st event). With DragonWood as Master Instructor - that is sure to be a great opp to learn the Appleseeds way.

Florida - we are being shamed by California - a state with a "feriner" for a governor! Aaaaaghhhhhhhhhh!  !@#)
Para ser Libre, un Hombre debe tener tres cosas. La Tierra, una Educacion, y un Fusil. Siempre, un Fusil!  Emiliano Zapata

Offline mlle.yotnottin

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »
Hey PHenry! We had a group of 3 from Orlando at the last event at Myakka City, we have a group of 5 (plus 2 waffling) coming for the Hernando event at the end of January.  Who knows, we might have 10 for the next event.  Don't despair.  We Floridians are out here and interested but some folks take more nudging than others.  Or maybe they're just too weary and it takes longer for a message of hope to sink in.

Are there any official flyers, posters or other promotional material available for RWVA or individual events? We would be happy to publicize these events at our business, small though it be. We already promote by word of mouth but I think a real piece of paper with factual information we could hand out would be much more effective.

If nothing is available let me know and I'll see if I can come up with something that can be downloaded and printed out.

Mlle. Yotnottin
Point me in some direction and pull my trigger







Offline Fred

  • Founder and AOC Member
  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11180
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 01:49:10 AM »

    Check http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?board=58.0 for various downloadable flyers.
"Ready to eat dirt and sweat bore solvent?" - Ask me how to become an RWVA volunteer!

      "...but he that stands it now, deserves the thanks of man and woman alike..."   Paine

     "If you can read this without a silly British accent, thank a Revolutionary War veteran" - Anon.

     "We have it in our power to begin the world over again" - Thomas Paine

     What about it, do-nothings? You heard the man, jump on in...

Offline LayloPro

  • Inactive Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1100
  • Appleseed...turning rifle owners, into Riflemen...
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 03:28:48 AM »
Yo, PHenry!!

Don't be bagging on our resident RINO!!! At least he isn't under investigation for anything......that we know of...... @&)

I'm amazed you guys don't have a bigger turnout, with all the "Snowbirds" down your way right now....
maybe you need to let 'em know you'll let them borrow LTR's or something......they can't all be cold frozen, can they?

Trying to help you out here buddy, but something tells me Fred's gonna start having some of us from Cali fly out there or something......who knows?? **) ++) O0
And it won't be for the sunshine, either...... **)
You -can't- let that happen, can you??

Have a "furrin' rocker" on the YOUR line?? One that says "CALIFORNIA"???
Oooohhhh, the shame!!! OOOhhhhhh, the humanity!!! **) **)
 
Let's not let this happen in -your- state, shall we?? @)

LLP

"The truth only hurts if you're guilty." 

"Fast / cheap / good....you only get 2....Your choice."

"Amateurs talk hardware. Professionals talk software. It doesn't matter what's in your hand or between your legs. It matters what's in your heart and in your mind." Lt Col. Dave Grossman.

Offline hawkhavn

  • Inactive Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2507
  • 17 down, 33 to go
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 09:03:02 AM »
Well, the good news is PHenry and company have managed to TRIPLE their numbers in 4 days.
Good going guys!

HH

Offline PHenry

  • Master Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3588
  • 2A - The Original Homeland Security
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 03:38:01 PM »
Ahhh the love - it just keeps rolling in. Some is sweet and some is tough, but it all feels good.

Laylopro - I wouldn't pack yer bags jist yet sir - we are merely slower out of the gate down hereabouts. We'll pick up the pace as we go and become a freight train that cannot be stopped before long. I just dropped the ball around the holidays, and it will happen again next year. The difference is that I will see it coming and prepare further in advance. This is all still fairly new to me - just made red hat late last year!

Truth be told - I like your RINO. I was worried over him until that budget issue. The legislature refused to balance the budget so Aaaaahnold balanced it for them. We could use a little more, oh heck, we could use a lot more of that in gubmint!

RW just sent out a mass Email for me yesterday, so who knows. It ain't over till it's over and I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.  ???

Shoot, this Myakka event has drawn me more attention than last year's Hernando event (51 rifles on the line that were near as long as a football field!). I guess the squeaky wheel gets the most love.  <:)

Thanks to all for your words of encouragement.

PH
Para ser Libre, un Hombre debe tener tres cosas. La Tierra, una Educacion, y un Fusil. Siempre, un Fusil!  Emiliano Zapata

Offline LayloPro

  • Inactive Instructor
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1100
  • Appleseed...turning rifle owners, into Riflemen...
Re: One week to Myakka City AS - and FOUR pre-regs?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 08:19:58 PM »
Trey,

You are a very good man, in a great cause.......
I like you because you "get it"......and know when your chain is being tugged on, cross country..... **) @@) 8)
(after 5 teenagers, I -know- about a 'lil' bit about "tough love"!) &)

Our "favorite RINO" is not doing as good a job as he might....he got slapped pretty hard a few years ago in a special election, and decided to play more on the Socialist side of the aisle.....and even tho' he is threatening veto on the Socialist budget, he will still most likely go along with a 10-11% sales tax to appease "everyone"......Called him a few years ago to let him know he had lost my vote forever.....do not let your own sight be fogged, young Jedi!! #)
Which only brings forth the need for -MORE- Cali Appleseeds....we have -sooooo- got to get these folks (regular Americans) minds right about what is happening in our state & how to combat it.....and how to set it back to the beauty it once was....... O0

Florida has much the same good stuff going on for it that Cali does (altho, you guys get a -much- better CCW package!!)....but, we also deal with the same problems of folks who just do not want to lift their heads outa the feed trough long enough to see what is actually happening....and when you add in all the "dummies" that think we are actually better off without a means to protect ourselves, our families, our country.......we have attendance problems...... :-[
We have to talk to more of the right folks....... @@)
And having a great team to back you up is a Godsend! O0 More good folks make it all easier....and they all have some great strengths.....one of the best parts of the whole AS thing, is the caliber of folks we get to meet......probably THE best part! O0 <:) As Bob210 has been heard to say: "Can you believe we get to do this??" <:)

OK, did not intend to jack your thread.....you guys are gonna be rockin'....we all have faith in you & your state...and your folks......To quote Tow Mather: "Git it on!!"

LLP

"The truth only hurts if you're guilty." 

"Fast / cheap / good....you only get 2....Your choice."

"Amateurs talk hardware. Professionals talk software. It doesn't matter what's in your hand or between your legs. It matters what's in your heart and in your mind." Lt Col. Dave Grossman.