View Full Version : Meeting to discuss a Northwest England Mega Event

27th September 2009, 07:33 PM
Originally posted on the GC.com forum - I thought it best repeated here too:

It has been suggested that the Northwest of England hosts a Mega Event, sometime after 2011. We have some great places to visit, a very active caching community and some frankly brilliant caches https://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif

I've organised an open meeting for anyone interested in a Northwest Mega Event to discuss it. We'll have a real live reviewer coming along to tell us about what planning a Mega Event entails, as well as one of the Mega 1 committee who can tell us exactly what planning a successful Mega feels like!
Anyone who wants to attend is welcome, especially if you'd be prepared to take on some of the challenge of organising such an event.

The meeting is at Thelwall Parish Hall, near Warrington, on Sunday 18th October between 4pm and 6pm.
The coordinates are: N 53 23.008 W 002 31.415
After the meeting, at 6pm, there is an event at the nearby Pickering Arms, if you'd like some food and drink - GC1Z4BM :cheers:

If you're interested in being involved in a Northwest Mega Event but can't make this meeting, please get in touch with me. I'll let you know what gets discussed at the meeting and, if it is decided to organise a Mega in this region, what opportunities there will be to get involved https://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

21st October 2009, 11:53 AM
Just to update you all on the outcome of this meeting, we had a good turnout and were able to go through the pros and cons of hosting a Mega Event before making a decision on whether we wanted to host one!

The outcome of the meeting was that we have formed a committee in order to organise a Mega Event during the summer of 2012. Now the hard work begins - fundraising, finding a suitable host city and venue, looking for accommodation, planning how to entertain our visitors... the list goes on!

I look forward to welcoming you all to the Northwest in 2012 https://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif