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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

Hi Everyone,

Last Labor Day weekend 2010 we held our 3rd annual Indianapolis Disney meet. Approximately 120 Disney fans attended from as far as Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Canada and all over Indiana.

Here are a couple of links to last year's main thread and Facebook page with meet information and pictures.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indy-Disney-Meet/153748061305300?ref=ts
Indianapolis DIS Meet - 3rd Annual - All Welcome - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com

The intent of the meet is to get to know other Disney enthusiasts like us and have some fun and laughs along the way. Like last year there will be no cost to attend this meet. We just ask that you bring a pitch-in food and/or drink item to share for the food table.

This meet is open to anyone willing to drive or even fly to the Indianapolis area. We'd love to have you join us. I'm hopeful to have several Hoosiers and other friends from other states join us in the Indianapolis area. If enough out-of-town guests join us we may have additional activities on the Friday night before the meet or the day after.

Please see below for meet information and details. Check this thread often for future details. We are planning an afternoon worth of fun Disney activities for kids and adults alike, prize drawings, contests and even some secret fun! :D We'll have more specific information the closer we get to Labor Day weekend.

Between now and Labor Day weekend I'll be updating this thread with meet information and attendees who will be joining us at the meet. Please post if you can attend the meet, how many guests will be joining your party including children and their ages. Even if you can't attend please post just to say hi!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to post them here or send me a private message (PM). If you are coming, considering joining us, or just want to follow along please feel free to join our official Facebook page here.
We hope to see you at the meet!

Indianapolis Disney Meet Information
Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Food: Pitch-In Format. Please post what you can bring so we don't duplicate dishes. Feel free to bring dishes you'd find at Disney World restaurants
Where: Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building
2003 Pleasant St
Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
Facility Information
http://www.hamiltonc...om/ovWinks.html
Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
http://www.mapquest....t&zipcode=46060[/b]

Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida
Some of the monetary proceeds we raise at the meet will go to Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida via the Power of 10 $1 Million dollar initiative. We will be conducting a few activities during the meet where the proceeds will go to benefit this wonderful charity on behalf of the The Power of 10.
To find out more about this wonderful organization click here.
Welcome to Give Kids The World

Deb Wills Avon Walk
Some of the monetary proceeds from the auctions and activities will go to benefit Deb Wills Avon Walk for breast cancer research. Her story is very inspirational and she's walking for a great cause. To learn more about Deb Wills efforts and her Avon Walk story please visit her Avon Walk website here.

There will be some great auction items to bid on. Some of the items may draw high bids or require higher minimum bids. Please come prepared if you wish to bid on these items to benefit Give Kids the World Village and Deb's Avon Walk for breast cancer.

Kids Activities: (Looking for Adult Voluntears) :)
Face Painting
Disney Animation Drawing Class
Coloring
Hula Hoop
Kidcot Fun Stop - Duffy the Disney Bear edition
Please post additional ideas for kids activites


Pin Trading Activities
Please feel free to bring your Disney pins for pin trading opportunities. There will be a table setup for pin displaying and trading during the meet. Whether you are a casual or serious pin trader feel free to share and trade them with your fellow Disney enthusiasts.

Prizes
Like last year prizes will be awarded at the top of each hour. You must be present to win.

ADP - Aaron (ADP), Kim & Anna (11) - All paper products & beverages
mdvlprof - Jennifer + 3
KristEn87 - Kristen & Evan
TLCoke - Tracey
Dan Murphy - Dan
harleys mom - & Scott
Dizney Mike - Mike
SoScary'09 - SoScary'09
dsiind - Doug & DD
Laurabearz - Laura
Merripoppins - Susan & Jason
Shellynn24 - Michelle, Ignacio (9), Leila (7), & Karina (4)
disneydiva1313 - Debbie
Michele - Michele, DH, DS (18), & DS (16)
amberdburke - Amber & DD
A.Mickey - Shanan, Jason, & Aaron
3PrinceMom - Courtney & 3 Boys (15,8,6)
smjj - smjj & DW
insoin - Scott
Nicholelyles - Nichole, Tim, Aurora (11), & Kamilah (7)
scrappinDW - Pam, Linda, & SIL Linda
disrailfan - Milford & Shawn
Crazydisneyman - Chris, Kim, Jenn, Ginny, & Abby
shellynn24 - Michelle, Nachito, Leila, Karina
jennz - Jennifer, Andy, Sarah, & Hannah
disneydiva1313 - Debbie
mommyceratops - Kim, & 2 Kids
Luckymomoftwo - Luckymomoftwo, DH, DS (11), & DD (8)
Delphinius18 - Theresa, Phil, & DS Jason
FairyGodmotherJen - Jen, Bryan, & 3Kids (10), (7), (3)
jaiwin - jaiwin, DH, & 3 Girls (18), (13), (12)
jedspad - jedspad & DH
daaasmith - daaasmith, DH, & 2 Kids

Total Number Attending So Far - 90
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:19 PM

Hi Everyone,
Our official Indianapolis Disney Meet logo has been created. Check it out!
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

Hi Everyone -

I've updated the list of attendees in post 1. A couple of Walt Disney World Moms Panelists will be attending the meet. It's a great opportunity to speak with them about their experience(s).

More information to come.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

Updated the attendee list. Hotel information for out of town guests will be posted in the near future.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:00 AM

Just a quick update. This years Indy Meet will be held in the same location as in previous years. This facility fits our space needs very well and allows us the flexibility to bring in our own food.

Where: Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building[/B]
2003 Pleasant St
Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
Facility Information
http://www.hamiltonc...om/ovWinks.html
Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
http://www.mapquest....t&zipcode=46060[/B]
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:02 AM

Hi Everyone -

Just a quick update. One of the items to give-a-way or auction off this year is a 3 night vacation package at the Universal Orlando resort. This package must be used during the weekend of 12/8 - 12/11 2011.

This package for up to 4 people includes:
- 3 nights at a select Universal Orlando onsite resort (Portofino Bay, Hard Rock Hotel, or the Royal Pacific Resort).
- 3 day park hopper passes for the Universal Orlando Resort

This package is very specific and must be used during the weekend specified above. Unfortunately, we can't make modfications to the package. This includes the dates.

As previously mentioned, we are not sure how we are giving this package away just yet. We'll have more details the closer we get to the meet. Stay Tuned!

I'll have a list of additinal prizes and silent auction items the closer we get to the meet.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:39 AM

For those wondering what the meet in Indianapolis is like please take a look at a few photos from last years meet. If you live in the midwest or beyond you won't want to miss this day of Disney fun.

Indianapolis DIS Meet - 3rd Annual - All Welcome - Page 15 - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

Number 425 of 500 Cast Member Edition signed Robert Olszewski Disneyland Monorail 1959 Mark I
If you want a chance to bid on this and other great items you'll want to visit The Crossroads of America - Indianapolis :)

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

If you have a trip to Disney World or Disneyland coming up we will be giving away several Disney gift cards as prizes from $10 to $50. Consider joining us on Saturday, Sept 3rd for your chance to win one of these gift cards and other fantastic prizes. Remember, this event is free. All we ask is you bring a food item to share at the food table.

Don't forget to Like us on our official Facebook page for further updates on the meet. See you soon! :)

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

We are two (Yes - 2!) weeks from the 4th Annual Indianapolis Disney Meet. The attendee list continues to grow. Don't forget if you are a Disney pin or Vinylmation trader make sure to bring all or part of your collection. We'll have a table dedicated to trading activities at the meet. See you there!
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:20 PM

Hi Everyone,

I've updated post #1 with a more accurrate attendee list. Don't forget, tons of prize give-a-ways, a silent auction to benefit charity, kids activities, food, fun, and a lot more. Our venue will be decorated in Mickey's color pallette. This event is totally free! Hope to see you at the best Disney Meet in the midwest. :)
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:20 AM

Hi Everyone,

The meet is fast approaching, this Saturday Sept 3rd. A couple things I wanted to mention.

- Don't forget to bring a food item to share with other guest at the meet.
- Representatives from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel will be at the meet. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have about the Moms Panel registration process which is set to open in a few weeks.
- The meet will start promptly at 1:00PM. We will be awarding prizes at the top of every hour including several Disney gift cards. The silent auction will start at 1:00PM and end at exactly 5:00PM. The meet will end at 6:00PM.

I need to update the attendee list, but we are now over 100 people who've signed up. Attending the meet is free so if you are in the area and need a Disney fix please stop by. Please continue to spread the word. Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday. :wizard:
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:39 PM

View PostADP, on 29 August 2011 - 08:20 AM, said:

Hi Everyone,

The meet is fast approaching, this Saturday Sept 3rd. A couple things I wanted to mention.

- Don't forget to bring a food item to share with other guest at the meet.
- Representatives from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel will be at the meet. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have about the Moms Panel registration process which is set to open in a few weeks.
- The meet will start promptly at 1:00PM. We will be awarding prizes at the top of every hour including several Disney gift cards. The silent auction will start at 1:00PM and end at exactly 5:00PM. The meet will end at 6:00PM.

I need to update the attendee list, but we are now over 100 people who've signed up. Attending the meet is free so if you are in the area and need a Disney fix please stop by. Please continue to spread the word. Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday. :wizard:


Looks like you can add 4 more to the list. See you tomorrow!

Rob
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:44 PM

View Postrob_wilson, on 02 September 2011 - 05:39 PM, said:

Looks like you can add 4 more to the list. See you tomorrow!

Rob

See you there Rob! I'll be at the venue around 8:00AM for the setup process. The meet starts at 1:00PM.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:47 PM

Okay - Last chance to spread the word about tomorrow's meet. We have over 120 people signed up to attend. Feel free to follow us on Facebook. I'll be posting live photos from the meet on our official Facebook page.
http://www.facebook....s=1313589411735

There's usually a few family's who don't hear about our meet until it's too late. Spread the word. :)

We are giving away lots of great prizes. I'm sitting hear looking at hundreds of dollars in Disney gift cards... :) Admission to the meet is free which means you could come to the meet, have a great time, possibly win a great prize, and have a Dole Whip all at no cost to you. If you are in the area please consider stopping by and supporting Give Kids World Village. A great time will be had by all. We hope to see you there! :D
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:39 PM

Kim, Anna, and I are so appreciative of everyone who came to the meet and supported Give Kids the World.

The meet has always been about getting together with Disney fans at least one time each year. It's kind of funny, but we talk on the boards several times a month, but when it comes to seeing and talking to each other face-to-face it rarely happens. When we plan family vacations to Disney parks we rarely see each other because our vacations don't match up. This is our chance to see each other, talk about what we have in common, and have a great time sharing our Disney passion.

Although we try and raise as much money for Give Kids the World as we can I don't want to overemphasize fundraising because it can sometimes take away from the fun we want to enjoy during the meet. This is why we don't charge anything for admission or for Dole Whip, etc. I hope you all feel we struck a good balance between fundraising and meet enjoyment.

Thanks to everyone (and I mean everyone) because without your support the meet wouldn't be what it is. It takes people to show up, bring their food, reach out to other people in the venue, and show their generosity. We all share in making the meet enjoyable. I personally saw a lot of generosity yesterday at the meet; the 50/50 raffle winner donated the money back to GKTW, guests who walked up to me or Kim and handed us a donation (including a family who will be visiting GKTW this October), the WDW Mom's Panel who graciously donated free handouts, and those guests who donated to other GKTW fundraising efforts. Thanks to those who helped run the face-painting, kids tattoo, and Indy Meet ornament table. We even had a special person who could write in Japanese volunteer to write names in Japanese on the back of the ornaments and Duffy Bears. I don't know about everyone else, but I ate so much Dole Whip yesterday I started turning yellow as the meet progressed. :) Again...We can't thank you enough for supporting the meet the way you did. It was very heart-warming.

Here are the totals from the meet.

- Attended - 108
- Money raised for GKTW - $3,100. Some of this money was donated before the meet and for other GKTW fundraising efforts like the Muddy Buddy Challenge and Disneyland Tinkerbell Half Marathon.
- 25 Indy Meet ornaments built
- 30 Duffy Bears created
- 192 Dole Whips consumed
- Approximately 55 Mickey Rice Krispy treats enjoyed.
- Several character photo ops

If anyone who couldn't attend the meet would still like to make a donation to Give Kids the World please feel free to do so through our First Giving page.
http://www.firstgivi...fundraisingpage

Again - THANK YOU for attending the meet. We hope for those of you who haven't been to the parks in a while, or have been to the parks several times found the meet a nice way to get your Disney fix in Central Indiana.

See you next year!
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