Arizona All Nissan Club

Club Information => Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon => Topic started by: Stone on May 04, 2010, 08:00:40 AM

Title: Toys for Tots Shirts LOCKED
Post by: Stone on May 04, 2010, 08:00:40 AM
Just a reminder that this years event is August 7-8th.

Thanks
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 04, 2010, 09:08:40 AM
Thanks for the heads up Marshall.

If you have never been to the Fat Tire/Toys 4 Tots event, it is a kick a$$ event that we volunteer our trucks & time at in conjunction with SWANKy. We provide SAG (stop and go) support along the 65mi course for the bike riders. There is a raffle and a fajita dinner provided afterwards. breakfast Sunday is also provided, if you are awake after a night of drinking FREE New Belgium beer.  8)

All proceeds benefit Marine League Charities & Flagstaff Toys 4 Tots. The Nissan crew has been involved in this event for many many years. Last year we had something like 23 trucks & donated nearly $1000 as a group; in addition to all the raffle tix purchased... It is always good times.  8)

Most people head up Friday afternoon, camp then work the event Saturday, camp, then head out Sunday morning. Mark your calendars and ask your boss for a Friday afternoon off.  ;)
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: Critchley on May 04, 2010, 10:37:22 AM
Date is saved as a definite, although my attendence will be determined by the status of the new addition to the family arrival is pushed up or still toward the end of August....

I hope to pass on the Critchley name........

Think they will fill an igloo water cooler full of beer this year?
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: mbs00 on May 04, 2010, 01:14:00 PM
I already took the 8th and 9th off to make this event. We are going to camp one extra night on our way back home.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: AZ-Ted on May 04, 2010, 09:01:18 PM
Hey Marshall, were you able to find out about becoming an "official sponsor" of the Fat Tire event?  It would be cool if we could get a little more exposure for the club (on the t-shirts).  Like T-Ray mentioned, we raised a lot of money last year, so I would think we would be able to duplicate that this year.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 04, 2010, 09:11:10 PM
I emailed 'the Michelle's' directly yesterday expressing our interest in becoming an 'official' sponsor & maybe a logo on the shirts, haven't heard back yet.  ??? I imagine the deadline would be no less than 30 days out from the event though.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: mbs00 on May 05, 2010, 06:10:05 PM
I emailed 'the Michelle's' directly yesterday expressing our interest in becoming an 'official' sponsor & maybe a logo on the shirts, haven't heard back yet.  ??? I imagine the deadline would be no less than 30 days out from the event though.


http://www.flag2gc.com/SponsorshipPacket.pdf (http://www.flag2gc.com/SponsorshipPacket.pdf)

Looks like $1000 to have our logo on the back of the shirt
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: AZ-Ted on May 05, 2010, 11:10:24 PM
I emailed 'the Michelle's' directly yesterday expressing our interest in becoming an 'official' sponsor & maybe a logo on the shirts, haven't heard back yet.  ??? I imagine the deadline would be no less than 30 days out from the event though.


http://www.flag2gc.com/SponsorshipPacket.pdf (http://www.flag2gc.com/SponsorshipPacket.pdf)

Looks like $1000 to have our logo on the back of the shirt

Interesting...I know that in previous years, it was only $500.  I cannot front the $1,000.  I would be willing to put up whatever the entrance fee for the riders is...something like $120 - unless that went up too.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: mbs00 on May 06, 2010, 12:02:15 AM
I think I read that the riders fee was only $100. I originally thought it was $125 also.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 10, 2010, 11:09:32 AM
Weeeelll...I heard back from the Michelle's about sponsoring the event. It is, as stated above, $1000 to have our logo on the shirts, banner hung up at the staging area, and name mentioned during the raffle, etc; I'm not sure if AZXC will be able to make the sizeable matching donation from club funds that we did last year.  ??? ??? It was really cool handing over (nearly) $1000 that the members worked some hard football games to make possible.  8)

That said, I'm of the same mindset as Ted - we'd be willing to pony up the rider fee for Lindsey AND for me, plus an extra $50 each on behalf of Winnie & Teddy ;) :-*. So, between Ted, me, Lindsey, Winnie, & Teddy - we've got roughly $400 total promised towards the $1000.

Artwork & money is due by June 1st in a .EPS format.

If this is something AZXC wants to do,  we're in. Otherwsie we'll just buy a s*** ton of raffle tickets.  ;D
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: AZ-Ted on May 10, 2010, 02:59:51 PM
Thanks Tim!  I got the idea about donating the same amount as the rider's fee from Marcus, so I'm pretty sure he'll be doing the same thing.  With this in mind, we are already halfway to our goal!!!

We only need a few more folks to commit to donate the rider's fee amount, and we'll have reached the threshold to be an official sponsor!
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: timh on May 12, 2010, 12:07:59 PM
I might be up for this again, had a great time last year.  My buddy that came with me last year wants to ride it this year so he may drive up seperately.  I will have the wife and kid with me this time if we come.

I wouldn't mind taking a few day before or after and making the whole trip from Tucson a backcountry adventure.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 12, 2010, 03:35:03 PM
Another silver Gen1 is always welcome, timh  ;D
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 17, 2010, 04:02:13 PM
Thanks Tim!  I got the idea about donating the same amount as the rider's fee from Marcus, so I'm pretty sure he'll be doing the same thing.  With this in mind, we are already halfway to our goal!!!

We only need a few more folks to commit to donate the rider's fee amount, and we'll have reached the threshold to be an official sponsor!

Bueller...?  ??? Every little bit helps ya'll.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: Critchley on May 17, 2010, 07:29:36 PM
I will have to check with the accountant to see if there are funds for this.  I hope to donate even if I am not able to make the event.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: mbs00 on May 18, 2010, 04:56:34 AM
I was going to pitch in the riders fee for the club to give plus buying raffle tickets
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on May 18, 2010, 06:20:06 AM
I was going to pitch in the riders fee for the club to give plus buying raffle tickets

Way cool mbs00!!!  8)
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: defibvt on May 20, 2010, 08:35:19 AM
Looks like I might be able to attend this year.  That is if a Jeep is ok to have along.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: RiNkY on May 20, 2010, 05:24:27 PM
How much more $$$ do we need to hit the $1000 mark?
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: AZ-Ted on May 21, 2010, 05:42:15 PM
How much more $$$ do we need to hit the $1000 mark?
From the Fat Tire website www.flag2gc.com) talking about the rider's fee:  "$120 - Registration fee includes ride t-shirt, one platinum raffle ticket, sag stop food, post-race dinner and breakfast. Riders are encouraged to raise extra money for donations to Toys for Tots (entry into the Infamous Raffle!)"

So, if me, and Tim, and Lindsay, and Marcus each kicked in $120, and Tim's dogs each kicked in $50 (I think I read Tim's post correctly), then we'd be at $580.  So, we'd only need $420 to get to the $1,000 threshold to be an "official" sponsor.  We need to submit the money by the end of May, so time is getting short.

Can anyone else donate some money?  We have quite a few members, and quite of few of you enjoy the Fat Tire run.  Please give what you can, so that we can at least match last year's donation (of $1,000).  Every little bit helps - each member giving $10 or $20 would allow us to reach our goal and then some.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: stout-x on May 23, 2010, 07:42:21 PM
I will put $100 in the pot.

stout-x
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: defibvt on May 25, 2010, 09:26:36 AM
So who is all going?

This is who I see from this thread:

T-Ray
RJCX ?
mbs00
AZ-Ted
timh
Rinky ?
stout-x
defibvt
Conundrum
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: RiNkY on May 25, 2010, 05:46:25 PM
I'm not actually an official club member.  Need to send someone my dues as I never show up for meetings for about the last 3 years.  I'm a possible, if I do go then it will probably just be my daughter and I as the wifey will be 2 months away from popping our 2nd Sprog at that time.

So consider me a definite maybe.

And whoever the treasurer is these days - if you wanna PM me your Addy I'll shoot a check over for my dues.  We'll probably buy a ton of raffle tickets while we're there rather than make a big donation like last year.  Unless it gets close and we decide not to go - then I'm good for $100 or so.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: defibvt on May 25, 2010, 06:31:28 PM
I am not a member either Rinky.  I pm'ed Stone to see if it was ok for Jeep to go to this.  He said it was so I am going under the Swanky flag.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: AZ-Ted on May 26, 2010, 01:19:46 AM
I'm technically not a member either, as I haven't paid my dues this year.  I have only been to 3 Fat Tire runs, but there were some non-Nissans along for the ride each year.  In fact, two years ago, I brought an H3 (my X was in the shop).
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: Xtasy on June 12, 2010, 07:49:05 AM
Well I'm a little late on posting but it's June something and there have been no more post about making the grade. I'll have to assume we didn't make it in as official sponsors  >:( no thanks to my help.

I will also be attending and since this will be my first Fat Tire event, don't know the process. Do I have to register as a rider or any other entity? How much camping gear is needed since were getting dinner and Sunday breakfast (I was thinking of boot/trunk camping) to save the hassle of tents? Should I bring a friend to pass the time on the trail? Doesn't seem very kid friendly or at least kid boring. Etc.

How crazy that this would be my first camping with the group and over 20 years since my last camping (besides the RV). Thats why I'm asking for advise. Thanks   
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: Stone on June 14, 2010, 10:14:33 AM
We are support for the ride, we don't register or anything.  Just plan those days to be there and i will take care of the rest.

Thanks,

Marshall
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: RiNkY on June 22, 2010, 08:44:33 PM
From my knowledge of the area, the area the ride is in is on the other side of Flag from where the fires have been so far.  The small fire near Williams shouldn't impact the area the ride runs through.  I imagine that unless monsoon season hits early there would be camp fire bans tho with the activity they have had up there to date.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: T-Ray on June 23, 2010, 11:05:52 AM
Don't know about anyone else, but I'm already excited for Fat Tire 2010.  ;D

good charity, camping in the pines, cooler weather, great food, gallon jugs filled with beer, hanging with friends, & campfire shenanigans!!!


Woo Hoo!!!  8)
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: mbs00 on June 24, 2010, 04:25:16 AM
Don't know about anyone else, but I'm already excited for Fat Tire 2010.  ;D

good charity, camping in the pines, cooler weather, great food, gallon jugs filled with beer, hanging with friends, & campfire shenanigans!!!


Woo Hoo!!!  8)



I am very excited as well
Title: Re: Toys for Tots SAVE THE DATE
Post by: defibvt on June 24, 2010, 12:38:35 PM
I am always excited.  Just ask Linda.




Oh wait   what!!!
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: Stone on June 28, 2010, 12:12:43 PM
Post up if you are going, need shirt sizes by Wednesday.

ALSO if you want to help out getting all the food and etc ready at end camp let me know.  They are short handed and I will be helping doing that this year.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: defibvt on June 28, 2010, 09:41:02 PM
XL shirt.  I would be happy to help with food prep. Let me know what is needed.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 28, 2010, 10:17:22 PM
Large please.  I'll have my dog with me this year, so I won't be able to help with the food.

Oh, and I'll be camping at end camp both nights - bringing my tent this year, and I don't want to set it up twice.




***40 days until Fat Tire***

.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: timh on June 29, 2010, 11:04:44 AM
Still not sure yet whether or not we can make it.  Don't worry about a shirt for me either way.

Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: mbs00 on June 29, 2010, 12:33:43 PM
We are going need a XXL shirt please
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: AZ-Ted on June 29, 2010, 08:23:29 PM
Hey Marshall, Chris (the guy with the the 2WD, Titan Swapped, rear-locked Frontier) will be there again this year.  He is waiting to get "approved" for a signon to AZXC, and he wanted me to post up here for him.

His handle is CrimsonDukk, and he wants an XL - please try to hook him up this year, as last year, he missed out on the shirt.

Thanks Marshall!!!
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: defibvt on June 29, 2010, 08:41:29 PM
Hey Marshall, Chris (the guy with the the 2WD, Titan Swapped, rear-locked Frontier) will be there again this year.  He is waiting to get "approved" for a signon to AZXC, and he wanted me to post up here for him.

His handle is CrimsonDukk, and he wants an XL - please try to hook him up this year, as last year, he missed out on the shirt.

Thanks Marshall!!!

I let Adam know about the pending approval.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: crimsondukk on June 30, 2010, 12:20:19 PM
Ok I made it... I will be attending again this year looking forward to it. I need a XL shirt.... oh and I will bring a better flashlight

Sincerely,
Paul Blart mall(campfire) cop
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: T-Ray on June 30, 2010, 09:04:24 PM
Gonna be another great year.  8) Hopefully new Critchley can make it....otherwise there will be a new, new Critchley  ;)

Stock up on Goldfish crackers everyone!
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: defibvt on July 01, 2010, 08:45:12 AM
Watch out for the guy :o
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: fangars on July 02, 2010, 07:07:50 PM
Me and the wife are going. Looks like I am too late to mention XL on the tshirts.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: AZ-Ted on July 07, 2010, 12:08:00 AM
So, what are we doing as far as donations?  I assume we will each do our own thing (aka buy a crapload of raffle tickets), is that correct?

I'm willing to put up the rider's fee -
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: T-Ray on July 07, 2010, 07:03:28 AM
I think that is the best route (all factors considered). Our household will be making a donation as well as buying raffle tix. Wasn't a huge amount of interest or dialogue to do a group donation.
So I guess I'd rather buy a a$$load of raffle tickets, which still supports Toys 4 Tots, but could win me dinner, massage, or other cool swag.
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: mbs00 on July 07, 2010, 12:14:53 PM
I think we will be going the same route with buy a bunch of raffle tickets
Title: Re: Toys for Tots NEED SHIRT SIZES BY WEDNESDAY
Post by: Critchley on July 07, 2010, 09:11:23 PM
I am going to be a game time decision.  Due date for the addition the family was pushed up to anytime after the first of August soooooo....I will be critchley for another year if I am not able to make it :'(.