Kiva Meetups and City Communities

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  1. canucklehead
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    Although it was mentioned in the General Kiva Thread, I wanted to give the Meetups its own.

    Kiva has set up a Community Meetups thread here - http://www.meetup.com/Kiva-Community/

    This covers 63 cities where the local Kiva groups put up announcements for events.

    Some of the cities held their inaugural event Jan 17th.

    The NYC group will be holding their event on Feb 4th 6-8pm. It is the 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser and will feature 6 wines from for Kiva recipient nations - US, Israel, Chile, and South Africa. Proceeds will be donated to Kiva (10%) and to the NYC Kiva Permanent Loan Fund.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $45 and at the door (depending on availability for $50).
    http://kivawinetasting.charityhappenings.org/
     
  2. Thanks for the post on the Wine Tasting. 10% of the money raised will be donated to Kiva and the rest goes to our team fund which is non-withdrawable. The Fund has made over 1,400 loans already through money raised from our events.
     
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    Welcome to Milepoint, Valbona!
     
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    Sounds great. Too bad I am not in NYC.
    Welcome to Milepoint!
     
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    Thanks for the posting. I might be able to make this.
     
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    Just a reminder of NYC's Wine Event on Feb 4th 6-8pm featuring 6 wines from for Kiva recipient nations - US, Israel, Chile, and South Africa. Proceeds will be donated to Kiva (10%) and to the NYC Kiva Permanent Loan Fund.

    There are a few tickets left for purchase in advance for $45. If there are any remaining, they will be sold at the door for $50. Early bird gets the vino (for less)!
    http://kivawinetasting.charityhappenings.org/

    I will be attending if that sways any opinions (though, I guess that is a double-edged sword ;))!
     
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    The New York Team will be having a Wine Meetup on Jun 14th for those who are interested. It will partner with the Nuru Project and feature a photojournalism art display.

    the NY Kiva has a permanent Lending fund with 90% of the proceeds from this event going to the fund and 10% directly to Kiva. For this event, some of the proceeds from print sales from Nuru Project will also go to Kiva NYC.

    Pre-purchased tickets are $40 and at the door (limited if not sold out) will be $50.
     
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    I'm the first member of the Brisbane Kiva group. I could sit here and wait for others to join and wait for them to create an event. Or I could think for a few days then schedule an event. The worst that will happen is I'll knit alone for a few hours in a pub or cafe.
     
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    OK, time to revive this thread!!!

    For those in NYC or visiting please mark off Tuesday July 24th 7-10pm. We will be hosting an event for Kiva in the city!

    Premal Shah will be our guest of hono(u)r. I am also happy to announce that we will have a second special guest -- Devon Fisher, who now lives in New York.

    We are in the midst of fleshing out all the details, but it will be a nice pub and munchies will be provided for the occasion.

    More details to come as they are finalized, but do try and come out to meet fellow Kiva lenders and our lovely guests.
     
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    Bumping this up.

    If you are in the NYC area tonite, come to the d.b.a. bar for drinks and conversation with Premal Shah. I will be supplying pizza, Devon Fisher will be bringing veggie sticks and pita, while members of Team NYC (our co-organizer) will be bringing sweets.

    If you are around, please come by!
     
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    you are too cute!:)
     
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    Will the lighting be provided by Barefoot Power? Have a wonderful time.
     
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    Ho, How did it go?
     
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    Coming soon - lots of notes and I need to cut down my post to something less than a novella! :D
     
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    Please do not include the parts where you brag to Premal about your being an international playboy.:)
     
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    that's how the convo started - then he said 'Me too!':p

    Funny story from the night. The bartender at the bar went to Premal's high school -- small world! When the guy found out, he leaped over to give Premal a bear hug. It was time to go! ;)
     
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    I am so excited to hear that you and Premal were able to bond over your magnetic appeal and stable of women. Perhaps this commonality will help you convince him to neuter the Open Marketplace.
     
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