KIVADO | SFO March 9-11 — Details and Attendee list

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  1. canucklehead
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    EVENT: KIVA MILEPOINT DO 2012 - our first Kiva Do!!! :D
    DATES: THURSDAY MARCH 8 - SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2011
    CITY: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

    LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION PLEASE OPEN CONVERSATION WITH JBCARIOCA AND CANUCKLEHEAD!


    FUNDRAISING:
    Raffle
    Suite Auction
    Autographed "Banker for the Poor" by Muhammad Yunus Auction
    Virgin America Exclusive Tour Auction

    HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD:
    Milepoint Kiva Lending Team Bios
    Question you want answered at the Do I
    Question you want answered at the Do II

    EVENT SELECTION AND CATERING QUESTIONNAIRE
    please open conversation with canucklehead and complete questionnaire ASAP.

    TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
    AIRFARES: VIRGIN AMERICA
    Domestic travellers - For new bookings: 10% off promo code for participants of the Kiva Do. It is available now and can booked through our website (enter the promo code on the city/date search page). Please open a conversation with canucklehead for the promotion code.
    Discount: 10% off Main Cabin Nonrefundable
    Travel Dates: March 7, 2012 – March 13, 2012
    Markets: To/From SFO only
    Expires: March 12, 2012

    International Visitors - Please open a conversation with canucklehead for the promotion code using an international carrier.

    HOTEL: HOTEL DETAILS
    The hotel arrangements are:
    Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf
    2500 Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    The DO is to be on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10
    • $159 for single or double + $20 if triple occupancy (current rate is $206)
    • All SPG members will receive triple Starpoints
    • Everyone reserved/paid under this group will have free internet
    • The same rate from the 6th and for late stays to the 12th.
    • Each one of us must make reservations using this LINK or by calling 1-888-627-7024 not later than February 7, 2012 and must identify themselves as members of the MilePoint Kiva Team.
    • Parking passes - please open a conversation with jbcarioca.
    ***** milepoint is in full support of this event. For active members of the milepoint Kiva Lending Team, milepoint will be handing out Benjamin's at the event—we are providing each room reserved for the event, a $50 per night (up to the two nights for the event schedule) stipend to be paid in cash (thus our good friend Ben Franklin) during the event on Saturday morning. This will reduce your hotel cost to $109 per night and allow you to earn SPG points at the higher rate!

    Itinerary - (Please note: events listed are only based on suggestions offered in previous threads and are meant to be talking points for event planning).

    Kiva Schedule 12.jpg


    Meeting Coordinators:
    Raffle and Fundraising Committee - IDGflygirl, rehoult and kellio
    (prize donations are encouraged)
    Videographers - Mr. and Mrs. Horseguy
    AV Specialist - Randy Petersen providing Projector

    Local transportation information:
    Option 1) Supershuttle- $17/person $75 for exclusive van (holds 9), approx 45 minutes supershuttle.com
    Option 2) Public transportation approximate cost $10
    From San Francisco International Airport
    Walk to BART - follow signs to SF/Pittsburgh/BayPt or SF/Richmond
    Take Yellow - Pittsburg/Baypoint; Red - Bullet
    Cable Car Option A - EXIT at POWELL STREET STN
    Take POWELL-MASON cable car and walk to 2500 Mason St
    Option B - exit at Embarcadero station, take F train around the bayfront and close to the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf.
    The cable car stops can develop serious lines but the F is probably more crowded at rush hour.
    Option 3) Private car/limo service Bali Limousines (415) 957 - 1888 (O), (650) 636 - 0390 (F)
    rate is $90 for sedan (3 persons); $140 for Cadillac Escalade (5 persons),
    Price includes all: gratuity, taxes, fuel.
     
  2. canucklehead
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    ATTENDEES: (please post your intent - also available on the Meetup thread)
    YES - confirmed 58
    Mrs & Mr nime01
    jbcarioca
    Randy Petersen
    canucklehead
    miles and smiles
    unavaca
    Toula & Mr. Toula
    Mr & Mrs. Horseguy
    IDGflygirl +1
    From NYC
    rehoult, kateness +1 wee one :)
    Tommy777 +1
    travelingmore +1
    FrequentMiler
    bonnerbl
    LIH Prem
    JerryFU/freqflyercoll
    lisamcgu +2
    Titans26
    Howard (of Howard and Maureen)
    Bob Harris +1
    lili
    RCyyz
    JY1024
    Radio Mark
    KyRoamer +1
    davef139
    roadwarrior365
    kellio
    Dreamworks
    Stephen
    Kareddick
    wijomas
    tondoleo
    Mrs Peel
    jetsetr
    chopsiuy
    marcwint55
    legalalien
    catgirl
    cmwood
    milchap
    Adam (VX)
    Zach (VX)
    Anastasia +1 (Team NYC captain)
    Ravi (Team Lotus captain)

    MAYBE - 1
    Pat89339

    NO, but send their regards - 19
    Good Dogg
    MSPeconomist
    MissBurrill
    Jenny&Curt
    BryanIAH
    Tenmoc + LadyRVG
    Junca
    Mrs. jbcarioca
    AZguy
    YULtide
    kiwi
    secretsea18
    spesalvi
    NYCAdventurer
    Pegasus & Mrs. Pegasus
    Sasa
     
  3. nime01
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    Mrs & Mr nime01 will do everything possible to attend.

    @canucklehead, shall we also post this in the "Meetups" category?
     
  4. canucklehead
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    Yes, Meetup thread here.
    Thank you for the reminder
     
  5. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca will attend. Mrs. jbcarioca is a maybe.
     
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  6. wijomas
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    At this stage, I'm a "maybe" and working hard to change to a "yes" :p
     
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    Please do! We want to meet you!
     
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  8. wijomas
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    Well, you will meet me in less than a week :D
     
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  9. miles and smiles
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    miles will be there :D
    smiles will be there :p
    miles and smiles will be there :)
     
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  10. rehoult
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    We'll be there if we can, but won't be able to commit until much closer to the date.
     
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    Likewise here, but it already looks like it is conflicting w/other plans!:(
     
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    :( Sorry to hear this......
     
  13. Tenmoc
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    We are a maybe. Also, if we do attend at all it will be saturday only.

    Is it at all possible to have the meetings on saturday instead of friday? Taking time off of work for DOs is not in the cards in 2012 for me. At least until after the world ends.
     
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    Friday (or Monday) would be a day to meet with Kiva staff, depending on their availability. We're not expecting them to meet with us on the weekend. Of course, all of this is subject to change, depending on what we hear from Kiva.
     
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    I will be there.
     
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    For a group that has given Kiva significant donations and by then loaned over $600,000 what's the big deal about Kiva Staff giving up part of a Saturday. Those of us coming will travel on Friday and likely leave Sunday or Monday, so Saturday is best day.

    My plans will have to wait. I need to see what I can do on air and hotel as well as how my work schedule looks. BUT I will not come if Kiva Staff cannot be available either Friday evening or sometime on Saturday.
     
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    I agree.

    Earliest I can do is 6pm on Friday evening and that is usually too pricey. That won't get in until 9-10pm. So even Friday evening is out for me.

    But I can understand and agree. At the current costs of the air and hotel and as much as i'd like to meet all of you, without Kiva's participation (or something other just as close) on Saturday I will not spend the extra money.
     
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    I agree a Sat Kiva event would be preferable for myself, but it will all depend on the flexibility of the Kiva staff. I will go with whatever gets planned as so far.

    As we move along, whoever liaisons with Kiva can request if it is possible to meet on the Sat.

    IIRC, in the other Kiva Do thread, Kiva also has a social on Thursday (alternating weeks) for those who are arriving a day early. Another item brought up was whether we wish to sponsor a Kiva fellow, so if we stagger the events and meet with Kiva on Fri and the Kiva fellows and sponsored fellow-designate on Sat, this could be an option if Kiva cannot meet on Sat. Just thinking off the top of my head for resolutions to the Fri-Sat conflict.

    Shall we start the planning in this thread? :)
     
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    Ditto! Please put me down as a "maybe," and I'll do my darndest to make that a "yes" in a few months. :)
     
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    jbcarioca and Randy have established contact, and should be able to convey our preferences to Kiva.
    At the time of the DO kick-off, we should be well on our way to $1 million.. along with members of other teams interested in attending a DO, we make up quite a sizeable group of lenders - and I'm pretty certain Kiva won't ignore that.
     
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  21. canucklehead
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    I agree, if jbcarioca or Randy can be our Kiva contacts, that would be great.

    So far we have 10 Yes and 10 maybe -- within 24 hours of starting the thread -- You guys are awesome!
     
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    Add me in as a maybe
     
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    How definite are the dates for the do? I can only hold flights for a few more days.
     
  25. jbcarioca
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    The dates are now firm. The agenda is not. We may have available activities from Thursday afternoon until Sunday, but nothing has yet been arranged. We are working on such issues as hotels etc right now.
     

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