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8th Annual Holiday Party

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Parkstone Bar & Grill (Ramada Inn), 7253 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Dec 11 2009  7:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 19 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 3 2009 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
Joe John
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Member Cost:$41.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:63
Minimum Group Size:40
Number Registered So Far: 50 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Carrying on the MOC's December tradition, once again we'll be having our annual Holiday Party at the Ramada Inn in Hanover--complete with the musical stylings of DJ Young Kim and video accompaniment courtesy of Glenn Peddicord. There will be a 50/50 raffle for charity, gift donations for the House of Ruth, decorations, dancing, food and drinks, and as always, lots of fun.

Because this is a catered event, registration and advance payment are required--unfortunately, there will be NO tickets sold at the door.

This year's party will consist of a light hors d'oeuvres spread of marinated chicken tenders, Swedish meatballs, vegetarian egg rolls, spanikopita, mushroom caps with spinach, and crab balls, as well as an assortment of cheeses and fruits with crackers. There also will be an open bar with domestic beers and wines and sodas and juices.
Attire: Semi-Formal/Festive w/ Dancing Shoes
Rockin' DJ & Dance Floor: Included

This Year's Charities: 50/50 Raffle for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Adopted Families with House of Ruth of Maryland

When you arrive at Parkstone Bar & Grill, we will have signs to direct you to the check in table/coat check. We are looking for volunteers to help work the check-in desk for 15 minute increments for the first hour. Please volunteer in the notes section of your registration.

We will be accepting money to as part of a 50/50 raffle, with money going to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and we will be accepting unwrapped gifts for the adopt-a-family program with the House of Ruth Maryland. The House of Ruth is non- profit organization that provides safe haven for the victims of domestic violence and their children. We have participated in their adopt-a-family program for the past several years, and it's a great way to give to Marylanders in need. Please check out the wish lists posted below. You may choose to get a gift from the list; other gifts are also welcome. Please let us know which gift you would like to bring to the holiday party, so we can mark which ones have already been chosen. All gifts should be brought to the holiday party unwrapped.

Adopt a Family Wish Lists
Family #31

Adult Woman

Pants Size: 6L
Shirt Size: Small-Medium
Shoe Size: 8

Wish List
1. Target gift card
2. Bedding (King size)
3. Home office supplies
4. Kitchen towels
5. Silverware set

Family #34


Pants Size: 11
Shirt Size: Medium
Shoe Size: 7.5-8

Wish List
1. Yankee Candles
2. Walmart gift card
3.Crock pot (slow cooker)
4. Dishes (plates, cups, glassware)

Child A
Age: 6
Sex : Male
Pants Size: 5T
Shirt Size: 6T
Shoe Size: 10.5

Wish List
1. Video games (Nintendo DS)
2. Board games
3. Batman/Spiderman toys
4. Remote control truck (wireless)

Child B

Age: 3
Sex : Female
Pants Size: 4T
Shirt Size: 4T
Shoe Size: 9.5

Wish List
1. Purple Twin comforter
2. Jewelry box
3. Dress up costumes
4. Puzzles
5.Arts and crafts supplies

Please notify Joe at with any items you have purchased and we will update the list above to let MOC members know what we still need to collect.

Several updates on the club's first elections. First, we have discovered a very user-friendly and handy online voting service that will allow us to conduct elections entirely online-- which means that ALL MOC members will be able to participate at their leisure and from the convenience of their computers.

Second, with this capability, this allows us to conduct the elections at any time, and we're going to take that opportunity to hold elections after the New Year. That means we will NOT be holding the election during the Holiday Party. I would like these first elections to be a time when we can get more people involved in the day-to-day workings of the club, and I'd like to get more people to step up to volunteer to be officers or volunteer to fill other roles in the club.

Required Items to Bring:
- Dancing shoes
- Cash for drinks
- Pre-planned ride home or hotel room reservations
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Click here to get driving directions from Google Maps.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$41.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Cost Includes:Food, 2 hours of open bar, bartender services, audio equipment rental.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Thu, Dec 3 2009.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: You can cancel up until December 3 for a full refund of your money. After December 3, there will be no refunds unless the event is canceled due to lack of interest .