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PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

9th Annual Picnic & Reunion

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 11 2011  12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 25 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 8 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
Amy Pickwick
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Member Cost:$15.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:200
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

On July 19, 2002, the MOC came to fruition as the "virtual clubhouse," the web site, launched - inviting over 7,000 likeminded individuals to explore Maryland and the surrounding region while meeting many new friends. This July, we'll be celebrating our nine-year anniversary in style! Meeting up at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD, we'll picnic with MOC members, family, and friends. Come join us for some fun games, mingling, and food!

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Who's Invited:
If you are reading this, then YOU are invited.

This year we hope to do it BIGGER and BETTER than ever before. Have you EVER been involved in the MOC and/or want to? This event is for you! We want to encourage all of our members that have come and gone over the years to come back out and have a "reunion" with others! Did you meet your spouse through the MOC and then go off and start a family? Then, this event is for you too! Bring them all! We want to see as many folks as possible at this event!

You are encouraged to bring guests: family (children welcome), friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. Please note all guests when signing up for this event in the sign up form.

The MOC has reserved the Dogwood pavilion for our day full of activities, and food will be served approximately 12:30-2:30 pm. Think about bringing volleyball, bocce, horseshoes, kick ball, etc.

Food will be catered from Nando's Peri-Peri in Annapolis and will include:

Salad Platter

Utensils, paper products to be provided.

There is no alcohol allowed in Quiet Waters Park.

Out"Door" Prizes:
Thank you to the following companies and organizations that are graciously donating giveaway prizes for this year's MOC picnic:

REI Columbia, MD: Outdoor Gear
Three prizes to three different lucky winners, including: REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus Tent (worth $299) with X's on it (no impact on usability), REI Traverse Trekking Poles - Pair (worth $69.50), and a family 4-pack REI Campware Group Tableware Set (worth $32.50).
Earth Treks: Qty: 2 - Two- Day Passes
Two separate prizes, each redeemable for either a Two-Day Pass (Value: $36 each) or a Two-Open Climb Pass (good for Saturday and Sunday, Value: $40 each) and includes 3 climbs and equipment rental. The passes are good at any of the three Earth Treks Climbing Center locations: Columbia, Timonium, and Rockville, Maryland!
Irvine Nature Center: Family Membership
Explore - Respect - Protect Nature with a one-year Family Membership (worth $75) to Irvine Nature Center for a family of any size! The Irvine Nature Center is located at: 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 and can be found online at: web site, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube!
The Franciscan Center of Baltimore: Qty: 2 - 180s Ear Warmers
The Franciscan Center of Baltimore, serving the needs of Baltimore since 1968, is donating one pair of men's 180s ear warmers (worth $20) and one pair of women's 180s ear warmers (worth $20). The Franciscan Center of Baltimore is located at: 101 W. 23 Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 and can be found online at: web site, Facebook, Twitter, and a blog!

Is your company or organization interested in donating an outdoorsy prize or two for giveaway prizes at this year's MOC picnic? Please let us know. We'd love to hear from you!

Trivia will be around 3 pm in the pavilion and is optional to play, but will help you to meet other attendees.

We cannot pull this off without volunteers. Please inquire about volunteering (helping set up games for adults and/or kids, setup and/or break down food/supplies, decorating, etc.) please contact Amy.

We're also looking for nice-to-have's (donated if at all possible): event photographer, face- painting, caricatures, a band to play or karaoke or a speaker system for mp3 music, companies willing to donate Out"Door" Prizes (gear, gift certificates, etc.), a bakery to supply a cake. If you know of any, please contact Amy.

Help offset the per person cost for our members by paying a nominal event sponsorship fee. We have options from simply hanging a vinyl banner - to- coupons (for your company's products or services) for attendees -to- have a bring-your-own-canopy setup with staff members to talk to our members about your products and services. If interested, please contact Amy.

Wear a Smile:
Sorry, with this kind of crowd, group introductions are rather hard. Please bring an open mind and be willing to say hello to folks and introduce yourself. Everyone's here for the same reason!

Failure to pay during your RSVP or failure to add Notes that you will be sending a check will result in immediate removal from the Attendance List. With this crowd, we are strictly following policy and keeping our sanity. Thank you for your immediate payment during registration.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Board Games
- Field Games (Horseshoes, Bocce, Flag Football)
- Camera
- Sunblock
- Poncho or Rain Jacket

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dogwood Pavilion (Directions TBD)

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the MOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where MOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$15.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$17.50/Person
Cost Includes:BBQ Food, Non-Alcholic Beverages, Utensils/Plates/Etc, Games & Location Rental. Children 5 and under are free. If you are registering for a guest that is a child, please do not submit payment at the end. You will be billed via PayPal for the amount you owe for anyone 6 and older in your group attending.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Thu, Sep 8 2011.
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 choose to arrive any time during this event, however, there are no discounts offered for partial attendance. You can cancel up until July 12th for a full refund of your money. After July 12th, there will be no refunds unless the event is cancelled. If it rains, the event is still on - we have reserved a covered picnic shelter. There are no refunds if it rains.