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    Congratulations, Sue!

    Congratulations, Sue Rihn-Manke on a masterful job of creating and managing a fabulous rally here in Wisconsin.

    You have a standard for others that will be hard (impossible?) to meet, but sets up a great target to which they can aspire.
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    thanks Jeff.
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    350 Cheers for Sue!
    Great Job!

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    I'll seconed that in spades!
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    350 Cheers for Sue!
    Great Job!
    Hi Jonathan ---

    Did you ever get that box of rally items that we packaged up for you?
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    I really appreciated the attention to cleanliness. Lots of trash cans, porta-potties and the showers were great.
    Made it that much more enjoyable for all.

    Thank you, Sue.

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    Sue, thanks for giving me the opportunity to have a great time while losing my rally virginity. Your allowing me to volunteer for early setup, even though you didn't know me from Adam, gave me a chance to meet some really great people one-on-one. I know you must have had moments where things didn't go smoothly, but they were never noticed. Great job was done by you and your team. Thanks again.

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    Slight hi-jack...

    Tom, did you make it back in one day, i.e., do I owe you a cookie???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    I really appreciated the attention to cleanliness. Lots of trash cans, porta-potties and the showers were great.
    Hey - thanks for noticing that.

    A couple of years ago after Lima, I was crucified on the IBMWR for messy bathrooms in Lima. I swore that wouldn't happen again, so we went long on portable toilets & handwashing stations, and doubled the cleaning times so they were serviced twice a day.

    The shower trailers were a slam dunk. Expensive as all get-out, but worth every doggoned nickel.

    Brian and I are still recovering. I must say that I am looking forward to time away from the phone and computer for a change.
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    Yup, it was a most excellent rally. And I actually got to rally at this one!

    I am not a port-a-potty fan but I was amazed at the cleanliness of them, at least the ones near my tent north of the RV area. They were cleaned out so many times that more than once, the pot hadn't been used yet when I entered. And I appreciated the antibacterial lotion in each unit, as well as the handwash stations.

    Thanks Sue (and Brian--the entertainment was kick-ass). You did good all around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rihn-Manke View Post
    Brian and I are still recovering. I must say that I am looking forward to time away from the phone and computer for a change.
    Somehow I think you will recover quickly and will be eager to manage your next MOA rally.

    When will that be?

    2009?

    2010?
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    I have to say that this rally had a general groove I haven't seen at a national rally in a long, long time. Everybody was in a good mood and I'm convinced that attitude flowed down from the top of the rally staff.

    Everywhere I looked, people were smiling, enjoying themselves and each other.

    Sue and Brian, take a bow. You guys did a magnificent job on this one!

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    Yep. Kudos to Sue and Brian. Each time they do it is the last time.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Ditto on the kudos for the shower trailers and porta-potties and overall rally, but the next time somebody named Pete upsets the Rallymaster, instead of screaming at 2:20am, please wait until morning. I don't know what Pete did (or even know Pete), but waking up the entire corner of a campground because of a problem between two people was pretty unfair to everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkljr View Post
    Ditto on the kudos for the shower trailers and porta-potties and overall rally, but the next time somebody named Pete upsets the Rallymaster, instead of screaming at 2:20am, please wait until morning. I don't know what Pete did (or even know Pete), but waking up the entire corner of a campground because of a problem between two people was pretty unfair to everyone else.
    Yep - I agree. Sorry to all who I woke up. Two hours of sleep a night tends to make me a little edgy.
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