KdCRAPS Meeting Notes – Nov 8th & 22nd

KREWE DE CRAPS
Combined Meeting Notes – November 8th & 22nd

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Krewe Video 2007 available on CD. The Krewe was given a couple of copies. The CD was free to us, and will be free to you. I will ask for a mere $1.00 to help cover the cost of the CD. If you would like a copy, please let me know as soon as you can. I would like to make as many copies as I can all at the same time.

Susan and Phillip have been found. Yippee !!! They have signed up again to put the beer on the float. At least one disaster avoided ! It is a job that is very much appreciated by the rest of us. They do the heavy task of buying the beverages, delivering it to the float, and icing down the goods. We just show up and drink it.

More good news: Terry who flies across the pond from the UK will join us again this year. He missed last year, but we are happy to have him back.

KREWE BUSINESS

Monde Du Merde – The mother krewe is saving a large sum of money going to tabloid style. Rather than the heavier paper stock like we have been using. It will be printed in the same format as “The Levee.”
Money savings will allow a slightly larger publication with the addition of color as well as a higher quantity for distribution. Some talk of cartoons, art, etc to be added with the extra space.

BREW DOO –

Saturday DEC 6th will be at the Den.
Hours 6-10pm
$10 at the door – Music to be announced.

Costumes are encouraged and Krewes are encouraged to brew beer. Sadly CRAPS will not be brewing this year, but we will be once again selling tooters shooters for $1.00. Pam has volunteered to work the Brew Doo and there is room for another volunteer there. We can sell anything we want within reason. If anyone has any suggestions for the fundraiser, please let me know.

There is no budget for the Brew Doo, so any donations of liquor/libations would be greatly appreciated. I will be donating a bottle booze to the cause myself…mainly because I intend to help drink it !!! Maitri will be one of the money collectors at the door for the Brew Doo – a job she does well J

DUES –

Regular Members: $185.00
Committee Members $135.00

We will allow for installments of half each, but the CRAPS
deadline for dues will be Jan 5th. No exceptions, our timeline is too tight.

If you have a special situation, please contact me well before then. I will be happy to work with you, but pleae contact me early.

On the 6th of January, new member/waiting list will be opened. Any potential new member should have time to gather funds for themselves.

COMMITTEE Lists

As of this writing there are still committee spots open. I have a few inquires, so if you’d like a committee please contact me as soon as you can.

Signature Throw/Secondline Hankies:
I brought a few sample Secondline hankies to the meeting. I’ve attached a few pics at the end of these notes.

For this year, the mother krewe will provide 5 hankies for each member. If you will want more than that you will need to let Jennifer or Christine know your quantities by DEC 13th (incidentally our next meeting date).

Price for hankies $0.75 each (payable asap as we must prepay for them)

The decorating supplies I used cost around $10-15 and will decorate at least 50 hankies…likely more. Once we get these ordered we can talk more about getting together for decorating parties and sharing supplies. I will be happy to share the bulk of sequins and beads that have already been purchased.

Jennifer and Christine are working on getting us a craps stamp to make the hankies unified. However the rest of the creativity is up to you….. J

Krewe Theme !!!!!

2009 Theme selected at Saturday’s meeting

Feeding Frenzy on the Bankrupt-Sea

Costumes: Circling sharks, half eaten sailors (or bankers, etc) There was also talk of an Uncle Sam on the float throwing out the bail out “chum”.

Float: A reincarnation of our great ship, painting a different color and adding some pieces parts to fit the theme. The ship to be named S.O.S (with strike thru S.O.L) Economy, or Econo-me, or E-con-of-me. Can’t remember all the others I heard. There was also mention of an uncle Sam character to throw the bailout “chum”

Dawn requested some kind of shelf to be built for those jello shots we all love !!

The Costume and Float committees will have further details/protoypes to share at the next meeting…. ( Right guys?? )

Other Krewe Themes (so far)

Krewe of Spermes Salutes Trickle Down Economics
Krewe of Comatose Extends the Guard
Krewe of Space Age Love
Krewe of Lewd – Inaugural Balls
Seeds of Decline – Fannie Mae Goes Down
Krewe of Bourbon Gives Good Vibrations
Krewe of Mishigas – Foreskins & Foreclosures
Drips and Discharges – Cock Market & Investment Spankers
Mama Roux – Invests in Stocks and Bondage

NEXT MEETING:

SATURDAY – DECEMBER 13TH
BUFFA’S – 1001 Esplanade Avenue
NOON

Bring all of your smiling faces…..

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