[vcf-midatlantic] Lemonade RE: Blantant Attack on Kennett Classic!

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 00:22:35 EDT 2020

all packed away.

On 3/14/2020 5:49 AM, Chris Fala wrote:
> Philly has the Franklin Institute.
> Doug, how it the museum at your house looking? ;-)
>> On Mar 14, 2020, at 1:01 AM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> That sounds great!  Yes making an extended trip would be a
> great thing to do.  Good stuff you recommend, Bill.
> Also, don't forget in between the area south on the jersey coast
> has some beautiful beach areas that are wonderful in the late season.
> Spring Lake is one town I discovered recently.  WOW!
> Driving down the coast is an adventure.
> Then you could make your way through Philly for the downtown
> Constitition/Rev war sights if you have never seen them.
> Yes I believe a week here could be a great trip!
> Hey who's up for keeping their exhibit intact and getting double use
> of it by also exhibiting the Kennett Classic show?
>> On 3/13/2020 11:33 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Yes - I have been contacted by a number of people who privately expressed
>> their opinions and encouragement.  In fact I am surprised how many.
>> So we move on.  We are working out a great hotel/food deal and we have a
>> large open venue across the street from our shop for the event that we used
>> to use with the Kennett Makerspace.  Kennett Square is a few miles from
>> Longwood Gardens, not to mention Kennett Square's multiple brew pubs,
>> restaurants, art galleries and shops within walking distance of the shop.
>> Kennett Square is in between Philadelphia and Baltimore off rte 1.  Just
>> down the road is Winterthur, Brandwine Battlefield and all of the
>> Revolutionary War stuff, Joe Biden's house is nearby, the University of
>> Delaware, etc.  You could actually bring your significant other to a place
>> like this as there is plenty to do.
>> Did you know that there is new computer museum about 20 miles away in
>> Parkesburg called the "Computer Church" opening in the fall of 2020 (
>> http://www.thecomputerchurch.org/)?  System Source's Computer Museum is
>> about an hour and a half south down rte 1.  And those on their way east
>> from the middle of the country through PA should stop by the Large Scale
>> System Museum and their beautiful exhibits there.  I agree that someone in
>> the hobby might really want to make a week of it, there are many
>> less-out-of-the-the-way alternatives for those to the south and west.
>> There are alternatives!
>> Bill
>> KennettClassic.com
>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 9:43 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>    Altoona gets you within about an hour of LSSM..
>>>                   -Dave
>>> On March 13, 2020 9:37:05 PM Jim Scheef via vcf-midatlantic <
>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>> Bill and all,
>>>> Jeff has verbalized what I was thinking. To help people make a vacation
>>> of the two events, we need a list of fun places to visit - places geeks
>>> like us would find interesting - to fill the intervening week. The first
>>> thing I found is the Marshall Steam Museum (10 minutes from Kennett
>>> Square). Altoona and Gallitzin may be too far.
>>>> Jim
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> On
>>> Behalf Of Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic
>>>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:12 PM
>>>> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
>>>> Cc: jsalzman at gmail.com
>>>> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Blantant Attack on Kennett Classic!
>>>> Making lemonade out of lemons... wouldn't it be an incentive for those
>>>> regular visitors who travel long ways to to attend VCF East to also hang
>>>> around the area for less than an additional week to attend Kennett
>>> Classic?
>>>> Especially those who would would be flying in and might justify staying a
>>>> few extra days to do so. Why pay for two sets of round trip flights if
>>> they
>>>> wanted to go to Kennett Classic, too?
>>>> Not trying to incite violence here. It's just a thought.
>>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 7:02 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>>> We had no choice. September and November were out.  Considering the only
>>>>> two weekends at our disposal were the one we chose or the same one as
>>> your
>>>>> event, we jumped through hoops to avoid rescheduling on the same dates
>>> as
>>>>> your event. and considering the circumstances under which we had to do
>>> so
>>>>> we would hope you would understand.
>>>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 6:49 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
>>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>>>> To schedule vcf east less than a week before our event is a blantant
>>> and
>>>>>> ignorant obnoxious affront to us!    We consulted with vcfed so as
>>> not to
>>>>>> infringe with the events and plans of the federation and this is what
>>> we
>>>>>> get in return.  How unprofessional.  I ask everyone to stand behind
>>> us to
>>>>>> protest this decision.  Please be human and decent, we did everything
>>> to
>>>>>> space our event.  We offered to volunteer at vcfed!  If you continue
>>> to
>>>>>> pursue this, the working relationship between our two groups will be
>>>>>> permanently damaged.
>>>>>> Bill and Karen.
>>> --
>>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>>> New Kensington, PA

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