The 2012 BAPA Holiday Gathering will be Tuesday, December 4th at the Iowa Stater Restaurant in the Gateway Hotel in Ames - 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA (515) 268-2238. This is the same location we have used for the past 2 years. The hotel is at the intersection of US 30 and University Blvd, near the Reiman Gardens and football stadium.
Social hour/cash bar will start at 5:30 and seating for dinner will begin at 6 pm. We will order off of their menu. After dinner, we will move to the lower lobby for our program, gift exchange and Christmas cookie exchange/sampling.
Please bring a $10-ish quality gift, labeled for a man, a woman or either. No gag gifts...we want REAL stuff!
Please also bring a dozen holiday treats to share. Children, family, friends and prospective new BAPA members are welcomed! If you are one of those dues-paying folks that we never get to see or have never met in person, please try to attend. Also, dues for 2013 may be paid at the gathering...dues are $15 per individual or family.
Dress code is holiday casual or Iowa State cardinal and gold, as you please.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, please provide me (Lisa) with a headcount by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th. Our party will go on rain or shine...we have had some awful weather in the past, but always manage to overcome. However, please use your good judgment in case Mother Nature decides to interfere. If you are coming from out-of-town and wish to carpool, reply to ALL with your interest. If you are flying in to the Ames Airport and need a ride from there, we can help with that, too. It's only about 2 miles in between. If you see folks not on this email list but who should be, or of you see any inaccurate email addresses, let us know.
Thanks! Hope to see you all there!