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National Reunion Update - your input needed!

Wed Jan 18, 12 1:15 am


We're working to finalize arrangements for the host 2012 facility this year (location yet to be announced), and there's something we'd like your feedback on...

As you know, we go to great lengths to keep the cost of the event as low as possible, and one of the greatest expenses is the venue itself.

Summer weekends are prime-season for reserving retreat and conference centers, so one option that's surfaced this year is the option of having the event midweek; Tuesday thru Friday instead of the traditional Thursday thru Sunday.

Depending on the facility we choose, a midweek schedule could reduce registration costs by 25-30%.

Homeschooler's like to save money, so the midweek option is compelling, but on the other hand, it would require everyone to take a couple more days off of work, school, etc., so we wanted to reach out to you for your input.

What do you think?

Are you thinking about coming to the 2012 National Reunion?

If so, would a ~25% reduction in cost with a mid-week schedule increase or decrease your likelihood of attending?


Update: We've added a handy little poll option here - please vote, but also weigh in with your comments in reply - it's always good to hear what you're thinking!


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Yes, I think it would increase the likelihood...though I'd probably still stay the weekend in the area anyway.
Olivia Fletcher, Wed Jan 18, 12 12:53 am Post


 
Depending on the location, midweek would work fine for me. I'd have the weekend to recover Smile Thanks for trying to keep the costs low!
Just Sarah, Wed Jan 18, 12 12:54 am Post


 
Either way works for me. It's either using up more vacation time at work or spending more money.
John, Wed Jan 18, 12 1:48 am Post


 
I'm hoping to be able to attend, and either would work for me.

Edit: I have no clue yet whether I would actually be able to attend, so don't count this vote. Razz
Johan, Wed Jan 18, 12 1:56 am Post


 
We almost certainly could not come mid-week because of vacation time ... so definitely would prefer a weekend schedule if we're able to make it.
Megan Lofgren, Wed Jan 18, 12 2:11 am Post


 
It's always nice to save on a bit of money, but Lord willing I hope to attend either way.
I'd be fine with whichever way the majority falls. Smile
Lady Amanda (CH), Wed Jan 18, 12 2:27 am Post


 
It depends on how far the drive for me is. If the reunion is over a days drive, I would probably have more incentive to come, but either way, I am still planning on coming.
Caleb Of the Youngs, Wed Jan 18, 12 7:59 am Post


 
If it wasin the middle of the week then my brother and i likely couldnt make it. The weekend is much better for us.
Cookie, Wed Jan 18, 12 8:36 am Post


 
a decrease in cost would definitely increase my likelihood of attending. Of course, that's all dependant upon the dates anyway, since my summer is starting to look pretty jam-packed Confused
Linnae, Wed Jan 18, 12 9:02 am Post


 
I'm with the majority...Mid week, weekend, it doesn't really make that much of a difference. Location, however, has a lot to do with the convenience of the trip, since I am planning to come regardless. Smile
Miss Kayla, Wed Jan 18, 12 10:26 am Post
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