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  • SPEED BAG XII - July 2021

    I checked in with Donnie, and Real Gymm is available for our annual gathering July 8-11, 2021.

    The 8th is a Thursday - that would be a setup day.

    Below is a proposed "Schedule" (recycled from last year's gathering that ultimately did not happen)

    Thoughts?
    Feedback?
    Ideas?


    Dates:
    Thur 7/8/2021 (Setup)
    Fri 7/9/2021 - Sun 7/11/2021 (event)

    Where: Real Gymm, (1 American Legion Dr, Keyport NJ ): https://www.realgymm.com/

    Much of the discussion was about having a SEMI-structured event - in other words - nobody wants a jam-packed schedule of an agenda - but people do want some form of organization and some "anchor" events and happenings.

    As such, I'm proposing the following:

    Thurs 7/8/2021

    (This will be a setup day - where any new platforms are hung, equipment is moved, swivels refurbished, etc.)

    Fri 7/9/2021

    Generally this is a "meet and greet" day, but would include:

    9am - Gym is open, and we'll have all day bag punching and chit chat - as we always do

    2pm - Speed Bag Symphony Rehearsals - We'll have a short "punch drumming" class and practice time for this event that will happen on Day 2.

    4pm : Charity Raffle Ticket Sales Open. We WILL have some nice items provided by vendors to raise money for Charity.

    5pm : Speed Demon Practice session
    We will have a serious speed demon competition on Day 2. This will be planning a standardized swivel bag / setup and making two units accessible for practice. During this practice session, we will let people warm up and prepare for the actual competition and ensure all the equipment is working.

    7pm : Dinner Reservation at Burlews (for 25.). - We will make an actual reservation in advance - so dinner goes smoothly

    9pm - Onwards - Drinks and chat at McDonoughs Pub.

    Saturday 07/10/2021

    9am - Gym is open.

    2pm Speed Bag Symphony - We will be publishing a "playlist" of speed bag punchable songs soon - the ideas is to get EVERYONE on a bag (that wishes to be involved punching in time to the music) - and video tape it etc. It will start with simple songs and progress to more and more difficult (until only Alan and Matt are left - LOL). This event will be videoed for sharing.

    4pm - Charity raffle. We will randomly pick winners of items. Money will be donated to Charity.

    5pm - Speed Demon competition - We will have a speed demon formal competition with a PRIZE. We will do the 1:00 countdown maximum number of punches. This event will be videoed for sharing.

    7pm - Dinner Reservation at "Old Glory" (for approx 25).

    9pm - Open bag punching back at the gym

    Sunday 7/11/2021

    10 AM - Group breakfast at Lenora's

    Tear down/clean up/ etc.

  • #2
    Tim, there are many of us for a variety of reasons who are not able to attend but still would like to show our support and be part of the gathering.
    Is there anyway you could produce a T-SHIRT honoring the event where all the proceeds go towards helping pay for the event or the charities you have selected that we can purchase online?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dad View Post
      Tim, there are many of us for a variety of reasons who are not able to attend but still would like to show our support and be part of the gathering.
      Is there anyway you could produce a T-SHIRT honoring the event where all the proceeds go towards helping pay for the event or the charities you have selected that we can purchase online?
      Good idea

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      • #4
        I live about 1/2 hour away from real Gymm and will definitely be there. I can help with setup or anything else that needs to be done. I have cordless drills and saws or any other tools that may be needed.I will be there throughout the week/weekend of the gathering. Can’t wait!!!

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        • #5
          Flower girl Justin will likely still have the border closed making it almost impossible for me to get back home. Perhaps by then things will have uncovided and I'll be able to attend.
          Certifiable SBX Attendee 2019

          @SpeedBagaZebo

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BagBoy View Post
            Flower girl Justin will likely still have the border closed making it almost impossible for me to get back home. Perhaps by then things will have uncovided and I'll be able to attend.
            The principal definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different result This COVID bullshit has academically become futile text book insanity When will the leaders of our countries abandon their nefarious agenda and let us get back to normal They would actually let you leave without offering you provisions to return home ? Unbelievable!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pinzpirate View Post

              The principal definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different result This COVID bullshit has academically become futile text book insanity When will the leaders of our countries abandon their nefarious agenda and let us get back to normal They would actually let you leave without offering you provisions to return home ? Unbelievable!!!
              I was being half facetious and you're 100% correct!
              Certifiable SBX Attendee 2019

              @SpeedBagaZebo

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              • #8
                This would be a lot of fun. I would love to connect with others to learn side-strike connections (I still can't do it) and punch drumming. I'm afraid July will be too soon to be COVID-safe, however. Is there a chance this might be scheduled for later in the year, when there's a greater possibility we would be vaccinated?

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                • #9
                  ROOM RSVP info.

                  Our "inside girl" Nancy, front desk manager, has arranged for speed baggers to get a bout a 20% discount on rooms.


                  https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/bo...ode.31066.html

                  But...to get the discount you need to CALL HER (nancy) at (732) 888-2800

                  Rates Wed 7th and Thursday 8th are $99.00
                  Rates Fri - 10th -Saturday 11th are $155.00

                  You need to call before June 7th to get this rate. She is off Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so any other day 8- 5pm is fine. that EST (new jersey)

                  Nancy has been with us since SB-1 in 2010 and always keeps us on changes. just tell her you are with the speed bag gathering.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks! I’ll be there

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mvult2 View Post
                      This would be a lot of fun. I would love to connect with others to learn side-strike connections (I still can't do it) and punch drumming. I'm afraid July will be too soon to be COVID-safe, however. Is there a chance this might be scheduled for later in the year, when there's a greater possibility we would be vaccinated?
                      Hi - I thought about this a bit. But, if not July - August? Sept ? Oct? I don't know that anyone can predict when that will be. Generally speaking, we get best attendance when we commit to a date 5-6 months in advance. I'm optimistic that a good portion of the population will be vaccinated by then.

                      As long as Real Gymm is open to the public, I say we hold the gathering (and abide by whatever standards are legally required).

                      The other thing to consider - the 3rd floor that Donnie let's us use is HUGE. The 2019 event was not very crowded at all.

                      Tim

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tim View Post

                        Hi - I thought about this a bit. But, if not July - August? Sept ? Oct? I don't know that anyone can predict when that will be. Generally speaking, we get best attendance when we commit to a date 5-6 months in advance. I'm optimistic that a good portion of the population will be vaccinated by then.

                        As long as Real Gymm is open to the public, I say we hold the gathering (and abide by whatever standards are legally required).

                        The other thing to consider - the 3rd floor that Donnie let's us use is HUGE. The 2019 event was not very crowded at all.

                        Tim
                        Also - we had an outdoor bagging station.

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