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STAR 2019 dates and venue
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:54:32 PM »
STAR 2019 will be held June 23-26, 2019  in Bristol VA  at the Holiday Inn Conference Center.
Closing banquet will held Wednesday June 26, with checkout and departure on Thursday June 27.

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 12:49:50 PM »
For clarification that date range is the traditional Sun-Wed, many people show up on Saturday, and you'll want to book your room through Wed night, checking out on June 27.

(Somebody asked me for the dates last weekend, I had June 23-27 in my calendar and then explained why to them, otherwise I might forget I need the room Wed night.)
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 01:19:31 PM »
Do we use the regular procedure to reserve rooms after we make our STAR registration or can we reserve rooms now at the MSTA rate?

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »
Do we use the regular procedure to reserve rooms after we make our STAR registration or can we reserve rooms now at the MSTA rate?

Thanks,

Fred Z.

Fred, I don't know BUT I expect it will be like last year, registration will probably not be available until December.
I posted the dates because we have members who need to request vacation time in advance and the recent years date changes caused problems.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 12:52:04 PM »
Who is the STAR Coordinator for STAR 2019?


I can give them some great advice, from what I learned with STAR 2018.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 10:07:39 AM »
Regarding 2019 STAR, I'm seeing the dates for the event listed in several locations as June 22 - 26. While the closing banquet is Wednesday evening on the 26th the event technically ends the following day, Thursday morning as listed on the itinerary as "saying goodbyes."
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 My concern is the first time attendees may book their rooms to leave on the 26th and miss that days activities.
Should it not be listed everywhere as June 22 - 27th? -JEP-

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 01:01:14 PM »
Do we have a coordinator or a team in place for Star 2019 in Bristol.I've been asked by more than one person for contact Information and I can't find an answer to give them.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 01:06:52 PM »
Doug,
This is what is listed on the MSTA Event Listing for STAR 2019.
http://www.ridemsta.com/Events/EventDetail.php?7
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 01:40:22 PM »
Doug,
This is what is listed on the MSTA Event Listing for STAR 2019.
http://www.ridemsta.com/Events/EventDetail.php?7
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That is all I have so far guys. I update that page whenever I get additional info.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 03:56:57 PM »
Hi Doug,

What are the questions?  Maybe I can help here.

Also, as I think someone already said, the dates are listed as Sunday being the official start date with the following Thursday being the end date.  The "close" of STAR is Wednesday night after the banquet of course, but the listed dates are always carried to the following day -- Thursday.  And like Richard said, many, usually about half of those attending STAR are now arriving by Saturday - the day before the actual start.

By the way, the local team already has everything either done or already in the works.  They are totally on top of what needs to be done!  Yay!!!  And kudos.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 06:47:32 PM »
Registration usually opens up mid-December, today is the 7th.  The final schedule is usually done several months before the start of STAR, which is over 6 mths. from now.  Routes, etc. will be released much closer to the date of the event so that they can be checked and finalized.  Hotel reservations usually open up when event registration does. 

I suggest that if anyone has any questions or needs to contact anyone right now, and can’t wait until the information is posted up here and on the FaceBook STAR page, that they send an email to the EC...

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 07:56:52 PM »
[...And like Richard said, many, usually about half of those attending STAR are now arriving by Saturday - the day before the actual start...]

The last two STARs, Deb & I arrived on Friday and were surprised to see so many members trying to get the jump on the Saturday early birds!
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 05:05:31 AM »
Well, if you have the time, why not. I was thinking the same thing if my schedule allows as time gets closer.  It's a one day ride for me (I could easily turn it in to 2) and have a place to stay waiting for me. :)  TM
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 11:37:07 AM »
Hi Doug,

What are the questions?  Maybe I can help here.

Also, as I think someone already said, the dates are listed as Sunday being the official start date with the following Thursday being the end date.  The "close" of STAR is Wednesday night after the banquet of course, but the listed dates are always carried to the following day -- Thursday.  And like Richard said, many, usually about half of those attending STAR are now arriving by Saturday - the day before the actual start.

By the way, the local team already has everything either done or already in the works.  They are totally on top of what needs to be done!  Yay!!!  And kudos.

I had someone who wanted to contact the Star 2019 committee or coordinator so they could volunteer.

You stated "By the way, the local team already has everything either done or already in the works.  They are totally on top of what needs to be done!"

So is the local team a secret! That the general membership is not to be aware of.
As a long time member I'd like to be aware of who is on the team and how to contact them.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 05:41:39 PM »


I had someone who wanted to contact the Star 2019 committee or coordinator so they could volunteer.

You stated "By the way, the local team already has everything either done or already in the works.  They are totally on top of what needs to be done!"

So is the local team a secret! That the general membership is not to be aware of.
As a long time member I'd like to be aware of who is on the team and how to contact them.


It’s no secret that finding people to help out on many things is not hard to do.  Most of the members are ready willing and able to help when asked.

However, gettimg someone to step up and say, “I’ll take charge” is a whole different story.  Not complaining.  People have honest and legitimate reasons for not wanting to be THE person.  Believe me, I understand!  But for that reason, we don’t have “A” committee.  What we do have is some members, mostly local to the area, that have stepped up to help out  in specific areas....routes, lunch, etc.....that need to be set up prior to the event.  Dennis has been the Main coordinator of this so far.  He would “the” person to contact right now.  We will certainly need lots of people to help out AT the event and in the area closer to the time of the event, so additional volunteers are always needed and always welcome.


One thing we do need is someone to organize the raffle ticket sales AT the event.  We will be sending out tickets to all members sometime in January, and people will be able to buy tickets when they register online prior to the event, but we will still need someone to help,coordinate it there, along with people willing to help out.  Anyone interested in that can contact me.  Pat Mogavero


But ANY member, long term or short term or brand new, can contact me via email or phone or PM anytime they want...not just about STAR either.  I’m sure the other people in the club, no matter what position they hold, feel the same way.
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