2014 Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat

Here is all the info for this year’s retreat. PM me with email for questions, to reserve, or to get ready to pay.
Hey Ya’ll,
A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the Southeast! I think I finally am beginning to figure this whole thing out so….It’s time to start planning the Southeast Men’s Knitting Retreat 2014 !!!
We have changed the date (again) due to scheduling conflicts with our original retreat center. We also have a new venue. This year’s retreat will be held at the Blue Ridge Assembly, beginning November 13 an ending November 16. I am very excited to be in Black Mountain, NC, a very creative community with lots of fiber opportunities close by. I’ve confirmed this weekend with Danielle at Blue Ridge Assembly and they are very excited to have us. We will have hotel style rooms with private baths in each room. I would love to increase our numbers this year as there are large numbers of rooms available. We are able to have more private rooms, so please let me know if this is what you prefer. I will need some commitment/payment by late August as our deposit will be due September 1.
Thursday, November 13 (1 pm-ish)-Sunday, November 16 (1 pm-ish)
Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:
$236 - housing for 2 day/3 nights (Thurs dinner-Sun lunch includes 9 meals & LINENS!!!)
(if you would like a private room the cost is $320)
$20 - Admin Fee (this compensates me for my planning and execution time)
$25 - Printing/Supplies Fees/Badges/Thank you cards/postage/phone
$5 - PayPal Fees (this is now 4% of the total cost and is charged when you transfer money via PayPal)
$286.00(sharing)($370.00 private room) GRAND TOTAL (I also rounded up on paypal fees and to whole dollar to cover transfer)
Check-In Time is 3pm (11/13) Check-Out Time is 1 pm (11/16)
I would like to have 10 participants by our deposit time on September 1. Private rooms are not an issue this year. We have a block of rooms reserved for our dates, meeting room, and should have access to av equipment for teaching/movie night. There will be an opportunity to work on weaving in the Assembly’s Craft room. I am not sure of the cost at this point. There is also a Men’s Group that meets at an Asheville Yarn Shop, Purl’s Yarn Emporium, that we may be able to touch base with.
There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30 Day mark (10/13)
I have given Blue Ridge Assembly our request for reservation but we don’t officially have the reservation until I make the deposit. I’ll be signing the contract September 1. The sooner you can reserve and make your payment, the sooner I can sign the contract. If you’re interested in going, please let me know on this forum and I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal.
May I get a show of “hands” from those of you interested in attending this year?
I look forward to seeing all your faces for this year’s retreat! Please share this with anyone I’ve overlooked or that you think would like to join us. Thanks, Ya’ll !!!