Monday, March 19, 2007

FND Report # 17, March 16, 2007

What a night! I think that most of us 'regulars' would agree that last Friday's FND at the Evropa was a step into new territory. We filled up the spacious hall quite well with a record turnout of over 140 FNDers, and the consensus seemed to be that the location was just about perfect! As usual, we've got some photos of the evening up on the FND Photo Blog, so if you weren't there this weekend, check out the fun you missed!

The food on Friday was excellent, so we would like to give special thanks to Adin at Newspaper Direct for sponsoring the evening, as well as the Evropa restaurant, which co-sponsored the buffet dinner. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Newspaper Direct, they offer same-day delivery of hundreds of major newspapers from around the world. Check their website or contact them by email for more details.

Thanks again and a big farewell to Juan Roque, who was generous enough to sponsor 50 free drinks on Friday -- we wish him well at his new assignment in North Carolina. Also, congrats to Frank for winning a free bottle of Movia wine as well as Leonardo for winning a bottle of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey (didn't he also win a bottle of Irish whiskey at last year's St. Patrick's day FND???).

The following night, on Saturday, March 17, a number of FNDers also showed up for Joan McIntyre's annual St. Patrick's day party at the Emonska klet, and as usual it was a wild and crazy evening. Too bad it only happens once a year!

Jim and I hope to see you all again at next month's FND. Further details will be available on the website and also in our email invitation. Remember to send us contact info for any of your friends who would like to be on the mailing list. See you in April!

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