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After the Fledge 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »

We don't have a lot of details, but there will be an After The Fledge 2019 from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 (with hopefully another boat ride on Sunday, July 21. Watch this space for details and mark your calendar now!

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 05:37:52 PM »

We don't have a lot of details, but there will be an After The Fledge 2019 from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 (with hopefully another boat ride on Sunday, July 21. Watch this space for details and mark your calendar now!
How exciting!
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 12:51:23 AM »

Hiya Everybody!
I'll be posting more details as the season progresses, but I thought I'd give you all some information about our After the Fledge Celebration!

On Thursday, July 18th we will have our Meet and Greet, at the Hatchery.  Come meet the mods and chatters, enjoy some pizza under the tent near the waterfall!

Friday, July 19th is a day filled with fun!  There will be a canoe/kayak trip down the scenic Upper Iowa River-join Iverburl, TulsaDucati and others for a beautiful morning float trip!  We almost always see eagles, herons, and lots of other wildlife!!! That is also the day that we will be Paying it Forward at the Decorah Fish Hatchery!  We will be weeding those butterfly gardens, and assembling monofilament recycling stations, to be placed along the sides of creeks in NE Iowa.  Stay tuned for more interesting and fun activities for Friday...

Saturday, July 20th is a big day!  We have the bike ride in the morning-a great chance to get some exercise, and see some of the magical Decorah area!  In the afternoon we will have our presentations at Valders Hall in Luther College, including an airing of the film "Decoding the Driftless".  More information coming very, very soon!  And Saturday night is our dinner under the tent at the Hatchery-always tasty and fun!!!

On Sunday, July 21st we are planning another trip to the Mississippi River, to check out the wildlife, and spend a little more time together before we all sadly depart what is truly the Happiest Place on Earth ;D

Throughout the weekend there will be short demonstrations at the hatchery on various subjects. There will be a merchandise table, for all the eagle swag you just can't resist buying, with all the proceeds going to RRP.  And everybody better study hard, because the eagle quiz this year promises to be as challenging as ever!

Please be sure to check back here for more information about our event, and for lodging information from Puff and I! I will be posting the registration form here, as well as the reservation form for those who would like to stay at the Luther dormitories...

I hope y'all can join us, it's going to be a blast!!!
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 07:23:53 AM »

                                              AFTER THE FLEDGE 2019


OK, are you ready to rumble?  On the horizon is our 7th annual (?) ATF.  This year we will have an opportunity to witness the new cast members and new responsibilities of all.  Let's cheer them on to victory.

Our main days this year are July 18, 19, and 20.  Thursday, July 18, would be our evening get-together with pizza; Friday, July 19, is our planned activities day, all fun and fullfilling; Saturday, July 20, has some formal planned presentations at the college, followed by our late afternoon fun-under-the-tent picnic.  On checkout date, July 21, there is a bonus activity that usually follows.   Of course there are hours and hours of chit chatting, meeting some of the faceless posters in our media channels, and the pure joy of watching the eagles soar!   Specifics will follow later, as the people in charge of those finalize their schedules.

For my part I will again be handling the accommodations.  Reservations must be made through me, only because all the rooms are contracted and held to my credit card.  As you will see from the below listing, there are 5 different locations that I have on hold.  They are on hold until the beginning of June.  You should make your choice and then contact me with the usual information:  your full name, address, phone number, room type and hotel, your credit card number, expiration date, and security code.  The credit information is only to hold the room to you.  Nothing is charged until you check out on July 21.  Some of the properties are willing to work with anyone coming early or staying later than July 21.  There are no penalty fees if you need to cancel.  I can give a list of B & B places in Decorah and their contact info.  I do not do the reservations for them however.  Please be careful with any commitments they have.

Here are the local properties and what they are offering this year:

Hotel Winneshiek       3 rooms       $ 119 - $ 159 per night

Quality Inn Suites      10 rooms      $ 172 - $ 182 per night

Country Inn & Suites  10 rooms     $ 110 - $ 150 per night

Fairfield Marriott       10 rooms      $ 139 - $149 per night

Super 8 Decorah        15 rooms      $ 129 per night

*Taxes are in addition to the above amounts

Contact me for any further information and any questions

Puff/LaNora                 630-852-2108              [email protected]vel.com

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »

Thank you Puff! I hope the chatters take advantage of all you have to offer them!

Okay, so this is already kind of out there, but I wanted to make a formal announcement, so here goes:

On Saturday, July 20th we will be showing the film "Decoding the Driftless" at Valders Hall, in Luther College. But we will also have another presentation.....

You know him, you love him-We will be seeing our very own favorite Ambassador Decorah, replete with his adult plumage!  I just can't wait!!!  Woohooo! ;D
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »

Puff -- what is the meaning of ?

 "This year we will have an opportunity to witness the new cast members and new responsibilities of all. "

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 11:13:07 AM »

Wow!  Time to make the airplane reservations. 
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 11:50:03 AM »

Puff -- what is the meaning of ?

 "This year we will have an opportunity to witness the new cast members and new responsibilities of all. "




I'm curious about that too, Ginger
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 01:27:21 PM »

???  Means who knows? 

My first trip to the big D was in 2012.  That was just Ton and me.  But there was no organized ATF until 2015?  My first group aid was given in 2013, but that was a small group of about 12.  Your 2015 could very well be the official founding of ATF.  That makes 2019 the 5th annual. . . . or 6th annual if you take 2014 as the start.  I'm easy.  You all decide and that's what we'll call it.   LOL

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 09:08:13 PM »

I started visiting the nest in 2007 after my friend Rick (retired head of Decorah Parks and Recreation) told me about a guy from National Geographic filming a couple eagles nesting at the Decorah Hatchery.  After showing me where the hatchery was, I (and sometimes Rick) visited every time I came over to quaff a beer at Toppling Goliath.
Rick and Bob Anderson were both original "Mug Club" members, and Rick often talked "eagles" with Bob, but I always missed his presence when I was there.  (But Rick heard some stories, and he relayed them to me, and after I began chatting in 2011, I'd steer some of Rick's inquiries, and learned some "inside skinny" about RRP.
All this is beside the point, but I'd like to add....although the first ATF picnic was in 2014, in 2011 there was a gathering organized by chatters (naimo, tsk, Ais4, auntfish, and others).  In 2012 we met again....and there was a Moderator Meet-Up (remember the picture with the Mods holding name tags covering there faces) where anonymity was the Prime Directive!  Then there was the picnic at Phelps Park, (I drove by but didn't stop) and then the next year ATF came into existence. (I think)  I've been to all but only participated in a few.  Bob's last ATF and his Remembrance Ceremony were my high points, but meeting all my fellow eagle lovers at the one's I registered are pretty great too.  Highly recommend the experience!!
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 06:51:41 AM »

For Jorie Nelson and others who may have missed posting 12 March. . .

                                              AFTER THE FLEDGE 2019


OK, are you ready to rumble?  On the horizon is our 7th annual (?) ATF.  This year we will have an opportunity to witness the new cast members and new responsibilities of all.  Let's cheer them on to victory.

Our main days this year are July 18, 19, and 20.  Thursday, July 18, would be our evening get-together with pizza; Friday, July 19, is our planned activities day, all fun and fullfilling; Saturday, July 20, has some formal planned presentations at the college, followed by our late afternoon fun-under-the-tent picnic.  On checkout date, July 21, there is a bonus activity that usually follows.   Of course there are hours and hours of chit chatting, meeting some of the faceless posters in our media channels, and the pure joy of watching the eagles soar!   Specifics will follow later, as the people in charge of those finalize their schedules.

For my part I will again be handling the accommodations.  Reservations must be made through me, only because all the rooms are contracted and held to my credit card.  As you will see from the below listing, there are 5 different locations that I have on hold.  They are on hold until the beginning of June.  You should make your choice and then contact me with the usual information:  your full name, address, phone number, room type and hotel, your credit card number, expiration date, and security code.  The credit information is only to hold the room to you.  Nothing is charged until you check out on July 21.  Some of the properties are willing to work with anyone coming early or staying later than July 21.  There are no penalty fees if you need to cancel.  I can give a list of B & B places in Decorah and their contact info.  I do not do the reservations for them however.  Please be careful with any commitments they have.

Here are the local properties and what they are offering this year:

Hotel Winneshiek       3 rooms       $ 119 - $ 159 per night

Quality Inn Suites      10 rooms      $ 172 - $ 182 per night

Country Inn & Suites  10 rooms     $ 110 - $ 150 per night

Fairfield Marriott       10 rooms      $ 139 - $149 per night

Super 8 Decorah        15 rooms      $ 129 per night

*Taxes are in addition to the above amounts

Contact me for any further information and any questions

Puff/LaNora                 630-852-2108              [email protected]

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 11:26:10 AM »

Puff, I think I know exactly what you mean ;)  And Eburg, seeing you at After the Fledge is always one of the highlights for me!  Maybe this year we can actually get to the Whippy Dip together! :)
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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 05:05:52 PM »

Let me remind all the N2b/Mom/DM2/D32/D33 fans that there are rooms on hold for After The Fledge.  I will have them available until the beginning of thru middle of June.  The three main activity days are July 18, 19, and 20. 

For reservations you can contact me until May 9.  I will then be available again on May 21.  I will be out of the country and unable to take calls.  Don't get caught procrastinating.


Here is the original accommodation listing:


                                              AFTER THE FLEDGE 2019


OK, are you ready to rumble?  On the horizon is our 7th annual (?) ATF.  This year we will have an opportunity to witness the new cast members and new responsibilities of all.  Let's cheer them on to victory.

Our main days this year are July 18, 19, and 20.  Thursday, July 18, would be our evening get-together with pizza; Friday, July 19, is our planned activities day, all fun and fullfilling; Saturday, July 20, has some formal planned presentations at the college, followed by our late afternoon fun-under-the-tent picnic.  On checkout date, July 21, there is a bonus activity that usually follows.   Of course there are hours and hours of chit chatting, meeting some of the faceless posters in our media channels, and the pure joy of watching the eagles soar!   Specifics will follow later, as the people in charge of those finalize their schedules.

For my part I will again be handling the accommodations.  Reservations must be made through me, only because all the rooms are contracted and held to my credit card.  As you will see from the below listing, there are 5 different locations that I have on hold.  They are on hold until the beginning of June.  You should make your choice and then contact me with the usual information:  your full name, address, phone number, room type and hotel, your credit card number, expiration date, and security code.  The credit information is only to hold the room to you.  Nothing is charged until you check out on July 21.  Some of the properties are willing to work with anyone coming early or staying later than July 21.  There are no penalty fees if you need to cancel.  I can give a list of B & B places in Decorah and their contact info.  I do not do the reservations for them however.  Please be careful with any commitments they have.

Here are the local properties and what they are offering this year:

Hotel Winneshiek       3 rooms       $ 119 - $ 159 per night

Quality Inn Suites      10 rooms      $ 172 - $ 182 per night

Country Inn & Suites  10 rooms     $ 110 - $ 150 per night

Fairfield Marriott       10 rooms      $ 139 - $149 per night

Super 8 Decorah        15 rooms      $ 129 per night

*Taxes are in addition to the above amounts

Contact me for any further information and any questions

Puff/LaNora                 630-852-2108              [email protected]

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Re: After the Fledge 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 03:12:09 PM »

Do you know when the forms will be available for the ATF?  Last year I had to fill out a form saying when I would be there, what activities I'd be doing, etc.  And I had to send in the fee for the Saturday dinner.  I will be doing the bike trip again, but I think I paid that directly to the bike shop the day of.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 04:31:03 PM »

Do you know when the forms will be available for the ATF?  Last year I had to fill out a form saying when I would be there, what activities I'd be doing, etc.  And I had to send in the fee for the Saturday dinner.  I will be doing the bike trip again, but I think I paid that directly to the bike shop the day of.

Hiya NWargo,

The forms will be ready soon luv, stay tuned!  You can pay for the dinner and the registration when we are in Decorah, and you are right, the fees for bike rental will be taken at the bike shop.

~Izzy

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