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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Kaylan » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:08 am

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote:And done.

$187.50 + 15.00 (+/- P&H Australia Post Express Post).

1 x SORD STRIKE in SORD Base Colour.
Om nom nom nom.

It shall be awesome. Hooray!

Did you ever find out when the charges for ZS membership hit? I know I could probably look it up on the forums here somewhere, but that requires me to be... y'know, not lazy or something.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:27 am

Kaylan wrote:
Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote:And done.

$187.50 + 15.00 (+/- P&H Australia Post Express Post).

1 x SORD STRIKE in SORD Base Colour.
Om nom nom nom.

It shall be awesome. Hooray!.
W00t! I'm pretty sure it won't disapoint, now: the wait... I had to order it in the middle of a four day public holiday didn't I? :roll: :lol:
Kaylan wrote:Did you ever find out when the charges for ZS membership hit? I know I could probably look it up on the forums here somewhere, but that requires me to be... y'know, not lazy or something.
I'll see your lazy and raise you stupid - I haven't sent Evening the e-mail yet. :lol:

This easter break has been really good: laughs; chilled; etc so I forgive myself for being slothful. The e-mail is nearly finished. Honest.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by mtaylor0001 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:52 pm

G'day all.

Took me a while to find this post.

On the Australian chapter..... i reckon skype wouldn't be a bad idea to beat the distance problem, much cheaper than an airline ticket

Then just hold conventions in different cities each year.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Kaylan » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:10 pm

Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote: I'll see your lazy and raise you stupid - I haven't sent Evening the e-mail yet. :lol:

This easter break has been really good: laughs; chilled; etc so I forgive myself for being slothful. The e-mail is nearly finished. Honest.

How's your easter been?
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Hahaha, nice.

My easter has been... full of procrastination about assignments. I have two to hand in tomorrow and they're only half done. Bugger. Suppose I ought to be doing those rather than posting on here.


And hiya, mtaylor0001! Good to see another Aussie about. :)

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:51 am

Chapter business card obverse much?
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MT, we talked about Skype back whenever... agreed it's the best way to go about things. 8)

Well, looks like I better e-mail Micheal as well. :)

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Post by TheRealCJ » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:16 am

Yo! New to the forum and a Proud Aussie!

Personally, given the current state of our natural climate, what with bushfires, and floods, and drought, and just about everything else, I think a ZS chapter, or sup-chapters would be a fantastic idea!

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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:49 am

Where ya from CJ?
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by feuer » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:30 pm

I miss Australia, it was definately one of the best countries I have ever lived in.

I was in Exmouth WA for about 3 years with my dad when he was in the Navy.
No tv, miles from nowhere, with nothing but roos, redbacks, and witchetty grubs. Rock fish and hammerheads to keep you company in the clear warm ocean water, and miles upon miles of wide sandy beaches made life outdoors a lot of fun.
I remember havin Emus pokin around in our yard, and for a little kid like me that was an incredible experience.

My very first girlfriend was an aussie named Jennifer, she was beautiful, most aussie girls are. We made out at her house, which was on stilts, to the movie Grease, which led to my very first fist fight with a kid named Chad Dower. Good times.
I don't remember much from way back then, but I remember beautiful sheilas, rugged blokes, lots of beer drinkin, and the best sunsets in the world.

Someday i'll go back to Australia, it's an awesome country.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Indiana » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:50 pm

This bears absolutely no relevance to the conversation but I just spent 4 days in Canberra and loved the place. The fact that it was Easter and all the politicians had gone home might have had something to do with it though.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:26 pm

Canberra is my home town :)

Next time any of y'all are coming through, hit me up via PM and I'll show you around or something.
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Indiana » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks for that.

This was largely a geocaching run but 9 yr olds get bored quickly so we did a lot of the tourist things

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Kaylan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:40 pm

I was chatting to my knitting friends last night (yes, I'm aware how dorky that makes me sound) about possible Brisbane zombie-themed fundraising events, and we've got some sweet ideas.

Zombie bake sale, anyone? We were thinking we'd dress as zombiefied housewives and sell corpse cakes, shortbread severed fingers, that sort of thing.
How about a (Romero) movie marathon followed by a zombie disco?
'Use your brains before the zombies eat them' trivia night sound like fun?
Maybe you'd prefer a 'let's hope they're shamblers' fun run?

Given the numbers that turned up to last years zombie walk, I think getting a zombie-march-upon-the-red-cross-building donation day happening wouldn't be that hard to achieve. And there's always the possibility of skills workshops - self defence, gardening, post-apoc clothing design, that sort of thing.

Just a few ideas, anyway. :D We really ought to get this Aussie chapter ball rolling!

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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:42 pm

Kaylan wrote:I was chatting to my knitting friends last night (yes, I'm aware how dorky that makes me sound) about possible Brisbane zombie-themed fundraising events, and we've got some sweet ideas.

Zombie bake sale, anyone? We were thinking we'd dress as zombiefied housewives and sell corpse cakes, shortbread severed fingers, that sort of thing.
How about a (Romero) movie marathon followed by a zombie disco?
'Use your brains before the zombies eat them' trivia night sound like fun?
Maybe you'd prefer a 'let's hope they're shamblers' fun run?

Given the numbers that turned up to last years zombie walk, I think getting a zombie-march-upon-the-red-cross-building donation day happening wouldn't be that hard to achieve. And there's always the possibility of skills workshops - self defence, gardening, post-apoc clothing design, that sort of thing.

Just a few ideas, anyway. :D We really ought to get this Aussie chapter ball rolling!
Awesome ideas! Also, I don't think being a member of an apocalyptic knitting circle makes you dorky - Michelle would kill me if I thought that. :lol: I'm pretty sure she has specially sharpened titanium bug out knitting needles on her person at all times.

Keep 'em coming. Whosoever organised the last Zombie walk up your way might be worth talking to.

Besides the usual let's go to the pub ideas I came up with last time (and the "Mates Donate" thing) - locally I thought of tying into the charity outdoor film showings they do here in the grounds of the Burswood casino.

Ask them to help, make the next movies something zombie flavoured and tag in from there. We would of course need to be Chapterfied first for that to work though I'm thinking.

I don't think it will be that hard to Chapter up. West Texas got admitted so fast I didn't even know they had applied. Look at ZS Vegas, Eerie basically got that up by himself.

We definitely need to get this train a-rollin'.

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Indiana - where the hell did you take your nine year old to in Canberra? I heard it was only the Porn Palaces open on public holidays in Canberra. :wink:
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by TheGunslinger » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:58 pm

I do agree that getting a ZS downunder sounds awesome. A big plus one to the ideas of the zombie walk and so forth, I'd be totally up for it.

TGC - The War Memorial can be fun for a 9 year old, but the Science and Technology centre is totally kid friendly. You horrible Westralian, you :lol:
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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:02 pm

TheGunslinger wrote:TGC - The War Memorial can be fun for a 9 year old, but the Science and Technology centre is totally kid friendly. You horrible Westralian, you :lol:
Teehee.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Kaylan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:05 pm

Looking at the main site info about chapters, we've got a few requirements:
The main requirements are:
* Members: Three active Zombie Squad members to act as the responsible coordinators or officers of the chapters. These will be the folks who sign the relevant paperwork, and who we at ZS-HQ will look upon as the official leaders of the chapter.
* Events: At least 2 charity events hosted a year (blood drive, food drive, clothing drive, local charity fund raiser, highway clean up, etc).
* Regular meetings: Meetings at least every other month for the officers/members to plan events. Meetings at least once a quarter open to the public for recruiting and publicizing.

Naturally there will be paperwork. Everyone loves paperwork. We'll have an application for chapter status, a chapter agreement, an application for charity events, and the reports you'll file after each event and chapter meeting. It sounds like a lot, but we'll have them online and ready to fill out. Easy stuff.

To become a chapter you'd need to have three members and hold a charity event without the ZS name. We'd look at your application, give it the ok, and send you the agreement. Then you're ready to rock and roll with the meetings, ZS events and kicking zombie ass.
What were the special considerations we'd get for being, y'know, a little population in a big country? I'm wondering how the open to the public meetings would work - rotate them between the various cities?

I'll do my membership stuff today, to get the ball rolling (just need to get a decent photo sorted...). Once we've got three members we need to hold our own charity event (what exactly constitutes a charity event in this case?) and then we can really get it started. Who else is up for it? TGC? TheGunslinger? What say you?

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Post by TheGunslinger » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:07 pm

I'm up for it, for sure.

I've got membership and other stuff to sort out - and I'll be frank when I say that I don't have the time to organise and run a charity event at the moment, I'm flat out with real life stuff at the moment.

I'll totally be up for organising/running/participating in other events in the future (say, 6 - 8 months or so), though, and I reckon a blood drive or something would be easy to get numbers for.
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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:12 pm

I say I <3 you. You go, girl.

Virtual Blood drive online (like "Mates Donate") as first event works for me. I'm pretty sure Michelle and the board said yes to that as qualifying.

We can do the Public Meetings via Skype, I'm pretty sure Michelle and the board said that was okay too.


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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:52 am

I gotta do something about a photo now too.

I've been thinking about it a bit 'cos I'm somewhat PERSEC conscious - but I also don't want to look like a mall ninja too much.

Then again, I might go all out total mall ninja - time to bust my shemagh out of the BOB. :lol:
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Post by Indiana » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:31 am

Yeah questacon and parliament house were the bomb

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Post by Kaylan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:34 am

Aaaaaaaaand my membership application is in. Now all I have to do is wait. And track down this mates donate thing - can't seem to find it on the Red Cross Aus website. TGC, d'you have a link you can share?

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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:08 am

I've always said, "If you want something done right - get a chick to do it". :D

Mine's done pending the photo which I'll do tommorrow when I look prettier.
At the worst I just have to make sure there's $20 and change left in the debit credit card at all times for the next 6-8 weeks.

The 15 dollars US translated into roughly that for you didn't it Kaylan?

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:21 am

Looks like the "Mates Donate" thing was a specific thing back in '07. :?
I can ring The Red Cross tommorrow and see if we can hook something up but ZS-001 might be more happy if we waited until we had official chapter status before interacting with RC-A at that level considering thier relationship with the ARC.

E-mail on way to Michelle, let's see what the official line is.

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Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Post by Kaylan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:58 pm

It hasn't finished going through but I'm reasonably sure that the $20.70 transaction outstanding on my netbanking is the ZS membership. I paid with paypal so it should have come out of my account straight away (which makes things easier). But I'll let you know once it's cleared and I know for sure. :)

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