Rose City Gliders: May 14, 2012 Newsletter

From: Herb Weiner <>
Subject: Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade Status Update and Practice Schedule
Date: May 14, 2012 4:11:43 PM PDT

We have tentatively schedule six practice sessions for the Grand Floral Parade. Since some folks prefer evenings, and other folks prefer weekends, we have three Saturday morning practice sessions, and three evening practice sessions. All practice sessions will be under the East end of the Hawthorne Bridge, so that we can stay dry in the event of inclement weather. Meet at the corner of SE Madison and SE Water Street . We would like to encourage everyone to attend as many practices as possible, but preferably at least two.

  • Saturday Morning, May 19, 10 AM.

  • Wednesday Evening, May 23, 6:30 PM.

  • Saturday Morning, May 26, 10 AM.

  • Thursday Evening, May 31, 6:30 PM.

  • Saturday Morning, June 2, 10 AM.

  • Friday Evening, June 8, 6:30 PM (evening prior to the Parade).

Please let me know at least a day or two prior to each practice if you are planning on attending, so we can cancel the practice if there is insufficient interest.

We have decided that the Gliders should wear black pants (everyone supply their own) and red Kariban K647 windbreakers over a white embroidered Rose City Gliders T-Shirt. This allows us to remove the red windbreakers if the weather becomes too hot. Everyone also needs to wear a helmet. The Windbreakers are approximately $15 for sizes Small through XL, $17 for XXL, and $18 for 3XL. The Embroidered T-Shirts are approximately $5 for sizes Small through XL, and approximately $7.00 for sizes XXL or 3XL.

Please let me know the number and sizes of windbreakers and T-shirts you need no later than Thursday, May 31. This will allow sufficient time to order the windbreakers and T-Shirts and get them embroidered.

It appears as if the event insurance will cost $10 per person.

We are hoping that we can obtain the flowers for $20 per person.