There are as many myths as there are members as to why people do not get in to North Coast . The truth is, in accordance to state fire laws as well as politics we HAVE TO abide by the rules as to how many people can be in the building.
From my own experience we hate putting the return to sender stamps on the mail and saying "no" to the folks on the phone. .. more
1.We Save registrations for locals
2.We Have a scholorship fund
Scholorships are donated by kind people
who want newcomers (usually) to have
an oppertunity to hear in the message.
3. We pull out registrations of our favorite people or "who you know"
Truth is... first come first served. ALL
registrations are opened according to post mark. Resentments are not allowed at the mail opening.
4. We sell out in a week
Here is how it works.
we wait for 24 hours after the reg. forms have a chance to get to you. (We mail forms according to state and zip code based upon what U.S.P.'s info. All very scientific.) it takes about 3 days for all of the 1500 or so to be collected. Then we have a party and open registrations, make deposits and do all of the nesessary paper work. **About 1 week later we make the deposits. Check your bank to see if the check cleared.
5.You can register online
It's all about the fair factor as we open according to post mark . Can't do credit or debit either sorry. check or M.O.
6. If I send a money order I will get in.
BEWARE!!! The Money Order Issue...... sorry but it can be an issue. We are not responsable for lost M.O.'s If sold out we will return the your mail unopened. This could be a problem getting your money back in a timely manner. It depends on the vendor you purchased the M.O. from.
7, If I do not put a return address on my envelope you will have to accept my registration.
sorry just means it will take longer to get your money order or check back.
8. I need to be registered for Potluck and Dance
NOPE that is a Myth too
... it really does hurt because we really do put ourselves in your shoes. But sobriety doesn't exclude anybody and a roundup is NOT sobriety. But it sure feels that way sometimes when there is a crying newcomer on the North Coast phone line begging to get in.
So whether you are an oldtimer or a newcomer come down anyway, this is indeed a family re-union for many of us. Who knows while you are standing in the sunshine with a sign, you might get to play a part in a miracle! Maby save a life, maybe it will be yours!