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Friday, November 11th, 2005
12:21 am
[dovefeathers]
Apologies to those who have seen this post alread...
Just trying to really get the word out, especially on boards where there may be a lot of posts in a given day:

I'd like to invite everyone once again to please stop by the community I am trying to fuel: "Dear NoLa..." Everyone who is or who has ever been in love with New Orleans, this is a call to all of us to write her love letters in this time of need. We hope that these love letters will be read by anyone who could possibly suggest "not rebuilding". We hope to try to make our government, our fellow citizens, and the rest of the global community understand what this city is to us.

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=dearnola&mode=full

If this community gets enough posts, I hope to direct media attention to it. But we need to act fast if this idea will work. The gears are turning on a decision concerning the levee system, and hurricane season 2006 gets closer every minute.

Thank you all so much, who have left your letters so far! Please spread the word. And good luck to you all. -Ari
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
4:11 am
[dovefeathers]
Dear NoLa... love letters to our city
I would like to invite you all to visit the new community I am attempting to start.

This community was designed as an open invitation to everyone who is or who has ever been in love with New Orleans to write her letters in this time of need. We hope that these love letters will be read by anyone who could possibly suggest "not rebuilding". We hope to try to make our government, our fellow citizens, and the rest of the global community understand what this city is to us.

If you feel motivated to do so, please help me spread the word about this idea. I feel that if we can compile our stories, we may be able to help people understand that New Orleans is a living, breathing place, with a heart, soul, and mind. Please stop in and write NoLa a letter. Best wishes to everyone.

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=dearnola&mode=full
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
8:30 pm
[ronindh]
Help spread the word! - www.hurricanehousing.org

Help spread the word! - www.hurricanehousing.org

Hello Everyone,

I received this from Noah at MoveOn.org and I thought I'd pass it along to different LJ boards that I'm a member of. If you can, please print out the flyers and pass them out. I will be printing them out and passing some out down here in Lockport tomorrow if at all possible. While I and my family have a place to stay during this time of tragedy, I'm seeing a LOT of people who don't have anything or anywhere to stay. If you can help out, please do so in any way that you can, be it through monetary or food donations, donations of clothing, blankets and sheets or just volunteer your time.

- Ronin ^_^

__________________________________________________________

Offers to house hurricane evacuees are continuing to pour in—beds for over 250,000 people are now available through HurricaneHousing.org. We've also set up a toll-free housing hotline to help evacuees find housing. But though we've already helped shelter thousands of people, there are tens of thousands more who don't know that a soft bed, a sympathetic ear and a little privacy await them in homes all across America. Please help us make sure families who've relocated to your community benefit from this outpouring of support.

It's easy — just download our flyer about HurricaneHousing.org and our housing hotline, make some copies and take them wherever evacuees are in your area. And if you're volunteering in the relief efforts already, please get the word out to evacuees and relief workers with whom you're in contact. Click here to download the flyer:

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/flyer.html

Then tell us you did it at:

http://civic.moveon.org/katrinasurvey/flyer/

We're doing everything we can to get the word out through relief agencies, local government and television and radio ads. But there are hundreds of thousands of evacuees in shelters, churches, gymnasiums, military bases and hotels who are looking for options and don't know about HurricaneHousing.org. Many of these folks are desperate for a little more normalcy than a shelter can provide, or they're paying for a room but running low on cash. Please help us get the word out.

First, figure out where evacuees are congregated in your community. That might be a stadium, a motel, a church, the line outside the FEMA office or your local food stamp office. In some places, even the Wal-Mart has become a gathering place of sorts. If you're not sure, try scanning the local news or calling the city government.

When you figure out where to go, please make 100 copies (or more!) to hand out. Some volunteers have even taken along their cell phones to help evacuees find housing right away, via our hotline.

Right now, relief efforts are very decentralized, and the best way to get the word out about the incredible wealth of housing at Hurricanehousing.org is for MoveOn members and other volunteers to reach out directly to evacuees and relief workers in every community.

A couple hours of your time can help make the critical connection between someone in need and someone offering assistance. Just click here to get started:

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/flyer.html

The stories we're hearing every day from people who've found housing leave no doubt what a difference this can make—like this one from Ryan:

I wanted to stay close to home. I was born and raised in New Orleans, and can't wait to go back. I thought…I could find a place to live in Baton Rouge. I could not get a hotel room here, and all the shelters here were full. I've never been homeless before. Then [through HurricaneHousing.org] I found two very generous people with a spare room. I have been there for one day. It was the first time I slept in a bed since I left New Orleans. I have been having wicked nightmares but at least I got some rest.

If people can't give water or food, shelter is the next most vital element to sustain life. Offering housing to evacuees is as important as pulling people off rooftops. Because those people are going to need a place to stay if they survive. Thanks for helping me survive, and if you have room in your home, just offer it. You can meet the people first before you make a final choice. But take the first step and at least offer it. It might be the best thing you could ever do....


Thanks for all you do.

Sincerely,

–Noah T. Winer and the whole MoveOn.org Civic Action team
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005


Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
2:34 pm
[crystalgee]
We're in the paper!
A write up on last Saturday's manga event at Belle Terre Library is in our local Metro.

Don't worry wind_up_robot I'll send you a copy of it.

Bob, would you like a copy as well?

*GLEE*
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
10:45 pm
[crystalgee]
Today I chatted with the head of the teen department(Carol Berman) at West Bank Regional and she is very interested in having a manga mania program there.

She's looking at having it on Sunday October 16th or Sunday October 23rd.. but I think she would rather it fall on the 16th. However she may be willing to negotiate.

If you are interested you can email me or you can talk to her directly at 364-3720. She hopes to hear from some of you soon.

Thank you all for the interest and support.

Current Mood: pleased
10:45 pm
[crystalgee]
Today I chatted with the head of the teen department(Carol Berman) at West Bank Regional and she is very interested in having a manga mania program there.

She's looking at having it on Sunday October 16th or Sunday October 23rd.. but I think she would rather it fall on the 16th. However she may be willing to negotiate.

If you are interested you can email me or you can talk to her directly at 364-3720. She hopes to hear from some of you soon.

Thank you all for the interest and support.

Current Mood: pleased
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
10:12 pm
[crystalgee]
Writing a thank you note
To all who attended the program today at Belle Terre Library.. thank you so much!

My manager was very pleased with the program and he wnats another one next year. *WOW*

Thank you Laura for the great program, you and your family are aces! *Squeee*

Thank you those who costumed for this, it added to the fun! It was a great way to spend an afternoon at work!

Btw someone did leave a Nintendo DS at our library. If you owned a blue Nintendo DS please contact the branch at 349-5910 Monday morning.

Thank you again!

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, August 15th, 2005
9:31 pm
[crystalgee]
reminder
This weekend at Belle Terre Library on the Westbank *5550 Belle Terre Road Marrero* we will have an anime/manga fest. The date will be Saturday August 20th from 2-4pm. We will have a demonstraton on how to draw in manga style with local artist Laurie London and a cosplay contest following that.
The winner of the cosplay contest will win a $10 gift certificate from Barnes and Noble. Please call at 349-5910 if you have any questions.

Thanks

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
12:06 pm
[goddess1stclass]
finally getting back to things
I don't know how long this will last with school and all, but I feel like i'm finally able to get back into the meetup action. maybe... We'll see.
Friday, July 8th, 2005
4:25 am
[ronindh]
It's that time of the month again...

 

Well folks, it's that time of the month again.

The July Anime Meetup will POSSIBLY be held at Krispy Kreme on Clearview Parkway in Metairie on July 11th, 2005 at 7 PM depending on the path that Hurricane Dennis takes. If Dennis heads this way, then there will be NO meetup, but if it decides to head in a different direction, then we'll have the Anime Meetup as planned. Hopefully that sucker heads somewhere other than here. NOLA has had it's fair share of hurricanes over the years, we need a break for a while, as does Florida too.

Anyways... IF the hurricane does NOT head this way, then I hope to see everyone on Monday night!

- Ronin ^_^

 



Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
8:30 pm
[everyinchofme]
This Saturday (July 9th) from 2-4 pm, the Belle Terre Branch (of
Jefferson Parish) Library is having a program on Anime and Manga.

There will also be a COSPLAY contest where the winner has a chance
of winning a $10 Barnes and Noble gift certificate!

Please call at 504-349-5910 if you have questions.
Friday, July 1st, 2005
9:43 pm
[god_mood]
Monday, June 20th, 2005
11:41 pm
[crystalgee]
Sorry if this is the wrong place
First off, so sorry I am posting about this now but its been a rather busy few weeks.

Would there be anyone here that can assist in a library program devoted to Anime and Manga on Saturday July 9th at the Belle Terre Library?

This will be a two hour program (sorry, that's all I could get for this) and I was going to talk *or if someone wants to do this-cool with me* about the anime and manga culture. I would also like to touch upon the cosplay aspect of this fandom, so if you are a cosplayer you are more then welcome to appear in costume *family friendly please*.

Belle Terre Library is at 5550 Belle Terre Road in Marrero (the west bank). The time for the program will be 2-4 that day.

Please feel free to contact me at crystalgee@yahoo.com if you can attend. Thanks..

Current Mood: curious
Monday, June 13th, 2005
3:37 pm
[ronindh]
June Meetup Cancelled
Well folks, I'm sorry to have to say it - but the June Anime Meetup is cancelled for tonight. Sorry for the last minute notice, but Brendon and I forgot all about it due to A-Kon 16. Plus, a lot of us who usually show up just have WAY too much going on with: working with the various anime clubs, working on the non-profit license, working on the 2 conventions planning, and so forth. Hopefully we'll be able to set up an Anime Meetup for July. I'll be sure and post this info on the Meetup.com site as well to let everyone know. - Ronin
Friday, May 13th, 2005
10:44 am
[anime_network]
Not spam, I promise.
Hi, I'm from the Anime Network and we just launched a subscription VOD service on Cox Cable in the New Orleans area.

I'm really interested in getting the fans involved in what we're doing here at Anime Network. So if any of you have been watching our content or if you have any questions or suggestions I'd love to hear them.

We here at Anime Network are first and foremost committed to getting our fans involved with our day-to-day decisions. We're not interested in hyping up what we have to offer and expecting you guys to just buy into it. We want to know what you want and try our best to bring it to you.

Since this is an off-shoot of a meet-up group (and I suppose still is one) I hope that whenever business brings anyone from Anime Network into New Orleans for conventions and the like, we can meet some of you and hear what you have to say in person.


Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
10:48 pm
[crystalgee]
I have to ask
Will there be a gathering of the Westbank Anime group this Friday?
Is anyone going to the japanese fest Sunday from the west bank?

Current Mood: curious
3:54 pm
[tragicwhore]
future meet ups
just so every one knows, untill it's changed to something else, at which point there'll be an announcement, the meetings are always the second monday of the month, at 7, at Krispy kream.  so, mark you calender, or tatto it on your forhead, although even with the tattoo bit, I'm sure some of us will still forget, myself included.
Monday, May 9th, 2005
6:06 pm
[tragicwhore]
MEET UP TONIGHT
7 P.M. Krispy Kream on W. Metairie  and Clearview.
Thursday, April 28th, 2005
11:05 am
[crystalgee]
Putting the word out
I am part of a library on the west bank (Belle Terre library) and we're having a program devoted to anime and manga this summer.
Do any of you know of a local artist that draws in manga style and can demonstrate that?

Thanks

Btw I look forward to meeting some of you

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
11:28 am
[ronindh]
Welcome to the New Orleans Anime Meetup LJ Community

This group is for all the people that were affected
by the outright greed of the Anime.Meetup.Com staff.

Since the Meetup.com staff decided to start charging
HIGH Monthly fees for their services, I decided,
upon a recommendation from a friend (Thanks Jenny!),
to create this LJ group and have it made available
freely for ANYONE and EVERYONE to be be able to join
in and participate in it! If you like anime, please join!

Also, hopefully a LOT of the members from the
Anime.Meetup.Com group will head this way and
join up here instead of going back to Meetup.com
and putting up with their BS and greed...

Sincerely,

RoninDH - The previous longtime Anime.Meetup.Com Host and Organizer
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