Re: [messengers] iso: council re: cmwc booklet

Date: 8 Aug 2010 17:47:19 +0200
From: shawn blumenfeld <shawnbega@xxxxxxxxx>


who from the council is running the open forum in guatemala?


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On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Michael Dodd <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I can't make Guatemala this year.
>
> re: this years open forum.
>
> If your from a city that wants to host CMWC 2012  you need to start getting
> your bids together (if you haven't already.) Make sure you have researched
> things like venues and accommodation etc. If your serious make sure your
> presentation is sharp as competition was tough last year.
>
> Other than that i think you guys should really think long and hard as to
> where we need to go over the next few years. Can we keep going the way we
> have been? Or do we need to become more business minded?
>
> I guess it all comes down to money.
>
> Does the world wide messenger community (the IFBMA) need to start bringing
> home some bacon to ensure the CMWC's long term success?
>
> Thats something that we all need to talk about at the open forum.
>
> and do you guys want to make this website official?
>
> http://internationalfederationbma.ning.com/
>
> Its not for free anymore so we need some sponsors or else it will disapear.
>
> the ifbma ning site was wacked together as an experiment. It is not really
> used, but it is very pretty.
>
> In my mind i am more worried about the possibility of using the Australian
> Bicycle Messenger Association website. austbma.ning.com There are not many
> bike couriers down under so its good to have something that is considered
> "National."
>
> If anyone is interested in sponsoring either of these websites please
> contact me off list. Its cheap and you get your logo plastered all over the
> interweb.
>
> Cheers
>
> Doddsy.
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:13 AM, shawn blumenfeld <bega@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>
>> if the ifbma council wants an agenda for the open forums, or an ifbma
>> statement or anything similar in the cmwc booklet, the councils'
>> deadline to submit to me is this evening at 6pm edt. sorry for the
>> late notice.
>>
>> if i dont get anything, ill write something nice and functional such as:
>>
>> "
>> the ifbma rocks. it brings together our huge community of bike
>> messengers from all over the world and facilitates the annual
>> happening known as the cmwc so we can party and race together in great
>> foreign lands. it stands with us in the rain and snow while we wait
>> for a tag, letting us know that all bike messengers get cold together,
>> wet together, tired together, injured together. and at the ifbma's
>> cmwc we celebrate together. our love for our jobs, our community, our
>> bicycles, our friends.
>>
>> please come to the open forums at cmwc and voice your opnion.
>>
>> find the ifbma  at messengers.org and its email list at  ifbma.org
>>  "
>>
>>
>> ill edit it so it has grammer and stuff
>>
>>
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