What is Chiunifi?
Chiunifi is an annual event located in the middle and possibly the best location for members north, east, west, and south of Chicago to get together have some fun. Chiunifi is a self sufficient event paid for by the members who have come the previous year, thrown and hosted by the members for the members.
eventually Chiunifi will also be setup to help other member events north, east, west, and south of Chicago (example would be if a meet in another town needs power strips then we can help those members in providing the strips).
Get together? why not call it a meet?
The four basic types of labels used for these are mini, meet, regional, and national. while all four sound really nice on a thread title they are limited to their beginning and end. a get together unlike the others can mean 2 people or 2000 people. if you look all the way back in time here you will see the events being labeled as get together also. I don't want to set any size label for chiunifi but instead have the size (for example of how many people can come) chosen by the members hosting and working the event itself, not a single word in a thread title.
self sufficient? how?
I have found that in larger meets to happen they need money. this money comes from a variety of sources but the main payment for the very meet being held is provided by companies (mot's) at that moment. a good example would be in order to pay for a meet that's happening on July 31st, companies or members that show up at the meet on July 31st provide the finances. this way to me is just like chasing your tail cause not only is the meet happening at the moment dependent on the money taken in from that very same meet itself. another problem is when you use the money raised at one meet to pay for itself you are limiting next years meet. instead Chiunifi will be paid ahead so it would not be dependent on companies or members at that moment.
All money raised at this years Chiunifi will 100% go to paying for next years chiunifi.
How do you raise money now to pay ahead?
Members.. for example we have a raffle, then all the money raised from that raffle goes to the next Chiunifi. if we raise $2 then we have $2 for the next event, if we raise more then we have more money for next year and possibly grow in size and benefits to be brought back to next years and the members that would come then. there are lots of ways we can raise money like raffles or donations or even selling t-shirts or gear..of course this will be worked on later by the hosting members when the time comes..right now this is just a concept. it's up to you (the members) to either support it or not.
Companies won't pay for anything?
Instead of charging a basic fee to come in and show the products your company manufactures or sells you will be asked to donate something for the raffle. i found most companies are not only more then willing to help in this form but already do now in meets. this is also an advantage for smaller one person companies as they may not be able to afford a basic flat fee. all we ask is give us something to raise money from and we will return the favor times ten. note that i say asked and not told..
What is the logo mean?
the four headphones stand for north, east, west, and south. as they come together in one location. the blue stripe at the top stands for the members and the blue stripe at the bottom stands for the companies (mot's).
ok seriously i just ripped it off of the Chicago flag..lol
well it could mean that i guess...
Will this take off? will it work?
that's not for me to answer but instead for the Chicago area members to answer (or any member willing to help out). I wrote this here now to put the idea in the members heads and think about if they would be willing to go for a next year chiunifi, put the idea in there head so they can come up with really cool ways on making next year this or that much better. next years relies on the members, not me, he, she..but instead it relies on US. i am only putting out the concept and letting the members decide on the outcome for 2008. if it takes off then that's great if not then at least i am spending my birthday with some of the best people I know this year. but this has to start somewhere so I am starting it on November 17th 2007..
speaking of which...
!!!!!! Chiunifi 2007 get-together !!!!!
November 17th 2007 starts at 11am and goes until 5pm.
(actually we can stay as long as we want, cause we do have the main room until midnight on the 17th)
i also am renting out two smaller side rooms so we can roll into the night if people want.
Who can come and what the admission price is:
!The attendance list is Full! We are at maximum capacity with well over 30 people. Thanks for the interest!
there never is an admission fee in any of my events but key note what i wrote above about raising money for the next event. regardless of that I will never charge any regular member a admission price.
any mot or company, pm me your phone number so we can talk..about life..and stuff..it will be kept lite.
the only way to gain entry is to be on the list. i only have enough space for maybe 30 members and a few companies. reply here confirming your willing to come and what gear (that you own) will be bringing so I can put you in one of the 30 spaces open. if you want to bring gear you don't own but are willing to loan out from another company pm me first. i will update this in the event all 30 spaces get filled..if..hehe
i have full right to refuse anyone not on the list as this is (this year) a private event held for Headfi members and is limited to 30 people.
5300 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie IL 60077
description of the hall and hotel rates for guest rooms if wanted:
first there are ten rooms available if anyone wants to stay over night. they are discounted at $119.00 a room from the regular $149.00 a night.
reply here if you want a room at this rate so i can pm you the info on how to get the rate.
the get together room itself will actually be three rooms into one. the main room will be in the middle of two smaller rooms. we can use the smaller rooms for a food and lounge setup and/or a dedicated quite listening room. i will post more about this later on...
anyone who has questions and wants to help (esp with my grammar) pleaseeeeee feel free to pm me anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!