Subject: VA MUFON Meeting SAT March 21st !

JOIN US FOR THIS SATURDAY’S MEETING MARCH 21st.
DON’T FORGET THE HANGAR-1 PARTY APRIL 10th AT GREVEY’S RESTAURANT IN FALLS CHURCH ! AND THE NEXT LOGAN’S MEETING WILL BE APRIL 25th. THE INFO FORTFEST CONFERENCE HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR MAY 9-10. CALENDAR AND DIRECTIONS FOLLOW AT END. 

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FREE MEETING ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s in Fairfax: Saturday, MAR 21st ~ NOON to 3:30 ~ EATING AT NOON ~ MEETING AT 1:00PM ~ More Info Below!
Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant (Garage Room)
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax VA

SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY — VA MUFON YEAR 2014 IN REVIEW

The meeting calendar of events is in full swing and once again, our friend Ed Hruneni will be opening for us this Saturday. He’ll start with New Age music around 12:15 or so, followed by video shorts. Ed will also be offering raffle ticket sales with the winner taking home 75% of the kitty. Around 1:00-1:15PM, I’ll take over the meeting. We’ll be discussing some general news, like we always do and then get into the Best 2014 VA UFO Cases. The Investigators have done a phenomenal job under the leadership of Ben Moss. From a statistical CMS System point-of-view, we have never been in better shape than we are right now. I owe all of that to the gentlemen that have been keeping up with the caseload this past year, and that is no blarney! Also, Tony Angiola has been promoted to Assistant State Director for his dedication.
THE INVESTIGATORS REPORT: 2014 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

The Investigators and myself will outline the overall picture of the 2014 Year-in-Review in Virginia MUFON. We’ll take a bit of a statistical look as well as highlighting some of the best cases, complete with some visuals. Some of the “best” cases are ones that may have proven to be Identified, but were none-the-less capable of making a big splash. These cases earn their place in the list as a bit of a notorious case that we can learn from, which is always useful.
LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU WANT REMINDERS SENT OUT

I continually have issues with many people asking me if there is a meeting this Saturday or whatever. I realize communication is key with everything. The problem is some people want reminders out 10 days before, one week before or a couple days before. One person even requested a reminder the day before! The deal is that I can’t issue reminders custom-designed for everybody. But you have that power at your fingertips! Whether it’s a little black book, a smartphone, a fitbit, watch or a reminder that comes up in your email … you have the power to harness the type of reminder you need. If people email me with their idea of a reminder email timeframe, then I’ll tally them up and see what the majority want. Part of this is clearly my bias against so much email in my inbox. I personally like a “quiet cockpit” so I guess that’s my bias of not constantly sending reminders. I have only canceled one meeting in ten years! So if I mention a date, make a note of it YOUR WAY and Ben and Tony will try to make sure meeting dates are posted on the website:  mufonva.com
APRIL 10th: HANGAR-1 WATCH PARTY

As many of you know by now, Ben Moss and Tony Angiola will be appearing in the next season of the cable show HANGAR-1 on H2 (History 2) or the main History Channel. it seems to be in a state of flux. At this time, the Premiere is set for April 3rd, but that is not convenient for Tony nor myself, as it’s Easter Weekend. So we’re celebrating Season 2 on April 10th at Grevey’s Restaurant, 8130 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042. We’ll be gathering around 8:00PM to celebrate, with the show starting at 9:00PM. No matter what happens, we’re having the Party that night — it’s not dependent upon any late-breaking cable channel changes. We are on !
INT’L FORTEAN ORGANIZATION FORTFEST HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR MAY 9th & 10th !

I have booked both venues as last year for the INFO Fortfest for the weekend of May 9 &10. I’ll have the website fully functional shortly. It is the same hotel as last year, at the same rate. The venue for Sunday is again Dave & Busters Theater Room. The attendance fee is the same as last year, as well as the Food being the same menu in both places. Most importantly, Who are the Speakers? The following speakers have been confirmed: Jennifer Stein with her latest award-winning (EBE) film Travis depicting the life of the world’s most famous abductee, Travis Walton. George Hansen on the Liminalistic, Post-Structural View of Parapsychology involving Ritual. Dr.John Reed on preserving anomalistic collections throughout the world with his WISE Foundation (World Institute for Scientific Exploration). Rosemary Guiley on Speaking with the dead with the benefit of the latest technology. Local genius-type Bennett Kobb on a Meditation Practice that allows the subject to tune into Heavenly Music. Shannon Taggart on the history of Ectoplasm and being a photographer documenting real psychic events. Carl Lehrburger, coming in from the Denver area is an Environmental Engineer by trade, but with a 25-year penchant for researching facets of Ancient America and the odd artifacts that point to numerous wanderings by many peoples throughout the Americas — something that unnerves conventional historians. A great line-up if I do say so myself!

 

The Maryland Chapter is holding quarterly meetings at Bill Bateman’s Bistro, 566 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD  21146. Keep up with them at: marylandmufon.com. Directions to VA Meetings follow at the end of this email. So let me add a quick Calendar. Please mark your calendars! Reminder emails may not always be timely.
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CALENDAR at a Glance:
MARCH 21, 2015 ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse, Fairfax
APRIL 3, 2015 ~ (HANGAR-1 Premieres ~ Watch it at Home on H2 Channel)
APRIL 10, 2015 ~ Friday HANGAR-1 Party at Grevey’s Restaurant, Falls Church
APRIL 25, 2015 ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse, Fairfax
MAY 9 & 10, 2015 ~ INFO Fortfest Conference at Ramada Inn near BWI & Arundel Mills Mall
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If you are new to this list — welcome! Rest assured that all names & e-mails are kept confidential and will not be communicated to MUFON HQ. However, if you ARE a MUFON member and you change your e-mail with MUFON HQ, it is difficult for me to NOT update that change to my list. Make sense? Meetings are free and we aim to keep all informed of conferences and other goings-on that may be of interest.

I hope to see you soon at a VA MUFON meeting or event! Boilerplate directions and other FAQs are at the end of this email.

Sue Swiatek
MUFON ~ Virginia State Director
http://www.mufonva.com/
DIRECTIONS TO VA MUFON MEETINGS & ADDRESS OF MD MUFON MEETINGS

State chapter meetings are FREE ~ please order food and donations are appreciated.

FAIRFAX VA ~ EATING AT NOON ~ MEETING AT 1:00PM
Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant (Garage Room)
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax VA  22033
http://www.logansroadhouse.com/locations.aspx
Take 495 Capital Beltway into Fairfax County, VA (8 o’clock position).
Take Rt. 66 West for about 8 miles to exit onto Rt. 286 Fairfax Co. Pkwy (formerly 7100), North towards Reston.
Stay in the right lane to Exit right down a ramp, to descend to the level with Fair Lakes Pkwy.
Go left at the light at the bottom of the ramp and you will go thru another light at the interchange. Be sure to stay straight.
Finally, take a left at the next light onto a service road called “Shoppes Lane” and locate Logan’s Roadhouse.
Lost? Call Logan’s at 703-803-8559.
Hint for Hotel right next-door: Residence Inn, 12815 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA
Or hit hotels.com or hotwire.com for local hotels and rates.

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DIRECTIONS FROM POINTS SOUTH >> FAIRFAX LOGAN’S
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Coming up from the south, take 95 North up through Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA.
Avoid the 95N & 495 Beltway interchange by doing the following:
Come up 95N then Get on 123 North in the Occoquan area (called Gordon Blvd at this juncture).
Continue on 123 North up through Lorton and reaching the Fairfax Station area.
Take ramp on right to get on Rt. 286 Fairfax Co. Pkwy (formerly 7100), North.
Pass through the interchange for Rt. 66, and Stay in the right lane.
Exit right down a ramp, to descend to the level with Fair Lakes Pkwy.
You will need to go left at the light at the bottom of the ramp and you will go thru another light at the interchange.
Then take a left at the next light onto a service road called “Shoppes Lane” and locate Logan’s.

 

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MUFON State Director for Maryland and Washington DC Founder of the Center of Advancement of Space and Earth Sciences Education: Embry RIddle University, Masters Aerospace Engineer, emphasis on Space Studies; Thunderbird College, Master International Management Career: NASA and United Nations