Send Us a Flag to Fly at Syncro de Mayo 2005

Last year, as many will recall, we emphasized and celebrated the
internationalist bent of the syncro community at Syncro de Mayo.

We hosted guests from France, South Africa, several Canadian provinces,
Germany, and Argentina (now living in the US). And many people from these
lists also donated money so that we could buy flags to fly from each
country represented at the event in order to pay tribute to our guests and
to also display the reach and diversity of the syncro community. The flags
also looked really nice blowing in the breeze, too. See:

http://www.syncro.org/sitephotos/Galleries/SyncroDeMayo2004/pages/2sdm2004.htm

This year, we again extend an invitation to all who might like to come from
abroad to join us as official event guests, and we will provide assistance
with logistics and accommodations, as we did last year. However, if you
can't make it, you can still participate and attend in spirit this year by
sending us a flag (with a note attached for all to read if you like) from
your country, which we will fly at the event with all of the other
flags. This will provide a true and dramatic visual representation of the
syncro world community, and it will be a lot of fun and meaningful to do.

This list is just from memory, and done quickly. I am sure I have missed a
few. But these are the countries I know have active Syncronauts based on
the syncro registry, syncro.org website traffic stats and spring sales. We
already have flags from Germany, France, South Africa, USA, and Canada (faded):

Israel
Turkey
Iceland
Thailand
Taiwan
The Netherlands
Indonesia
Columbia
Costa Rica
Venezuela
U.K.
Russia
Hungary
Sweden
Switzerland
Italy
Philippines
Austria
Australia
Belgium
Spain
North Korea
Iraq (likely US troops)
Poland
Kenya
Romania
Denmark
Finland
Czech Republic
Canada (our current flag is faded)

So send us a flag to fly at Syncro de Mayo! We will display all of them in
a visually appealing and respectful fashion, and will toast you at the
event as well. We will attach your greeting notes to the flag poles for
all to read, or read them at the awards ceremony. There will be ample
photos/videos available on line afterward.

Help us create this visual representation of the world syncro
community. It will have an impact well beyond the event and will allow
those who can't make it to be there in spirit and to send greetings and to
partake in the celebration. Please send us the flag a.s.a.p. The event is
May 5, 6 & 7th. And we need time to make the poles for each flag and to
figure out the best way to display them. International mail is slow, too.

So please send your flag and a note to:

Syncro de Mayo
C/O Volks Cafe
1823 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
U.S.A.

(Thanks, Peter, for being the mailing address!) The flags should
preferably be 4 feet by 6 feet (4'x6') in size and made of nylon. But we
will fly what you send.

Thanks! And the Syncro de Mayo 2005 web site will be up before too
long. Work is in progress.

Steve

www.syncro.org

Syncro de Mayo 2004 (rated among top 5 VW events nationally by
www.RoadHaus.com )

Flags for sale on the web (or use google)

http://www.expressflags.com/index.htm?source=google&kw=flags

Can someone please post this to the syncro@yahoogroups.com list,
and Larry...if you see this, please post it world-wide! I am not
subscribed to Australia, Netherlands, etc.
Steve,

I am the owner/convenor of the Australian group. I will get an
Australian flag to you for the event. One of our members, Stuart
Parry, should be able to advise me on this. It would probably make
more sense to buy one in America via the internet and get it ti
you.

Les Harris
Australian Syncronauts.

Stuart,
Are you awake yet?

Les

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Steve Schwenk
<steve@s...> wrote:
>
> Last year, as many will recall, we emphasized and celebrated the
> internationalist bent of the syncro community at Syncro de Mayo.
>
> We hosted guests from France, South Africa, several Canadian
provinces,
> Germany, and Argentina (now living in the US). And many people
from these
> lists also donated money so that we could buy flags to fly from
each
> country represented at the event in order to pay tribute to our
guests and
> to also display the reach and diversity of the syncro community.
The flags
> also looked really nice blowing in the breeze, too. See:
>
>
http://www.syncro.org/sitephotos/Galleries/SyncroDeMayo2004/pages/2sd
m2004.htm
>
> This year, we again extend an invitation to all who might like to
come from
> abroad to join us as official event guests, and we will provide
assistance
> with logistics and accommodations, as we did last year. However,
if you
> can't make it, you can still participate and attend in spirit
this year by
> sending us a flag (with a note attached for all to read if you
like) from
> your country, which we will fly at the event with all of the other
> flags. This will provide a true and dramatic visual
representation of the
> syncro world community, and it will be a lot of fun and meaningful
to do.
>
> This list is just from memory, and done quickly. I am sure I have
missed a
> few. But these are the countries I know have active Syncronauts
based on
> the syncro registry, syncro.org website traffic stats and spring
sales. We
> already have flags from Germany, France, South Africa, USA, and
Canada (faded):
>
> Israel
> Turkey
> Iceland
> Thailand
> Taiwan
> The Netherlands
> Indonesia
> Columbia
> Costa Rica
> Venezuela
> U.K.
> Russia
> Hungary
> Sweden
> Switzerland
> Italy
> Philippines
> Austria
> Australia
> Belgium
> Spain
> North Korea
> Iraq (likely US troops)
> Poland
> Kenya
> Romania
> Denmark
> Finland
> Czech Republic
> Canada (our current flag is faded)
>
> So send us a flag to fly at Syncro de Mayo! We will display all
of them in
> a visually appealing and respectful fashion, and will toast you at
the
> event as well. We will attach your greeting notes to the flag
poles for
> all to read, or read them at the awards ceremony. There will be
ample
> photos/videos available on line afterward.
>
> Help us create this visual representation of the world syncro
> community. It will have an impact well beyond the event and will
allow
> those who can't make it to be there in spirit and to send
greetings and to
> partake in the celebration. Please send us the flag a.s.a.p. The
event is
> May 5, 6 & 7th. And we need time to make the poles for each flag
and to
> figure out the best way to display them. International mail is
slow, too.
>
> So please send your flag and a note to:
>
> Syncro de Mayo
> C/O Volks Cafe
> 1823 Soquel Ave.
> Santa Cruz, CA 95062
> U.S.A.
>
> (Thanks, Peter, for being the mailing address!) The flags should
> preferably be 4 feet by 6 feet (4'x6') in size and made of nylon.
But we
> will fly what you send.
>
> Thanks! And the Syncro de Mayo 2005 web site will be up before
too
> long. Work is in progress.
>
> Steve
>
> www.syncro.org
>
> Syncro de Mayo 2004 (rated among top 5 VW events nationally by
> www.RoadHaus.com )
>
> Flags for sale on the web (or use google)
>
> http://www.expressflags.com/index.htm?source=google&kw=flags
>
> Can someone please post this to the syncro@yahoogroups.com list,
> and Larry...if you see this, please post it world-wide! I am not
> subscribed to Australia, Netherlands, etc.