The Mini Meets are usually wherever and whoever is willing to host them. East Meets West (EMW) is in Minneapolis in 09 because that club was willing to take on the effort of hosting the largest meet and also Minis 50th. MOTR held EMW in 99 for Minis 40th. They have not volunteered for another one, they are still recovering from it. This years Mini Meet East (MME) is in Maine. Do you think that they worried that folks will drive that far North? Most likely but they are doing it anyway.
Again, point of reference is West Coast. MOLA held Mini Meets West (MMW) in 02 and they are doing it again this year. Vancouver British Columbia held it in 03. The Illinois club held EMW in Rockland Illinois in 04. MOSF and NorCal Minis hosted it in San Ramon, California (Bay Area) in 05. Arizona (I forgot their new acronym but it is the Modern & Classic clubs that held it) in 06. Do you see the a pattern emerging ?
It is whoever volunteers to put it on.
What I am trying to do here is to find out if we (SSM and Flame) are willing to host it here in Florida. If we are then we need to find out how to let other clubs out there on the East Coast know that we are willing to host it in 2010.
At this point we have not said it is going to be in Daytona, only that Tom has some venue ideas for there and they are actually set up for events such as this. You all already know what takes place out there. I am open to Tampa and even St Augustine. I do believe we would be pushing our luck by hosting it in Miami or Key West but it is not out of the question. That one would require to find out from the East Coast clubs if they are willing to go that far. We still have to decide here if we are willing to undertake this. After that then we would work on venue and communication plans.