Dear friends of Meeting Friends
At the end of November 2019 we decided to host another MEGA event in Frauenfeld on October 17, 2020. No one believed that a pandemic could hit us so badly.
For this reason, we could exchange information within the OC only electronically and this was a completely new experience, especially after organizing three MEGAs.
We recently had our first OC meeting and one question was at the top of the agenda:
Will Covid-19 still affect us in October 2020?
We all think that we still have to deal with it in October in some way. All signs point toward normalization, but nobody can tell us what will be then.
Protection concepts must currently be observed for all events. This also includes the social distancing. We think this rule will accompany us in our everyday life for a long time.
Our event location, the Casino Frauenfeld, was a suitable place for the event in 2018. But it is no longer if the landlord’s current protection regulations still apply. Only 40 people are allowed to be in the lower foyer (reception)…. Besides the OC and the helpers, only about 25 guests could be welcomed.
There are many other points to be respected who does not allow an event, as we would like to organise it for us all.
In order to withdraw free of charge of the event location’s contract, we had to make a decision about carrying out the event. If yes, the shop should be opened now.
We very much regret to inform you that we have to cancel the MEGA Event Meeting Friends 2020.
The reasons are:
- In our event location an event with social distancing is not possible.
- An event would not meet your and our ideas of Meeting Friends.
- The OC as private individuals also take the financial risk. We can no longer wait with a final decision, as the date of a free cancellation of the event location expires this week.
We all are very sad to make this decision. But only by taking this measures the event Meeting Friends will be maintained in future. We don’t know when the next MEGA Meeting Friends could take place. We want to wait for further developments first.
But it would be a shame if the work and ideas that had already been done had been in vain.
We ask for your understanding and look forward to meeting you again somewhere else.
Your OC from Meeting Friends
Dear friends of our event “Meeting Friends”
At the end of November 2019, the MEGA event “Meeting Friends 2020” kicked off in Australia. The organization of the event started with hundreds of WhatsApp messages, which were sent back and forth over a distance of 16,150 kilometers.
First of all, the same location was booked with the casino as in 2018. So we are back in the center of the city of Frauenfeld and also very well served by public transport.
The event itself will be a small-scale gathering. There will be some new geocaches and some LAB caches. Pins and coins will be exchanged as well. Above all, however, you should meet friends from near and far and consolidate or renew friendships.
The evening is all about dinner and entertainment. Let yourself be surprised. The number of participants is limited to approx. 220 people.
For a few weeks, the planning only ran via WhatsApp and we were already looking forward to the first OC meeting in April. But we cannot hold it because of the Corona Virus, and the planning has now been made more difficult.
Our event is scheduled for the weekend of October 16-18, 2020. We assume that the situation has normalized by then and that we can carry out this event. Nevertheless, we will currently make sure that we make as few decisions as possible that have financial consequences in case of a cancellation.
The shop opening is planned for the Community Celebration Event on May 2nd. It is unlikely that this event can take place. However, we are still waiting for the federal government’s instructions for the period after April 19.
We hope that you all get well through this extraordinary time and that you all come to visit us healthy and cheerful in October in Frauenfeld.
OK meeting friends
We are in the year 2020:
Geocaching has been around for 20 years
For the fourth time, a MEGA event is taking place in Frauenfeld
You have probably heard of the many special promotions that Groundspeak is organizing specifically for its 20th anniversary. This also includes a locationless cache with signal, the frog (GC8FROG). It can only be found and logged at MEGA events.
That is not the only reason why we are holding another MEGA event in Frauenfeld in 2020. We really liked the 2018 event at Casino Frauenfeld. So we decided to invite you back to Frauenfeld on October 17, 2020 and have a nice day together. In the evening there will be another dinner with little entertainment and bingo. After «Ghackets and Hörnli with apple sauce» in 2018, we want to surprise you with something different this time.
The event itself will be free during the day, tickets for dinner will be sold in the internet shop. The shop opens around the beginning of May.
Reserve October 17th, 2020! We are looking forward to being your hosts.
Your Meeting Friends team