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August 17, 2019 Meeting - Poker Run North

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Our August meeting will be Saturday, August 17.  This meeting will consist of a Poker Run with some of our LFS.  This will consist of handing out cards at each stop and the high hand winning prizes.  The schedule is below (with the rules below that)

 

1:45 pm - Meet in parking lot at Fishy Business to get first deal of cards

2:00 pm - Fishy Business - 4202 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers

3:00 pm - High Hand prize drawn at Fishy Business - ORA Aquacultured T. gigas clam

3:15 pm - Aquarium & Reef Center - 1920 Boy Scout Road, Fort Myers

4:15 pm - High Hand prize drawn at Aquarium & Reef Center - prize is a $30 gift certificate

5:00 pm - Dinner in Cape Coral (El Tarasco Mexican Restaurant on Pine Island - note that there are over a dozen restaurants within a couple blocks of this one if you don't want Mexican)

6:00 pm - Seven Seas Aquatics -  (new store and this is their grand opening date and time, serving drinks and snacks too) 2634 NE 9th Ave, Unit 4, Cape Coral

6:45 pm - High Hand prize drawn at Seven Seas Aquatics - Two prizes.  High hand will be the coral shown below.  Second highest hand will be a $50 coral gift certificate for the store.

7:00 pm - Remaining high hands (two) for a pair of Reef-a-Palooza tickets (Orlando, 2020 - one pair for each winning hand)

11:00 pm - Seven Seas Aquatics Grand Opening party is over

 

 

Poker Run Rules

  1. You must be a paid member of SWFMAS* to participate in the poker run prizes (not paid, you are still welcome to tag along, or you can join in advance through the website or in person the morning of the run) *One hand/set of cards per membership.
  2. Seven cards will be given out at the first stop with three cards given out at each additional stop.  If you make purchases at a given stop, you will be eligible to receive additional cards as outlined below.  (If you miss the first stop, you can still get your three cards plus purchases at whatever stop you join the Poker Run)
  3. If you make a purchase at a given store, you will receive one extra card.  For each additional $50 in value of your purchase(s), you will receive an additional card (Ex. $5 purchase = 1 extra card.  $51 to $100 = 2 extra cards. $101 to $150 purchase = 3 extra cards...and so on).  Obviously, purchases must be made prior to the drawing for the high hand at that given store. 
  4. Pick your best five cards for your hand.  Winner will turn in the winning hand (but can keep any extra cards for the next stop).  Losers can keep their cards for the next stop.
  5. At each additional stop, you will be given three more cards plus extra cards for purchases as outlined in #3 above.
  6.  Repeat items #4 and #5 until we run out of stops and prizes.

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Prize update:

 

Reef a Palooza - Orlando will be donating four (4) passes, good for either day, for the April 25 & 26, 2020 show.  After the last store prizes are awarded, these will be given to the next two highest hands ( 1 pair of tickets per hand )

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If anyone wants to grab lunch before the poker run, I will be at Nathan's Hot Dogs on US 41 (right around the corner from ARC) at 12:30.

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