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This is our proposal for NASSAM 2022 for the consideration of the Kappa owners. If the community seems to be in favor of our proposal, the investigatory committee will start working on actively planning the event. Due to the summer tourism in the proposed location, we need to begin VERY soon so we can make sure and secure a hotel.

NASSAM has only been west of the Rockies three times - Las Vegas, Nevada (2008), Flagstaff, Arizona (2013), and Stevenson, Washington (2015, usually referred to as the Portland event), and it has never made it to the coast. After NASSAM 2020 in South Dakota and NASSAM 2021 in Michigan, let’s go to....

17th North American Solstice Sky Annual Meet (NASSAM)
June 20-24, 2022
Santa Rosa, California

To be determined, possibilities:
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa (Santa Rosa) ~$160, 170 rooms
Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country (Rohnert Park), ~$180, 245 rooms

Sun (June 19) - registration (evening)
Mon - registration / silent auction, runs, car care workshops, vendors
Tues (summer solstice) - registration / silent auction, runs, car care workshops, vendors, meet & greet
Wed - registration / silent auction, runs, car care workshops, vendors, group photo (location TBD)
Thurs - registration / silent auction, runs, car care workshops, vendors, car show
Fri - registration / silent auction, runs, car care workshops, vendors, closing banquet / awards presentation / live auction / future NASSAM announcements

Selected runs and social gatherings will also be held on the weekends before and after NASSAM as well.

Run Destinations/ Routes

Route 1 (PCH) and Redwoods
Armstrong Redwoods State Park (Guerneville)
Pacific Coast Highway - beaches, tide pools, cliffs, Whale Point (Bodega Bay to Manchester)
Forest on Mountain View Road and 101

Natural Wonders
Old Faithful Geyser of California (Calistoga)
Petrified forest (Calistoga)
Garden Valley Ranch - 600 types of roses (Petaluma)
Sonoma Overlook Trail (Sonoma)

Farmers Markets, Foodies, and Antiques
Oxbow Public Market / Napa Farmers Market (Napa)
Napa General Store (Napa)
Cornerstone Gardens and antique shops (Sonoma)
The Olive Press (Sonoma)
Woodhouse Chocolate (St Helena)
Sonoma Cheese Factory (Sonoma)
Tiddle E Winks Vintage 5 & Dime (Sonoma)

A World of Wine
Clos du Val vineyard - small exclusive French style winery with behind the scenes tour (Napa)
Domaine Chandon - sparkling wine producer owned by Moët (Yountville)
Robert Mondavi Winery - Spanish style; comprehensive tour (Oakville)
Castello di Amoroso - Winery and tours in Italian castle (Calistoga)
Beringer Vineyards - German style wines, tours (St Helena)
Darioush - Persian style winery (Napa)

California Spirits
Gundlach Bundschu - mischievous modern winery (Sonoma)
Bear Republic Brewing - high energy, kitschy brewery and restaurant (Healdsburg)
St Supery Winery - great into to winemaking tours (Rutherford)
Schramsberg - winery with huge storage caves (Calistoga)
Mumm Napa winery - redwood barn; Ansel Adams and photography collection (Rutherford)
Benzinger Family Winery - wagon vineyard tour (Glen Ellen)

Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)
Kenwood (Jack London) Vineyard (Kenwood)
Jack London Village / Wine Country Chocolates (Glen Ellen)
Wolf House restaurant - Jack London Lodge (Glen Ellen)

Cost - To be determined. However, for the first time, NASSAM will offer two types of registrations. The full registration will cover all NASSAM events including a name badge, goody bag including local activity books, event info pamphlet, run maps, runs, access to vendors, car care workshops, car show, meet & greet, and the closing banquet. In order to attend any of the Monday through Friday events, you will must have a full registration. A full registration will also include all weekend activities. A weekend pass will be available for attendees who only want to participate on the weekends before and/or after the primary events. The weekend pass will include a name badge, goody bag including local activity books, event info pamphlet, run maps, runs, access to vendors, and admission to social gatherings (drinks and meals not included).

Additional Costs - T-shirts, poster, silent and live auction items, other items to be determined. Also, attendees will be responsible for their own expenses on runs including entrance fees to parks and other attractions; tasting fees at wineries; and meals and drinks.

Other NASSAM Activities Being Investigated / Additional Costs
Track day at Sonoma Raceway - road course and/or dragstrip

Local Attractions
Napa Valley Wine Train - lunch and dinner packages (Napa)
Canoe / kayak Russian River (Healdsburg)
Charles M. Schultz Museum (Santa Rosa)
Mineral springs / spas (Calistoga)
Calistoga Balloons - champagne breakfast aloft (Calistoga)
Napa Valley Aloft (several locations)
Safari West Wildlife (Santa Rosa)
Pacific Coast Air Museum (Santa Rosa)

Paws for Purple Hearts - this Penngrove, California (just south of Santa Rosa) based non-profit provides trained service animals to veterans with traumatic brain injuries and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Event Mascots
The Peanuts Characters

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Driving the coast... I'm in!

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thank you for the effort. :yay:

as of day, I am out.
But who knows? In a couple of years, my situation may change.
That is the beauty of planning ahead.


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My apologies if I misspoke. Did you do different types in Kentucky?
Yes. We had a basic registration and made the banquet optional. It worked out pretty well as we had several that couldn't be here for the banquet due to prior plans, and some who didn't want to spend the extra for it.
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