IEEE Cedar Rapids Section


GOLD Holiday Event 11 December 2009

The IEEE Cedar Rapids Section invites your family, friends and guests to the Red Cedar Lodge at Squaw Creek Park for food, a warm fireplace, a family movie, and the opportunity to network with fellow members. This event will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Squaw Creek Park is just south of Marion, off the Collins Road bypass. The Red Cedar Lodge is the second lodge (and last) lodge on the access road. Map details are at:

Doors open at 5:30 for setup, a spaghetti meal with salad and drinks will be served at 6. The movie will start at 6:45. You may bring your own drinks/beverages or treats, if you wish. Surprise us! Milk, pop, coffee and tea will be provided.

This event is targeted at GOLD members, and especially those members with younger children. As always, your friends, neighbors and guests are welcome. We especially encourage you to let prospective members know about this, and invite them to the event.

The movie usually ends about 8:30, early enough for the wee ones to get home and in bed.  There will be endless bowls of popcorn for the movie, smores makings, and a cozy rug and pillows to flop on. If you wish, you may bring your own pillows, blankets, fuzzy house shoes, stuffed animals and anything else that will make you feel comfortable while viewing the movie. PJs on the kids are fine. PJs on the adults are, well, up to you.

Price is $7 per adult, maximum $14 per family. Children under 18 are free. RSVP to Gary Bishop by noon on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at, or call 319-295-2780. If you have any special dietary restrictions, please let Gary know, and he will try to accommodate you. We usually get at least one bucket of marinara sauce for the spaghetti. That might not be enough, so let Gary know!

If there is snow, bring a sled or saucer along. The hill next to the lodge has about the best sledding around. It used to be a ski run, so the hill can be quite a challenge.

It would be a great help if a few people can arrive early to set up tables and chairs, and also for a few people to stay a few minutes late to put tables/chairs away and clean up. There are a few other tasks that could use volunteers, such as picking up the food, purchasing drinks and paper
plates, etc. Contact Gary for info.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your family at the Red Cedar Lodge.

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