By Brian Perceful
Alrighty Gooners...got some good stuff to roll out. First off a Tulsa update. As most of you know Scott really did a ton of stuff. There's no way we were going to find someone who carried as much as he did by himself. That being said we've had some solid Tulsa Gooners step up and say they want to keep the ball rolling. Vince Fusco, Alan Parrent and Jayson Klassen have stepped up. Vince will be the defacto point man. Alan is going to handle the website and other marketing things. Canada will be the man for match day stuff and special events. All three bring a unique skill set that will benefit Tulsa and the group as a whole. Welcome aboard fellas!
We've been talking for a while about this group being more of a community than a message board. There's literally 100 message boards you can be a part of. We don't want to be that. We strive to be an active community not just a place to chat back and forth. Community takes buy in and commitment. Buy in is easy. We throw out some sweet swag every year that the proceeds go to help out what we do throughout the year. We don't have a ton of overhead but it's enough that no person or persons should be out of pocket on it. Commitment is easy and fun as well. Get your butt to the pubs. This season you'll have the opportunity to watch every match with fellow Sooner Gooners. Take advantage of it. Don't be a keyboard fan. God only knows we interact behind a screen too much these days. Come out and be ecstatic or miserable with us in person. We're all in this together. Community.
So with that in mind we will be making this group on FB a bit more exclusive. How you maintain being a part of THIS group is as simple as supporting what we're trying to do by snagging a shirt and trying to get to the pub at least once a month. We'll also throw in some other stuff, like new stickers and koozies, for helping us out. Another perk will simply be this group. I totally that get some of you may not be feeling the shirt but wouldn't mind throwing some quid our way to help out. We would love that too.
We've got a lot of cool stuff we want to do this season. Epic pub swaps. Podcasts. Cook outs. Five-a-side tournaments. It's going to be a great season to get behind the Arsenal together.
Slim's will be open for every match in OKC. It's time we make that place ours. George's will be opening for EVERY league match after 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. Empire has graciously invited us over for any roosters. Very cool of them. All that to say you'll have plenty of opportunity to catch matches in person this season. I'd rather see 150 of you at the pubs in person over the season than the 300 plus here in the group that may not come out. Again our endgame isn't a message board but a community. Hope you guys can appreciate that!
So without further ado here's our 2016 membership shirt!
$25 gets you this sweet shirt designed again by our own Chitty. Also a nod to TO for the inspiration. The SG logo will actually be on the right sleeve. We could only find this fine model fellow turned this way. Hahahaha...
Also included will be a new SG sticker, access to this group and some other goodies. Orders. will be taken until Sunday August 7th.
If you don't want to go the shirt route you can PayPal $10 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll send you some goodies too for kicking in. Cut off date on that is 9/1.
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