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Looks Like Alumni Pavilion Is Getting An Expansion

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Yeah, this is a really great idea.  The pavilion was overflowing with folks last year on game days.  This will make the experience even better for folks.

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On 3/2/2018 at 10:36 AM, Christopher Walker said:

Having managed the Pavilion in its first four years, I am ecstatic. Please please please eliminate the model of the event space doubling as its storage.

Why so braggadocious? 

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13 hours ago, oldguystudent said:

Back around 2013ish, the Alumni Association was using the Pavilion for events other than game days.  Does that still go on? 

The Denton Chapter used it for events a couple of times...like our Oktoberfest Beer Tasting thing, and there have been some efforts to utilize it at other times. Plus it is used each year to watch the homecoming bonfire lighting (but that is pretty close to a football game).  With the expansion, I am thinking there will be significantly more opportunities. The issue in the past has been manpower to open it, run it and clean up after events. Not sure where the "manpower" thing stands at this time.

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10 hours ago, KRAM1 said:

The Denton Chapter used it for events a couple of times...like our Oktoberfest Beer Tasting thing, and there have been some efforts to utilize it at other times. Plus it is used each year to watch the homecoming bonfire lighting (but that is pretty close to a football game).  With the expansion, I am thinking there will be significantly more opportunities. The issue in the past has been manpower to open it, run it and clean up after events. Not sure where the "manpower" thing stands at this time.

I can't quite remember if the Oktoberfest and the Ohio game were one or two events, but I enjoyed it.  I appreciated having a place to go like that for road games. 

Some feedback on Alumni Association memberships:

The lifetime membership was $400 and I didn't have it.  

Then the lifetime membership was $500, which I totally understood, and I still didn't have it.  

So I was strongly considering it this year, I got my solicitation letter, and the lifetime membership had jumped up to $700 or $750 while the annual membership remained at $40.  

If I NPV the outbound cashflows, the lifetime membership no longer makes sense for me. 

I know that we're supposed to look at this thing beyond a mere financial transaction, but so I am where I am in my life, and I put a value on all outbound cash transactions. 

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1 hour ago, Coach Andy Mac said:

Need their beer on taps. And more TV's.  Needs to be like a Twin Peaks sportbar layout.

I agree with beer on tap, more TV's and the sports bar layout.  While I enjoy the Twin Peaks type "experience," I don't think that is what we need at the alumni pavilion.  Let's make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable.  Love the idea that this will be expanding.

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Anyone have insider info on what is going to be added/are there renderings yet?  Just curious.

Not sure about the sports bar feel, IMO.  The space can be more flexible the way it is.  It needs to be multi-use and boxing it in as a sports bar type feel may limit that.  

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8 hours ago, oldguystudent said:

I can't quite remember if the Oktoberfest and the Ohio game were one or two events, but I enjoyed it.  I appreciated having a place to go like that for road games. 

Some feedback on Alumni Association memberships:

The lifetime membership was $400 and I didn't have it.  

Then the lifetime membership was $500, which I totally understood, and I still didn't have it.  

So I was strongly considering it this year, I got my solicitation letter, and the lifetime membership had jumped up to $700 or $750 while the annual membership remained at $40.  

If I NPV the outbound cashflows, the lifetime membership no longer makes sense for me. 

I know that we're supposed to look at this thing beyond a mere financial transaction, but so I am where I am in my life, and I put a value on all outbound cash transactions. 

17.5 Years looks to be your breakeven at the new pricing...and who is to say that the annual will remain at $40/year over that 17.5 years?  I would wager that you will live at least 20+ more years.  Still a win if you think you will live at least 18 more years.  Now, this just from a cost basis of course.  :-)

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18 hours ago, KRAM1 said:

17.5 Years looks to be your breakeven at the new pricing...and who is to say that the annual will remain at $40/year over that 17.5 years?  I would wager that you will live at least 20+ more years.  Still a win if you think you will live at least 18 more years.  Now, this just from a cost basis of course.  :-)

Wow, I can't believe it went up over $500. Now I feel like I got a good deal. I figured that I've already invested $200 in annual fees, I might as well pony up the $500. Glad I did. I would have felt the exact same way as Old Guy Student, had I not.

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2 hours ago, Grant.UNT said:

Wow, I can't believe it went up over $500. Now I feel like I got a good deal. I figured that I've already invested $200 in annual fees, I might as well pony up the $500. Glad I did. I would have felt the exact same way as Old Guy Student, had I not.

Sort of surprised it did not go to $1000 for a lifetime membership.  At $700 still a pretty darn good deal for most folks. Appreciate your converting to a Lifetime membership! Good on you!

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20 hours ago, KRAM1 said:

Sort of surprised it did not go to $1000 for a lifetime membership.  At $700 still a pretty darn good deal for most folks. Appreciate your converting to a Lifetime membership! Good on you!

Can someone help me out with a link on how to join this?  Graduation is coming up and I want to be ready to sign up!

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39 minutes ago, NorthTexan95 said:

Good find.

Are they simply adding a patio to the one side?  Considering the cost I hope there's more to it. 

Yeah.  I was going to say the same.   $85k to build a wall, set some posts and put up some shade sails?

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19 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

Yeah.  I was going to say the same.   $85k to build a wall, set some posts and put up some shade sails?

I read excavation around the pavilion and improving drainage. Based on this, it sounds like it floods in heavy rains, so they are going to move some dirt around it so that doesn't happen anymore. 

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