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TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

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Hello, I just joined backlot and I am interested in creating a chapter in st louis.  I  do not know anyone else that is interested in creating a chapter.  I understand to create a chapter you need five people.  Is that correct?

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My husband and I would like to start a St. Louis Chapter.  We also have another couple that would probably like to join too. 

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 10:03 AM, margiem said:

Hello, I just joined backlot and I am interested in creating a chapter in st louis.  I  do not know anyone else that is interested in creating a chapter.  I understand to create a chapter you need five people.  Is that correct?

 

10 hours ago, DmPcmTCM said:

My husband and I would like to start a St. Louis Chapter.  We also have another couple that would probably like to join too. 

It looks like we have enough people to start the chapter, assuming DmPcmTCM's other couple joins.  Does anyone know how to set up an actual chapter, or have any ideas where we would meet?

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Just curious as to whether or not this chapter ever going?  It appears you might be the closest chapter to me, but you are still two hours away.  I am not actually a Backlot member yet because I'm trying to decided if it is worth the money.  Can anyone share what being a Backlot member is really like?  I mean are the benefits worth it.  Honestly the only real pluses I've seen that interest me are connecting with other fans, which is what I can already do here, and the t-shirt. :lol:  But I would really like to know others thoughts on this club.  I have to be honest, the fact that so few people have posted in this thread is not encouraging.  Nor is the fact that most of those whom have posted have not posted anything else.  So if you are still out there please let me know. ;)

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I am a backlot member but I live in KC. I've tried to get one started here and have had zero response. I would be interested in joining but wouldn't be able to make every single movie and most likely only the Sunday showings. 

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On 8/4/2018 at 7:29 AM, Shannon_Lionheart said:

I am a backlot member but I live in KC. I've tried to get one started here and have had zero response. I would be interested in joining but wouldn't be able to make every single movie and most likely only the Sunday showings. 

WOW!!!!!  ALL THE WAY FROM K.C.!!!!!  THAT IS SOME KIND OF COMMITMENT!!!!!  I only live two hours away and I was trying to imagine how I could make it, but K.C. is a whole different story.  I love your enthusiasm. :D

Can you tell me about being a Backlot Member?  Are the benefits worth it, especially given the fact that you've had trouble starting your own chapter in that market?  I am a bit surprised by that, but the membership fee is a bit steep . . .  at least it seems that way to me.  :rolleyes:

Dang, sorry I missed your response for so long.  I've been so busy I work I haven't been able to get my TCM fixes in as much as I'd like. :lol: 

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I have seen several posts from the past year or so seeking people interested in starting a chapter in St Louis but nothing definitive as to the results or current status.  I am interested in either joining, if existing, or working to get one up and going here in St.Louis, MO.

Bethany

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The St. Louis Chapter does not currently exist--LET'S CHANGE THAT!

I am a Backlot Member and am willing to spearhead this effort immediately.  Please reply to this entry if you are also currently a Backlot Member.  As soon as I get 4 of you that meet this criterion to reply with your e-mail address, I will fill out the form (https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters).  If you don't want your actual e-mail address and/or name to appear in this forum, you can send the info to me at happytrails57@gmail.com.

Here's what we will need to communicate to TCM to start our club:

  • The name and location of our Chapter (How about TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter?)
  • The member names of our Chapter (include email addresses)
  • A volunteer to be the President of your Chapter (I am happy to fill this role for the foreseeable future)
  • Our nearest movie theater; please make it a theater that regularly shows TCM Big Screen Classics (only one Chapter per movie theater... if two or more chapters claim the same theater, they may be combined or asked to find an alternate theater)

I live in St. Louis County, specifically Fenton, MO and there is a theater near me that routinely screens TCM Big Screen Classics:  Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12  However, once we see where all the other potential members live, we can do our best to pick a theater that is more centrally located.

-Jerry Durrwachter, PMP

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If I could just get 4 of you current Backlot members to e-mail me your actual names tonight, we could have a club tomorrow, and start working on scheduling our 1st meeting...

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I am not a backlot member but would love to join the St. Louis chapter. Please respond to kaegelk@gmail.com.

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THANKS, Tom, for joining! Since I already have your email address, we only need THREE more current Backlot Members to communicate their email addresses HERE or by writing to me at happytrails57@gmail.com and we'll have a quorum!

Unfortunately, Karlene, you won't be able to join the St. Louis Chapter until you join Backlot, but I will email you regarding another option to connect with Classic Movie fans in our area.
 

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We only need THREE more current Backlot Members to communicate their email addresses and actual names HERE or by writing to me at happytrails57@gmail.com and we'll have a quorum!

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Karlene has now joined Backlot and communicated her email address and actual name by writing to me at 

Consequently, we now only need TWO more current Backlot Members to do the same for us to have a quorum!

Edited by TCMModerator1
Personal information email address.

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My old friend, Linda G., contacted me yesterday about joining our effort to put together a St. Louis Chapter and WE NOW ONLY NEED ONE MORE BACKLOT MEMBER TO COME ON BOARD!

Please message me directly through this site with your REAL 1st & last name and a home e-mail address and we're off to the races!

As I said above, once we see where all the other potential members live, we can do our best to pick a theater that is more centrally located, but for now we will register with Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12.

-Jerry Durrwachter, PMP
(If nothing else works, you can EASILY find me on LinkedIn)

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I finally found 4 additional members to set up the Chapter with me and have submitted the application!  I will let you know Next Steps regarding joining asap!

-Jerry Durrwachter, PMP
(If nothing else works, you can EASILY find me on LinkedIn)

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Ok, I've been working on this for a few months now. Can everyone send me your email address and Facebook info and I can send you info on the Facebook page that has been created? We should have enough for a chapter and I can get that info to the contact at TCM I've been dealing with.

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There are a few opportunities in March for get togethers and events that we could send to TCM as well. 
We also will need to try and find a time to meet up.

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Again, there seems to be several different things happening at once and we need to sort it out to avoid confusion. There are at least different threads about this which is nuts.

In January I set up a Facebook page and coordinated a theater location for the chapter. I've also been in contact with several local film organizations for potential events and activities. What I need going forward our verified names, emails and social media info potential members to get to TCM. Then we can get the ball rolling.

 

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