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Memorial Day Picnic This Weekend


The annual CABS Memorial Day Picnic will take place during meeting time this Saturday. CABS will supply paper plates, napkins, and utensils... all you need to bring is the food! Salad, snacks, appetizers... anything you can bring will be appreciated. A small outdoor charcoal grill will be available for burgers, hot dogs, and the like.

Library check-outs closed through Origins


In preparations for our yearly operation of the Board Room at Origins, we ask that games from the library not be taken off-site until after the convention. Also, if you have a library game at home, please bring it back by the end of the month so it can be made available to Origins-goers.

Library clean-up on June 1


Nathan Morse, librarian, will be running a library clean-up session to prepare for Origins at 2pm on Sunday, June 1. All volunteer assistance in this effort is appreciated. Tasks involve sorting games, cataloging new additions to the library, and preparing the cabinets for transport to the convention center.

Update from Board of Directors meeting


The Board of Directors met last week to begin discussion and approval of a new club charter. The three articles discussed included makeup of the Executive Board and officer roles, and establishment of committees. The next two board meetings will have substantial portions devoted to discussion of the charter before submitting the proposed document to the membership for approval.

Minutes of the meeting are available upon request.

Rooms @ Hyatt Available for Origins


CABS is reselling some of the room nights received under our contract for running the Board Room at Origins. Rooms at the Hyatt Regency (the host hotel directly attached to the convention center) are available for $400 for the entire weekend (Wednesday-Saturday nights). If interested, please contact Ian Zernechel, CABS convention director, at

Netrunner Tournament on May 31


CABS member Jeff Kayati will serve as tournament organizer for a 16-person Netrunner tournament to be held on May 31. Entry will be free for CABS members, $10 for non-members. Format is expected to be Swiss (although this is subject to change depending on number of participants).

Prize support includes: 16 Adonis Campaign alternate art cards (one for each player)

Top 4 prizes will come from a selection of: 2013 Season 2 Mat Datasucker alternate art card Haas-Bioroid alternate art card Kate "Mac" McCaffrey Alternate art card (1st place gets first choice, 2nd gets second choice, etc)

Last place player will receive a Scorched Earth alternate art card.

Details on preregistration and exact start time will be made available at a later date.

Seeking Event Ideas for Buckeye Game Fest 2014


We are still seeking organized event ideas for Buckeye Game Fest. Last year we had over 50 scheduled events, most of which were run by cabbies. This year, we'd like to fill the event space at our new venue, the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, with at least that many events... but we need your help figuring out what to schedule! Here's what we'd like to know:

  1. Your event ideas!
  2. Rough estimate of maximum attendance (by number of people) and total event time
  3. Whether you'd be willing to run the event yourself (it's okay if you're not!)
  4. If so, rough estimate of what day (Thursday through Sunday) and time you'd like to run the event

Please send an e-mail with all of the above to and we'll use this information to help compile the schedule. We are looking into the feasibility of having a proper program book printed this year, so the earlier we can lock down an events schedule, the better.

Schmidt's Food Truck Coming May 2


Schmidt's Sausage House, a repeat CABS visitor and purveyor of creampuffs, will be sending its food truck to our May 2 meeting. Hours of service are expected to be 5:30-8:30 pm.

Board of Directors Meeting This Friday


The Board of Directors will hold the first of its two May meetings this Friday at 6pm. Agenda items for this week's meeting include the first stage of discussion on a proposed rewrite of the club charter and operating rules. CABS members are invited to sit in on board meetings to learn about the governance of the club.

The second Board of Directors meeting for May will be held Saturday, May 31. This meeting is primarily for making last-minute arrangements for Origins.

Deadline for Origins Discount Approaching


CABS will be submitting its final 2014 membership list to GAMA for Origins discounts on or around May 15. Only members who are on the membership roll at that time will be eligible for the Origins discount. If you've been putting off becoming a 2014 CABS member, and want to make sure you get the reduced Origins rate, sign up soon! You can sign up in person at a CABS meeting or on the membership page of our web site.

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