KGB members of the past, present (and future?):
This coming year represents a very special time for your favorite CMU organization - the 27th anniversary of KGB's founding! To celebrate KGB's lack of self-destruction for so many years (the atomic number of cobalt), we're having another major party next year at Spring Carnival on April 17th to 19th, 2015. You, as someone who we think is a member, defector, hanger-on, or dissident, are invited to join us!
If you think you may be interested in showing up (or if you never want to hear from us again), please let us know at http://tinyurl.com/kgb27-checkin
. Information entered there is non-binding and will be kept strictly confidential. It will only be viewed by our corporate overlords and Jay Laefer, Master of the Reunion Planning and Keeper of Secrets.
If you have recently found any long-missing defectors, please forward this to them and encourage them to fill out the check-in form.
If you want more information, read on! (If you've clicked the above links and are perfectly happy to wait six months for more information, you can stop reading. You can also stop reading if you're a youngun with no attention span who likes to write TL;DR. In that case, you should also get off our lawn.)
Some of you old people may remember a similar event happening about six years ago for KGB's 20th anniversary
. That was generally considered a success, and we expect the new one to have at least superficial similarities (except, of course, that it's the 27th anniversary, which is the number of roads to El Dorado, according to ancient Incan culture). But we all know that the present is not as good as the past and KGB isn't the same organization it was 7 or 27 years ago, so there will undoubtedly be changes. (There will also probably be change. Thrown at people. You all know how that works.)
Overall, though, this in an incredible opportunity to see more KGB members than you can shake a stick at if you're not very good at shaking sticks. An opportunity to hear stories about the good old days, the terrible things we put up with during the famine times, and to find out which of the underground tour stories are actually true. An opportunity to hear reports from a line of officers stretching back into the dawn of time (or at least the early morning). An opportunity to irritate 27 years' worth of members with minutiae from Robert's Rules of Order.
In short, it promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to see how the organization you know and love has grown and progressed over the past 27 years (the number miles of steam tunnels under CMU). All you have to do to help is show up. (Well, it'd also be nice if you could let us know you're showing up.)
1) Please check in at http://tinyurl.com/kgb27-checkin
2) Please forward this message to other KGB members, past and present
3) Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee for Planning Anniversary Parties (a/k/a Gosplan)