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  • #31
    Originally posted by Rebecka View Post
    Pearl dreams, is the term "ruckus" specific to pearls or could it be any type of yearly get-together where a certain topic is discussed? I had never come across the word "ruckus" before....
    Not at all-- if you go by the dictionary "ruckus" refers to a commotion, disturbance or controversy! I'm not sure how this term came to be chosen for the get-together.

    Maybe it's a happy commotion.

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    • #32
      It is certainly very very happy -- and quite a commotion!!!

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      • #33
        Pearl dreams, haha okay thanks Now I know.
        "All of our humanity is dependent upon recognising the humanity in others" - Desmond Tutu

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        • #34
          This is just a quick update!

          We have come to an agreement on the venue with the owner of the property and will be making the deposit tomorrow!

          Here it is!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1O1xqggUvg
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          • #35
            Jeremy and Hisano -- thank you for providing us with such anticipatory excitement! I can hardly wait for the most marvelous weekend of the year!!!

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            • #36
              That is a gorgeous property! It looks like it is very close to PP too. I am so looking forward to that weekend.

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              • #37
                I'd really love to go to the ruckus - I watched the videos from previous years and it looked so elegant and like so much fun! But I don't know anyone and am more than just a bit of a wallflower... I can barely bring myself to comment on threads... (but I do read everything).

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                • #38
                  Oh, we are a very friendly bunch and would welcome you with open arms. Pipe in, my pearl peeps!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by enkeli View Post
                    I'd really love to go to the ruckus - I watched the videos from previous years and it looked so elegant and like so much fun! But I don't know anyone and am more than just a bit of a wallflower... I can barely bring myself to comment on threads... (but I do read everything).
                    Believe it or not but we all started out just like you. If at all possible please come because you will be welcomed with open arms and go home and count the days until you will come out and see us all again next year

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                    • #40
                      enkeli, you could always go on my behalf and watch every body and every pearl for me if you don't feel like talking!
                      Like a roving reporter of sorts!
                      I'd love to go but the geography stacks against me.
                      Happy Huku
                      Queensland
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by enkeli View Post
                        I'd really love to go to the ruckus - I watched the videos from previous years and it looked so elegant and like so much fun! But I don't know anyone and am more than just a bit of a wallflower... I can barely bring myself to comment on threads... (but I do read everything).
                        I went to the Ruckus last year after only being on the forum for a couple of months. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, and I had a blast. I cannot wait to return this year.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
                          Not at all-- if you go by the dictionary "ruckus" refers to a commotion, disturbance or controversy! I'm not sure how this term came to be chosen for the get-together.

                          Maybe it's a happy commotion.

                          The gathering was originally called ICPGC, the abbreviation for International, Consequential Pearl-Guide Conference, pronounced something like "ick-pa-gick." Mikeyy may have had something to do with renaming it The Ruckus, lol.
                          Pattye


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                          • #43
                            Oh, Pattye, I wondered if anyone remembered ickpagick, lol. I remember seeing the elegant black-tie-looking invitation, and thinking "WOW! These must be the most influential, sophisticated people in the world..." - just from looking at the invitation...

                            I still hope to get there and meet everyone, someday.

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                            • #44
                              In Tucson -back in the early 1990's when we started doing the Tucson Gem Shows- I heard people talking about a "Ruckus" (same word) and I had never heard it before, so having this inquisitive mind of mine I actually asked why it was called "Ruckus" and I remember this man saying: "We are in the "rock business", so it is "rocks" and "us"...and it sounds better". Made complete sense to me!

                              So, I remember the first time I heard about the "Pearl Ruckus" I just told my self: Makes sense! A gathering of people in the gem business but the pearl being the star of the show!!!

                              I guess there could be an "Emerald Ruckus", an "Opal Ruckus" (maybe there are)...but truly: the Pearl Business is really special, the nicest & most passionate people I have ever met. I feel really fortunate to be a part of this industry and -of course- to be a part of this very special gathering of pearl lovers...the Pearl Ruckus really Rocks (Pearls???) our World!!!

                              I am all set to go to the Ruckus this year...before the 4 hurricanes that have been scheduled to hit our area this year do so (15 hurricanes have been estimated in our region for 2015). So...are you all ready???

                              I am!!!
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                              • #45
                                I really wish I could attend...but I fear I will need to live vicariously through you all! I am particularly interested in seeing the Pearls of Cortez live and in person, as I have been drooling over all the photos shared. What a wonderful group of people who share a common interest, and varied perspective on pearls! I will have to settle for a good glass of wine while viewing the play by play photo blog. And if I may, be so bold to suggest, that the videos of the presentations from last year were so appreciated, these should be done again this year!
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