Per a suggestion by Bo, I have started this thread so as to not place any confusion about future Keystone Gatherings. What I have proposed is an entirely separate entity than a "gathering". To me, a gathering is an organized event which usually follows a format of a few days camping with friends, a pot-luck dinner with door prizes. I believe the same thing can be accomplished just by those who are interested all show up on the same weekend, at the same lake, at the same campgrounds. It would normally only be a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning event, which can be modified according to the individuals needs. I think the best way to accomplish this is just to find out how much interest there is in such an event. I propose we all take the month of February to discuss whether or not we should have such a meeting, what guidelines should be established, dates/times and locations The free fishing weekend in Oklahoma is I believe June 6 and 7, or it may be the 5th and 6th. The brothers in Kansas is holding a gathering in Kansas during the same period. I imagine everyone would like to attend most of the gatherings each year, but the fiscal reality prohibits the realization of that desire. I don't know the distance from say Oklahoma City to where the Kansas gathering is to be held, but I do know it was just a little over 500 miles to Degray. That is a lot of miles and time on the road. Keystone, NE of OKC is about 100 miles from OKC, Kaw is about 115 miles from OKC, and Texhoma is about 150 miles from OKC. I am using OKC just to have a reference point for distance. The beauty of this program would be we could have the camp out once a month, changing the lake and campground locations so more people could attend. I'm not overly familiar with lakes in Western Oklahoma, or in NW Oklahoma, but I would imagine there would be some place fishermen (or liars, as the case may be) can meet. We know eastern, NE and SE Oklahoma has an abundance of lakes/rivers we could meet at. Actually, one or two people could say they were going to be at the xyz campground on Lake abc on such and such date, and we could splinter and have several of these meetings. Guess we just need your input at this point.