January 2008 Report
Presidents Report - ARTHUR GREEN
MARLBORO SHOW AND BOARD MEETING REPORT
The Saratoga Show in conjunction with the NEACA went well with about 30 tables being filled with members. Most had a good show and are planning on attending again next November. At the Board Meeting in Marlboro the board approved having the joint venture again in 2008. I would like a better club participation. Moe was busy at the Show signing up new members and getting commitments for the Annual Show.
Our November 18 th Show at Marlboro, MA was a busy one, all 63 tables were sold again. If you want a table in the future please let Bill know well in advance so arrangements can be made to rent additional tables! The crowd was good with 75 non-members paying to get in addition to many members. The Raffle had almost 40 items donated by Members and exhibitors, which brought in $386.00 for the club, Thanks to all. With special thanks to Steve Skiff for his Custom Knife Donation and Kim Skiff for doing a great job in selling tickets. The Club made over $1,000.00 on the show. Another GREAT SHOW put on by the CAIN’S, don’t forget to thank them again for all of their efforts.
A BOARD MEETING was held after the Marlboro Show with the following items discussed in addition to previous minutes and Treasurers report.
The ANNUAL MYSTIC SHOW was discussed, planning is on track, as of January 2, more than 50 out of 80 available tables have been reserved and paid for. Moe Legare and Norm Bardsley are heading up the show this year. Reservations can be made by contacting Moe at (401) 769-6902 or email@example.com. Check out the photos of the donated knives received from our generous supporters. We are anticipating additional donations; please contact Moe to donate a custom knife or other knife related item. Makers, Purveyors, we encourage you to expedite your item to Moe to be photographed for inclusion in the April Newsletter and use for show advertising in Knife World and other media. The Mystic raffle is the club’s most profitable endeavor that enables all of us to enjoy our favorite hobby and or business. This is a great opportunity to win a wonderful custom knife to add to your collection for a small investment, we need and thank you for your continued support. Please let us know if you need additional tickets.
Advertising for the year including Blade Magazine, Knife World, Newspapers, mailings etc.
|Chippy Collette Sr.
The Board is still working on the Club Finances and Data Base updates.
On a sadder note we were informed of the passing of long time and faithful Life Member #24 David A “ Chippy” Collette Sr. ( the guy that bought all of the raffle tickets at all of the shows for as long a I can remember ) on January the second. Our condolences to his family and June his companion.