June, 2017 Report
June, 2017: Arthur Greenn
Our last show was our ANNUAL SHOW in Mystic, CT area at our new location in Groton, CT at the Mystic Marriott on April 28, 29 and 30th. We had 77 vendors from as far away as Oregon covering 107 eight foot tables with all things that cut.
The board was concerned that we could pay for this new bigger venue, which was almost twice as expensive as our old location at the Hilton but we were able to cover all of the increased costs and make a slight profit. Thanks again to all who participated, by their attendance, donating of knives for the raffle and supporting our Saturday night auction, which set a record for funds raised for the club at this popular event.
Everyone that I spoke with said that they had a great time and were looking forward to coming back next year.
The only major problem that was brought to our attention was that many people, both members and general public, go to the old Hilton location despite our extensive advertising, web site updates, newsletters and hundreds of post cards sent out to non or inactive past members. (many admitted that when they saw the Mystic location the assumed that it was still at the Hilton) we will try better next year to prevent this confusion!
As a result of an overwhelming positive response, we have contracted the venue for the next three years. The 2018 dates are April 28th and 29th, 2019 will be April 27th. And 28th. and 2020 will be May 2nd. And 3rd. All reservations must be made with our show coordinator Larry Clifford (401)-742-6779 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our next show will be held in Marlboro, MA, on the 10th.of September. This show continues to be a popular location and well attended by our membership as well as the general public. It's never too early to make your reservations with - Lynn Cain (978) 249-6070 email: email@example.com
Until September 2017, Art