It is with profound sadness that this message is sent to our fellow Brothers in Red. Charter member and Past President, Santa Jim Hudson, passed away on Friday October 5, 2018. This is the Memorial Tree and Poem given to Jim's Family in his memory.
In lieu of flowers, family has asked that you direct your memorial donations to Toys for Tots in Santa Jim's name.
We hope to see as many as possible at our last meeting of 2018 this Saturday, October 13th at 11:30am. Please bring Santa suits for anyone wishing to get your picture taken and remember 2 poses only for Santa this year. Also, for those Santa's with a Mrs. Claus, they also will have a 2 limit pose. Remember to keep the twinkle in your eye, and the spirit in your heart
Santa Mike & NancySmith
If you are not currently a member of the Buckeye Santas, you are encouraged to submit your 2019 application and background check along with your dues for year 2019, to our Secretary ASAP! This will assure that you will receive any mailings for Santa Jobs, and have your photo added to our 'MEET OUR MEMBERS' web page, and our Find A Santa Google map!
BUT, we must have your completed application, your check for dues, and your background check.
Obviously, we would like your photo, too!
Your compliance will entitle you to the FREE photo-shoot scheduled for October 13, 2018.
Please send any paperwork (application, background check, or member dues) to:
Nancy Smith, Secretary, 8483 Fairbrook Ave. Galloway, OH 43119
or e-mail PENGUINOW@MSN.COM
Your photos can be emailed to Buckeyesantas@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting in 2019 at: TBA
It is time to RENEW your membership
Here are links to the 2019 Membership Application (a simple single page!)
Remember the dues increased to $25 for 2019:
2019 Membership Application WORD or 2019 Membership Application PDF
In order to assure the 2019 Membership Rolls are complete, every member must complete and submit the brief but necessary 2019 Membership Application. You can use the one in Word, or the other in PDF, either one should work for you! So, lets get those completed and mailed to:
Nancy Smith, Secretary, 8483 Fairbrook Avenue, Galloway, OH 43119.
If e-mail is easier for you, send them to: PENGUINOW@MSN.COM
September Minutes 2018 (October Minutes will be posted as soon as possible
The meeting was called to order and Chaplain Santa Bob Long led us in prayer. Founding Members were recognized and Guests introduced. Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Prayer Request were recognized. We now have 98 Members with the passing of Founder Santa John Hamilton on 8/22/18. Several members were present at funeral services and a decorated live tree was presented to his sister Carol.
Ron Burgess has last year pictures. Please see him if you have not matched up your pictures. He also sent his computer to Denver to restore missing pictures.
Pat Morgan printed New Membership Cards, has stickers and Jackets for sale, also patches for members.
It was also noted that webmaster Dan Cunningham purchased new lap top computer $256.19 for the organization. A permanent place for our meetings was voted on and President Mike Smith and Vice President Rob Harmon will check it out and get keys for our January meeting, thanks to Cindy Garrelts. Also thanks to Cindy for arranging a food truck for October meeting. Click to Check out their menu .
No Treasurer Report since Santa Inky unable to make meeting. Nominations for Treasurer was again mentioned. Santa Inky still willing to run. Santa Dan Cunningham also said he would step up and run if needed.
Amendment to guidelines #18.104.22.168 There are no term limits imposed by these guidelines. A vote was taken and acceptance for voting Mike Smith president 2019 carried by 33 yes, 5 no and 1 why not.
The Raffle 50/50 drawing netted $49.00 to Santa Craig Garrelts. The meeting was adjourned after Santa Bob Long gave an insightful teaching on Santa’s Health of mind, body and soul during the upcoming Christmas Season.
Our next meeting will be October 13th @11:30am at Harvest Assembly of God 8075 Dellinger Rd Galloway OH for elections and pictures (photographer Kyle McKay agreed to take pics for fee of $50.00 per hr. and put on CD for Santa Dan to add to our web site and will also available on Kyle’s web site Click. Pictures free to members.
Don’t forget we will have a Click Food Truck outside to place lunch orders. And remember to bring your Santa Suits for pictures. SEE EVERYONE IN OCTOBER. Submitted by Secretary Nancy Smith 9/23/2018
Here are some photos from the September 8 meeting with a BIG THANK YOU
to our Santa Sandy Andromeda for the wonderful pics!
See The Above Photo
Our own Santa Pat Morgan currently has stickers available for purchase.
Pat can also hook you up with business cards and fabulous custom-made belt buckles!
Pat has some very nice RED coats for sale at a great price. He can do embroidery or screen printing on these too!
On Facebook and the Web -- 'Waterfront Signs & Screen Printing' located in Westerville.
Attention Santas: New Website content...can you find it?
Job Mailings Have Been Sent 10/17
1) If you want to be included in the mailings of available Santa jobs, it is incumbent upon you to make sure that your 2018 membership in the Buckeye Santas is updated, current, as required by our governing documents. Please get ALL your paperwork to our Secretary ASAP! This will also ensure your photo posting on our Meet Our Members web page. (if we don't have one, please forward your best photo to our webmaster)
2) It has also been brought to my attention that some members on our mailing list have NOT received our emailed communications. For that reason, I will post, below, the MOST RECENT three dates and general topic of each communication issued from the Webmaster's mailing list. Please let me know if you are NOT receiving these:
Emails sent: Job Postings on 10/17; 10/12; 10/10;
We have received 50 requests and Jobs #1-19, 21-22, 24-25, 27-31 and #43 have been filled!
If you do not want to have the job postings sent to your email address, PLEASE let your webmaster know so that your name can be removed from that mailing list! That task is much easier to perform than trying to figure out WHY emails are being returned from apparently valid email addresses every time a mailing is sent. Thank you. (~Santa Dan)
The 2018 Buckeye Santas
Board of Directors
|Buckeye Santas Board of Directors
2018 Board of Directors, left to right
Tim Leasure, Dan Cunningham, Nancy Smith, Mike Smith,
Richard Incledon, Bob Long, Rob Harmon
Honorary Board Member & Past Secretary
Buckeye Santas Mission Statement
To Gather for Fellowship
To Learn various functions to become better Santas
To Promote different opportunities, web sites,
ideas, in order to improve our craft
To Share potential bookings that we may hear about
Christmas is still many months away and already we are receiving JOB REQUESTS. Last year more than 150 job requests were made available to Buckeye Santas through our job posting services. This number does not include all those jobs that were passed off to each other without having gone through the Job Coordinator, nor does that number reflect the number of potential bookings that may arise from that one notice!
Thank you, sincerely, for visiting our web page. Your comments, suggestions,
and complaints will be gladly received at our email address: BuckeyeSantas@Gmail.com
Please be aware that much of our original site is still under review and re-construction, but we will
be sure to read all the mail and do our best to bring forth a great web presence!