Robert (Bob) Handley, AKA Santa, passed away January 14, 2019, on his 72nd birthday. Visitation 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home, 1631 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH, where service will follow at 4:00 P.M. Pastor Grayson Atha officiating.
Santa Bob was a Founding Member of the Buckeye Santas
Most of the photos that were taken by Kyle at our October meeting have been uploaded to our Photo Archive page. If you want your October photo to be placed on the Meet Our Members page, send your request to our webmaster. If you have a better photo than Kyle's, you can send that to Dan as well!
The group photos have been uploaded toward the bottom of the Photo Archive page.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting, February 9, at 11:00AM. Lutheran Reformation Church, 1355 South Hamilton Rd Columbus. Click for map
It was decided at the January meeting to try a POT LUCK meal at the February meeting rather than the Food Truck (They called and cancelled at the last minute on Saturday Jan 12). Several people volunteered to cook dishes. We do need some volunteers to help clean up after the meal before we vacate the hall. Plastic ware and plates will be provided from the July Picnic leftovers.
It is time to RENEW your membership
Here are links to the 2019 Membership Application (a simple single page!)
2019 Membership Application in WORD or 2019 Membership Application in PDF
Remember the dues increased to $25 for 2019:
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
Welcome and Call to order. Prayer from Chaplain Santa Bob Long started off our last meeting of the year and also brought to everyone’s attention the passing of Santa Jim Hudson. As is our practice. a live Christmas tree was presented to wife Cindy at Jim's funeral.
Founding Members were then recognized. Our first guest, invited by Vice President Rob Harmon, was Julie, an event planner, who will work closely with Santa Rob to plan a Toys for Tots Event in July. Santa Rob will head the committee and anyone wanting to help are asked to see him. Motion made by Rick Woerner and 2nd by Phil Howard to make this event happen, motion passed.
Additional invited guest, Jonathan, is working on completing an article for That Ohio Vibe . Many interviews and pictures were taken throughout the afternoon. We look forward to seeing the article.
Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Prayer Request were then recognized.
Nancy gave Secretary Report. There were 44 members that signed in. Currently accepting new membership applications for the 2019 season. Remember that every member must submit a new application each year. We finally have membership cards thanks to Santa Pat Morgan.
Please contact Nancy if you need to mail paperwork (8483 Fairbrook Ave; Galloway OH 43119) or you can email membership info and background checks directly to Nancy's email, email@example.com Let Nancy know if you do not have your new membership card yet.
Inky reported that we currently have balance of $2181.60 in our Treasury. Since no one was running against Richard Incledon for Treasurer, a show of hands approved Richard (Inky) for Treasurer.
Old Business… Ron Burgess has last year (October 2017) pictures. Ron explained that none of the recovered photos came with identifying file names, further inhibiting the ability to distribute photos. Please see him if you have not gotten your 2017 pics yet.
Also, Pat Morgan has stickers, jackets for sale at really great prices. (See his advertisement on our web page.)
Our annual October photos were taken by Kyle Mckay before, during, and after the meeting. Kyle has forwarded the link to his website from which Santas can download their photos using code 5669 when prompted. Be aware that you must download the whole group of files, then remove your photos to your desktop. The remaining photos can be deleted at that point. Click for Photos
Raffle netted $36.00 to our treasury and ????
Our next meeting will be January 12th at 11:00 am at Lutheran Reformation Church 1355 South Hamilton Rd Columbus. Click for map Don’t forget we will have a Food Truck outside to place lunch orders.
We are also having our annual White Reindeer gift exchange.
Meeting Adjourned, SEE EVERYONE IN 2019 Submitted by Nancy Smith Secretary 10/20/2018
There is a nice Columbus Dispatch article concerning our Santa Richard Knapp at the Columbus Zoo.
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
FOR SALE: Santa Dan Werner has a wig, a beard, boot covers, a naugahyde belt (no nauga's were harmed in the manufacture of the belt) and a backdrop for photos he'd like to sell, $35 for the whole thing. firstname.lastname@example.org 740-504-6487
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.
Our own Santa, John B. Miller, has his publication of a children's Christmas book,
"Santa's Reindeer Team" two coloring books and an orchestration with narration story CD.
"Santa's Reindeer Team" is available for your stocking stuffing!
Check out his nice web page and feel free to share with others!
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