"Norman D. Edelen, Jr. and Lisa A. Hayashi" <normane at hevanet_com>: NANFA mail--Fw: Dan Logan: NANFA national meeting
> From: Daniel Logan <logand at ucs_orst.edu>
> To: Norm and Lisa <normane at hevanet_com>
> Subject: NANFA national meeting
> Date: Thursday, January 23, 1997 8:53 AM
> Please forward this note to the NANFA list. Thanks.
> Good morning, all. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of NANFA will be
> the 1997 NANFA national meeting in Portland, Oregon on August 8 through
> Each of you will be receiving an announcement in an upcoming American
> Currents - please set aside those dates on your calendar and plan to join
> in Portland. There will be lots of things to do, we are having a
> catered dinner, talks, raffle, auction, and field trips. Norm Edelen
> Meeting Coordinator and you can contact him if you have any questions
> regarding registration or housing or whatnot.
> We are asking for your help to make this meeting successful. We want
> have an auction of donated gifts and we need help finding products to
> auction. You can help by finding the names and addresses of companies
> we can ask to donate gifts. DON'T contact the companies yourself,
> send the names and addresses to Norm Edelen and he will contact the
> companies. There are several benefits having only one person (Norm)
> contacting the companies. 1) Most importantly, Norm has a list of
> that he has already contacted - most companies don't want to be asked
> for donations - sometimes they have a long memory. 2) Norm has a nice
> letter, on NANFA letterhead, that is effective at asking for donations.
> The donations can be sent directly to Norm and won't need to be shipped
> place to place to place - thereby reducing the risk that the donation
> not make its way to Portland by the date of the meeting.
> Now, back to the donations -- put on your thinking caps. What types of
> products do you use as a NANFA member or aquarist? Fish tanks and
> Collecting gear? Magazines? Books? Special clothing? Society
> memberships? Anything else? Send your ideas and company names and
> addresses to Norm soon! The sooner Norm contacts the potential doners,
> greater chance that we would be able get donations.
> Here is another idea. Perhaps one of you has something to donate to
> auction. If so, please send your donations to Norm Edelen at 1197 NE
> Street, Portland, Oregon 97220. Every individual or company that
> gifts for the August meeting will have their products displayed at the
> meeting and have their names published in the proceedings from the
> acknowledging their contribution to NANFA.
> Lastly, buy or sell lots of fish art raffle tickets! We are financing
> national meeting by selling the raffle tickets for the Tomellari,
> and McKeighen art work. Each of you have received one raffle ticket in
> latest Darter. If you want a chance to win some of that gorgeous art
> send $1 to Jay DeLong (19310 77th Street E, Bonney Lake, WA 98390).
> ticket stubs returned to Jay with payment will be entered in the
> The raffle will be held August 9 - don't wait until the last moment to
> your payment to Jay - he must receive the ticket stubs and payment
> leaves Washington for the meeting - if you snooze, you lose - don't
> jeopardize your chance to win some great art work. While you're
> your ticket stub to Jay, ask him to send you some extra raffle tickets
> buy or sell. Start now and sell lots of tickets! We need everyone's
> to make this meeting a success.
> I hope to meet you in Portland.
> Daniel Logan
> Pacific Northwest Chapter Regional Representative
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