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Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

I just joined the IBRBS and am looking forward to connecting with other Santas through this organization.  There have not been a lot of posts in the IBRBS forum so I thought I'd make one to see who else is a member.

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

I just joined the IBRBS and am looking forward to connecting with other Santas through this organization.  There have not been a lot of posts in the IBRBS forum so I thought I'd make one to see who else is a member.

 

I am behind you 100%.

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Marty, I thought you belonged to the National Organization of Natural Bearded Santas (NOONBS)?  What a two-timer!

Oh, I guess I am also. Sorry  :hohoho:

<SARCASM ALERT>

 

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I am behind you 100%.

 

I said I was behind Don 100%, I didn't say I was a member.

 

AND, I have not yet received my Charter Member Membership Certificate from NOONBS so it isn't official.

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Once my membership information is processed, will I receive a members list?  It would be interesting to know if there were other Santas in my area that belong.  I see that there is not a Missouri chapter...surely there are enough of us that we could form one.

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Santa Don, 

 

We plan to have a "Members Portal" on the www.ibrbsantas.org website. This will allow members in a specific area to connect with other members. We are in the middle of our Membership Drive (Dues are due Nov. 1st) I will get an up to date count but I am estimating there are at least 20 IBRBS members in Missouri.

 

It only takes 5 to start an IBRBS Chapter and even all 5 do not have to be residents of the area. IBRBS Chapters automatically are covered for their gatherings, lunch, dinner, etc by a $1,000,000 Liability Insurance Policy. .

 

If you will send me an email, I will send you more information about forming a Missouri Chapter.

 

 santa at santatb.com  

 

 

 

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Thanks, Santa Bob!  

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Santa Marty, 

 

My only answer off the cuff....that is an interesting question.....

 

The purpose of a Chapter is bringing Santas together. We usually think of this as a physical gathering of a group of Santas for luncheons, dinners and other events. And of course this is where the Liability Insurance coverage becomes important to cover any such gatherings. 

 

Not sure if a ClausNet Chapter is pertinent, we all already gather here to share and learn, etc with our minds, well most everyone brings their minds with them! ho ho ho!

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I'm glad to see some activity now regarding the IBRBS section of Claus Net.  Let's keep it going....we can even start some new topics within this section.

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I received my IBRBS membership paperwork yesterday!  

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Joined as well. 

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It's great to see more Santas here on Claus Net becoming members of the IBRBS!  I have also spoken to a couple of local Santas I know about our organization (and Claus Net).  I am looking forward to the future  :santa101:

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