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  1. General Membership Meeting *Founding Member Plaque presentation for Dennis Simpson. *Elections for new board members to be held Billy McHale's 1320 S 324TH ST, FEDERAL WAY, WA Saturday, February 01, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  2. Saturday August 3, 2019 Santa Ernie’s house 8 Creekwood Ln SW Lakewood, WA 98499 12:00 noon There will be a gas grill available for you to cook hamburgers and hot dogs that you bring. Please bring your own meat, bread and a dish to share. The following items will be provided: paper plates, cups, plastic ware, ketchup, mustard, relish, lettuce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, water, soda and unsweetened ice tea. Please bring your own lawn chairs and if you like wading…we have a creek for you. You will need water shoes and towels. Santa Ernie will be out front helping to park cars. We can get quite a few in the driveway and the overflow in a neighbor's (#12) driveway. We will be in the back yard and side yard (behind the garage). Come through the house or walk around when you get here. Shopping is available in Lakewood at: The Lakewood Costume Shop 5932 Lake Grove St SW Lakewood, 98499 and The B & I Shopping Center 8012 S Tacoma Way Lakewood, 98499 Directions: from I-5 take the Gravelly Lake Drive exit #124 and head west Take the second right turn at Nyanza Rd. Turn right at 116th St SW (last turn before traffic signal) Take the first right at Woodbine Ln SW Take the first left at 118th St SW This street becomes Creekwood Ln SW We are at the end at #8 on the left. The number is on the mailbox and post and front door.
  3. DeputyDogRick

    Little Wings

    The last two years I have appeared with the Adaptive Ballet in Milford, Ct and it has become one of the most endearing events of the Season. I hope all of your seasons were Merry and Bright
  4. NORPAC SANTAS is very excited to announce that we are bringing True back!! Last fall we brought Santa True's CPW to our 8th Annual Northwest Santa Workshop and it was a great success! True left our attendees wanting more. So, we are so happy to have him back June 9th & 10th in the Seattle area ( Sumner, WA ) for two full days of intense training only True can do! Make your plans now to Join Us. NORPAC SANTAS Members and Non-Members welcome to attend. Go to our website NORPAC-SANTAS.ORG for registration form and to pay via PayPal.
  5. NORPAC SANTAS 8th Annual Northwest Santa Workshop at Great Wolf Lodge - Grand Mound,WA Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 Social gathering on Thursday evening, November 2 We are delighted to have Santa True join us this year as our featured guest speaker for several sessions. Santa True (Robert Seutter) has more than 25 years of professional storytelling experience. He loves making folks smile with his singing, storytelling, and truly interactive style! ChristmasPerformerWorkshops.com Workshop Summary and Highlights Valuable instruction by Santa True ~ Santa and Mrs. Claus Pictures in the pool ~ bucket dump photo in water park Buffet Lunch Saturday ~ included with your registration Gift Baskets Raffle and Drawing Parade ~ through Great Wolf Lodge lobby in full dress Workshop registration fee: Santa or Mrs. Claus, $70 Member (includes all IBRBS members) $105 Non-Member. Couples registration: $100 Member; $135 Non-Member. For more information, please visit: www.norpac-santas.org or contact Trever Waltos: SantaT@comcast.net, 253.732.1482. Special discounted room rates available (but limited) at Great Wolf Lodge * Workshop Registration & Room Reservations open Tues. Aug 1
  6. We are all very busy in December, but what about the rest of the year? Here's my recent effort to help promote some Summer Santa activities. Santa Dan Greenleaf ImSanta.Org santa@ImSanta.org
  7. We are so very excited to announce that Robert Seutter aka Santa True will be joining NORPAC SANTAS for the 8th Annual Northwest Santa Workshop at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound WA ~ November 3rd & 4th. Robert will be leading workshops and discussions during the two day event on how to be an all around better Christmas Performer. We hope you'll be able to join us for this fun weekend of networking, fellowship and learning. Stay tuned for more information. http://christmasperformerworkshops.com/ http://www.Easysite.com/norpac-santas?ShowNews=249269
  8. It's hard to believe that NORPAC SANTAS will be hosting our 7th Annual Northwest Santa Workshop at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound,WA on November 4th & 5th with early arrival and check in on the 3rd. We will be gathering together for a fun weekend of networking, learning and kinship among our fellow brothers and sisters in red and green. Yes, I said green! If you've attended one of our workshops, you know The Grinch himself always makes an appearance. We will be having panel discussions on Scheduling and Booking Agents & Business Organization. Guest Speaker Dr. Shawna Purcell on helping Santa & Mrs Claus stay healthy. Also, Christmas Karaoke with Santa Ramsey Cowlinshaw, Santa Olympics and Fun Entertainment with Danny Vernon's "Illusion Of Elvis" show. And as always, the now infamous Santa Bucket Dump in the water park area of Great Wolf Lodge. If you'll be in the area and would like to join us, there's still time to register and book a room at GWL. Although, staying at GWL is not a requirement of attending the workshop. You can get all the info at www.norpac-santas.org
  9. We're headed to Cape Cod this weekend for the Nothereast Santas Get Together at the Cape Cod Irish Village Inn! Who here is coming?
  10. Come Join Us At Great Wolf Lodge for A Fun-Filled Group Getaway and our 6th Annual Northwest Santa Workshop November 6th & 7th - This is your last week to make your room reservations with GWL and send in your registration to NORPAC -SANTAS ( Dennis Gorley ) Dead Line is October 2nd. Room Reservation: https://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/~/… Workshop Registration: http://www.norpac-santas.org/…/GWL%20registration%202015.doc Stay Tuned for an itinerary of the event.
  11. NORPAC~SANTAS have several events scheduled for this summer and fall. First we are hosting Santa Gordon Bailey's Santa and the Business of Being Santa School July 24th and 25th in Lakewood, WA. Then on July 26th we will be teaming up with The Tacoma Rainiers minor league baseball team and Pierce County TOYS FOR TOTS for a toy drive before the Rainiers ball game at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma,WA. August 1st will be our annual Picnic/BBQ at the home of Santa Ernie and Ginny Walker. And just confirmed this week, our 6th Annual NORPAC SANTAS Workshop & Conference at Great Wolf Lodge-Grand Mound, November 5th, 6th and 7th.... and then the real fun begins for most of us!! HoHoHo! For more information about these events go to our website www.norpac-santas.org or check our Facebook Fan Page
  12. I've sent in my registration and made hotel and flight reservations for the ISC in Tampa. Who else is planning to attend? Would enjoy meeting others active here on Clausnet at the conference. Santa Dan Greenleaf ImSanta.Org New Hampshire
  13. November 7-9, 2013 Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, Washington Thank you for attending the 4th Annual Northwest Santa Training Workshop! Remember the Real Santa is here and all the rest of us are his helpers. You don’t have your elves here, so we are providing a schedule to follow. Don’t be late or you will miss out! (Times and topics subject to change) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY Evening Registration in Hospitality Room~Social time (call 360.621.1493 for location) FRIDAY 7:30 Keeping Christ in Christmas-Morning devotional 8:00 Registration 9:00-9:45 Welcome and Announcements Round Table Santa Business, Marketing, Home Visits 10:30-11:15 Round Table Do/Don’t, Costuming, Sign Language 12:00-1:15 Lunch on Your Own 1:30-2:15 “Santa Hair and Makeup” By Santa Trever Waltos 3:30 Pictures in the Pool - in old fashion bathing suits 6:00 Santa Flash Mob at local Restaurant 8:00 pm Movie: “They Wore the Red Suit” *Main Conference Room SATURDAY 7:30 Keeping Christ in Christmas-morning devotional 8:00 Registration 8:30 “Night Before Christmas” story telling contest 9:30-10:30 Round Table Mrs Claus Forum Holding Newborns 10:30-11:00 CHECK OUT TIME 11:00-11:45 Santa Magic Workshop 11:50 Ornament Exchange 12:00 Buffet: “A Day In The Park" Raffle Gift Basskets~50/50 Drawings 1:00 “STEVEN THE GREAT” 2:00 Full Dress and Singing Practice 3:00 Parade: A Walk Through Great Wolf Lodge Please complete and return Evaluations to Santa Dennis Simpson PRESENTERS SANTA HAIR AND MAKE-UP by Santa Trever and Heidi Waltos SANTA MAGIC STEVEN THE GREAT by Magician Stephen Wakefield SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR ORGANIZING AND CONTIBUTING TO THIS EVENT Event planning: Santa Dennis Gorley Santa Ron Kearns Santa Dale Scott Santa Dennis Simpson Santa Trever Waltos Donations: Baskets Santa Dale and Nancy Scott Santa Dennis and Michele Simpson Santa George and Nancy Smith Santa Trever and Heidi Waltos Santa Dennis and Glena Gorley Santa Ron and Marci Kearns Santa Jerry and Patti Nebel Gift Bags Sana Ron and Marci Kearns Santa Dennis and Michele Simpson Santa Gene and Tish Sanders Santa Eddie and Karen Hayes Santa George and Nancy Smith Espresso Products Direct Table decorations Santa Trever Waltos and Family Entertainment: “Stephen the Great” Vendors Alex Bennett, Ardesson’s Shoe Repair & New Shoes and Custom Items Jackie Noble--Seamstress Lakewood Costume--Dori A+ Alterations and Tailoring Katie Guerrero Various members of Norpac Santas Encouragement All the members of NORPAC SANTAS Ornament Exchange We will do another ornament exchange again this year at The Santa Conference while at Great Wolf Lodge. It’s easy!! Bring an ornament (wrapped, because we all know how fun it is to unwrap presents) to exchange. I’ll have a sign-up sheet during the conference. I’ll draw names to pair people up. Then on Saturday before lunch, we’ll do the exchange. This is for anyone For more info contact: Santa Dennis Simpson dsimpson@wavecable.com 360-871-1241 toy shoppe 360-621-1493 sleigh phone www.norpac-santas.org
  14. FOR ANY OF YOU THAT WILL BE IN THE NORTHWEST AREA NEXT SATURDAY AUG. 3RD PLEASE JOIN US!! THE AUGUST MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE HOME OF SANTA DENNIS SIMPSON AUGUST 3 2013 12:00 noon 1762 VISTA RAMA DR E PORT ORCHARD, WA 98366 360-871-1241 What to bring: The meat of your choice to barbeque. A dish to share for a potluck. A folding chair. I have a bunch but maybe not enough for everyone. I will provide water, pop, coffee, plates, cups, plastic silver, condiments, napkins. Rather than a formal meeting we will be sharing, visiting and getting to know each other better. There of course will be some announcements and maybe a little discussion or planning for the 4th Santa Workshop at Great Wolf Lodge. BE SURE TO INVITE ANY SANTA, MRS CLAUS, OR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINER THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED. The Nurse Museum, A Childhood Perspective (in our home) will be open for your viewing. PLEASE RSVP TO SANTA DENNIS SIMPSON 360-871-1241 dsimpson@wavecable.com
  15. NORPAC SANTAS 4th ANNUAL GREAT WOLF LODGE CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 7-9, 2013 GRAND MOUND, WA MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO JOIN US!!! Santa or Mrs Claus’s registration includes Saturday lunch, gift-bag, conference, vendor area and parade Couples registration includes Saturday Lunch for each, one gift-bag, conference, vendor area and parade. Additional Adult registration includes Saturday Lunch, vendor area and parade Child registration includes Saturday Lunch, vendor area and parade if in costume. REGISTRATION FORM: http://www.norpac-santas.org/SiteData/norpac-santas/GWL%20registration%202013.doc Room registrations must be made directly with Great Wolf Lodge prior to 10-7-13 to receive discounted rates. Please use booking code 1310NORPAC when making reservations online at www.greatwolf.com or by phone at 1-800-640-9653. King Suite (1 king and 1 hide-a bed) max 4 persons $109.00 Family Suite (2 queen and 1 hide-a-bed) max 6 persons $149.00 for 4 (additional cost per person beyond 4) Number of rooms held for our event are limited. We have a couple King and Family Suites reserved for Saturday Nov 9, 2013 for those who want to stay over until Sunday (169.00) When the King Suites are sold out there will be no more. When the Family suites are sold out there most likely are more available but our current price is not guaranteed. Please contact Santa Dennis Simpson ( 360-871-1241 or 360-621-1493) immediately if the reservation line indicates our rooms are sold out or for any questions or clarification. Additional Housing/RV Parking: Outback RV Park www.outbackpark.com 360-273-0585 3 miles away Holiday Inn Express 360-740-1800 11.5 miles away These locations are aware of our event, but you will need to contact them for rates. Mention NORPAC Santas WE CONCLUDE THE CONFERENCE WITH OUR FAMOUS NORPAC~SANTA PARADE *A Walk Through Great Wolf Lodge* For more info contact: Santa Dennis Simpson dsimpson@wavecable.com 360-871-1241 toy shoppe 360-621-1493 sleigh phone
  16. Big Jim Santa

    In Remembrance !

    Big Jim Santa from Peoria IL. This is remembrance of all of you who at one time or another had servied in the Military ! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS GREAT COUNTRY STAY FREE AND STRONG . I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT CHRISTMAS FAMILY AND BE A PART OF SUCH A SPECIAL GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO STILL SERVE . As a x-Vietnam Vet and a Desart Storm / Desart Shield soilder ( I SULUTE YOU ALL ON THIS DAY NOV 11TH and 12TH VETERAN'S DAY !!! ) And GOD BLESS EVERYONE !!!
  17. NORPAC ~ SANTAS 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP GREAT WOLF LODGE GRAND MOUND, WA NOVEMBER 1-3, 2012 PRESENTERS SIGN LANGUAGE by Dawn Harrison A fun session with Dawn teaching basic signs to communicate with children. You might even learn a song this year. THE MAGIC OF CHRISMAS by Santa Ron Kearns. Magic and entertaining while visiting with children that any Santa can perform. “HEALTHY SANTA” by Dr Steve Albrecht SANTA PHOTOGRAPHY by Santa Trever Waltos The proper etiquette of Working with Children ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS Santa Business, Marketing, Do’s and Don’ts, Dress, How to handle various situations, Hair and Beard Care VENDORS Lakewood Costume & Magic Alex Bennett ~ Ardesson’s Shoe and Custom Leather Items Jackie Noble ~ Santa's Clothes SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT “BUCK AND ELIZABETH” Be part of the Santa Flash Mob at local Restaurant WE CONCLUDE THE CONFERENCE WITH OUR FAMOUS NORPAC~SANTA PARADE A Walk Through Great Wolf Lodge
  18. Santas, Santa Tom Long, General Manager of Captain Georges Restaurant in Williamsburg, VA, has arranged for us to have lunch in a separate room at Captain Georges. The lunch will be prior to the doors opening to the general public at 3:00 PM. The luncheon is shaping up to be a big success. We already have over 60 (35 Santas) who have indicated they plan to attend. See list below. Place: Captain Georges Seafood Restaurant 5363 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23118 (757) 565-2323 www.captaingeorges.com Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Attire: This a casual social event with food so dress comfortably. No Santa Suits. Of course, some type of red attire is always appropriate for Santa. What to Bring: Business cards/brochures to give out, scrap book to allow others to view. Cost: CASH ONLY - The total for the luncheon will be $31.00 per person all inclusive. Cost for children age 4 years and younger free and 5 - 12 years $15.50 all inclusive. Please note the dinner buffet is normally a $41.36 value (including beverage, tax, and gratuity). The $31.00 includes your Lunch, non-alcohol beverages, tax and gratuity of 18%. This a CASH ONLY - PAY AT THE DOOR lunch since the restaurant is not normally open during our luncheon. If you plan to attend and are not on the list below Please send me an email or call - just so we have a ball park number to expect. Santa Tom provided the following info regarding the buffet and hotels in the area. Buffet: Will have crab legs and other tasty items. This will be their traditional buffet with prime rib, steamed mussels, Oyster Rockefeller, and all the things folks enjoy most. Entertainment: Santa Tom Long and the Snow Queen Donna Deekens Vendors: Kitty Kuhr (Sunshine and Co); Leon McBryde; and possibly others Itinerary (Tenative): 10:00-11:45 -- Check-in, Meet and Greet, socialize 12:00-1:30 -- Buffet 1:30-3:00 -- Entertainment, Announcements, Socialize 3:00 -- Depart Captain George's everyone is on their own to walk across the street to Clarion Inn and Suites and continue socializing or visit sites in Williamsburg area Hotels: Everyone is on their own for hotel reservations. (NOTE: Trish and I stayed 2 nights at the Clarion Inn for the luncheon in 2010 and the lobby had been remodeled but the room we had was not. It was average and we will probably stay there again this time since we only sleep there and did not spend a lot of time in the room.) Here is information from 4 different sources regarding hotel stays in the area: 1. Clarion Inn and Suites (Average hotel) 5351 Richmond Road ( Next door to Capt. Georges) Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-645-3636 Rate: $52.99 plus tax No minimum required Just tell them you are with the Santa group. 2. Hilton Garden Inn (Upper Scale) 1624 Richmond Road (5 minute drive to Capt. Georges) Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-253-9400 ext 7602 Rate: For 10 or less couples $119.99 plus tax For more than 11 couples $109.00 plus tax 3. Fairfield Inn and Suites Williamsburg ( Simular to the Hilton Garden Inn) 8 minutes from Capt. Georges on Richmond Rd. Rate: for 10 or more couples $99.00 4. Kings Creek Plantation (Top of the line for this area) Next to Water Country USA (15min drive from Capt. Georges) 2 Bed Room Suites. Like a whole house. Very Nice 3 night minimum stay Rate: $149.00 per night but again sleeps 2 couples No minimum number of room reservations required Most of these properties can be viewed on line! Name Arthur, JR & Sharon Bailey, Tom & Mary Kay Ivey Burgess, Al & Mary Burke, Carl & Anne Caldwell, Ted & Anne Cox, Mike & Barbara Davis, Paul & Cathy Deekens, Donna Despain, Ron & Kathy Eggers, Tim Henson, Kevin & Mary Iceman, Denny & Laurrie Jackson, Ron & Sharon Joyner, David & Joyce Kuhr, Tom & Kitty Lindgren, Keith & Carol Long, Tom Male, Rich & Jan Maloney, Jim & Rita McBryde, Leon & Linda Milstead, Lee & Darlene Morgan, Tim & Laurel Nuckols, Charlie & Wes Parris, Dale & Trish Pedrick, Ted & Maureen Rowe, Dan & Fran Ryan, Don Sessoms, Dave & Jackie Sheehan, Paul, Carolyn, John Smith, Rodney & Janet Stevens, Fred Symonds, John & Denise Walters, Robert Looking forward to seeing everyone.
  19. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passing The Tradition of Santa Claus Across Generations Santa Michael Rielly of Rhode Island takes Oath for his famous Grandfather Providence, RI (PRWEB) February 5, 2009 -- Michael Rielly, the grandson of Rhode Island's famed Santa, James D. Rielly, will take the Santa Claus Oath at Celebrate Santa on March 17 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. James D. "Jimmy" Rielly's career as Rhode Island's most recognizable Santa Claus spanned over 60 years. He began his Santa Claus career in 1927 and was featured on several national television shows including PM Magazine. Appearing primarily at charitable organizations, hospitals, orphanages, and military bases, he took no money for his appearances. Over the course of his Santa career, he received literally thousands of letters from celebrities, dignitaries, and politicians including letters from President Eisenhower and Pope John Paul II. In 1979 his name was recorded in the Senate Congressional Record as "James D. Rielly - A Truly Remarkable Santa Claus From Rhode Island". After the passing of his grandfather in 1991, grandson Michael Rielly took over the role as Santa Claus. In his grandfather's honor, Michael appears at many of the same charitable organizations and hospitals his grandfather visited. Hundreds of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Helpers will be attending the upcoming Celebrate Santa Convention this March in Gatlinburg. Part of the opening ceremonies of the convention will be the taking of the Santa Claus Oath, which was dedicated last fall in Santa Claus, Indiana. "We are very happy to have Santas that have wonderful family legacies attending the convention." stated Joe Moore, coordinator of Celebrate Santa. "Their families' traditions are all part of our history." Celebrate Santa is an expo for Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, and Helpers from around the world and features workshops, a parade, and an industry showcase. "I know Papa would have loved meeting everyone at Celebrate Santa!" said Michael Rielly, Director of Media and Public Relations for Celebrate Santa 2009 and the founder of ClausNET.com. "He took the role of Santa Claus very seriously and would have been proud to be associated with such a fine group of men and women." About Michael Rielly Mr. Rielly has portrayed Santa Claus for over 17 years and is a third generation Santa Claus. His grandfather James D. "Jimmy" Rielly, began his Santa Claus career in 1927 and was recognized in the US Congressional Record as "A Truly Remarkable Santa Claus From Rhode Island". When not appearing as Santa Claus, Mr. Rielly works in sales and marketing with over 20 years experience in Internet and technology related companies where he has served in various roles; founder, board member, and business development. Mr. Rielly is also the founder of ClausNET.com, the world's premier Santa Claus social network and resource for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Elves for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information. About The Santa Claus Oath author Phillip L. Wenz Phillip L. Wenz donned his first Santa Claus suit at the age of four. By the time he was fourteen he was in his first parade, and by the ripe old age of twenty-four, he became the year round Santa Claus for the iconic Santa's Village (www.santafromsantasvillage.webs.com) in Dundee, Illinois. An association he has now had for more than twenty years. About Celebrate Santa Celebrate Santa (www.celebratesanta.com) is an annual gathering and exposition for those who bring joy and happiness to children young and old through the portrayal of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. This annual event begins 2009 on the 70th anniversary of the very first official gathering of Santas in New York in 1939. The three day event includes over 30 comprehensive workshops for those who wish to learn and improve upon their personification of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The in-depth educational sessions are conducted by seasoned Santa Claus professionals. Open during the event will be Santa's Showcase - a unique exhibition open to the public featuring thousands of Christmas and Santa Claus related products and services. About ClausNET Launched in 2007, ClausNET (www.ClausNET.com) is the premier Santa Claus community for men and women dedicated to the faithful portrayal of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, and all others who devote their time to bringing the magic of Christmas to children and adults throughout the world! ClausNET.com is the Internet's largest resource and social network for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Elves for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information. Most importantly, ClausNET brings people together to build friendships that help spread happiness to the true believers of Santa Claus - the child inside of us. Contact Michael J. Rielly ClausNET.com Santa Joe Moore Celebrate Santa santajoe@celebratesanta.com (865) 244-5230 ### SOURCE
  20. Michael Rielly

    Live from Peru, IL!

    Hi all! I am here in Peru, IL for the Midwest Santa's The Santa and Mrs. Claus Christmas Workshop. So I thought I would provide a day-by-day account. I arrived in Chicago O'Hare around 11:00AM and the drive to Peru was about 2 hours. After a stop by the local Starbucs, I spent the rest of the afternoon preparing my presentations. I'll post my presentations here next week. Later, I met Phil Wenz and his wife for dinner. We had a wonderful time! Pizza and beer. Good combination! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's presentations!
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