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MJSA NY Orchid Dinner

Is there going to be an Orchid Dinner during MJSA, NY this year in

I have enjoyed them in the past and was looking forward to attending


YES, there will be an Orchid Dinner on Monday, March 7th.

We are in the process of making the final arrangements. This has
always been a great evening in the past and this year promises to be
one too. Anyone interested in attending please email me directly. I
will keep the list posted on details as they become available.

Joel Schwalb

Please join us for the Annual Orchid Dinner in New York City on
Monday, March 7th. This event coincides with the MJSA show at the
Javits Center. Please email me directly if you are interested in
attending. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joel Schwalb

Come On Orchidians. We need to know how many will show up.

So please respond to this posting and just let us know how many to

Joel is working hard for this year’s dinner.

Regards Kenneth Singh

In the last 2-3 days we have had over 20 people say that they would
like to attend the Orchid Dinner in NYC on Monday, March 7th. In the
past we have always had quite a few last minute people. In order to
secure an adequate size venue, please let me know as soon as possible
if you would like to attend. The cost will be approximately $35. As
an added incentive Rio Grande has generously offered to supply a door
prize, (to be announced), which will be awarded to one of the
attendees. So please contact me asap. It is always a great evening, a
chance to meet and get to know fellow Orchidians. I look forward to
your replies.


Joel Schwalb

We will have Charles (yes all the way from Canada) will be attending
our dinner.

You do not have to buy any Raffle tickets to win any prize. Everyone
will have a chance to win. If anyone else wants to donate door
prizes let us know.

look forward to see you.

Kenneth Singh
46 Jewelry Supply,
New York, NY

Hi Joel,

I would like to attend also. Please let me know what I need to do
for payment. Foredom would also like to donate a couple of door
prizes. We have a new quick change handpiece that I think might make
someone happy.

Mike Zagielski,
Sales manager

I just heard from Andrea Hill of Rio Grande that they are donating
the Micro-Forming Stake & Holder Kit (Rio # 112-642) as a door prize
for the NYC orchid Dinner on March 7th. Thanks to Andrea and Rio
Grande for their generosity. So join us for dinner and conversation
on March 7th and, perhaps, be the lucky winner of the Micro-Forming
Stake & Holder Kit.

Please contact me directly to let me know that you are coming.

Joel Schwalb


I must have missed some of the details. Where is the dinner being
held? What is the cost? Are you handling reservations or is someone


There are only 10 days before the NYC Orchid Dinner. This promises
to be a great evening. There will be door prizes generously donated
by Rio Grande, Foredom and 46 Street Jewelry Supply. (Any others
wishing to donate a door prize, contact me.) No purchase necessary
to win, just join us at Nino’s, 39 West 46th St. NYC at 7 PM for
drinks, dinner is at 8 PM. If you are attending the MJSA show there
are free shuttle buses that will leave you off with a short walk to

Some of the presenters from the “Great Minds of Jewelry Education
Program” at the MJSA show who will be joining us include Rich
Youmans, Andrea Hill, Kate Wolf, Karen Christians & Michael David
Sturlin. There has recently been much talk on Orchid about Argentum.
Peter Johns of Argentum will also be joining us.

So please let me know if you can join us for another Orchid event in

$28 per person
(dinner and wine, beer & soft drinks)

Nino’s 39 West 46th St. NYC 212-71–4015

7 PM for drinks, dinner served at 8 PM.

Joel Schwalb

Hi Joel,

Kenneth Singh is arranging for a restaurant in the Rockefeller Center
area. We have waited to see how many will be attending so that we can
have an appropriate size venue. The cost will be about $28 and we
will meet at 6:30-7:00 PM on Monday, March 7th. I am handling the
reservations so please let me know if you will join us. There will be
some door prizes and lots of good conversation. I hope that you can
make it.

All the best,

Joel Schwalb

Cost: $28 per person (dinner and wine, beer & soft drinks)

Place: Nino’s 39 West 46th St. NYC 212-71–4015
Time: 7 PM for drinks, dinner served at 8 PM.

This going to be a cozy dinner with limited seat available.

With loads of FREE Door Prizes. No mickey mouse there are expensive
tools from Foredom, Rio, etc.

We have a cap on the total # of guest So register ASAP.

Kenneth Singh,
46 Jewelry Supply,
46 West 46 St, NY, NY 10036

Is anyone coming down from Connecticut or passing through the
Hartford area on their way to the NYC dinner who would care to give a
poor, car-less student a ride? Alternatively, could anyone pick me up
at a bus/train station before the dinner and drop me off afterwards?
I really appreciate it. Thanks!


Cost: $28 per person (dinner and wine, beer & soft drinks)
Place: Nino’s 39 West 46th St. NYC 212-71–4015
Time: 7 PM for drinks, dinner served at 8 PM.

This going to be a cozy dinner with 50 plus have signed up already.

Take the free Shuttle Marriot Marquee (walking distance)
We have a cap on the total # of guest So register ASAP.

If you have any additional guest you may let us know at the show.
I will be at Booth 101 at the MJSA show.

Kenneth Singh,
46 Jewelry Supply,
46 West 46 St, NY, NY 10036

The time is getting close to the next Orchid Dinner in NYC on
Monday, March 7th at Nino’s, 39 West 46th Street, 7 PM. The cost is
$28 per person. Please contact me to let me know if you can join us.

Here is a list of door prizes so generously donated by the

  -Rio Grande - Micro-Forming Stake & Holder Kit 
  -Foredom - Quick Change Handpieces 
  -46 St. Jewelry Supply   - Tools  
  -Charles Lewton Brain - 3 Fold Form Pieces 
  -MJSA - A complete set of MJSA/AJM Press Books and a One Year
  subscription to AJM magazine. 
  -Barry Blau - Photo shoot of one piece of jewelry 

The only thing that you need to do to be eligible to win one of the
above is to attend.

Joel Schwalb

We have about 55 Orchidians who will show up for the dinner.
We still have room so jump in.
Monday night is meeting your friends.


Joel has put a lot of effort & lot more of his time.
But we do it for you because you know Orchid Rocks

Kenneth Singh
46 Jewelry Supply

Dear Joel,

Thank you so much for organizing that and doing such a great job. It
was really nice. My mother loved it too!

Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
President, Canadian Crafts Federation
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada,
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053
Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brai1

Dear Joel and Kenneth,

What a wonderful atmosphere you two created for our Orchid Dinner in
NYC. We were crammed elbow to ankle, and I just loved it! I was
reunited with old friends, and made new ones at my table. You had
just a few weeks to pull this off and did it successfully.

I felt like I was in a family reunion at a nice Italian restaurant
with all my noisy cousins, aunts and uncles!

Thanks for a special evening.


Karen Christians
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio

Kenneth & Joel,

Believe me it was worth every minute of Tuesday’s miserable weather
to attend the New York Orchid Dinner.

The crowd was wonderful and the food was damn good, especially to
this half Italian. The door prizes were great, and so much fun to
see Eddie Bell’s wife win a hammer!

The camaraderie was what we have come to know at all Orchid Dinners.
People really enjoyed putting faces and names together. I know I do
each and every time.

Now about that 25 degree drop in temperature over night, I could
have gone a very long time without that experience. This long
transplanted Brooklynite, no longer owns coats, mufflers, mittens
and galoshes. I did not enjoy climbing subway stair after stair
trying to make the 3 different lines (R, F, & A,) to get to the JFK
Airtrain. Then there was the Airport, I arrived at 2 A.M. for a 5:20
flight which finally left after 11:00 PM. I was in my home at 3:34
AM! I have not been that cold in a very long time. The only time I
want to see snow is with skis on my feet.

Kenneth, it was a pleasure to chat with your very lovely wife, and
Charles, ditto with your very lovely mother.


San Diego was 62 when we landed at 2 AM. Twice what New York’s
Temperature was all day.

Thank you to all of the Orchid community for making all of this

To Joel and Kenneth and whoever else helped plan the NY Dinner:
Thanks a lot. It was a great choice of restaurants for atmosphere,
size, food, and price. The cuisine which was just excellent. And it
was great to see so many Orchidians in one room; old friends and new.



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