Dear Orchid, the X-Mas rush is on , which is a nice switch from the
rest of this year.My creditors will be happy to hear.
Karen Christians, Charles Lewton-Brain, Pat Kulla, Carol
Breger-Taylor, myself and of course Hanuman and Ton have been working
months on the Tucson Gem Show Dinner for '04. I know you are all
busy but don't forget about Orchid and the friends who will all gather
I think of who Orchid has introduced me to and how I have been
influenced by this forum. The help and support I get is so much more
than I am able to give back. Oh, hell, I could get all mushy with
this but,I have to step back and appreciate what I take for granted.
Lets meet in Tucson, on the other side of the X-Mas madness and have
a good time. Register on line through
or send a check to Patania's Orchid in Tucson and see you soon.
Sam Patania, Tucson
8th Tucson Orchid Dinner - February 6, 2004
Rio Grande - Diamond Baguette Sponsor
Greeting and meeting friends of Orchid
Hello from Hanuman and Charles Lewton Brain
Keynote Speaker: Rich Youmans from AJM Magazine
Presentation "The Community of Orchid", arranged by Karen Christians
Announcement of the winner of the J2R Casting Machine raffle, Rio Grande
February 6, 2004
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner
The El Parador Restaurant
2744 East Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Tel: (520) 881-2808
Orchid subscribers, visitors to the Gem Show and gem enthusiasts
Registering online is easy. By filling out the online registration
form, you will automatically receive a bidder number for the silent
auction. Price of the dinner is $35.
Or, if you must register with a check, mail or phone:
3000 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85716
520 795 0086
Send your check in the amount of $35.00 PER PERSON. Please make the
check payable to PATANIA ORCHID
Walkins will be accepted at $45 PER PERSON.
Be sure to ...
enclose your email address
note the name of your guest if you are bringing one
note if you are a strict vegetarian (no meat at all)
note if you wish confirmation of receipt of your check.
Guests are encouraged. We were successful in obtaining the entire
restaurant to ourselves for an evening of relaxation and
conversation. There will be no band this year.
Dinner includes appetizers, entrees and desserts. There will be a
You may cancel and receive a full refund until January 23. After
that date, any funds left over after paying the restaurant will be
donated to Orchid.