Dear everyone, I am back after a long bout with a computer virus.
Plans for the up coming Orchid dinner here in Tucson during the gem
show '04 have been on going for several months and it is time for me
to make the first anouncement.
We have a few new things this coming year which I am very excited
about. Primarily , the restaurant , El Parador, will be completely
Orchid’s the night of February 6th, 2004. No band or other parties.
More buffet lines are being added so food service should be faster.
The sound system will be audible!!!
We have Rich Youman’s as our keynote speaker from AJM magazine and
Hanuman will be there again, so if you missed him last year, this is
it. It is late at night for me right now and I will begin posts
filling in all the about the dinner starting tomorrow (
as well as having Pat here to keep me on track) but, I wanted to post
and start to let you all know I am alive and have been working on
this for some time already.
2004 will be bigger, more attendance, up to 400 people! More time to
mingle and put faces to names and make those all important contacts.
I expect more sponsors to contribute because they are begining to
see Orchid as a major forum in the jewelry trade/art/industry. Orchid
cannot be ignored by anyone interested in jewelry at any level.
We will need more volunteers so please, consider giving to Orchid
what you feel you recieve not only in money but time as well.
I LOVE THIS FORUM and Hanuman is the driving force so let’s DO IT,
See you in February here in Tucson. More later, much more Sam