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[Tucson 2004] The 8th Orchid Dinner


#1

Dear All - Hanuman has just confirmed that he will come to the Orchid
Dinner in 2004! Start making your plans and we’ll take the whole
restaurant for a huge private Orchid party. More later. Pat Kulla @
Patania’s


#2

Dear Orchidians -

Here’s a list of some of the items already donated to the Silent
Auction:

Book: Small Scale Photography
Book: Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop
Book: Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for Jewelers & Goldsmiths
Jewelry Workshop Safety Report
Book: Object and Adornment
Fold Formed, Rueger Fold, copper, hammered.
Fold Formed, Ward Fold, copper, hammered.
Cage Series Ring
8.8 lb. kit Akron RTV Silicone
Cripple Creek Turquoise cabochons
Book: Signed, limited edition of "Secrets of te Gem Trade"
Kit: 2 Cloud Domes
Camera: Largan 3.34 mp Digital
Bracelet: Silver & Gold woven
Garnet: 2.93 ct. Royal Rhodolite
Bracelet: Dichroic Glass

Some of our Donors at this time:

Charles Lewton-Brain, Bill Mull, Rick Copeland, Richard Wise, Cindy
Lichfield, Linda Chandler, Rick Martin, Kim Kole.

We are so grateful for the support of all Orchidians who help keep
Orchid a viable, fascinating forum. Come to the Dinner, have fun with
us, meet your fellow Orchidians, exchange ideas in person, talk with
Orchidians from all over the world!

Register now via http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm
or send check for $35 each dinner made out to Patania’s Orchid to us
at 3000 East Broadway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85716.

When: 
February 6, 2004
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner 

WheRe: 
The El Parador Restaurant
2744 East Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Tel: (520) 881-2808

How:

Registering online is easy. By filling out the online registration
form, http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm 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:

Patania's
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

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. 

ORCHID ROCKS -
Pat Kulla @ Patania’s


#3

We are so grateful for the support of all Orchidians who help keep
Orchid a viable, fascinating forum. Please come to the 8th Tucson
Orchid Dinner, have fun with us, meet your fellow Orchidians,
exchange ideas in person, talk with Orchidians from all over the
world!

Register now via http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm

When: 
February 6, 2004
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner 

WheRe: 
The El Parador Restaurant
2744 East Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Tel: (520) 881-2808

How:

Registering online is easy. By filling out the online registration
form, http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm 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:

Patania's
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

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. 

ORCHID ROCKS -
Pat Kulla @ Patania’s


#4

Dear Orchidians:

With the Orchid Dinner only weeks away, the restaurant, El Parador
is asking us for the registration total so they can start ordering
the food. At this time, we have around 90 people registered. Since
we have lots of room this year, you will have ample time to talk and
drink and eat in comfort. Although walk-ins will be allowed this
year at the regular rate, it makes it very difficult to give the
restaurant a total.

The El Parador has given us until February 2 for an estimate.

Online resgistartion is up and running
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm you can register
by phone at Patania’s (520) 795 0086.

I know you are all busy, or taking some time off after the Christmas
rush, so if you are even thinking of attending and plan to register
at the dinner itself, please send an email to "tb1@earthlink.net".

Hanuman is very excited to be visiting Tucson again. He and Ton are
traveling a long distance to be here, so let’s make this a great
event.

Thank you for your cooperation, and I look forward to seeing all of
you soon!

-karen


#5

Hello all you fellow Orchidians who are going to Tucson. Don’t miss
the Orchid dinner. I can say without hesitation, that the evening
event is not to be missed. Gathering with like-minded and equally
devoted Metalsmiths is always worthwhile. Putting faces with the
words you have read and then following up in person, is very
rewarding. Sharing experiences, resources, tricks, stories and phone
numbers can be invaluable. Meeting Hanuman and the others who give
Orchid life is a thrill. Not to mention the great finds at the live
auction, with proceeds to benefit Orchid.

Although I am unable to attend this year, my heart will be with you
all. So don’t pass this opportunity up. If you are in town, plan now
to join the Orchid gathering:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm

Alan
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street - Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-391-4179 fax: 415-391-7570
web: http://www.revereacademy.com
email: alan@revereacademy.com
or alanrevere@aol.com


#6

Dear Orchid, WHAT A YEAR… organizing this dinner has been tough
this year. Registrations are really going well now and we have a
great crowd.

The El Parador restaurant must be recognized by Orchid. They have
really helped us above and beyond what any restaurant would do and
this is completely due to Pat Kulla’s personal relationship with them
built over the past couple of years.

The Orchid team has worked like you wouldn’t believe to make this a
success. The sponsors have stepped up to the plate. Hanuman and Ton
will be here soon. Charles Lewton-Brain and Karen Christians have
pushed it into overdrive and we are MOVING. Pat Glover has the silent
auction nailed down.

If you have any time prior to the dinner and can help the day of, we
could use it.

Thank you all so much for helping and donating. Like planning any big
party I am ready for it to start and have fun. Don’t come up to me or
any other Orchid dinner organizer and make suggestions for the next
year, just volunteer.

I love Orchid.
Sam Patania, Tucson

J-2R Casting machine raffle

Rio Grande, has generously offered us a J2R Casting Machine. The
raffle day is only couple of weeks ahead and we still have quite a
few raffle tickets left. The winner will be announced at the Tucson
Orchid dinner. But remember - You don’t have to attend the dinner in
order to participate. You can get your chance to win the J-2R casting
machine by buying a raffle tickets at:

8th Tucson Orchid Dinner - February 6, 2004

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm

The El Parador Restaurant
2744 East Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85716
(520) 881-2808

		Contact	 Sam Patania: @Patania_s
		http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm

#7

Dear Orchidians -

We have 166 registrations for the Dinner now and that doesn’t include
the media. They should be anywhere from three to ten people more.
I’ve renegotiated with El Parador and they have been so great.

We are not taking the entire restaurant but are aiming for at least
200 people. However, I did have to agree to let them have the band
later. The good news is: the band won’t start until 10 p.m. so we
have a pretty good window for our activities. I

f you haven’t registered for the Dinner you still have some time but
it would help me to plan if you could get to us as soon as possible.
For $35.00, part of which goes to Orchid, it’s a bargain Dinner!

The Dinner will be held at:

The El Parador Restaurant
2744 East Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85716
(520) 881-2808

Join us through Ganoksin/Orchid
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm for Online Credit
Card registration or send check made out to

	Patania's Orchid
	at 3000 East Broadway, 	
	Tucson AZ 85716. 

We still have some raffle tickets left for the Bonny Doon 20-ton
press donated by Lee Marshall. Tickets are $20 each with a max sold
of 50 tickets. Good odds, as we always try to provide for our
friends. Hope to see many of you at our annual Bash -

Pat Kulla @ Patania’s


#8

It is good opportunity for us to meet once again at this annual
event.

We have quite a few new members as well as some older ones that
are making this trip again. We will be glad to see members such as
Ahmed Shareek, the folks at Frei Borel etc.

If you have not made the reservation yet its never too late see you
there http://www.ganoksin.com/events/orchid-dinner-04.htm

Kenneth Singh
karat46@aol.com