For those of you who are new to Orchid, The Tucson Orchid dinner
started 8 years ago, when Dave Arens of Tucson suggested the “Orchid
Tucson Trekkers” to meet each other in Tucson. Here is a nostalgia
link to Dave’s idea which is fun to read back.
From less than 20 people who attended the first Orchid dinner in
1997, the event grew to accommodate over 300 Orchidians last year.
You must imagine how much work is involved in putting such a dinner
together . Last year, Sam Patania and his team worked hard to
make this wonderful get together a friends making magic.
The coming 9th Tucson Orchid dinner should be an exciting evening
for all of us!
We have a Banquet Sponsor at this time, the main “Diamond” sponsor
this year is Rio Grande. THANK YOU RIO you have come through again!
Orchid is extremely grateful for your support.
This is our opportunity to meet each other and make friends; this is
our opportunity to put an Orchid on our bench, to connect and to
If you consider attending the dinner please register today. It will
help us in organizing the event.
You may register through http://www.ganoksin.com/events/
Silent Auction Update:
Each year, a silent auction is held to help raise funds to maintain
the high operating costs of The Ganoksin Project which houses
thousands of technical protocols, video, bench tips, galleries and
the Orchid archives.
The silent auction is being chaired by Patricia Glover and you may
reach her for donations or offers your help at
so if you want to donate please get in touch with Pat Glover as soon
as you can.
Great donations result in lively and active bidding!
So far we got:
One license for Jewelry Designer Manager Pro Software
Donated by Barbara Carleton of Bejeweled Software Company
Jewelry Designer Manager[tm] was developed to help jewelry
designers more effectively manage their business. It allows
them to keep track of parts and components, determine prices
on finished jewelry pieces based on costs and profit margins,
and analyze sales. Whether they sell to wholesalers,
craft-fairs, home parties or retailers this program can help
them get organized so they can spend more time making jewelry.
Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur Guide To Precious
Donated by Richard W. Wise of R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc.
Foredom Wax Carver
Donated by: Cindy Crounse of Refined Designs Original Fine Jewelry
Foredom WC-1 Wax Carver, with 7 brass tips (which can easily
be modified). Very efficient, powerful, easy to use, and quick
to heat. Just slightly used. Small size is very helpful with
our crowded benches!
750 GIANT Centrifugal Casting Machine
Donated by Richard Lucas of Lucas Dental Mfg. Co.
The #750 “Giant” Centrifugal Casting Machine (spring driven)
is made in the U.S.A. by the Lucas Dental Mfg. Co. Inc.,
Brooklyn, NY. (800) 332-5573 This Casting Machine has a flask
capacity of up to 3-1/2" Dia. x 5" high and comes with the
exclusive LUCAS ‘Ball Winding Knob’ to wind up the machine as
Orchid, I will be there and I hope you will be there too. Please
find couple of hours during the show rush, to attend the dinner, to
have a relaxed evening and to make new friends.
If you are planning and still did not register to the dinner, Please
do it today at:
I am looking forward to see you all in Tucson
Put an orchid on Your Bench
9th Annual Tucson Dinner 2005
Rio Grande - Banquet Sponsor
Saturday, February 5, 2005
The Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
The price of the dinner is $35.00.
Walk-ins will be accepted at $45.00 per person.
Registering for the Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner is simple! Just
visit http://www.ganoksin.com/events/ and fill out the form.
We accepts Checks and online secure Credit Card payments
You may cancel and receive a full refund until January 24, 2005.
After that date, any funds left over after paying the restaurant
will be donated to Orchid.
You can reach us at 1-800-738-1666