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Tucson Orchid Dinner and Silent Auction Update


#1

Greetings Orchid

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.

https://orchid.ganoksin.com/t/retucson-trekkers

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
share.

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

http://www.ganoksin.com/contact/silent-auction.htm

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
$129.95
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.

The book
Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur Guide To Precious
Gemstones
$ 79.95
Donated by Richard W. Wise of R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc.
http://www.rwwise.com

Foredom Wax Carver
$ 229
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
$ 395.00
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
standard equipment.

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:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

I am looking forward to see you all in Tucson
Thank you.

Put an orchid on Your Bench
Hanuman

9th Annual Tucson Dinner 2005
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

Rio Grande - Banquet Sponsor
http://www.riogrande.com

When:
Saturday, February 5, 2005
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

Where:
The Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715

Cost:
The price of the dinner is $35.00.
Walk-ins will be accepted at $45.00 per person.

Registration:
Registering for the Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner is simple! Just
visit http://www.ganoksin.com/events/ and fill out the form.

Payment:
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.

Got questions?
You can reach us at 1-800-738-1666


#2

Greetings Orchid

By now the busy holiday season has passed. I hope everyone had a
prosperous season. The Ganoksin Project has been hard at work getting
ready for the Orchid Event in Tucson.

From less than 20 people who attended the first Orchid dinner in
1997, the event grew to accommodate over 300 Orchidians last year.

The coming 9th Tucson Orchid dinner should be an exciting evening for
all of us!

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
share.

If you consider attending the dinner please register today. It will
help us in organizing the event!!!

The 9th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

When:
Saturday, February 5, 2005
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

Where:
The Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ  85715

Please register today
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

http://www.ganoksin.com/contact/silent-auction.htm

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:

3 Sets of Pyrex Burnishers
$50.00 Each
Donated by Randy Smith of Rocksmyth
http://www.rocksmyth.com

  Pyrex Burnishers as featured in the August 2004 issue of
  Lapidary Journal.

Cloud Cube Light Tent Kit
$199.00
Donated by Cindy Lichfield of clouddome.com
http://www.clouddome.com

  Cloud Cube 20 x 20 x 20 inch light tent with two lights, 8
  backgrounds, and a bag. 

One license for Jewelry Designer Manager Pro Software
$129.95
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.

The book
Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur Guide To Precious
Gemstones
$ 79.95
Donated by Richard W. Wise of R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc.
http://www.rwwise.com

Foredom Wax Carver
$ 229
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
$ 395.00
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
  standard equipment. 

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:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

I am looking forward to see you all in Tucson
Thank you.

Put an orchid on Your Bench
Hanuman


#3

Greetings Orchid!!

By now we have over 220 guest to the Orchid dinner! There is still
room, but it is filling fast. If you haven’t registered yet, do it
now.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FEB. 2nd!

Orchid Shares

Remember to bring your photo postcards, brochures, catalogs and
business cards. Share with Orchid!

The 9th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

You are invited to an evening of learning and networking with
industry experts and international peers.

When:
Saturday, February 5, 2005
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

Where:
The Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ  85715

Cost: 
$35.00 per person (early registration) 
$45.00 per person (at the door) 

Register today
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

Rio Grande - Banquet Sponsor
http://www.riogrande.com

Silent Auction Update:

There are all kinds studio goodies making their way to the SILENT
AUCTION. If you have been intending to donate an item to help
Orchid, now is the time to do it. If you are bringing something with
you to the Orchid Dinner, please contact Pat and let her know what
you are bringing.

The silent auction is being chaired by Patricia Glover. If you have
questions, or an item you wish to donate, please contact:

http://www.ganoksin.com/contact/silent-auction.htm

New arrivals:

The book
Will It Sell?.. signed by the author with a note specific to
Orchid.

$ 25

Donated by James E. White
http://www.willitsell.com

Bracelet, 7 1/2" Knotted chain-mail bracelet in fine silver

$ 100

Donated by Loren Damewood of Golden Knots
http://www.golden-knots.com

Cut-I-PI

Cut-I-Pi powered jewelery saw with lapidary extension by Taylor
Manufacturing. I bought it 3 years ago and have only used it once.

$450

Donated by John F Flynn of John Flynn Metalsmith
http://www.www.kahiko.com

Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers, Wolf Waxes

1 set Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers with intructional booklet and
canister. and assortment of Wolf Wax by Ferris with instructional
booklet

225$

Donated by Kate Wolf of Wolf Tools and Wolf Wax
http://www.wolftools.biz

Necklace - handcrafted necklace and chain in fine silver

$ 150.00

Donated by Nanette E Kroupa of Nan K designs
http://www.nankdesigns.com/

Gift Certificate towards a workshop or class at Metals Edge Studio

$200

Donated by Carol Berger Taylor and Terri Valencia of Metals Edge
Studio
http://www.metalsedgestudio.com

Repousse’ Artwork, Fine Silver, 24 K Gold fusion ( Keum-Boo),
Patina, Bees Wax.

$ 200

Donated by Rocio Heredia, Rocio Heredia, Designer Metalsmith

http://www.rocioheredia.com

See you all at the dinner
Hanuman


#4

Orchid;

By now we have 234 guests to the Orchid dinner! The deadline for
pre-registration is February 2nd!

If you haven’t registered yet, please do it now. We need you there,
all of Orchid is important not only to each other but to the craft
we all enjoy.

As always we welcome guests and walkins. However, we are extremely
busy on last minute preparations to make this a fabulous Orchid
celebration! Please help us! pre register to the party today and
join me and the 234 other Orchidians and friends!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Also, Please don’t forget to bring your photo postcards, brochures,
catalogs and business cards. Orchid Shares - Share it with Orchid!

Looking forward to see you in Tucson
Hanuman

The 9th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

You are invited to an evening of learning and networking with
industry experts and international peers.

When:
Saturday, February 5, 2005
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

Where:
The Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ  85715

Cost: 
$35.00 per person (early registration) 
$45.00 per person (at the door) 

Register today
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/

Rio Grande - Banquet Sponsor
http://www.riogrande.com


#5

Hi All,

In addition to the items posted by Hanuman yesterday, I also have
received or at least been promised the following for the Silent
Auction:

Foredom Wax Carver
Cindy Crounse

Book: Secrets of the Gem Trade
Richard W. Wise Goldsmiths

Bejeweled Software-Jewelry Designer Manager Pro Software
Barbara Carleton

Cloud Dome Kit
Light Tent Kit with many backgrounds
Cindy Lichfield

3 Sets Pyrex Burnishers
Randy Smith

Jewelry Art School - Workshop
Brian Marshal

Book: 101 Bench Tips for Jewelers/signed
Revere Academy Pin and Shirt
Alan Revere

Book: Art Jewelry Today
Lisa Hawthorne

Synclastic Tool
Linda Castellani

Specialty Tools
Miland Seuss

Subscriptions to Lapidary Journal
Merle White

Subscription to Metalsmith
Dana Singer

True Color Lamps
Indian Jewelry Supply

Centrifical Casting System
Lucas

TouchScale
Digital Pocket Jewelry Scale
Myron Tobak

Taos Jewelry School - Workshop
Marilyn Nicholson

Sheltec - $50 Gift Certificate
Dar Shelton

Kent’s Tools - $50 Gift Certificate
Found at Tucson Electric Park

Book: Keum-Boo on Silver, 24K Foil, Aggate Burnisher
Heike Seppa’s Bracelet Mandrel
Allcraft

OttoFlex with Lucas foot control and #30 handpiece
Otto Frei Tools

Turquoise Cabs and Rough
Rick Copeland

Assorted Stones
Greg Genovese

Book: Metal Corrugation
Corrugation Compressor
Aluminum Die
Trish McAleer

Jewelry: School of 5 Silver and Resin Fish
Jewelry: Sacred Spaces Earings
Cast Iron Muffin Tin
Karen Christians

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

I think that it is wonderful that so many generous donations are
made on behalf of Orchid. I thank these people from the bottom of my
heart. I only have one thing to lament–for the most part, these
are the same wonderful people that give year after year. I’d love to
see more new contributors. We all benefit from this forum in some
way–whether it is from its immense archives, a particular problem
solved, a sounding board to vent (potificate?), free publicity/
advertising, etc. We all need to help!

Hoping for safe trips, good weather, and to seeing many of you at
the dinner and around town next week.

Pat