Friday, June 3, 2011

Australia Cartoon Competition & Exhibition

I received this from our fellow Tooner, Bill Brewer. He thought you might be interested.

The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City invites you to enter the 23rd Rotary Cartoon Awards.
Details are on their website ( click HERE )
Entry deadline (digital okay) extended to June 10. (Original deadline May 31 international entries clogged mailboxes.)

That's all the news from Down Under, mates.

— ME

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fall Meeting Info continued

We have a rate at the Country Inn & Suites. That rate is $116 per night (single or double occupancy). Tom tells us that its even nicer than the place we stayed at last time, and less expensive. :-) Includes a free full breakfast and is right across the street from the Mall of America.
(Click on the Country Inn & Suites and link to their website.)

Rate is guaranteed for Oct 13, 14, and 15 (and one day pre and post). There will be a 3-week out cut-off where rooms will no longer be guaranteed at that price, but if they have availability they will honor the rate but just not hold rooms anymore.

- 7:00 pm- Stephen Pastis presentation at MCAD
- Dinner on our own (possibly some arrangements at The Mall)

- 9:00 am- Chapter Meeting
- 11:00-4:00- FallCon Comic Book appearance. (Tom is going to get a table or two for us.)
- 6:30-??- Dinner at O'Gara's

O'Gara's Dinner: We have a reservation for 25 for Saturday night.
Choice of three different entrees: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Steak Medallions, or Walleye.
Plan on $25 per person for dinner.

I need to start getting a head-count ASAP so please RSVP to me as soon as you can.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Looking forward to Fall...

More tid-bits about the upcoming Fall Chapter Meeting...

As you know, our featured guest speaker will be none other than Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine). Stephan's talk is scheduled for Friday, Oct 14 at 7:00 pm. (If you miss it you'll only get to hear about it.)

We will be having dinner one night at O'Gara's in St. Paul. If you aren't familiar, Charles Schulz's parents had an apartment above O'Gara's and that's where Sparky grew up. (Probably listening to Twins games and eating PEANUTS... sorry, I had to do that.)

There is the Minn-Con and we'll have a booth. If we get enough people to participate and you want to bring your books, posters, t-shirts, whatever you have of your product (cartoon) to sell, you might check with Tom Richmond about space. That'll be on Saturday from 10:00 am 'til 6:00 pm.

More details will be posted as they are nailed down. But mark your calendars now, gang. This'll be a GOOD ONE!

— ME

PS - We'll have hotel info as soon as its available.