Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FALL 2013 NCS North Central Chapter Meeting (the details)

Okay gang. The details have been hammered out and we're ready to go. Now all we need is for you to come join in the action.

Date: October 5 (Saturday)
Meeting place: Sioux Falls, SD
Venue/lodgings: Country Inn & Suites, Downtown Sioux Falls, East 8th Street
Phone: 605-373-0153
*When you book your reservation, be sure to mention the NATIONAL CARTOONIST SOCIETY.

Room rate: $99 per night (double; queen beds), Friday (Oct 4) and Saturday (Oct 5) night
Complimentary breakfast is included.

Cut off for the room rate is September 16th so be sure to get your reservations EARLY!

We are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Härgar The Horrible!

Meeting agenda: For those who arrive early Saturday morning, please take the opportunity to enjoy downtown Sioux Falls (including the falls) or take the River Walk, the Old Courthouse Museum, and Washington Pavilion.
We are asking for a $25 registration fee (per person) to cover lunch and dinner.

Saturday, 12:00 pm: We'll meet at Minerva's Restaurant.
We at there last year and everybody was really impressed. Great food, (I can vouch for the coffee...fantastic!) and a wonderful atmosphere.

1:00 - 2:45 pm: Zandbroz Variety and Bookstore.
There will be a book signing and autograph session. If you have books to sell, please let Ken Alvine at smoments7@aol.com or on his mobile 605-310-0780 (keep it short). He will make the arrangements with Zandbroz.
Also, please email (Ken) a piece of your cartoon art. He will make copies for you to autograph for the public.

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Workshop and presenters at the Sioux Falls Public Library (walking distance).
This will be a show & tell discussion by our Chapter members. Chapter members please bring some of your work to share and talk about with other cartoonists. Guest speaker will include Jim Horwitz will present his work.

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Social hour. Please don't get arrested or do that thing that Paul Fell did last year. It was so embarrassing...

6:30 pm: Dinner and the evening program.
Dinner will be catered at the hotel.

There will be our North Central Raffle. If you can spare it, please bring books, cartoons, whatever you think might be of interest to our fellow pigeons, er, members.
All proceeds will go to the North Central war chest for future activities (and not to Bucky's new boat payments).

After dinner, Paul Fell will talk about the NCS/USO program.

Look forward to seeing you in Sioux Falls.

— ME

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