MINK registration forms are now available. Please pre register BEFORE March 29, 2018 to pay $40 instead of the $50 at the door. Click link below to download your form. There is hotel information in this file. mink_registration_hotel.pdf
MINK COMMITTEE is taking bids for someone to provide music/karaoke at the 2018 MINK Conference in Omaha, NE, and at the Grand Convention MINK Hospitality room in Dallas, TX.
CONFERENCE DETAILS Omaha, NE (April 13-14, 2017) – Downtown Hilton Hotel Play music/karaoke Music 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Friday evening April 13, 2018 Possibly will need music for the Memorial service Saturday meeting Provides PA system for Auction Saturday afternoon 4/14/18 Music after the banquet till closing time. Equipment must be removed Saturday night at closing
GRAND CONVENTION Dallas, TX (July 8-11, 2017) – Omni Hotel Play music/karaoke in the MINK Hospitality Room 2018 Sunday - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Equipment must be removed from room after closing Wednesday
The committee does not want “canned music”, but requests that you be with your equipment during stated hours, available for requests, etc.
You will provide your own table and electrical cords.
Must be willing to make announcements concerning 50/50s, raffles, state charities, introductions and various other “jobs” over your pa system.
Must be willing to tolerate “party people”. Must assist in emptying the hospitality room at closing time.
ALL BIDS should be sent to: Lois V. Coe MINK Secretary 205 E. Crocker St. Marceline, MO 64658-1430
Memorial Team - Chairmen -Todd and Cheri Bollig - Nebraska Anthony and Barb Cornine - Missouri Larry Simpson and Cindy Brinson - Iowa Dennis Micek and Linda Honeycutt - Nebraska Jim and Florence Rodgers - Kansas Andy Anderson and Geri Dooley - Dakotas
Canned food drive chairman - Terri O'Connor Delegates to the conference are encouraged to bring canned goods!
Room Raffles to come!
Bids will be taken for Conference/Convention Music
Theme: Emerald City as it is the 20th Anniversary - Wizard of Oz would be incorporated
Registration forms will be mailed to Secretary Coe Deadline is March 29, 2018.
Basket Raffle - each state is asked to furnish a basket for the raffle.
Auction - Held Saturday after the afternoon meeting. All conference delegates are asked to bring a nice item for the auction.
Ads and Boosters - Send to Lois Coe she will forward to Jeri Furby. Deadline February 14, 2018.
MINK Pin Contest - The Committee is taking submissions for a new pin design. Winner determined at January 2018 meeting. Winner will receive their 2018 registration fee.
Next meeting will be held in Moberly, MO on January 20, 2018.
As many of you are aware, millions of lives along the Gulf Coast of Texas have been affected over the last week by Hurricane Harvey, including many of our own Brothers and Sisters in the area. If you or your Aerie/Auxiliary would like to help, donations can be sent to:
Texas State Aerie Disaster Relief Fund c/o Clois Mills, Texas State Secretary 622 Calder Ave... Duncanville, TX 75116 Donations must be made out to the Texas State Aerie Disaster Relief Fund. The Texas State Aerie, by direction of the State Executive Board, will be distributing the funds as best needed throughout the state to help those in need. Please keep our Brothers and Sisters in this area, and the millions more affected by Hurricane Harvey, in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
We sure hope not, but if anyone is going to cancel a room, would you PLEASE NOT DO SO, we have people looking for rooms. We would just need to make a name change. If you have a room, please contact Lois Coe.
Reminders for the 19th MINK Conference Patriotic Theme
CANNED FOOD DRIVE in honor of the Grand Presidents Jerry Sullivan and Judy Johnson. Bring your cans to the meeting on Saturday. A table will be set up for donations. Items need to be non-perishable. There are families in the local area that are in need of assistance. These donations will be going to the Food Bank for the Heartland - a mobile food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one-day distribution. The goal is to provide food where there is a high need but limited resources. This pantry is free of charge. Bellevue Aerie and Auxiliary #3912 are proud to be a distribution center for this mobile pantry. (See photo below).
AUCTION ITEMS: these maybe placed in the Eisenhower room on the 19th floor FOLLOWING the MINK Committee meeting at 5:00pm.
STATE BASKETS: tables are set up outside of the hospitality room.
HOSPITALITY ROOM: Grant/Ford Room on the 19th Floor
RITUAL COMPETITIONS: will be held on the 3rd floor
Iowa has a great program lined up, you don't want to miss it! Bring your SMILES and get ready to enjoy the 19th MINK Conference in Omaha.