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Santa Needed Dec. 6th 2014

Posted by Sam S. Hopeck on September 16, 2014 at 9:54am 0 Comments

Santa Needed for Breakfest December 6th. 9am. to 11am.
Village Manor Retirementin Home Heartland Mi.
Contact person, Barbra 1-810-632-9287.

Santa Needed @ Davison Farmers Market Dec. 13th 2014

Posted by Santa Paul Goodell on September 15, 2014 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

I am looking for a Santa & possibly Mrs. Claus to work at the Davison Farmers Market in Davison, Michigan. On Dec 13th, need for three hrs. (pick the 3 hrs. you would like to work) for Santa visits and Photos. Please contact me at home,leave a message. I will forward it to my contact person. Call @ 989-366-4114 as soon as possible.

ALS bucket event

Posted by Russ Spice on September 13, 2014 at 10:09pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone.

I have accepted the ALS bucket challenge for my good friend Chef Richard Benson. I have know him for 51 years. He was my cooking teacher in HS. You are welcome to join me in the challenge or just come watch. It is an official ALS event and is also some kind of run.

https://ssl.charityweb.net/alsofmichigan/walknroll/chefbensonswalkers.htm

CHARLIE MARKEY EDTATE SELL

Posted by Vicki Markey on July 12, 2014 at 8:17am 0 Comments

Vicki and Charlie Markey Estate sell July 12,2014 @ 9-5 pm
15615 Rose Dr Allen Park Mi
48101 Selling everything..nice firniture lazyboy like new recliner couch and chair, parlor grand piano plus lots of Christmas items

Christmas at Metro Airport

Posted by Santa Bill Neelsen SR. on July 10, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I am looking for Santas to work at the Mac Terminal at Metro Airport you must be able to pass a back round check by TSA which i am sure that is no problem. Please contact me at home after 3:30p leave a message. I will forward it to my contact person. Call @ 734-403-1689 as soon as possible

SANTAS NEEDED THIS SEASON AT METRO AIRPORT

Posted by Jim Tait aka Magic Santa on July 10, 2014 at 1:15am 1 Comment

Santa Bill Neelsen who works at Metro Airport says that the airport is looking for Santas to ‘sit in the airport’ this coming holiday season. If you’re interested in a Santa job, give Bill a call at 313-573-9244.

Christmas in July has been cancelled.

Posted by Rickey Lee Maynard on June 9, 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments

Not by our planning but problems with 1000 trails has caused Santa Bob and myself (Santa Rick) to pull the plug on this event. In short the manager quit her position with 1000 Trails. Her replacement seems overwhelmed at this point. Our emails, phone calls went unanswered. We hope this does not inconvenience anyone. 1000 Trails is still having something on the weekend Santa Bob and Myself will be there to play Santa on Saturday only.

 

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Our Mission

Michigan Association of Professional Santas (MAPS) mission is dedicated to providing a forum for Michigan Santas and their counterparts (Mrs. Clauses, elves, helpers and support staff) to network together, discuss various subjects pertaining to the portrayal of Santa Claus and becoming the best Santa Claus (or helpers) we possibly can be.

 

Board of Directors

Chairman:

         Santa-J (Jumbo) Helsel 

Vice Chairman:

         Santa (Pirate) Mike Durkin 

Treasurer:

         Santa Gus Pilette 

Secretary:

         Dee Pilette 

Members at large (3):

         Sherri Heath 

         Santa Ed Lorenz 

         Santa Allen Hyland 

MEMBERS: If you wish to order the famous MAPS lapel pin, or the 5 year anniversary pin, challenge coin or our MAPS logo decal sticker please contact Santa Gus (MAPS Treasurer).  You can send him a message on his My Page here on MAPS or send here: 

SANTA GUS

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Santa Bill Neelsen SR. and Big Wave Santa are now friends
21 hours ago
Charles M. Johnson is attending Dee Pilette's event

Santa Spring Fling at Shoreline Inn, Muskegon, Michigan

April 9, 2015 at 5pm to April 12, 2015 at 7pm
MAPS is having a Santa Spring Fling in Muskegon starting April 9th thru April 12th. Friday night the 10th is meet & great, Saturday 11th will be a vendor show and round table discussons and Saturday night will be banquet. Sunday morning will be touring around the area. More details will follow but you can make hotel reservations now at Shoreline Inn 231-727-8483 & tell them you are coming to the Spring Fling. Room rates are $99 with breakfast included. Costs will be entered as they are finalized but wanted to give everyone chance to book hotel now.See More
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Charles M. Johnson might attend Santa Norm Gerring's event
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St. Nicholas Institute at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

October 6, 2014 to October 9, 2014
Professional Santa Training in the Spirit of St. Nicholas starts Monday, October 6th through Thursday, October 9th, 2014St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center23333 Schoolcraft AvenueDetroit, MI 48223 St. Nicholas Institute is a multi-day seminar designed to empower candidates with the tools needed to convincingly portray both St. Nicholas and the "elfin" Santa Claus in a wide variety of venues; whether religious or secular. Registration (after August 1, 2014): $550.00 (per person)A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at time of registration. The balance of $300.00 is due upon arrival.Early Bird Registration: $489.00 (per person)Save $61.00 when you register no later than August 1, 2014A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at time of registration. The balance of $239.00 is due upon arrival.Registration includes:All training sessionsPrivate room and private showerAll mealsSpiral binder (first year students)All hand-out materialsDinner reservation at formal St. Nicholas Institute…See More
yesterday
Charles M. Johnson is attending Santa Norm Gerring's event

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm Nov 1st at Clare, Mi. 48617

November 1, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
                     Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm                        2706 E. Stevenson Lake Rd                               Clare, Mi. 48617Last year was GREAT, lets do it again!!  Stay at the Doherty Hotel with great room rates and great food 800-525-4115 Meet at the Cops & Doughnut Bakery in Clare at 9 am with Santa Randy and others.521 N McEwan St. Clare, MI 48617-1438 (989) 386-2241Bring your own camera and get all the pictures you want. Food and beverage will be provided.Get great pictures, learn about the reindeer, and have a great lunch and gathering. Bring your cameras, suits and helpers.Last year was GREAT, this year will be better!!questions Dave 517-749-4866 Randy 231-740-9810See More
yesterday
Sam S. Hopeck is attending Santa Norm Gerring's event
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C.W.H. SANTA SCHOOL at Midland, MI

October 16, 2014 to October 18, 2014
The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, is a non-profit organization, established in 1937. It is the longest continuously running Santa Claus School in the world. Thomas Valent is the present Dean of the internationally recognized Santa School.The mission of the school is to uphold the traditions and preserve the history of Santa Claus; to provide our students with the necessary resources that allow them to further define and improve their individual presentations of Santa Claus.See More
Saturday
Sam S. Hopeck is attending Santa Norm Gerring's event

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm Nov 1st at Clare, Mi. 48617

November 1, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
                     Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm                        2706 E. Stevenson Lake Rd                               Clare, Mi. 48617Last year was GREAT, lets do it again!!  Stay at the Doherty Hotel with great room rates and great food 800-525-4115 Meet at the Cops & Doughnut Bakery in Clare at 9 am with Santa Randy and others.521 N McEwan St. Clare, MI 48617-1438 (989) 386-2241Bring your own camera and get all the pictures you want. Food and beverage will be provided.Get great pictures, learn about the reindeer, and have a great lunch and gathering. Bring your cameras, suits and helpers.Last year was GREAT, this year will be better!!questions Dave 517-749-4866 Randy 231-740-9810See More
Friday
Profile IconSherri Heath and Santa Norm Gerring are attending Charles W. Prevost's event

SANTA CHARLES PREVOST at ROCKWOOD FAMILY RESTAURANT 22825 N. HURON DR. ROCKWOOD, MI.

October 11, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm
LUNCH AT ROCKWOOD FAMILY DINERSee More
Thursday
Bernard I Brewer updated their profile
Wednesday
Dee Pilette and Bernard I Brewer are now friends
Sep 10
Santa Norm Gerring posted a status
"Tomorrow, lunch in Taylor at Sami's, hope to see you there."
Sep 5
Santa Gary/Niles Michiana Santa is attending Dee Pilette's event

Santa Spring Fling at Shoreline Inn, Muskegon, Michigan

April 9, 2015 at 5pm to April 12, 2015 at 7pm
MAPS is having a Santa Spring Fling in Muskegon starting April 9th thru April 12th. Friday night the 10th is meet & great, Saturday 11th will be a vendor show and round table discussons and Saturday night will be banquet. Sunday morning will be touring around the area. More details will follow but you can make hotel reservations now at Shoreline Inn 231-727-8483 & tell them you are coming to the Spring Fling. Room rates are $99 with breakfast included. Costs will be entered as they are finalized but wanted to give everyone chance to book hotel now.See More
Sep 5
Jim Tait aka Magic Santa is attending Santa Norm Gerring's event
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MAPS LUNCHEON @ Zehnders, Oct 19, 2014 at Zehnders in Frankenmuth, Michigan

October 19, 2014 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Please note arrival time is 12:30 pm.  Once again Santa Spice has graciously arranged for our luncheon after CWH School. It is at Zehnders again with the same room which can hold 52 people, so lets talk it up and get our folks there. It is a private room named “Keeping Room” in lower level.  You may order off the menu or buffet - separate checks for singles and couples. We need a proper head count so please RSVP by clicking on the event and then the RSVP on the upper near right side column of the page. See More
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Facebook

Started by Motor City Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring Sep 7. 36 Replies

Ok Started to make a group page on Facebook.  But it wont work if it doesn't have any members.  If you are apart of the facebook community let us know here. Send me a friend request and Ill send you an invite to the group. Its a secret group so only…Continue

Raffle

Started by Santa-J jumbo in General. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring Aug 16. 2 Replies

Thanks to Santa Paul Scott Goodell M.A.P.S. Michigan Association of professional Santa's. Will be raffling this beautiful sled off to raise money for our charity fund.Tickets are two dollars each or three for five dollars.Drawing will be November…Continue

Ssanta suit for sale

Started by Russ Spice in General. Last reply by Russ Spice Jun 23. 2 Replies

When I was in Portland Saturday a Santa asked if I needed a santa suit. I don't, but now I have a friend in Cinci who is going to be a first time Santa and needs suits. Who has them? Who asked me?Continue

Visiting Santa 5/25/14

Started by Eric Shriver in General May 25. 0 Replies

Hello, There is a Santa who is also a trucker from Florida that I have been friends with for a while and he is at the TA truckstop in Monroe, Michigan tonight, if anyone wants to stop by and say hello. His name is Jeffry Shepherd and I believe his…Continue

gloves for Santa and Mrs Claus

Started by Dee Pilette in General. Last reply by Jeffery C Sak and Nancy F. Sak May 21. 6 Replies

It is time for me to order gloves for Santa and wondered where everyone gets their gloves from for the season.Thanks.Continue

yak set needed

Started by Chris "Kringle" Berry in General Mar 16. 0 Replies

Hi all,I hope you guys enjoyed claus fest. i stayed back because of an event.I am looking for a gently used yak wig and beard set to buy and wanted to know if any of my fellow santas have a set boxed away and have no need for it.take care and…Continue

Just a quick hello,

Started by Motor City Santa in General. Last reply by Harry Carlson Dec 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello, I hope all is well with all of you. It was another crazy year with many ups and downs for the wife and I, but everything is going great now. Hope to make it to the Dinner this year. So from my family to yours have an amazing Christmas and an…Continue

SANTA ROUND TABLE 2014

Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Meetings and Outings. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring Nov 12, 2013. 22 Replies

If we get ten or more Santa’s willing to attend a Santa Round Table Talk we will hold one on Saturday January 11th 2014 in the downriver area; the exact time and location will be announced when we get ten or more. Keep in mind this is 6 days before…Continue

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