M.A.P.S.

Michigan Association of Professional Santas

M.A.P.S. is a social website for Santas

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INSURANCE FOR SANTAS

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SANTA NEEDS A COOL VEST

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WHAT COMPANIES HIRE SANTAS???

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What is Ning? And Communition Info

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Michigan Association of Professional Santas

Our Mission

Michigan Association of Professional Santas (M.A.P.S.) 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.

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What is a 'professional' Santa? This question was discussed by the Founding Fathers of MAPS before the web site appeared. It was agreed that anyone who does Santa for more than his family is a professional Santa and qualified to join MAPS.

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MAPS Staff:

If you would like to help on the M.A.P.S. website please contact any of the MAPS staff.

   1 Administrator: Santa Norm Gerring Ph: 313-330-0077
   2 New Membership Coordinator: Santa Allen Hyland Ph: 248-417-5578
   3 Website Appearance: Motor City Santa (Matt)
   4 Blog Moderator: Santa Randyl Lee
   5 New Member Greeter: Grandpa Claus / Alec Oren Orris

   6 MAPS Photographer: Santa Craig King

                        Open positions
   7 Events & Group Moderator: open position
   8 Photo & Video Moderator: open position                                                 

Latest Activity

Harry Carlson replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"What Dale said. You are now self-employed, so you are now responsible for paying both halves of your Social Securiy (FICA) taxes and all Medicare taxes. You are also responsible for providing your own workman's comp. insurance. You no longer…"
1 hour ago
Santa Duke aka David Perry replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"On your taxes, you will need to complete a Schedule C to report income/expenses. Actually, you will be able to claim all expenses for equipment, supplies, outfits, schools, etc as a deduction from your income before taxes apply. Most tax prep…"
2 hours ago
Joseph Herrmann replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"The company is still paying mileage and housing at least for this year."
2 hours ago
Charles M. Johnson replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"Ditto on what Dale said. Keep track of everything expense, and keep a mileage log for your vehicle. You may want to get help with your taxes this first year, or use a tax program."
3 hours ago
Daniel Durst replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"Santa Joe what company was that"
4 hours ago
Dale M Nowak replied to Joseph Herrmann's discussion independent contractor
"Instead of paying you a wage, you will be getting a 1099. If you had any benedits they are gone. You are now self employed, and will have to pay all your own taxes, which doubles the social security taxes. You need to track all expenses, including…"
4 hours ago
Santa Norm Gerring commented on Santa Norm Gerring's event BREAKFAST AT CRAWFORD'S KITCHEN AUG 4TH 9AM
"Grandpa Claus and Geri, you are in our prayers."
4 hours ago
Grandpa Claus / Alec Oren Orris commented on Santa Norm Gerring's event BREAKFAST AT CRAWFORD'S KITCHEN AUG 4TH 9AM
"Dear Santa Norm , That really looks nice , and Geri enjoys restaurant dining , but she will be having her third radiation , ( of 10 ) , at that date , and time . Have a great time , and please pray for Geri ."
11 hours ago
 
 
 

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5-Year Pin: $3.00 or 4 for $10

Classic "Round" Pin: $5

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If you wish to order from MAPS Store please contact:

Santa Al Hyland: al_hyland@hotmail.com 248-417-5578

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JAN 2016 'WRAP UP DINNER PHOTOS'

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