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ROCKWOOD RESTAURANT SATURDAY

Posted by Charles W. Prevost on April 17, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

ONE OF THE LADIES LOST A RHINESTONE PIN IN THE PARKING LOT IT WAS TURNED IN IF YOU LET ME KNOW WHO YOU ARE I WILL TRY TO RETURN IT. IT IS VERY CUTE.

Spring Fling

Posted by Santa Pirate on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Ok we have had many requests to have members dinner on a different day & month, & somewhere else besides metro Detroit area. So Santa Randy in Muskegon would like to host the next one there in April & on a Saturday. Workshops during day dinner that night. So what do you all think??? And we plan to move it around the state each year. Please let us hear from you.

The wrap up dinner will be held if we can get volunteers to arrange it we would like to see it continue but it is a… Continue

Santa John in hospital 4/11/14

Posted by Jim Tait aka Magic Santa on April 11, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Santa John Gononian had 4 stints put in recently. He is in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, room 8604. 248-898-8604 He expects to come home on Monday, 4/14/14. He also said his computer is down.
Prayers and well wishes to Santa John.

Christmas in July

Posted by Rickey Lee Maynard on April 1, 2014 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Santa's here in Michigan we have 2 Santa's who are starting a Christmas in July event. The attached flier will explain a lot. But we want to make this a free event. We will not make a cent. You will be responsible for camping, food, gas money, and any thing you buy. Vendors your space is also free ( I hope you can keep your costs down) Any Vendors contact me Santa Rick. Rickeymaynar@att.net Come visit Michigan. Santa Rick Maynard and Santa Bob Bineau. You do not need to be a member of…

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Clausfest

Posted by Santa Pirate on March 21, 2014 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Well it was a great time in Gatlingburg, one MAPS member stood out at least in my opinion was Chris Belisario she entertained as an elf in parade with Dennis, danced a hola in varity show, won mrs claus fashion show, and was a big hit as the Snow Queen at the snow ball which the clausfest directors kept secret and was the surpize they hoped for GREAT JOB CHRIS!!

Posted by Santa Norm Gerring on March 18, 2014 at 10:54pm 1 Comment

Steering Meeting of 3/1/14 cliff notes

Posted by Dee Pilette on March 3, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Some facts from the meeting held on Saturday, March 1st.

1 - Treasurer report was given by Santa Gus. There is $1,761.62 in the account.

2 - By-laws were presented to the members in attendance and after discussion were passed on a 3-1 basis. There were items that were brought up that need to be updated/changed and that will be a ongoing process that will be presented to the membership at each revision for voting.

3 - Presentation to members of voting for 7 members to…

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Steering meeting

Posted by Santa Pirate on March 2, 2014 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

Ok by laws passed they are not set in stone, can be amended, Comittee elected , so let's move on, in future we want to skype meetings so more members can be involved. All are welcomed to attend meetings, all voices will be heard, you have not lost your voice to 7...we are more than a social network WE ARE A CLAUS FAMILY!!!!
 

M.A.P.S. is a social network

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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, 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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Sami's Coney Island at Sami's Coney Island

May 24, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm
Sami's is on Eureka 3 block's west of Telegraph n the North side of Euerka. There is plenty of room for all enough room for 60 people. Please RSVP so I have a head count.....See More
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Charles W. Prevost left a comment for Santa Norm Gerring
"THANKS NORM WE FEEL GOOD TO BE PART OF MAPS"
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Sami's Coney Island at Sami's Coney Island

May 24, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm
Sami's is on Eureka 3 block's west of Telegraph n the North side of Euerka. There is plenty of room for all enough room for 60 people. Please RSVP so I have a head count.....See More
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Facebook

Started by Motor City Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help. Last reply by Rance Miller Mar 22. 33 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

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

gloves for Santa and Mrs Claus

Started by Dee Pilette in General. Last reply by Dee Pilette Mar 4. 5 Replies

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

Started by Jim Bozzi in General Nov 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Santa Ed Lorenz, Can you please call me at (313)220-1535 or call Trisha at cell phone (517)-375-2520.Both of us would like to wrap this up. Thank You SANTA JIMContinue

Trouble putting name on location map

Started by Jim Tait aka Magic Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help Oct 16, 2013. 0 Replies

10-16-13, A new member contacted me about putting his location on the map. He kept getting an error code. Of course, I was already on the locator map. So in order to try to help this new Santa, I took myself off the map and tried to sign on to it…Continue

MAPS bylaws for review of membership

Started by Dee Pilette in General. Last reply by Dee Pilette Oct 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Here are the bylaws for your review. If you have any comments, please write them down and pass on to either Santa Gus, Dee Pilette, Santa Jumbo, Santa Dale Nowak or Santa Jim Tait.sorry the spacing is not good. If you would like a printed copy,…Continue

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