M.A.P.S.

Michigan Association of Professional Santas

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M.A.P.S.
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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.

 

M.A.P.S. Board of Directors

►Chairman:                                               ► Vice Chairman:

Santa-J (Jumbo) Helsel                             Santa (Pirate) Mike Durkin

ph:248-231-9377                                         ph:734-658-0095

►Treasurer:                                               ►Secretary:

Santa Gus Pilette                                       Dee Pilette

ph:586-322-3911                                          ph:586-322-7242 

                                    ►Members at large (3):

Sherri Heath                                                 Santa Ed Lorenz

ph:810-845-4616                                           ph:810-360-5052

                                     Santa Allen Hyland

                                       ph:248-417-5578

MEMBERS: If you wish to order the famous MAPS lapel pin, or the 5 year anniversary pin 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

M.A.P.S. MEMBERS INFORMATION

THINGS TO KNOW 

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216 Total Members

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MAPS MEMBERSHIP MEETING

May 9, Lincoln Park, MI 

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Finely a solution if you forget your password. Just click on 'Forgot Password' under your email sign in and go from there. If you are not sure of your email, contact Santa Norm

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FORUM & BLOG POST INFO

If you wish to add to the Forum below, just go to the last one listed and click on 'Add a Discussion'.

If you wish to leave a Blog on the Blog Post just go to the last one and click on 'Add a Blog Post'.

Forum

HOW ABOUT A DETROIT RIVER CRUISE???

Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Meetings and Outings. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring May 12. 18 Replies

How about a river boat cruise with Capt Jack's Cruise out of Bishop Park in Wyandotte?We did it back in 2009 and had a good time with a few members.This is the group back then:Wow we have a lot more members now. Who knows how many would come, that is why I am asking. If I see there is an interest in going again I will set it up…Continue

Facebook

Started by Motor City Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help. Last reply by Santa Norm Gerring Sep 7, 2014. 35 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 MAPS members can see it and respond to it, you wont have to worry about your friends and family seeing what your posting on the page.  So please put your facebook name belowMine is..Matthew R.…Continue

SANTA NEEDS A COOL VEST

Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Tips, Tricks, and Training. Last reply by Marc Arel Oct 8, 2013. 6 Replies

I have told a number of folks about the 'cool vest' I wear during the holiday season. It has been a life saver for me, no sweat at all. The insert last about four hours and I carry extra in the back of my car during the season and change when needed.  I love it.  I am sure if you do an online search I am sure you will find many different types. This is just the one I use.                   CLICK HERE…Continue

INSURANCE INFO FROM SCHOOL4SANTAS

Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Tips 4 Santa, Mrs Claus, Elf's.... Last reply by Rickey Lee Maynard Oct 11, 2012. 3 Replies

SANTA TIM CONNAGHAN FROM SCHOOL4SANTAS HAS SOME TIMELY INFORMATION FOR US ALL. CLICK ON LINK BELOW.Hello Santa Norm.You are free to repost this and give the links to the Santas. And should anyone have other sources, please let me know and I will try to add them to the list.Santacerely, "Santa Hollywood"Santa Tim Connaghan  CLICK HERE FOR INSURANCE INFO  Continue

WHAT COMPANIES HIRE SANTAS???

Started by Santa Norm Gerring in Tips 4 Santa, Mrs Claus, Elf's.... Last reply by Cliff (Kip) Mapes Mar 30, 2012. 7 Replies

Santa Kip just asked me the following and I was hoping we could get a few answers:Say I was wondering if you knew of any address where I could send my Santa resume to get a mall job in either the Atlanta Georgia area, first choice home of our only grandsons.Or Arizona wouldn't mind check that area out too. Solar boat is coming along fine and will be running again this summer if you and the Mrs make another vist north, hope so.Continue

How To Add a Photo or Photos

Started by Motor City Santa in Site Info, Questions, and Help Jan 26, 2011. 0 Replies

1.      Log into the MAPS site2.      Click on My Page3.      Click on Photos It is located under your profile picture in red and underlined.You will now be in the Photos screen4.      Click on the +Add  button it located below and to the left of our small mitten logoYou will now be in the Add Photos Screen5.      Click on the Red Camera Button in the center of the screenYou will be in the File Screen of your computer6.      Locate the photo or photos you wish to upload and click on the…Continue

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Blog Posts

Last sleigh ride

Posted by A. Michael Deller on May 13, 2015 at 8:07pm 0 Comments

The May 10, 2015 newspaper carried a death notice for MAPS member John H. Gononian. Many of the notes left in the guest book for John's funeral mention his work as Santa. You may see a photo of John and read the guest book at www.WujekCalcaterra.com John died on May 8, a day before the MAPS annual meeting.

Membership Meeting of May 9th

Posted by Dee Pilette on May 11, 2015 at 12:20pm 1 Comment

Santa Gus and I want to thank everyone who attended the membership meeting on Saturday, May 9th.

Thank you Norm & Kay for hosting the event at your church's fellowship hall and the paper products and all other items you provided for the luncheon.

Thank you Charlie & Jean Prevost for the decorations in the hall, table cloths, candies and such on the table and helping to arrange the hall for the meeting.

To everyone who brought food, it was delicious and I know…

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Great Lakes Crossing - possible Santa job

Posted by A. Michael Deller on May 1, 2015 at 4:14pm 1 Comment

I have been contacted by Cherry Hill Photo who operates the Santa set at Great Lakes Crossing. They are looking to hire a Santa to work a four hour shift during the season. Contact me at 248 719 2820, or via e-mail at mdeller@ameritech.net if this would interest you. Santa Michael Deller

Lincoln Park Scate Co program April

Posted by Santa Norm Gerring on April 21, 2015 at 8:31am 0 Comments

I had a great time, met a lot of little children who were very excited to meet Santa at their program. They all worked very hard to put a special program remembering the last 40 years of their performances.

 
 
 

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