The French Creek Council is holding their first Trade O Ree in more than twenty years. The event will occur on October 16th and 17th at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center in McKean, PA. The council is holding several Collections Merit Badge sessions and is pushing attendance among lodge members and the troops but is also encouraging long time collectors wishing to sell their collections to attend. The Parish center can accommodate more than 80 tables and already has a good number of tables still reserved. You can download the flyer here:
Sorry for not posting anything for a while but I have a few updates that will be coming out in the next few weeks.
This was a successful first year TOR. There were 28 tables sold with 76 people in attendance. The TOR almost sold out of tables but there is room to expand for next year. Most of the feedback was very positive. There were a few lessons to be learned but I felt over all it was very well done. We received a great number of patches to be auctioned off during our summer camp auctions to raise money for Monaken Lodge 103.I would like to thank all in attendance and that supported us in creating this event.
Look for a flier to be out in the next few months advertising for next years event. We will be offering a free table to any lodge that would like to sell any of their lodges patches. If you have any ideas or further comments about this event please message me directly.
Thanks and hope to see you next year
Thanks to Todd Rogers for the picture
The First Annual Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial Trade-O-Ree being held just outside of State College, Pennsylvania. Fred McClain was an active member of Monaken Lodge 103. He was also a very avid collector of Western Pennsylvania OA. Attached is a picture of the Flier and below that is the link to download the PDF.
PDF File Link—- Fred_trade-o-ree
Date: August 1-3, 2015
Schedule: (TOR Open to the Public)
Day 1: 10am – 12am (Midnight)
Day 2: 10am – 12am (Midnight)
Day 3: 9am – 12am (Midnight)
Setup Times For Table Dealers:
8am – 10am (Dealers with 4+ Tables)
8:30am – 10am (Dealers with 3+ Tables)
9am – 10am (Dealers with 2+ Tables)
9:30am – 10am (All Dealer Setup)
FREE Admission for ALL Visitors.
FREE Shuttle Bus from the MSU Campus to the Lansing Center – Paid for by Streamwood.
Contact 1: Chris Jensen
Phone: (864) 859-2915
Flyer: Coming Soon
Trade-O-Ree Table Fees
8’ x 32” Inside Tables: $95.00 each
8’ x 32” Wall Tables: $125.00 each
25% due Upon Reservation
75% due 3/31/15
50% due 12/31/14
100% due 6/30/15
If a Cancellation is made before 6/30/15, a full refund will be made. Refunds for Cancellations made after 6/30/15 will be for 75% of the Reservation Total Amount.
You will receive a $10 Discount, per table renter, if you send Streamwood a copy of your Current BSA Registration Card. Streamwood will match these $10 Discounts and present a check to the Order of the Arrow Endowment during the Conference. Help us Perpetuate the Order of the Arrow another 100 years!
The Largest Trade-O-Ree Ever!
Streamwood has the experience of sponsoring 42 Scout Memorabilia Trade-o-ree’s since 1990, and will do this right. We have the experienced staff, the equipment, and the plans to make this the best ever TOR. The Lansing Convention Center location is only 3 miles from the Michigan State University Campus, and is in the exact same huge room as the 2006 Pre-NOAC TOR that we sponsored. You just cannot get this size facility any closer to the OA National Conference. The Convention Center is just across the Grand River from the Radisson Hotel. The two buildings are connected with a covered and enclosed air-conditioned walkway. The Radisson is a fine hotel with all the amenities, including free airport shuttle, restaurant facilities, indoor pool, exercise room, covered parking, business center, and its 100% smoke free.
Streamwood is negotiating a great group rate for the rooms at the Radisson Hotel as the primary hotel for our event, in addition to several other hotels in close proximity to the Lansing Center and MSU. We will be posting more information on the Streamwood website as we get the contracts signed.
WE HAVE LOTS OF SPACE! 42,000+ SQUARE FEET of Convention Center to show your stuff. Yep, it’s more than a full acre, in one big room, on ONE level (with warm floors), great lighting, and no obstructions in anyone’s way. It’s spacious, clean, safe, and THE biggest possible available location in the MSU/Lansing area for a TOR! There will be Lansing Center security guards on duty 24 hours a day to help us. This big room has concessions available in the corner of the room for snacks, drinks, and meals so you can get something to keep you going through the marathon TOR sessions. Our big room has great loading facilities, with multiple loading dock doors leading directly into our room for easy access. Streamwood will be providing a full load of hand trucks, wagons, flatbed carts, and our paid staff to assist traders unload their vehicles and get to their assigned tables.
We are starting our mailing of invitations to all of our 10,000+ scouting collectors worldwide. So, get your scout stuff together to attend. BRING THE WHOLE LODGE, WE HAVE BUS PARKING AVAILABLE. You will not be disappointed. Check out the Streamwood web site for more complete information, including links to all sorts of resources for planning your trip.
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