For those new members of the newsletter please let me explain what this is all about. The Thompson Collectors Association has offered the NRA to host the 13th National Gun Collectors Leadership Seminar in Columbus, Ohio. The NRA has accepted.
We will be hosting the Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio on August 24 - 27, 2000. These meetings are attended by the most active collectors organizations in the country. It will be a great way of putting our best foot forward. As I have told most of you as a class 3 collectors organization we have to do things better than anyone else, just to be considered for being on the same level as other collector groups. Here is a chance to put a friendly informative face on our TCA and hobby.
Here is where I need every member's help. I need every member to seriously consider attending this conference and acting as hosts, range officers, lecturers, and good will ambassadors. I would like to have at least twenty members of TCA in attendance. I deliberately put our annual meeting the weekend before the conference so more members could attend. We will also need additional funding from the members. We cannot fund this on the $15 per year that members pay for the newsletter. If I had just $20 from each member of the TCA, we could probably fund the conference. So crack open your wallets. This is only the costof two boxes of ammo. So how about it? Those interested in helping write to me at P.O. Box 87 10, Newark, Ohio or call 740-587-0755 H or 345-9777 Work.I would like to thank the following people for their kind donations to the new Thompson Collectors Association. Their kindness will allow the TCA to host the NRA Firearms Leadership Seminar in Columbus, Ohio.
GEORGE BROWN, JR
DR. JAMES WATSON
GAIL & L. J. WARREN
TAKAMASA KODA (JAPAN)
(115 OUT OF 250 MEMBERS HAVE DONATED)
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