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2022 Convention Info is being posted as it becomes available

RMS CONVENTION 2022!
 
 
Hotel: August 14-21, 2022, at the Doubletree Westlake, 1100 Crocker Rd., Westlake, OH 44145. (440-871-6000) Click here for hotel booking. Rooms: $90+tax.The hotel will honor the same price 3 days ahead of Aug 14 and 3 days after Aug 20, 2022
 
Airport Shuttle Info/Reservations: Hotel does not provide transportation. Airlines that serve the airport: American, Delta and United.
 
Travel Information:

Theme: RMS Rocks

Convention Schedule:
Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
 
Pre-Registration Form: Mitzi Mantz, 1198 Spring Valley Rd., Bethleham, PA 18015

Banquet:
Bill Gigantino, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147

Tours/Scheduled Events: No tours this year; no dining excursion.
 
Silent Auctions: Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506; Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
 
Penny Auction: No penny auction this year.
 
Auction Lots: Any paid-up RMS member may enter up to 15 lots in the convention auction. Send a list (2 copies) w/SASE of what your lots will be to
 
Convention Program Book: Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506. I need your ad by June 1st. Ad rates are the following:
Full page (8.5 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide) - $35
Half page (4.25 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide) - $20
Quarter page (4.25 inches tall, 2.12 inches wide) - $10
If you need help with designing your ad, please e-mail me with what you would like to say and any ideas for the artwork. If you are sending a print ready ad, please send it to me in the PDF or PNG format.
If you would like to use the same ad from the previous program booklet (2019) and just need it updated, please let me know.
Please make checks out to: RMS.

Display Entry Rules: (need TIPs on making displays?)

1.
Anyone entering a display must be a paid up member of RMS.
2. Displays can consist of used or unused matchcovers, full books, matchboxes or labels. (Salesman's samples, flats, mutilated covers, loose labels and loose pages are permitted ONLY in category #13 - Display.)
3. There are no restrictions as to title size, title placement, or other added material on a display, as long as the entire display is no more than 720 sq. inches in any dimentional combination - e.g., 24" x 30". 20" x 36" (not including the frame). Any display exceeding 720 sq. inches shall be charged as two (2) displays. No display may be larger than 1440 square inches.
4. Each display shall bear the name and address of the entrant on the back of the display. This information shall be covered with opaque paper or a card. The number of the category in which the display is to be entered shall be on the outside of the opaque paper or card. This must be done prior to entering the display.
5. Each display SHALL be covered with transparent material to inhibit removal of covers. (The chairperson wishes it to be known that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard displays, but neither the chairperson nor RMS assumes any responsibility, either legal or moral, for their integrity).
6. Displays shall adhere to the criteria of the category in which they are entered.
7. Entrants may enter no more than two (2) displays in any category. A maximum of ten (10) displays per membership can be entered.

Display Categories:

1 Single .............................Two (2) of same may be shown to illustrate inside
2
Sets & Series
3
Military & Political ..........Army; Navy; Marines; Air Force; Coast Guard; Military Camps and bases;
Military and Veterans Hospitals; no Credit unions; Major and Minor Political

4
Sports
5
Transportation
6
Lodging............................Hotels; Motels; Inns; Cabins
7
VIPs & Entertainment.......Movie stars; Movies; Theme Parks; Casinos etc.
8
Thematic...........................Bears; Fairs; Gaming; Top Hats; etc.
9
Businesses, Products........All Financial institutions; Department and Drug stores; & Services Funeral
Homes; Laundries; etc.

10
Eating & Drinking.......... Restaurants; Bars; Grills; Drive-ins; etc.
11
Open Entry to any display
12
Foreign
13
Display only....................No RMS award given but displays are eligible for non-RMS club, individual and
memorial awards
14 People's Choice...............voted on by members attending the convention.

Club/Individual/Organization Awards to be Presented:

-Angelus:
Best Combo display
-Connecticut MC: Best Rock & Roll display. (cash award)
-Denver Strikers MC:
-Forest City MC:
-Girlie Club: best Girlie display
-Huggable Bears Club: Best Bear display
-International MC: best Hotel display
-Jewelite Club:
-Keystone-Lehigh: Best Transportation display
-Liberty Bell MC: Best Political display
-MARVA:
-Mermaid Club: best Mermaid displayt
-New Moon (gives two): Best Box display; Best Label display
-Penn Ohio MC: Not this year
-Southeastern MC: best Military display
-Tobacco Club: best Tobacco display
-Tri-State MC: Best Outstanding Sets (no albums; $25 award)
-Trans Canada MC:
-Keystone-Lehigh (Harry Stump Mem. Award):
-Mary Ross Memorial Award: Judges' Choice
-Pat Flynn Memorial Award:
-Ward Chase/Evelyn Hovious Memorial Award:
-Empire (Manny Phillips Award):Most Estheetically Pleasing display
-John Williams Memorial Award: Not this year

Hall of Fame and Outstanding Collector of Year Nominations:
 
Hall of Fame Nominations: It's now time to start thinking of those people who deserve a place in the RMS Hall of Fame. This is a means of honoring those individuals, either living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the hobby. The plaque containing the names of inductees is a permanent tribute to those who have helped to make our hobby what it is today.
 
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES OR YOUR VOTE MAY BE INVALIDATED
 
Individuals nominated for the 2022 RMS Hall of Fame may be living or deceased. If living, they should be RMS members in good standing with twenty or more years of membership. Deceased individuals considered must have joined RMS at least 10 years prior to nomination.
 
The nomination should include a resume of the individual's contributions to the hobby along with a statement by the nominator as to why the person should be considered as a member of the RMS Hall of Fame. Be sure both the name and RMS# of the nominator and the nominee are included. Send names, with the qualifications of the candidate(s) to the chairperson below. By mail, they need to be received by --
 
Chairperson - RMS Hall of Fame Committee - Bill Gigantino, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147
 
Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations: Nominations for the 2022 RMS Outstanding Collector of the Year Award. Send nominations to Chairperson. Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506
 
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES OR YOUR VOTE MAY BE INVALIDATED
 
NOMINATIONS ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: An Outstanding Collector shall be selected from RMS members in good standing and based on his/her achievements in the Hobby and the Society during the 5 years immediately prior to the award (2022-2017). Nominees must have contributed to the advancement of the hobby in a manner far above the average in one or more of the following ways:
 
1. Promotion, publicity, or public relations on a national or international scale.
2. Organizational efforts in connection with the advancement of the hobby.
3. Author of books, pamphlets, articles, check lists, and similar material which have been circulated to a large number of collectors.
4. Creation of good will among old and new collectors.
5. Sustained performance of above average work for the hobby in one or more of the above or other helpful categories.
Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate for this award by sending in their name with a full resume of the candidate’s achievements. DEADLINE: By mail or e-mail, -- . Consideration for the award will be based on the information and qualifications contained in the resume. Mail to - Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506
 
People To Contact For:
 
-Convention Chairperson: Bill Gigantino, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147

-Airport Pickup:
-Auction Lots:
Shirley Sayers, 1290 Corporation St., Beaver, PA 15009
-Awards: See Convention Chairpersons
-Banquet: Bill Gigantino
, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147
-Club Meetings: Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
-Cover Donations:
-Day Trips/Tours - Pre-Registration Form:
-Dealer Tables: Marc Edelman, 8822 Hargrave St., Philadelphia, PA 19152-1511
-Dining Excursion:
-Display Room: Loren Ross, 2743 Flangel Street, Lakewood, California 90712-3730
-Freebie Tables: Greg Wolf, 4647 36th St. South A, Arlington, VA 22206
-Games & Prizes:
-Hall of Fame Nominations: Bill Gigantino, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147
-Hospitality:
-Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations:
Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506
-Penny Auction:
-Program Book: Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506
-Publicity:
Rich Greene, 1001 W Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08107
-Raffle & Game Prizes:
-Pre-Registration: Mitzi Mantz, 1198 Spring Valley Rd., Bethleham, PA 18015
-Registration Bags:
Bill Gigantino
, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147
-Schedule: Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
-Silent Auctions: Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506; Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
-Thank you Bags:
-Travel Info: convention chairpersons (see above)
-Trophies, plaques, etc.:
 
Please direct all other inquiries regarding committees, or to volunteer to help, to the Co-Chairs.

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