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Topic: FVA Meeting 9/25/2011
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Sep 26, 2011 03:35PM)
Check out FVA Meeting album on Snapfish
Special guest, Jim Teter and all of the presidents men.
Well actually, just a few presidents


Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Sep 26, 2011 04:31PM)
Some good pictures there. Nixon, Bush and Clinton, they look like life-size heads.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Sep 28, 2011 10:21AM)
I've been waiting for you to tell us more, who all was there, etc., got a little more info from Clinton's blog, but not much.
Enquiring minds want to know.
Message: Posted by: Chatterbox41 (Sep 29, 2011 06:09AM)
Awesome! Is Teter still performin with the Presidents?

Message: Posted by: CaptKirk (Sep 29, 2011 06:27AM)
Message: Posted by: Matt_24 (Oct 1, 2011 09:06AM)
Who MADE those brilliant figures?
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Oct 1, 2011 10:08AM)
I clicked on the link, but only see one photo with a caption of 19 photos; how do I see more?
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 4, 2011 12:21AM)
Here is a recap of the meeting, as best as I can recall. Not responsible for any errors or omissions (I'm human.)

Large gathering for the FVA meeting on 9/25/11. About 25 people in attendance. Ed and Sandy Thomas opened their home to host the meeting. Regular boosters in attendance to ensure a good time to be ad were, John Parisi, Tom Dahl, Margaret Davis, Donald Woodford and Jacki Manna. Not to be left out of the fun were Mark & Amy James, Mike Palma, Larry Larken, Jimmy Vee, Lee Wolfson, Carol Stein and. Special guest in the house, Jim Teter.

First presentation was by Ray. Entertaining the group with his comedy. Tom Dahl was second up. Tom, a magician for over 30 years performing through out the central united states and appearing with countless celebrities is venturing into the world of ventriloquism. He performed with a Selberg, Gramps, appropriately named "Larry Houdini." Audience was treated to a routine intertwined with magic.

Mike Palma, brought out his new figure and character by Dan payes, "Facetious." The one and only brother of the famous Confucius! Unfortunately he does not share the wise wisdom of his kinfolk. Figure was beautifully dressed in detail Chinese grab. Can you say, winner. The character and performance Mike gave, are just that, winners.

Mark & Amy James, celebrating their thirteenth anniversary were presented with a oak wood heart, with interlocking wedding rings done on a scrollsaw by Donald. Donald also performed with a Selberg Reggie, his figure saying he was a great singer even going so far as to claim a president told him he was a great singer. Must have been one of Teter's figures.

Jim Teter, with all the presidents' men was next up, well actually he only had a few. His entertainment career was most interesting. For 13 years Jim and Jim McDonald, traveled the highway an byways of the US entertaining in many different venues.

The first president to come into being was Kennedy. Nightly, the figure would be the closer for a musical revue and it proved to be crowd pleaser. Kennedy was killed before he could expand the use if the figure, and he stopped using it. while he made Kennedy, a wood craver made the subsequent figures (don't recall the builder's name.) Jim is a fine impressionist, and was very good at the presidents' voices. With five presidents in the house, the Secret Service was working overtime.

Jim retired in 2009 from performing. One factor that led to this was, the excessive charges by the airlines for baggage. He traveled with 7 trunks for his show. Can you say, thousands, just for the luggage.

Not to be missed was the good food, Ed and Sandy provided for those in attendance.

See you at the next meeting, Nov 6th, Celebration, FL.
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 4, 2011 12:24AM)
Will relocates photos, so you don't have to sign up for Snapfish.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Oct 4, 2011 02:16AM)
I signed up so I could see the photos, but didn't save the sign in info as I hadn't planned to go back.
Message: Posted by: creativemac (Oct 7, 2011 08:40PM)
Try this for viewing the pixs

Message: Posted by: Steve at The Dummy Shoppe (Oct 7, 2011 08:50PM)
Looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Thanks for posting Donald.