2019 January Dinner Dance

Time to put the Dance into your calendar!

I know you've all been waiting to get the info for the USS Nokomis' formal dinner dance on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  We will once again be at the Dan Patch American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage, MN.  Because of the great turn outs and hard work from all our members at our annual auctions, the Nokomis will be supporting more of the costs this time.  Instead of $35, the 2019 Dance will be $25 per person.  This is a big "Thank You!" for all the effort put forth and donations received to make our fundraisers a success.

IMPORTANT:  Your deadline to pay is January 12, 2019, at 2 p.m.  This deadline is firm because of commitments and contracts with the restaurant.  You may pay on line through our website by PayPal or by check or cash to our Chief Financial Officer (and fundraising queen) Pam Kline, again no later than the end of the general membership meeting, January 12, 2019.

When you sign up please note your choice of New York Strip steak with mushrooms (steak), or Chicken Kiev (chicken) at 6 p.m., dinner service at 7 p.m., and once again our favorite DJ-Rob Stafford will start the music for our dancing pleasure at 8 p.m.

For our theme this year we've decided to take (or borrow) a page from Dr. Seuss and his story The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

How does this tie in with us? Well, we are pretty well known for our costumes at conventions, dances, parties, get togethers and movie premiers.  Well, now you can find your favorite costume and add a charming chapeau, a top hat to your tails, a sequined band and feather for your beaded flapper dress or even a helmet for your space suit.  Top your favorite dressy outfit with a derby, cowboy hat, cloche, pill box or beanie.  This is your chance to wear your favorite hat and dress up at the same time.

This event is open, so you can invite family and friends, not just other Nokomis members.  This is one of our few age restricted events, however, so please remember 21 is the minimum age.  And, yes, the $25 ticket holds for our guests not just our members.

So now I must go and find that fez, tam, beret, fedora, bowler, cap, trilby, Panama hat, fascinator, bucket hat, turban, pith helmet, newsboy cap, ascot cap, pork pie hat, sun hat, toque, gambler hat, sombrero cordobes, Homburg, duck bill cap, kettle brim hat, driver cap, outback or Aussie hat or Kentucky Derby Photo Hat. Hmmmm?!

Or maybe a pilos, petasos, chupalla, church hat, Kofia, cappella Romano, busby, caubeen, deerstalker, selakot, berretina or Hardee hat....

A bonnet, a cowl, crown, tiara, mariachi sombrero...

September Bowling Party has Meeting attached….

Or is it the September Membership meeting has a bowling party attached!

Once again we will be meeting for our September General Membership Meeting at the St. Francis Bowling Center. It is located at the St. Francis School building at 426 S. Osceola Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102 (one block North of the intersection of Randolph and West 7th St.).

Our September meeting tends to be busy with taking annual membership payments, reviewing and approving the 2018/2019 budget and visiting after a busy summer.

After our official meeting ends (about 1:30 pm) the lanes will be open for bowling. As always the lanes are paid for by the Nokomis. This is one of our fun returns for the dedicated hard work of fundraising for the club. We have the lanes until 5:00 pm again (or until your fingers go numb..., whichever comes first).

After the bowling we will meet at a restaurant (to be determined and announced at the meeting) and complete our favorite club activities--eating and talking!

Please feel free to bring your family and to invite other fandom groups. Give us a heads up on the number of folks coming if you can to help with planning.

Don't forget to bring your shoes and ball if you have them! See you soon!

Just Kidding…

Just a heads up. In the April 14 meeting cancellation, I referenced a theme for our CONvergence 2018 hospitality suite. We are NOT doing “Spectre of the Gun.” So NO gunslingers, sheriffs or Wyatt Earps. This was just a way to get people thinking about our commitment to a creative and busy event. So be ready when the actual theme is announced! We’ll need everyone’s eyes, hands and hearts ready to get involved.

2017 Bowling Party Wrap Up

Thanks for joining us for the 513th bowling party...at least I think we've had that many!  Just to let those that couldn't attend know what happened:

Jack Langhoff scored big and Phill Goldman did too.  And sweet Jenna Cruz was kind enough to laugh with our need to practice award this year!

18 people bowled at least 2 games each, everyone seemed to have a great time trying to out score themselves and everyone else as well!

It also seemed to be voted that we have another bowling party in 2018.  Therefore look for the next one after our 2018 Sept. general membership meeting!    Join a league and start practicing so you can touch the USS Nokomis bowling trophy and have your picture taken! Peanut gallery be ready to cheer!

Roxanne Hill

Bowling Party in October

Bowling Ball of DoomDig out your bowling balls and shoes.  Polish up those throws!  Get ready to bowl your fingers numb!!

Following our October 2016 General Membership meeting we will again have free/open bowling at St. Francis School (see the map for the general meeting location--we'll stay there).  Because we have a busy meeting we will start promptly at noon so that the bowling can start at 2 pm.  We have the facility until 5 pm--enough time to wear everyone out. Those of us that don't fling the weighted spheres cheer from the sidelines as well as play games.

Remember! We invite our friends from local fandom to this meeting so be spiffy!!  We will be pick out a restaurant to compare scores afterwards.

There's a signup sheet for the whole event, give it a look-see.

Free balls, $1.00 shoes, free bowling--what's not to love!

2015 Bowling Party

We're done bowling for another year.  I hope you all had fun.  I wasn't able to see everyone because of work, but I didn't get lost on my way to St. Francis this time so I had time to visit with many of you!!

My able assistant, Shannon Hill, was kind enough to track scores for us. Many took part in flinging spheres, all had fun, but a couple reached the top!!  Phill Goldman was first this year with 189, Jack Langhoff was second with 134.  Now everyone knows what to shoot for next year.

Yes, we are planning another bowling party/general meeting/potluck in 2016.  Go ahead, get together, practice.  Maybe you will win the Dairy Queen gift card next year!

Roxanne Hill

 

Bowling Party

Bowling Ball of DoomDig out your bowling balls and shoes.  Polish up those throws!  Get ready to bowl your fingers numb!!

Following our September 2015 General Membership meeting we will again have free/open bowling at St. Francis School(see the map for the general meeting location--we'll stay there).  Because we have a busy September meeting we will start promptly at noon so that the bowling can start at 2 pm.  We have the facility until 5 pm--enough time to wear everyone out. Those of us that don't fling the weighted spheres cheer from the sidelines as well as play games.

Remember this is a POTLUCK--bring your specialty to share! We invite our friends from local fandom to this meeting so be spiffy!! This is also a good meeting to bring folks that are interested in our club since we will be reviewing our activities for the next year!

Free balls, free shoes, free bowling--what's not to love!