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Garden State Taxidermy Association Convention 2009

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    July 17th through 19th, 2009
    17th Annual Garden State Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
    The Regency House - Best Western Hotel, Pompton Plains, NJ
    Contact President John Bollmann at 201-444-0234, Secretary Linda Bollmann at 201-444-5784, or <A HREF="http://www.gstaonline.org/">visit the GSTA website</A>.
     
  2. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Garden State Taxidermist Association Annual Convention and Competition

    July 17th - 19th, 2009
    New Location
    Best Western Regency House Hotel
    140 Route 23 North
    Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444
    Reserve your room today - Rate $99.00 per night includes hot breakfast for two
    973-696-0900
    www.regencyhousehotel.com

    Questions contact Paul Bacskoczky 732-887-5870 or John Bollman 973-749-6444

    This is shaping up to be one of our best shows. 6 Seminars set and working on more. We have a meet and greet pool party on Friday Evening.

    Judges are Gregg Ielfield, Mark Vitch and Fred Barilla.

    More information will be posted on our website shortly. gstaonline.org
     

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    I'll be there for sure!!
     
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    I'll Be there also,,, But then again I am judging ,LOL

    Can the judges go to the pool party ? As we may find the most artistic and best of show there !!!!!!!!!

    I will have the LAW with me so if you want to see my AV in person and in a bikini, you HAVE to come to NJ..........

    I will be doing a 3hour seminar on a struting turkey, I will explain more later.

    Gregg Ielfield
     
  5. Crittercoroner

    Crittercoroner DUDE, your uselessness is epic!

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    Oh great, birdboy's bringing his date and judging, wonder if the GSTA is picking up the tab for her shopping trips,lol. It would be nice to see the judges at the party and be able to get their jobs done if time allows. I think they all should be forced to do laps around the pool in high heels with stops for beers and shots after each complete lap, just like in Revenge of the Nerds. Winner doesn't get thrown in.

    If you guys need another seminar I'll volunteer to put something together, and I promise I'll have a form this time.

    Looking forward to going and not working, well maybe I'll move some backboards.
     
  6. JOHNNY B

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    we have it set up so everone can attend the pool party including our judges
    our show this year is really shaping up plan to learn and have a great time
    i can honestly say for a state show we have some of the largest ribbons and trophy's than most including the NTA and the WORLD SHOW
    hope to see everbody there it should be a blast
    JOHNNY B
     
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    Scott & I are hoping to make it this year. So far we haven't done any shows other than the NEAT show. Hopefully Scott can get the time off from work & we will see you all there. What fun we had this past weekend. We can't wait to see everyone again.

    Kim Mulgrew
     
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    Dave, I am LMAO, just thinking about a bunch of rednecks in heels. MAde my day. And Julia would bankrupt the Garden state with her shopping.......

    KIm how was the "Apple CIder "

    Neat is FUn great show and so is this one.
     
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    "Apple Cider" is my new best friend..LOL
    Been trying to find a recipe online. I would pay DJ for the recipe. I think it has magic powers.

    Kim
     
  10. BillFromPa

    BillFromPa Active Member

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    LOL, As much as I like Gregg and Fred, The thought of them in speedos and high heels is nauseating.......LOL, Ill skip the pool party. :)

    But looking forward to the rest of the show! See you guys in a few weeks.
     
  11. Fred Barilla

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    LOL Bill!!! I don't blame you!

    Seriously though the GSTA is a great organization with some of the most hard working BODs you'll find. Don't miss out on this one. I can't wait to see the new Hotel. Sounds like it is sure to be hit!

    -Fred
     
  12. Paul B

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    If a pool race happens, I think Gregg has to give Mark and Fred a couple of length's, he's a foot taller than both of them. Also Johnny B. and Matt M. have to do cannon balls at the same time to make it more interesting, we need more of an ocean/rough water setting.
     
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    If I make it down it will only be for saturday. I wish I could make it the entire weekend. And I dont do cannon balls I do watermelons, much better and bigger splash. If I make it I might just show you.


    Matt
     
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    I will be doing a seminar on a full strut turkey. I will be using a real body to show how the neck works and why people mess up the birds. This really will show people what is going on under the skin.

    I will be using silcone to inject and hold feathers in place. this method can be used on all birds. We will talk about skin, washing, degreaseing, blow drying etc. It will be a long and FUN 3 hours. HOpe to see a full room.

    Gregg Ielfield

    PS: I can do a mean cannon ball for my size!!!! LOL
     
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    Just booked our room. Hopefully it will be a child free trip for us :)


    Kim
     
  16. Paul B

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    A registration form is now on our web sight, gstaonline.org go to events and you can download a form. Remember enter 4 mounts, the 5Th is free. Also we have a donated African hunt by Leon Small of Thaba Mahaka Safaris, South Africa. This is for 2 hunters, 10 days, PH, meals, lodging, one Warthog, one Impala or Blesbuck included each for both hunters, www.thaba-mahaka.co.za This will be one of our many auctions this year. Our competitor's cup this year is an Eider. We have 28 categories for awards and I am still working on more. There is just under a month left to get mounts started or finished (that includes me also) so lets make this our best year and attend. Paul Bacskoczky
     
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    Visit our web sight gstaonline.org for a registration form.
     
  18. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Just went to see the new Hotel this weekend for the July show, and all I can say is wow. Just remodeled with luxury suites, double hot tubs, flat screen TV rooms. The show room is huge, we will need at least 200 pieces to make the room look like its in use. If not ,there is a dance floor on it, hell all the wives can dance for us, and Dave can do his "slap that" dance. The pool has an 8 foot deep end, so the pool party participants better be able to swim. There are honeymoon suites available, canopy beds with double Jacuzzis, that sounds like you Gregg and Julia. If anyone has not recieved our news letter with all the show info, let me know and I'll get one to you, Paul
     
  19. JOHNNY B

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    everthing is finalised
    WOW THIS HOTEL REALLY LOOKS GREAT
    I ATTENDED A WEDDING HERE AT THE HOTEL THIS PAST SUNDAY
    THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTLY WONDERFULL
    i think this years show is really going to be one of the best
    our ribbons have arrived and look great 18 inch regular ribbons and 27 inch best of cat with 6 inch Rosette's
    HOPE EVERONE IS WORKING ON THER COMPETITION PIECES
    SEE YOU ALL AT THE SHOW
    JOHNNY B
     
  20. BillFromPa

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    Im glad you got to eat before they realized you were not with the wedding party before they threw you out. LMAO

    Just kidding John, I have 2 new things im working on and im looking forward to the show. See you in a few weeks.............Bill