February 2019 Again

Hello Everyone!

I am so sorry that I missed the February 12th meeting! I don't miss too many and I apologize for my absence. (I am sorry President Tom Eachus, I won't miss another one!)

I am told that project tickets were given out so we can start selling them and President Tom's special project is a golf cart since the last one went over so well! If any of you need or want tickets feel free to contact Tom or myself and we will be

sure to get some out to you!

It was also decided to have a 50/50 drawing at the meetings with half the pot divided between three winners. So, no more raffle prizes. 

The capsule was drawn for a $50 prize.  Unfortunately,  the person whose name was drawn was not in attendance, so next meeting it will be worth $100.

The next meeting will  be on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Lodi Fairgrounds.

5 pm Board of Directors meeting

6 pm Catered Dinner

7 pm General meeting

Bring a dessert. (no more raffle prizes)

If you want to see or order pictures taken in the photo booth at Past President Eva Mason's banquet, go to: https://futurephotobooths.smugmug.com/Showfolks-of-America-2019/

I am so excited to be able to announce President Tom Eachus banquet info is as follows:

Friday January 10, 2020

Annual Memorial

Olivet Cemetery, Colma

11 a.m.

Friday January 10, 2020

Past President Party

Paddlewheel Room - Delta King

1000 Front St., Old Towne,  Sacramento

7 p.m.

Saturday January 11, 2020

Banquet and Ball

Grand Ballroom Holiday Inn

Sacramento Downtown Arena

Hors D'Oeuvres and Pictures 6 p.m.

Dinner and Dancing 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Installation of 2020 Officers

River City View Room

16th floor Holiday Inn

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

11 a.m.

There is a block of 40 rooms reserved at $119.00 at the Holiday Inn.

I am told that Past President Rick Larson's service on February 13 was very nice.

At least 100 friends and family were in attendance. Phillip Cameron officiated and lots of stories and memories were shared. Rick would have been proud.

The Showfolks website should be updated in the next few days.

See you all on the 12th!

Sally B. McClain

Corresponding Secretary

Show Folks February 2019 Newsletter

Hello Show Folks!

Our annual Banquet and Ball weekend was a great success! I am told about 40 people attended the Memorial Service in Colma on Friday. The service was nice and the repairs were done, the cemetery looked great. Ron Quint got us an American Flag and the Show Folks flag were both flying high!

Past President's party was attended by several Past Presidents on Friday night at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln. Saturday night's big event was exciting, the entertainment was a lot of fun featuring a Contortionist and a Giant Ring Dancer. After the professional entertainment, the "Carny Kids" in attendance entertained us with their interpretation of the contortionist and dances of their own. 

Past President Gordy Johnston and his beautiful wife, Tina won EVERYTHING! 

All three prizes of the president's project tickets as well as the seller on all three! Then when the ticket for President Eva Mason's Special Project, the Carousel Horse was drawn, Tina's name was on it as well! They were both thrilled to the max, to say the least. But I must also add that they sold more tickets than anyone else in the whole club!

Then on Sunday morning the 2019 Officers were installed by Sam Johnston. Your 2019 Officers are:

President: Tom Eachus

First Vice President:  Gena Tuttle

Second Vice President: Matt  Payne

Third Vice President: Tina Johnston

Treasurer: Marta Quinn

Recording Secretary: Linda Davisson

Corresponding Secretaries: Sally McClain and Karla Kinsel

Good Luck to all of our 2019 Officers!

Our next meeting will be next Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Lodi Fairgrounds.

As always, Dinner is at 6 pm. General meeting at 7 pm.

Please bring a yummy dessert and a raffle prize or two.

Last meeting the capsule pot was won by Melissa Nicely who won a whopping $450.00. The pot starts again at $50 this next meeting. You must be present if your name is drawn. Congrats to Melissa !

As you all know we lost Past President and fellow showman, Rick Larson on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Services for Rick will be held at 1:00 pm on

February 13, 2019 at:

Whitehurst McNamera Funeral Service

100 W. Bush Street

Hanford, Ca. 93230

Reception immediately following service. Dinner will be served at 3:30 pm at:

Elks Lodge

506 N. Douty St.

Hanford, Ca. 93230

Hope you all come out and support our 2019 President, Tom Eachus, let's make this a great year!

Sally B. McClain

Corresponding Secretary


Show Folks October Newsletter

Hello to All!

We had a fun night on Tuesday, October 24!  Many great costumes and lots of fun and comradery.  President, Tami Quint did a great job as usual! Decorations were really Halloweenie!

Our next meeting will be our Christmas meeting and will be held on Tuesday, Decemberv12, 2017 at the usual times. I'll send more details the week before.

Attached is the information on first of all, the yearbook. The deadline is November 6, so let's get on those pages!

Pages are $100 each for full-color page, you can't beat that price!

log in online at: www.onlineyearbooks.lifetoch.com

our username is: showfolks@yb1173318

password is: showfolks2017

If you need help, call Jodi Chesser  669-255-3531, or Linda Davisson 209-351-0612 or President Tami Quint 209-261-3645

Banquet and Ball weekend will be from Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21, 2018.

All Festivities will be held at the Westin San Jose (except the Memorial will be at the Cemetery in Colma)


Friday evening will be the Past President's Party starting at 6:30 pm

Saturday is the Memorial at 11 am in Colma

Saturday night is the 

Banquet and Ball in honor of President Tami Quint starting at 6:30 pm

Sunday at 10 am is the Installation of the 2018 Officers.


For more information, open the attachments, or feel free to call me 209-587-0406 or any of the numbers above.

Hope to see you all December 12!


Sally B. McClain

Corresponding Secretary





Show Folks July Newsletter

I hope this newsletter finds you having an amazing season so far.  Everyone is extremely busy so I will make this short.

We have lost a couple dear friends that we have lost already this year.  Roger Allen, a long time food operator for Butler passed away. We are sad to announce Gerald Corliss, a long time Butler truck driver recently passed away.  Lori Nunemaker and Kelly McNaughton could use some healing prayers at this time.  Mary Rhodes had surgery earlier this year and is doing well.   We have some Show Folks members that could use our prayers at this time.  

We have a date for this year’s banquet and ball weekend: 

January 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2018

Westin San Jose

302 South Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113



Standard rooms $169.00 a night for a King

Deluxe Double is $179.00 nightly

Complimentary wifi

Valet parking is $39.00 (there are two other parking lots across the street.  One is convention center parking for $20. Max but no in and out privileges.

We have a room block set up for our group and you can access that until Dec 29th, 2017


Attendees may also call our in house reservations line: 408-271-3340 and identify themselves as Show Folks of America members to make reservations within the block. The In house reservations desk is available M-F from 9:00 am to 5:00 P.S.T.   Our central reservations line is 1-855-811-0227 is available 24/7 but they are not located on the property.  

There are other hotels available downtown within walking distance.

Four Points Sheraton Downtown

211 So. 1st Street



Four Points Sheraton San Jose Airport

1471 N. 4th Street



Fontaine Inn near Fairgrounds

2460 Fontaine



Lifetouch will be producing our annual year book.  You will be able to create your own pages by uploading photos to pre design your ads or you can create your own.  The website to complete your page is https://onlineyearbooks.lifetouch.com

The following codes will allow access to the website:

Username: showfolks@yb11793318

Password: showfolks2017

To upload images go to Organize>Image Library.  Create a folder for your pictures. Then click Upload (green button on top left).   A new screen will appear; select your folder and click Browse.  Go to place on your computer where your pictures are stored and choose the ones you want to add to the book.  Click Upload to start the process of copying your pictures to the website   For best results, be sure the pictures are high resolution (300 dpi.)  Files must be in JPEG format in order to upload to the website.  


There are still Show Folks project tickets available for $25. Each    See me if you need more or call me @ (209) 261-3645 for delivery of those.  You can’t win the big money if you don’t have tickets in the barrel.

My presidents project Golf Cart is so beautiful.  I have sold out all of my Golf Cart project tickets already.  Tom Stroud’s company CIPPONERI GOLF CARTS IN LODI made this little beauty extra special.  They donated $1,500.00 in labor for us.  The total for the golf cart was over $7000.   Even added a nice “There’s No Business Like Show Business” decal.    For all your golf cart needs call Javier Pacheco @ (209) 625-7088.  They’re located at 932 E. Victor Suite #A in Lodi  

I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous rest of the season.  Until next time  


Tami Quint



Hello Show Folks!

Those of you that did not attend this past weekend’s festivities really missed a good one! The venue was beautiful as it was held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in the heart of San Francisco. The weather did not cooperate but those that attended made the best of it. Friday night was the Past President’s Party. We planned for 25-30 people but I think there were closer to 125 there! It was a huge turnout and everyone had a nice time honoring our Past Presidents.

Members enjoyed the City on Saturday. The Cable Cars passed right in front of the hotel and several people braved the rain and went down to Fisherman’s Wharf for the clam chowder, sourdough bread and fresh seafood available there.

Saturday night was the Annual Banquet and Ball honoring 2016 President Nicole Martinez. Sean Butler did a great job as emcee for the night. There was a nice band during dinner and after, dinner a DJ took over for the dancing. Dinner was steak or chicken and Cherries Jubilee for dessert. The event was black tie and everyone was “dressed to the nines”. The turnout was huge! The dance floor was busy all night. The highlight of the evening was the drawings for the project tickets. The pot this year was the largest I have seen for several years.

Vanessa Payne, Gena Perl and Linda Davison shared the first-place prize of $5,087,00 plus they shared the sellers prize of $500.00

Emma Rosales won second prize of $2,519.00 and First Vice-President, Eva Mason got the sellers prize of $300.00

Third prize and seller went to Greg and Andrea Jewell in the amounts of $2,015.00 and $200.00.

President Nicole Martinez did a special project. She sold 17 tickets at $1,000.00 each. Bobby Ellis was the big winner of $10,000.00! Congratulations to all the winners!

Remember you can’t win without having a ticket! Seller also wins! If you need tickets to purchase or to sell, feel free to contact us through the website, or contact President Tami Quint at: butlerbuny@aol.com or 209-261-3645.

Sunday, we had a yummy breakfast buffet followed by the Installation of our 2017 Officers. Past President, Lance Moyer swore in the 2017 Officers: 

  • President: Tami Quint

  • First Vice President: Eva mason

  • Second Vice President: Tom Eachus

  • Third Vice President: Gena Tuttle

  • Treasurer" Marta Quinn

  • Recording Secretary: Linda Davisson

Several members then drove over to Colma for a Memorial. It was raining, the wind was blowing and it was storming! Several of us braved the storm and went out under the tents that were put up for the occasion. We had a quick prayer and got out of the weather. Surprising that it was one of the best turnouts we have had in the past few years! The weekend was a huge success and the turnout was one of the best we’ve had!

For several months, a special committee has been working on revising the Show Folk’s constitution and by-laws. The final draft can be read on the Show Folk’s website. Showfolksofamerica.com. Gail Johnston has put in a lot of hours of hard work typing the changes. We are asking that all members go on the website and read the by-laws and if anyone has any concerns or objections about anything, please attend the next meeting onJanuary 31, 2017 in Lodi to voice those concerns. We will be voting to approve these changes at that meeting.

Make a note on your calendars to attend the next meeting at which we will also assemble a nominating committee for the 2018 Third Vice-President. The meeting will be onJanuary 31, 2017 at the Lodi Festival Grounds. Board of Director’s meeting will start at 5 pm. Catered dinner at 6 pm and general meeting at 7 pm. Bring a dessert and raffle prize or two.

See you all there!