83rd Annual RMS Convention
...is coming up!
on the coming convention...
Details posted as they arrive.

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Reservations for the Banquet and The Taste of KY social event have to be in 2 weeks before the event so please get reservations and payment in as early as possible  This is a hotel requirement. There will be a match scavenger hunt and a crazy hat contest at the Taste for  both men and women. Matches for the convention bags are still needed.  Contact mainspat@gmail.com
Hotel: August 25-30, 2024. Holiday Inn Cincinnati AP, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018 1-859-371-2233 (front desk); 1-888-465-4329 (Central Reservations)
Airport Shuttle Info/Reservations: complimentary within 5-mile radius
Travel Information:

Theme: Red, White & Bluegrass!

Convention Schedule:
(subject to change)
Pre-Registration Form: Fillable ---- Regular


Tours/Scheduled Events:
Silent Auctions:
Penny Auction:
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: Ad prices: $35 for full page; $25 for half page; $15 for quarter page. Please send ads in PDF, PNG, or JPG format. All ads and money need to be received by July 1st. Everything goes toDenise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506

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

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
Sets & Series
Military & Political ..........Army; Navy; Marines; Air Force; Coast Guard; Military Camps and bases;
Military and Veterans Hospitals; no Credit unions; Major and Minor Political

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

Eating & Drinking.......... Restaurants; Bars; Grills; Drive-ins; etc.
Open Entry to any display
Display only....................No RMS award given but displays are eligible for non-RMS club, individual and
memorial awards. Flats may be used, but they must have strikers.
14 People's Choice...............voted on by members attending the convention.

Club/Individual/Organization Awards to be Presented:

-Angelus MC:
Best Combo display
-Connecticut MC: Best 10-strike display (no albums; cash award)
-Denver Strikers MC: Best 'Most Different' display
-Girlie Club: Best Girlie display
-Huggable Bears Club:
-Liberty Bell MC: Best Red, White & Blue Patriotic display
-Mermaid/Pirates Club: Best Mermaid/Pirate display
-Southeastern MC:
-Tobacco Club:
-Tri-State MC: Best Horses Display ($25 cash prize)
-Trans Canada MC:
-Keystone-Lehigh (Harry Stump Mem. Award):
-Empire (Manny Phillips Award):
-Mary Ross Award:

Hall of Fame and Outstanding Collector of Year Nominations:
Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations: 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. 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. While traditionally, no previous winner has been selected to received the award a second time, the Committee is willing to consider repeat nominees this year. Consideration for the award will be based on the information and qualifications contained in the resume.
Send nominations by mail, e-mail, or in person before Aug 25, 2024 to this year's Outstanding Collector Committee chairperson: Charles Specht, 2306 Belmore Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
Hall of Fame Nominations: It is never too early to send in a nomination for the RMS Hall of Fame.
Induction into the RMS Hall of Fame is a means of honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the hobby. If you know any RMS member, either living or deceased, who deserves this recognition, now is the time to submit his or her name for consideration.
If living, the person should be an RMS member in good standing, with twenty or more years of membership. Deceased individuals must have joined RMS at least 10 years prior to nomination.
The nomination letter should include the nominee’s RMS number and a résumé of his or her contributions to the hobby. The person submitting the nomination must be an RMS member in good standing and include his or her RMS number as well.
Send nominations by mail, e-mail, or in person before August 25, 2024 or at the convention by noon to: Morris Pasternak, 51 Beaufort Hills Road, Richmond Hill, Ont CAN L4E 2N2
People To Contact For:
-Convention Chairpersons: Denise McKinney, 3681 Sunnyside Dr., #2862, Riverside, CA 92506; Pat Mains, 105 Roger Lane, Florence, KY 41042-2334

-Airport Pickup:
-Auction Lots:
Shirley Sayers, 1290 Corporation St., Beaver, PA 15009
-Awards: See Convention Chairpersons
-Club Meetings:
-Cover Donations:
-Day Trips/Tours - Pre-Registration Form:
-Dealer Tables:
-Dining Excursion:
-Display Room:
-Freebie Tables:
-Games & Prizes:
-Hall of Fame Nominations: see above
-Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations:
see above
-Penny Auction:
-Program Book:
-Raffle & Game Prizes:
-Registration Bags:
-Silent Auctions:
-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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