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#1 gijive

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

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I hope that you will be able to join The American Thompson Association at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, April 25, 26 and 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.  The American Thompson Association will be sponsoring an exciting exhibit that will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the NRA Show.  Volunteers from the membership will be needed to assist in the setup and breakdown of the exhibit, as well as provide manpower to greet the public and answer questions about the exhibit over the weekend.  The initial setup will begin on the 23rd and 24th of April, 2014.  As you are aware, The American Thompson Association is well known for creating visual displays that have won many awards at the NRA Shows over the years.  This is primarily due to the hard work by the club founder, Tracie Hill, who puts a lot of time and effort into creating these displays.  The membership of the club has also been an integral part of these displays by providing manpower to greet the public and answer any questions about the exhibit during the NRA Show.  This years theme is Machine Guns of World War I and promises to be one of the most ambitious displays provided by The American Thompson Association yet.  Many rare guns will be displayed from the collection of Robert Segal, Editor of Small Arms Review.

 

The American Thompson Association has secured a block of rooms at the following hotel near the convention area:

 

Courtyard by Marriott

4650 Southport Crossing Dr.
Indianapolis,IN
(317) 885-9799

 

Please contact me  on this Board by Private Message if you can volunteer for a day or two or for the entire weekend to assist in setup or to volunteer to man the exhibit during the convention weekend.  We need your help to continue the excellent track record The American Thompson Association has been able to establish at the NRA conventions, by providing award winning displays that help promote our hobby to the public.  If you can attend the NRA Show please make your reservations early and let me know what days you will be available to volunteer to assist so I can began a list and schedule people.

 

Thanks for your support of the American Thompson Association and the NRA.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chuck Schauer

President

The American Thompson Association

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

Chuck;

You can count on Frank & Dixie being there for at least the whole convention.

We wouldn't miss this event.

The best,

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:10 AM

Bumping this up for those that may have missed it the first time around.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:05 PM

Something to note is that this is not open to the public. (I found out the hard way) You must be an NRA member to enter, however you can join at the door if you wish. In the past they had banned a number of products such as suppressors in their show. Not sure if this is still the case, however I am curious? I recall machineguns being banned as well, with the exception of these vintage displays? Any updated info would be appreciated.
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

Sorry for not responding sooner.  Everything you posted is correct, with the exception of the vintage displays.

Something to note is that this is not open to the public. (I found out the hard way) You must be an NRA member to enter, however you can join at the door if you wish. In the past they had banned a number of products such as suppressors in their show. Not sure if this is still the case, however I am curious? I recall machineguns being banned as well, with the exception of these vintage displays? Any updated info would be appreciated.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:05 PM

Bumping this up one more time for any Thompson Board members in the Indianapolis area.  The American Thompson Association members would love to have you stop by and say hello.  The display by TATA promises to be an interesting and exciting one.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

I plan on being there on Friday and Saturday.

Anyone up for the best Pizza in the state, let me know and I can take you there. Would like to have a good group to go out. It is on the South East side of Indianapolis. Right by my house. If anyone needs any information around Indy, just shoot me off an email and I can help.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

Chuck
I would love to be there but can't make it this year.
I hope you will take a lot of pictures of our display and post them on the Board.
Good luck
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

I plan on being there on Friday and Saturday.
Anyone up for the best Pizza in the state, let me know and I can take you there. Would like to have a good group to go out. It is on the South East side of Indianapolis. Right by my house. If anyone needs any information around Indy, just shoot me off an email and I can help.

F.A. 45 you are going to have a long drive to Chi-town to get the best pizza. oh wait you said INDY.....never mind Emily Latilla
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

Well - we might take you up on this Indy pizza gig... Comparing...

Since we are hitting Gino's East and (hopefully) Nick & Vito's in Chi-town this weekend!


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm  hoping to be there Friday and Saturday also.  Mike the pizza sounds great !!


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

Mike,

 

Looking forward to seeing you there.  Never had Indiana pizza, will have to give that a try.

 

Chuck


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:38 AM

Ron - Colt21a - Are you going to be here?
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

I rarely leave the bunker anymore, There is a bounty on me for selling all those Thompsons too cheap.. so now we have customers that want more and I cannot produce them fast enough.. yes a hot Indiana Slice would be nice!!{ wait can I say that on the forum?}anyways you guys have fun.. and yes I do miss the indy shows valpo, south bend, and the rest..

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

I'm always up for a good pizza, whether it be Chicago or NY style.  I like both.  I especially like Giordano's in Chicago.  Let's see what Indy has to offer.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

Ok. Plan on Saturday night for pizza. Say around 7:30 or 8pm sound good? How many want in just email or text me today.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Mike, is my room still available?  Never mind I just saw the dates... I can't move that fast.  Drink a bucket for me....


Edited by Z3BigDaddy, 25 April 2014 - 02:07 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

How bout the Thompson vodka?


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:08 AM

Big Z, Jets do fly pretty fast these days. I bet you could be here in Indy and at the show before 3-4 pm today.

I still have not opened that bottle of Tommy Gun Vodka.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

Jets are certainly faster than I am...  Have fun with all the bros bro...


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