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Friday Morning Edition
December 9, 2016

Any Friday that I can say I'm leaving town early for a TOR is a good one.  This afternoon I've got a short drive up the Interstate to Winston-Salem for the Old Hickory TOR.  I expect to see a bunch of familiar faces there.  This is the last show on the calendar for 2016 so we will try to ring in the end of the year with lots of tall tales and patches changing hands.
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Last night across the Mecklenburg County Council each of the 3 districts held their volunteer recognition banquets.  This is a picture of the display that i set up for the one that I attended to promote the Charlotte TOR.  The Dist. Chairman Bill Rhyne gave us a great shout out at the beginning of the program.  But other local Scouters had us covered at the remaining events.  Del Whittaker was making sure everyone who attended the Apache District banquet got a flier and Brian Sweeney was going pass them out at the Hornet's Nest banquet. 
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The only pain point yesterday in getting my stuff to display was that I could not put my hands on the frames I have for Catawba Lodge 459 which is what people in Charlotte would want to see.  Since moving I tried to label all the totes that I've got in the basement but somehow that one has escaped me.  I'm not having a panic attack because I know it's here but I know you can appreciate how ironic it is that the one specific thing I wanted to pull was hiding from me. I'm sure that never happens to you.
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You would think after having published this newsletter since 2009 that I would know that there is some value in foreign badges.  As evidenced by the items featured in this block there is money in those pretty little wovens.  So yesterday when I posted a few dozen oldies in the Facebook Group to take offers none other than Sam Fairchild sent me a message and said basically "yeah you need to take those down and eBay them". I don't have any idea what they are for as most have no text but I'm not so hard headed that I won't take his advice and roll the dice.
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At the moment on eBay I've got 60 auctions on 30-40+ year old neckerchiefs running.  This week my listing focus was trying to get some fixed price items listed but I've been consistently launching a dozen new auctions every day to keep things fresh.
I will try and take a few pictures of the Old Hickory TOR this weekend to share in my Sunday newsletter.  My Cubmaster Eric Hayden is riding up with me today so he can experience the patch madness and we can talk to people about putting our show in March on their calendars.  He is a Charlotte native who went to the 1992 NOAC and 1993 Jamboree so you know he has the patch bug just a little bit. 
Have a great weekend,

Jason Spangler
Santeeswapper LLC
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