Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chapter At The Park Approves By-Laws Changes at Local Chapter Meeting

Hello Folks,

For those who were not present at the Chapter At The Park meeting on Saturday, June 15th, we would like to report that the membership voted to approve the proposed By-Laws changes as presented by the Chapter At The Park's Board of Directors.

If you would like to review the new By-Laws, read the current Rules and Regulations, or to find out more about this local chapter and download a membership application to join this wonderful Orange County chapter (located near Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland!), please look at the Chapters section on our official Disneyana Fan Club website at:

We also had a great time with Carolyn Carroll as our speaker and special birthday pal!
Happy Birthday, Carolyn!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Honor An Outstanding Member of Your Local Chapter At Our "Chapter Member of the Year" Event at DisneyanaMania 2013!

Does your Local Chapter have an outstanding, amazing, one-of-a-kind member? Does your Local Chapter have the type of member that supports all your Local Chapter's events 110%? Does your Local Chapter wish that they could honor and recognize that special member at a very special event? Now, you can!

Please contact your Local Chapter Officers and tell them about our "Chapter Member of the Year" recognition event at our DisneyanaMania 2013 Convention!

Here's a memo from our VP of Chapters:

June 4, 2013

From:     Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
To:         Disneyana Fan Club Chapter Officers
Subject:  Chapter Member of the Year Awards

Dear Chapter Officers:

It is that time of year again, when each chapter needs to select their “Chapter Member of the Year”. We will again, recognize all the recipients at a special “Chapters Event” on Friday, July 12th , during our National Convention which is being held from July 11 to 14, 2013, at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort in Garden Grove, California.

With this wonderful event rapidly approaching, the deadline to submit your selections to me is July 1, 2013. This will allow the necessary time to prepare the certificates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact via e-mail at or  (Please send the names of your recipients to these email addresses as soon as possible)

Gary Des Combes, VP Chapters
Disneyana Fan Club

Meet Jiminy's Official Conscience For 47 Years At The Next Chapter At The Park Meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 12:30 p.m.

We are honored to have as our guest, Carolyn Carroll, the wife of Eddie Carroll for 47 years. Eddie Carroll was the voice of Jiminy Cricket since 1973. Sadly, Eddie passed away in 2010. Carolyn will speak about Eddie and about the book that she has written with stories and memories of Eddie's wonderful life and amazing career in radio, theater, as Jiminy, and as Jack Benny.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church
2400 N Canal Street
Orange, CA 92865

Dear Chapter at the Park Member,

Included with [the mailing that was mailed to all members], you will find a copy of our revised Chapter By-Laws that your Board approved at their February 9, 2013 meeting.  Over the past year Bob Allmon, Vice President of Membership and myself have worked on the revision and updating of these by-laws.  We are now submitting them to you for your approval.

Please review the by-laws. I believe they are fairly self explanatory. Wording in red and crossed out are in the current by-laws and are being eliminated and either being dropped entirely or replaced with the wording in black bold print. Most of the changes were done to make the running of the Chapter a little easier and to eliminate some language that was either repeated in another section of the by-laws, to match changes we have already made within the Chapter regarding specific meeting dates and membership, or in some cases to correct items that contradicted themselves in two different sections.

At the June 15th meeting we will be voting on the revised by laws, which if approved would become effective for the Chapter at the Park immediately. If you are unable to attend the June 15th meeting an absentee ballot will be available for you to use.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss prior to the June meeting, please feel free to contact me at

With best regards,

Dennis Ritchey
Chapter at the Park

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ev'rybody Has A Laughing Place... Come Join Us At The World Chapter's Meeting and Find Out Our Laughing Place on Saturday, June 8, 2013!

World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting will feature guest speaker Jim Korkis, Disney Historian and author. Jim will be discussing stories about the Disney's animated feature, "Song of the South" and about Splash Mountain, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions based on the animated feature.

Jim will also bring copies of his latest books, “Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South” and “The Revised Vault to Walt”. You may purchase one or both titles and Jim will autograph them for yourself and for all your family members and friends!

World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 2013
6:45 to 8:30 P.M.
Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Just a quick side note...

John from Fantasy World Resort ask that on Saturday, please assist them and DO NOT show up early because they have three events that day. Our meeting will be the last one of the day and he wanted to make sure that the room is ready for us by 6 P.M.  If you do arrive before 6 P.M., there is a pool bar available where you may enjoy a drink or snacks and meet up with other members before the meeting.