Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corrected Location of Terri's Appearance At The World Chapter's Meeting on Nov. 10th.

Hello Folks,

In the previous blog post from our Local Chapters' Spotlight, we gave the wrong location for the upcoming World Chapter's meeting with their guest speaker, Terri Hardin. We wish to apologize for the error.

The corrected location is:
Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, Florida 34747

Terri Hardin
"Using Art To Rise Above The Ashes"

Join Terri Hardin, former Disney Imagineer and Muppeteer, as she recounts using art to rise above adversity and bullying, eventually becoming an A-list puppeteer and sculptor in the entertainment industry.

She will also be signing copies of her book, "Tales From Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life," following her presentation.

More information on the Osceola Library system can be found at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Come Meet The Whimsical Terri Hardin At The Next World Chapter's Meeting On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Terri Hardin has been a sculptor for the Walt Disney Company for over 30 years. She became a Walt Disney Imagineer and worked for the company designing attractions for Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

"TALES from TERRI: A DISNEY SCULPTOR’S LIFE, Volume One," shows color plates of her highly collected works she created for special events at Disneyland. Many never got to see them as the sold out in the first hour they were offered. Included with these plates are stories of how they came to be and the journey it took to create them.

Lightly touching on her childhood and urging the reader to go for their dreams and never quit, she illustrates how artists wanting to pursue a job at Disney can prepare for the day when this opportunity will present itself.

Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747

Monday, October 14, 2013

Come Hear How The Happiest Place on Earth Got Spookier @ CATP Local Chapter Meeting On Oct. 19th!

Chapter At The Park

Brian D. Sandahl
Senior Designer
Show Development and Production
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Brian, “Mr. Halloween”, has many interesting stories about his 18 years with the Disneyland Resort. He has been part of the Haunted Mansion Holiday fun since it first began 13 years ago and he and his team have once again out done themselves.

Brian’s work can also be seen around the Park, from the large Disney pumpkin heads above the entrance turnstiles, to many photo locations and Collectible art pieces. You might even remember his “Candy Corn Acres” at Disney California Adventure! He has been involved with it’s a small world Holiday, The Christmas Fantasy Parade (14 years), and most recently Tangled and Beauty and the Beast shows in the Fantasy Faire.

Please join us this month as we enjoy our meeting location in Orange with a large meeting room, full kitchen, plenty of tables to showcase your treasures, and LOTS of parking. There will be a social hour, including Swap ‘n Sell, starting at 11:30 am. Members are encouraged to bring snacks to share during the break. We urge everyone to also remember that everyone benefits from healthy snacks, too.

Come say Hello!

Local Chapter Meeting:
Meeting Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church
2400 N Canal Street, Orange, California 92865
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Coming from the 91 Freeway:
—Take Costa Mesa Fwy (CA-55 S)
—Exit Lincoln Ave/Nohl Ranch Road
—Turn Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Turn Left onto N Canal Street
Trinity Episcopal Church is the second church on the right.

Coming North on the 55 Freeway:
—Take Exit 17 toward Nohl Ranch Road/Lincoln Avenue
—Turn Left on to N Santiago Blvd
—Take 1st Left onto E Lincoln Avenue
—Take 1st Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Take 2nd Left onto N Canal Street.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Come and Meet Tom Sawyer at the World Chapter Meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2013!

Hello Folks,

If you're in the Kissimmee, Florida area on Saturday, here is your chance to meet a Disney Legend who was hired personally by Walt Disney!

Local Chapter Meeting: World Chapter
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm—meeting starts 6:45 SHARP!!!
Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746


He only bought a ticket to enter Disney park once in his life on July 18, 1955. On the very next day, he started his career at Disney. After 48 years of service, he retired from Disney and was inducted as a Disney Legend in September 2005.

Our guest speaker will be TOM NABBE, the original TOM SAWYER, who was hired by Walt Disney for Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disneyland.