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Have you got suggestions for changes to the rules for operating our organization? The Bylaws Committee welcomes your suggestions to any official changes to our operating Bylaws. If you need to see what rules we currently operate under please review the Bylaws under About NAME in the members only section of the NAME website. Thank you. Sue Herber, chairman, eMail me .
Online Auctions - Are Now Here and In Progress!
Over the past year, NAME has been holding Online Auctions to disburse some of the many donations we have received through our Estate Donation Program. After numerous auctions, the auctions have raised thousands of dollars and put a number of artisan, vintage and collectable miniatures back into the hands of loving miniaturists.
The auctions are an integral part of our Estate Donation program and not only save many treasures but also afford collectors an opportunity to find many items, long out of production or by artisans no longer producing. Our member response has been overwhelming and there have been many bargains to be had. Several signed artisan pieces have sold for a fraction of their retail value. Because of the overwhelming success of the auctions, they have become a regular feature and will be held on a regular basis here on our website.
Membership in NAME is no longer a requirement to participate. All you have to do to get started is click on the Auctions link and register, then you can start bidding. You also have many options for making payments, such as: PayPal, authorize.net (CC's), check, money order, or call the NAME office with your CC info. Many auctions are already in progress, and will be continuous as long as we still have estate merchandise to sell. You can also buy souvenirs from previous conventions and houseparties with the "buy it now" option for those items. NAME logo merchandise is additionally available.
One of the newest features of our new website is the Member’s Gallery. This is an opportunity for our members to advertise their minis for sale to other members and the general public as well. They do not even have to be items for sale, you can also use this for your personal “show and tell” showcase. We would love to see what all people have made over the years!
The idea is that anyone who wants to be in the Gallery may do so for a nominal monthly fee of $15 for 3 months, or $25 for 6 months. For the fee you will get a business card size ad, which may include information or a picture of your items for sale, and your contact information. You may link to your website of you have one. You do not have to be a full scale retailer, or have a store front or online store. You may specialize in only one item, if you prefer; the choice is yours. This is an exceptional opportunity to reach out to hundreds of potential buyers – or just plain show-off your pride and joy.
There are many delightful souvenirs from past NAME events available in the auction area of the website. These treasures are a special perk available to NAME members only. Why not check out this area today?Here is a quick link for you: NAME Auctions
Front row: Luci Hanson, President; Colleen Walker, Conv/HP/RC Liaison; Thuy Means, Special Events Coordinator; Marti Icenogle, Secretary; Leslie Swagger, Club Liaison; Babette Overman, 1st Vice President
Back row: Cary Yerves, Past President; Tom Walden, Technical Liaison; Karla Smith, Communications Liaison; Stan Boyd, Treasurer; Kim Wood, Media Relations Coordinator; Becky Lipscomb, 2nd Vice President
Statement of Purpose:
The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) is a non-profit, educational organization whose purpose is to promote miniatures as a distinct art form, to provide education forums on their construction, historical significance and intrinsic value, to preserve unique collections in a miniature museum open to the public (located in Carmel, IN), and to maintain a mutually beneficial network of collectors, crafters, and artisans.
NAME is proud to be
- A Patron of the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, IN
- A Sponsor of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys
- A Patron of the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
- A Supporting member of Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis
- A member of IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans)
- A Carmel Arts & Design District Business Association member
- A Patron of the Mini Time Museum in Tucson, Arizona
- A member of CIMTA (Cottage Industry Miniaturists Trade Association, Inc.)
- A Supporter of Real Good Toys Dollhouse for a Cause program