Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 Year of the Local Club

Recap March 2010 Collectively Speaking
Collectively Speaking is the local club newsletter from Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC)



The March 2010 Collectively Speaking proclaims 2010 as the Year of the Local Club. As Hallmark celebrates 100 years, they have decided to designate 2010 as the Year of the Local Club. A few things that local clubs can look forward to this year:
  • In March local clubs received a KOC shipment including a thank you DVD featuring some of the Keepsake Studio Artists, a game to be played at a local club meeting, and a special pin for each local club member.

  • In April, KOC will formally announce the Local Club Instore Signing Event Challenge winners. (You can find the preliminary information here.)

  • This spring local club members will have an opportunity to purchase specially designed merchandise from KOC - a shirt, a tote bag and a key ring to begin with.

  • Additional celebration details will be announced as they are finalized.

Throughout the year local clubs are invited to send KOC details about their activities and community service projects. One local club will be featured each month on www.KOCmembers.com Be sure to submit your club's information including a one page letter detailing your clubs 2010 plans, anything new, different or exciting that your club is planning and things that might set your club apart. Your club should also include at least one photo of your club. Additional information can be found at http://www.kocmembers.com/

NEWS to SHARE
(Each issue of Collectively Speaking also includes news articles of interest to local club members)

2010 Special Collectors Edition
If you've been following us on Twitter or Facebook you know that KOC members are once again enjoying a special edition of the Dreambook in 2010. This large magazine-sized version of the Dream Book features beautiful photographs of the 2010 Keepsake line, behind-the-scenes stories and a wish list. The Special Edition Dream Books were mailed last week. The online Dream Book is slated to be available at
www.KOCmembers.com in mid April. If you're not a member of KOC you can order the 2010 Special Collectors Edition from Hooked on Ornaments while supplies last.

Special Repainted Ornament
KOC members have the opportunity to purchasae a limited-quantity repaint of the first in series Frosty Fun Decade ornament, sculpted by Tammy Haddix. This ornament can be ordered by calling 1-800-HALLMARK or by completing the 2010 renewal application. Price is $14.90 (including shipping from Hallmark KOC). Limit one ornament per membership. (Non members can purchase this item through us at http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/ - Frosty Fun Colorway )

For Keeps Online
For Keeps, the KOC membership newsletter will ONLY be available online through KOCmembers.com beginning this year. KOC members with an email address on file will receive email notification when each new issue is posted online. The move is being made to allow for video clips, animations and full rotating images of ornaments. There will be six issues available in 2010.

2010 KOC Membership Cards shipping with Membership ornaments in May
2010 membership cards will be enclosed with membership ornaments that begin shipping in May. The card will be attached in the upper right hand corner of the packing slip. Be sure to peel your membership card off the packing slip and put it in a safe place. You'll need your card to purchase the limited-quantity Club Exclusive ornaments available at your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

Special Bonus Points for KOC Members
Turn in your Wish List (included in your KOC Special Edition Dream Book) to your local Hallmark Gold Crown retailer by June 1st and receive 500 Bonus Points to your Hallmark Gold Crown account.





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