Twin Cities Chapter Information
Welcome to the Twin Cities Chapter of Ten-Ten International. The Twin Cities is made up of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota. In 1840, Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant led a wild group to an area between the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to settle and named it Pig’s Eye. The following year Father Lucien Galtier erected a log chapel to the patron saint, St Paul. The townspeople decided to rename the town. Soldiers from Fort Snelling had built a sawmill and flour mill at nearby St Anthony Falls on the east bank of the Mississippi, forming the nucleus of a village called St Anthony. Soon a suspension bridge linked this village to a little community on the west bank, and the two merged to form the second sister city. It was called Minneapolis, a name combining “minne,” an Indian word for water, with “polis,” Greek for city. Minneapolis and St Paul are known as fraternal, rather than identical twins.
To qualify for the Twin Cities basic certificate, you must make contact with one Charter Local (CL), one Special Qualifier (SQ), one Honorary Charter Local (HCL), or five others and 50 points. Submit contacts and 2 First Class Stamps (number only for an SASE), $2.00 for DX, and copy of your current Ten-Ten dues to:
Brad Kimble, KØDBK 3855 66th St E Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CL, HCL & SQ = 20, HC & HM = 15, FS, FC, FP = 10,
All Others = 5 POINTS Points will be awarded at the rate of +1 per 100 points collected when your point value = 0-10,000, +1 per 200 points collected when your point value = 10,001 - 25,000, +1 per 300 points collected when your point value = 25,001 - 40,000, and +1 per 400 points collected when your point value = 40,001 – 50,000. The following seals will be awarded for the corresponding point values:
HK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 pts 1K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 pts 5K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5000 pts
10K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10000 pts 20K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20000 pts 30K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30000 pts
40K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40000 pts 50K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50000 pts
Note: The HK through 30K seals are worth +5 each. 40K seals are worth +10 each and the 50K seals are worth +15 for each collected. Each seal is collectible one time. You will receive +5 points one time each year for your paid up dues.
Lifetime members will receive +25 points. Each time your number is used as an IQ, receive +10 points. Collect all convention numbers for +5 each starting 15 June 95. CONTACTS (The Minneapolis and St Paul seals are not collectible at this time. The CM will announce when they become collectible.) 1. Submit 50 contacts and receive the “City of Lakes” seal (+10) (The City of Lakes seal becomes collectible at a rate of +5 points each, effective 1 April 1997. Collection of City of Lakes seals is capped at 125.) 2. Submit 100 contacts and receive the “Pig’s Eye” seal (+15) (The Pigs Eye seal becomes collectible at a rate of +2 points each, effective 1 January 2000. When you have reached the capped collection of 125 City of Lakes, you may begin collecting the Pigs Eye. You will not get credit for the Pigs Eye before you have finsihed collecting the 125 City of Lakes seals. Collection of the Pigs Eye is capped at 150.) 3. Submit 200 contacts and receive the “Minneapolis” seal (+20 Become HCL and IQ) 4. Submit 250 contacts and receive the “St Paul” seal (+25) (These seals are not collectible, but will be used in future specials/programs)
Upon receiving the Pig’ Eye seal (100 contacts), a worksheet will be issued for the “Tourist”. This will be worth 100 points and a collectible seal (for +10 points each). Instructions will come with the worksheet.
When you complete the Tourist and have been awarded the Minneapolis seal (200 contacts), a new worksheet will be issued for the “Minnesotan”. This will be worth 200 points and a collectible seal (for +10 points each) will be awarded. Instructions will come with the worksheet.
When you complete the Minnesotan and have 300 contacts, a new worksheet will be issued for the "Dakota". This is worth 300 points and a collectible seal (+25 points each) will be awarded. Instructions will come with the worksheet.
Key to the City:
Whenever a Twin Cities member comes and visits with the Chapter Head and Certificate Manager, they will receive a “Key to the City” (in the form of a numbered certificate). The recipient will also receive an immediate +50 points. This will be a collectible number to all other members at the rate of +10 points each, one time.
Passport to the Cities:
A numbered “Passport” will be issued to any Twin Cities member that is visited by the Chapter Head and/or Certificate Manager. The “Passport to the Cities” is worth +25 points to the recipient and collectible to all other members at the rate of +5 each one time.
You may send upgrades to email@example.com or kØdbk@arrl.net . Of course USPS is still acceptable, too. Required information for all upgrades is: total/new points, contacts and seals. You may send specials and worksheets (ie. Tourist, Minnesotan, Dakota) via email or USPS.
Nets will run in conjunction with Sky Blue Waters/Tin Lizzie Chapters: on Sunday 28.715, 0200Z (Summer) 0300Z (Winter); Thursday 28.380, 0100Z (Summer & Winter). We hope you enjoy the chapter.