MidWinter GetTogether Educational Seminar Information Available

The RWCS Education Manager, Glenn Beall, has announced the 2012 MidWinter GetTogether Education Session schedule. All education will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Keynote: 8:00 am
RWCS Foundation - The Past, Present, and Future of Creating Your World Class Pottery Museum
Following by the 35th Anniversary Committee presentation

Education Sessions: 9:40am to 10:30am and 10:40am to 11:30am
RWCSF Board - Answering your Questions and Asking for your input to creating a World Class Pottery Museum

Dinnerware Mysteries and Reproductions -Terry Moe & Larry Roschen
Dump & Privy Digging - Mark Wiseman
Decorating with Red Wing - Kathy Decker
Red Wing Dump - Steve Showers

Kids View – Roaring Pottery of Red Wing - Sue Jones Tagliapietra

Full Education Session descriptions and Speaker Bios are available for PDF Download Now!

MidWinter wil lbe February 10-12, 2012 in Des Moines, IA at the Holiday Inn and Suites. Visit the events page to learn more or register today!

RWCS Foundation raises over $4,500 during Give to the Max Day

Thank you so much for helping to make Give to the Max Day a huge success for the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation. Through your wonderful generosity yesterday, the foundation raised$ 4,960. The Red Wing Area Fund and the Jones Foundation are providing grants to some of the not-for-profit foundations and we are anxiously awaiting their decision to see if we will be one of them. I will keep you informed of the total amount that we raised thanks to your generous support of the foundation’s mission to preserve Red Wing and other American stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware and expand the public’s awareness of these wares, not only as an art form but also as a historical reflection of American culture.
 
Sincerely,

Larry Peterson, Dave & Diane Hallstrom, and the entire board of the RWCS Foundation
www.RWCSFoundation.org

RWCS Foundation Needs Your Help This Wednesday

Hello fellow collectors,

We need your help! This Wednesday, November 16th is Give to the Max Day and the RWCS Foundation is participating this year. You can donate anywhere from $10 to however much you would like; all with just a few clicks and we want to make this as easy and painless as we can for you; go online to our page on the Give to the Max Day which is: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/rwcsfoundation.

If you are able to help us by donating funds these next few days, the Red Wing Area Fund and the Jones Family Foundation are providing matching funds this year so your dollar goes farther!  Larry Peterson and Dave & Diane Hallstrom will be participating at the Red Wing YMCA all day on Wednesday, November 16th where all the local nonprofits will be. Stop in and say “Hi!” as they would love to thank you in person for your donation.

Thank you for all you do for us.

Dave Hallstrom,

President

RWCS Foundation

 

RWCS Storage unit burglarized

Tuesday, November 8 the Red Wing Collectors Society storage unit was found broken into. The RWCS is working with Red Wing Police.

All the pottery for the Kids View was stolen, including over 100 pieces of Red Wing Restaurant ware (see photo) for Convention Paint your Plate event. Sue Jones Tagliapietra is actively working on an inventory list. If you made a donation of a piece of Red Wing to Kids View in 2011, please email a description and value along with a photo if possible. This will help us gather the inventory list for Red Wing Police.

Example of Red Wing Restaurant Ware - 100 pieces missing

The investigating officer and the detective on the case request that we keep an eye out on Craigslist and eBay for lots originating in the area. Once we have a list, I will post it on the RWCS website.

Below are photos taken of donated pieces from the 2011 Convention. Identify marks is that all the pieces have a sticker dot with a number on them.

Please notify the police if you are offered these for purchase.

Other examples of plain Red Wing Dinneware stolen:

Tweed Text – round with raised pattern in plate

35th Anniversary Committee Announcement

NEWS FROM THE RWCS 35TH
CELEBRATION COMMITTEE!!!!!
SAVE THE DATE.
THE RED WING COLLECTORS SOCIETY IS CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND MOST OF ALL COLLECTING THE WARES OF RED WING.
JULY 12TH -14TH 2012
Photo of Committee Co- Chairs: Brenda Schwab, Wendy Callicoat, Ann Busse Tucker
If you haven’t been to convention lately…..don’t miss this event. Bring the family, grab a friend and be in Red Wing next July. There will be lots of new activities and exciting changes for our traditional activities in celebration of our anniversary. Watch the newsletter and the RWCS website for the latest updates.
If you are interested in helping with the planned activities contact Wendy Callicoat crocks701@aol.com to volunteer. We would love to have you!!!!!!!

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RWCS Newsletter August Issue delayed

RWCS Newsletter

August 2011 Issue Update

The RWCS bi-monthly newsletter August issue was scheduled to be mailed on Wednesday, August 31; however, it was delayed at the printer. The Newsletter will be mailed on Friday, September 2.

We apologize for the delay.

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