RWCS 2009 Commemorative Unveiled

2009 RWCS Commemorative


Commemorative Manager Bob Morawski unveiled the 2009 RWCS Commemorative at Red Wing High School, Thursday, July 9th.

The Convention theme "Celebrating with Red Wing" was a special feature of the 2009 Commemorative. All three versions have Christmas Advertising included on the miniature reproduction bean pot. They RWCS produces enough commemoratives each year so that all of the more than 4,000 members have an opportunity to purchase one. For the first time there are three versions of the regular commemorative (shown in the picture above). Members select their version at random.

Version A: Compliments of the Red Wing Collectors Society
Version B: Merry Christmas from E.E. Bratz Hardware, Weyauwega, Wis
Version C: 1938 Season Greetings Holstein Produce & Hatchery, Holstein, Iowa

The RWCS also makes a Special Commemorative each year. The 2009 Special Commemorative is a miniature reproduction of the Red Wing Stoneware Christmas Tree Stand.

The commemorative is still available for purchase by RWCS Members at the 2009 Convention until Saturday, July 11 at Red Wing High School , Anyone can join, register and purchase the RWCS Commemorative before the end of the Convention.

When the Convention is over no more commemoratives will be sold!

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2009 RWCS Convention Crock Hunt

2009 RWCS Convention


Get your Ballot in the Convention Supplement included in the Wednesday, July 8 Repubican Eagle or in your Attendee Packet!

The Crock Hunt begins on Wednesday, July 8th. Both Red Wing Collectors Society Member and non members are eligible to participate in the 2009 RWCS Convention Crock Hunt. Participants must locate each display pictured site during regular business hours to match the business logo and photo. Participants must obtain an employee initials (or other mark chosen by the site) from each site.
Winners drawn will have their forms checked to insure that answers are correct before a prize is awarded. Winners do not need to be present to win. Completed forms must be brought to Central Park Band Shell by 6:00pm on Friday, July 10 to be included for prize drawing(s).
Participating businesses must feature at least one piece of old or new Red Wing pottery in their picture. The business logo will not be included in the picture. Both the photo and business logo will be printed at random on the Crock Hunt form published in the Convention Supplement and Attendee Packet.
The display must be set up by Tuesday, July 7 before the crock hunt begins on Wednesday, July 8th. They may choose to have additional drawings or prizes associated with their crock hunt site.

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Goodhue County Historical Society access during Convention

Road Construction Detour Information

Goodhue County Historical Society

Will be open during Convention!

The Goodhue County Historical Society (GCHS) will have access during the College Ave. road construction this summer. If you are planning to visit the historical society during Convention Week please make sure you have directions:

Just as you are coming into downtown, turn right on West Avenue (a one-way going up the hill). West Ave takes you past the post office and many of Red Wing’s historic churches.  Turn right on Fourth Street.  Go nine blocks and turn left on Washington Street (just past Fairview Red Wing Professional and Community Center).  Go two blocks and turn left on Sixth Street.  Follow Sixth Street up the hill and past the Red Wing Golf Club.  The road curves to the left and turns into Williams Ave.   The History Center is straight ahead, a large red brick building.   The parking lot is on the left before the History Center.  

Visit the GCHS website for directions and maps by clicking here!

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NEW Convention 2009 Information Now Available!

2009 Convention Information

July 9-11, 2009

Red Wing, MN

The RWCS Newsletter has hit the streets with all the Convention news, exciting auctions, and other information. So you can plan your Convention events in advance here is the latest information on Education Sessions, Kids View, Show and Sale, and so much more!

Schedule Grid : Find out who is speaking and when on Friday, July 10
Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios : Learn more about speakers and topics

Kids View: Tenth Anniversary – Brought to you by the number 10: Check out the exciting events for the children at convention. They are celebrating 10 years of educating our young members.

Show and Sale Floor Plan : Over 150 sellers have contracted for tables at the Convention this year. You are sure to find something for your collection. Open to registered members at 9:00 a.m. sharp! The public is welcome at 10:30 a.m.

For those coming early to convention we have a number of events going on in the Community you don’t want to miss!

4th of July Central Park Band Shell – Celebrate the 4th of July and Grand Opening of the new band shell in Central Park located between East and West Avenue. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the park there will be music, food, and fun for everyone.

Schedule of events is as follows:
3:30 pm Welcome, Mayor John Howe
3:45 pm Hits from Fiddle on the Roof presented by The Phoenix Theatre
5:00 pm Rosanne Cash Duo
6:45 pm Roomful of Blues
8:45 pm Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Click here to learn more!

Cinema under the Stars: Following the 4th of July fireworks there will be a free showing of Independence Day (rated PG-13) in Bay Point Park. Click here to learn more.

RWCS Foundation Street Sale: On Sunday, July 5th, Downtown Red Wing is the annual street sale featuring many dealers selling antiques.

Concerts in the Park: On Wednesday, July 8 the Red Wing Arts Association will kick off their FREE summer concert series in Central Park at the New Band Shell. Performing during Convention Week is "Generation II Big Band." Step back and come and hear this great music performance beginning at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more.

Don’t forget about those auctions advertised in the newsletter. Click here to learn more.

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Auction Acceptance Letters Have Been Sent

2009 Convention Auction Letters

Have Been Sent

Members who submitted for the 2009 Auction Lottery will be receiving their notification of acceptance and auction number by email or mail this weekend.

Todd Avery, auction manager, wishes to thank everyone for their patience as he prepares for the 2009 Convention.

If you do not receive a letter or email by June 19, Todd requests that you email or call him to confirm the status of your submission.

We look forward to another exciting Members Only Auction on Thursday, July 9!

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RWCS Foundation Board meeting announced

RWCS Foundation

Convention Board Meeting

Monday, July 6th

All RWCS members are invited to attend the RWCS Foundation Board Meeting that will be held during the Convention.

Where: Community Development Building
              419 Bush Street

When: Monday, July 6

Time: 6 p.m.

For more information please contact Ron Linde, president, via email



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