Convention Button

History

Since 1991, the RWCS Board of Directors has selected an RWCS Chapter to produce the Convention attendee button. The sales are a fundraiser for the chapter and another benefit for RWCS members attending convention.

Each Convention button design includes:

  • “Red Wing Collectors Society, Inc.”
  • Convention Dates and year (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • The Convention number

The Buttons are sold beginning the Sunday preceeding the convention and sold through the Saturday of Convention. Remaining buttons are sold through the RWCS Newsletter for the benefit of RWCS members unable to attend the convention.

Here are the annual buttons and their production information.

YEAR PHOTO PRODUCTION
1977 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1978 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1979 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1980 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1981 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1982 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1983 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1984 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1985 Designed by Shirley Fihn
Produced and sold by Dave Newkirk
1986 Designed by Charles Hanson
Produced and sold by Dave Newkirk
1987 Designed by Leo Held
Produced and sold by Dave Newkirk
1988 Designed by Diana Meyer
Produced and sold by Dave Newkirk
1989 Designed and sold by Dave Newkirk
1990 Designed by Todd Eichmann
Produced and sold by Dave Newkirk
1991 Designed by John Sagat
Produced and sold by the Gopher Chapter
1992 Wisconsin Chapter
1993 Cannon Valley Red Wing Collector Club
1994 Designed by Kim McDonald
Produced and sold by the Iowa Chapter
1995 Produced and sold by the Southwest RedWingers
1996 Designed by Deanna Juergens
Produced and sold by the Gopher Chapter
1997  

20th Anniversary

Designed by Corinne Redd
Produced and sold by Wisconsin Chapter
1998 Designed by Linda Schessler
Produced and sold by Wisconsin Chapter
1999  

First Stoneware Button

Produced by potter Mike Robinson
Assembled and sold by Golden State (California) Chapter
2000 Designed by Dale Erickson
Produced and sold by Cannon Valley Red Wing Collector Club
2001 Designed by Tom Dvorscek
Produced and sold by Gopher Chapter
2002  

25th Anniversary

Produced and sold by Puget SoundChapter
2003 Designed, produced and sold by
Cannon Valley Red Wing Collector Club
2004 Designed by Linda Schessler
Produced and sold by Wisconsin Chapter
2005 Designed by Mary Lynn Headrick
Produced and sold by the Siouxlanders Chapter
2006 Designed by Dennis & Jeanne Weber
Produced and sold by Trails West Chapter
2007  

30th Anniversary

Designed by Charlotte Ackerman
Produced and sold by the Michigan Chapter
2008 Designed by Louise Gass & Greta Hoerman
Produced and sold by Southwest Red Wingers
2009 Designed by Linda Schessler
Produced and sold by the Wisconsin Chapter
2010 Designed by Nancy Lambert
Produce by Maple City Pottery
Sold by Trails West Chapter
2011  

35th Anniversary

Designed by Terry & Linda Stewart
Produced and sold by the Iowa Chapter
2012 Designed by Tom Dvorscek
Produced and sold by Gopher Chapter
2013 Designed by Stacy Wegner
Produced and sold by Wisconsin Chapter
2014 Designed and sold by Badger Chapter
2015  

First Wooden Button

Designed by Doug & Piper Perkins
Sold by the Lewis & Clark Chapter
2016  

First Leather Button

Designed by Gary & Bonnie Tefft
Produced by S. B. Foot Tanning Company, Red Wing MN
Sold by Badger Chapter
2017  

40th Anniversary

Designed by Nancy Lambert
Made by Richard Spiller, Nelson WI
Sold By the Trails West Chapter