Celebrate 40 Project

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The 2016 Convention will be the 40th Convention for the Red Wing Collectors Society.

To Celebrate the wonderful milestone coming. Chapter’s are working on the “Celebrate 40 project.” Each Chapter is encouraged to design a “40” of their own and incorporate photos, phrases, words, shards, memorabilia, and more.

Here are some ideas to get started on your Chapter’s “40”:

  • A Flat 40 – either actual size or smaller on paper, poster board or other material
  • 3-D 40 – metal, wood, plastic, re-purposed number(s), lumber, or paper craft as your canvas “fill it up”
  • A display of 40 items – a countdown of memories, messages, and photos

These 40’s can be a work in progress. They will be displayed at both the 2016 and 2017 Conventions; so, you will have the opportunity to add more between the two events.


  1. Will the 40 project replace the Chapter Challenge Baskets?
    Yes, the RWCS Board decided to implement this new event to celebrate the 40th Convention of the RWCS.
  2. Will these be for sale at some point?
    At this time, the projects are not being sold.
  3. What size can they be?
    They display needs to fit on a standard 8-foot table.
  4. Where will they be displayed?
    These will be in the Cafeteria area at both the 2016 and 2017 Conventions.
  5. Will these take the place of the current Chapter Story Boards located in locker area?
    No, these will be temporary displays for the 2016 and 2017 Conventions.
  6. What materials can be used in construction?
    Any materials at your disposal can be used to make the 40.
  7. Will the Society Store the displays for 2017?
    No, at this time the Chapters will need to take them and bring them back in 2017.

If you have more questions please contact the RWCS Office at director@redwingcollectors.org or 800-977-7927.