The Boys Are Back in Town
Beat the WINTER BLUES!!!
Update from RWCS Reps at Large Doug Perkins and Chris
“Have we got a great weekend planned for you!!!” Registration for MidWinter is NOW OPEN!
Don’t wait till the last minute.
- Online registration deadline is Jan 20, 2024. Mail in registration
deadline is Jan 13, 2024.
- Click on the link at the top of this page and SAVE$$$$. Early registration numbers help us plan better for the event.
- Stay tuned to your RWCS Newsletter, Clay Connection, and follow us
on Facebook and Instagram for more details to come. You are not
going to want to miss it. Hang out with your friends, buy, sell, learn,
socialize, and more!!!
Thursday, February 2, 2023, Event Kick Off!
- RWCS Board Meeting, Room Sales Begin, RWCS Iowa Chapter-
“Welcome to Mid-Winter Wine and Cheese Reception”
Friday, February 3, 2023, Education Day!!!
- Mike Orgler, “Timeline of Red Wing Art Pottery Jardiniere Colors”
- Danae Prock, “A Look Inside the Kiln”
- Sandy Short, “Extinct Animals of Minnesota and North Dakota.”
- Room Sales – all-day
Friday Afternoon Special Event!
“Below the Plains: Digging Yesteryear’s Privy Sites for Today’s Treasures”
We welcome author and YouTube personality, Tom Askjem, as our 2024 MidWinter Keynote Speaker. Tom is a historian and archivist who has made a career of digging bottles, crocks, dish fragments, and other historical items from privies mainly in the upper Midwest since 1997.
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:00 am Auction!
Harry Lahr Auctions and the RWCS present a Mid-Winter Auction -over 100+ pieces.
SAVE THE DATE(s)!
CrockFest 2024 will be held July 11-13, 2024*
Make your travel arrangements now! Hotels in the area fill up fast!
Please contact the RWCS Business Office with any questions.
651-388-4004 – Open Tuesday through Saturday
*with Registration opening at the Pottery Museum on Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, November 16, 2023!
It is the biggest fundraiser for your Pottery Museum of Red Wing, and all donations during the month of November will count toward Give to the Max.
We are excited about all that has been happening this year – a record number of riverboats have visited, new exhibits are planned, and plans for the kiln are moving forward.
We are delighted that we have a $25,000 match toward Give to the Max this year! Make sure that you give in November and know that your gift will go twice as far! Thank you for all the ways you support your museum!
To help the museum reach its Give-to-the-Max Fundraising goal, you can:
- Mail your check to the Pottery Museum of Red Wing,
240 Harrison St. Suite #4,
Red Wing, MN 55066-3058
- Use the DONATE button on the website: https://potterymuseumredwing.org/donate
- Visit the Pottery Museums’s page on the Give to the Max Day website, https://www.givemn.org/organization/Rwcsfoundation
- Call 651.327.2220 if you’d like to use your credit card.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CHECK EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE BALLOTS OR REQUEST A BALLOT
All members in good standing can refer to these instructions and login with their own membership number to vote. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re unsure whether we have your e-mail address on file. RWCS members who do not have internet access, or are new members can request a ballot by contacting the RWCS Business Office.
To change a duplicate email address:
- Click on the green RENEW button at the top right:You will get this screen:
Enter your membership ID (NO leading zeroes) and your password, then click ‘Sign In’.
You will get this screen:
Scroll down to find the member whose email you need to change.
In this example, we want to change Janice. Click on the Edit Info under her street address.
You will get this screen:
Scroll down to email address and type in the new unique email address.
Then click on Save Changes to update your email address:
You will get this screen which now shows the corrected email address:
You are Done.
The Prices Realized for the 2021 Crock Fest Convention Auction
The PDF is available for both viewing and download.
Red Wing, MN – On Saturday, September 12, the RWCS donated a portion of the sales of its Anti-Coronavirus Jug sales to Goodhue County Public Health and the “COVID Aware Because We Care” program.
This spring, in addition to the RWCS annual commemorative, the RWCS Board of Directors decided to produce and sell a limited edition, modern-day version of the 1918 Anti-Flu League Jug made by Red Wing Stoneware in response to the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic.
RWCS President Paul Wichert and Executive Director Stacy Wegner presented the checks to Jessica Seide, HHS Health Educator from Goodhue County Public Health and Megan Tsui, Red Wing Downtown Mainstreet, accepted for COVID Aware Because We Care.
“Thank you to the Collector’s Society for their generous donation to Red Wing Downtown Main Street. It feels like the history of their organization, our historical downtown, and the historical nature of the pandemic all collide at this moment. Their gift will help us continue to support downtown businesses during this most challenging time.” Megan Tsui, Director, Red Wing Downtown Main Street on behalf of the COVID Aware Because We Care program.
“We truly appreciate this thoughtful project that recognizes the many efforts taking place in our communities to slow the spread of COVID-19. The idea of Red Wing Collectors Society commissioning an anti-coronavirus league jug is inspirational and it provides a meaningful connection with our past. The funds that have been donated to Goodhue County Health and Human Services will help alleviate the impacts that COVID-19 has had on our communities. Thank you so much for this most thoughtful and inspirational project.” Nina Arneson, Goodhue County Health and Human Services Director.
The Anti-Coronavirus Jug was a limited-edition replica of the Anti-Flu League Jug that Red Wing Stoneware made in response to the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. To learn more about the history of this jug, check out the recent article that was in the RWCS Newsletter written by RWCS member and Red Wing resident Todd Avery. Here is the link:
“Like the original, the RWCS wanted to support Red Wing and Goodhue County organizations whose direct efforts are slowing the spread of the virus,” said Paul Wichert, RWCS President.
“The Red Wing business community and Goodhue County have been long-time supporters of the RWCS Convention in July. The businesses have been sponsors and donors to the convention and all of Goodhue County has welcomed our members for decades. I felt it was important to support the community that has supported the organization,” said Stacy Wegner, Executive Director, RWCS.
The Anti-Coronavirus Jug was available to RWCS members and 600 were sold. Both Goodhue County Public Health and the COVID Aware Because We Care will receive a jug along with their donation.
The RWCS election closed at midnight on June 30, 2020.
The election was uncontested and 242 electronic ballots and 3 paper ballots were cast.
The following officers were elected to the RWCS Board of Directors each for a 4-year term.
President Paul Wichert
Treasurer Dan Beck
Secretary Angela Shefveland
Education Manager David Hoffman
Commemorative Manager Bob Morawski
Auction Manager Dave Huisman
Congratulations to these board members.
The RWCS Board of Directors extends its sincere thanks to outgoing Board Member Bruce Selfridge for his tenure as Auction Manager.