Southwest Red Winger 2008 Meetings Announced

The Southwest Red Wingers have published their 2008 Meeting schedule until the Annual July Convention.
The Monday, February 25th meeting of the Southwest Redwingers will be hosted at Greta and Kirk Hoerman, at 6:00p.m.  Call 623-322-9966 for more information.  Guests welcome!  
The Annual Southwest Redwingers "Spring Fling" will be held at Colleen and David Nelsons, in Phoenix on Saturday, March 15th at noon.  Call 602-863-4418 for further information.
Kent Williamson will host the Tuesday, April 15th meeting of the Southwest Redwingers at 6 p.m.  in Mesa, AZ.  Call 480-985-6337 for more information or directions. 
There will not be a meeting in May.  This will be the last meeting until the National Convention in July at Red Wing.

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Refer A Member Program Announced

Attention RWCS Members and Chapters!


For every NEW PRIMARY MEMBER that a current RWCS Member recruits to join the RWCS between now and July 1, 2008, your name will be entered in to a drawing to win free Society membership for one year and registration to either the 2009 MidWinter GetTogether or the July Convention.

Any member that recruits five or more NEW PRIMARY MEMBERS to the RWCS during the program will automatically have their membership renewed for free for one year!

This program is also open to all RWCS Chapters!

The Chapter with the most NEW PRIMARY MEMBERS joining the Society will have first bragging rights to the traveling Little Brown Jug of Membership. This trophy will be presented at the 2008 Convention and the program will be an annual event.

Whether they Join Online , send in an Application, or apply over the phone it is simple! They just need write the referral information:

  • Name and/or membership number for the referring current member
  • Name of the Chapter referring the new member

The RWCS Business Office keeps track of everything. For more information please call 800-977-7927 or email

Let’s Start Today!

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Fall Board Meeting Minutes Available

Now Available!

November 2007 Meeting Minutes
2008 Approved Budget

The Full Board of the RWCS met in Red Wing, MN on November 3. Items that where discussed included Open Board positions, Bi-Law revisions, and the 2008 Operation Budget.

Members may view the 2008 Budget and Full Board Meeting minutes by logging into the RWCS Website and clicking on the Meeting Minutes and Budget & Financial tabs on the menu bar. This information will also be available to all member in an up coming issue of the RWCS Newsletter.

Please contact the RWCS Business Office with any questions!

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MidWinter Education and Schedule Now Available

Aloha RWCS Members!

MidWinter Get Together Update!


2008 MidWinter Schedule
2008 Education Sessions

The Education Manager, Terry Speedy has released the Education Sessions for MidWinter along with the Key Note Address information.

The MidWinter GetTogether Keynote will be one you won’t want to miss. RWCS Member Dave Kuffel will be talking about the recently discovered and preserved Red Wing Potteries Ledger Book. Attend MidWinter and learn all about the latest information regarding the Ledger book!

In addition, their will be education session regarding art pottery, salt glaze, ebay, recent dump finds. The RWCS Business Office has received so much positive feedback on the Online Membership Services, Bonnie Myers will be offering a session to show everyone what this new service has to offer you the member.

There was such a positive response to the KidsView program in 2007 we are forging ahead with another program "Clowning Around". The kids will have the opportunity to paint Clown faced mugs and other great projects. More information come soon.

Register today!

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RWCS 30th Anniversary Book In Production

Turner Publishing and the Red Wing Collectors Society

is proud to announce…

RWCS 30th Anniversary Book Now in Production!

The first RWCS history book since Collecting the Legacy in 1997. It will be available at the MidWinter GetTogether in February 2008.

Click Here to see the complete press release regarding the book.

Members can still pre order the book for $54.95 (shipping/handling included). It can be ordered by calling toll-free 800-788-3350, online, or sending a check/money order to:

c/o Turner Publishing Company
PO Box 3101
Paducha KY 42002-3101

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Nebraska Chapter announces meeting

Nebraska RedWinger

Meeting Announced

Chapter President Steve Splittgerber announces the next meeting of the Nebraska RedWingers will be held in the Home of Rex and Pat Lucke, 2827 Cimarron Circle, Elkhorn, NE, on December 9th, 2007 at 12:00 Noon.

Lunch will be served with the meeting to follow. Our Education for the day will be a review of the Nebraska items found in the Red Wing pottery ledger.

Please RSVP to Rex and Pat at (402)289-2726 or email.

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Southwest Red Wingers Chapter Meeting Announced

Southwest RedWingers Chapter

Meeting Schedule

As the snow birds return to the Southwest for warmer weather this winter. The Southwest RedWinger Chapter president Chuck Hanson announces their fall meeting schedule.

December meeting: Saturday, December 15th at the Union Hills Country Club, 9860 Lindgren Ave., Sun City, AZ, at 11:30 a.m. Call Greta Hoersman, 623-322-9966 for information and reservations.

January meeting: Monday, Jan. 28th at the home of Kirk and Greta Hoersman 9006 West Escuda Drive, Peoria, AZ at 6:00 p.m. Call 623-322-9966 for more information. Visitors welcome.

If you are interesting in joining the Southwest RedWingers please contact the president via email.

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2007 July Convention Auction Prices Realized

2007 July Convention Auction

Prices Realized Catalog!

The 2007 July Convention Auction wit the 300-lot auction reached $200,030 in total sales, which eclipsed our previous record by nearly $20,000.

This years auction was a Salt Glaze auction with the top piece in the membership consignment auction was a 30 gallon salt glaze lily crock stenciled "Made by Red Wing Stoneware Co., Red Wing, Minnesota" in cobalt and front-stamped "Red WIng Stoneware Company." Although the piece had hairlines and repair, only a few of these highly desirable pieces are known to exist, resulting in the final bid of $13,750.

Other highlights included a Red Wing art pottery white-glaze triple-nude Athenian group table lamp $1350, Lunch hour retirement plate for $1000 and Albany slip Cow & Calf for $8400.

Click here to see the complete 2007 RWCS Auction Prices Realized Catalog for the complete results of the auction.


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Nebraska RedWinger Meeting Announced

Nebraska RedWingers

Meeting Announced

December 9th

The Nebraska Chapter will be holding their meeting at the home of Rex and Pat Lucke, 2827 Cimarron Circle, Elkhorn, NE on December 9th at Noon.

Lunch will be served with the meeting to follow. Our education for the day will be review of the Nebraska items found in the Red Wing pottery ledger.

Please RSVP to Rex and Pat at 402-289-2726 or email

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MidWinter Registration Now Open!


2008 MidWinter Registration

Now Open!

Attention RWCS Members online registration is open for the 2008 MidWinter GetTogether in Des Moines, IA – February 8-10, 2008.

Simply log on using your membership number and password. The RWCS Website accepts MasterCard, VISA, and Discover credit cards.

If you do not have a password click on the "Need a Password" button to the left and you can create one today! or click here and follow the steps!

Paper registration forms will be included in the October 2008 newsletter that will mail on October 15th.

For more information on the 2008 MidWinter GetTogether click here or go to the events tab of our website.

If you are in need of assistance please contact the RWCS Business office via email at or call 800-977-7927.

See you in February!

Bring your Trader Vic Mug and wear your Hawaiian Shirt and Grass Skirt!

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