2007 Convention Forms Now Available!

2007 July Convention Forms have been mailed!

The February issue of the RWCS Newsletter that was mailed last week to all current primary members includes the 2007 Convention forms. The forms to pre-register for attending, commemoratives, picnic & banquet tickets, and to submit your auction piece.

In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Red Wing Collectors Society you can also pre-order the Anniversary Tile that will be available for pick up only at the Convention. See the pre-registration form for more details.

Like with MidWinter you will be able to register for the 2007 July Convention through the members only portion of the website on April 1st. If you do not have a user id and password for the website you can request one via the website.

If you did not receive the Convention Forms in your newsletter please contact the RWCS Business Office via email at rwcsmem@redwing.net or by calling 800-977-7927.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Convention.

More information on the Convention will be available on the website in April!

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Nebraska RedWingers Chapter Meeting Scheduled

The Nebraska RedWingers next chapter meeting will be held at the Country Kitchen, 3324 S Lincoln Ave, in York Nebraska, on March 3rd, 2007 at 12:00pm . The Country Kitchen is located ½ mile north of I-80 on the west side of the road. The educational part of the meeting will be about Majolica. The presentation will be given by Nebraska Redwinger member Mike Lunkwitz. Guests are welcome. For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Rose Splittgerber (402)730-3400

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MidWinter Registration Now Available!

The MidWinter Registration System is now up and running for members!

Simply enter your user ID and password and it will direct you to the RWCS Online Membership Services page. There you will be able to renew your membership, pre-register for the MidWinter GetTogether, and secure a Sellers Table. The RWCS Membership Services accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

If you have never used the Members Only Section and are a current member click here to set your user ID and password. Once you do that it will immediately direct you to the Online Membership Services page. If you have any problems please contact the RWCS Business at 800-977-7927 or email at rwcs1@redwing.net.

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2007 MidWinter Education Sessions

The 2007 MidWinter GetTogether Education Sessions planned have been announced!

The Keynote Speaker during the Opening Session will be Bonnie Meyers, Chair for the 30th Anniversary Committee. Bonnie will be presenting what exciting activities and events that members can expect at the 2007 July Convention in Red Wing. She will also be talking about opportunities for all members to get involved in our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Below is a list of the Education Sessions being presented at the 2007 MidWinter GetTogether!

E Bay Tips and Tactics Chris Osterholz

Recent Dump Finds Steve Showers

Salt-Glazed Red Wing Rick Natynski

Nemadji Pottery and it’s Red Wing Ties Steve Brown

In addition, to these wonderful education opportunities for our members all Kids attending the 2007 MidWinter event our encouraged to participate in a Kid View Paint Project! All supplies will be provided so come on out all you young collectors!

Registration Deadline for MidWinter is January 19, 2007.

REMINDER: The RWCS Business office is still taking request for Sellers Tables until January 11, 2007. Please contact Lori Anderson via email at rwcsmem@redwing.net or call 800-977-7927 for a contract.

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Nebraska RedWingers Chapter Meeting

The next Chapter Meeting of the Nebraska RedWingers will be on December 2, 2006. It will be helped at the Knolls Restaurant at 2201 Old Cheney Rd, Lincoln, NE.

A buffet lunch is available at noon for those wishing to partake for $12.00 per person. The business meeting will follow at approximately 1:00pm. Guests Welcome!

Please RSVP to Rose or Steve Splittgerber at rsplittger@hotmail.com

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Red Wing Retro Exhibit Extended

The Red Wing Retro Extraordinary Pottery, Everyday Life exhibit at the Minnesota History Center has been extended! Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Red Wing Retro exhibit at the Minnesota History Center the exhibit has been extended until April 8,, 2007.

In addition, to this great news they will be having at Red Wing Retro Family Day on Sunday, March 11, 2007. There will be a lecture series including a book signing by Ray Riess. Other Family Day activities include paint your plate for kids and a few of our members available for valuing services. On March11th all RWCS members who identify themselves will receive discount admission of $4 instead of the normal $8 to the exhibit and activities.

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RWCS Website upgrade beginning Oct. 23

Attention! Beginning Monday, October 23, 2006 we will be making upgrades to the RWCS website. The Members only sign up feature will be unavailable. You will still be able to login if you’ve previously signed up online. Also, the Ask the Experts submit question pages will be unavailable, however, the answered questions will stay online.

Our apologies for this inconvenience to our RWCS members and visitors. Those features should be back online later this week.

If you have any questions, please contact the business office at 800-977-7927.

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