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.
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.
One way that RWCS members can help strengthen the Society and further its mission regarding the collection and preservation of Red Wing and other American stoneware and pottery, and expanding public awareness of the history of the pottery business, is to be willing to serve on the RWCS Board.
At the July 2008 Convention, elections will be held for the three RWCS Manager positions: Auction, Commemorative and Education. All of the current managers have chosen not to run in 2008 for these positions.
As Vice President, Jolene McKoon, is the Chair of the Nominating Committee. Other members of the Nominating Committee include: Wendy Callicoat, Diane Hallstrom, Greta Hoermann and Russa Robinson, any of these committee members would be happy to answer questions you might have about what each position entails.
Each of these three positions pays a honoraium and serve as voting members of the Board of Directors of the RWCS. All of the current managers are also willing to let any interested members “job shadow” them over the next year to learn what each position entails. Job descriptions for the Manager positions are available in the members only section of the RWCS website.
So, if you have ever wished to have influence as to what the Society’s commemoratives will be, what educational offerings are available at Convention or MidWinter, or how the Society’s auction is conducted, please consider a nomination for one of these positions. The only way our Society will thrive and grow is if its members are willing to work at making that happen.
If you are interested in being nominated for any of the manager positions to please contact Jolen McKoon, RWCS Vice President, at email@example.com or evenings at 309.797.3894.
The 2007 Commemoratives began shipping directly from Red Wing Stoneware on August 10th and they will be out no later then August 25th. They are being shipped best method for the shipping address either UPS, FedEx, Speedy Delivery, or US Mail.
If you do not receive their commemorative by the first week of September please contact the RWCS Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 800-977-7927.
On behalf of the Commemorative Managers John Tremble and Matt Huepfel as well as the Full Board of the RWCS and the Business Office we appreciate your patience in this matter.
The Wolverine Chapter (MI) will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, September 29, at the home of Terry and SueSpeedy5079 S. Seymour Road, Swartz Creek, MI.
The meeting will begin with our always tasty potluck lunch at with the meeting to follow. Members are encouraged to bring guests and something for show and tell.
If you are a Michigan Member of the RWCS, please join us and meet our small but enthusiastic group. For additional information or driving directions, please contact SueSpeedy or CharlotteAckerman. See chapter information page for contact information.