MidWinter Event Information Now Available!

MidWinter GetTogether information now available by clicking on the MidWinter page under Events.

The 2007 MidWinter GetTogether theme is Ringing in the Chinese New Years. Come celebrate with your fellow Red Wing Collectors.

  • Housing information
  • Event Schedule
  • Registration Form and Sellers Contracts for Download next week!
  • Soon to follow Education Sessions, and the New Kids View program!

If you are interested in volunteering at MidWinter please contact Lori in the Business Office at rwcsmem@redwing.net or by phone at 800-977-7927.

Hope to see you all there!

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MidWinter 2007 Hotel Information

MidWinter 2007 Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
Phone: 515-278-4755

For reservations call 800-HOLIDAY (indicate that you are a RWCS Mid Winter attendee and/or room seller

Deadline: January 18th, 2007 for the room block ( up to 4 guests per room)
Floors 1-4 are designated non-smoking and floor 5 is smoking

Types of Rooms:
Standard: either 2 Queen beds or 1 king bed at $64 per night plus 12% tax
Junior Suite: 1 king bed and 1 sleeper sofa at $94 per night plus 12% tax
(About one and a half rooms with a bedroom areas bigger and a living area smaller)
Extended Stay Suite: 1 king and 1 sleeper sofa at $105 per night plus 12% tax
(The size of one and a half rooms with the bedroom area smaller and the living area bigger)
Family or Parlor Suite: 1 king and 1 sleeper at $126 plus 12% tax
(The size of two rooms with a big dining room table and kitchen area)

Whirlpool Suite: at $146 plus $12% tax

****** New this year for Room Sales – Furnishings Packages **************
Sellers Package: $15 per night: one 6 foot table clothed with 3 chairs
Deluxe Package $28 per night two 6 foot tables clothed with 6 chairs and an easel

If you are interested in securing a Furnishing Package for Midwinter for your Room Sale Please contact: Donna Lynde at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 515-727-0402 or at dlynde@kinseth.com to reserve a package.

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Next meeting Wolverine Chapter

October 14, 2006
12 noon……meeting first with potluck lunch to follow
Ken Bahlman home
44826 Melow Ave.
Sterling Heights, Mi  48314
Contact Charlotte Ackerman (see chapter info) for information and directions

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RWCS Newsletter envelope error: Expiration date misprint

RWCS Newsletter envelope error: Expiration date misprint

Good afternoon Chapter Presidents!

If you look closely at your newsletter envelope when it arrives, it appears there’s been a significant error by the printer. Apparently they printed a wrong field from their database and instead of printing the recipient’s membership expiration date, they printed 6/13/06 on every envelope.

Lori and I will be setting up a temporary message on the RWCS business line where the automated answering service immediately picks up the call and informs the caller that: we’re aware of the misprint, this happened on every newsletter that was sent out and we have the correct record of their expiration date in our database and there’s no need to be alarmed. If they feel the absolute need to confirm the status of their membership, they can leave a message and we will return their call.

If you could please pass this information along to your Chapter members that would be great.

Best regards,

Stacy Wegner
Business & Convention Manager

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Welcome Stacy and Lori

There are two new faces in the RWCS Business
Office.  Stacy Wegner will start March 1st as the RWCS Business
Manager and Lori Anderson has started as the administrative assistant.

is from Red Wing. She comes to the RWCS with extensive marketing and
promotion experience.  She is an enthusiastic collector as well.
Stacy will be a wonderful asset in growing the Society and marketing to
new members.

Lori has worked as a temporary
employee since February 2005 so she is very familiar with the Society.
She will assume the membership function and will be the face and voice
you see and hear with your questions.

Business hours
are 10:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can contact the
business office by calling 1-800-977-7927 or emailing Stacy at rwcs1@redwing.net Lori at rwcsmem@redwing.net.

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News on the Members Only site.


Welcome to the “Members Only” portion of the web site.  This is where you will access all of the Society business. A new option that will be available in the very near future is the Discussion Forum.  The Discussion Forum will have four main categories: Recent Finds, Auctions, Society News and Newsletter Article Discussions.  The Discussion Forum is the venue for members to talk with other members. It will also offer information and at the same time solicit information and feedback from the members.

The goal for this web site is to offer RWCS members a valuable service.  Please offer any feedback regarding any changes and additions that you would find to be beneficial. All suggestions will be considered. Thank you.   

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Ask the Experts

The “Ask the Experts” service is now available. Your Red Wing questions will be answered and the information will be made available for everyone to view.  Please follow the instructions located on the site for submitting your questions and photos. The RWCS is pleased{mospagebreak} to offer this service to the public. 

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Attention RWCS Members:  You can now access the “Members Only” portion of the web site.

you sign up for the first time you will need to enter your member
number, last name only, email address and password that you choose.  If
for any reason the last name and membership number don’t match an email
will be sent to the business office. This is often due to a technical
issue that can be remedied manually very quickly.  After a
successful sign up you will then just use your membership number and
password to log in to the site.

Members will need to go to this site to sign up: https://redwingcollectors.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=98

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Applications for Business Manager


The RWCS Board of Directors is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of Business/Convention Manager.  Applications will be accepted until December 31st, 2006.  The Business/Convention Manager is a full time position located in Red Wing, Minnesota. The Business/Convention Manager is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Society and has responsibility for all RWCS events.  You may contact the Business Office for a copy of the job specifications and job description.  Please send all letters of interest and resumes to Sue Jones Tagliapietra, Interim President at 2219 Lakeland Ave, Madison, WI 53704. 

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