Chapters

Chapter Membership
Any current member of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) is invited to contact and join a local Chapter. Each Chapter has its own dues structure in addition to RWCS membership. In order to be a member of an RWCS Chapter, the person must be a member of the RWCS. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend any Chapter meeting to consider joining. Contact the Chapter President from your local Chapter as listed below for meeting times and directions.

Benefits of Chapters
RWCS Chapters are a great way to network and get together with other Red Wing Collectors in a local area. The Chapters are organized regionally. Like the RWCS national organization, Chapter benefits include:

  • Option to purchase an annually produced Chapter Commemorative
  • Educational Seminars
  • Newsletters
  • Website
  • Activities: tours, auctions, and Chapter events to assist RWCS
  • Buy, Sell, and Trade Red Wing pieces within the Chapter
  • Help each other acquire pieces for their collections
  • Have fellow collectors in your area to use as a knowledge base on Red Wing stoneware, dinnerware, and pottery

Chapter Meetings
Each Chapter contact has a mailing address, email, and phone so that anyone can contact them about upcoming Chapter Events. Every Chapter has a different meeting schedule and times they meet. At each Chapter meeting the agenda usually includes:

  • Chapter news
  • Announcements from the RWCS Business office
  • Chapter Commemorative updates
  • Chapter projects
  • Upcoming events

Many meetings are held in the private homes of members giving the host an opportunity to show their collection. In addition, Chapter members have the opportunity to show their latest finds during a show and tell time. The meetings often include a meal or potluck as well.

Chapter Locations
Below is a list of the Current RWCS Chapters nationwide. If you are interested in starting a Chapter or contacting members in your area please contact the RWCS office at 651-388-4004 or by email.

 

Badger Chapter (Wisconsin)

BOB MORAWSKI, President
New Berlin, WI
(262) 853-8269
morawskib@yahoo.com

Cannon Valley Chapter (Minnesota)

WAYNE MILLER, President
Red Wing, MN
(651) 983-4676
wjmiller@charter.net

Golden State Chapter (California)

BRUCE CAMERON, President
French Camp, CA
(510) 537-0325
ffr554@aol.com
www.goldenstateredwing.com

Gopher Chapter (Minnesota)

JAY JUERGENS, President
Bloomington, MN
(952) 881-1676
jayjuergens@mac.com

Illinois Chapter

LONNIE MALLEGNI, President
Huntley, IL
(815) 298-4509
lonniem23@aol.com

 

Iowa Chapter (Iowa)

SANDY SHORT, President
Marshalltown, IA
(605) 261-5646
sandy@maidrite.com

Indiana Wingers Chapter (Indiana)

MITCH CLOSE, President
Syracuse IN
(574) 518-1548
mitchclose63@gmail.com

Lewis & Clark Chapter (North Dakota & Montana)

SHELDON BONHOFF, President
Dickenson, ND
(701) 590-0162
sheldon@ndsupernet.com 

Nebraska Chapter

TOM SELLNER, President
Plattsmouth, NE
(402) 917-7883
thomas.sellner1@gmail.co

 

Puget Sound Chapter

(Oregon, Washington, Idaho)

Contact Representatives at Large

Rocky Mountain Chapter (Colorado)

Contact Representatives at Large

 

Siouxland Redwingers (South Dakota)

GLENN BEALL, President
Scotland, SD 57059
(605) 464-0516
reiver.llc@gmail.com
Siouxland Chapter Website

Southwest Redwingers (Arizona)

TOM ARNESON, President
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 205-8727
tarneson11@hotmail.com 
sw.redwingcollectors.org
Southwest Chapter Website

Trails West Chapter (Kansas & Missouri)

LARRY BIRKS, President
grn57tr@gmail.com
Trails West Chapter on Facebook   

 

Wisconsin Chapter (Wisconsin)   

RICK & LYNDA SEEGER, Chapter Managers
608-669-4017 (Rick)
608-347-3714 (Lynda)