April 2, 2005
Nineteen members kicked off the first meeting of 2005 at the home of John and Trudy Mock in Omaha, Nebraska on April 2, 2005. New President, Bucky Will, struggled getting the crowd to cooperate and start the business meeting. (The tables were laden with Heisey purchased over the winter months, so everyone was busy checking out the purchases.)
The minutes were approved as they were posted on the website.
Tom Files, Treasurer for Life, reported a balance of $1426.69 in our coffers and reminded everyone that club dues were due for 2005. Two new members (Rick Baker and Matt Wenger) joined the club at the meeting.
The first item on the agenda was discussion of the Great Plains Heisey Club hosting the 2006 Percy Moore dinner. John and Trudy Mock suggested the dinner be held in Omaha at their country club. There is a hotel close to the club where guests could stay. Mary Cameron suggested contacting the Antique Spectacular promoters to see if they have scheduled a show in the Omaha area for September or October, 2006 as that would be an activity that attendees could participate. Others suggested getting a list of antique shops in the Omaha area together, a tour of the zoo and the Air Force museum. At the May meeting we will talk more about the specifics of the dinner. Jean Will has already issued an invitation to the board of the Heisey Collectors of America.
Jean Will is volunteering at the Museum all this week and is attending the Benefit Auction as well as a board meeting.
Bucky read the correspondence the club had received. A 50-50 auction was held and raised $40.00 for the treasury.
Mary Cameron received information about the Silent Auction for the convention. The club will definitely contribute something, but this will be decided at the May meeting. It was voted to give $50.00 to the Hospitality Room at convention to buy supplies. At least fourteen members of the club will be attending the convention in June.
Trudy Mock did the program on syrups and molasses. She provided an outstanding handout to members as a reference source. John and Trudy donated the handout and suggested we pass the hat for it as a fundraiser – another $50.00 for the treasury.
Show and Tell was very extensive and only a few items will be listed in the minutes. Even though club member Gary Corey wasn’t at the meeting, the tables were full of glass to share. Items included: #1483 Stanhope cream and sugar with the Maytime etch, #305 Punty and Diamond Point hotel cream and sugar, #3397 Gascony cream and sugar in Sahara, #473 Narrow Flute one pint jug, #4004 Impromptu sherbet, #1776 Kalonyal custard, #335 Prince of Wales footed rose bowl, #1404 Ipswich one-half pound candy jar in Sahara, #1447 Rococo cream and sugar in Sahara and much, much more.
Our next meeting will be May 14 at Jean Will’s in Leavenworth, Kansas. Tom Files will do a program on individual creams and sugars.
The meeting adjourned and some members continued to talk Heisey over dinner.