October 22, 2006
Seventeen members of the Great Plains Heisey Club met after the Percy Moore dinner for brunch on Sunday morning at the home of John and Trudy Mock. This meeting was to do a follow-up of our hosting of the Percy and Vivian Moore Dinner.
John Mock, Chair of the Percy Moore Dinner, conducted the follow-up meeting.
The final registration for the event was 71 with 66 in actual attendance.
Everyone agreed the Oak Hills Country Club was a wonderful venue for the Moore events. The facility was good and the food was fabulous. No complaints were heard from any attendees.
The Friday night event went well. Registration went smoothly and all out-of-town attendees were given a packet of information about the Omaha area. The “Heisey Feud” game show developed and presented by Mary and Gregg Cameron was well-received. The evening lasted until about 9:00, which seemed to be just the right amount of time for the first event of the weekend.
Saturday morning brunch at the Lucke’s was probably the most talked about event of the weekend. Everyone enjoyed fabulous food and their outstanding Heisey, pottery, Stangl and other collections. Raves were heard from all attendees about this event.
The Saturday evening event also went well. A ballad singer entertained us during the dinner. Dick Marsh gave a short presentation about Percy and Vivian Moore. Bryan Baker, President of HCA, conducted a brief business meeting. The auction of items and money donated by Great Plains Heisey Club members was very well done -- generating a nice sum for HCA – the final net total is still being calculated but everyone was very pleased with the estimated amount.
The 50-50 “Goldfish Guess” netted $230 thanks to the winner, Glen Gall, donating his winning share back to HCA. The Heisey basket raffle developed and sold by Marcie Bergquist and Crystal Lady Antiques netted $815. The number of dealers that sold after the official dinner was just right. Bucky Will and her siblings donated $500 to HCA in honor of her mother and father.
We have very few expenses for the dinner except for food (which was covered by the registration fees), the entertainment and some small miscellaneous costs.
This weekend could not have been so successful without the generosity of all the members of the Great Plains Club donating so much money, glass, and time. The next club meeting is scheduled for March, 2007 at the Mocks – program on Heisey vases.