November 11, 2017


Let's set the scene.  Date:  Saturday 11-11-17 Veterans Day!  Location:  Mary and Gregg Cameron's home in Ankeny, IA.  Bonus guest:  Chef Matt who prepared a gloriously delicious buffet lunch for the 22 attendees.  Co-hosts:  Pat and Rex Lucke.


Our meeting was convened at 1 p.m. by our President John Mock, who recognized the veterans in our club and thanked them for their service to our great country.  We passed the hat for lunch donations and  sold raffle box tickets to sweeten our treasury.  The September 2017 minutes were approved and Tom Files provided financial results.  We heard a report on HCA Board activities from member Gregg Cameron.  The members who attended the recent PVM event gave accounts of the activities.  We all felt it was a very successful, fun time.  The Friday Museum evening, the tours of Mosser Glass Co, lunch at the Henderson's home and viewing their collection, finalized with dinner at the Virtues Golf Club made for a full Saturday.  Mary Cameron's low-key campaigning won her the traveling trophy for the best road find.  We congratulate and thank all the event coordinators in Newark for a job well done.  We still appreciate Percy and Vivian Moore for their help and financial contributions to HCA.


Bev Heise reported that the Northwoods Heisey Club will be hosting the 2018 PVM in Minnesota so we hope to have several GPHC members in attendance next September.  In fact, we plan on holding our regular September meeting there.


This one sentence covers our nomination of 2018 club officers – same 3 folks!  We set locations for 2018 meetings and discussed program topics:

March 10 - Glen Gall - Urbandale, IA
May 12 - Jean Will - Leavenworth, KS
July 14 - Chris and Lehi German - Kansas City, MO
Sep. 22 - PVM Minnesota
Nov. 10 - Pat and Rex Lucke - Elkhorn, NE


'Martha's Moment' had Trudy Mock showing candle ideas for seasonal centerpieces or as gift suggestions.  She demonstrated how to transfer the Diamond H from napkins and affix them onto candles.  Very clever and unique.


Eric Tankesley-Clarke presented our program, “Heisey's Amber”, and provided a useful sheet for each member.  The examples on a full table were very helpful and we enjoyed Eric's narrative of each piece, including amber pieces by other makers for comparative purposes.  Check our GPHC website www.greatplainsheiseyclub.org to see the November pictures and learn other information about our club.  Thanks to Eric for another great program.


We moved on to Show and Tell where some attendees came prepared after loading up at the HCA Fall auction and a new shop open house in Indiana:  Windsor candlestick converted to a lamp, Pineapple & Fan mug/Emerald, #3 Fancy Loop salt shakers/gold trim, #351 basket shape vase, New Era goblet/Venus cutting, Kimberly goblet ground into a ring holder, Coventry goblet with Zircon bowl, Spanish saucer champagne/Streamline cutting,  Athena mayo and underplate/Dotted Swiss cutting, #485 cologne, and a #4231 favor vase/crystal to name some of the items.


Our 50/50 auction and raffle box activities were next to add to the treasury.  LaDon and Bill Kallmer donated the raffle box contents and Pat Lucke was the lucky winner.


The wonderful meeting was adjourned and we flew upstairs to enjoy a fabulous array of desserts.