November 12, 2005


Twenty-one members and one guest attended the Great Plains Heisey Club meeting in Urbandale, Iowa at the home of Glen Gall on November 12, 2005.  President Bucky Will called the meeting to order at 1:50.  This was an amazing start due to the great soups, sandwiches and PIES that were available for lunch at 12:30.


The minutes were approved as they were posted on the website with one correction.  The date of the Percy Moore dinner in Omaha, Nebraska is October 20 and 21, 2006.


Tom Files, Treasurer, reported a balance of $781.69 in our treasury.  .


Bucky and Jean Will gave a report on the Percy and Vivian Moore Dinner held in Newark on October 8.  They reported about 50 people attended and they had great fun.  Bucky volunteered in the museum on Friday, while Jean attended the HCA Board Meeting.


This first item on the agenda was continued discussion and plans for the Great Plains Club hosting the Percy and Vivian Moore dinner on October 20 and 21, 2006 in Omaha, Nebraska.  John Mock, coordinator of the event, gave a report on his progress.  The event will be at the Oak Hills Country Club in west Omaha.  The conference hotel has changed to the Best Western on 108th with a room rate of $65.00 for the group rate for the event.  We are thinking of having an informal barbeque meal on Friday night and a social with a mini-show following.  Anyone can reserve one table for the mini-show for $10.00 on the registration form.  However, there will be limited tables.  Saturday during the day will be free time for guests to tour sites such as the Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens, Old Market Area, and the Strategic Air and Space Museum.  In addition, local antique stores will be open and aware of Heisey visitors in town. In the evening, there will be a sit down dinner with a fundraising event.  Tom Files will be working on the details of the fundraiser. There will be a cash bar both nights. Mary and Gregg Cameron will get a flyer ready for members to distribute.  The website will have information also.


Election of officers for 2006 was held.  Bucky Will, President; Mary Cameron, Secretary; and Tom Files, Treasurer. 


Dates, locations and programs were decided for 2006:
April 8 – Mocks- Cruet program by Marcia Philbrick
May 13 – Jean Will – Colors
July 8 – Camerons – Yeoman Pattern
September 23 – Files – Sleepers and Blunders
October 20-21 – The Percy and Vivian Moore Dinner


It was decided the Club would be together for the Dinner in October so no formal meeting was scheduled for November 2006.


The club then held their 50/50 auction as a fundraiser.


Glen gave a wonderful program on Crystolite and provided a reference handout for everyone.  Each member brought their favorite piece or pieces of Crystolite to share. In addition, Glen also provided a listing of Heisey ads that were found in various magazines. This will be fabulous resource for members to find ads about Heisey when at a show or flea market.


Show and Tell followed.  Since Gary Corey hasn’t been attending the meetings this year, Tom and Kathy Files decided to take over his job of bringing the most Heisey to share.  Items shared were: #473 Narrow Flute with Rim Strawberry Set; #28 Elizabeth 10 inch candlestick; #1506 Whirlpool Nut Dish; #1405 Ipswich Footed Candle vases in cobalt with crystal inserts and prisms; #1567 Plantation Tall Candy; #3350 Wabash 6 inch Comport in Moongleam; #305 Punty and Diamond Point Biscuit Jar; #335 Prince of Wales ½ gallon Tankard; #1205 Fancy Loop Mustard in Emerald; #1205 Fancy Loop Wine in Emerald; #1417 Arch Tumbler in Cobalt; #4036 Marshall Decanter with Moonglo cut; #1469 Ridgeleigh Cocktail Shaker and of course much, much more.


Rare November tornadoes hit in Iowa as the meeting was progressing.  Some discussion resulted in which pieces of Heisey to save if the winds got high.  The meeting adjourned and additional pie was eaten.  There were homemade apple, gooseberry, pecan, and sour cherry pies from which to choose.