From Convention Chair Sue Chrisman…
After a pause for the pandemic in 2020, we are thrilled to report the return of the Tea Leaf Club Annual Convention September 9-12, 2021. The convention will be held at the Hancock Hotel in Findlay, Ohio. It is not too early to make your hotel reservations. Reservations may be made now (online details below).
The convention is always quite hectic, but we are planning to provide more social time to allow participants to reconnect after the pause.
This will be achieved in part by reducing travel time for the Thursday Night Welcome Dinner and Friday Tour. The optional Thursday Night Welcome Dinner will be held at the Convention Hotel. The optional Friday tour will take place just three to four blocks from the hotel, at the Hancock Historical Museum (https://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/).
The museum is actually a campus consisting of several buildings. In addition to the campus tour, we are working on including a catered lunch and live speaker. Because the museum is so close to the hotel, we will car pool in lieu of a bus, which also will help to reduce the traditional cost.
Friday afternoon Hospitality will be extended to allow more time to visit. Friday night activities will include an educational program and Table Sales. Saturday morning will include auction check-in, another educational program and the Annual Business Meeting.
The big change this year will be a modified auction format. Please see the section below outlining details of these changes. The auction preview will take place following lunch. Auction Phase 1 (the new Non-Catalogued Auction) will begin at approximately 2:00pm. Auction Phase 2 (the Traditional Catalogued Auction) will begin following Dinner.
We are excited to welcome everyone back and hope to see you “Down By The Old Mill Stream” in September.
About the new Auction opportunities...
In 2019, we celebrated Tea Leaf Club International’s 40th Anniversary. In 2020, we paused for the Pandemic. In 2021, to usher in a new era for the Club, we have decided to modify our convention auction format.
This new auction format is an experiment which may or may not continue in future years. The 2021 Convention Auction will be divided into two segments:
Saturday Afternoon: 100 Lot Non-Catalog (New) Auction
Saturday Evening: 100 Lot Catalog (Traditional) Auction
The Auction Consignment Deadline is July 1!
Auction Details and Consignment Forms:
Hotel Reservation Information...
Hancock Hotel reservations for this year’s Tea Leaf convention are now available. Convention dates are September 9 -12. Hotel convention rate is $132 per night and includes valet parking. You must enter our group code to get this rate. Follow steps below.
Go to: https://www.hancockhotel.com
1. Click on the three lines in the upper right-hand corner of your screen
2. Select “Book Now”
3. Fill in your Check-In & Check-Out Date, num-ber of rooms, adults, and children
4. Click “More Options”
5. Under “Group Code” enter the code “202109TEALA”
Convention Schedule (watch for details)...
Thursday, September 9:
Friday, September 10:
Saturday, September 11:
Sunday, September 12: