From 2018 Convention Chair Sue Chrisman…
I am thrilled to announce that this year we are returning to Kansas City (Overland Park) for our 39th Annual Convention September 13-16, 2018.
We are hoping those of you who live west of the Mississippi in particular will take this opportunity to join us for a fantastic weekend.
This year’s theme “Explore Tea Leaf - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” is a reference from the Forward of Annise Heaivilin’s “Grandma’s Tea Leaf Ironstone”…
“Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all chapters in one book;
to know only the chapter of today is not enough to satisfy our human spirit...”
A brief outline of this year’s convention:
Thursday evening, in celebration of today, Gerald & Maxine Johnson will welcome convention attendees at their home for a traditional Kansas City BBQ. I can’t wait to see all that Johnson Brothers Tea Leaf, renew friendships and meet first time convention attendees.
On Friday, tour participants will explore the history of those who chose to forge our frontiers of yesterday at the Steamboat Arabia Museum. The fully loaded Arabia sank in 1856....the same year that Tea Leaf Ironstone was first manufactured. Participants will also engage in a restoration workshop at the museum. The tour will be followed by a fIve star Italian lunch buffet at Cinzetti’s in Overland Park.
Weekend educational programs will explore developing and implementing a plan for your collection. As collectors, we are mere guardians of the items we collect. As guardians, we need to plan for tomorrow. If there is one thing we are certain, it is inevitable that our collections will need new guardians to insure future generations continue to enjoy and appreciate our beloved Tea Leaf & Variants. If you have a collection, you need a plan.
Of course there will be many opportunities to continue to fine-tune today’s collections through buying and selling opportunities such as expanded table sales and the highlight of the weekend....The Auction.
The Auction is already shaping up to be spectacular. Watch for previews on Facebook starting in just a couple of weeks and continuing through the spring and summer. Be sure to submit your consignments as soon as possible as we are targeting a maximum of 200 auction lots. Individual club members can consign a maximum of 30 lots each. The consignment form is included with the latest edition of Tea Leaf Readings.
Convention Registration forms will be published in the June Readings, but you can make hotel reservations immediately. Should your plans change, hotel cancellations without penalty are allowed prior to September 10. Contact the DoubleTree Hotel Kansas City in Overland Park, KS. by phone or through the convenient link below. Be sure to request the TLCI Convention rate of $119.00 per night including breakfast. Phone #1 913-451-6100 and link. http://group.doubletree.com/Tea-Leaf-Club-International
Hope to see you in September.