2017 HCA Convention
June 14-17, 2017
By Linda Greenwood, Convention ChairThe “Heisey in Hollywood” 2017 National Heisey Convention planning is well on its way. I am excited for the time to come for all of us to be together as an organization and friends and share our love for Heisey. Venues are set, the finishing touches are in the final planning stages for the banquet and fun and exciting activities are in the works. The welcome picnic and banquet meals will be sure to please and, in addition to the “Heisey in Hollywood” seminar at the historic Midland Theater, the brunch will held there too! For those of you that have not enjoyed our local theater you are in for a treat. We have also had some donations from local venders and individuals to add to the Hollywood Commissary and décor for the event. More and more our community is catching the Heisey fever and we love it!
As in prior years, in addition to Heisey, Silent Auction gifts during convention week will be provided by our supporting Study Clubs. I have reached out to each of our Study Clubs asking for a donation of Heisey as well as something personal so the lucky winner will know it comes from you and your region. The goal is to show how wonderful and diverse our Heisey Study Groups and friends are and how their passion for Heisey stretches aross the United States. If your group or even you as an individual would like to make a donation to represent your area of the Heisey Collector Community, please contact me and let me know to include you. I would like to ask that a list of what will be included in the GIFT baskets be submitted by May 15th so we can represent your group accurately and get the lists and bid sheets together and ready to go for convention week. The baskets do not have to arrive until June 14th and will be showcased in Galleries 1 & 2. And, Thank You in advance to all of you willing to participate and provide Silent Auction Gifts.
I would also like to announce the arrival of two new Heisey Glass beads that will be available for the first time during convention week. The Regal bead series will be expanding. We will introduce new Cobalt and Tangerine beads. Both will be adorned with glitter in the glass and will fit perfectly into the Hollywood theme. The Cobalt bead is regal and beautiful, something one could certainly see Hollywood royalty wearing. The Tangerine bead will remind you of someone or something I am sure. Let’s just say you will think “there’s no place like home” when you see it. How Hollywood glam is that! I think they are gorgeous and I am sure you all will think so too.
We are looking forward to giving you a Red Carpet event this year. I hope I have given you a few more reasons to register and look forward to seeing everyone at Convention. I will keep updating you as the time gets closer! And don’t forget to stay on the look-out for “Heisey in Hollywood”!