2017 HCA Convention
June 14-17, 2017
As I sit in my office listening to Sinatra and Dean, I think of all of you and what a wonderful week we had at Convention. I sincerely hope that all of you that attended enjoyed yourselves. I know I did. As busy as it was, I hated seeing it end because it meant it would be a while before I would be able to see most of you again. But, Percy Moore and Dick Marsh Car Show as well as Fall Auction will be here before you know it.
As this is my last letter as Convention Chair, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude. This is my acceptance speech as it were. My goal this year was to make your week eventful, educational and FUN! And from the reactions I saw and the positive comments I’ve heard, I think the mission was accomplished. I received so much praise and I appreciate that so very much. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves and hearing your kind words made all of the hard work worth it. But I can’t take all the credit. This was most definitely a team effort. So, to all those who worked so hard to make Convention a success, including our incredible staff, members and all of you who volunteered your time and energy, thanks for a job well done! I would also like to make special mention of those who sponsored tables and donated glass to the Live and Silent Auctions. Your generosity and continued support is, as always, appreciated by all. Our Commissary Staff was on point as always, making sure the room welcoming and delicious. Pat Moore and Karen Clark, you will be missed. Thanks to all of those in the community for their donations as well. It’s so wonderful that we have so many that want our membership and museum to flourish and the tradition and history of Heisey to survive. And finally, a special thanks to Dan Kilgore and Charlene Bowman for organizing beautiful table displays and an amazing glass show. Charlene will be a tough act to follow. And Dan, for the record, you rocked the red carpet in that white dinner jacket.
In closing, to all of you who came and enjoyed the 2017 Heisey Glass Convention…THANK YOU! And don’t forget…keep watching for that Heisey in Hollywood!!
Best regards, Linda