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2020 HCA CONVENTION
June 17, 2020 - June 20, 2020
SUSPENDED – See Our COVID-19 Updates for more information.Dear Heisey Collectors of America and Visitors, After much discussion and heartache, the Board of Directors has voted to cancel Convention 2020 until further notice. This was another difficult decision, but we must keep the health and safety of our entire HCA family as a priority in these uncertain times. I would like to thank Jennifer Heisey and Geoff Heisey for all of their hard work, and I am happy to share that they have graciously agreed to co-chair Convention again in 2021. I’m excited to see what they come up with for our 50th Anniversary! I would also like to thank the Elegant Glass Show Chair, Linda Greenwood and Show Display Chairs Dan and Sue Kilgore for their hard work and dedication! At this time we are planning to expand the Percy and Vivian Moore Weekend in October, and I look forward to sharing more details with you soon. Please take good care of yourselves. Every one of you is important to me! Stay safe and stay well. xoxo – Emie
A special message from the convention co-chairs: A successful convention takes a team effort. Thanks to all of you who have reached out to ask us how you can help. In this email you will find more information on various ways to participate, including: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS CALL FOR AUCTION ITEMS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (new this year!) CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: We need your help to make this convention a success. If you are willing to assist us in a volunteer capacity, please email HeiseyConvention@gmail.com so we can discuss opportunities that match your time commitment, passion and expertise. CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Each year we offer interesting, insightful and educational seminars throughout the weekend. We are seeking ideas for these sessions and ask that you submit suggestions for topics and/or presenters by emailing HeiseyConvention@gmail.com for consideration. CALL FOR AUCTION ITEMS: What would the convention be without the Silent Auction and Live Auction? These auctions are both very fun in their own special way. To make them a success we need your help! Many study clubs donate thoughtful items to the silent auction. 100 % of the proceeds go to the HCA, so we are asking all study groups to please consider donating something for it. Then there is the live auction at the banquet. It may be hard as a collector to part with something special. But, we all have wants and making room for a wanted item just might make it more of a reality. Please consider donating a desirable item to the live auction. These should be a little more interesting than just the run of the mill item. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: We thought we would have a little fun this year at the banquet and give some recognition for all of the hard (but fun) work that is being done for the HCA. These awards offer a unique opportunity to thank those who stand out in advancing HCA’s mission. These awards are a one time trial for this year’s convention, but who knows …. To nominate yourself or someone else, please send an e-mail to HeiseyConvention@gmail.com including the following information: name of nominator, name of nominee, award category for consideration, contact information for both the nominator and nominee and a written summary describing why the nominee is qualified for the selected award category. Also, please attach any photographs, articles or other supporting documentation that would assist the committee in making a decision. Flying Mare Award | Distinguished Service Dedicated members who, through their service, make an outstanding contribution to HCA are usually overmodest, unpaid and unthinking of reward. Nonetheless, recognition is important. An action that begins with unbridled passion for Heisey glass, evolves into aiding the advancement and the preservation of the history of the A.H. Heisey Company. This award provides that recognition for someone who faithfully renders outstanding service to the HCA. Toujours Crystal Apple Award | Education Champions of research, education and the life-long study of Heisey glass are integral to the growth and understanding of members and collectors at large. This award recognizes individuals who have published educational articles in Heisey News and proactively share historical knowledge and expertise of the A.H. Heisey Company and it’s elegant glassware Fox Chase Wild Things Award | Collecting Collecting is an endless journey of discovery. Our members spend countless hours “out in the wild” finding Heisey treasures. This award highlights those ambitious collectors who are committed to the quest for a unique find at an unbelievable price. Fandango Newcomers Award | New Members New members to an organization are the pipeline to the future. This award celebrates ambitious newcomers who have made an immediate and meaningful impact on HCA within their first five years of membership. Tally Ho Study Club Award | Impact Study clubs are the lifeblood of the HCA. They serve as a vital resource to build communities of passionate people who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to the organization. This group award recognizes members who, together, have made a bold impact on the education, preservation and promotion of Heisey glass while finding unique ways to financially support the priorities of the HCA in the past year. // If you have any questions or ideas about how to make the Heisey Convention extra special this year, please reach out to us any time at HeiseyConvention@gmail.com. We are committed to making the experience fun and interesting to our collectors (you!) and bringing in support for HCA. With your help, we know this will be a great success. Thanks in advance! See you in June, Geoff Heisey & Jennifer Heisey