EASTERN REGION MEETING

Harrisonburg, Virginia
September 26-
29, 2018

PLANS: We meet again this year in conjunction with Jeff Evans’ Annual Fall Auction of EAPG & Other 19th Century Glass & Lighting.  Jeff Evans will conduct the “Monthly Appraisal Day” on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the auction gallery in Mt. Crawford.

Our meeting will begin with a welcome reception at the Courtyard Marriott Harrisonburg on Wednesday evening. Jeff and Beverley Evans will host a pizza party at their home on Thursday evening and Jeff will conduct a “galley walk” on Friday morning (beginning at 10:00 am).

A reception on Friday evening will be held at the hotel. The auctions will occupy three sessions—Thursday (beginning at 10:00 am), Friday (beginning at 1:00 pm) and Saturday (beginning at 9:30 am).

REGISTRATION: The registration fee is $30 per person. Download Registration Form.
Contact: Jim Walters at 4479 Drifton Drive, Columbus, OH 43227-2532 (telephone 614-861-5808; e-mail woodtintink@yahoo.com)

HOTEL: Reservations should be made directly with the Courtyard Marriott Harrisonburg (1890 Evelyn Byrd Ave., Harrisonburg, VA; telephone 540-432-3031. A block of rooms has been set aside for the meeting at the special rate of $119 per night (plus taxes). Book your hotel reservation before September 12, 2018 and be sure to mention the Early American Pattern Glass Society.


EAPGS Annual Meeting  

Phoenix, AZ
February 7-8-9, 2019  

A two-room suite awaits you at the hotel for $149.00 per night.  This rate is honored for 3 days before and 3 days following the meeting. This rate includes a hot breakfast cooked to order and a two hour happy hour with snacks and a full bar.

Use this number for direct call to Phoenix hotel and the EAPGS rate: 480-467-2908

Make your reservations now. 

 

Thursday, February 7, will be a guided bus tour of The Valley with a stop at the Heard Museum, a private not-for-profit, dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. The Museum presents the first person perspective plus exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art by Native people of the Southwest. Special tours for our group have been arranged. Our Bus Tour Guide has spent his entire life in the Valley and will cover a WIDE Range of what we will see! Lunch will be in the tea room at The Heard Museum. Dinner will be in the hotel with a “Taste of the Southwest” followed by Show and Tell.

Friday, February 8, will see us traveling by chartered mini buses to the homes of Dean and Leann Lindsey to visit their collection of Victorian Glass and to the Riverside Collection of Jon Long. To complete the day we will stop/shop one or two antique malls. Dinner at the hotel with the program “Nobody wants my stuff”.

Saturday, February 9, will be the annual meeting followed by a bus trek to Gene Serbus collection of EAPG berry sets plus the marvelous view/story of his “area” of Phoenix. Continuing on to Bill and Betty Stromberg we will see their collection of Victorian, Amberina, and EAPG. To complete the day will be a stop/stops at additional antique malls. Dinner in the hotel with a program by Chris Cope about Rubina Verde.

Due to the distances involved and the heavy traffic it is the conclusion of the committee that bus tours are the ideal choice for convenience, ease, and safety of our membership.

It is conceivable with the tours and the complimentary hotel shuttle from the airport and within 3 miles of the hotel, you can enjoy the gathering without an automobile.

The hotel’s rate of $149.00 a night includes a suite, breakfast cooked to order, and a FULL bar with snacks for two hours each evening.

The bus tours will allow for a lunch stop each day in an area selected by the committee.

As of September 16, 2018, we have 10 rooms available in our room block. After these 10 rooms, we may/may not have availability for more rooms. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW directly to the Embassy Suites sales office 1-480-467-2908. Believe me, February is a busy time in Phoenix and you won’t be able to touch these rates later.

The Embassy Suites will honor these rates for 3 days prior to the meeting and for 3 days following the Gathering……………..COME JOIN IN THE FELLOWSHIP, EDUCATION, AND FUN!

Questions? Gloria Dobbs 913-681-1452. Reservation forms for events will appear in the next News Journal and online at EAPGS.org around November 1, 2018