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


Your breakfast is cooked to order each day and the hotel provides our hospitality hour from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening with well brands; all is included in your room rate. I encourage you to look around the room for members and join one another – no better way to socialize and get to know each other! REMEMBER THE HOTEL HONORS THIS RATE 3 DAYS PRIOR & AFTER.

The set-up of this meeting is slightly different; with complimentary airport pick-up to and from the hotel, the congestive traffic of the area, the distances involved combine for our usage of bus transportation – it is conceivable that you renting an automobile is not necessary!

Thursday, February 7, will host a Tour of the Valley (with a local guide) to include an overview of the Phoenix/Tempe area to and from the Heard Museum. At the Heard we will have a guided tour to explore the Native American heritage and the opportunity to sample southwestern foods at lunch (ie: Posole: a roasted pulled pork soup). Google the Heard prior to your arrival to prepare for your experience! Dinner at the hotel will be at a Southwest Table; fajitas, enchiladas, rice & beans done in a special southwest brew – yes, with beer – and the crowning glory: tres leches cake. Following dinner will be show ‘n tell, pattern ID, or whatever you suggest. Gene Serbus will be our leader.

Friday, February 8, our group will divide into two groups – this is necessary for us to “fit” into our members’ homes so that we can absorb their collections. One group will visit a home and then we will flip flop…Lunch will be on your own this day (don’t worry, we will get you to a restaurant). Dean & Leann Lindsey (hundreds of colored S/P, shakers, tumblers & pitchers) along with the Jon Longs (extensive Riverside collection) are our hostesses; each home will have glass for sale. At the completion of touring you will visit an Antique Mall prior to returning to the hotel. Following dinner our speaker will be Josh Levine, from the area and author of “Nobody wants my Stuff”. 

Saturday, February 9, takes us on another journey to two more homes – Bill & Betty Stromberg (Art glass, opalescent & Greentown) and Gene Serbus (large collection of Victorian/with berry sets highlighted). Again the flip flop with a box lunch on the bus while traveling from house to house. To complete the tour a visit to an antique mall. Again, sales of glass in each home.  Back at the hotel dinner followed by speaker Chris Cope on Rubina Verde.

Tours are 6 hours each day; feel free to bring a bottle of water/soda onboard bus. Saturday’s box lunch will include bottled water. The Heard Lunch will be as follows: Turkey/Avocado L/T Wrap on a Chipotle tortilla with Posole, a drink, and cookie. The Saturday’s fare will include a Santa Cruz Club (turkey, ham, bacon & pepper-jack cheese in a flour tortilla/poblano aioli, chips, fruit & water. If there is a demand, there will be a short sale of glass in the hotel one day/evening.

Should you have a dietary need please notify Gloria Dobbs; every effort will be made to accommodate you. 913-681-1452 or email sloglodisc@yahoo.com