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Always a superb BWPOSECC Annual Convention !

    Images from past events at East Peoria, Illinois

The 2nd Blue & White Pottery / Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club Convention was held June 8, 9, & 10, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois.  

The cut off date for the 2018 convention registration is April, 15, 2018.  Please note that should you not be able to send the 2018 Registration form by April 15th, you need inform Susie if you are coming and  simply bring your form  to the convention. This will assure your convention packet and name tag will be prepared for you . Please send the completed form and check payable to BWPOSECC to:

                                                    Susie Reichenecker

                                                    Treasurer BWPOSECC 

                                                    402 North Laurel                                       

                                                    Elmwood, IL 61529

The hotel is conveniently located at 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61611. Included in this room rate is a full cooked to order breakfast & buffet along with the free Manager's Reception each evening from 5:30-7:30 with drinks and horderves. The hotel is taking room reservations up to their cutoff date of April 15, 2018. After this cut off date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. PLEASE DO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION EARLY.

Also, please note a late fee is assessed to any convention registration  made after the cut off date April 15, 2018 ($15 for a single registration and $25 or a couple).

     The Embassy Suites

                East Peoria, Illinois 


Please call and make your reservations NOW and be sure to mention you are with the Blue and White Pottery Club, to receive the special room rate of $129 plus tax.

BWPOSECC Convention 2018

June 7 - 9, 2018

East Peoria, Illinois

                                         TENTATIVE CONVENTION 2018 AGENDA

June 7, Thursday      3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Early Registration
                                                                          REGISTER on bulletin board for room sales 
                                    5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.      Manager's reception in hotel atrium
                                                                           Room sales immediately follow all evening
                                     7:30 p.m.                       Hospitality Room will be open during room sales                                                                                      

June 8, Friday            8 a.m. - 9 a.m.                Member display set-up

                                    9 a.m. - noon                 Convention Registration 

                                    8:45 a.m.                       Dealers can bring boxes in show NO SET UP                               
                                    9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.     Show and Sale Table set-up
                                                                          Drop off rare items for locked showcase outside the
                                                                          show and sales area
                                     9:30 a.m. 
                     Show and Sale open

                                     Noon                             Pack up show tables                          
                                     1:00 p.m.                      Presentation of displays
1:30 p.m.                      President's Welcome

                                                                           Business Meeting (elect new Officers and Board                                                                                                      Members)


                                       After Seminar              Take displays down

                                                                           Pick up rare items from locked case
                                    Take show displays down

                                                                           Pick up rare items from locked case

                                       3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Dinner on you own

                                       5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Manger's reception in hotel atrium

                                       7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Submit and view Antique/Fun Auction items

                                       7:30 p.m.                      Antique/Fun Auction (value no more than $50 and 

                                                                                        no limit on any other items)


June 9, ​Saturday        8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Consign auction&/or Premiere Auction items with                                                                                                     completed auction form

                                       9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Auction Preview


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                                       10:30 am - ?                Auction

                                       5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Manager's reception in hotel atrium

                                     PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN YOU ARE IN  BANQUET ROOM AT 6:30 P.M. TO AVOID A DINNER DELAY

                                        6:30 p.m.                     Banquet and Closing Remarks

                                                                            Cash prizes awarded for winning displays

                                                                            Three names drawn for:

                                                                                 1. Paid registration fees for 2019 convention

                                                                                 2. One night's lodging for 2019 convention

                                                                                 3. Paid B&W Club family membership for 2019  


                                                                                                                                                                                  2018 Convention Committee Chairmen
                                   Please feel free to contact one of our Convention Chairmen for

                                                additional information regarding convention. 

                         Show Displays       Bill & Jean Engle                        
                                                        Ken & Rhonda Blackburn            rbkb@mchsi.com.
                         Auction                   Burley and Tammy Green           burley@fidnet.com
                         Raffles                    Alan & Gracile Gickler                 n/a
                         Friday Night Activity   Jeff & Jill
Plato                         elgrandeplato@gmail.com
                         Seminars                Bill & Jean Engle                         englewl142&yahoo.com
                         Show & Sale           Ray & Kathy Goodell                   
                         Commemoratives   Max and Linda Eakin                   meakin4952@gmail.com
                         Nominating Committee   Dennis Netten                      

                         Fun Auction             Jeff and Jill Plato                         elgrandeplato@gmail.com
                         Hospitality Room     Ken & Mary Kay Molfese             mmolfese@sd163.com



We are still in need of displays for our convention.  Remember a display does not need to be stoneware. In the past we've had displays on antique coffee tins, toys, banks etc.  The club pays $100.00 to those who put up a display.

If you would like to do a display please contact Bill & Jean Engel at 815-275-4139 or by email engelwl42@yahoo.com.

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