Monday, January 19, 2009

Greetings from Nashville, TN!

The HLCCA Board has just completed the 2009 Officers' Meeting in Nashville, TN. In addition to President Sandra Bond, Vice President Kit Fox, Treasurer Merrill Miller, Secretary Pat Keith and The Dish Editor David Schaefer, we were joined by Board members Michael Bailey and Richard Mayberry (Jack Bond and Jeremy Stein were "dish widows" for the weekend).

There are many exciting plans in the works for this year's conference in Pittsburgh and next year's in Nashville--but we'll have to keep those under wraps for a while! Our meeting was very productive and we had a little time to sample the local culture and cuisine. The Nashville conference in 2010 is going to be a lot of fun!


  1. With the conference in Nashville, I hope the board allows the members to vote on the dates this time. We have to move it further from the 4th of July time period. I appreciate the fact some of conflicts with other "antique" shows, but some of us have conflicts with family around the 4th of July. After speaking with several members, they felt the fair thing to do would be to allow the membership to vote on different dates. Perhaps this could be considered at the conference meeting in Pittsburgh this year.

  2. Thanks so much for all your hard work. I know the conferences will be fabulous!

  3. We appreciate your comments and concerns, Brad. Part of the reason for choosing this year's dates was to see if we could draw more dealers to the Show & Sale who would otherwise be going to Brimfield later in the month. This was based upon comments that the Board received from both dealers and members. We'll have to see if this is successful.

    We are certainly open to the members' recommendations for the general dates of future comments, and will add this to the agenda for our annual business meeting in Pittsburgh. However, keep in mind that the final selection of dates for any conference relies in large part upon the availability of the conference hotel and other factors.

  4. I just want to thank the board for creating this blog. It is a great supplement to the "Dish" as a way to keep members informed, educated and aware of events and activities in a timely manner.