2016 REDUCED NGS CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEE
FOR NGS MEMBERS ONLY!
On behalf of the NGS Board of Directors, I am cordially extending this special invitation to attend the NGS 2016 Convention at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio on July 22nd & 23rd. A block of rooms for NGS is available on or before June 26th. This Convention marks the 30th Anniversary of the National Graniteware Society and will be the final NGS Convention. Therefore, the Convention registration fee has been lowered to $30 per individual NGS member if you register on or before June 26th. The fee will revert to its usual $90 per member after June 26th.
Everyone should know that CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
It’s easy to become a member of NGS in order to come to Convention and celebrate 30th NGS years with us. Simply download and complete the membership form on this Web site and send it to the mailing address listed on the form. A household membership is $30, which makes all members of a given household eligible to attend the Convention by paying an individual Convention registration for each person wishing to attend.
The NGS voting membership voted overwhelmingly last fall to disband and bring down the NGA curtain in style at our 2016 Convention. The vote reflects the dwindling interest in on-site conventions of antiques collectors which is being replaced by social networking, a shrinking number of household memberships in the club, and a scarcity of members willing to assume leadership positions on NGS’s governing Board of Directors.
In short, the time is now to celebrate what NGS has meant to many people over the years and to make our 30th year a gala affair! So won’t you join us – even if you’ve never attended a Convention before or done so in some time? We hope to see you in Dublin July 22nd and 23rd !
The National Graniteware Society
History and Practices
The National Graniteware Society, founded in 1986, is an organization for collectors and true lovers of graniteware (also commonly known as Agate or Enamelware). The organization encourages learning about and understanding graniteware. It promotes friendship with other collectors of graniteware, and it gives to all members an equal opportunity to participate in new discoveries and general information concerning graniteware.
The highlight of NGS is a two-day annual convention beginning on the fourth Friday In July and ending with a Saturday evening banquet. Educational seminars, a membership consignment auction, business meeting, and other special events are highlights of this annual event.
A special commemorative is issued for each convention. These highly collectible items are available only to NGS members who are registered for, and attend, the convention.
The National Graniteware society also publishes two newsletters a year.
State Chapters of the National Graniteware Society are organized in several States including Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These chapters meet on a regular, flexible, or as needed basis throughout the year.
Membership Services and Correspondence, the Annual NGS Membership Form, and the Annual Convention Registration Form should be forwarded directly to our Treasurer at:
National Graniteware Society
c/o Robert A. Wolf, Treasurer
67 Brookwood Drive
Camden, DE 19934
Official business correspondence should be mailed to our designated registered NGS Agent at:
National Graniteware Society
5817 Timber Creek Road
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
To learn more, join NGS!
We travel from all over the United States to share our interest in Graniteware and renew friendships that have developed over the years. Besides finding that special Graniteware item, you may win a great door prize at the banquet dinner donated by individuals or state chapters that could reflect geographical area or a grand item for your collection.