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Hello, everyone! Even if it may not feel like it now, warmer weather is just around the corner. That means it’s just a few short months until CAS Collectors Convention 2018! Rest assured that we have another outstanding Convention planned that you won’t want to miss. After all, it’s that once-a-year opportunity to reunite with all your CAS friends! This year’s theme, announced in our last issue: “Ceramic Arts Studio: Decorating The Decades!”


Get ready to stroll through the years, as we recognize the contributions of all of our CAS decorator friends -- the workers who literally brought all of Betty Harrington’s CAS designs to life!


Convention 2018 is set for 6 pm Saturday, August 25th in the spacious Redwood Room at the Howard Johnson Plaza. You’ll want to make your reservation right now. Convention registration is still just $60 per person (one of the best values anywhere!) Plus, all registrations postmarked by June 15, 2018 will be entered in our “Earliest Earlybird Contest”.


Here’s just some of what’s in store as we celebrate “Ceramic Arts Studio: Decorating The Decades!”


  • An always-sure-to-please mouthwatering buffet!
  • A chance to participate in our Convention Raffle with lots of nifty prizes!
  • Our ever-popular On Display Contest! (The possibilities with this year’s  Convention theme are virtually limitless!)
  • Our always much-anticipated annual Commemorative! (Trust me, you’ll be excited about what Lisa Louis has come up with for this year!)
  • Our annual Club Auction, with Shawn and David Slotten at the helm. Whether buying or selling, participating in the auction is a great way for you to pick up extra cash (or CAS treasures), and it also benefits your club. If you know someone who has a complete or partial CAS collection they’d like to include on the auction bill, please contact me at: hankk@omahasteaks.com. I’ll be more than happy to make the arrangements!
  • And, of course, there’s the opportunity to once again enjoy a terrific celebration with all your CAS friends from far and near!


And remember: during the day on Saturday, you’ll have all the fun of attending the Wisconsin Pottery Association Show & Sale at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center, with free parking compliments of the WPA.


You’ll find full Convention details elsewhere in this issue, so please send off your registration today! I hope to see you in Madison, as we celebrate the legacy of our CAS decorator friends, and showcase all the ways Betty Harrington’s CAS creations have brightened homes throughout the decades.  


Also, be sure and check the membership renewal date on your newsletter mailing label. If there’s a “please renew” sticker, I hope you’ll take the time to send in your renewal right away. An annual family membership, at just $30, assures the future of your club, and keeps our creative and informative newsletters coming your way for an entire year. We’ve even included a renewal form for you, so renewing couldn’t be easier. Thanks in advance!


And when you get a chance, be sure to check out our CAS Collectors Facebook Page! Together with our website (www.cascollectors.com), our Facebook page keeps members up-to-date with “all the latest” from your club, and lets the rest of the world know what we’re up to. Be sure and visit, and “like” us. (Plus, you’ll enjoy all the Convention photos posted at both locations!)


Until next time, stay warm and think spring!


Hank Kuhlmann