Indiana World Organization of China Painters

Organization dedicated to the promotion of china painting.

IWOCP Meetings April 2019

The IWOCP state meeting was called to order by Pres. Bertie David on April 17, 2019 at the Sheraton at Keystone of the Crossing.

Reading of minutes and treasurers report was dispensed with as this was at convention.

Old Business. There was discussion of how conventions will be allotted since various clubs are disbanding including Lafayette.

New Business. A convention committee has been formed to better facilitate convention protocol and various duties to streamline convention. Sherry Hoefling is the chair. Committee includes Linda Lane, Joyce Dwulet, Ellen Wilson -Pruitt, Molly Hammond, CC Jung and Patricia Bontrager.

Ellen discussed a great opportunity for exhibits and demonstrations at the Brown Co Art Gallery in September. This will also be a great way to introduce China painting and hopefully interest new members.

Amy Carroll and Martha Bechtel will form a by- laws committee to restructure by laws due to decrease in clubs and once again, reconsider convention funds.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Joyce Dwulet, Sec.

The non profit meeting of the IWOCP was called to order on April 17, 2019 by President Bertie David. There being no business, the meeting was adjourned.

Secretary Joyce Dwulet

The IWOCP meeting was called to order by President Bertie David on April 18,2019.

The only business was the announcement of the next convention hosted by Porcelain Firing Squad. Joyce Dwulet, Chairman announced the convention will be April 23,24 2020 to be held at the Morgan Co. Fairgrounds in Martinsville, Indiana. The theme will be

The Times, They Are A Changin. Each club will paint one clock to be used as table decoration for the banquet. Joyce announced this convention will be streamlined to reflect the declining membership plus hopefully to save money by using the porcelain art school location rather than a larger hotel. Members may choose to stay at local hotels if desired. Club duties:

Porcelain Firing Squad- Convention planning, registration and program, vendor display area.

New Dimensions. Auction and auction item procurement

Bartholomew fundraising

Paint and create. Club display area, museum voting

Kokomo vendor Hospitality bags and demos

Central. Resale shop

Vendors will be at one end of the building, display at others. Banquet tables will be in center area with chairs and tables available to members to sit and socialize during entire convention.

Lisa will hopefully cater banquet. Demos to be held in Kendall room.

This reflects a change in our convention outlook to encourage more social time and easier access to all aspects of a convention.

Secretary, Joyce Dwulet

Indiana WOCP Meeting October 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Bertie David. She read the minutes of the July 9, 2018 meeting. The minutes were approved as read with no additions or corrections. No treasures report was given, however, it was added after the meeting ( IWOCP checking $2707.44, Savings $12,380.73. PASI was paid $180.31 from convention profit.) Minutes stand as read with the treasurers report added.

Old business: Convention report by Sheran Edwards. It will be at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing> Set up will be Tuesday April 16 at 6:30 PM. Convention will be open all day on April 17, and close before the banquet/Luncheon around noon on April 18. There will be no charge for parking, if you stay at the hotel. There will be a booth called “Second Chance”, and it will be for donated china and items that you will no longer need. For the fund raiser booth, each member is to paint a mug with a C. Klein design. There will be no refunds if vendors cancel. March 15 is the deadline for box lunches and banquet tickets.

New business: Clubs are combining because of low membership, however, Molly Hammond has formed a new club, name wasn’t decided.

It was discussed that we have really only two sections in the area, Northern and Central area. And who will have the next convention after Central? It was suggested perhaps Molly’s Club might consider hosting.

Bertie will appoint a nominating committee for officers for next year.

Seven members were present, only two clubs represented.

No further business, meeting was adjourned, and we had lunch

Indiana WOCP Meeting Sept. 9, 2018

The September 9 meeting was called to order by Pres Ellen Wilson -Pruitt at Lincoln Square. Minutes were read and approved. Balance in the treasury is $ 4762.05

Final 2017 convention report. Profit of $506.58

2018 convention was discussed and report handed out. May 10,11 Baymont Inn, 1709 E Lincoln st, Kokomo, Two day convention approved by the board.

Blooms of Bloomington....Auction at the Banquet displays

Bartholomew...Heirloom Shoppe

Palette talk.....registration raiser booth

Porcelain Firing....demos

New with demos and Heirloom shop

Kokomo...vendors, brochures, Banquet etc

Center pieces...simple using unpainted white china, possibly a tray with china, avoid baskets please

Fund raiser..each member asked to paint a 2x4 box to sell for 10 dollars.please no tooth fairy boxes. Please give your best effort.

Any questions please call Bertie David

VP project was discussed. Ellen hoped to receive the china in early October and kick off date will be set. Ellen will email all participants.

No further business, meeting was adjourned.

Sec. Joyce Dwulet

Member attending. Sharen Edwards. Linda Lane. Sherry Hoefling. Joyce Dwulet. Ellen Wilson Pruitt. CJ Laster. Laura Taube. Betty Ward

The June 9,2017 meeting of IWOCP was called to order by Pres. Ellen Wilson -Pruitt at Lincoln Square. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer’s Report $4738.05 in checking. 8378.95 in savings.

Members Patty Kimick passed away. Evie de Veritch is in rehab due to a bad fall, Harriet Schmid has had heart surgery.

2017 convention report: all committees were thanked for their hard work. At this time there is approximately $190 in the red but not all accounting has been done. Ideas were discussed for streamlining convention .

The State Fair pieces are to be delivered July 29 from 9-3. Members were asked to report back to the guilds to ask for help if they needed transportation.

2018 convention will b in Kokomo.

The new project with Mrs Pence was discussed and Ellen is e-mailing all members with details.

The meeting was adjourned.

Sec. Joyce Dwulet

Members present: Sharen Edwards. Laura Taube. Ellen Wilson-Pruitt. Leanna Sherman. Betty Ward. Shirley Buis. CC Jung. Sherry Hoefling. Linda Lane. Neva Boyce. Gretchen Bryant