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The Newsletter Of The Wisconsin Pottery Association

Issue No. VII    January 2001

A Letter from the New Past President Remembering WPA Member Dave Auclair
WPA 2001 Schedule In Memoriam: Marion John Nelson
Getting to Know WPA Member Steve Dana A Few Final Notes
Camark Pottery by Nicol Knappen .In Error
Asking the WPA for Pottery Values? by Tim Zinkgraf .Contributions
What I learned as WPA's Webmaster by Tim Zinkgraf

A Letter from the New Past President
At our December business meeting it was decided that we will do away with the practice of requesting $1 per meeting to cover the cost of renting the room. We are doing this at this time because it was felt that we have enough money in the budget to cover our costs and because it will simplify record keeping.

We once again voted to keep our meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. A schedule of meetings will be printed in this newsletter and we're encouraging everyone to put them in your calendar now so that you'll be sure and remember to join us. 

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for making my year as President of the WPA a most successful and enjoyable one. As the world's most nervous public speaker I won't miss dealing with the jitters as we conducted the business portion of our meetings. My fears were unwarranted of course as everyone has been so helpful and forthcoming that it has made my job an easy one. I would especially like to thank Kari Kenefick, our Vice President in 2000, who is taking over this month as the new President of the WPA. She will undoubtedly do a terrific job for us in 2001. On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a New Year filled with "great pottery finds". 

Barb Huhn, WPA Ex-President

2001 WPA Calendar
January 9 - Purinton Pottery by Ellen and Jim Tyne 
February 13 - To Be Announced 
March 13 - Weller Pottery by Chris Swart 
April 10 - Pickard Pottery by Gloria Groh & Victor Groh 
May 8 - Tour of an Arts & Crafts House
June 12 - Pittsville Oral History Update by Ed Arnold & Dave and Betty Knutzen
July 10 - WPA Picnic 
August 25 - Annual WPA Exhibit and Sale 
September 11 - The History of Pauline and other Edgerton Potteries by Mark Scarborough 
October 9 - Contemporary Native American Pottery by Ervin Bublitz 
November 13 - Galena Pottery (or Blue & White) by Bill Engel (to be confirmed) 
December 4 - WPA Holiday Party (the first Tuesday in December)

A Few Final Notes
The contents and various submissions for this newsletter have made my job as editor a simple one this issue. Thanks so much to Tim Holthaus, Jim Petzold, Nicol Knappen, Jim Riordan, Barb Reed, Tim Zinkgraf, Betty and Dave Knutzen and Barb Huhn for the excellent content for this premier 2001 issue! 

We all have our preferences for remembering close friends and those preferences are as varied as we are. My hope is that the letters regarding Dave Auclair and Marion Nelson in this issue would provide insights into these men for those of us that did not know them well. If you know of information that was omitted here, please let me know and we will certainly print it in a later issue of the Press

As we go to Press, there is an exciting announcement: Glenn Clark has agreed to be our Vice President for 2001! I, as well as others, have promised to help Glenn with certain vice presidential duties, such as staffing the 2001 Exhibit and Sale with volunteers, as he is also our Show Manager for that event. We will make certain to not interfere with the excellent job Glenn always does as manager of our annual fundraiser. 

Finally, I wish to thank Barb Huhn for her support as I learn the ropes and assume the duties of WPA President for the year 2001. As Barb Huhn calculates, she has been president for about 15 months now ( Jim R. believed in early training [grin]) so it's high time I took over. Barb has been the model of patience, good communication and efficiency - she will be a tough act to follow! 

Thanks for your patience while I learn what does and does not require a motion or a vote for the next couple of meetings. Heck, it couldn't be as bad as trying to figure out what all those mystery pieces are!! That is the real challenge. 

See you January 9 at the Shorewood Community Center!! Kari Kenefick, WPA President

In Error
Please accept my sincere apologies for printing the incorrect date for the WPA Holiday Party in the October issue of the WPA Press. The date was correct in the July newsletter, but somehow was printed incorrectly in October. I've made every attempt to insert correct dates here, but would appreciate your comments if you notice an error. KBK

ContributionsYour contributions to the WPA Press are welcome. Please submit them to: 

Kari Kenefick

Wisconsin Pottery Association
P.O. Box 705
Madison WI 53701-0705


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