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GREATEST OF  EVENTS--THE NATIONAL CONVENTION, HELD NEXT YEAR IN FARGO, ND.   

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEGINS WITH UPCOMING MEETS AND FINALLY, A SCRAPBOOK REVIEW OF THIS PAST  REGIONAL EVENTS.   UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE.

ONE SHOULD BE WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF YOU!  YOU MUST BE A G&CICA MEMBER TO ATTEND EVENTS.

 Detailed articles appear in The Pan Handler, the newsletter of the Griswold and Cast Iron Cookware Association that is free  

with membership.  To receive a sample copy of The Pan Handler and a membership form, contact: 

EDITOR, G&CICA, 17424 JORDAN DRIVE,  SAEGERTOWN, PA 16433 with your request or email her at 

dmosier@griswoldcookware.com or dmosier1@zoominternet.net.  The 2015  membership drive is under way, so anyone 

joining now will have his or her  membership run through all of 2015 and   be listed in the new directory, a great resource 

for contacts.  It also makes you eligible to attend any/all regional and national events.

                                    First,

2014 IS COMING WITH MORE SCHEDULED REGIONAL MEETS:

PLAN TO ATTEND AS MANY AS YOUR SCHEDULE PERMITS.

NOTIFY THE HOSTS IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND ANY SO THEY CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

BRING LOTS OF IRON TO SHOW OR SELL AND DEEP POCKETS TO BUY.   BRING A REGIONAL "GOODIE"

TO BE PUT INTO THE  BASKET FROM YOUR REGION AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.

                       

Pictures available at http://gcica.org/ under conventions & chapter photos

 

FOUR 2014 UPCOMING  REGIONAL CHAPTER MEETS WILL BE HELD IN Collingsville, IL;  Sackets Harbor, NY;  Raleigh, NC &  Tacoma, WA--plan to attend one or all, if you have time in your schedule:

 

Heartland Chapter Planning an October 18-19 Meet in IL

 

Mike Hobbs is working out the details on the Heartland meeting he'll host in Collinsville , IL . 

 

Tentatively it looks like this. "We will have a get-to-gather on Friday night (18th), a cast iron auction on Saturday, and a swap meet and Heartland Chapter meeting."

 

Mike adds, "I may also have an auction for the members on Sunday but I don't know about how
that is going to work out just yet. "

 

Full details will follow in the next edition of the Pan Handler.  You can call Shirley Willard 217-367-1278; Randy Young 417-766-4618; Mike Hobbs 618-525-5275 if you need more information now.

 

 

2014 Northeast Chapter G&CICA Meeting

Friday, August 8th & Saturday, August 9th

Hosted by Brad & Suzanne Schwarting @ Hounsfield #5 School House

Located on the corner of Route 66 &62 Sackets Harbor , New York

Directions: Interstate 81 to Exit 42, turn left off the exit ramp and head west; you will see the signs for County Route 66/Salt Point Road. The second stop sign will be the intersection of County 62 Sulpher Springs Road. We will have signs posted to direct you to parking. You will see the stone school house on the corner.

Lodging : August is the height of the tourist season in the 1000 Islands . If you think you might be coming it is recommended to get lodging reservations ASAP as some places are already booked. Watertown (which is 6 miles to the East of the school house) has the full gamut of hotel and motel chains. If you google “ Sackets Harbor bed breakfast” you will get websites for 4-5 very nice local establishments that are very popular.

Also http://www.ontarioplacehotel.com/ offers nice accommodations in town. We are also 5 miles East of Wescott Beach and Campgrounds which is part of the NYS Park System.   Please contact Brad or Suzanne if you have questions or need help locating rooms.  315-376-6328 E.S.T.  The cell number is 315-783-3185.

Friday dinner will be ready about 5 PM. Come early, stay late, relax and enjoy the summer breezes and Brad’s mailboxes that are on display at the school house. Saturday the coffee will be ready by 7 AM with breakfast to follow between 8 and 9. The NE Chapter business meeting will begin at 10 AM followed by Show & Tell and Swap. Lunch will be rolled out between 12-1 and everyone is welcome to stay as long as they want.

Bring yourself and a  non-perishable item for next chapter basket for the Fargo convention, if you would.

 

Dixie Chapter in NC

Grady Britt will be hosting the Dixie Chapter G&CICA swap meet.  It is scheduled for Oct 31 & Nov. 1 at the Swift Creek Community Center , Swift Creek , NC aka Cary/Holly Spring/Raleigh, NC. More details to follow.

 

 

 

West Coast Chapter meeting at the Cast Iron Museum in WA

The West Coast Chapter will meet September 20 2014 at 3408 EA 72 ND Street Tacoma WA starting at 9 AM with juice and coffee and business meeting at 10 AM. There will a show and tell and swap meet. Lunch will be served. Everyone from any Chapter is welcome to attend. Any questions call Marg O'Neil 253 564 4224.

 

 NEXT CONVENTION 

FARGO, ND in  2015

 

2015  GCICA  Convention

 

Come experience the real Fargo , not the movie or the television program.  

When: April 30 - May 3, 2015.  

Where: Doublewood Inn & Conference Center

3333 - 13th Avenue South

Fargo , North Dakota

701-235-3333  

Room rate: $94 includes buffet breakfast.  

Pool side $109 includes buffet breakfast.  

11 Suites $130 each includes buffet breakfast.  

In room sales please request odd numbered rooms 143 - 179. We would like to keep all in-room sales in close proximity to facilitate ease in shopping.  

The Doublewood Inn is located just east of I 29 at exit #64. Commlimentary airport shuttle service is available. Delta and Allegiant are the 2 airlines that service the Fargo area.  

The Doublewood Inn is pet friendly.

The hotel website is www.fargodoublewood.com .

If you have additional questions call my cell phone 701-261-9199 or email me: Cleonel@aol.com

 

President Brad Schwarting receives FARGO KIND from next convention chairman, Cleone Leach.

 

 

 

NEXT CONVENTION FARGO, ND IN 2015

 

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SCRAPBOOK--MEETS YOU 

MISSED OR ONES TO 

REMEMBER!

 

Looking back, 2013 NE chapter meet in Palymra, ME

 

Northeast Chapter Meet in Palmyra , ME

August 9-10, 2013

 

               Jeff & Diane Nicholas were the gracious hosts of the Northeast Chapter Meet.  It takes a lot to host a meet, but they were up to the task.  Many pitched in to help.

               Audrey Belden, one of the twenty-two guests said, "We didn't let the rain dampen our spirits.  We had a very nice meet and greet last night."

 

               Suzanne Schwarting (new secretary-treasurer), Gail Parthree (new vice president) and Butch Parthree (director to national Board) chat it up during meet and greet. John Belden is the new president of the NE but since he took all these photos, we don't have his picture.

 

 

               Can you say "lob-stah?"  Friday night's dinner  featured all VERY fresh local foods to include steamed lobster, roasted corn on the cob and new red potatoes. “The veggies were picked Friday morning and the lobsters were in the ocean until 6 A.M.” The meal was sumptuous, reports Suzanne Schwarting.  A whole lot of hard work went on in the kitchen to prepare this Maine specialty for all the assembled, like the cheddar biscuits.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

               And the next morning, Diane and family prepared sausage gravy and biscuits, but for the weight conscious, there were muffins and other good things for breakfast.  There's no lack of hospitality at the Nicholas home.

 

Iron is displayed many places in the home.

 

               New member Scott Nadeau brought many of his Maine foundry iron for show and tell.

 

     

 

               An unusual double bail handled scotch bowl is displayed.  Below is an urn next to the wood patterns.

 

 

               A huge cast iron urn that went on a fireplace from the Portland Maine Stove Foundry AND the four wooden patterns used to make the piece! Included in the pieces that Scott Nadeau brought was a 2-quart Portland pot that matched the wooden pattern we had borrowed from Bryant's Stove Works. Scott had to be the luckiest member at the meeting. On his way to the Saturday session from his camp (and very close to the host’s home) he stopped at a yard sale and found a Portland Stove Foundry scotch bowl.

 

               Delicious chile, slaw, and corn bread were served for lunch.  Jeff and Diane made sure we did not lack anything, food was fabulous, the camaraderie was heartwarming and the cast iron Magnificent.

 

               Thank you, John Belden, for these and many more pictures.  I'll post all of these on the web site soon, along with photos being sent by a couple more members.

Go to http://gcica.org/ and Conventions & Chapters to see new postings.

 

               The next meet will be held August 8 and 9, 2014 at the Sackets Harbor home of the Schwartings in NY.

LOOKING BACK:  

The 2014 Winchester, VA convention  Museum of the Shennadoah Valley, featuring Patsy Cline, Winchester's native daughter,  was the special kickoff for convention.   A guided tour of the grounds and luncheon followed the tour.

 

  members bring in their oddities for show and tell

Porcelain coated heart star muffin                                                                                    Popsicle maker among the 150 items shown Chairman Dieter sets up at swap meet.

Both Audrey and John Belden set up for table topics, among 8 others who did demonstrations.

   

Both the cast iron auction AND the awards banquet are highlights of the convention.  (l to right) Brad, Lydia, Cal,  Karen & Rita

 

 

The 2013 Columbus, OH convention

Griswold Hammered Iron

 

               Cal and Ann Smith brought their complete line of Griswold hammered iron.   Call pointed out the variety from skillets, to hinged sets, to waffle irons, griddles, and muffin pans. 

 

distinctive waffle irons in two finishes,   iron and chrome

 

               People attending the seminar were impressed with the extensive, good looking items in the total Griswold hammered finish.

 

 

 

Catalogues Aid Research

 

               When you research catalogues, you find some very interesting facts.   A good collector has many catalogues in their possession to check out their own questions.

               Perry Rapier brought in many catalogues, some original and a lot of reprints that people can obtain.

 

 

               The best part of any of the seminars and other convention events is members have the chance to talk to the experts, examine the items being discussed, and learn first hand by seeing the product.   It's one thing to read about something, but it's so much more insightful to actually see the items in person.

 

Perry and Pat discuss some of the catalogues.

T A B L E   T O P I C S

 

               The ever popular table topics allows patrons to interact directly with the presenter on a personal basis while examining the particular items shown. 

               Some presenters need to be credited with the effort it takes to bring in huge amounts of cookware to properly present their topic.  Those would definitely include Tom Oen, Sonny McCarter, Scott McCarter, and Art Chatfield who carted in and set up big displays, giving us much to absorb.

 

                

Tom Oen--Wapak Hollow Ware                                                 Sonny McCarder--Griswold number eight skillets

 

 

      

Scott McCarter--variety in Griswold handled griddles                                             Art & Terri Chatfield--wood handled skillets

 

 

         

Grady Britt--Cast iron advertising ash trays    C. Perry Rapier--Griswold stove    Nancy & Dave Lange--Griswold salesman's                                                                                                                                                               samples

   

                                                                     

Bev & Tom Moran-- catalogs, flyers, brochures, stove companies;    Cleone Leach shows Fargo , ND site for 2015 convention

 

and coming up 2014, see Dieter's below:

 

                    

 

Lee and Rita Dieter are getting ready for  convention in Winchester , VA May 8-11, 2014.  

 

THE  CLUB  AUCTION

 

               One of the more popular events that members look forward to attending is the club auction.   This year 199 items went under the gavel.  Once again we were honored to have Mike Hobbs as auctioneer.   Mike's an established auctioneer in his own state and has a wide following nationwide.     His work is appreciated by GCICA.  You can contact Mike at mikehobbsauctions@yahoo.com if you want to arrange your own auction.

               Another mention needs to be made about the hard working members who set up the auction, arrange the pieces, guard the minis, examine all entries for undisclosed flaws, and prepare them for the preview by members.    Behind the scene are accountants who prepare the accounting, record the results, tally the bills for the customers, and keep tabs on all the sales.     The three rumners had their work cut out for themselves this year, running 199 items for a last look--special thanks to Grady Britt, Sonny and Scott McCarter--you had a big workout.

               The auction results were posted a week after convention at our club's web site, http://gcica.org/.  You can get all the results there.   Here are just a sampling of the outcome:  Wagner Ware--sausage dog maker $170; bundt pan style A $250; baking cake pans $160 & $200; skillet oven  $300; warmup pan w/lid alum. $140.   Griswold--#3 slant EPU smooth bottom skillet $325; hotel skillet lid  $925; rabbit extender $750; #13 D.O. trivet $900; #2 Rau Brothers skillet $425; #4 low dome nickeled skillet lid $725.  Lodge acorn muffin $240; Favorite Piquaware #14 skillet $180; Dolly stove black iron $1700.  Harker egg baker $180; Mrs. Wagner's pie stand w/4 swivel racks $250;  Wapak #10 Indian skillet  $160.

 

      

Donna Tschirky, recorder;  Mike Hobbs, auctioneer                             A couple high powered auction items

 

               

Grady Britt (left photo) and Sonny McCarter (right photo) and Scott McCarter (no photo) were the hard working runners!

 

THE  AWARDS  BANQUET

 

Following a social hour, the convention banquet was underway.   Salad and rolls were followed with a tasteful menu of baked chicken or steak.   Dessert was cheesecake, served with coffee, tea, or other beverage.

 

       Perry Rapier was the first to be acknowled

 

Before that, the 2012 convention in WA:

And the pre-convention Events were Fabulous, too!

 

              

left--a peek at a portion of the King's display; right--back yard bbq at the Noren's home;

below left--tobacco cutters aplenty at the O'Neils and to the right-- trivets galore

 

 

    

LaBurta gets into the fresh clams; memebers go through the buffet line; others gaze in awe at the huge display of iron at The O'Neil barn and bottom right, at their home--Madaline & Bill Lapp, Marg O'Neil, Craig Froemming.

 

        

 

 

  Back yard BBQ at member's home

          Show & Tell session to see, touch, examine the odd and usual items, like the transpeed items being discussed by Joel (left) and Dave....always a lot to ponder.

 

        

Seminar with Jack (above) and Tom (below).   Auction set up before the member's preview.

   member's home display

  

Swap meet--always a popular event with the members to get those items they need for their collections.

 

  Auction--usually about 150 pieces go under the gavel at the popular auction.

  

Many table topics to explore a concentration on one thing, like polished aluminum coffee-teapots or irons from many centuries.

 

  SCRAPBOOK--REGIONAL MEETS YOU MISSED OR ONES TO 

REMEMBER:

 

FEBRUARY,  2007

The West Coast region met in Portland, OR 

 

Whether it’s show and tell with all the goodies are discussed by John Toomb………

 John, we miss you!

 

….or buying and selling at the swap meet……

  

 

  

…..and all the luncheons in between, that West Coast bunch always has fun. Meeting in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the Tatro’s, they they elected John Toomb to replace Fred McGavran as director-elect for the region. {WC Pictures courtesy of Kathy Tatro}.

Did you miss this one?  APRIL,2007--the Dixie chapter will 

meet for a good time in the FL panhandle on a horse ranch.

HOSTED BY MILTON & STEPHANIE O'DELL

 AT THEIR HOME IN COTTONDALE, FLORIDA

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL MEETING!

A NICE TIME TO RELAX WITH OLD FRIENDS AND

TO MEET AND MAKE NEW ONES!! 

THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, TOO!!

 

    

 

 

SITTING ON THE PORCH AND GETTING ACQUAINTED             

 

                                                                                       

  FULL VIEW OF THE PORCH

   POTS of MILT'S WORLD-FAMOUS CHILE

                        

    President, Sec/Treas, Director

Milt O'Dell                    Joe Noto           Bill Champion*********************************************************************************************************

SATURDAY'S SHOW & TELL AND SWAP MEET!

     

ATLANTIC BREAD PANS SHOWN BY JOE NOTO.  MADE BY THE PORTLAND (ME) STOVE & FOUNDRY CO.  THREE DIFFERENT

SIZES:  THE SMALLEST IS NOT MARKED AND THE OTHERS ARE MARKED WITH A 2 AND A 3.  NEAT LOAF PANS!!

 

A TABLE SERVICE DUTCH OVEN WITH               THESE TWO PHOTOS ARE OF AN ODORLESS KETTLE MADE ONLY BY

A WHITE ENAMEL BOTTOM! UNUSUAL!             J. H. DAY & CO. OF CINNCINATI, O.  WITH LID AND INSIDE STEAM TRIVET.

   

JOE NOTO SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE           THEY LISTEN INTENTLY TO JOE DURING         MILTON O'DELL AND JOE NOTO

BETWEEN THE 2 QT. & 2 PT. WAGNER               SHOW & TELL                                                         CONDUCTED THE BUSINESS MEETING

PAUL REVERE SAUCE POTS.  THE LARGE

ONE HAS THE LID!!!

 

SOME OT THE NEAT ITEMS AT THE SWAP MEET.  LOOK AT THAT GRISWOLD CUSPIDOR AND OVAL SKILLET WITH LID AND ALL

THOSE OTHER NEAT PIECES!  DON'T YOU WISH YOU HAD BEEN THERE!!

 

MANY THANKS TO THE O'DELLS FOR A MAGNIFICENT TIME!!!

 

JUNE, 2007, HEARTLAND CHAPTER GATHERED

PARK HILLS,  MO

Hosts were Nancy & Lou Wright.  Fun for all at the Friday night social dinner, 

the Saturday meeting of show-tell, business meet, luncheon, &  finished with 

a big swap meet.

 

 

 

George Delp

Whether you ride in, walk in, or fly in, you’re welcome at our regional meets. These photos are from "cow town" , Ft. Worth, TX where George and Josh Delp enjoyed convention and other activities in the area. (To see these and other photos, go to http://gcica.org under CONVENTION photos—they are so much nicer to view in color. You owe it to yourself to see.)

  Josh Delp

 

 

MEMORY PICTURES FROM THE SUMMER AND FALL MEETS 2007:  FOR FULL COVERAGE, VISIT http://gcica.org and look under the third topic which is conventions and chapters, under the subtopic of photos. 

WEST COAST REGIONAL    

During the short business meeting at the West Coast gathering in Redmond, WA a slate of officers was decided: President, Jeff Tatro; Vice President, Larry O’Neil; and Tony Tshirky Secretary-Treasuer

Their next meet will be in Portland, OR in the spring. But, first, the fun they had in Redmond. They gathered at the home of their hosts, John & Ginny Toomb for some preliminary festivities and to check out his nicely displayed collection.

 

While some looked at nice cast iron cookware, others caught up on the latest happenings.

The swap meet is an opportunity for any/all to pick up some additions to their collection.

         

Northeast Region Met in Milford, CT--hosted by Karen & Dave Griswold

Ethel Leed, vice president arrives at Griswold home.    Bread slicer.              John Knapp & Roy Meadows          Brad Schwarting Meadows                                                                

Em Hunter passes baton to Dianne Nicholas, sec.treas. now.

                     

Pharmacy grinder Jeff Schiff         Spoors teakettles by Joel Schiff

                             

Susan  Conron, Dave                      Karen Griswold  prepares dinner for all

Griswold & son, one of 

dozen+ set up at SWAP

 

Heartland Chapter meet in Jones, OK, 

hosted by Bev & Tom Moran

   the troops starts to gather!

       

Always so much to see, hear about, learn, and even buy at these regional meets--with the added bonus of friendship in gathering.

 

 

 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING--NATIONAL GOES TO REGIONAL MEET FOR DEDICATION OF THE G&CICA'S KITCHEN PROJECT  

 

Northeast Region, September 16 & 17:

From the dedication of the restored kitchen in the Watson-Curtze Mansion in Erie, PA in the memory of charter member and historian George T. Griswold

President of the National Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association, Louis Wright presents flowers to Dorothy Griswold, widow of George at the dedication Friday, September 16, 2005.  

Dr. Joseph Noto recalls some wonderful stories about the late George T. Griswold, whom he got to know pretty well several years ago.

Open house tours of the Lange's of Erie, the Clapper's of McKean and the Mosier's of Saegertown, PA displayed great collections of vintage cookware for all 60 regional members to see first hand.  

The next day brought registration of 61 people:

Regional Secretary, Em Hunter and hostess, Nancy Lange sign up the troops!

Many impressive pieces were brought in by members like this harp waffle grid---how special!

The membership has important things to discuss and decide before the next meet which will be in CT, followed by one in south central PA. Visitors like VIP of the national, Gary Taylor were there, as well as WC President and wife, John and Ginny Toomb attended, and the national president, Lou Wright and Nancy Wright traveled umpteen miles to be with us.    NE members represented the states of CT, ME, NY, PA, OH, and VA.....61 in all.  Nice turnout.

New member, Nick, sets up for his first of many G&CICA Swap Meets!

done  2008--Portland, ME  G&CICA Convention (Diane & Jeff Nicholas)

done  2009--St. Louis, MO G&CICA Convention (Lou & Nancy Wright and 

                                                                              Heartland Chapter)\

done  2010--Oklahoma City, OK (hosts, the Morans)

done  2011--Erie, PA (hosts, the Langes)

done  2012--Tacoma, WA (hosts, the O'Neils, Kings, and Norens)

done 2013--Columbus, OH April 25-28, 2013 (host, Perry Rapier and NE chapter)

Coming next 2014--Winchester, VA May 8-11, 2014.

 

what the distant future approves: Fargo, ND 2015; Springfield, MO 2016; Bar Harbor or Portland, ME 2017; LA 2018

If you still have questions, contact me and I'll put you in touch with the right contact people or get you started or tell you what you need to do to participate.  Doris Mosier 814-763-4819  or dmosier@griswoldcookware.com 

The Pan Handler, the G&CICA official publication for our association, will always keep you updated on pertinent information about any/all events.  If you are not a member of Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association and wish to see a recent edition of our newsletter or an application to join, contact me.  Doris Mosier, Publications,  G&CICA, 17424 Jordan Drive,  Saegertown, PA 16433 or email request to me at dmosier@griswoldcookware.com .   

   

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