At the Board's recent Spring meeting conference call, it was determined to host an online Virtual Annual Meeting in October 2020. Specific date and other information will be announced once plans are confirmed.
TCC Board Announces Postponement of the 2020 Annual Meeting
In light of current estimates provided by the federal government that the Covid-19 pandemic could be with us well into the summer or longer, the TCC Board of Directors has voted to postpone the 2020 annual meeting, originally scheduled for October 15-18, until the following year. This decision was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our members, many of whom are senior citizens, is of our utmost concern.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of member Leslie Bouterie, most of the extensive planning already completed can still be implemented in 2021. Until we meet again in the next year, we send our sincerest wish for good health and well-being for all members and their families. Please contact TCC President Scott Hanson if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with the 2021 meeting.
MEETING THEME: PATTERNS OF PURPOSE
The theme of this year’s meeting, Patterns of Purpose: Transferware Designed to Influence, Inform, and Impress, will focus on the powerful messages of transferware patterns, which were created not merely for aesthetic appeal, but also with the express purposes of influencing thought and spurring social action; educating children and adults; impressing family, friends and constituents; and commemorating significant events. The Annual Meeting will feature speakers from the United States and Great Britain, and will include tours of the Winterthur museum period rooms and exhibition galleries, and vessel handling sessions with ceramic experts. As always, the conference will include the ever-popular Transferware Raffle, an extraordinary Transferware Sale, and informal sessions in which members will share their transferware treasures and discoveries.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Wilmington will serve as the conference hotel for attendees. This spacious and newly-renovated conference center is located just a few miles from Winterthur and is conveniently adjacent to the Concord Shopping Mall. It is easily accessible for travelers arriving by air, train or automobile: via the Philadelphia International Airport, the Wilmington Amtrak station, or interstate highways.