The Long Island Depression Glass Society
-John Guglielmo Editor- March 2013
FEMA STRIKES AGAIN
After repeatedly stating that February 28th was the last day to apply for SANDY aid, the Federal Government extended the deadlines one more month and so the Freeport Recreational Center, our usual site for the Glass Shows, is still unavailalbe.
We tried the West Babylon School, where we held the Winter Antique and Collectible Market, but it will be closed for the Easter Holiday. We had one last option but it was already booked and so our LAST GLASS was not to be.
Unfortunately, our advertising had already gone out, so a second mailing was done annoucing the cancellation.
Any dealers who had already returned their contracts will be issued a refunf.
On behalf of the Long Island Depression Glass Society we wish to thank all the dealers who participated in our shows over the last thirty-five years, as well as the members who helped out at the shows and the many people who attended and contributed to their success.
To repeat: There will be no Depression Glass Show on March 24th.
March General Meeting
On a brighter note, we are celebrating "the Green" in the merry month of March and hopefully the early arrival of Spring.
(Didn't Puxatawney Phil, the famous Groundhog predict just that?)
Please bring your favorite GREEN thing or things to the March 21st General Meeting at the Marine Corps League Hall. That included dessert.
This meeting we cannot supply coffee, so if that is your desire please bring it with you. We will however have boiling water and teabags(regular and decaf) for you.
The Fundraiser at the March 21st meeting will be a small raffle of (what else?) Green Glass. By a small raffle we mean that your chances of winning are great due to the relatively small number of participants.
We will raffle:
1 large Green Mayfair bowl
1 Green Sandwich bowl
1 Cambridge Apple Blossom plate
ALSO IN MARCH
If you have not paid your dues at the end of this month, this will be your last newsletter.
Also you will lose seniroity and Lido Points accrued.
We are planning a FUNDRAISER AUCTION to be held in May of this year.
This is where you donate the glass for which you get Lido Points and we all get a chance to bid on it with real dollars!!
Rosemary Rossteuscher and Helen Guglielmo visited the Vanderbilt Muesum in Centerport(LI), and reinventoried the glass that we loaned to them that has been on display in the Butler's Panty since 2005.
They then formally donated all of the glass to the Vanderbilt on behalf of the Long Island Depression Glass Society. The Society plans to give a presentation plaque to the Vanderbilt later this year.
For those of you who have never been to the Vandrebilt Musem in Centerport, LI, NY and seen the lovely display, it includes a large collection of crystal "Rosepoint", pink "Sharon", cobalt "Sail", cobalt "Newport" McKee Kitchenware and other assorted pieces.
Your editor can be reached at (631) 587-2539