Our next meeting will be held on July 27, 2019 in Lindale, TX at the LaQuinta Inn &
Suites by Wyndham, 204 West Centennial Blvd, Lindale, Texas, 75771.
Lindale is just north of Tyler, Texas. The room rate is $99.00 plus tax per night and the deadline for reservations is July 13, 2019. Please phone the hotel at 1-903-882-1600. The hotel has just installed installed a new booking system and the manager, Bunty Patel, wants to handle the bookings personally to ensure that we get the deal. He asks that we email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with our phone numbers. Once he receives the email, he will call back and take your credit card information. The hotel phone is 903.882.1600 but please e-mail to make your booking. and tell them you are with the Paperweight Group. Check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 12:00 Noon.
The doors to the meeting room normally open at 8:00AM for visiting with members, viewing and purchasing the paperweights brought by the dealer and/ or artist. All paperweights will be available for viewing throughout the day. However this July meeting we will be without a guest dealer or guest artist, but as is our custom after a PCA, Inc. Convention, we will have our Members’ Silent Auction this meeting. So all members please bring any paperweights that you would like to sell.
The meeting begins promptly at 10:00AM. We will have various updates from committees and brief presentations from members that went to the PCA Convention. We will have a break for lunch at about noon. For this meeting please plan on bringing a sack lunch or on going out for lunch. In the afternoon we will have more presentations, door prizes, and the conclusion of the Members’ Silent Auction.
Our meetings usually end by 3:30 or so.
Friday and Saturday night dinners– we usually meet as a group for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. We currently do not have the details finalized for the dinners. The details will be posted as soon as they are available. We are a sizable group and we usually have to eat relatively early in the evening. Please plan appropriately…
We will also auction the beautiful demonstration paperweight that artist Damon MacNaught did at our March 2019 Houston meeting for our scholarship fund. There was a paperweight making demonstration on Friday afternoon performed by our guest artist Damon MacNaught http://www.dmacnaught.com/index.html/ at Houston Studio Glass http://www.houstonstudioglass.com/. He created a VERY nice weight. It has concentric millefiori with three rings of a variety of complex millefiori canes. In the center is a Texas yellow rose cane with a Lone Star in its center. The outer ring of canes have been pulled down to form a dark purple & white stave basket. The weight was well executed and in excellent condition. The size is 2 ¼ inch diameter.