MIDWEST MARBLE CLUB FALL MEETING – NOVEMBER 16, 2019
The Midwest Marble Club is holding its Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Ridgedale Library, located at 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Everyone, members and non-members, are welcome to attend the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be on celebrating the Midwest Marble Club’s 30th anniversary. It amazing to think that the Club has been active for that long and we still have original founding members still active with the Club. We are also going to review 2019’s many marble events and planning details for 2020’s planned marble events.
Club members are encouraged to bring their Christensen (MF & CAC) marbles to show and sell. Expert members can help non-member identify and/or evaluate their personal marble collection. As usual, we will have the 50/50 Raffle and the Silent Auction tables. Club Members are encouraged to bring a nice item or two for the silent auctions. A Meeting Agenda will soon be sent out to all Members for whom we have a current email. Non-members or inactive members will be charged $5 entrance fee for just this meeting or $30 for a 2020 Club Membership with free access to all Midwest Marble Club events in 2020. Non-members or inactive members will be charged $10 for setting up a sales table at the meeting. Lunch: sandwiches, chips and drinks are available for $8/person.
September 7, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club – Fall Marble Show
The Midwest Marble Club’s Fall Marble Show will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites – West, Bloomington, MN; Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Room trading will begin Wednesday, September 4th through Friday the 6th. Call La Quinta Inns & Suites at 952-830-1300 (option 5) to make room reservations. The hotel address is 5151 American Boulevard West. Mention the Midwest Marble Club to get the group rate of $82/night. There are hotel shuttles to both the nearby Mall of America and the MSP Airport. To make show table reservations, or if you have any questions, please contact the Midwest Marble Club’s Treasurer – Jeff Loven, at 320-420-0150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club Summer Picnic – North River Hills Park, Burnsville, MN.
The Midwest Marble Club’s Summer Picnic and Club Meeting was held on July 27, 2019 at the North River Hills Park. About 20 people attended. A couple of visitors also showed up with their marble collections, which several members were more than happy to evaluate. The weather that Saturday was nearly perfect in the high 70’s and low 80’s with sunny skies and a light breeze. The Club provided meat, buns, condiments, bottled water and tableware. Club Members brought their favorite, side dishes, deserts and snacks. Club Members also brought their favorite contemporary marbles as well as other marbles to show and sell at the picnic. The Club would to thank all who attended and especially those who donated funds to help pay for the park facility.
April 27, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club – Spring Marble Show at the Burnsville Center
The Midwest Marble Club Marble Show at the Burnsville Center on April 27th was a success. We had close to 200 people attend. James Henke’s marble making demonstrations were well attended as well. It was a great opportunity to have the general public learn about marble collecting and about the Midwest Marble Club. A number of people signed up for Club memberships. The most exciting part of the show was the high number of people who brought their marble collections in for evaluation. At least 10 different collections were evaluated. More than half of them were sold to vendors at the show. A polling of vendors who attended indicated that we should do this again next year. It was felt that getting the public more involved will help the Midwest Marble Club continue to grow.