Save the Date!

WNCC Virtual Convention
on Zoom




Friday, October 23, 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

If you're missing the in-person convention
this year, like we are, or you haven't been able
to attend in awhile, be sure to join us
for our 2020 Zoom online gathering!!

(See below for details)



We’ll have:

  • Speakers & Education

  • Buy-Sell-Trade-Share…where each attendee has the option & opportunity to share:
    • What they’re selling
    • What they’re interested in buying
    • Any exciting acquisitions

  • The opportunity to say hello to some old friends

  • A virtual "Hospitality Suite"

Think about it:

  • No Travel

  • No Hotel or Meal Expenses

  • Social Distancing…from the safety & comfort of your home

  • No Registration Fees (but you must Pre-Register so we know how many will be attending)

Many of you may already be familiar with Zoom. But if you're new to Zoom we’ll show you how to connect with us!

Click this Link or scroll down below the agenda for more information and for ALL attendees to read... even experienced users.


2020 Virtual Convention Agenda

Friday, October 23rd
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EDT


Please note that we will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
and the agenda will be as follows.

We won't have exact times for each segment until we know how many people will
be participating...but we'll post an update once we have more accurate numbers.

Also, keep in mind that although we've allotted 4 hours for this event, you
don't have to stay on that long. You can leave and re-enter the meeting at any time.

Introduction: Moderator, Sue Ivankovich, will discuss how we'll manage the meeting to help everyone better understand the process, and then invite all attendees to introduce themselves.
Annual Meeting: President, Jan Liberatore, will conduct a brief WNCC business meeting
Presentation #1: Mike Ivankovich - "How to Clean & Preserve Your Wallace Nutting Pictures"
1st Round of BUY-
SELL-TRADE-SHARE
:
  • We will go around to any members who are interested in showing what they have for Sale…or what they'd like to Buy…or to Share.

  • Note: We'll have to keep this BRIEF to accommodate everyone (approx 1.5 minutes per person).
    • If you're Selling: Have a few of your WN's ready to hold up to the computer screen and show the group. We recommend you make a sign that has your name, email and phone number on it and then hold that up for people to contact you.
    • If you're Buying: Let the group know your "Wish List" and plan to hold up a contact information sign.
    • If you're Sharing: Have your item(s) ready to show everyone.
    • Or if you only want to say "Hello", we welcome that too!

  • All transactions are between the Buyers and Sellers where they arrange the details of pricing, shipping, etc.
5-Minute Break  
Presentation #2: Jan Liberatore - "Let's Talk Wallace Nutting Furniture"
2nd Round of BUY-
SELL-TRADE-SHARE
:
  • We will continue going around to any members who are interested in showing what they have for Sale…or what they'd like to Buy…or to Share.

  • See Note under "1st Round" for the same way we'll be conducting this.
Meeting Conclusion
& Hospitality Suite:
Jan will wrap up the meeting and we can segue to our Virtual "Hospitality Suite" if people are up for staying on for informal chat.


2020 Zoom Convention

It's very important that we know ahead of time how many attendees we'll be having for our meeting.

  • If you're interested in participating, contact Sue Ivankovich to receive a Zoom invitation.
  • This will require a "Register in Advance" response, and once completed you'll receive a confirmation.

What you'll need: a desktop computer...or laptop...or smartphone...or tablet that has an active internet connection AND that has a camera, microphone and speakers for full engagement.

  • Sign up for Zoom ahead of time:
  • On a smartphone or tablet: download the Zoom app
  • On a computer: go to zoom.us to set up an account.
  • Do a "test drive": Please try this out beforehand so there are no surprises on the day of the conference. See helpful information under How-To Guides below.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

  • Before the convention begins on 10/23, locate your Zoom meeting invitation sent by email.
  • Click the link that is included and the Zoom website will open up.
  • Follow the prompts which will guide you through a few questions to make sure your audio is working.
  • You'll then be prompted to provide the meeting ID and password (just refer back to your email invitation for this information and enter).
  • Once you enter the meeting you'll be in a virtual "waiting room" until the event begins at 6:00 PM. And then you'll be joined in along with everyone else.

How-To Guides:

Click zoom.com/test for a practice session where you can familiarize yourself with the prompts and settings. Additionally, Zoom is full of other helpful articles and videos. Click here for their Quick Start Guide.

Also, below is a simple YouTube "step-by-step" video that explains the basics of how to join a meeting for first time users:

 



Highlights from the 2019 Convention

Another outstanding fall event, and this time in early October with our destination being the lovely and historic Saratoga Springs. It was a great few days where members enjoyed the expanded Markeplace, excellent Presentations, and a Tour of the historic North Broadway estates/mansions. Aside from our annual Club Dinner, most of us also gathered at another excellent restaurant on Thursday evening. Always a highlight of the event is that everyone enjoys the camaraderie with old friends, and meeting new people, when we come together at these yearly gatherings.

Thursday & Friday's Buy/Sell/Trade Marketplace
Saturday morning's Presentations

Saturday Afternoon's Tour of Historic Homes on North Broadway




Highlights from the 2017 Convention

This year's convention was held back at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ft Washington, PA. It was a great weekend where members enjoyed two days of Wallace Nutting events and camaraderie, beginning with Friday's Auction and Hospitality Suite. Saturday began with the Buy/Sell/Trade set-up followed by the Business Meeting; Presentations; and Show & Tell. Saturday afternoon found us in Doylestown for lunch and tours at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. The day was then capped off by our annual and always-fun Club Dinner, followed by a final get-together in the Hospitality Suite.


Member group shot following Saturday's annual club dinner

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(click images for enlargements)

Friday's Set-up; Radio Show; and Auction


Saturday's Convention begins with the WN Marketplace...Buy/Sell/Trade

Scott Jones

(L.-R.) Sharon & Kenny Lacasse;
Mike Ivankovich; and Jan Liberatore

Greg & Rebecca Gettle

Ralph Smith; Mike Gridley; John Winters
(with Scott Jones' daughter)

Joyce Fishback

Joe Duggan & Lance Fromme

Greg Gettle

Sharon Eckert
(Patty Erickson in background)

(L.-R.) Scott Jones; Carol Clark-Avrick;
Patty Erickson; Mike Gridley
Saturday morning's Presentations

President, Jan Liberatore

Jan shares very rare catalog
owned by Ernest John Donnelly

(L.-R.) Scott Jones; Mike Ivankovich;
Sue Ivankovich

Scott Jones presents "Identifying Significant Western Hand-Colored Photography"

Examples of various Western Hand-Colored Photographs & Photographers

Video presentation of Gertie Brown (former WN studio colorist), shown with George Monro

Mike Ivankovich...present and past!

Sue Ivankovich provides overview
of afternoon lunch & tours in Doylestown
Saturday afternoon in Doylestown with lunch followed by
tours of the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

great group lunch in downtown Doylestown!


Mercer Museum

Kenny Lacasse; Jim & Sharon Eckert

Brenda Gridley

(L.-R.) Jan Liberatore, Joren Fishback; Kyle Kohberger; Gary Leonard

Diane Thompson-Naylor

Fonthill Castle

Joyce Fishback

Sharon Lacasse & Jan Liberatore


Highlights from the 2016 Fall Conference

We held a very special 3-day event from Sept. 22-24 in conjunction with the Webb House's 100th Anniversary Wallace Nutting exhibition in Wethersfield, CT. Unique Webb House tours were offered, as well as Friday's Wallace Nutting Auction, and capped off with Saturday's Conference where members offered WN items for sale, presentations were made, and historic Nutting books displayed. We enjoyed seeing our Member friends, and also meeting new people interested in Wallace Nutting and sharing knowledge!

Thursday's Webb House Tour and Presentation
Friday's Auction
Saturday's Conference

Highlights from the 2016 Convention

This year's convention was held back at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ft Washington, PA. It was a great weekend where members enjoyed two days of Wallace Nutting events and camaraderie, beginning with Friday's Auction and Hospitality Suite. Saturday began with the Buy/Sell/Trade set-up followed by the Business Meeting; Presentations; and Show & Tell. Saturday afternoon included a bus tour to various sites in Bucks County where Nutting took photographs. The day was then capped off by our annual and always-fun Club Dinner, followed by a final get-together in the Hospitality Suite.


Member group shot following the annual club dinner


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Wallace Nutting Collectors Club Board of Directors
(click most images for enlargement)


President, Jan Liberatore




Vice President, Sharon Lacasse
(with husband, Kenny)

Treasurer, Jim Eckert
(with wife, Sharon)


Secretary, Joyce Fishback
(with husband, Joren)

Trustee, Ron Leavesley

(with daughter, Ann)


Trustee, Mike Pellegrino
(with wife, Barb)

Trustee, Sue Ivankovich
(with husband, Mike)


Saturday's Convention begins with the WN Marketplace...Buy/Sell/Trade

New members, Joe & Brenda Prettyman

Kenny & Sharon Lacasse (L. & R.)
with new member Charles Lyle (C.)

Bob & Gladys Masoner

Howard & June Freeman

Joe Duggan

Brenda & Mike Gridley

Rick Naylor
& Tieler Niedzwiecki

Scott Jones & Mike Ivankovich

Linda & Dan Palmer, & Joren Fishback

John Winters; Gladys & Bob Masoner

Joan & John Larue with Sharon Lacasse

Joe Duggan & Bruce Brookoff

Mike Ivankovich; Stephen King;
and Joren Fishback

Jan Liberatore & Charles Lyle

Susan Ambrose & Bob Masoner

Rebecca Carlson & Sharon Lacasse

Kenny Lacasse; Joren Fishback; Greta Crilley;
and Pat Pinkney

Sharon Eckert & John Winters

Harold Walker

Scott Jones; Joe Duggan; and Bruce Brookoff

Barb & Mike Pellegrino; and Scott Jones
Other random Saturday morning photos where members gather to browse and catch up
Saturday morning's Presentations

Jan Liberatore, President

Mike Pellegrino discussed who the people
were in certain David Davidson pictures

Barb Pellegrino assisting in the presentation

"Show and Tell" - Mike's rare find

"Show and Tell" - another of Mike's rarities

Charles Lyle informs members of the
Wallace Nutting exhibit at the Webb House
from July - October

Jim Eckert and Bob Masoner present
"Wallace Nutting's Lancaster County"


Gladys Masoner (r.) reads an excerpt
for the presentation

Sue Ivankovich gives an overview
in preparation for the bus tour

Saturday afternoon bus tour of "Wallace Nutting in Bucks County"

Mercer Museum

James Michener Museum - site for former Bucks County Prison where WN photographed


Phillips Mill Inn


Phillips Mill Inn

Buckingham Friends Meeting House

Buckingham Friends Meeting House

Peddlers Village for lunch & shopping
Saturday evening annual Club dinner




The Wallace Nutting Collectors Club

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