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WIS - Wedgwood International Seminar

ROBERT R. MITCHELL

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Michael Smith reports the loss of another long time WIS member and former WIS Treasurer Robert Mitchell.

Robert Mitchell

On May 13, 2015, we lost a wonderful husband, father, and friend. Robert (Bob) R. Mitchell, age 86, of Temecula, California passed away after valiantly fighting Parkinson's disease for over a decade. Robert was born in Emporia, Kansas and graduated with dual degrees from the University of Kansas. After college, Robert served his country as a Sergeant in the Army, Counter Intelligence Service Unit. Following military service he began his career in Public Administration as a City Manager. His life-long dedication to civic development left enduring accomplishments still seen today in many cities and public administrators whom he helped educate and mentor. Robert had many hobbies and interests. He was an avid collector of Wedgwood, loved orchids, Packards, Studebakers, art and history. He was a member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), the Wedgwood Society of Southern California (WSSC), Rotary International, and a 33rd degree Mason.

Robert is survived by Lois his wife of 61 years, his four children Janice (Rick) Ludwig, Julia (Les) Anderson, Brian (Jana) Mitchell and Edith (John) Vance, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial farewell will be held at the England Family Mortuary in Temecula on May 30th at 2pm. - See more

 

WIS 2016

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WIS 2016 location has been announced - we are going to England!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:25 )
 

WIS 2015

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WIS 2015 - the 60th!! -  Birmingham, AL - April 22 - 25, 2015

 

60TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL WEDGWOOD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Birmingham Museum of Art

April 22-25, 2015

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:11 )
 

Hacking Update

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Well it has been interesting!

I have a majority of the WIS website up and running again, so I have opened it back up to the public.

There still is work to be done, and some areas (Photos) are not accessible at this time.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Latest News

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Latest News on the fate of the Wedgwood Museum

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 January 2012 05:31 )
 

WIS Officers

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President

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

First Vice President

Cyndi Andrews, CA

Second Vice President

Dr. Ellis Rubin, PA

Treasurer

Michael T. Smith, CA

Recording Secretary

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Board of Governors

Adele I. Barnett, VA

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Alan Erickson, MO

Jeffrey Hoffman, MA 

Lorraine C. Horn*, MA

Edward L. Knowles, MD

Paul H. Lauer, CT

Sandra Olubas, OH 

Dr. Nancy Ramage, NY

Robert J. Reichner, IL

Stuart Slavid, MA 

Director of Seminars

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Proceedings Editor & Archivist

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Public Relations Chairman

Adele I. Barnett, VA

Webmaster

Alan Erickson, MO

Curatorial Consultant

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Honorary Board

Daisy Wade Bridges*, NC

Earl L. Buckman*, TX 

Frank Coleman, NC

Dr. Alvin Kanter, IL

Dorothy Lee Jones, MA

Muriel D. Polikoff*, PA

* Past President

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:19 )
 

New WIS Index

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Many, many thanks to Alton Powell for grant the WIS permission to place his index of WIS papers in the 'Members Only" section of the Discussion Area.

 Also many thanks to Paul Thomas for transcribing Alton's index into Excel and bringing it up to date!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:39 )
 

About WIS

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    Although  the Wedgwood International Seminar was established in 1956, in fact, there were rumblings about an organization  in 1955 when Harry and Nettie  Buten met with Hensleigh Wedgwood, then head of Wedgwood USA, and began to conjure up the outlines of  what has been called for over fifty years the WIS. 

      The first Seminar was held in Philadelphia April 13-14, 1956. Since that year the Seminars have been held in many cities in the United States as well as in Canada and Britain.  At the Seminars illustrated lectures are featured as well as exhibitions, visits to collections, visits to antique fairs, auctions, and member’s demonstrations of their ‘finds.’ The Proceedings of the Seminars are subsequently published and some of the back-issues are still available.  Most of all the annual Seminars give members the opportunity to hear the latest research, the latest news, and keep abreast of events 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 November 2009 16:29 )
 

Membership

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You are welcome to join the WIS by sending a membership fee in US funds. 

(couple $50, single $35, students $20 -- add $10 outside US) to: 

Mr. Michael Smith, TreasurerWIS,  31 Lincoln Place, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1970, US

Make money orders or cheques out to WIS 

Click here for a hard copy membership form. 

You can register online by clicking HERE. 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:21 )
 

Links / Addresses

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Listed below are the addresses of Wedgwood Collectors organizations and groups:

Wedgwood International Seminar,
c/o  Mr. Michael Smith, Treasurer – WIS
PO Box 674
Ontario, CA 91762-8674, USA
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Wedgwood Society of Australia, 
 The Secretary,
 Ms Anne Stephenson
 The Wedgwood Society of Australia Inc.
 PO Box 425,
 BLACK ROCK VIC 3193 
 AUSTRALIA

The Wedgwood Society of Boston
Lorraine C. Horn, President
132 Middle St. Braintree, MA   02184-4841 
Webpage: www.Wedgwoodsociety.org 

Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C.
Adele I. Barnett, President
3505 Stringfellow Court,
Fairfax, VA, 22033
Ph (703) 437 7997
Webpage: www.WedgwoodCapital.org

The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, Australia                                                                                                     
PO Box 385
EASTWOOD NSW 2122, Australia
Webpage: www.wedgwoodsociety.org.au

The Wedgwood Society of Queensland, Australia   
PO Box 97
Annerley, 4103, Australia
Contact:Beverley Smith, Susan Tobin
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Wedgwood Society of Southern California,
P O Box 4334
Palm Springs, Ca. 92263, USA
 Webpage:  http://www.wedgwoodsocalif.org/

There are also organizations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Australia, and England.   


Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:14 )