History of IWOCP
On Sept. 30, 1969 Hoosier China Painters held and all day7 meeting at Robert Lee Motel, New Albany IN. Guest included Illinois, Kentucky as well as Indiana. Cecile Babcock was President of WOCP at the time. Fairy Loftus was President of Hoosier China Painters and she introduced Pauline Salyer the founder of WOCP as the guest speaker.
This was the beginning of the Indiana WOCP organization as they received their charter under the name of Indiana Federation of China Painters. The name was changed to Indiana World Organization of China Painters (IWOCP) in 1980. The IWOCP was incorporated on Feb. 2, 1980 in Hobart, IN although it had been active for more than a decade prior to incorporation. It is a state chapter of the WOCP which has members throughout the world. In addition to the state organization, there are divisional organizations, known as "guilds" throughout the state. In 1998 there were 211 members throughout Indiana.