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Joyce Dwulet moved we adjourn the meeting and Janeen

Bloomenberg seconded.

Respectfully Submitted,

Regina Vandivier, IWOCP SecretaryIWOCP Board Meeting

(End of fiscal year)

April 19, 2023

8:03 am

The meeting was held at the Seasons Hotel Convention Center in

Nashville, Indiana. Carol Moore opened with a prayer. The

previous minutes were read by the secretary, Regina Vandivier.

Sherry Hoefling opened with asking for clarification of item XII

under Bylaws. Item XII should read, “As per Article VIII, Section-I,

Sherry Hoefling motioned to add the phrase, “from each member

guild” after the word President. With this change, Article VIII -

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section-I will read: “The Board of

Directors shall consist of all elected and appointed officers, the

chairman of all state standing committees and the president from

each member guild....

Treasurer, Martha Bectel read the treasurers report. As of April

18, 2023 there is $18,524.16 in the IWOCP checking account and

$10,000.00 in the IWOCP savings account.

Porcelain Art School of Indiana (PASI) Director Ellen Wilson-Pruitt

reported that there are a few spots left in classes.

Convention Report:

Most seemed to love the layout of the rooms and the food.

Carol Moore IWOCP purchased 5 tiles from Mary Ashcroft to be

painted by the clubs, for identification purposes, for the

convention tables.

Calvin Sperlin from Romeamerica would like to only be a booth

holder for one day at next years convention. All agreed that this

would be fine. Janeene Bloomenberg inquired about what is the

refund policy if someone couldn’t make the convention or just

didn’t show up. Ellen Wilson-Pruitt said she didn’t think there

ever has been a refund policy. Carol Moore suggested maybe a

time and a dead-line date for refunds. Martha Bectel suggested

that any refunds disbursed should be after all expenses from the

convention were paid. Martha suggested to place the refund

policy on the registration form. Sheryl Rhinesmith suggested we

chose a more centrally located place for the convention. Janeene

Bloomberg inquired whether someone not registered for the

banquet, could attend the auction. Ellen Wilson-Pruitt said that

the auction was a fundraiser and anyone should be able to

attend the auction. Janice Hoeltke asked if the convention was

supposed to be held by the same club as a two year rotation.

Ellen said it is easier to work with Hotels if each club hosted for a

two year rotation. There was a motion by Sheryl Rhinesmith to

keep the convention at the Seasons Hotel for another year. Laura

Taube seconded. Janice Hoeltke suggested we move the

convention days to Wednesday, Thursday & Friday next year.

(Bertie David suggested we think about at some point, adding

Saturday to the convention). April 17. 18 & 19th. The theme will


Moved to adjourn by Ellen Wilson-Pruitt Seconded by Janice



April 18, 2023

8:35 am

Opened by Carol Moore

To satisfy the 5013C (not for profit) status/requirements

Meeting closed by Ellen Wilson-Pruitt


New fiscal year

April 18, 2023

8:40 am

Janice Holtke opened with new business: Next years (2024) state

convention. Board voted to have the dates of April 17, 18 & 19th.

Theme, Spring Garden Party!

It was suggested that we have Nancy Bergman & Chee Chee

Moore do 3 hour seminars. Everyone agreed.

Janice Hoeltke suggested we do a 5 hour class with one or two

of the teachers instead of 3 hours so the piece can be

completed. Sherry Hoefling recommended we do it on the day

the vendors set up so we not to take away their customers. All


Janice Hoeltke said that $15.00 from the $40.00 fee for the 3

hour classes, went to the teachers.

Sherry Hoefling suggested we use a storage facility for left over

china/supplies from the convention so no one has to store them

at their house. Regina Vandivier suggested that if anyone already

has a storage unit with extra room, it wouldn’t cost the IWOCP

any extra money/expense.

Martha Bectel suggested we do a project for charity again like

The Blooms of Bloomington did for the 2010 convention. (They

painted 500 Breast Cancer Ribbons for that charity). Martha

suggested we make a list of charities regarding women or

children and have guilds decide on which charity/organization we

would like to do for this project. Joyce Dwulet said we need to

choose a charity to which we all agree.

Carol Moore inducted Martha Bectel as the new IWOCP

Treasurer. Martha accepted.

Joyce Dwulet moved we adjourn the meeting and Janeen

Bloomenberg seconded.

Respectfully Submitted,

Regina Vandivier, IWOCP Secretary


The IWOCP Meeting Opened on February 17, 2023 at 10:10 am at the Zionsville, Indiana library on 250 N. 5th Street. Carol Moore opened the meeting with a prayer.

First order of business Treasurer: Carolyn (C.C.) Jung has resigned and a new treasurer is needed. Martha Bechtel from the (Central Club) was nominated by Janice Hoeltke (Bartholomew Club) and Bertie David (Kokomo Club) seconded the motion.

Martha Bechtel accepted the nomination as Treasurer for IWOCP and with raised arms and head nods, it was a unanimous vote in favor. Bertie David will audit the books when the previous treasurer’s books are closed.

Sherry Hoefling (New Dimensions Club) wanted a discussion on where the paperwork for last year’s state convention ended up. It was determined that it might be in Carolyn Jung’s storage unit. Carol Moore (Central Club) offered to help locate the paperwork but Sherry Hoefling stated that she helped Carolyn Jung move and put boxes in her storage unit so she would go locate the paperwork in the storage unit.

Janice Hoeltke informed everyone that Carolyn Jung had sent her a check for $500.00 for this years state show but she had put Janice’s name on the check instead of the Bartholomew Club. She signed her name and payable to the Bartholomew Club.

It was determined that the treasurer’s books haven’t been balanced since 2020. Checks were written but no balancing. Carolyn Jung’s name needs to be taken off the bank account and replaced with the new treasurer, Martha Bectel.


The Convention will be held at the Seasons Hotel in Nashville, Indiana. The hotel needs to be the food provider but their restaurant isn’t open early in the week which is when the convention is being held. We aren’t allowed to bring in food from another source. The hotel will open their restaurant if enough people sign up for meals. Two breakfast services were offered. A buffet & a plated meal. It was decided that everyone be on their own for breakfast. Two different options for Lunch were offered. A served lunch or a sandwich. It was decided to have a served lunch. ($20.16) The Banquet ($25.00) will be on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Martha Bectel mentioned that Maryland China used to take pre-orders from customers and send product to the convention but in 2010 it was voted not to do this anymore. Possibly because it wasn’t fair to the vendors that spent money to be physically at the convention. Regardless, it was voted to re-instate the opportunity for Maryland china to do the pre-sales.

Janice Hoeltke suggested that we move future convention dates later in the week.

Janice Hoeltke reviewed the Paint-in’s and games to be conducted during the convention.


It was discussed where funds should go or to set up separate funds for certain purposes regarding IWOCP

1.Scholarship for school fund (recipient to be determined by IWOCP not PASI (Porcelain Art School of Indiana)

2.Linda Lane inquired about if the State Convention profits should go to the guilds and she inquired about the delegates travel expenses to the World Show. If the show doesn’t make enough money to send the delegates to the show where would the money come from.

3.Janeene Blomenburg: Needs to be a plan to correct that problem. Maybe two accounts.

4.Carol Moore: Stated that there is a $16-$18,000.00 balance in the state treasury.

5.Sherry Hoefling: Discussed what might be the cost of two delegates to the World Show and how it reads in the bylaws and what their duties are regarding attending the meetings at the at the World Show. Expense receipts are also needed from the delegates.

6.More was discussed on Article XI section 5

7.Article XI discussed on having only one secretary

8.Clarify meeting months

9.Clarify “Full” membership rights regarding “Main” club membership vs “Associate” membership.

10.Sherry Hoefling: motion to have 2 year terms for officers, Janice Hoeltke seconded the motion

11.Historian Martha Bechtel: Needs any information regarding Indiana china painters

12.As per Article VIII, Section I, Sherry Hoefling: Motioned to add Presidents of each guild and two delegates Linda Lane seconded the motion.

13.Janeene Blomenburg Suggested using any extra money from the State Show to offer a “Paint-in” for non-china painters, complete with supplies for them to keep. Discussed teaching 8th graders. Discussed timelines for funds to be disbursed for art projects.

Based on the new Bylaws, all officers agreed to a another term

1.President: Carol Moore

2.V.P.: Janice Hoeltke

3.Secretary: Regina Vandivier

4.Treasurer: Martha Bechtel

5.Historian: Martha Bechtel

Sherry Hoefling made a motion to accept the changes/wording to the Bylaws and to table the rest of the Bylaws to resume at some point, with Article X. Carol Moore seconded. All voted in favor to change the language and the standing rules regarding the fist 9 Bylaws.

At approximately 12:30 pm, there was a motion to adjourn by Carol Moore and seconded by Janice Hoeltke

All were in favor

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Vandivier

IWOCP Secretary

State Board Meeting Monday, Sept 12, 2022

Meeting came to order at 5:08 pm at the Morgan County Fairgrounds main building. The treasurer was absent

The April 17-19 2023 Convention update was reported by Janice Hoeltke

Convention/State Show is to be held at the Seasons Hotel & Event Center in Nashville, Indiana. Vendors reported as the same as last month. Kay Meyers was listed as a maybe vendor. Brickyard was going to be contacted as a possible vendor.

Goodie Bags :Regina Vandivier & Carol Moore

Auction: New Dimensions

Name tags: Central

Second Chance porcelain/supplies: Palette Talk?


Patricia Bontrager

Bertie David

Marge Kocher


Sherry Hoefling talked about Article #2 Section #1 & mentioned that the notes from Janice Bloomberg suggested that we change Article 11

Scholarships for school (PASI)

Money for education

Marketing for new members

Only one piece can go to the museum & not to put a piece up for judging if you don’t want it to be shipped to the museum.

Dues: April 30th. (World changed it to JUNE)

Officers/Duties: Each Guild needs two officer delegates

Board Member Duties:

STATE SHOW-President has to be elected from the host guild

It was decided that the next board meeting be in January.

Need suggestions on spending monies for education

Talked about disbursements of show profits: The president & 1 delegate are supposed to go to the World Show & have their expenses for travel & hotel paid. Money for PASI, etc.

Sherry mentioned that if a club dissolves, the funds they have in the bank goes to the World Organization.

Ellen Wilson-Pruitt sent photos of the Vice President dessert plate project to the Indiana State Archives (each plate and artist) Ellen also contacted Tea Time & Victoria Magazines and the DAR about articles on China Painting.

Meeting adjourned at 6:08 pm Jane Spencer moved to adjourn and Sherry Hoefling seconded.

Minutes taken by Regina Vandivier 

IWOCP Meetings April 2019

The IWOCP state meeting was called to order by Pres. Bertie David on April 17, 2019 at the Sheraton at Keystone of the Crossing.

Reading of minutes and treasurers report was dispensed with as this was at convention.

Old Business. There was discussion of how conventions will be allotted since various clubs are disbanding including Lafayette.

New Business. A convention committee has been formed to better facilitate convention protocol and various duties to streamline convention. Sherry Hoefling is the chair. Committee includes Linda Lane, Joyce Dwulet, Ellen Wilson -Pruitt, Molly Hammond, CC Jung and Patricia Bontrager.

Ellen discussed a great opportunity for exhibits and demonstrations at the Brown Co Art Gallery in September. This will also be a great way to introduce China painting and hopefully interest new members.

Amy Carroll and Martha Bechtel will form a by- laws committee to restructure by laws due to decrease in clubs and once again, reconsider convention funds.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Joyce Dwulet, Sec.

The non profit meeting of the IWOCP was called to order on April 17, 2019 by President Bertie David. There being no business, the meeting was adjourned.

Secretary Joyce Dwulet

The IWOCP meeting was called to order by President Bertie David on April 18,2019.

The only business was the announcement of the next convention hosted by Porcelain Firing Squad. Joyce Dwulet, Chairman announced the convention will be April 23,24 2020 to be held at the Morgan Co. Fairgrounds in Martinsville, Indiana. The theme will be

The Times, They Are A Changin. Each club will paint one clock to be used as table decoration for the banquet. Joyce announced this convention will be streamlined to reflect the declining membership plus hopefully to save money by using the porcelain art school location rather than a larger hotel. Members may choose to stay at local hotels if desired. Club duties:

Porcelain Firing Squad- Convention planning, registration and program, vendor display area.

New Dimensions. Auction and auction item procurement

Bartholomew fundraising

Paint and create. Club display area, museum voting

Kokomo vendor Hospitality bags and demos

Central. Resale shop

Vendors will be at one end of the building, display at others. Banquet tables will be in center area with chairs and tables available to members to sit and socialize during entire convention.

Lisa will hopefully cater banquet. Demos to be held in Kendall room.

This reflects a change in our convention outlook to encourage more social time and easier access to all aspects of a convention.

Secretary, Joyce Dwulet

Indiana WOCP Meeting October 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Bertie David. She read the minutes of the July 9, 2018 meeting. The minutes were approved as read with no additions or corrections. No treasures report was given, however, it was added after the meeting ( IWOCP checking $2707.44, Savings $12,380.73. PASI was paid $180.31 from convention profit.) Minutes stand as read with the treasurers report added.

Old business: Convention report by Sheran Edwards. It will be at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing> Set up will be Tuesday April 16 at 6:30 PM. Convention will be open all day on April 17, and close before the banquet/Luncheon around noon on April 18. There will be no charge for parking, if you stay at the hotel. There will be a booth called “Second Chance”, and it will be for donated china and items that you will no longer need. For the fund raiser booth, each member is to paint a mug with a C. Klein design. There will be no refunds if vendors cancel. March 15 is the deadline for box lunches and banquet tickets.

New business: Clubs are combining because of low membership, however, Molly Hammond has formed a new club, name wasn’t decided.

It was discussed that we have really only two sections in the area, Northern and Central area. And who will have the next convention after Central? It was suggested perhaps Molly’s Club might consider hosting.

Bertie will appoint a nominating committee for officers for next year.

Seven members were present, only two clubs represented.

No further business, meeting was adjourned, and we had lunch

Indiana WOCP Meeting Sept. 9, 2018

The September 9 meeting was called to order by Pres Ellen Wilson -Pruitt at Lincoln Square. Minutes were read and approved. Balance in the treasury is $ 4762.05

Final 2017 convention report. Profit of $506.58

2018 convention was discussed and report handed out. May 10,11 Baymont Inn, 1709 E Lincoln st, Kokomo, Two day convention approved by the board.

Blooms of Bloomington....Auction at the Banquet displays

Bartholomew...Heirloom Shoppe

Palette talk.....registration raiser booth

Porcelain Firing....demos

New with demos and Heirloom shop

Kokomo...vendors, brochures, Banquet etc

Center pieces...simple using unpainted white china, possibly a tray with china, avoid baskets please

Fund raiser..each member asked to paint a 2x4 box to sell for 10 dollars.please no tooth fairy boxes. Please give your best effort.

Any questions please call Bertie David

VP project was discussed. Ellen hoped to receive the china in early October and kick off date will be set. Ellen will email all participants.

No further business, meeting was adjourned.

Sec. Joyce Dwulet

Member attending. Sharen Edwards. Linda Lane. Sherry Hoefling. Joyce Dwulet. Ellen Wilson Pruitt. CJ Laster. Laura Taube. Betty Ward

The June 9,2017 meeting of IWOCP was called to order by Pres. Ellen Wilson -Pruitt at Lincoln Square. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer’s Report $4738.05 in checking. 8378.95 in savings.

Members Patty Kimick passed away. Evie de Veritch is in rehab due to a bad fall, Harriet Schmid has had heart surgery.

2017 convention report: all committees were thanked for their hard work. At this time there is approximately $190 in the red but not all accounting has been done. Ideas were discussed for streamlining convention .

The State Fair pieces are to be delivered July 29 from 9-3. Members were asked to report back to the guilds to ask for help if they needed transportation.

2018 convention will b in Kokomo.

The new project with Mrs Pence was discussed and Ellen is e-mailing all members with details.

The meeting was adjourned.

Sec. Joyce Dwulet

Members present: Sharen Edwards. Laura Taube. Ellen Wilson-Pruitt. Leanna Sherman. Betty Ward. Shirley Buis. CC Jung. Sherry Hoefling. Linda Lane. Neva Boyce. Gretchen Bryant

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