2012 VGCI Convention Registration Form

October 11-13, 2012



The 14th Annual VGCI Convention will be held in Elmira/Corning, New York, on October 11, 12 & 13, 2012.  The site of the convention will be the Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview, 760 E. Water Street, Elmira, New York, 14901.   You must make your own reservation with the hotel by calling 1-607-734-4211.  Mention the Group Code VGC to get the correct rates of $119/night for a double room and $129/night for a king room.  These room rates will be honored October 8-15, 2012.  Make your reservation as soon as possible but definitely by September 10, 2012, the last date these rates are guaranteed.  If you have any questions or problems, please contact Bob Harry at 407-933-7468 or Nancy Tompkins at 814-880-5232.


Displays: There will be awards for displays again this year for Best Single Piece, Best Theme, Most Educational, and Best Visual.  Each category will receive an award.  Please consider setting up a display.  We have plenty of room and everyone wants to see your favorite pieces!


Swap & Shop: One of best chances you will get to buy or sell glass, Swap & Shop is also a great way to meet fellow Club members and perhaps find a piece for your collection that you may not find anywhere else.  Swap & Shop is conducted from room to room. Participating rooms may list their room number on the easel at the registration desk.


Meals: Four meals are included in the cost of your registration fee.  The times for each meal will be printed in your Welcome Packet that you will receive when you register upon arrival.  There is no discount on convention fees if you decide not to participate in any or all of the meals.


Corning Museum of Glass:  Included in your registration fee are two round-trip motor coach rides and two admissions per person to the Corning Museum of Glass.  Bus trip dates are Thursday, October 11th, and Friday, October 12th.  Make your plans to arrive in New York and check into the hotel on Wednesday, October 10th, so you are ready to catch the bus first thing Thursday morning.  We will also visit the Rakow Research Library and will get a quick lesson on how to find and use their research materials.  You can also walk over to Market Street and visit antique stores, the Hot Glass Shop where you can watch artists blow glass, and find quaint little eateries should you need some lunch. 


Silent Auction:  Here is an opportunity for members to make tax deductible donations of glass for auction to benefit the Club.  If you want to place a piece in the auction but do not wish to donate the proceeds to the Club, VGCI will require 20% of the final auction price as a fee.  If you are planning to bring silent auction piece(s) to convention please let us know what you are bringing so we may properly record each piece and prepare an auction sheet for it.  If you are flying and prefer to ship your auction (or display) items, please ship to:


Nancy Tompkins

119 Waypoint Circle

State College, PA  16801



The Dirty Santa Game:  The Dirty Santa Game has become a tradition at convention.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift for exchange.  The gift should be either Vaseline glass or a bottle of wine with a value around $20.  If you don’t bring a gift, there are always plenty to purchase during Swap & Shop.  Observers are always welcome too!


Fun!  The true measure of success of any convention is how much you enjoyed yourself.  YOU are the key ingredient in making this happen!  Join us as we celebrate our 14th Annual Convention of friends, fun, food, and Vaseline Glass!


Cancellation Policy: In the unfortunate event that you must cancel, please notify us by September 10, 2012.  Funds will be returned less a $5 processing fee.  Any cancellations after September 10, 2012, will be forfeited to VGCI as a tax deductible contribution.


Transportation:  The area is serviced by the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM).  The Holiday Inn runs a shuttle between the airport and the hotel.  However, it is not a regularly scheduled run and you must contact the hotel to arrange for a ride.  You can make arrangements ahead of time or can use their airport phone upon arrival.  There are also taxi cabs available.  The fare is approximately $20. 




Registration fees:  The cost of registration includes four meals, two round-trip motor coach rides and two admissions to the Corning Museum of Glass, Thursday evening Sip & Dip social, and all other events and speakers.  There is no reduction in the fee if you plan on attending only part of the convention.  All fees are PER PERSON.  Please fill out and mail this registration form along with your check made payable to “VGCI” to:


Tom Foozer

5134 Deerview Park Drive

Cleves, OH 45002-9640


Name(s) of person(s) attending:                                       _______                                               




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Phone:  _______________________  Email address:  _________________________________________


Super Early Bird Rate (must be received by August 1, 2012) is $125 per person.

Number of persons _________ X $125 = $ _______________


Early Bird Rate (must be received by September 1, 2012) is $135 per person.

Number of persons _________ X $135 = $ __________


At the door registration is $145 per person.


Total amount enclosed: $ ___________



Please indicate how much space you will need.


Full table:          ____        1/2 table:                            1/4 table:              


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