FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo | FOHBC Board Meeting

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FOHBC Board Meeting | Lions Gate Hotel, Lions Den, Thursday morning, August 4th, 8:00 am – Noon

The semi-annual FOHBC board meeting occurred on Thursday morning. FOHBC members were welcomed as non-participating guests.


This will be first is a series to explore the many scheduled events at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo. We will start out with the FOHBC Board meeting as this was our first scheduled event of the four day mega convention. The meeting was scheduled from 8:00 am to noon on Thursday morning, 04 August 2016 within the Lions Den at the Lion’s Gate Hotel, our host hotel. This meeting usually occurs at our national convention in late July or early August and in March every year at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show.

All photographs are by our official show photographer, Angelina (Gina) Pellegrini unless otherwise noted.

You can read the agenda below. Comprehensive meeting notes will be published at a later date. Read Meeting Notes.

Microsoft Word - Sacramento16Agenda.doc

The meeting was presided over by Ferdinand Meyer V (FOHBC President) and was attended by Sheldon Baugh (FOHBC First Vice President), James Berry (Secretary), Jim Bender (Historian), Val Berry (Merchandising Director), Linda Sheppard (Membership Director), Louis Fifer (Conventions Director), Elizabeth Meyer (Business Manager), Steve Ketcham (Director-at-Large), John Pastor (Director-at-Large) and Eric McGuire (Western Region Director). Alicia Booth (Public Relations Director elect) was also in attendance. Other board members were in absence due to illness or conflicting events of importance.

Special guests in attendance included Isabella Alucema, Warren Friedrich, Lou Pellegrini, Richard Siri (Sacramento Show Chair), Bev Siri (Sacramento Show Chair), and Coco my Weimaraner. Of course Gina was photographing.

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Information packets including a meeting agenda, support material, auction catalog, financial report and the fresh, hot-off-the-press, Souvenir Program. Each was neatly laid out in front of each seat.

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Ferdinand Meyer V (FOHBC president) presides over the meeting. You can see part of Coco’s head as she is laying on the chair

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Richard Siri (Sacramento National co-chair) gives an overview of the scheduled events.

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Jim and Val Berry (left) and Sheldon Baugh (right)

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Left to right: Linda Sheppard, Jim Bender, Steve Ketcham, Alicia Booth, Eric McGuire and Warren Friedrich.

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Warren Friedrich (Sacramento National treasurer and Dealer Table liaison)

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Steve Ketcham gives and overview of the Red Wing Collectors Society as he is a member of the Foundation board. Their ‘bricks and mortar; museum was of special interest to the FOHBC board.

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Left: Louis Fifer (Conventions Director) and Jim Berry (Secretary)

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Louis Fifer relaying a phone message to Ferdinand Meyer V regarding a special VIP politician, who collects insulators, asking to attend event.

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Spirited discussion.

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All imagery for the board meeting was relayed to board members and guests by flat screen imagery.

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One of our many lighter moments.

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Elizabeth Meyer (left) discusses dealer and membership lists with Sacramento co-chair, Beverley Siri.

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More side bar conversations (left to right: Warren Friedrich, Eric McGuire, Jim Berry and Ferdinand Meyer V)

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Coco checking to make sure each attendee was wearing their FOHBC name badge and convention lanyard.

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Coco listening intently.

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Lou Pellegrini (center) flanked by Alicia Booth and Richard Siri

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Eric McGuire (center) flanked by Alicia Booth and Warren Friedrich.