2017 WRBA Show Schedule

Western Regional Button Association

BUTTON FUN & GAMES

Oct 4-7, 2017

Make room reservations and travel plans now!

Harrah’s Hotel & Casino
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-reno/hotel
219 N Center Street,  Reno NV 89501   (775) 786-3232
(888) 726-6311 reservations  S10WRB7
$62 a weeknights,  $102 Friday & Saturday nights
$10 charge for phone reservations 

FREE reservations if you use this link:
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SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, October 4

3 pm       WRBA BOARD MEETING
4 pm       EARLY REGISTER  MEET & GREET IN THE BAR (at the escalator)
               If you miss this fun, “Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200!”
6:00 pm   EARLY BIRD WELCOME PRESENTATION
7:00 pm         ONE-CARD BUTTON SALES
Anyone registered to attend the show can bring up to ONE full card of buttons to sell individually or as a card. Decorate your card with the show theme to make it fun! Don’ forget to bring change to help complete those transactions!
9:00 pm         BUTTON  DE-BRIEF DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BAR

THURSDAY, October 5

8—9am    REGISTRATION OPEN
8—9am    TRAY CHECK IN
9am-5pm     JUDGING
5:30pm   GET YOUR GAME ON!     “No Host Bar” and Finger Foods.
Bruschetta with Mozzarella, Tomato, Fresh Basil & EVOO; Iced Gulf Prawns; Hot Pot Stickers; Antipasto (Italian Cured Hams, Soppressata, Genoa Salami, Prosciutto, Imported Cheeses, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Red Peppers, Green &

Black Olives, Pepperoncini, and Italian Bread)

6 pm        THE TOKAIDO ROAD STATION STOPS by Barb Johnson

The journey on the Tokaido road was made by Samurai during the Tokugawa period in Japan. Ando Hiroshige went on this journey, and later made wood block prints of all the 53 station stops along the coastal route of Japan.

7pm         VISIT ASIA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF BUTTONS by Bruce Beck   Buttons from many Asian countries will be featured in a slide program.

FRIDAY, October 6

9am         TRAY & JUDGING DISCUSSION  led by Barb & Tom Barrans
10am—3pm  REGISTRATION OPEN
10am—5pm  SHOW ROOM OPEN
10am—5pm   U.S. SCHOOL UNIFORM BUTTONS Educational Display
                Featuring a collection amassed over 40 years, and displayed based on the comprehensive Dewey Albert book.  The display includes over 20 trays of buttons.
10am—5pm    FRIENDSHIP ON BUTTONS Educational Display
1:30pm    BUTTON COLLECTING AND THE LAW by Linda Wiener
This talk will examine some of the laws that may affect the collecting, buying and selling of buttons.  Focus will be on laws concerning animal materials such as ivory, tortoise shell, and feathers, the Native American Arts and Crafts Act, and laws dealing with objects found at archeological sites such as battlefields.  We will explore the relevant laws as well as actual cases in which these laws have been applied.
5:00        AUCTION PREVIEW & RECEPTION
                “No Host Bar” and Finger Foods:  Scallops in Bacon; Crab Cakes and Sweet Chili Sauce; Deluxe Assorted Canapes; Antipasto (see above)
6 pm        WHAT’S NEW ON THE WRBA WEBSITE by Mika Jarmusz
Mika created the WRBA website in 2003, has maintained it since, and focuses on making it widely accessible and educationally relevant for button collecting.
6:30pm     AUCTION    Gift to attendees who attend the auction. Additional gift to auction bid winners!

SATURDAY, October 7

8:30am          WRBA MEMBERSHIP MEETING & AWARDS BREAKFAST  &
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10am—1pm   REGISTRATION OPEN
10am—3pm    SHOW ROOM OPEN
10am—5pm   U.S. SCHOOL UNIFORM BUTTONS Educational Display
1pm              WRBA BOARD MEETING
3pm             COMPETITIVE TRAY PICK UP