• 2014 National Convention

      Winchester Virginia
      May 8th to May 11th

      Click Link for Registration Form


      Winchester Virginia is located in the Northern part of the State just a few miles from the West Virginia border. It is about 50 miles from Dulles Airport. The Motel is just a half block from Interstate 81 (exit 313), at its intersection with route 50. Of Course there is a lot to see in Washington D.C. for those who are so inclined. We would love to see you come and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and its attractions.

      Among them are Shenandoah National Park, Civil War battlefields, the many Caverns, Bell Grove Plantation, and the scenic beauty of the mountains and country side.

      Winchester itself has many attractions including Old Town Winchester, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The Patsy Cline Home and gravesite, Stonewall Jacksonís Quarters, the Old Court House Civil War Museum, and five Civil War Battlefield sites.

      There are many shopping malls, antique shops, and local restaurants to choose from. The Apple Blossom Festival is a 10 day celebration that will take place the week before our convention. Your Motel rates are good for as long as you wish to stay before or after our meeting. Come and enjoy our Valley and its entertainment and its friendly people. Our negotiated Room rate is $ 82.50 including all taxes, for your entire stay.

      Best Western Lee Jackson Inn and Conference Center
      711 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, Virginia 22601
      Phone (540) 662-4154

      Ask for the reservation rate for Griswold & C.I.C.A. Be Sure to Get the Convention Rate for your Entire Visit !!

      About the Convention May 8-11, 2014

      1. Activities will begin on Thursday afternoon with a visit to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. We will
      have a tour of the Museum and grounds and have wine with light snacks. Dinner will be on your own.

      2. The Host Committee has selected a nice commemorative to remind you of your visit.

      3. Seminars are being planned for the convention beginning with a presentation on Iron Making in the Valley during the 1800ís. Other seminars, show and tell, the auction and all other events are being organized. Please bring your rare and unusual pieces for the show and tell event. Prizes will be presented for the rarest and most unusual pieces. If you have a special area of collecting that you would like to share with Pictures of your fellow members, please contact Loyd or Nancy Earles at (540) 901-9017 to make arrangements. If you have a few choice items you would like to offer to the members at the Auction, register them early with David Lange on the forms provided in the winter newsletter.

      4. Guidelines, hours, and the itinerary of events will be published in upcoming newsletters after arrangements are finalized. Events and meals will be very close to the same format of past meetings.

      For more information contact:
      Lee Dieter, committee chairman
      (540) 984-3907

      The Lee Jackson, Best Western Inn is located just off Route 81 at Exit 313 W, Winchester Virginia
      It is 50 miles from Dulles international Airport (the closest and handiest),
      You will need to provide your own transportation to Winchester from the Airport.
      The Rooms all include: TV, microwave, refrigerator, phone and free internet conection.
      Smoking and pet friendly rooms are available and must be requested with registration.
      Each room has only outside access and you may park at your room, if you are going to have iron in your room we would suggest that you reserve a ground floor room (there are two floors and no elevator).
      There is a large elevator at the conference center, 2nd Floor where all the main activities will take place.

      (540) 662-4154 Lee Jackson Motor Inn
      711 Millwood Pike
      Winchester, Virginia, 22601

      Check in is at 3:00pm and check out at 11:00 am
      Registrations will be accepted as long as rooms are available



      was held at the home of Mary K. & Doug Guynn



      Great meeting was held on October 12 2013 in Ozark Missouri
      Hosted by Randy and Patty Young.
      Looks like everyone had a good time.
      See the Photo's on the photos page compliments of Bev and Tom Moran.

      2013 Northeast Chapter--Summer Meeting

      Members met on AUGUST 9-10 in Palmyra Maine. A Great meeting, good food, lots of cast iron, and a good time by all in attendance. We missed those who were unable to attend and
      look forward to seeing them at the National in Virginia.
      Check out the pictures for 2013 on the photo's page


      WEST COAST CHAPTER -- 2013

      Wonderfully completed--they had a great time--check out the WEST COAST pictures for 2013.

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