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NDGA Convention 1984 - Houston, Texas

The tenth Annual NDGA Convention was held in Houston, Texas, at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel on July 14-15, 1984. Show Chairman was Jo Ann Schliesmann, who was also the NDGA President at the time. There was a members-only preview held on Friday night, July 13, attended by over 400 members.

On Saturday night, a dinner-dance was held in the Hilton's Embassy room. After the dinner there was a presentation on shakers and Georgian Lovebirds, and Fern Angus gave a brief history of the NDGA over the first ten years. The band was Country/Western (of course, this was Texas) and Kevin Kiley and Lana Hill joined the band to entertain attendees with their singing.

Seminars and Speakers

There were three seminars presented at Houston. The speakers and their topics were:

Glass and Pottery Displays

The displays included Cambridge "Apple Blossom", Heisey "Zircon", "Royal Lace" in both green and blue, Fostoria's "Baroque" in yellow and blue, Butter dishes, McKee "Rock Crystal", pink "Cameo", animals, "Flower Garden and Butterfly" black candlesticks, and several more. If anyone has photographs from this event and would be willing to share them, please contact the

List of Participating Dealers

Following is a list of the dealers who set up at the Houston Convention.

  • Helen Allen - Kansas City, MO
  • John & Judy Bine - St Charles, MO
  • Tom & Harriette Bond - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Frances Bones - Houston, TX
  • Helen Hudson Boyt - Des Moines, IA
  • Lou Brown - Houston, TX
  • Byron Canine - Anderson, IN
  • Norm & Diana Charles - Hagerstown, IN
  • Carol Clary - Houston, TX
  • Doris Duke - Houston, TX
  • Pat & Sharon Ervin - Sycamore, IL
  • Shirley Graff - Brunswick, OH
  • Helen Gschwend - Pekin, IL
  • Austin & Shirley Hartsock - Mt. Airy, MD
  • Tommie & Lana Hill - Colbert, OK
  • Gwyn & Calvin Key - Hazel, KY
  • Kevin Kiley - West Orange, NJ
  • Dan Kramer & Bill Balcer - Pekin, IL
  • Tom & Carroll Lewis - Tampa, FL
  • Pat & Sue McGrain - Greeley, KS
  • Rusty Mellin - Miami, FL
  • Max Miller & Bobby Green - Houston, TX
  • John Parr - San Francisco, CA
  • Hank & Debbie Pugliese - Erie, PA
  • John & Linda Rippert - Stafford, TX
  • Don & Jane Rogers - Wentzville, MO
  • Ernie & Donita Sanchez - Pleasant Hill, CA
  • LeRoy & Janet Sanders - Chantilly, VA
  • Mark & JoAnn Schliesmann - Racine, WI
  • Eunice Sclafani - Lakeland, FL
  • John & Peggy Scott - Springfield, MO
  • George & Roni Sionakides - Dewitt, MI
  • Iris Slayton - Crowley, LA
  • Joyce Speed & Paul Vassey - Gautier, MS
  • Dick & Pat Spencer - O'Fallon, IL
  • Buddy & Kathy Stultz - Glen Allen, VA
  • Dan & Lorrie Tucker - Toledo, OH
  • Jay & Donna Upham - Milford, MI
  • Bob & Barbara Williams - Tulsa, OK
  • Mel & Ruth Zimmerman - Manassas, VA