GREETINGS FROM THE 2012 CONVENTION!!
NEW- Click HERE to see page 3 of the latest "CRUMBS" with convention info
to see a few low resolution photos I took at the convention
How the Convention Location is Determined:
The national CCCC conventions are held every two years at a location determined by the regional group of the current club President. There is NO site selection committee. Note that the webmaster (email address at bottom of page), has nothing to do with site selection.
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PHOTOS? HOW ABOUT LOTS MORE!
Arlene & David Lipman, as official photographers, take untold amounts of photographs and video at the CCCC conventions. They go everywhere and photograph everything! To see thumbnails of all their photos and to purchase prints, video, or CD's, you can go to the following link: http://colipmanphoto.blogspot.com/
How To Join CCCC:
Annual Membership in CCCC is just $25.00 (one person).
You will receive the official quarterly newsletter Cookie Crumbs and a collectable signed, dated cookie cutter. To join, send a check or money order to: CCCC, P.O. Box 22518, Lexington, Kentucky 40522. You may join anytime during the year, but our year runs Jan. 1st through Dec. 31st and you will receive all the newsletters and cutter for the year that you join in.
Officers are elected at our bi-annual Convention. The new
president unveils the theme for the next convention and the next two
year's membership cutters are based on
that. Club officers (effective June,
Some CCCC History
"CCCC" as we are known among the membership, was founded in 1972 in Washington, D.C. by Phyllis Wetherill. She is survived by two other founding members: Jill Tucker of Canada, and Evelyn King of Florida. Lee Carey of Colorado was also a founding member. From that original group over 25 years ago, we have grown to approximately 650 members internationally.
Members are encouraged to send in any cookie-related information they find in catalogs, magazines, newspapers, on the internet, etc... to the newsletter editors, Mary Jo Cunningham and Dee Jordening. Members also send information about themselves like winning baking contests or being featured in articles. Sorry, but "Crumbs" can't accept for-sale listings from non-members.
To submit information, you can mail (or email) it to:
Mary Jo Cunningham or Dee Jordening, Cookie Crumbs Co-Editors
For previous contact info see "Crumbs" page 2: Crumbs-page 2
SOME "STANDARD" SECTIONS COULD BE:
From the President
Out of the Past
Tinsmiths From the Past
Cookie Cutter of the Week
Membership List info
Sell, Search, Swap or Buy
Around the Country (Regional Meetings and News)
Other Members Newsletters
Cookie Crumbs is the official Club newsletter, but there are several newsletters put out by other members on their own. Members may submit information to these newsletters also, but much of the information is gleaned by the member who is the publisher.
Rocky Mountain Cutups Newsletter is the newsletter
of the Rocky Mountain Cutups. It is edited by member Arlene
Lipman. This newsletter is published after each meeting, twice
yearly. To subscribe, or to send news and ideas, contact Arlene
Lipman, Editor, 2143 S. Acoma St., Denver CO 80223. Email: RockyMtnCutups@gmail.com
And the RCMU now has a blog at the following address: http://rockymtncutups.blogspot.com/
Big Rivers Newsletter: BIG RIVERS CUTOUTS newsletter is in its 20th year of publishing by Joyce Moorhouse, 2763 310th Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Subscription cost is $20 per year and starts with the January issue. The newsletter is 12 pages printed in color on shiny paper ( you will enjoy the new look!) This is a non-profit newsletter for the enjoyment of collectors.
And Ebay is good source of collectible cookie cutters. This link will search Ebay for "cookie cutters".
Regional Groups (click here for
club contact info)
Although CCCC is the official Club for collectors, there are several regional groups within the Club. It is so hard to wait for two years to attend Convention and get together with old friends, that many members have formed groups or work individually to host meetings. There are usually three or four held every spring and autumn in different parts of the country. Information regarding the meetings is posted in Cookie Crumbs. Usually there is a small fee to attend which covers lunch, speakers, and many times a cutter made exclusively for that meeting. Click on the "Regional Groups" link above to see the various banners and contact information. Some photos from recent Regional Meetings can be seen at the following links:
BLUEBONNET 4-C MEETING:NEW: The Florida group has a name change. It is now the Florida Sunshine Cookie Cutter Collectors
Dear News folks, If it is not too late, we would love to have a notice placed in the newsletter about our next TEX/LA (We are from Texas and Louisiana) Bluebonnet 4-Cs (cookie cutter collectors club). It will be held here in Austin, TX on October 5, 2013, from 9am until 4:30pm at the Sunset Valley City Hall in Southwest Austin. Our theme will be "Get Caught With Your Hand In the Cookie Jar," and we will have the usual show and tell, cookie scramble and sharing our favorite cookie jars and any history that go with them. To find out more, please e-mail either Rosemary Clapham (email@example.com) or Susan Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 1-512-771-2005. All are welcome, but we need advance registration to be sure we have lunch for everyone and enough goodie bags. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Rosemary Clapham
The regional meetings are another way to increase your cookie cutter collection. As at Convention, meetings always include a "Scramble", and finding the cutter you've been looking for could lead to your own "scramble dance"! To scramble you bring your extra cutters with the price on them and put them in a small container with a money jar. When the meeting is over you put out your scramble box then scramble away to check out cutters you want to buy. We are very fortunate to have such an honest membership that we are able to leave cutters for sale in a self-serve type of atmosphere.
There are several "smiths" who belong to CCCC. They work in many metals, tinplate, copper, and stainless steel (and wood). We would like to introduce them to you here. Many have catalogs and websites. Please be sure to visit this page! (Listing on this page is available to CCCC members only.)
Note: We must sadly report the passing of Emery Strohm, Sr. on August 19, 2004.
All monetary donations are welcome and checks should be made out to:Cookie Cutters and Cookie Cutter information for the Museum should be sent to:
National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum and sent to:
National Cookie Historical Museum
1217 Zimmer Place
Williamston, MI 48895
Kay JohnsonNote: The museum was previously located in Knightstown, Indiana. Click here to read the article published in the Big River CutOuts Newsletter.
8 Atwell Acres
Monett, MO 65708