National Conventions are held every other year (odd-numbered years), hosted by one of our members. The conventions are frequently held at a small college somewhere in the midwestern US, but occasionally are held elsewhere. A typical convention consists of several days of buying/selling/trading among members, displaying of collections, entertainment, a business meeting and an auction.
Occasionally, members may host a local 'mini-convention' in their area. We hope to provide announcements about these events here.
Conventions are open to the public, and we encourage local residents to come and see what pencil collecting is all about. We often have several visitors become members during the convention. Our 2017 convention was held June 22-24 at Sioux Center, Iowa. Tentative plans are for an Ohio convention in 2019.
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