Well, another show in the books. Thank you to all the board members, show chairs and volunteers that make this such a special event year after year. With your help, the show runs smoother.

Thank you to all who attended. Attendance was strong as well as dealer participation. Reports of buying, selling and trading by all accounts were strong. And if you did not have fun, it’s because you don’t know how too!!

Our Vintage Contest and Favorite Flock Display/Cocktail hour get’s more exciting each year. It is amazing to see the fantastic examples from all over the country (just like our attendees). Very impressive to say the least.

This is the last time I will be posting as President. I have stepped down at the end of the show but will remain on the board, per our by-laws, as a past president. Marty Hanson is now the president, Jeff Hay Vice-President, Barb Hanson Treasurer, and Jon Deeter has been appointed to the board as Secretary. While Jon has been a tireless promoter of The GLDA since it’s forming, it is good to have him officially “back” on the board.

That’s it for now. Enjoy spring, if it ever gets here, and I’ll see you at some decoy event soon! Take care and good luck collecting!

Warmest Regard’s,


Kenneth D. Cole

GLDA Past President