The President’s Corner

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2018 Oz, A Toy Collector's Dream
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It’s always a great day for me to mail the Oz Club calendar.  I’m anxious for people to like it, but it’s also a heavy workload. Happy to do it; glad when it’s done. What’s in a year?  A day?  The birthday of Andre de Shields, the Wiz in “The Wiz” should be celebrated. Ditto […]

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My very first blog was about an exhibit I provided on behalf of the Oz Club to the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas.  Imagine how pleased I am to report that my good friend and fellow Oz Club member Blair Frodelius has now set up an exhibit on behalf of the Oz Club at All Things […]

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Oziana2017
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Oziana 2017 has arrived in my mail. What a pleasure!  Reading the new Oz stories written and illustrated by Oz Club members has been an annual tradition for me since I first joined the Club in 1971. That was also the first year we published Oziana.  A high school student, Gary Ralph, edited that first issue. As […]

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WmBeem
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Oz Club email….  Word of new Oz productions, Oz research and Oz products regularly arrive. But tucked in with those predictable notes are others. Notes from descendants of contributors to Oz history, questions about early members, and requests to help identify Oz ephemera come to mind. One recent email made me a new friend (Hi, Cindy!) […]

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Shanice Williams -- a delightful Dorothy!
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The Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas, opened its doors Oct. 7 for a wonderful weekend of Oz.  Perfect weather and family-friendly programming attracted the crowds for a truly unforgettable time. For the second year, author Paul Schneider and I were able to spend two days leading up to the event speaking about Oz in area […]

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2018Card
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For more years than I can remember, I’ve designed the Oz Club’s annual membership card. It’s always a challenge to find timely or appealing art that most members – particularly new members – will appreciate. Since Baum’s book, The Tin Woodman of Oz, turns 100 this year, I opted to honor that beloved character on the 2018 […]

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IWOC Case
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The Oz Club is now represented year-round at the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas.  Three cheers!  This charming little town has become a destination for 30,000 Oz fans a year since it opened The Oz Museum in 2003. I’m delighted to think all those fans now will learn about our Oz Club when they visit. […]

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