Our next convention — 2023 – New Orleans, LA
The next convention will be in New Orleans, LA, June 8-10, 2023. We will be at the Embassy Suites in New Orleans. More information to follow.
Our 2021 convention —
Our 2021 convention, “Mermaids and Mariners”, was held in Virginia Beach, VA June 3-5. For the first time in convention history, over 20 attendees joined virtually via Zoom. There was an exciting opening ceremony with a Navy Color Guard and Vocalist followed by a professional singer. For all attendees, there were goody bags, prizes and over 100 baskets in the raffle. We got to hear presentations from tinsmiths, cookie decorators, speciality bakers and even cookie artist Julia Usher. Saturday night we closed with a banquet dinner and guest speaker from the Virginia Aquarium.
Our 2018 convention —
Our 2018 biannual convention was held in Kansas City, MO June 21, 22 and 23, 2018. The theme was “Weekend at Grandma’s.” Shown above are some photos of all the fun activities.
Our 2016 convention —
Our 2016 biannual convention was held in June in Denver, Colorado. The theme was “Reach for the Stars.” We all had a great time.
2014 Convention – Pittsburgh, PA
The CCCC hit the big time at the Pittsburgh Convention when a CBS affiliate TV station, KDKA-Channel 2, visited and filmed a segment for the evening news.
Convention photos are courtesy of the offical convention photographer, Lipman Photos. For a complete presentation of all the 2014 convention photos, as well as previous years, please go to http://colipmanphoto.blogspot.com/
The club holds a national convention every two years. The location changes each time. The club president at the time of the convention decides where it will be held (usually in the area where she and her committee reside to make the logistics of putting on a convention a little easier.
The first convention was held in Bucyrus, OH in 1976. with about 20 members in attendance. Since then they’ve been held in Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin, California, and Kentucky.
They usually begin about noon on a Thursday in June and end with a Saturday night banquet. Each convention has a theme and many of the talks and give-aways are centered around this theme. Each attendee receives a goodie bag and a special convention gift, along with many new cookie cutters during the course of the 3 days. Many of the cutters are exclusive gifts to the convention attendees.
Conventions are a time for learning about new cookie cutters, history of older ones, cookie decorating and, most of all, fun times with new friends and old.