Northern California Carnival Club
In 1969 Joyce and Dave Middleton attended the American Carnival Glass Club Convention in the Los Angeles area. At the convention banquet they shared a table with other Bay Area Carnival Glass collectors, Including Connie and Don Moore, Gladyce and Benny Nelson and Millard Orr.
This got Joyce and Dave thinking about starting a Carnival Glass Club in Northern California. they got some of their collector friends together and decided to give it a shot.They went through the rosters for the American and International Carnival Glass Clubs and gleaned out all the Northern California and surrounging area addresses they could find and did a mailing. There were 70 people at the first meeting, which was held in San Jose.
Meeting 4 times a year, with one meeting coupled with a convention and auction the club is now in its 37th year.