A Message From Our President

President's letter - January, 1, 2016

I wanted to thank everyone for voting me in as president of The Midwest Furniture Club.

We have a lot of exciting things happening this year. We will be having a Benefits Meeting on 2-12-16, where you can learn all of the discounts that are available to you as a member of IHFRA and The Midwest Furniture Club and how to use them.

We will be having a Casino night again this year with the time to be determined.

The golf outing will be in August 10, 2016.

Then the Midwest Furniture Show will again be in September this year.

We still have our monthly meetings usually on the first Friday of the first full week of the month, which are open to all members. If you have anything you would like to see from the club or have ideas you would like to share please feel free to join us for any meeting to share your ideas or complaints. If you prefer give me a call at 847-751-8279 to me your ideas.

The Midwest Furniture Club is a great place to network and bounce your ideas off others that understand the challenges we all face. So again please join us for all or some of the meetings and events we have planned for this year.

Thank You,
Allen Landau - President, Midwest Furniture Club

James Roy Wimbish (1945-2016)

James Roy Wimbish, 71, of Wallace, NC died Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at his residence.

He was born April 2, 1945 in Patrick County, son of the late Roy Q. Wimbish and the late Lillian Hancock Wimbish. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, George Larry Wimbish.

Mr. Wimbish served with the United States Marine Corps Company L 3rd Battalion 4th Marine Reinforcement during the Vietnam Conflict. His 40 year career with Stanley Furniture lead him and his family to the Chicago land area where he became the senior representative of Stanley Midwest.

He is survived by his two daughters, Angela Jones of Commerce, GA and Amy Asevedo of Wallace, NC (mother of daughters, Wilma Wimbish); step-son, Michael Whitehurst of Los Angeles, CA (mother of step-son, Pam Wimbish); 8 grandchildren; his brother, Jerry Wimbish of Stanleytown, VA; sister Nancy Holcomb of Collinsville, VA and sister Jean Klinkert of Kernersville, NC; nieces and nephews.

There will be private graveside services for the family at Blackberry Baptist Church on May 24th at 10:00 am.  Norris Funeral Home will be handing the arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). 

2015 Midwest Furniture Show Recap

The 2015 Midwest Furniture Show was a big success this year thanks to all of the support from exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the work by the Midwest Furniture Club. For 9 years, the show has seen it's sucess and challenges. This year, the show was moved to another location (not far from where the previous show was) however space proved to be more suitable for what the show had to offer. Although the size of the show was somewhat smaller, the feeling was that alot of business was being conducted and spaces that showed were very busy. In addition to the product and services that were on display, entertainment was also on display including a popular local band, "Centerfold". Prizes were raffled off for the show attendees, complimentary lunch, cocktails and hor'dereves were served. All in all, after reviewing the results, almost every exhibitor said that they would be back next year in 2016.

Kirk Handley, Allen Landeau and the board of directors for the Midwest Furniture Show also agreed that the Midwest Furniture Show was a success and are already looking forward to next year! 2016 may have a twist which could interest some of the retailers midwest that sell mid to higher end furniture. More to come on that later.

2015 Golf Outing Donation

Every year, the Midwest Furniture Club donates funds from our golf outing to the Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School which has a wonderful program for hearing impaired children. Below is the thank you letter that we recieved from the AGBM School.

Dear Mark & Club Members:

On behalf of the Alexander Graham Bell Montessori and AEHI School I would like to thank you for your generous donation of $6,000. This money helps support the work of our Montessori School and Deaf Services department.

Each year AGBMS-AEHI continues to advance its mission of ensuring all children are treated with dignity and respect. We enable children with a wide range of unique gifts and needs to reach their highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally, while also cultivating in them an appreciation for diversity and respect for the world in which they live; and by pioneering a nationally recognized program for successfully educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children with other special needs. Through our Montessori and Cued speech programs we have seen many lives changed for the better.

The goal of AGBMS-AEH is to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. With the help of donations from supporters such as you we will continue to see children growing and thriving and becoming model citizens.

Thank you again for your generous support of our efforts to provide a well-rounded education for all of the children we serve.

Best regards,

Debra Trude-Suter, PhD
CEO/Executive Director

Dear Mark -
The generosity & graciousness you & your colleagues have shown over the years is so heartwarming. Please let everyone know how much we appreciate each & everyone of you.
Warmly, Debra

See full letter here

Upcoming events

Member Meetings

As always, we invite you to our monthly meetings. We encourage you to join us and give us your input and contribution.

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14th Annual Bill Krause Memorial Golf Outing - August 10, 2016

Held at Whisper Creek CC in Huntley, Il. All Proceeds benefit the The A.G. Bell Montessori & Alternatives in Education

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10th Midwest Furniture Show
September 11-22, 2016

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