Washington State Button Society

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Washington State Button Society

Welcome to the Washington State Button Society's web site! Please check back often to catch any updates.

The WSBS meets on the 3rd Saturday of January, April and July at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1315 N. 160th, Shoreline, WA. Our meetings begin at 10:00 AM with button sales, then a program at 11:00 AM, business meeting at 11:45, then lunch and more button sales after, until about 2-2:30 PM! (See a map to the Church location.)

Below are the meeting dates for 2019:
  • Saturday January 19, 2019
  • Saturday April 27, 2019 (one week later than normal, due to Easter)
    Program by Chris McCarthy
    "Big Uglies Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder"
  • Saturday July 20, 2019
  • No Annual Show this year! Come to the NBS National in Portland, OR
    from Aug. 4-10, 2019 instead!
  • Saturday September 21, 2019 - Workshop!
    Bring your Nationals Trays to share and learn!
Hope to see you there!

Club information:
WSBS Standing Rules

(Most) every year in September, WSBS holds our annual Button Show. However, in 2019, we are holding a Workshop instead. Bring along your trays from Nationals to talk about and learn from. Click on the link for the sign-up sheet!

The NBS National is coming to Portland, OR from August 4-10th! We plan to attend the National show, rather than put on a show of our own the following month. Check out the NBS website for more information on the National show!

We welcome visitors to our meetings and annual show, and would love to have other button collectors as members of the WSBS. Memberships run from January to December, and are $20.00 for an individual adult and $25.00 for a shared membership (two adults, same address, one Bulletin). Junior members (18 years and under) are also welcomed, with membership of $5.00 for an individual Junior, or $6.00 for a shared Junior membership (two juniors, same address, one Bulletin). Save $5.00 by choosing our new electronic newsletter! Some of the benefits of being a WSBS member:
  • Members receive copies of the WSBS Bulletin
  • Members may enter trays in our annual competition
  • You will make many button friends!

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Washington State Button Society, please print out the Membership Application and send the form and your check (made out to WSBS) to:

Lauren Smith
2506 N.E. 120th
Seattle, WA 98125

The WSBS publishes the Washington State Button Bulletin for its membership, four times a year - in January, April, July and September. The Bulletin has club information, show information, awards for upcoming shows, plus articles on buttons and button collecting. The Bulletin deadlines are March 15th, June 15th, August 15th and November 15th. If you have an article, or information you would like to share with our club, please contact the Bulletin Editor, Inge Borland.

WSBS Officers:
President: Chris McCarthy
Vice President: Jim Nolan
Secretary:Marge Spieldenner
Treasurer:Lauren Smith
Bulletin: Inge Borland

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