Doll News Summer 2015 - (Page 5)
"I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw
that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy."
- Kahlil Gibran
began my love of dolls as a child, my dolls gave me great
joy as I played with them, imagining the various paths my
future life might take me down; mother, princess, fashion
designer, rock star, teacher, explorer, hair stylist, spy, business
woman, and on and on.
As a young adult my love of dolls continued as I began to collect. The beauty of dolls, the
ingenuity employed in their creation inspired me. The quest for knowledge about dolls led me
down paths I had never explored before both in terms of technology and historical study.
Once I joined my local doll club I began to experience the joy of service through doll
collecting. My doll club supported worthy community projects and actively participated in
a charitable organization called UFDC. As I began to understand this larger community I
had joined, the meaning and strength of the UFDC mission statement began to crystallize
in my mind. Here was a group whose goals for doll collecting matched my own. Preserving
dolls, sharing doll knowledge, creating a strong, thriving environment for the hobby of doll
collecting, to make the world a better place through the power of doll collecting.
Continuing on my life's journey I found that by serving my doll club both locally and
regionally I experienced the great personal satisfaction that comes from working with others to
accomplish something worthwhile.
During my terms both as a Regional Director and as an Ofﬁcer I have had the privilege of
serving the members of UFDC. In doing so my knowledge of dolls, my personal skill set and
my joy have grown exponentially. I want to thank you all for allowing me this experience.
Even with the stresses that sometimes accompany being an ofﬁcer I would not trade this
experience for all the gold (or dolls) in the world.
Being a part of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. empowers all of us to be strong
links in a chain that stretches to the past and the future. Avail yourself of what your doll club
has to offer you. Whether it is in friendship, education, service, or leadership, every member of
our club has the opportunity to reap the reward of belonging. That reward is joy and as I come
to the end of my term serving as President of this great organization joy is what I will take
away with me and it is what I hope for all of you.
DOLL NEWS * UFDC.ORG
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2015
From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members / Getting to Know You – The UFDC Club President’s Survey
Fundraising Committee Report
The Marvelous Magical Betsy McCall
Betsy Original Paper Doll
The Story behind UFDC’s Emblem – Miss Unity
Steiff ’s Timeless and Beloved “Teddy Baby” Bears
Native Alaskan Dolls
Russian Stockinette Dolls
The Mark Farmer Company Story
Dress Up Fun with Betsy McCall, a Game
Tammy – The Doll You Love To Dress
The Care of An American Icon
A Study in Aesthetics: Considering the Uncanny Doll
Maternal Love – The Dolls of Anne Myatt
Patti Playpal – A Big Doll for a Little Girl
Who Dressed Betsy McCall
Heavens to Betsy!
UFDC Region 14 Conference – Golden Memories
In Our Memories
UFDC Nominating Process – 2016 Election Information for Regional Directors
News & Notes
Doll News Summer 2015