Bill Lilly Article
07/12/2021 - 1:33pm

This article is a segway into an upcoming article in the new Penman's Journal.  Available soon!!!!!

Carl Rohrs Lecture at IAMPETH Conference
07/01/2021 - 2:37pm

You are Invited a special presentation! Sponsored by Speedball, the fabulous Carl Rohrs will be presenting a lecture on the newest Speedball Textbook. 
Being held on Thursday night of our annual conference, we will be filming it and posting it on the website at a future date. Please click on the PDF for details. 

IAMPETH Silent Auction
06/14/2021 - 9:35am

Our Silent Auction is an important fund raiser for IAMPETH and takes placeduring conference week each year.    We are really looking forward to yet another successful auction.  Funds from this event are used toward scholarships and our AV equipment.

Your donations are fun and useful for all.  Please be sure that your offerings are of calligraphic and artistic value.  Gently used books are good!  Well used supplies and knickknacks are not. Attached is the form – One form is to be used for EACH ITEM.  Please fill out your name and description of the item and a retail value.  We will fill in the starting bid and item number.

Please bring your items and completed forms to the Silent Auction table during registration on Monday. 

Instructors, we encourage to donate one of your pieces.  We especially love it if you donate what you worked on in class! 

The form is attached.  Please print as many as you need….remember, one for each item.

Even if you are not coming you are welcome to send something for the auction.  It must be received by July 25th
Please send it to:
Marianne Kanieski
N89W15056 Jefferson Avenue
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
Please write SILENT AUCTION prominently on the outside of the package.

If you have any questions at all, please contact me.
Marianne Kanieski


Master Penman Bill Lilly Interview
06/07/2021 - 7:34am

Mr. Willian Lilly passed away this weekend, leaving a legacy of students whom he had mentored and instructed in the fine art of calligraphy.  He created beautiful and functional oblique pen holders, cut paper into beautiful pieces of art, and produced amazing calligraphy pieces and envelopes.  He loved bicycling and roller blading, and always shared a smile with visitors.  His sense of humor was ever present and shared with all whom he met.

Mr. Lilly was a graduate of the Zanerian College of Penmanship, earning the coveted Gold Seal Certificate of Merit diploma. He was a Senior Master Penman for IAMPETH.  Although he was a master of numerous hands, most people know him best for his Engrosser's Script.  He frequently hosted students in his home, working with them in his studio, the walls of which were covered with his calligraphy and artwork, and with beautiful envelopes he had received from calligraphers around the world.
The IAMPETH organization and those of us who were fortunate to have known, studied with, and loved Mr. Lilly have lost a true friend, who will forever live in our memories.

Bill Lilly Interview from Jody Meese on Vimeo.

2021 IAMPETH Conference Registration Booklet
03/17/2021 - 6:03am

We are so excited to present the information for the 2021 IAMPETH Conference, being held in Omaha, Nebraska!

Don't like reading it online? Want to print it out? Click on this PDF:

Yearly Membership Fees
07/18/2017 - 9:41am

The IAMPETH membership year is from July 1st through June 30th. Dues are as follows (not prorated):

Digital Journal Regular Membership : USA or International – $35.
- A Member who chooses to read and/or download their quarterly Penman’s Journal from the IAMPETH website.
Digital Journal Senior or Student Member : USA or International – $25.
- Senior (65 or older), or Full-time Student, who chooses to read and/or download their quarterly Penman’s Journal from the IAMPETH website.
Mailed Journal : Regular USA Member – $45.
- A Member who wishes to receive their quarterly Penman’s Journal through the mail.
Mailed Journal : Senior or Student Member USA Member – $35.
- A Senior (65 or older) or Full-time Student member who wishes to receive their quarterly Penman’s Journal
through the mail.


Donation of Doris Greene Smith Update
04/21/2017 - 6:55pm

21 April 2017

Dear Members,

As I stated in my latest letter to you, IAMPETH works as a team, and this is what makes us strong and successful.  In my current role as president, I try to be mindful of everyone’s contribution to that success.  Sometimes, I am unwittingly remiss in doing so.

There are two important and prominent team members I failed to acknowledge in the donation of Mrs. Doris Greene Smith.  They are Michael Sull and Thomas Costello.  Michael had initial contact with Mrs. Smith and made quite an impression on her in his praise of her father’s work and also pulled together hard copies of the Business Educator magazines featuring Mr. Greene’s lessons.  Michael then contacted Tom Costello, asking him to convert these to digital discs, which he did willingly.  Tom spent numerous hours completing this task making sure they were as clean and presentable as possible.  When he finished, Tom shipped the discs and magazines to me for inclusion in our archival collection.

Debi Zeinert, our Web Master, then made sure the discs were uploaded to our Rare Books section on our web site.  This summer at conference, the magazines will be added to our inventory by Neil McCaffery and his team.  This is an outstanding example of the kind of collaboration and hard work which goes on in IAMPETH.

It’s important we maintain our tradition of working together for the sake of penmanship.  Please join me in giving due recognition to Michael, Tom, Debi, and Neil for their parts in the recent addition of the G.C. Greene lessons.

Yours Sincerely and Gratefully,

Bryan Platt, President, 2016-2017

Renewing Your Membership or Becoming a New Member
06/03/2016 - 8:05am

If you are currently a member: (or have been one in the past few years) renew your membership by clicking the LOGIN button in the upper right corner of this window OR click the big MEMBER LOGIN button on the screen.  Sign in with your EMAIL ADDRESS and chosen password.   Under the beautiful IAMPETH logo look for the MEMBERSHIP button (to the right of HOME) OR click on the big MEMBERSHIP button on the screen.  Scroll down. Your information will be filled in.  Please choose your membership type, make any changes and procede to payment.

If you are joining us for the first time: Under the beautiful IAMPETH logo look for the MEMBERSHIP button (to the right of HOME) OR click on the big MEMBERSHIP button on the screen.  Scroll down.  Please choose your membership type, enter your information and procede to payment.

Signing in and resetting your password
03/09/2016 - 7:29am

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