Minutes of Meeting June 23 2014

On June 30, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

David R. calls meeting to order at 6:03.

73 in attendance.

Diana M’s son Joe given club ball cap.

Joe from the American Legion offered members discount tickets to the Daytona Cubs game on Jul. 10.

Dave reminds everyone of the member coin and stamp show Sept. 23. You must let Silvia R. know if you want a table.

 Dave said, since our VFW rent has doubled from last year, please consider more donations for the good of the club to help pay the difference.

A moment of silence was held for Jean P’s husband, who passed away recently.

VP Frankie D. given pretzels, nuts, Slim Jims, etc. to accompany his beer at the meetings.

 Bob K. gave his treasurer’s report.

Frankie D. gave Silvia R. a birthday present from the club.

 Dave gave Catherine G. a stamp she’s been seeking so she can sketch it.

Dave offered CDs containing exhaustive stamp database to any club member.

Ray H. from Jacksonville conducted the second and final part of his grading lecture. He covered Peace Dollars, Mercury Dimes, and Standing Liberty Quarters.

$10 vouchers won by Palmer M. and Bob S.

Approximately 20 door prizes given out—ping pong rackets and balls set.

Vera B. won 50-50.

 Good of the Club auction followed by special auction including member collectibles

Treasure Chest WINNER… C.L. (present at meeting).

Respectfully submitted,

Jody D.
Recording Sec’y

 

Minutes of Meeting May 19 2014

On May 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:00.

Attendance: 76

Dave gives Ron Stark, Commander of our VFW Post, a framed gift and a certificate of appreciation for all he does for the Club.

Reminder… our September meeting will be the members’ coin and stamp show. All members who want a table will be provided one at no charge. The public is being informed via various media

Dave says forms to reserve tables for the Club’s annual March stamp and coin show will be available at next month’s meeting.

New members welcomed to the Club:

#242  Richard H. He’s interested in Morgan dollars and other silver coins.

#243  Joe S.  His interest is coins.

Dave announces that Kraze will be unable to attend future meetings due to health reasons.

Members in attendance signed 4 get-well cards for ill members and related family.

Everyone introduced him/herself on the microphone for the benefit of all our new members

Young members Ryan K. and Jacob S. given certificates of appreciation for helping the club.

Prize drawing held for Priority Mail cartons featuring Spider Man. Thanks to USPS.

Bob K. gave the Treasurer’s report.

Dave mentioned the National Guard Armory in Ocala is the site of an annual show for train enthusiasts.

C.L. says the Jacksonville Coin Club holds its annual show May 31-June 2. He says so far, there’s no arrangement for local bus transportation to the Summer FUN coin show in Orlando.

50/50 won by Paul B.   He also distributed the tickets. Cries of “Fix!” were widely heard, which Paul vehemently denies. ;-)

Cheap jewelry auction followed by regular monthly auction.

Treasure box winner was NOT in attendance, so contents roll over to June

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jody D.

Recording Sec’y

 

Minutes of Meeting April 28 2014

On April 30, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

There were 74 members and guests present.

Due to the large amount of pre meeting activity Dave R. started the meeting 2 minutes late at 6:02 PM. ATTABOY Dave.

Dave R. made the announcement that the VFW will not be serving food in the evening due to high kitchen costs. Due to the fact that everyone came in a little hungry the club ordered pizza for everyone. This arrived at 6:20 PM and was quickly devoured.

Dave R. introduced 5 new members and Silvia R. presented each with a club hat, pin and calendar. This was the last of the club hats and calendars.

Dave R. introduced Diana M. who spoke about her estate sales.

Ed W. gave a great 7 minute and 32 second presentation with a hands on demonstration table. Thank You Ed, you always surprise us with your wit and humor.

Dave R. reminded everyone that our May meeting will take place on the THIRD MONDAY in May, 5-19-2014. The VFW each May has Memorial Day activities, on May 26 and the meeting room is needed for this.

Our club will have a pot luck dinner from 5:00 PM till 6:00 PM at our regular meeting day May 19th (third Monday). The club will supply the meats and condiments. Please, we ask each member that wishes to participate to please bring a side dish.

Dave R. spoke about our September club show to be held at the VFW.

Tables will be available for stamps, coins and collectables.

This club event is being published in Linn’s and Coin World as well as all the local papers. For more information contact Dave at stampandcoin@hotmail.com.

The auction was well attended by 44 members and guests and was very  active. New member Elia R. was the talk of the evening with her enthusiasm. There were special door prize tickets for those who stayed for the auction.

Thank you Henry for your help with the 50/50. Thank you Carmela for your help with the door prize tickets.

The 50/50 was won by Lewis S.

Door prize vouchers won by George B. (welcome back George) and Mike Z.

 

WE HAVE A NEW TREASURE BOX WINNER:

James E. who quickly started going through all the goodies

Minutes submitted by Silvia R., Hostess

 

 

Minutes of Meeting March 24 2014

On March 27, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 
Dave R. called meeting to order at 6:01.

Dave reviewed our annual coin & stamp show at the Elks Club, saying this was probably our second biggest show ever and the club netted a nice amount this year.

Dave proposed changing our September 2014 meeting to another coin & stamp show, open to the public, with each member getting a free vendor table to sell items. A majority of members approved the idea.

We welcomed new member #236, Ken E. Ken’s daughter, Kendra, is already a member.

Vice president Frankie B. alerted us to a rumor going around the Postal Service…hinting that all civil servants will be retired at the end of 2014. Just a rumor… no substantiation.

Honorary member Ray H. from Jacksonville gave a presentation on the difference between brilliant uncirculated (BU) and almost uncirculated (AU) coins. He used powerpoint and had pictures and grading criteria. He highlighted the buffalo nickel, walking liberty half dollar and Indian cent, and said he’d return in the future to highlight AU vs. BU in other coins.

John R. and James B. won the door prizes.
Members signed a card wishing Frank M. luck on his upcoming shoulder surgery.

Dave & Silvia won the 50-50.

Lots of auction items sold for the good of the club.

No one won the treasure chest.

Respectfully submitted,

JD

 

Minutes of Meeting February 24 2014

On February 28, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

Minutes of 2-24-

Dave R. called the meeting to order at 6:01. Attendance: 62 members and 17 guests.

We gained three new members this month… Lacy K, William J. and Dave G. Welcome to all!

Welcome back Glen G. We missed not seeing you for a long time.

Dave recognized Jody D. for taking on recording secretary duties and gave him an embroidered club shirt and business cards with his new title.

Flagler Co. Sheriff Jim Manfre was welcomed as our guest speaker. Among other things, the sheriff said the county should be run like a business, his office is encouraging more street patrols for safety, as well as more neighborhood watches, and says our crime rate is quite low, thanks in large part to the older demographic which makes up our population.

A lengthy Q & A session followed, with red light cameras the hottest topic. Dave R. presented Sheriff Manfree a framed certificate of appreciation.

Reminder… our annual show is THIS SATURDAY at the Elks Lodge on Old Kings Rd. We need help early setting up, and help selling tickets for the Chinese auction.

Dave R. informed us a letter arrived from the IRS, confirming the club’s 501c3 status retroactive to 2012.

Bob K. gave the Treasurer’s report.

VP Frank D. reported he went to an elementary school for a program with the students. The post office did not provide items as they used to do, but the club provided stamps, pennies and postcards. Frank says the kids were very grateful for the goodies.

Dave R. says the club has three additional golf shirts for sale at a significant discount off retail. Than you Suzanne S. for providing these shirts.

Dave was given a Lowe’s gift card as a birthday present from the club. The card was wrapped in what looked like 10 layers of wrapping and boxes.

Door prizes are won by Dave R. and Jody D. And no, it wasn’t rigged…we swear!

Thank you to Paul B. who helped with the 50/50 ticket sales.

Thank you and welcome back Vera B. for your help at the welcome table.

Thank you Bob K.  for handling our web page and collecting dues.

Thank you Mr. S. (Jacob S’s father) for his help with the tables.

Thank you for Carmela F. for your help with the door prize tickets.

Thank you Frankie D., Horst S. and Dave R., Francine F., and C.L.W. for your help with the auction.

Thank you Jane M. for your assistance when asked.

Thank you Frank M. for making sure we have a full Treasure

Box for our next meeting.

Thank you Billy Bob and John H. for their assistance in our educational program.

And if I missed anyone else… thank you also.

It is with the members help every month that makes us the best club in Palm Coast and beyond.

Charlie C. won the 50-50.

22 additional door prizes–pewter pins–are handed out to lucky winners.

Following an active and successful auction, the winner of the Treasure Box drawing was not in attendance, so it carries over to March. Sorry Frank M. You should have stayed a little longer!!

Note:  Next month Ray H. will be putting on a special program that will interest everyone. Make sure to mark your calendar. Next meeting will be March 24th.

Remember members can bring items to share, sell, and trade at every meeting.

Minutes submitted by:

Jody Davis

Recording Secretary

 

Minutes of Meeting Jan 27 2014

On January 31, 2014, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

Dave R. called meeting to order at 6:03 PM

There were 76 members and visitors present.

 

Dave announces the club has finally been approved for 501c 3 non-profit status after two years of effort. A Winter Park attorney worked for the club pro bono, and we are grateful for his efforts.

 

A moment of silence was held for Stan C.’s wife, Joanne, who recently passed. Stan thanked the club members and officers for their help and support at a difficult time.

 

LOTS of new members signed up tonight:

James C.

Rick R.

Ryan K. (a 6th grader)

Kathleen G.

James Y.

Warren S.

 

Dave thanked everyone who helped and participated at the recent Flagler Co. Home Show. Many, many members lent a hand to our booth. Dave said we gave away almost all the coins and stamps we brought with us for the youngsters attending the show to have.

 

Announcement: Next month we will break into different tables headed by experts and aficionados to learn more about which ever hobby area you’d like to learn about.

 

Reminder: March 1 is our annual Coin & Stamp Show. Dave challenged all members to bring coins, stamps, or a gift basket for the Chinese auction. Wear your club shirts if you have one.

 

The club passed a motion to donate $100 to the Elks Club for our annual charitable contribution. The Elk’s Lodge had a major fire last year and needs help getting back to normal.

 

VP Frankie D. reminds us that, as of today, a 1st Class stamp costs 49 cents. They’re all still “Forever” stamps.

 

New member Rick R. brought in an error stamp and error coin to

show members.

 

Dave R. spoke about the “Legends of the West” sheet that the Post Office issued through a lottery program.

 

Dave said the Postal Service produced an upside-down “Jenny” souvenir sheet containing 6 reproductions of the “Jenny”. These stamps have a $2.00 face value. The Post Office also produced 100 of these sheets with the “Jenny” flying right side up and were randomly sent out to Post Offices nationwide. Offers for these exceed $25,000.00. (GOOD LUCK).  

 

The club honored Horst S. for his many volunteer efforts on our behalf.

The club also honored Henry I. For all he has done to also support our club.

 

Door prizes awarded tonight… copies of Root Eye Dictionary by Dr. Tim Root.

 

Billy Bob B. and Stan C. won tonight’s door vouchers.

 

Phil N. won the 50-50.

 

After the “good of the club” shoebox auction tonight… tiny loving cup trophies were awarded to the biggest sport and the winner who spent the least amount of money (99 cents). This was a fun event and we hope to do this again next year.

 

Minutes taken by Recording Sec’y Jody D.

 

Minutes of Meeting Oct 28 2013

On October 29, 2013, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

At least 110 members/guests present (they kept walking in late!)

President Dave R. called meeting to order at 6:02 pm. He announced longtime member Hank de Boer died in his sleep a few days ago. A moment of silence was held to honor Hank.

Elections for Vice President were held between Frankie D. and Danny R.  Frankie announced as winner.

Dave announced new member–Felix C. #227

Dave announced post office has come out with upside-down Jenny stamps, announced he was selling limited number at a slight premium for the good of the club. All sold out within seconds.

Dave and everyone welcomed back Bob K. as he continues recuperation from surg

Reminder: Next month’s meeting is the annual dinner at Golden Corral in PC. Everyone needs to be there by 2:45 pm and Dave asked all to bring a $1 bill for something fun.

The VFW is raising the rate for the hall. Dave announced a shoebox auction in January to help offset the additional cost.

Reminder: If you have friends or family who are looking to sell stamps or coins, tell them to come to a meeting for a free appraisal. DON’T go to one of those buying programs set up in hotels.

Treasurer John D. announced September club’s finances.

Dave welcomed secretary of the Jacksonville Stamp Club, who complimented our club on having a big, dynamic group.

Buffalo nickels were handed out to members of our youth group.

C.L. said a few slots remain for the $10 roundtrip bus ride to the FUN Show in Orlando in January.

Door prizes won by Paul N. and John H.

50/50 was so big, two winners were chosen– Jose L. and Jean-Pierre F.

Huge Chinese auction was held.

Dave announced the club will put up a club Christmas Tree at the public library on Nov. 19 and invited all to attend.

Regular auction held.

Treasure box would have been won by Royce H., who left the meeting a short time earlier.

Meeting adjourns at 9:18

 

Submitted by

Jody D.

Recording Secretary

 

Minutes of Meeting Sep 23 2013

On September 24, 2013, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

56 members and guests attended.

President Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:01 PM.

Dave R. thanked the VFW for providing food for all our hungry members.

Dave R. reported that our webmaster Bob K. is slowly recovering from his surgery.

Nominations were taken for the upcoming 2014 year. Dave R. was nominated for President, Frankie D. and Danny R. were nominated for Vice-President, Bob K. was nominated for Treasurer. President and Treasurer were won by acclimation. The office of Vice-President will be voted on by secret ballot at our October Meeting. Dave R. told the membership that the appointed officers are: Sergeant-At-Arms Mike N.; Chaplin Dar A.; Education Director Ed W.; Minutes Secretary Jody D.; Welcome Table Vera B.; Paul and Bob S. trade lists’ Hostess Silvia R.; Vouchers and Correspondence Francine F.; Webmaster Bob K.; Youth Coordinator Max W.; Auctioneer Frankie D.; Auction Help Dave R., Bob S. Bob K., Kraze K., Francine F. and CL W.

John D.F. was called to the front and given a standing ovation for all his hard work as Treasurer.

Dave R. shared with the club several items shipped by the USPS that were damaged and destroyed and informed everyone that he will update this situation.

Dave R. spoke about the new upside down Jenny souvenir sheet that was issued on 9-23-2013. These sheets are in very limited supply at the post office and can not be reordered. This could be a good item to pick up. Face value on this sheet is $12.00 consisting of 6 $2.00 stamps on each sheet. Dave had several that were sold for the good of the club at $15.00 per sheet to cover cost of obtaining these sheets. Dave will have a few more at the October meeting.

Dave R. reminded everyone that the Holiday Party will take place at the Golden Corral Restaurant in PalmCoast. Everyone attending must be at the Golden Corral 2:45 PM, at the latest, so the club can take advantage of the senior lunch prices which ends at 3:00 PM. GOOD NEWS, the dinner menu starts at 4:00 PM at no additional charge and there will be a surprise activity that will start at 3:00 PM that everyone will enjoy.

A motion was made Francine F. and seconded by Paul S. that Dave R. be reimbursed for expenses for the lap top computer that is used for the club. Motion Passed. Another motion by Helen E. and seconded by Geri F. was made to spend $50.00 to place our Annual show at FloridaStampShows.com. This site averages 3000 hits per week from all over the country and is a year long listing.

Our first Annual Holiday Chinese Auction will take place October 28 at our regular meeting. Auction tickets will available from 4:30 PM till 6:30 PM when the winning names will be pulled. Ticket prices are one ticket for $1.00, 8 tickets for $5.00 and 20 Tickets for $10.00. Proceeds are for the good of the club and all items are donated. Please bring in your items to help the club. This can be stamp, coin, or Holiday related items. Do not forget to let your neighbors know about this and bring your wives, husbands, friends, relatives for this special event. There will be advertising in all the local area newspapers for this. Visitors do not have to stay for the entire meeting once the Chinese Auction is over.

We need as many members as possible to help with the Chinese Auction to be at the VFW by 4:15 PM.

We will have our regular live auction as well with one exception. All items on the viewing table must have a starting bid of $5.00 for this auction.

Mike N. told the club about the new Club Baseball Type hats with our logo in Navy Blue that will be here for our Holliday party and the 2014 club calendars also. Thanks Mike for your hard work in arranging this for the club.

Many of our members and guests won special door prizes using the “pink tickets”.

There will be some special “pink ticket” door prizes also at our October Meeting along with the door prize vouchers and the 50/50. Make sure you get your pink ticket when you enter the VFW.

Remember to feed our “Treasure Box” which is always hungry for new items.

Thank you John D.F. for your help with the tables.

This month’s door prize vouchers were won by Mike N. and Chris D.P.

The 50/50 was won by Phil N.

And we had our 4th Treasure Box winner. Congratulations to Mike Z. Remember to win the Treasure Box you have to stay to the end of the live auction.

Our club had three new members join tonight.     We welcome them and look forward to their participation in our club events.  The new members are:

224 Clyde S.

225 John S.

226  Kendra E.

 

Minutes submitted by,

Silvia R., Hostess

 

 

Minutes of Meeting August 26 2013

On August 30, 2013, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

President opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.  There were 63 members and guests present.

Dave told everyone that the food that was supposed to be served by the VFW fell through for the evening. The VFW apologized and told us there will be food available for our September meeting. The kitchen will serve from 4:30 PM till 6:00 PM. We do thank all the members that showed up early for the food.

Dave welcomed everyone to the meeting and welcomed back Vera B., Sue G., Cliff W., Robert C., Mark W., Paul N., and Keith M., long time no sees!

Dave told every one that our web master Bob K. was having neck spine surgery today at the same time our meeting was taking place. We all wish Bob a very speedy recovery.

This was Show and Tell night and several members brought in items of interest to share with the club. As a reminder to all members, anytime we have Show and Tell night you can bring in any item of interest you have. This does not have to be coin or stamp related. A lot of our members have other hobbies and interests and we would love to hear about them. Thank you Ed W., Jean P., Anatoly G., Paul S., John D.F. and   Dave R. for participating.

Dave told everyone that we are going to have a table at the Flagler County Home Show on Jan. 25-26, 2014.  Our 10th Annual Stamp and Coin show will take place on March 1st, 2014 at the Elks Lodge and that there are just a few tables left. Any member that needs or would like to get a table please contact Dave R. at:                  386-437-0368.

Our Holiday Party will take place on November 25th, 2013 and will be held at Golden Corral. Everyone must be there no later than 2:45 PM so the club can have some fun and eat dinner which is served starting at 4:00 PM. There will be a gift exchange. Please no gag gifts. Wrapped gifts should be $10.00 value.

At our regular meeting on October 28th we will have our First Annual Holiday Chinese Auction. This is open to members, guests, family, boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, and husbands.  If you have an item to donate that is stamp, coin or holiday related please bring this with you. This auction is for the “Good Of The Club”. Let’s have a lot of fun with this and participate to make this a great success. Tickets will be available starting at 4:30 PM. We will have our regular auction also.

Our elections for the year 2014 will take place in October.

Thank you Carmela F. for you help during this meeting.

Thank you Henry I. for helping with the 50/50.

Thank you Jean P. for handing out the flyers with our 2014 schedule.

Thank you Joe H. for handing out the door prize tickets.

Thank you Geri F. for handing out the door prize vouchers.

Thank you to Dave G. and Anatoly G. for policing the free stamp area.

Thank you Horst S. for putting up the tables at end of meeting.

Thank you Mike N. for your help unloading car and setting up tables.

Thank you Frankie D., Mike Z., Bob S., David R., Kraze K., C.L. W., for your help with the live auction.

AND THANK YOU VERA B. FOR TAKING CARE OF THE SIGN IN TABLE.

36 members stayed for our auction.

The winning # for the Treasure Box was # 211 Suzanne S.  You could have won if you were there!!

The vouchers were won by #172 Mike Z. and # 61 Phil A.

The 50/50 was won by #27 Ed W.

Minutes Submitted by:

Silvia R.

Hostess

 

Minutes of Meeting July 22 2013

On July 23, 2013, in Uncategorized, by wehavefun

 

 

49 members and guests attended.

 

Our president, Dave R., opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

After welcoming everyone that came, Dave mentioned that this was the fourth Monday of a five Monday month. The weather was wet and attendance was a little down due to the summer months.

 

Dave spoke about the need to upgrade our PowerPoint projector and the need to purchase glassine envelopes for stuffing stamps and coins for our educational programs. The glassine envelopes that the post office has always donated to us are no longer available. Dave mentioned that our club does have the funds for these purchases. Francine F. made a motion and it was seconded by Phil K. to look into getting a projector for the club. Approved by majority vote. Bob K. will look into repairing the projector we have and the price of a new one.  Francine F. made a second motion and it was seconded by Jody D. to purchase glassine envelopes. Approved by a majority vote. Dave R. will order the glassine envelopes.

 

A lot of lively discussions were given and heard by a lot of our members. Some of the subjects included the availability of silver and gold to purchase in bulk, post office shipping problems that one of our members had, and fraudulent schemes both present and past that our members have encountered. This was a lot of fun and gave a lot of good advice to our members.

 

Special hand made bags were given out to 29 lucky members who attended our meeting. This was a lot of fun. Dave had all the winners line up and then took turns picking through all the different designs.

 

We thank Dan and Edith F., Jean P., and Joe H. for donating items for the good of the club it is very much appreciated. We thank all of our members who consistently donate items for the good of the club. This helps to cover our expenses at every meeting and our members love bidding on these items.

 

BIG NEWS: Shortly before the meeting started the British Royals announced the birth of a new son. Third in line to the Throne of England.

 

EVEN BIGGER NEWS:  THE TREASURE BOX WAS WON …After 9 months!! C. L. W.’s name was picked. This Treasure box was full of goodies. We all know what this means. Starting with the August meeting we all need to start filling up the box for our next winner.

Past winners are Dave R. June 2012, Paul S. October 2012, and now CL W, July 2013.

Remember to win the Treasure Box you have to stay to the end of the auction.

 

 

50/50 was won by our Jack G.

Vouchers were won by Phil K. and Mike B.

 

Minutes submitted by,

Silvia R.

Hostess