Minutes of Meeting August 28 2017

On August 29, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp

72 Members and Visitors

Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:00 PM on time for second month in a row! Great Job Dave.

There were at least 22 visitors with all kinds of stamp and coin collections to be evaluated by our members. This is a great civic duty we do for our community at no charge.

The Blessing for our meal was given by Nikki B. at 5:00 PM in her native language (Thailand).  Every one enjoyed the sub sandwiches and side dishes brought in by members.

Dave R. had everyone stand up for a moment for the passing of Jack Frost, Bill B.s long lived fishy. Jack will surely be missed by everyone!

William J. gave a 2 minute talk on how he encourages his grand children to collect stamps.

Bob K. gave a great financial report. We only have two more regular meetings this year.

Joyce C. spoke about Kindness Rocks and Shells that she paints and inscribes heart warming messages on them and then leaves them on the beach for visitors and residents to find. A great idea.

Ray H. gave another award winning talk on coins. His presentations are second to none and we look forward to his next installment.

Ed W. was presented with a special frame.

Dave R. told everyone who needs to contact him to use the club’s email (stampandcoin@hotmail.com) due to the fact that Dave and Silvia will not have a phone for the next 8 weeks. This started a barrage of ideas from the members. Dr. John Z suggested the use of a cell phone. Angela suggested that you can send and receive messages on this same device. What is this world coming to.  A phone with out a line connected to a wall?!!

Dave R. reminded the members that nominations will be accepted at our next meeting for President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasure. This is according to our by-laws. If an election is needed this will take place at our October meeting.

Thank you Mike N. for your quick talk.

Special Mary Kay items were presented as door prizes to our members and visitors. Congratulations on these winners.

A special thank you to everyone who helped put up the tables at the end of the meeting and a special thanks to Alvin A. for setting up the room.

Our club welcomed two new members. #284 Barbara C. and #285 Will H.  Welcome to our club.

Special Auction door prizes went to Francine F., Alvin A., Joyce C., Rodney F., Ed W., and Rosie N.

Door prize winners for the $10.00 vouchers were # 206 Henry I. and #44 Jim B.

The 50/50 was won by #230 Kathy G. Congratulations to all our winners.

Our club had a Large and Lively Auction with bargains for all the top bidders. Let’s keep bringing in great items for our auction.

Thank you to Allen A., Joyce C., Frankie D., Bob K. and Dave R. for  running this fast and furious auction.

The Treasure Box would have been won by Bob S. if only he were at this meeting. Sorry Bob.

SECRET word for the September meeting is  HURRICANE

Minutes written and submitted by:

Silvia R. Official Hostess


Minutes of Meeting July 24 2017

On July 25, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp


Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:00 PM on time for a change.

There were 67 members and guests present.

Dave R.  welcomed all the guests that brought items in to be evaluated and thanked everyone who brought in items for our “Pot Luck Snack Night”.

Jim B. gave the blessing for our meal.

Keith M. sneaked in for this meeting and is headed right back to cold country only to return in December.

Our annual show is a sell out again. A waiting list for our show in 2019 is being prepared.

Bob K  gave our treasure’s report.

Dave announced a new club within our club. “Two Minute Club” where members and guests can speak for two minutes on any subject and receive points. Extra points can be earned by the discretion of the President of our club. Points can be added to each months meeting. Points are worth nothing and you cannot get any big awards for most points. There might be special recognition at our Holiday Meal,  or not. Let’s have some fun with this and come join our “Two Minute Club”.

The following joined the “Two Minute Club” at this meeting.  Jose L.-Perf stamps, Bernd B.-Train Travel experience and postal museum where he received items for our youth-members. , Mike N.- 700 MPH train between NY and Washington,     

Bill B-spike about the APS “Philatelist”  magazine and Belgium stamps with not not deliver on Sunday labels., Angela talked about her school., Fran and Jane M. spoke about Corvettes and the Corvette Museum (Great Job Jane Keeping Franks In Line), Bob, S. spoke about the 43rd APS black tie convention in 1926 that showed his grandfather in a picture of this event., Frankie D. spoke about Trains in NY and Post Office items of interest., Rebecca from the Jacksonville Stamp club spoke about her 1 1/2 hour drive to our club to sort through the free stamp table and told everyone present how wonderful everyone was to her., Dave R. spoke about a package that was sent from PA and the clerk at the Post Office got tired of cancelling 3 and 4 cent stamps that were applied  and used a black magic marker to destroy the stamps., (Dave R. is now an official member of the “Two Minute Club”  and awarded himself with 1000 extra points because he can!) Rod F. spoke about Vera Linn was 100 years old and Rolls Royce is still a favorite car to own. Ed W. spoke elegantly about songs with posters from WW1 and was enjoyed by all. 

Special reminder…. Please wear your name badges to our meeting. If you need a new one please contact Robert K. by e-mail and he will make you a new one.

Thank you Tom H.  Mike N. and Dave G. for setting up our tables and Keith M. for taking down the tables. 50 extra points to each because I can.

Thank you Vera for taking care of the sign in table. You will also receive 50 points.

Thank you Joyce and Angela for helping with the door prizes.

Thank you Frankie D, Joyce C., Tom H. Dave R. and Bob S., Paul S. for your help with the Auction. And Bob K. for collecting the funds for this meeting. You all get 20 extra points for this50/50 was won by Nikie. Thank you for helping with the 50/50 along with Bob S. and Bernie B.

Door vouchers was won by # 268 Bernard B. and # 145 Frankie D.

Treasure Chest would have been won by # 132, Robert K.,  if only he had been at this meeting. 

Secret word for the August 28 meeting is BADGE

Meeting ended at 8:05 PM.


Minutes submitted by Jane M.


Minutes of Meeting June 26 2017

On June 27, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp

There were 61 members and guests present.

President Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:05 PM.

The club had a very busy night giving free evaluations of stamp and coin collections to the general public who came out in the rain for this free club service.

After welcoming everyone to our meeting and thanking everyone for the desserts (Dessert Night) Dave R. introduced our newest member #283   Kent   S.

Dave R. spoke briefly on our 14th annual show tables selling well.

Dave R. mentioned that even though we had a heavy rainstorm at the time of the meeting that he was ecstatic with the turnout.

We had eight speakers tonight:

Bob K. gave the financial report and spoke about fake pennies and the removal of the 1 cent coin and the dollar bill.

Frankie D. spoke about items not used in the Post Office anymore and new delivery concerns that some criminals are putting in false new address cards to the post office.

Anatoly spoke on the history of the Ukraine/Crimea in early 1900’s and his collection of Russian stamps.

Dr. John Z. spoke about starting a committee  to put frames together for members to show items at our meetings. This is a great idea.  Dr. Zak will chair this committee.

Linda C. spike about the July 18th open house at the election office from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm in Bunnell which will showcase new equipment and a mock election.

Mike N. spoke about George Gay and his actions at the battle of Midway in the Pacific.

Jean H. spoke about being careful with tampered gift cards at Publix and other stores.

Silvia R. was presented two gift cards from the club for her special birthday.

Our club had a very active live auction that was a lot of fun.

Door Prize Voucher winners:  #135 Jean P. and # 44 Jim B.

50/50 winners: # 275 David S. and #210 Jane M.

David R. shared his high school yearbook picture of himself next to his twin brother and asked everyone to guess which was Dave. The majority picked the wrong pic.

The treasure Box winner was # 281 James V. who was NOT present to take home his winnings. Better luck next month.

Dave R. thanked everyone for helping put up and take down the tables.

A special thank you goes out to Bob H. who helped for the first time at the auction table and to Alvin A. who helped show and run the auction items.

Let’s not forget Frank D. for running the auction table with the help of Joyce C.

Thank you Vera for taking care of the sign in table. Could not do this with out you.

The secret word for the Internet door prize voucher for the JULY meeting is summer.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Minutes submitted by Jane M.


Minutes of Meeting May 22 2017

On May 24, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp


Dave started the meeting at 6:00 PM. There were 47 members and visitors. This number was low in part to a very heavy rain storm at time of meeting.

After welcoming everyone the members and guests enjoyed Salad Night. Dave thanks everyone who brought items to snack . Special thanks to Lina, Nikie, Joyce &  Silvia for setting up the table for this event. This international feast was enjoyed by all.

Thank you to everyone who helped set up and take down the tables. This is always appreciated.

Dave told the members that that the Lifestyle Home Show to be held on Sat. and Sun. January 28th and 29th has been paid.   We will be in the same great spot as in the past two years.

Also Dave told everyone the our tables for the 14th Annual stamp and coin show, on March 3 2018,  are selling and we expect another sellout for this annual event. If you have not sent in your request for table space, please do so quickly.

Bob K gave us a great treasure’s report.

Cathy G. gave a report on her 2 week trip to and from Cuba on their sailboat.  We are all happy to see them back on terra firma and in great health.

The Special Stamp Estate Sale was a great success and was enjoyed by all.   This was made possible by the donation of stamp material by Ruth B. whose husband and past member Tom “Georgie” B. passed away almost two years ago.

Thank you to Bob S., Joyce C., Alvin A. Bob K., and Frankie D. for their help with the auction.

Thank you Vera B. for keeping everyone in order and signed in.

Before the break the door prize vouchers were won by # 206 Henry I. and # 253 Allan K.

The 50/50 winners were Kent S. (guest) and Vera B. our official gate keeper.

After a brisk auction the name for the Treasure Box was pulled. If only Frank M. had been there he would have won.

Our speakers for the Jun 26 meeting will be #250 Linda C. and Ray H., from Jacksonville.

The secret word for a door prize voucher for the Jun meeting is VFW.

Minutes submitted by Jane M. Wife of Frank M. who did not win the Treasure Box.   So Sad!!

Typed by Dave. R.


Minutes of Meeting April 24 2017

On April 25, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp



Minutes of Meeting March 27 2017

On April 1, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp

President Dave opened the meeting at 6:05 PM. There were 58 members and guest present.

Dave thanked everyone that brought finger food for snacks at this meeting. This was a lot of fun.

Thank you Mike P. for taking the minutes.

Thank you to everyone who helped set up and take down the tables and keep the building clean at the end of the meeting.

Bernie showed his new club shirt with his member number on it. Great looking shirt.

Motions were made my Francine F, and seconded by Anjela (and third by Joyce C.) to pay for next years Home Show and for the 14th Annual Stamp and Coin Show to be held at the Elk’s Lodge.

Francine is selling Belk’s cards for $5.00 each for Belk’s annual charity drive. The buyer gets a $5.00 credit for any thing bought on April 29th, Sat. Our club makes $5.00 for each card bought. This is a win win for our club. These cards will be available at our next meeting.

Dave spoke about the success of our 13th Annual Stamp and Coin Club show and went over the numbers with the club.

Bob K. gave the Treasurer’s report.

Dave welcomed new members #281 James V. and  #280 Alvin A.,  who was represented by Joyce Crawford at our meeting.

Frank W. gave a nice presentation on Canadian Coins and Bob K. gave us some much needed information.

Our guest speaker was Jason G. from Birds Of  A Feather who gave us a great program  on Bird Watching and Birding. This is a very easy and inexpensive hobby to get into. Jason is the local president of the Audubon Society. Mentioned was Payne’s Prairie State Park near Gainesville, Fl. A great place to see birds, alligators, wild horses and bison.

The two door prize vouchers were won by #250 Linda C. and #198 Joan B. Remember, check the minutes for the next meeting’s secret word for the extra chance.

The 50/50 winner was Keith M.  This is his 2 win for this in two months. Hey Keith… now is the time to play the lottery!!

The Treasure Box would have been won by Dr. John Z. if only he were there to claim his prize!  April secret word for a DPV is club.

Submitted by:

Mike Paris

Typed by:

Dave R.


Minutes of Meeting February 27 2017

On March 1, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp



President Dave R. opened the meeting on time at 6:00 PM. There were 68 members and guests present.

Everyone was warmly welcomed.

Dave R. reminded everyone that our 13th Annual Stamp and Coin Show and Chinese Auction will take place on Sat. March 4th at the Elk’s Lodge at 47 Old Kings Road N. in Palm Coast from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Doors open for dealers to set up at 8:00 AM.

Everyone bringing in items for our Chinese Auction was asked to bring them in before 10:00 AM to be processed before the show opens.

Dave went over all the different committees that are helping and their duties.

Dave asked that all members wear their club shirts and/or their membership badges to identify them.

The COP will be on hand to direct traffic.

Dave sold the classic souvenir sheets produced by the post office for the good of the club. These sheets are not available at the post office. There are still 7 left and will be sold at the show on Saturday if you did not get a chance to get them at the meeting.

Keith M. gave a great talk on Amtrak train service and was of great interest to all.  Thank you Keith.

A certificate of appreciation was presented to Keith for this talk.

Dave introduced two new members:  # 277 Angela S.  and   #278 Adam C.

Our club is getting closer to # 300 and hope to reach this milestone soon.

Dave R. introduced special speaker Sheriff Rick Staly for his presentation. Sheriff Staly spoke about his first 60 days in office, Juvenile services, veteran’s courts, domestic homeland security, the departments focus on crime and gangs, concealed weapons, the area’s homeless problems and several other topics.

Dave presented Sheriff Staly a certificate of appreciation for his presentation.

Bob K. gave the treasurer’s report.

Door prizes won by # 133 Billy Bob for the 37th time!! Hee Hee, and # 199 Sue G. The secret word for this month’s door prize auction was “VFW”. Check the minutes for next month’s secret word for March meeting.

24 special door prizes were handed out and enjoyed by all. Thank you Jacob and Mathew for handing these out.   March secret word for DPV is  food.

The 50/50 was split into two drawings by hand counted vote and won by #109 Linda C. and #151 Keith M.

The auction was handled by Allen A. and Bob & Paul S. with the paperwork handled by our Vice President Frankie D. and Mike P. Thank you for all your help.

The Treasure Box would have been won by #236 Ken E.

Thank you to Tom H, Allen A. and Dave R. for setting up the tables and Tim S. for your help in breaking down the tables. Joan B. and Silvia R. for cleaning up after the meeting.

A very special thank you goes to Jane M. who took our minutes for this meeting. This is the first time our club had 23 pages of minutes for one meeting!! Great job Jane. You get Jody’s salary for your great effort.

A special thank you to everyone who brought in items for the “Good Of The Club” and Mike G. for bring in a box of stamps for free table.

Next month our club will have finger food. Club will provide finger food sandwiches. We ask everyone to bring some finger food items for the fun of it.


Submitted by Jane M.

Written by Dave


Minutes of Meeting Jan 23 2017

On January 28, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp



Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:01. Attendance 70 (including 8-10 guests, many who met us at the home show)

Dave reminds everyone that, while we can bring in food again as of this month, all drinks must be purchased at the VFW cantee

Dave says our expenses are and will be up considerably this year.

Welcome David S. #275 and James C., #276…our newest members.

Lohman’s on Old Kings Rd is putting on a presentation for pre-need funeral services Feb. 7 at 11 am at Golden Corral. Members can get info and a free lunch.

Our annual club show on Mar. 4 is sold out, of course. Dave asks members to seek gift certificates from merchants they know as prizes for the show’s Chinese auction.  Secret word for DPV for FEB meeting is VFW

Thank you to everyone who helped set up for our covered dish meal tonight, and thanks to all who helped at our booth at the home show. Tom H. receives special recognition for helping set up tables 2 hours after passing a kidney stone!

Happy bday Paul N.

Happy bday Mr. President & Jean P. (Frankie D. presents them with cupcakes from the club)

Dave gives Frankie polo shirt sent to us in gratitude from the post office in Palencia, Spain.

Bob K. gives Treasurer’s Report, reminding everyone that, with expenses up, all support via membership, 50/50, auctions, etc. is especially important this year.

Mike N. talks about book he’s reading…”The End of Money”. It’s about how people deal with money and the future where all transactions are electronic.

Dr. John Z. talks about the first stamps in the Western world…they were “invented” by a Scottish efficiency expert because too many letters were ending up in the dead letter office instead of being paid for by the recipients.

Door prize vouchers to Linda C. and Bob S.

Other door prizes of magnetic list pads given to many winners.

50-50 split between Joyce and Bob K.

Congrats to young member Matthew F. who has attained the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts.

Good Of The Club auction is held, followed by regular auction.

Treasure chest winner was Dar F., who was not in attendance, so we have a rollover.

Respectfully submitted,

Jody D.

Recording Sec’y


Minutes of Meeting Oct 24 2016

On October 29, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp

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Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:06 pm after some microphone issues. Unfortunately, we got it to work, so we actually had to hear Dave.

Attendance: 54 members and guests

Dave reminds all to watch for post-hurricane scams. Only hire licensed and insured contractors and repair crews.

On Nov. 5 Golden Corral is having a yard sale fundraiser for its kids camp, so bring your stuff and have some of your revenue donated to the camp.

November club dinner invitations go out in the next day or two.

March 04, 2017 club show is sold out.

If you can help out in our booth at the upcoming Home Show, please volunteer.

Dave discusses monkey business during his and Silvia’s European vacation.

Dave thanks everyone for a great year, recognizing elected and appointed officers.

Next year, our 50-50 options will include 3 tix for 2, 7 tix for $5 and 15 tix for $10.

Also, one of the two voucher door prizes will only be won by those who go to the club website, find the code word for that month, and mention it to Vera when you enter

Club will have a covered dish dinner in January, with cold cuts provided. All drinks must be purchased at VFW canteen.

Welcome new member Jean H. (274) and hello to her brother, Jim G., who may join as well.

Bob K. gives Treasurer’s report.

VP Frankie D. praised his employer, USPS, for its great local response following Hurricane Matthew.

Ed W. says he’s lent sheets of political campaign buttons he’s collected over the decades to the public library.

Youth coordinator Jacob introduces two friends and his Dad. Both buddies collect coins and stamps.

The “Palm Coast Coin Show” is returning to the Columbian (K of C) Club the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Door prize winners are Kathleen G. and Jim B.

Vera B. wins the 50-50. Additional door prizes of princess puzzles are distributed.

Good of the club auction is followed by the regular auction.

Treasure chest winner is Frank M. Not only was he present, he PICKED HIS OWN NAME OUT OF THE PILE. A US appellate court ruled he could keep his winnings despite the shady circumstances.     January 2017 DPV word is “covered dish”.

Respectfully submitted,


Jody D.

Recording Sec’y


Minutes of Meeting Sep 26 2016

On September 29, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Flagler County Stamp



Dave R. opens meeting at 6:02 after his usual gentle reminder from Jody D. We have 57 members and guests in attendance.

Thank you Alan and Joyce for helping to set up the tables for tonight.

Members voted to renew our rental of VFW hall for 2017. Rent goes up $10 a month. Dave says we can bring in food again starting in January, but all drinks must be purchased at VFW canteen.

Dave introduces guest David S.

The Home Show is Jan 21-22. We have the same location in the hall as this year. Motion to pay rent for our spot carries.

Dave says all men must bring a purse to November’s Holiday Party. He did not say whether Golden Corral will be providing transgender bathrooms. Really, Dave?

We unveil our new banner to be used for future March club shows. It’s very big and very nice and kinda expensive, but will be great PR for us.

Elections are held for club officers. Incumbents for president (Dave R), vp (Frankie D) and treasurer (Bob K) are renominated. No other candidates nominated, so we’re stuck with these bums…I mean FINE PEOPLE…for another year.

Newly re-elected treasurer Bob K. gives his report. He tells members…if you want a print of a picture posted on our website, he’ll get it for you at nominal cost.

Dave says the March show is now SOLD OUT, though one more table might be able to be squeezed in.

Dave asks subscribers and readers of Linn’s to watch for our ads for the March show in coming issues, because Linn’s hasn’t exactly been on the ball thus far.

Motion carries for club to give annual donation to the Flagler Co Library.

Frankie D. warns everyone to be extra-watchful, because a ton of postal scams are circulating these days.

Paul S. gives presentation on 9/11. He was on a Red Cross team that came in from NJ to Ground Zero. Thank you, Paul, for your service to all rescuers and crews.

Ed W. gives presentation on medals, of which he has many, many. He shows us how to use internet search to find the real stories and history behind these and other historical objects.

$10 vouchers won by Brian S. and Frankie D.

50/50 is won by William J.

Auction is held.

Treasure Chest winner is Garrett S. who’s NOT in attendance. Rollover.

AFTER THE MEETING: Dave informs your humble correspondent we’ve secured liability insurance for club activities at the VFW at a fair price.


Respectfully submitted,


Jody D.

Recording Sec’y