Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:00. That’s two straight months of on time or early. Someone please notify Dave’s physician, as something is clearly radically wrong with him.
We recognize a number of first-time visitors. Total attendance 66
Members sing Happy Bday to Vera B.
Motion to buy a large banner to be placed outside the Elks Club for our future March shows passes by voice vote.
Bob K. gives Treasurer’s Report. How he keeps money in there with Silvia buying all that candy and cookies is a wonder.
Frankie D. tells us he gives packets of stamps to kids who are waiting with their parents to be served at the main post office. “Here I am.” He says many of them show interest in possibly collecting.
Mike N. reviews his letter sent to Treasury Sec’y Lew re: women on paper money and the fact that we’ve already had one…Martha Washington on the $1. Mike still has the first day cover that he got at the bank when the bills were first issued in 1886. Dave was with him. I know…I’m evil.
One of our visitors says he’s written the Treasury Dept. to protest the future change in the $20 bill. He says Jackson should remain on the front and Harriet Tubman should be on the reverse.
Dave says club gave a presentation to the NARFE retiree group which was well-received.
Ed W. tells members his grandson Max is appearing in “Into the Woods” at Flagler Playhouse.
Rodney F. weighs in with thoughts on our $10 bill. Of course, where Rodney’s from, they have coins called loonies and townie
Jody D. (hey, that’s me!) briefs members on his presentation next month on Old Time Radio history and collecting.
Tom B. picked up some original Pieces of Eight, which he brought with him. He gave a brief history lesson on the coins.
Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart and colleague Linda Constantine (a club member) give short seminar on voting in upcoming primary and later general election. They brought materials, which were distributed to all.
Drawing held for special door prizes.
Door prize vouchers won by Don J. and Robert C.
50-50 had a winner
Silvia tells us Rodney F. and Carmela have a new grandchild. Congrats!
Auction is held.
WE HAVE A WINNER!! Jane M. takes the Treasure Chest, which was pretty full. Give it some love next month.
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 5:58. Wait…5:58? Two minutes early? Pinch me…I’m hallucinating.
We have 51 members and 8 guests present. Dave welcomes friends and long-missing members, than recognizes more than a dozen members who helped with our March show. He says the Elks Club welcomes us back next year.
The club’s income from the show was in the high triple figures, which helps our bottom line.
Clyde S. is given plaque in thanks for his talk last month on coins.
We’re in contact with a Native American reservation in Hoonah, Alaska, which has asked us for a stamp donation. We will box ’em up and send them north.
Former member Joel G. talks about a project he’s working on…collecting postmarks for schoolchildren. He’s looking for volunteers to help the effort.
Special guests Ken Seymour and Evelyn Gomes from the FL Attorney General’s office give a presentation on avoiding fraud targeting senior citizens, including IRS scams, Publishers Clearing House scams, money transfer fraud. They staff an office here in PC and have recovered more than $41,000 for victims since the office opened last July. Dave gives them plaque thanking them for the presentation.
A travel agent guest invited by Dave and Silvia gives details of a Viking River Cruise special deal.
Dave says the club is giving a presentation to NARFE (retiree group) on stamps and coins April 20 at noon at Golden Corral. He encouraged any interested members to bring samples to show and tell.
Frank W. and Don J. win the door prize vouchers.
John S. takes the 50-50.
Auction is held.
Treasure chest winner is Allan K. who is NOT present. Yet another rollover. Give the box some love.
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:00. No, that’s not a typo. He was actually on time.
Dave reminds us for the 45th time that our club show is March 5th, just weeks away. He says McDonald’s is supposed to provide some sort of support for us.
Dar, Francine, and John D. are thanked for getting gift cards from local merchants for the show. Dave says we’re in many media outlets via articles, mentions, and ads. The show will remain open past closing time if there are any customers remaining who want to conduct business.
Dave tells us of the untimely death of dealer Randy Savedow…a friend of the club.
We welcome new member 267… Garrett S.
Sgt At Arms Mike N. says…if you see anyone at a club function who acts strangely or looks like he doesn’t belong, speak up to him or Dave. See something…say something.
We’ll have a presentation on frauds targeting seniors at our March meeting.
Bob K. gives Treasurer’s report. We’ve got more shekels thanks to annual dues coming in.
VP Frankie D. says…if you suspect anything you receive in the mail might be a scam, turn it in. If it is, the P.O. will turn it over to federal postal inspectors.
Welcome back from China June D.
Club gives present to Jacob S’s newborn niece.
Club thanks Allen A. with certificate for his presentation last month.
Clyde S. gives short talk about collecting modern coins, specifically bullion silver and proof Silver Eagles.
Paul S. reminds everyone about the sign-in sheets up front where we can put down our preferences and whether we’d like to buy/sell/trade with other members.
Mike N. talks about the calls for eliminating the $100 bill because of its use in the drug trade. Jody D. considers calling for the return of the $10,000 bill, but thinks better of it and keeps his mouth shut.
John H. conducts show & tell on stamp perforations at his table for all interested.
Paul N. and Clyde S. win door prize vouchers.
Club gifts Francine for her work getting gift certificates and other freebies for the club.
Joan B. and Lee S. win the 50-50. Club voted to split the take once again this month.
Auction is held, along with drawing for stuffed pets for those who stayed.
Jerry C.’s name is picked for Treasure Chest, but he was not present. Another rollover.
Chef Billy apologized for not making it due to snafu with the water main situation. He promises he’ll be in place, making dinner for the March meeting.
67 members in attendance and eight guests.
I’m tired after typing so many notes. So I’m takin’ a nap.
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:04. He’s getting better, folks! 74 in attendance at the start.
We have many visitors tonight thanks to the Home Show over the weekend. We were in the main area this year. Dave thanks all members who helped out in the booth and spoke to scores of attendees.
Club holds moment of silence for our friend and member Charlie Cohen, who passed away several days before.
Dave recognizes Treasurer Bob K. and his bride on their 50th wedding anniversary, and gives them a gift from the club.
Reminder…club show is coming up on 3/5. It’s been sold out for months.
Allen A. gives presentation on the history of coinage, going way back to 700 BCE. That’s a few years before Dave R. was born.
Dave shows letter with a first day cover from NJ man who designed the stamp. The letter is from 1957. He tells members that a number of the stamps in his collection have really jumped in value…so you never know!
Don J. and Lee S. are recognized as new members 265 and 266. Dave then reintroduces officers and has everyone identify self and collection preference as we do at the start of each year.
Dave says Flagler schools are interested in having the club put on presentations. The Nat’l Assn. of Retired Federal Employees is interested as well.
Bob K. gives treasurer’s report.
VP Frankie D. says he gave a presentation to kindergartners and they gave him their full attention and were fascinated. Frankie then gives Dave a gift from the members to mark his upcoming birthday.
Allen A. and James B. win the voucher door prizes. Many extra door prizes are awarded…a canister of jelly beans.
50-50 is split into two winners because the pot is rather large. Jacob S. and John D. win. John, who’s a helluva guy despite being a Patriots fan, donates his winnings back for the good of the club.
Auction is held.
Treasure chest winner is member 44…James B. He was at the meeting but LEFT BEFORE THE END. Once again, the box rolls over.
Jody D. (#62)
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:06. The Rolling Stones, in the 60s, sang “Time is on my side.” Dave must hate the Stones.
Paul S. issues challenge…look at two Scottish stamps that appear identical and pick out the 3 subtle differences. New member John S. does so and wins the stamps.
Dave holds inaugural youth auction, with 9 young members bidding on items using Monopoly money. They had a blast. We don’t want to say it was long, but during auction, Jody D. starts reading “War & Peace,” finishes it as last item is auctioned off.
Club holds moment of silence for our departed friend, C.L. Offering remembrances of how kind and helpful C.L. was were Dave, Mike N., Ed W.
Dave asks for help w/ club Christmas tree decorating on Nov. 18th, and also at the upcoming Home Show. Apparently he doesn’t need help with menorah decorating, since it’s just candles and a candelabra.
Treasure chest needs more love.
Dave thanks Frankie D., Bob K., Mike N. Bob and Paul S., and Jody D. for their monthly efforts.
Treasurer’s report from Bob K. He’s still keeping the account in the Cayman Islands secret from the IRS.
Motion made to give the Friends of the Flagler Co Library an annual donation. Carries.
Frankie D. reports our club bricks at the Chamber of Commerce and Library have prominent positions, which is good for club PR.
Door prize vouchers won by Frankie D. and Jerry C.
50-50 won by Bob C.
John S. from St. Augustine and Paul K., who just moved here from TN, are welcomed as new members 263 and 264.
Good of the Club auction held, followed by regular auction.
Winner of Treasure Chest was James Y., who was NOT present, so it carries over to January. That’s right, kids…NO MEETINGS UNTIL 4TH MONDAY IN JANUARY.
Larry P, Anthony B, and Peggy L are new members #259, 261 and 262. Great to have you!
Nominations taken for our three elected positions. All incumbents re-nominated. Jody D. attempts to nominate Donald Trump for president. Dictator Dave says he can’t do that, since the Donald isn’t a member. No others nominated. Current president, VP (Frankie D.) and Treasurer (Bob K.) are automatically re-elected. Yup, we’re stuck with the same ol’ same ol’. 😉
Dave stresses need for youth coordinators. He’ll discuss in private with our young members.
Dave asks members to please volunteer to staff tables and bring coins/stamps along for the Home Show on Jan 23 and 24.
A couple more tables for our March show were purchased during the meeting. There should only be a couple remaining at this point.
Reminders… our November dinner at the graze-a-teria, a.k.a. Golden Corral, will feature a crazy hat contest. Wear yours and win a prize, perhaps.
Next, Dave had bricks in his head. He said the brick the club purchased from the Chamber is being made, and he asked for a motion to buy a $100 brick to honor veterans outside the Elks Club. Passed unanimously.
Dave and Sil’s Big Deal of the Day… notebooks at Target for a nickel apiece. Given out to all members in attendance. Might want to think about donating them to a Stuff Bus campaign.
Dave passes around a 3-cent stamp from 1917, old Austrian money, and currency from Algeria from 1929. If it’s old, Dave’s got it. Silvia excluded, of course.
Ed W. brought in two Greek medals from pre-WWI era bought in a store in Queens, NY. He gave history lesson on the battles in the Balkans in the run-up to the war.
Special door prize drawing held.
Dave reminds all…next month is the “good of the club” auction. Also…you can bring in any collectible-type item to auction off…not just coins and stamps.
Sue G. and Mike P. win door prize vouchers.
Kathy G. wins 50-50.
Farewell, Paul B., who’s relocating to be near family in Massachusetts. He’ll be back for the dinner, though.
Auction is held, followed by reverse auction.
The Treasure Chest is won for the second straight month! Our old pal John D. takes it home. John became a member about the same time the Standing Liberty quarter came out.
Only one more meeting in 2015!
Dave presents Jody D. with a new club shirt… a sleeveless tee which he or Silvia scribbled on with a Sharpie. After handing over the high-class wardrobe item, Dave gives him a club golf shirt to replace the one which literally fell apart. No striptease this time (see last month’s minutes for explanation).
New member Matt F. (youth) is given an armful of goodies.
Dave gives Paul B., who’ll be leaving us after next month to be closer to his daughter in New England, a certificate of appreciation for all he’s done, including handling the 50-50.
Next month is nomination time for elected club officers. If two candidates for any position emerge, vote will be taken in Oct.
Dave says more coin collecting members are needed, along with their coins, for our station at the next Home Show.
Dave suggests buying a brick at the Flagler Co Chamber of Commerce with the club’s name engraved. Measure is approved.
The Flagler Co Public Library will put up a plaque shortly, recognizing the club as a donor.
Reminder…October is when our “good for the club” auction takes place. Items needed!
Bob K. gives Treasurer’s report. We’ll have enough money to build our own headquarters… in 2050.
Jody D. and Mike N. discuss the “women on US currency” issue.
John Z. and Gary M. win door prize vouchers.
Bill J. wins 50/50.
Ancient City Coin Club member Cliff W. created the official medal for the upcoming St. Augustine 450th anniversary celebration. The coin shows exceptional detail and is available in copper and silver.
If you aren’t getting club emails and you have an email address, tell webmaster Bob K. ASAP and he’ll fix the situation.
Auction is held
Treasure chest winner is Robert S. who is present and accounted for!
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:07. 6:07! Shame on you!
In attendance were 68 members and 11 guests. 32 members/guests stayed for the auction.
Dave asks all to sign cards for two members dealing with illnesses.
Nice to see Phil Schwartz and Carol.
Dave reminds us the October “Good of the Club” auction can include items other than coins and stamps.
Members vote unanimously to spend $55 (or whatever it may end up being) for a table at next year’s Home Show.
Dave introduces three visitors.
Thank you, Paul S., for smoothing the path to get our advertisements run locally.
Tables for March 5, 2016 club stamp and coin show are one-half sold. There is a waiting list for those interested.
Mia, an English girl who got many gifts of stamps from us, mailed us quite a few British stamps and envelopes as a thank you.
Dave introduced the Little family (mom, dad & 2 sons)… one boy collects coins, the other, stamps.
Dave sez Palm Coast Data got big new contracts and is here in PC to stay. He thanked them for supplying us with a lot of stamps.
Jody D. is presented with his late father’s (Sy Davis) membership number… #62. Jody thanks everyone for the honor, then performs a striptease to show the club how his fancy club golf shirt now looks like swiss cheese. Silvia promises him a new one. I should live so long.
Bob K. gives Treasurer’s report and warns members about a Microsoft virus scam making the rounds.
Dave announces we’ll have live music at this November’s holiday party.
Mike N. got an article mentioning the club in the News Journal.
Ray H. presented Part 2 of his coin presentation, this one focusing on post-1964 clad coinage. He gave major emphasis to why the Ike, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and Presidential dollars were, as he put it, epic fails.
Danny R. and Phil K. win door prize vouchers.
Gary M. wins 50-50 and DONATES IT BACK FOR THE GOOD OF THE CLUB! WAY TO GO, GARY!
Auction is held.
Winner of Treasure Chest is Ray M. who was NOT in attendance. Another rollover.
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:05. We would have started at 6:00, but Silvia kept saying “Wait, wait…just another minute” while she furiously arranged stamp packets.
Attendance: 60 members. And 45 stayed for the auction!
Dave R. tells boring story (thankfully short) of his and Sil’s European vacation. He says the International Stamp Show in London was underway when they got there, so he altered plans to attend. Some great rarities, he says.
Dave advised all who want to buy a table at the March ’16 club show to pick up a contract from him and return it ASAP. Only a finite number of tables exists.
Club recognized 4 youth members in attendance.
Dave mentions June D., who is a real estate agent, offers to give 10% of proceeds to the club for every sale involving a club member.
Bob K. gave Treasurer’s report. We’re not broke. We got bucks.
Mike Nishti proposes taking nominations and a vote for the woman we want to select to replace Hamilton on the sawbuck ($10 bill) in 2020. He says he prefers the change be made to the 20 instead of the 10. Members will be polled via email. Jody D. suggests Silvia to replace Hamilton.
Jose L. tells us about stampnewsnow.com–a website that keeps up with new issues.
Ray Herz presents part 1 of a presentation on modern coins. This segment covered the Coinage Act of ’65 and the end of circulating silver coins. Part 2 next month.
Dave G. and Bob S. win door prize vouchers. Vira B. wins 50-50.
Auction is held.
Jacob becomes first youth member ever to win Treasure Chest. He is in attendance.
Vice President Frankie D. called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm. The extra time allowed those present to display their auction material.
In attendance were 45 members and four guests.
Frankie handed out envelopes to various members from the club’s hostess Silvia.
Moving right along, VP Frankie asked for any members who had a show and tell or a life experience to raise their hand.
The following members made presentations:
#250 Linda C.
#133 Bill B.
#27 Edward W.
#85 Dar F.
A thank you for these presentations.
Frankie D then announced that we had a new member. Matthew F., a student, became our #258. A picture was taken and Frankie stated that the club’s “goodies” would be presented to Matthew at the June meeting. The club wishes to recognize club member #221 Jacob S. for his referral of Matthew. A SHOUTOUT to you Jacob.
Bob K. presented the treasure’s report and commented that the club’s web site does not show much activity for viewing. A link is provided at the end of this email.
The drawing for the door prize vouchers was conducted and members #178 Dan J., and #250 Linda C., were each given a $10 club voucher. We wish to thank #125 Paul B. for handling the 50/50 event.
The 50/50 was drawn and the club’s winner was member #103 Alva W., III. Alva then donated his portion of winnings back to the club. A HUGH appreciation to Alva for such a gesture.
After taking a 15 minute break for all the members and guests to view the auction table, member #165 Paul S. was our auctioneer, with VP Frankie D. and member #60 Francine handling the bookkeeping. We had 37 members and guests stay for the auction. There were many items in the auction and Paul S. kept the action moving.
The auction ended at 7:30 pm. The drawing for the treasure chest was conducted and the winner was member #56 William H. William was not present so the chest and its contents move to our June meeting. You MUST be present to win the treasure chest.
Club’s web site: http://www.stampandcoinclub.com