Minutes of Meeting March 24 2014

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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 admin

 

 

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 admin

 

 

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

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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 admin

 

 

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 admin

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 admin

 

 

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

 

Minutes of Meeting June 24 2013

On June 27, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

58 members and guests were present.

President Dave R. called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

After getting all the members and guests attention, Dave had everyone stand for a moment of silence for our dear departed Florian B. Florian was always at the sign in table with his wife, Vera. Florian will be greatly missed by all.

Dave R. asked everyone to keep Francine’s mother in their prayers for a speedy recovery.

Before the meeting started there was tremendous activity shared by everyone. Trading, buying and selling both stamps and coins have now become a landmark for our club. Let’s all bring in our items of interest in to share with our members and guests.

Dave R. and Silvia R. showed pictures of their Alaska cruise on the newly donated movie screen (thanks Bob K.) before the meeting started.

Dave R. spoke about their trip and had a very special coin and a keepsake for all that attended from Skagway, Alaska. Given to each was a very rare “gold” coin commemorating the United States vice-presidential run by Sarah Palin!! Also, a good luck Horseshoe Penny from Skagway commemorating its 100th anniversary in the year 2000.

Dave R. gave everyone an opportunity to guess the difference between a caribou and a reindeer. After several members expressed their opinion on this important matter, Dave finally told everyone that the only difference is that reindeer FLY!!

As a reminder, there are five Mondays in July and we will have our regular monthly meeting on the fourth Monday, July 22, 2013.

Dave R. told everyone the contracts were signed on Friday the 6-21-13 with the Elk’s Lodge for our 10th Annual Stamp and Coin Show. Applications for tables were sent out to all participants and the waiting list for the show. This show will be a sellout again.

Ed W. gave a short talk on his trip out west. Thank you Ed for taking the time to share this with the club.

C.L. W. gave a quick report on the beginning state of setting up a youth voucher program that will compensate all the youth that help at the club “Club Bucks” that can be used as cash for the auction or purchase items from members to enhance their collections. The club will reimburse the members for all “Club Bucks”.

Our beloved John D. gave our treasury report.

Silvia R. our hostess was presented a gift card for Red Lobster for her #@!&* year birthday. Happy Birthday Silvia R.

A special thank you to Frank and Jane M. for their donation of the Blackberry “I-Pad” and to Paul and Bob S. for their donation of four US mint commemorative stamp panel albums and to Frank S. for his donation for British stamps and to Jean P. for his donation of Scott catalogs and Ed Wolf for his book donation, all for the “Good Of The Club”.

Thank you Bob K. for helping with the projector and manning the sign in table.

Thank you Paul B. for taking care of the 50/50.

Thank you C.L. W., Francine F., Kraze K., Frank D. and Dave R. for taking care of this months Auction.

Thank you John D. for handling all the business associated with the auction.

The door prize vouchers for the auction were won by C.L.W. and Bob C.

The 50/50 winner was picked by Jane M. and won by Dave R.  Thank you Jane!!

36 members and guests stayed for a great auction.

The Treasure Box would have been won by Jim B. if he was at our meeting.

Submitted by:

Silvia R., Hostess

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Meeting May 20 2013

On May 22, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

 

 

President Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

There were 46 members and guests present.

 

Prior to the meeting there were many members that brought in items for trade, sale and buy. This is growing every month and has become an important part of our meetings.

Dave R. welcomed everyone and had every member and guests introduce themselves.

The meeting was held on the third Monday this month due to the VFW using the facility for the Memorial Day activities taking place on the fourth Monday. This will be a permanent date for our May meetings each year from now on.

Dave welcomed long time no sees Pat and Chris D., Phil A., Linda S. Henry I. I made a boo boo.. I forgot to welcome back Brian K. SO WELCOME BACK BRIAN K.. Silvia R. presented Brian K. with his long lost table cloth that he used at our show last March. No storage fee this time Brian!

Thanks! To All who donated for the good of the club …

Mr. Frank S. and Ms. Jean Pierre F. for their tremendous generosity towards the good of the club ..

Our beloved webmaster, Bob. K. presented to the VFW a 5X5 projection screen for everyone’s use. Thank you Bob, for your kind donation of this much needed item.

Dave R. told the members that the cost to do our annual show was increased and our paid advertising has also risen. As a result a vote was taken and passed to raise the member tables to $30.00 to help offset these higher costs. Non members who wish to have a table will remain at $65.00. To qualify for the $30.00 member table all dealers must be a member in good standing for one year.

Our next show will be our 10th Annual Stamp and Coin Show to be held on the first Saturday in March 2014. Contracts will be available at our next meeting. Our last show was a sell out and we have a waiting list for 2014.

The date of the show is March 1, 2014.

After a discussion on the youth area and free stamp table it was voted to continue this youth area with no fees to anyone who wishes to go through donated stamps. The majority felt that this is a great draw to bring in new collectors to our hobby and in time will enrich our participating dealers when the new collectors need better material.

Our members also voted not to have coffee and Danish in the morning to avoid spills at the tables. Dave R. will ask the Elks if they will provide coffee in the dinning room for those that wish to purchase their AM coffee.

Dave R.  informed the membership that on July 18 2013, on a Tuesday, at the Library at 2:00 PM an adult class on stamp and coin collecting will be presented by our club. This is the first time our club will be doing an adult version of our program.

Mark your calendars.. For our October meeting we will have our first Holiday Chinese Auction fund raiser. There will be a lot of surprises for our last meeting of the year. (November meeting is our Holiday Meal).

Our guest speaker for the evening was our Vice-President Frankie D. who gave an update on the post office.   A lot of questions were asked by our members and answered. This was a fun and learning educational program that was enjoyed by all.

Our members returned the decorated mailing tubes handed out at our last meeting. Our members voted on the best ones and the Grand Prize went to Ed Wolf and 2nd prize went to Max Wolf. Every one who participated received an award.

Dave held up 14 different collectable limited edition lighthouses for the members to identify. All but two were handed out to winners and the last 2 were given out as door prizes.

We had a very active auction and a lot of surprises. Jacob S. was the highlight of the bidding wars. Great job Jacob.

Thank you Bob K., for manning the welcome table.

Thank you Ruth K., for taking care of the 50/50.

Thank you Frankie D., Kraze K, Francine F. Dave R., Jacob K., C.L., and Kendra, for your help with the auction.

Thank you Jane M., for helping pass out door prize tickets.

And thank you Paul S., Dave R., Mike N., Jane M., C.L., Max W., and Jacob K. for helping with the tables.

At our next meeting we will discuss some new ideas for our youth for helping at the club.

Our door prize voucher winners :

Geri F. and Dave G.

Our 50/50 winner was:

Paul S.

The Treasure Box would have been won by Mark Wells if Mark was present at the end of the club auction.

 

Submitted by:

 

Silvia Rosenthal

Hostess

 

Minutes of Meeting April 22 2013

On April 23, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

 

Our club had 56 members and guests present.

 

President Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:05 PM and welcomed everyone to our meeting.

Dave R. mentioned the bad weather and thanked everyone for attending.

Before the meeting started several guests brought collections in to be appraised. One group that I found interesting was a group of three young ladies that brought in a collection of United   States stamps that were found in a storage locker they had purchased at auction. This reminded me of one of my favorite shows

“Storage Wars”. After showing these stamps to several members they sold them.

Our members are bringing more items to sell and trade before the meeting starts. This, I hope, will become a tradition for our club and will lead to new members joining our club.

It is always fun to see where all of our guests hear about us. Tonight all of the guests either attended our show or read about it in the newspaper. One guest, a young girl named Kendra and her Grandfather found us on our web site.

Dave R. spoke about our spring picnic. Alas, the weather was cool and the wind was brisk but everyone that attended had a great time.

Dave R. announced that our May meeting will take place on the third Monday in May which is May 20th, 2013 due to the VFW needing the room for Memorial Day activities.  So mark your calendars.

 

Jacob and Kendra passed out the mailing tubes to be decorated in coin and stamp themes and brought back to our May meeting. The best ones will receive a great prize.

Dave R. shared an envelope that showed prison art on it and also showed an old stamp hinge dispenser from times gone by that was featured in a recent edition of the American Philatelist. At every meeting our club encourages our members to bring in items of interest and share them with us.

Dave R. spoke briefly about some changes that may take place at our next show for our youth table. This will be brought up again at a later date when more members show up at our meeting.

Mike N. spoke for a moment about the coin denominations that could help reduce the cost of minting new coins and paper money. Mike N. also told our club that the calendars for 2014 have been ordered and will be delivered in time for our November Holliday Party which will take place on November 25, 2013 and will take place at 2:45 PM at the Golden Corral Restaurant. Of course details will be sent out at a later date.

This is the first time our Holliday Party will take place before Thanksgiving.

Dave spoke about obtaining a projector screen and donating it to the VFW. Bob K. later offered to donate a screen to our club to present to the VFW.  Thank you Bob K. for this generous offer.

Get well wishes for Florian B., Helen E., Geri F, Cathy C, Lily C., Mike B., Kathy R. and her husband, Pat D., all of which are having some health problems. We look forward to seeing all of you back at our meetings real soon.

Cliff W. let the membership know about the Jacksonville Coin Show. He stated that 120 tables have been sold for this show. Bob K. will be posting this to our web site.

Our club welcomes our newest member, Jacob S. #221 as our newest and youngest member.

Jacob even helped with one of our auction lots. Jacob is a very bright and energetic youngster and will be a great asset to our club.

Thank you Phil K. for the donation of the Columbus/St. Augustine medallions to be handed out at our youth programs.

Thank you Frankie D., Francine F., Kraze K., C.L. W., Dave R., Jacob S., and Kendra for helping with the auction.

Thank you Steve H., Frank M., Paul and Bob S. for helping set up and take down the auction tables.

Thank you Francine for taking care of the 50/50.

A great big thank you to Vera B. for taking care of the sign in table. We could not do it with out you.

Thank you Bob K. for all that you do for our club.

Thank you John D. for leaving us with a few dollars in our treasury.

Thank you Jack G., Danny R. and Robert K. for handing out prize tickets.

Thank you Jean P F for your donation of albums the good of the club.

Thank you Jean P for you donation for the good of the club.

Thank you John D. for you donation of coins for the treasure box.

 

32 members stayed for the auction. Special “Money Cans” were given out as prizes for those that had winning tickets during the auction.

 The  50/50 was won by Phil Kniceley. Congratulations Phil.

The door prize vouchers were won by Francine F. and Frankie D. both sitting at the same table.

 

The name pulled for the Treasure Box was # 214 Frank W. Next month we will try again.

 

Submitted by,

Silvia Rosenthal, Hostess