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 bar.
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.
President Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:02. Attendance: 44 members, 4 guests.
Member Jean Pierre F. is moving to SC and gave club a number of thick, valuable stamp binders and books for the auction. Thanks, Jean…and happy travels.
We observed a moment of silence for member Phil S., whom we lost this past month. His son, Brian, will continue Phil’s legacy in the club.
Ed W. happily brags that two grandkids just got scholarships to Stetson University in arts-related fields. Max, who used to visit us regularly, has appeared in several local productions.
Dave reminds all that next month is our “everything goes” auction. You can bring in collectible items to sell that aren’t coins or stamps in addition to the regular stuff.
Reminder…October is our “for the good of the club” auction. Please be generous. Our rent at the VFW is going up, so we need the shekels.
Dave says not enough members are taking advantage of the club’s website, where you can read these minutes (Hey…humor me, so I don’t type my fingers to the bone for nothing), see photos, among other things. Please check out www.stampandcoinclub.com at least monthly.
This month’s speaker was a no-show…so no presentation.
Dave shows members an old railroad mail delivery tag from his collection, then updates us about package shipping/delivery options offered by USPS.
Bob K. gives his Treasurer’s report. We spent a bunch more than last month. Why? Because Dave is feeling better.
Ed W. shows an army/navy production award from WWII.
Door prizes of German coins are awarded to many winning members.
Door prize vouchers won by Jody D. and Jose L.
The 50-50 winner…Silvia, your hostess with the mostest.
Auction is held.
Treasure chest winner…Dr. John Z. who IS in attendance! The chest will need plenty of love next month.
Call to order from Dave R. at 6:02. Dave’s on drugs, man. Seriously.
We have 44 members and 9 visitors in attendance. Clearly, many of our members are vacationing.
Reminder…September meeting is where we hold our collectibles auction, where all members can participate. October will feature our “Good of the Club” auction.
Dave says we got a nice write-up in the internationally-distributed “bible” of coin periodicals– Coin World. It appeared both online and in the physical magazine.
Our huge (8 ft) banner has been ordered and will be displayed each year outside the building (the Elks again next year) where we hold our annual March show.
Dave asks members to approve ads to run the remainder of this year on the FlaglerLive.com website. Motion carries.
We have two new members…Bob H. (271) and Garrett H. (272)…both into coins. In fact, Bob owns a coin shop in Jax, where he lives.
Bob K. gives Treasurer’s report. Since Dave’s been under the weather lately, we spent very little money last month. Always knew he was a spendthrift.
VP Frankie D. cautions us not to cover bar codes on mailing labels with tape…even clear tape. It messes with the code reader and screws up tracking info.
Dr. John Z. gives presentation on his visit to the NY World Int’l Stamp convention at the Javits Center. He shows slides of many rare issues.
Ray H. completes his 2-part presentation on paper money with a history of Florida currency. Many great historic photos of rare bills.
$10 vouchers won by Frank M. and Jose L.
Phil K. donates a nice number of coins, which are handed out to additional door prize winners.
Frankie D. wins the 50-50.
Treasure chest winner is Gerald L., who was not in attendance. Rollover.
Get rid of those stones, Dave. Feel better.
Dave R. calls meeting to order at 6:12, but we won’t savage him for this one. Unfortunately, we had a delay due to a technical snafu which prevented us from hearing and seeing Paul S.’s 9/11 presentation. He’ll offer it at a future meeting.
Attendance 47 members seven guests
We held a moment of silence in memory of Lily C., whom we lost since the last meeting.
Dave gives Rodney F. a baby stroller as a gift on behalf of the club for his new granddaughter.
Dave says the club is mentioned in the recent edition of Linn’s Stamp News. Yay, us! Dave publicly embarrasses his Recording Secretary by revealing that “he” was arbitrarily changed to “she” in our community calendar listing this week in the often-pathetic Palm Coast Observer. Also…the Pennysaver listed tonight’s meeting as being in January. Local journalism at its finest, my friends.
Applications are now available for next March’s club show at the Elks. Dave says the number of tables, as well as the price to secure one, stays the same.
The World Stamp Show takes place in NYC next week.
Dave and Silvia looked into traveling there to promote the club, but expenses turned out to be prohibitive.
The Treasure Chest needs more love after Jane M. emptied it in April.
Club is giving three matted, framed blocks of Mexican stamps to Salsa’s restaurant to thank them for their assistance.
Bobby K. gives his Treasurer’s Report. Extra expense this month to pay the Elks for the March ’17 show hall rental.
Visitor Bill B., the VP of the Jacksonville Coin Club, encouraged members to come to his club’s show June 3-5.
We welcome new members Berndt B. (268) and David G. (269) with the usual “stuff.”
Door prize vouchers are won by Francine F. and yours truly, Jody D.
50/50 had two winners. #70 David R. and #95 Robert C.
Yours truly gives presentation on collecting Old Time Radio shows for free on mp3 via several websites, as well as collecting original 16″ transcription discs at reasonable prices. Presentation includes OTR quiz, which many of our members did quite well on, and display of four of the aforementioned discs with historical notes. Dave gives me certificate of appreciation. Still waiting on the cash honorarium. I should live so long.
Auction is held. Treasure
Chest is won by longtime member and former treasurer John D. The old goat wasn’t present, so we roll over to June. Remember…the box needs love.
Jody D. Recording Sec’y
Following are the URL’s (links) to the topics in the presentation by Jody D.
Old Time Radio Researchers (more than thousands free shows) http://www.otrrlibrary.org
Shows for Sale on CD in cleaned up, excellent sound http://www.radioarchives.com
If you have SIRUS/XM, there is an Old Time Radio channel there.
Transcriptions DISC Quarterly Auctions email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. a guest from NARFE
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.