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Minutes of Meeting October 22 2018

There were 72 members and visitors present

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

Everyone was welcomed and enjoyed a great Chili dinner presented by our Vice-President Frankie D. Thank you to everyone who brought side dishes to compliment this great meal.

Dave R. welcomed back Ed G., Linda C., and Jacob and Lisa S., Bernie and Niki B., Phil A.

Phil K. and Robert C. both gave Jacob some coins.

Frankie D. Presented our Hostess, Silvia R. with a bouquet of flowers for all that she does for our club.  (pictures on web site)

Everyone stood up and introduced themselves so new members can see the faces that match the names.

Motion made by Eric L. and seconded by Bob S. to pay for next year’s use of the VFW. Motion passed.

Motion made by Jean P. and seconded by Patricia M. to pay for next year’s insurance when due. Motion passed.

Motion Made by Frankie D. and seconded by Phil K. to pay for one year of web service. Motion passed.

Motion made by David R. to send the President and his wife, Silvia around the world on a year- long cruise. Motion denied due to lack of funds!! Maybe next year.

A big thank you to Phil K. who brought the blank raffle tickets for our Lucky Seven Gold Coin Raffle. Tickets are one dollar each and the winning tickets will be picked at our 15th Annual Stamp and Coin Show on March 2nd at the Elks Lodge at 2:00 PM.

This was our final meeting for the year. Next month is our Holiday Meal at Golden Corral at 3:45. PM. Everyone attending must be in attendance no later than 3:45 PM.

Frankie D. gave a quick presentation on 1950’s cars and admitted and confessed that his wife Suzanne cooked the chili.

Bob K gave the financial report.

Thank you to everyone who helped set up and take down the tables.

35 members stayed for a very active live auction.

Special plush door prizes won by everyone.

Door Prize Winners:

# 225 John S. and # 286 Dennis M.

50/50 winner was Phil K.

SECRET word for the January 28 2019 meeting is New Year

Submitted by:

Silvia Rosenthal



Minutes of Meeting September 24  2018

9-24-18  There were 50 members and 14 guests present.

David R. Welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked everyone who brought in those delicious  side dishes, awesome desserts ,and bags of chips  for our Cold Cut Sandwich Night. We received a lot of compliments regarding the cold cuts that the club provided for all .

Dave gave a special welcome to J.C. M. and his wife Patty who drove from the Villages to visit us and gave a donation of stamps for our club. He was presented with one of our famous pens and club’s pin.

David R. told everyone that the raffle tickets will be ready this week.  Thank you Phil K. for taking care of this for us.

Silvia R. has over 300 packets of stamps to give out at the library Festival of Trees event in November. and Has another 200 packets ready for the Home Show in January.

Ed W. gave a great talk on the 100th Anniversary of  WW I.

Linda C. gave a report on the upcoming elections and explained how mail in ballots worked and are counted.

Nominations were taken for 2019 officers.

Nominated for Treasurer/secretary by Francine F. and seconded by Mike P. was                 Robert Kegley

Nominated for Vice-President by Bob S. and seconded by Ed W. was                                     Frankie Debisceglle

Nominated for President by Joan B. and seconded by Phil K. was                                            David Rosenthal

All of the officers were elected by acclimation.

Thank you to everyone else who also tried to second the motions.

Congratulations to all the officers for 2019.

Thank you to all the members who make this club the success that it is  !!

Thank you to everyone who helped set up and take down the tables.

$10.00 Door prize voucher winners:  Billy Bob B. and Allen A.

50/50 winner was Martha L.

Special door prizes were won by: Ross M, Ed G. and Bob S.

David R. reminded everyone that our October meeting is the last meeting for the year.

The Secret word for the October meeting is SPOOKY

Minutes Submitted by:

Silvia R.




47 guests and members present.

Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:07 PM.

Everyone enjoyed our Christmas In July meal. Thank you to everyone who brought in a covered dish for the meal. The food was awesome and plentiful. The main meal provided by the club was a huge frank and bean casserole.and plenty of christmas candy . Our Master Sargent At Arms, Mike N. suggested that after the meal that we turn on all the fans on high speed. I could not figure out why!!

Several members wore Holiday clothing and were each awarded 2650 points each.

After a few announcements and Bob K’s financial report Dave R. introduced our esteemed educational director, the Honorable Ed W.who gave the most interesting talk on WW I pilot wings from the US and Germany and shared his framed military  collection of these items. One of these wings only had 17 issued and Ed W. had one to show us along with the history of tracking down the original pilots information.

Thank you Ed W. for all the time this took you to put together and share with us. We are all very thankful and lucky to have you in our lives.

Our Lucky 7 Raffle is now complete and the raffle tickets are soon to be sent to the printer. Thank you Phil K. for helping us with this huge project and also to Bob K. for his help in obtaining two of the gold coins.

There will be three gold coins along with 4 silver coins in the raffle. Cost per ticket will be $1.00 each. There will be 1000 tickets printed.We hope to make this an annual raffle so lets all support our club and buy bunches of tickets.

Thanks to a large donation of books that was brought to the club just before the meeting started and 4 huge boxes of covers and a huge donation of proof coins in slabs and presentation books by Phil K. we had one of the biggest “For The Good Of The Club” in a long time. Thank you to everyone who bid on these items. There were some items that did not sell and will be available at our August 27th meeting.

A big thank you goes out to Bob S. who handled the 50/50 and to Willa and Jim B. for manning the welcome table and to Tom H., Eric L., Bob S., Mike P. for helping to set up and take down the tables. Everyone is receiving a permanent promotion and 3240 points for helping.

Door prize winners were # 270 Our beloved  Eric L. and #250 Our beloved Linda C.

50/50 winner was # 98  Our beloved Joan B.

We had a Treasure Box Winner!!!  Congratulations to our beloved Jean P. and  for being part of our club family.

Secret word for August is  HEAT

Submitted by Silvia R.



Minutes of Meeting June 25 2018

Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:03 PM. This is as close as it gets to starting on time!..

57 members and guests were in attendance.

Dave R. had everyone stand for a moment of silence for Joel Grebin who recently passed away. Joel’s number was #1 and a charter member of our club. He will be greatly missed.

Dave thanked everyone for coming out for this meeting. 

Everyone who attended this meeting received a special $10,000.00 insulated travel bag.   If your bag did not have the $10,000.00 in it see Bob K. at the next meeting.😊

Everyone enjoyed the first ever Dipity Do Da Day. Thank you to everyone who brought in dips and chips. This was a little different and   fun.

Dave gave a report on our upcoming Lucky 7 Raffle. We still need three more coins and then the tickets will be printed. Phil K. is taking care of this for us. Thank you Bob K., Robert C. and Phil K. for your donated coins.

Dave updated us on our 15th annual Stamp and Coin Show. Contracts are available for this show. As in the past we expect this show to sell out quickly. In addition to all of the advertising we do, the APS, has sent us a list of 275 members in the surrounding area. We are going to send an invitation to each with a special incentive to attend this show. These invitations will go out 4 weeks before the show.

The 2019 Flagler County Lifestyle and Home show will take place on Saturday and Sunday January 26th & 27th. We will be in the same space as in years past. This is a great way to have the general public learn about our club. The 28th of January will be our first meeting of the2019 year and will be very busy from people that we meet at the Home Show. We need volunteers on both days for about 2 hours each from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm on Sat. and from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm on Sunday. Snacks (food) will be provided by the club for those who help at our table.

Dave R. shared results of Linn’s Stamps News poll on last years stamp issues.

Silvia R. was presented a gift card for all that she does for the club. (It was also her birthday!!).

Cards from some of the schools that have received donations from our club were passed around for all to see.

Kari S. gave a wonderful presentation on miniature dollhouses. Kari brought in 4 examples of handmade to scale her creations. This was enjoyed by everyone and a lot of questions were asked by our members. Keri was thanked by the club and awarded over 10,000 points to be used for nothing!!  This was  especially enjoyed by all of the men who attended and have never seen anything like this before.   See the club’s picture site on web page  to view Kari’s marvels.

Linda C. was given an exquisite coin collectible for all of her recent help and for dressing up in her Hawaiian Costume.

Thank you Eric L. for your help with the 50/50. 

Thank you Barbara C. for passing out the insulated bags.

Thank you Jim and Willa B. for manning the welcome table.

Thank you Frankie D. for doing the auction table for us and to Francine F. for her help also.

Thank you Bob and Paul S. for all of your auction help. 

Thank you to everyone who put up and took down the tables. This is much appreciated.

Door Prizes were won by # 145 Frankie D. and # 283 Kent S.

The 50/50 was won by 135 Jean P.

The Treasure Box would have been won by Kathy G, if only she was at this meeting. So Sad!!😓😓

The secret word for JULY door prize voucher is FIREWORKS

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia Rosenthal, Hostess


Minutes of Meeting May 21  2018

There were 57 members and visitors presen

Our President opened the meeting at 6:04 with a barrage of bells that seemed to last forever

The club recognized and stood in silence for David Gold who recently passed away. 

The club provided sweets for those that needed a sugar fix

Dave thanks everyone who helped set up and take down the tables that we now have permission to use and return to the new shed in the back of the VFW. Thank you John R. for making this happen for us.

Special thank you to Jane M. who recorded the minutes for us.

David announced that that the contracts for our 15th annual show was approved by the Elk’s and the payment for this will be made. Frankie D. informed the club that a city wide mailing for this event would cost in excess of $5,000.00 so this idea was tabled.

Angela and Frankie will look into social media to advertise the show.

Kathy G. gave a report of conditions that still exist in the Florida Keys from their recent boating experience there and also talked about her daughters Coast Guard  observations of the damage in Puerto Rico.

Ed Wolf gave a talk on the Red Cross and Clara Barton along with items he has collected and framed from the Red Cross. Ed was presented with an extremely and rare collectible wooden frame to add to his frame collection.   

Bernie B. gave a hilarious account of his families participation in Wold Wars I and II from a German perspective and his participation in Viet Nam. Thank you Bernie for making our meeting enjoyable for all.

Our Treasurer Bob K. gave the financial report.

Thank you Angela and Linda for manning the welcome table.

We had close to 100% participation for the secret word from our minutes on our web site. That is great news.

The $10.00 door prize vouchers were won by: Kent and Francine.

The 50/50 was won by Linda C.

After the prize drawings we had a lively auction that was well attended and enjoyed by all.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM. 

The JUNE 25 secret word for a door prize voucher is celebration

Minutes submitted by 😊Jane M.


Minutes of Meeting April 23  2018


There were 52 members and guests present.

Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:03 PM. Due to the heavy downpour at 4:30 PM no tables were brought into the VFW room from the POD.

Finger food provided by the club and members were enjoyed by all that attended.

Dave welcomed everyone and introduced the visitors. Silvia R. went to each table to introduce everyone at the meeting.

A motion made and seconded to pay the Elk’s Lodge the cost of using their facility for our 15th Annual Stamp and Coin Show on March 2nd 2019.  Approved by raised hands that could be seen by Dave.

A brief discussion was held about the attendance at our 14th annual show. The club will look into more paid local ads for the 2019 show.

Phil K. and Bob C. donated a second silver dollar for our upcoming raffle. Phil K. will have the raffle tickets provided by the club printed at no cost to us.  Thank you Phil K.

Dave mentioned that we still need one or two Mexican Gold coins for this auction. Please. If anyone can find this at a reasonable, cheap, affordable, wholesale, discount price contact Dave R.

Paul N. gave a presentation on old puzzles from the 1930’s. This was very interesting and kept the attention of everyone. Examples of hand cut puzzles was just one of many items shown.

Lisa S. spoke about the new Mr. Rogers stamp and her memory of watching this show with her sister.

Frankie D. told everyone that he is looking forward to retiring from the USPS. Frankie D. does not realize yet that when this happy day finally arrives he will work twice as hard and twice as long for no compensation!! Hee Hee. (This is what retirement is all about).

Thank you Bernie B., for being our professional photographer for the day. You get 11,400 points for this.


The club welcomed two new members:

John R. # 293

Fran F. # 294

We welcome both of you to our family.

Our live auction was attended by 30 members and guests and was a lot of fun.

Door prizes were won by:

# 294 Frank & 174 Bob S. This is the 38th time Bob has won!! It might even be the 39th time.

The 50/50 had two drawings.  Member #289 Bob won the first one and # 289 Lynn won the second.

SECRET word for a door prize voucher for the May 21st meeting is MEMORIAL.

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia Rosenthal, Hostess


Minutes of Meeting March 26 2018

There were 68 members and guests present

Our President Dave R. opened the meeting at 6:04 PM and welcomed everyone to our March meeting.

Snacks were provided by our members and Chic-Fil-A provided the chicken nuggets for this meetings surprise snack. Keri gave the blessing before everyone dove in and enjoyed the food. Special thanks go to Therese, Keri, Henry and Joan for their home made goodies.

A moment of silence was held for long time member Bob Charters who recently passed away.

Dave R. gave a very positive report on our 14th Annual Stamp and Coin Show. Several members came up with several ideas to improve our show.

One of which is to include a raffle at $1.00 each with a gold coin as the main prize with several other coin prizes. Bob K. volunteered to canvass printers to find out the cost for these raffle tickets. Phil K, and Bob C. donated a beautiful MS63 1887 Silver Dollar as one of the coins to raffle away. Our club can sell these raffle tickets for the entire year leading up to our 15th Annual Stamp and Coin Show to be held on SAT. March 2, 2019 at the Elk’s Lodge.

Big thank you to John R. who helped us get the rectangular tables back. We have access to the key to the pod. Remember, our club has to put the tables back in the pod after the meeting is over.

Dave told everyone that the new community center is now open.

Dave R. told everyone that our beloved “TREASURE BOX” is no longer among us. Due to a terrible fall our box was rushed to the ER and did not make it through to lifesaving procedures! We will come up with something new in the near future.

Thank you Angela S. for taking over the welcome table duties. Angela gets 7500 points for helping us.

Thank you to our speakers for our show and tell. Phil K, Billy Bob B., Angela S., Dave R., and Alvin A.,

A motion was made by Francine F. and seconded by Billy Bob to put out the funds for our 15th Annual Show next year. Motion was carried.

Thank you Bernie B. for taking care of the club’s 50/50.

Winning vouchers for $10.00 was won by # 277 Angela S.and # 287 W. Kenneth W.

For the first time we had two winners for the 50/50 with the same last three numbers.

# 281 James V. and # 165 Paul S.

We had a very active auction attended by 41 members and guests.

SECRET word for door prize voucher for APRIL 23 meeting is  SPRING

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia R.


Minutes of Meeting February 26 2018

There were 68 members and visitors

Dave R. started the meeting at 6:09 and welcomed everyone to our monthly meeting especially Linda C. who had a terrible fall during the Home Show at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

John H. gave the blessing before we all ate healthy salads for this meeting. Next meeting we will be back to sweets. Look for the meeting reminder for more details. Thank you to everyone who brought salads. It was great. Thank you June for helping to set up the table for the salads.

Bob K. was happy to see so many members raise their hands that they went to our web site to get the secret word.

Dave discussed with the members the added fee of $75.00  the VFW wants from the club  to use the rectangular tables. The club can not afford this so we will try and make do with what the VFW provides. This was a hardship on the club but we got through it.

Dave R. spoke about the upcoming 14th Annual Show and the volunteers needed to run the show. He asked everyone to help get items for the Chinese Auction which is always a lot of fun.

Dave reported that we added a lot of extra advertising for this show.

The Elk’s Lodge will provide a menu for those who want to eat at the show.

Congratulations go out to Niki B. who just became a US citizen. Way to go Niki.

Ed G. gave a great presentation on rare vinyl records in his collection and Ed W. showed his collection of WW1 items that drew a lot of interest to his display during the break.

Sue B. fell and is on the mend. We hope she recovers quickly.

Geri F. also fell and is also on the mend.

Judge Judy on one of her shows told her audience that the secret to a very healthy long life is Do Not Fall. Please everyone, be careful.

We welcome three new members: #289 Robert Lee M., #290 Eric L., and #291 Gene M. to our club. Let’s everyone welcome them to our growing family and make them all feel right at home.

The Treasure Box was won by Joan B. who was present at our meeting. Congratulations to Joan.

Door Prize winners were # 238 Stephen S. and # 165 Paul S. for the 32nd time.

Two 50/50 winners:

#44 Jim B. and # 280 Ed Guy.    SECRET word for door prize March 26 meeting is   daylight

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia R.  Hostess

Typed by:

David R. The Pres.


 Minutes of Meeting January  29 2018


 Minutes of Meeting Oct 23 2017

There were 76 members and guests at this meeting.

Our illustrious president opened the meeting at 6:05 PM.

Dave R. thanked John H. for the blessing for our meal at 5:00 pm.

Everyone was thanked for bringing in side dishes for this final meeting of the year.

Dave R. thanked our members for their help for everything during this past year.

Our club is sponsoring a table at Belk’s on Friday Oct. 28th from 2:00 PM till 6:00 PM to sell charity tickets for Belk’s Charity Day on Nov. 4th. Special hours will be from 6:00 AM till 10:00AM. There will be gift cards at the door for the first 100 people. You must have a ticket to get in. The ticked price is $5.00 and you get $5.00 off your purchase on this day. Our club gets to keep the $5.00 paid for this ticket.

We will be participating at the annual Home Show at Flagler Palm Coast High school on Sat. and Sunday Jan. 20-21 2018.   We will have the same location as last year. We need volunteers to help man the table during the show. Please bring items to put on table to show visitors and of course take them back with you when you leave. This is a great way our club shows the public what we do and how we can help them get free evaluations of their collections.

A motion was made and seconded that we continue our club’s support for the Friend’s Of The Library. This passed unanimously.

Our club will also be participating at the Festival of Trees being held at the Palm Coast Library. Our set up time will be November 28th at 5:00 PM. We need a few members to please show up to help. This will only take about thirty minutes. Also, Dave R. has asked all of our members to make a personalized ornament and bring it to the library and put this on the tree.

Our Treasurer, Bob K. gave the monthly financial report.

Jose L. spoke about an orphanage and school in Puerto Rico run by nuns that is in dire need of financial help due to the devastation from hurricane Irma. Our club took up a collection and with matching funds will send a check to them. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED FOR THIS CAUSE. The name of the orphanage/school is La Casa De Todos, The House For Everyone.

Kent S. spoke about Model A and T cars built by Ford. Everyone enjoyed this and had many questions. Kent has been given 10,000 points and a certificate.

We had a large and fun auction that had a lot of surprises for everyone.

Francine F. was present and accepted the Treasure Box when her name was called. Congratulations.

The door prize winners were # 221 Jacob S. and # 135 Jean P.

The 50/50 winner was #268 Bernie B.

A thank you to Angela S. for manning the sign-in table for members and guests.

Most of all from the bottom of our hearts we wish you all a very Happy and Health Holliday Season.

The SECRET phrase for the January 22 2018 meeting is  NEW YEAR

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia R. Hostess



Minutes of Meeting September 25 2017

62 members and visitors were present.

At 5:00 PM John H. gave the blessing and we all ate pizza and side dishes brought in by our members.

Dave R. welcomed everyone to our meeting and hoped everyone got through IRMA in good shape.

Dave R. briefly spoke about his and Silvia’s trip our West with Alvin and Joyce.

The club was informed that Lisa S. had a grandson born at home during the storm. This is what I call a great souvenir from the storm.

Dave R. mentioned that the smallest post office survived the storm and is located on Hwy. 41 East of Naples.

Nominations were held for the year 2018. Dave R. was nominated for President by Bob Kegley and seconded by Angela S., Frankie D. was nominated for Vice-President by Francine F. and seconded by Jean P., Bob Kegley was nominated by Linda C. and seconded by Bernd B.

All of the nominations was closed and the nominated officers were elected.

Frankie D. read a thank you  letter from The Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville, FL thanking our club for the huge box of stamps we sent them for their visiting patients and guests. This is just one of many donations that our club ships out to schools, orphanages, and clubs all over the world.

Our club welcomes our newest member Dennis M. #286. Thank you for joining our family.

Bob K. spoke about the new procedures for APO and FPO mailings and the responsibility of the Post Office and the Military Post Office getting the mail to our men and women in uniform.

John and Clyde S. spoke about advertisements on the back of Civil War currency and limited issue gold, platinum, and silver coins from the US Mint.

Allan K. spoke briefly on the growing Opioid problems in the US and locally.

A motion was made by John S.and seconded by Clyde S. that our club pays for the room rent, holiday meal, web site, and insurance for 2018. Passed with flying colors.

Special thank you to Tom H. who set up and took down the tables.

Special thank you to Ray and Martha for calling out special door prizes and to Angela and Kendra for delivering these items to the winners.

Thank you Angela and Kendra for manning the sign in table.

Door prize winners were David S. and Cathy G.    SECRET word for the October 2017 meeting is FALL.

The 50/50 winner was # 266 Lee S.  Winner of Treasure Chest was #279 Alvin A.   Alvin was present to accept this.

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia R., Hostess

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