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September 2017

I apologize in advance for the length of this newsletter but as you can tell this has been a really busy month. If I have missed mentioning anything please let me know and I will make a note of it in the next newsletter. In the last 2 weeks we have had the air conditioner, phones, and our Internet all serviced or repaired, not to mention some entertainment by our local law enforcement thrown into the mix (long story!). So, I will keep this short and let the newsletter speak for itself. I hope to see everyone at this months “Ice Cream Social”. Dot always does a wonderful job and provides a nice diversion from the summer heat. Be sure to thank her for her efforts and we should have a good social! 

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I also would like to mention that next month, October is our “White Elephant” sale which I know Ken Busby always looks forward to, so look around for any donations you may have.  

The Golden State Coin Show was an excellent event this year and I will have a full report with the details at this meeting.  

One last reminder about the upcoming elections. We are always looking for Officer volunteers so throw your hat in the ring and I am sure we can find a spot for you. Let me know!  

I am going to end this with a picture of Max, the service dog in train- ing that attended the August meeting. Max is now being raised and trained at the Consolidated Brig at Miramar and is doing well! I hope this newsletter makes it to everybody in a timely manner because it has been a crazy month!


August 2017

As I write this we are keeping an eye on a wildfire which flared up a couple of hours ago. Its a little bit away but close enough that we can see the smoke and the aerial firefighting efforts to get it under control!

This month we will be entertained by Phil DeAugustino giving a lecture on the subject of Astronomy. The timing with the solar eclipse coming up works out really well audit should be a really interesting lecture!

As I noted in the “Announcements" section above, this will be Mary Ann and Jerry Bodenhorns last club meeting with us. They are moving to Indiana to be closer to family and will be leaving in September. Take the time to wish them well and thank them for their service to the club. They have been members and club Officers for a long time and will be sorely missed! From an old sailor to an Army guy, “Fair winds and following seas!”

I will have NASC Gold tickets for sale at the next meeting. The drawing will be held on Aug. 27th and, as usual, I plan to be in attendance for the drawing. We have had excel- lent luck with winners, including the First prize in 2015, and second prize in 2016!

(This is from the June newsletter but it bears repeating since it was also one of the discussion topics at the June Board meeting) This may seem a little early, but it is time to start thinking about club Officer Elections. I know that at least Jerry and Mary Ann are both stepping down from their positions and will need successors. I haven’t canvassed the other Officers yet but since we have already asked them to commit for 2 year terms I would assume that they will need to be replaced as well. I will volunteer to stay in the position I currently hold but if someone wishes to take the job I would be more than happy to step aside. Now is the time to start considering volunteering for a position and really getting involved with the club! (Ed. note: An update, I have had a few discussions with individuals that wish to volunteer for specific slots, so if there is anyone that hasn’t made their interest known please let me know and we will make sure we get you on the slate for the Novemebr elections.)

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Before I wrap this up, I would like to let everyone know that my wife Cathy will be attending the August meeting with our current puppy-in-training, Kay! Here is a photo I recently took at the Ca- nine Companions for Independence graduation ceremony. I hope to see you all there!


July 2017

We are having our annual Anniversary Luncheon this month with a pot-luck get together. We usually have fairly oppressive heat at this time of year, so a luncheon is a nice way of getting together without all the formalities of a club meeting and program. We will still have some “Show and and Tell” stuff but just more for discussion than anything. 

I will have NASC Gold tickets for sale at the next 2 meetings. The drawing will be held on Aug. 27th and, as usual, I plan to be in attendance for the drawing. We have had excellent luck with winners, including the First prize in 2015, and second prize in 2016!

(This is from the June newsletter but it bears repeating since it was also one of the discussion topics at the June Board meeting) This may seem a little early, but it is time to start thinking about club Officer Elections. I know that at least Jerry and Mary Ann are both stepping down from their positions and will need successors. I haven’t canvassed the other Officers yet but since we have already asked them to commit for 2 year terms I would assume that they will need to be replaced as well. I will volunteer to stay in the position I currently hold but if someone wishes to take the job I would be more than happy to step aside. Now is the time to start considering volunteering for a position and really getting involved with the club!

I am going to wrap this now, but before I go I will leave you with a photo of the puppy we were foster-sitting last month until her placement in the Brig training program. Her name is Amber and she is 9 weeks old. Enjoy! I’ll see everyone next week and try to keep cool!


June 2017

This months newsletter was easy since we had our picnic last month instead of our usual meeting. And we even decided to cut that short since it was windy and cold! So we will try to get caught up this month and we will also be having a Board meeting after the regular meeting.

A couple of things need mention for this month. I have finally received NASC Gold Tickets and will have them thru the August meeting. The drawing will be held on Aug. 27th and, as usual, I plan to be in attendance for the drawing. We have had excellent luck with winners, including the First prize in 2015, and second prize in 2016! Let’s keep that up!

As of Sept., I will stop putting the Mint products list in the newsletter. The Mint is ending taking orders by regular mail and since you will need to go to their website to determine release dates there isn’t any reason to publish it on paper.

This may seem a little early, but it is time to start thinking about club Officer Elections. I know that at least Jerry and Mary Ann are both stepping down from their positions and will need successors. I haven’t canvassed the other Officers yet but since we have already asked them to commit for 2 year terms I would assume that they will need to be replaced as well. I will volunteer to stay in the position I currently hold but if someone wishes to take the job I would be more than happy to step aside. Now is the time to start considering volunteering for a position and really getting involved with the club!

Mary Ann and Jerry Bodenhorn took the initiative to place a public announcement for the next club meeting in the Valley Chronicle “Things to Do” listings. Thanks!!

Lastly, I am surprised at how often I hear from other people about how they like to hear about the progress of our latest service dog in-training. Kay is doing well and we are exposing her to as many social situations as possible. Here she is checking out the local wildflowers! I hope to see everybody next week…


May 2017

Strangely enough, this month I am a bit ahead of schedule to have the newsletter out. Sometimes things just work out time- wise! This month we have our annual picnic which, as usual, is being held at Gibbell Park. For those of you that have never walked around the place, It is a war memorial park so there are a number of plaques at the flag area out front that are interesting. I usually have a good time at the picnic since I don’t have much work to do for the event! I take a break and get to actually spend some time socializing! Hope to see you all there and “Thanks!” to Raphael for taking on the organizing. I want to also say “Thanks!” to the hardworking crew of last months’ “Super Auction”. There was a lot to do and the event really ran smoothly. Ken, Jerry, Mike, and Mary Ann did an outstanding job!

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I was unable to attend any of the Library display days due to being a little under the weather (my apologies to Phil!) so I hope everything went well. Did anybody happen to get any pictures? Lastly, just an update on our current service dog in-training. Kay is doing really well and we attended a ’60-’70s Volunteer Appreciation Day put on by Canine Companions for Independence. I have added a photo from the event photo booth for your enjoyment. See you guys at the picnic!


April 2017

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As usual, I am working to beat the deadline on getting the news- letter out, especially in light of the fact that I also need to add the Super Auction items list. I am currently typing this on an airplane at (according to the airplane info screen in front of me) 30,003.3 feet! I am returning from a visit with my Father, and my wife, Cathy, and the dogs are anxiously awaiting my return. As I noted, this month is our Annual Super Auction and we have over 100 lots to bid on. In light of the number of items I will ask that we postpone our usual "Show and Tell" till next month. Just from the auction lots alone we should have enough to talk about and display! I also need to re- mind everybody that we will also have a display table set up at the Hemet Public Li- brary the 20-22 of this month in support of the ANA's "Coin Week" promotion. I am thinking this might be an excellent opportunity for a photo op for submission to the "Numismatist" magazine. We submitted photos last year but only got a mention in the magazine. We will be looking for volunteers to man the table and display items and also hand out flyers and membership applications for both our club and the ANA. I would also like to extend a quick "Thank You!" to Phil DeAugustino for his excellent program last month on Morgan dollars. That's about all I have right now and the Captain has just turned on the seatbelt sign so we must be getting close. I hope to see everybody next week!


March 2017

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I am just about to wrap up this edition of the newsletter  and get it ready for mailing and  I hope to see everybody next week. Phil is doing a lecture on Morgan dollars which I am looking forward to and I will also have everything we need for submissions for the  “Super Auction” in April. This weekend is the Buena Park coin show which is always a good show forthose of you that regular attend. Everything else is going well and it appears that summer is quickly coming. Kay, our service dog in training, is doing really well and we are having fun watching her grow up. I am going to wrap this up with that and I hope everyone is well and I’ll see you all next week!


February 2017

Well! I am hoping that this next meeting goes, at least for me, better than the last one. Long story short, about an hour before the meeting, the starter died on my truck. AAA was able to get it started by beating on it with a hammer but if I turned it off it wasn’t going to start again and it would have to be towed. So I dropped what I had with Phil and headed to Pep Boys. But I totally missed the meeting which is why this newsletter seems like it was written by someone that wasn’t there! Thanks! go to Bill Pearson for taking notes and filling in in my absence.

This month, Phil, knowing of my interest in Colonial notes asked me to do a program on collecting them. I am happy to oblige and am working on it right now. It is a very specialized niche of collecting and doesn’t get a lot of notice compared to large and small size currency. I am putting together a PowerPoint presentation on the subject with a number of examples depicted so I hope that it will at least be informative  and maybe even entertaining.

I was reminded that I hadn’t posted an update about our current service-dog in-training, Kay, in a while. She is growing up nicely and is no longer puppy looking! She also just did a short period (2 weeks) being trained by the inmates of the Miramar Consolidated Brig which really helped her confidence! Here is a pic of her…

I am going to wrap of this issue of the newsletter here since this is the last section I do on the newsletter and I hope to see everybody in a few days.


January 2017

So, its the start of the new year! Last month we had an excellent Christmas luncheon and I hope everyone had a good time. Jerry Bodenhorn did an excellent job as Master of Ceremonies and it was greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jerry!! . I have included a cou- ple of photos from the party and there are more on the website. Of course, sometimes the start of a new year can be a little bumpy as it is right now. As I write this, one of the websites I maintain is down due to an unknown server connection problem but I am working to get it back up. For this month, as I posted in the “Program” section, our lecture topic will be “Collecting Morgan Dollars”. I know a number of our members including myself are actively collecting Morgans and I will have my own set (not complete!) for display. I will also have a VAM-31 Morgan that sent to me as a Christmas gift. I hope to see everybody next week and lets get the year started!


December 2016

This month is our Annual Christmas Luncheon. I hope that everyone that is going has signed up but there is certainly time if not. I don’t have much to report this newsletter since we are wrapping up the year and moving on the 2017! We will be catching up on any business at the January meeting. There is going to be a special Christmas gift raffle for all attendees as well as the Poinsettia place settings. I hope to see everyone at the Luncheon and until then I’ll just wish everyone a-

Merry Christmas!


November 2016

We did well with our White Elephant/Bake sale last month with roughly $85 in sales. Outstanding! Thanks goes to Ken Busby for stepping up as auctioneer, Jerry Bodenhorn as runner, and lastly MaryAnn Bodenhorn for making sense of the sales and making change. Thank You! 
   As you can tell, I am a little late with this issue due to a computer crash last weekend as I was putting this together, but I was able to get it back up with a re-install of the operating system. It only took 4 hours of downloads and I was back in business. Rather not do that again anytime soon…
   
This month, Phil DeAugustino is giving a lecture on collecting 1914 Federal Reserve notes.  Anybody that has looked at the monthly “Show and Tell” items will recognize that Phil has quite an impressive collection of these very collectible notes including the FR851-C that he displayed last month. Should be interesting! 
   
Also, there is rumor that our latest CCI puppy-in-training Kay might make an appearance. This will be one of her first outings so it would be greatly appreciated to ask before interacting with her. Thanks!

As I noted in “Old Business”, arrangements for our Christmas party are complete and I will be taking sign-ups at this meeting, so I hope to see everyone there!


October 2016

Last months meeting was very enjoyable with a number of interesting “Show and Tell” items, a nice selection of snacks, and lastly a pretty good crowd of 18 people! I always enjoy just getting around to talk to everyone without having a list of things to do. I would also like to say “Thank You!” to Dot for her work and providing the Ice Cream Social. It’s appreciated.

This month is our White Elephant Sale and we have combined it with a Bake sale. I will certainly have a few items for the sale and I hope others do as well. We wouldn’t want Ken to have his Auctioneering duties too easy! :)

Everything club-wise seems to be on track and I am looking forward to the Holiday season that is fast approaching. The Christmas Party reservations have been made for Emillio’s and I should have menu info and start taking sign-ups at the next meeting. 

I think I’ve covered most everything else that I usually mention here so I will cut this short and I hope to see everyone for the White Elephant/Bake Sale next week.


September 2016

Last months meeting was very productive with the club Board making some changes in an effort to improve how we do club business and thereby making the club more attractive. 

I have listed the discussion and voting points in the Board meeting minutes so I won’t go thru them again here but I would like to emphasize that we as a club are having to recognize the challenges of maintaining our membership and our club as a whole. There are a number of reasons for this, the general aging of coin collectors, and by association, coin clubs in general, Internet and social media making coin information and collecting easily accessible from home, and really more reasons than I care to list here. Other clubs and even our national organization are seeing these changes and are also working out the changes to maintain relevancy in this age. While we are not currently facing any crisis, it is always better to be pro-active and start now. 

Most of the changes the Board made was in the interest of becoming more efficient, such as using our local coin shop to provide raffle prizes. This was an excellent idea and should mean better and more varied prizes. As a personal note, I have always wanted to get out of the chore and this idea I really liked! We also moved our Christmas Party to Emilio's in an effort to cut costs to both the club and our members.

Since this month is our Ice Cream Social, if anyone has any ideas for club improvements or ways to increase our membership, it would be an excellent time to discuss it!

OK, so enough of that! This month is our Ice Cream Social, an event I always enjoy since I get  to socialize and actually talk about coins and stuff. I hope to see everyone there!

A couple of personal updates, Cathy will be doing the season opening presentation for the Sage Society of Hemet next week and she will be speaking about the CCI Brig Program. Should be a good program!

The puppy we raised and brought to the club meetings, Autumn, was released from the program during advanced training for some slight fear issues but we have adopted her and she is now home for good! This picture is of our new CCI puppy in training, Kay, and she will be in training with us for the next 17 months. She is a golden retriever and is just full of herself! She may make a guest appearance at a club meeting when she gets a little older.

Lastly, congratulations to the Gold ticket prize winners! The ticket sales generate funds for both our club and NASC and are greatly appreciated!


August 2016

I have got a ton of details to attend to at the moment, including getting out this newsletter, so I will attempt to keep this short.

First, Thank You’s! are in order to Ellen Busby for making the arrangements for our July Anniversary luncheon, Mary Ann and Jerry for helping with the set-up and clean up, and also to Ken Busby for auctioning off the leftovers. It was a nice team effort and greatly appreciated!

Unfortunately, the Hemet Museum was unenthusiastic about our offer for a display but I already have my eye on another space (albeit a small one), that is currently empty. I will see if the owners are interested but I can’t make any promises or predictions yet. 

A couple of reminders, both the Worlds Fair of Money and the Golden State Coin Show will be occurring in August. I will be attending the Worlds Fair as a volunteer and will also be at the Golden State for the Gold drawing so August will be a busy month.  I still have Gold tickets for sale and will have them available at the July and August meetings. We should have sold enough tickets, 200, by then to qualify for the free gold coin incentive!


July 2016

For June, Kate Saxon gave an interesting presentation, with a nice display of examples, on Fine Art Prints. Thank you for taking the time to do a presentation for the club! 

We decided at the last meeting to pursue a display with the Hemet Museum and I will be working on that in the coming weeks. Once I knoww whether the museum is even interested, (I assume I will need to make a proposal to either the museum Director or their Board) I’ll get back to the club with what was decided.

A couple of reminders, both the Worlds Fair of Money and the Golden State Coin Show will be occurring in August. I will be attending the Worlds Fair as a volunteer and will be at the Golden State for the Gold drawing so August will be a busy month.  I still have Gold tickets for sale and will have them available at the July and August meetings. We should have sold enough tickets, 200, by then to qualify for the free gold coin incentive!

As already noted , this month is our Annual Anniversary Luncheon. The club was organized 43 years ago and I have posted all of the club scrapbooks from years past on the club website. I hope to see everyone at the Luncheon!

Lastly, we have received our first training report for Autumn, (the service dog candidate we raised), and are pleased to report it’s very much like we thought it would be. She has settled in and is working well with her trainer. She has shown some anxiety and also some reaction to unexpected sounds but recovers quickly and is working on some minor obedience things. Her response to learning, motivation correction, and her level of management is all moderate, which means her training is going well! Yeah!


June 2016

Last month we enjoyed a very nice picnic organized by Rafael Flores. We enjoyed a good lunch, took some photos, played bingo, and just enjoyed a nice event. Thank You, Rafael, for the your efforts, it was a nice change of pace and we club members appreciated it! 

As I mentioned earlier I took the photos from the picnic and used them in conjunction with write-ups about the club to both the ANA and NASC editors so we will see if we get some press about the club. I will keep an eye out in the next editions and see. I do know that we missed the deadline for the next “California Numismatist” by a few days so it may be a bit later in the year for them. 
Since we had to join the ANA (as a club) to obtain a “Coin WeeK” informational package, we do have some benefits from them that will also be good for the club. We have the use of the ANA lending library with its excellent collection of reference materials plus a large collection of educational videos. I recently purchased a large size school projector and I hope to be able to do an occasional video lecture for our club meetings. I have already borrowed a couple of videos from the library and am now working out how to present them. I’ll keep everyone posted on how it works out.

A couple of reminders since last month we really didn’t have any kind of business conducted. I am still selling Gold Tickets and will have them available through the August meeting. I’ll also have some information on incentive offers from NASC at the club meeting. I was also just recently contacted by Harold about volunteers for the Worlds Fair of Money. He is putting together the volunteers and time slots and asked for the names and contact info of all that have volunteered. I provided him with the info so he should be in contact with either me or the volunteers directly as to time slots and job duties. If anyone hears anything from him directly let me know! I will be at the show Tuesday thru Thursday but will only be volunteering on 2 of those days.

Lastly,  Autumn, our service dog in-training, has been turned in for advance training and is doing well. We are now raising Garfield, a black Labrador Retriever and are starting his social skills work. He may be in attendance at the June meeting, however, I would ask that you please interact with him sparingly (just ask my wife Cathy what’s OK) as he is just starting his socialization. I hope to see everyone happy and well at the next meeting! 


May 2016

This month I get a break from the usual club duties and get to just hang out and enjoy a nice picnic. Rafael always does a great job organizing and we get to enjoy the benefits. Thanks, Rafael!

I will also be attending the NASC Board meeting this month and will have more info about the upcoming Worlds Fair of Money and the schedule of events. I am also taking names for anyone still wanting to volunteer (either as ANA or NASC members) during the Worlds Fair of Money. I currently have 5 volunteers going and there is always room for more!

As you can see from the prize list, I have Gold Drawing tickets for sale and will have them for sale all the way thru the August meeting. We will also have them as prizes for our Bingo during the picnic. Let me know if you need any for yourself or outside sales!

Our display at the Library has been taken out but it looked very nice and I will be submitting photos to the ANA as we are Coin Week Club participants and they publish a list of participating clubs in the “Numismatist”.

Autumn, our service dog in-training, will be turned in for advanced training on 13 May. We have high hopes for her and will be reporting updates on her progress.

Lastly I would like to thank everyone (including the instigators who shall remain unnamed!) for my Certificate of Excellence presented at the last meeting. It is very much appreciated and already hanging on the wall. I hope that everyone is well and I will see you at the picnic!


April 2016

We had a very informative lecture by Phil last month about U.S. Registrars. Definitely an interesting subject on individuals that I haven’t heard much about before. Thanks, Phil! 

As I noted in the “Announcements” section, we currently have a numismatic display at the Hemet Public Library. We are hoping to stimulate some interest in the club and also in the ANA. The week of April 17th - 23rd is “National Coin Week” and is being promoted by the ANA. Its a nice display and we also have information flyers and club cards on the informational rack out front. I would also like to get a club picture of the display with the Head Librarian to send to the ANA so I will bring that up at the April meeting. Stop by the library and have a look!

As you can see from the prize list, I have Gold Drawing tickets for sale and will have them for sale all the way thru the August meeting. Let me know if you need any for yourself or outside sales!

I am also still taking names for anyone wanting to volunteer during the Worlds Fair of Money. I currently have 5 volunteers that are going and there is always room for more!   

If someone could remind me to do Club Officer photos at the next meeting it would be greatly appreciated! I keep forgetting in the business of the moment.

This month is our annual Super Auction. I already have over 90 items of all kinds listed for auction so we should have a good selection to bid on. If anybody has any last minute items for sale be sure to show up early and we’ll get them listed. Please remember to bring small bills so Mary Ann doesn’t get stuck trying to constantly make change. I think we’re about ready for a good auction. 

Looks like couple of busy, interesting months ahead. I also have a presentation to do for the International Numismatic Society of San Diego (INSSD) in May. I’ll be doing the “Operation Bernhard” lecture that I did for you guys.  

Lastly, as an incentive to attend the next meeting, our CCI dog, Autumn  that we are currently raising, will possibly be making a guest appearance! She is going into advanced training in May and we wanted everyone to have the chance to see her before! I hope to see everybody happy and well at the Super Auction and ready to do some bidding! Jim


March 2016

Last month I did a small presentation about Mark Twain and the new Mark Twain commemorative coins. Being born in Missouri, Mark Twain is a very popular historical figure there and as a youth I went to Samuel Clemens boyhood home in Hannibal more than once! I also want to thank Mary Ann and Jerry Bodenhorn for bringing their new Mark Twain coins as displays. Thanks!

This month we have a couple of discussion items on the agenda. There will be Super Auction forms and individual item tags at this months meeting.

As you can see from the prize list, I have Gold Drawing tickets already for sale and will have them for sale all the way thru the August meeting. Let me know if you need any for yourself or outside sales!

I am also still taking names for anyone wanting to volunteer during the Worlds Fair of Money. I currently have 4 volunteers that are going and there is always room for more!   

I have heard back from the library about doing a display for them during National Coin Week and the Head Librarian (Leticia Bowles) has designated 2 display cases for our use during the month of April! I just talked to Jerry and we are planning to stop by the Library next week and work out the details of setting up the display and access to the cases.                                     

Bill Pearson has taken over as Recording Secretary at the last meeting which is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bill!

If someone could remind me to do Club Officer photos at the next meeting it would be greatly appreciated! I keep forgetting in the business of the moment.

Looks like couple of busy, interesting months ahead. I also have a presentation to do for the International Numismatic Society of San Diego (INSSD) in May. I’ll be doing the “Operation Bernhard” lecture that I did for you guys.  I hope to see everybody happy and well in a couple of weeks. Jim


February 2016

I was really impressed with the turnout last month. It is not often that we have 4 Past Presidents at one meeting. It was nice to see Ron and Angus and, even though I didn't have much time for chatting, it was nice to have them in attendance. 


So I have been pretty busy with club stuff this month. I will be doing a presentation for the San Bernardino Coin Club this month so I needed to get that ready and as usual this newsletter has taken some time to  put together.  


At this meeting I will be soliciting volunteers for the ANA show in March. NASC is a little behind the curve and is starting to finally solicit help. More at the meeting. 


I have Gold tickets for sale already and will have them at all the meetings between now and the drawing in August.                                          


Bill Pearson was gracious enough to volunteer to be Recording Secretary at the last meeting which is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bill!


Phil De Augustino mentioned that he would like to see more community involvement by the club. National Coin Week ( an ANA event) is 9-16 April and after discussion with Jerry and Mary Ann I have solicited the Hemet Library about possibly doing a display or presentation table. I should have more info by the time of the meeting but keep it in the back of your mind. 


If someone could remind me to do Club Officer photos at the next meeting it would be greatly appreciated! I keep forgetting in the business of the moment.


Here's hoping to see everybody at the next meeting and in case you didn't notice this the 400th issue of the Hemet Numismatist!  Jim


January 2016

So it’s the start of the new year! Ken and Ellen Busby are off on a motorhome tour of the U.S. and I heard  they are planning to travel to Florida to visit relatives while enjoying the sights along the way. Have fun guys! I am also getting ready for some numismatic events coming up. The NASC Board meeting is this coming weekend and I will be attending. I also have added a letter from Harold Katzman (see Announcements) about volunteering at the ANA Worlds Fair of Money and I also placed it on the NASC website. There are a number of incentives for volunteering and a variety of volunteering opportunities. Also on the NASC website is information soliciting competitive displays at the Worlds Fair of Money. If you want to try out a display before that, the San Diego Coinarama show in July usually has a number of competitive displays. Looks like lots of fun!  

I have been working on information packets for all the club Officers and should have them finished by meeting time. They will include, copies of the Club Constitution and Procedures Manual, an individual Officer duties list, and a working annual calendar to keep up with club deadline reminders etc. This should be a big help to our new Officers and keep us up to date! I will also be trying to remember to get a photo of our new Officers for the website masthead.

Also, a reminder that 2016 dues are due the first of the year, so if you aren’t current on your dues please see Mary Ann and get up to date.

Cathy and myself had a good time at the Christmas party and I hope to see everybody back for the New Year!


December 2015

Well, the last month has certainly been a busy month and I am looking forward to the Holidays. The Christmas Party is all set and it looks like this newsletter will be completed in plenty of time. Cathy and I each have a couple of Christmas parties to go to and then we are looking for some quiet time at home.

It was very nice, and a sign of a healthy club, that we were able to fill all of Club Officer positions. Thank You’s! to anybody that volunteers and especially our new Officers. Our Constitution and Operating Manual are also now up-to-date and should help give the our new Officers guidance.

Last month, I did a short program on Type Set collecting. It is always appreciated when I get feedback and questions as it creates a much more informative lecture and it becomes more of a discussion than a stiff lecture. Thank You!

One last mention about the ANA Worlds Fair of Money. This is a great event with way more happening than just a coin show. There will be outside excursions to various events and a large number of exhibitors and World Mints. I went to the one in L.A. and spent 3 days there just seeing everything. It’s worth it to volunteer!

I hope to see everybody at the meeting so keep safe and have fun!


November 2015

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As I write this I am finally getting to spend the day in front of the computer to complete this issue. I am looking forward to getting our new Officers and Board elected and I have finished the basic up- dates to the Operating and Procedures Manual. Since we had a lot of club business at the last meeting I have put it all as a one-page synopsis at the end of this newsletter.

 We will hold elections at this meeting and then I will do a program on “Collecting Type Coins”. I will have a few things to display for the program but will try not to be too long after holding elections.

Mary Ann reported to me that our current roster list has all of our active members up- to-date on dues. Thank You! for helping me get this done.

I will be taking sign-ups for the Christmas Party at the November meeting. Marie Cal- endars is very flexible about how many are attending but I would prefer to let Marie Calendars know if there is going to be a lot of orders for the same menu items. Also for persons paying by check it would make life easier to have that in advance.

One last mention about the ANA Worlds Fair of Money. This is a great event with way more happening than just a coin show. There will be outside excursions to various events and a large number of exhibitors and World Mints. I went to the one in L.A. and spent 3 days there just seeing everything. It’s worth it to volunteer!

I hope to see everybody at the meeting so keep safe and have fun!


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October 2015 I am struggling to get this issue out on-time. I still have some writing to do to make the specific motions needed to add the new club officer position but I should have everything copied, printed, and in place for the October meeting. 

I need to also make a plea to make sure your dues are up to date! We are pretty lax when it comes to enforcing things like that, but it is unfair to others to partake of the freebies that the club sponsors without being a member in good standing. Check with me or Mary Ann if you have any doubts about whether your dues are current. 

This month is our Annual “White Elephant Sale” It’s time to haul out anything that you think someone else may want and donate it to a good cause. I usually just keep an empty box in the garage and put items in it as I go through the year. I have a few items this year already and still have to look around for anything I might have missed. Ken is ready to sell and I am sure we will have a number of quality items to bid on. 

One last mention about the ANA Worlds Fair of Money. This is a great event with way more happening than just a coin show. There will outside excursions to various events and a large number of exhibitors and World Mints. I went to the one in L.A. and spent 3 days there just seeing everything. It’s worth it to volunteer!

I hope to see everybody at the meeting so keep safe and have fun!


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