meeting was presided over by member bob Hewey in the absence of
president Peter J. There were 40 members present. The treasurer's
and secretary's reports were accepted as either read or presented.
…..A request for
volunteers to help set-up and breakdown at the Annual Show on March
31st was asked. Some stepped forward, thank you!
…..John F. explained
the future of our show venue that is due to change in 1-2 years. A
new facility is being built and the old gym building may either be
sold or demolished. Nothing is certain yet but something is "in
……It was voted to
donate $200 to the library again this year.
……John F. asked for
volunteers to write an article for Nena News and three members
responded; Franz H., D.Morrison and J Cayer. Nena offers one year
free membership to authors. The offer is still open…interested?
See John F.
was won by J. Haroian & the 50/50 drawing was won by Donat C.
Tell…. .In place of a program tonight, members were asked to
bring in items for "show and tell". Fred. P showed a nickel with
"political graffiti", Jack H. showed a new proof set that has
the West Point (W) mint marked cent added. This is the first time
(W) mm appeared on any of our coinage. John F. showed a printing
plate for obsolete currency that was made in 1825 and two 1777
Connecticut Pence notes hand signed by Constant Southworth whos home
still stands and is about 250 yds from the room we meet in. He
however, now resides elsewhere! Jeff showed an altered date 1914-D
Lincoln Cent certified and in plastic by IGC. Dave M. showed a 1772
French Ecu with an engraved person's name on the front. With a
little (lot) of research Dave was able to find historical facts
about this person. Roger D. showed an older Silver Certificate that
was payable in silver metal until 6-24-68, after which the Treasury
stopped giving out silver
exhibited Casino Tokens, Jim C. showed some error coins and Stanley
spoke about the article he submitted and had printed in Nena News,
The Love of Collecting.
There was no special program this evening. But, pizza from Domino's
was enjoyed by all.
try not to publish in this newsletter, the amounts of money in our
checking account even though we do occasionally print the winning
amount from the 50/50 raffle. We will read pertinent amounts for
show and other expenses and give the running balance of the checking
account. Members may request to see check book statements, coin show
accounting sheets, etc. but they are not usually printed in the
order to have the meeting end at a reasonable hour we are asking
speakers of programs to try to keep the presentations to about 20-25
minutes. We won't complain if you go over 5 or so minutes. We
probably would complain if it went over 40 minutes. If you think you
will need an hour or so perhaps you could split the presentation into
two part to be given on successive months.
…..Almost the last
point….We are always open to suggestions regarding "new" things
to do during meetimgs. Some clubs have a "roundtable"
discussion, others ?? What do you suggest?
…..Really, the last
point….this club is fortunate to have so many members who actually
take part in the activities , not the least important is buying raffle
and 50/50 tickets. These receipts help keep our accounts fluid and
we are able to do more than many other clubs. The MNS thanks you
wholeheartedly for your financial support and presence at the
meetings! And, thank you all for participating and even just
attending the meetings!
SPECIAL THANKS to the
Show crew and others who helped set-up, break-down, sell tickets,
direct cars, retrieve the wet flat bed dolly from the parking lot
behind the gym, and all that good stuff!!