There were 42 members and guests in attendance. The treasurer's report was read and
accepted. The minutes were accepted as stated in the newsletter. The balance in the check
book was $9,809.17. The projected expense for the YN program we will be supporting at
the Expo in Manchester, New Hampshire will be $1408.00 including the $250 given to
Nena last spring to be used in the execution of the program. There will be 10 Boy Scouts
attending and three YNs from Eastern Connecticut, not in Scouting. This report is being
written in October so it is possible there could be 2-3 more Scouts added to that figure
without adding to the expense. Member Donat Charron deserves praise for rounding up
all these Scouts from Troop 66 in Tompson including vehicles and adults to supervise.
The first year of this program has been a huge success, thanks to the membership that
made it possible.
….. Jack Haroian won the 50/50 drawing.
…..Election of Officers was held and the current slate as seen up above was re-elected for
another 2-year term.
…..President Peter Jones gave an informative program, Foreign Coins in Use in the
…..Show and Tell. This was a banner night for the items brought in, we saw: a beaver
pelt, Kentucky style rifle, Wampum and trade silver, musket balls, primitive nails,
tobacco and a chart of 8 Real values, all these items used a s money; a palladium Panda
coin; silver Chinese door plaques, a sutler note from the 8 th Regiment (Conn.) , 2 zinc
cents, recently acquired; Fed. Reserve notes signed by Sec. of the Treas. using two
different names (she got married); an obsolete proof note from Hartford showing the Old
State House; new Nena Convention Medals and a $1 error note with an upside down serial number and seal; a 90% silver Chinese coin found with a metal detector, it turned
out to be counterfeit.