June, 2000
Year 7, Issue 6

1st Place Outstanding Local Publication
American Numismatic Association 1995, 1996, and 1997
Second Place in the same contest in 1999

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, 7
Talk and trading 7:00-7:30pm
VFW, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL
815-786-6779
Not a member? Come and join us anyway!

June

White elephant sale with all benefits going to the club. Bring things everyone else will want and bring your money, thanks.

The Town Jug will be up for sale.

June Prizes


May Meeting

ECC Meeting 509 - May 3, 2000

President Doug Nelson called the meeting to order around 7:45.

Secretary's Report

There were no minutes from April.

Treasurer's Report

Balance: $319.87

The Treasurer's report was accepted.

Old Business

Roger discussed "National Coin Week" on the WRMN radio station, where he plugged the coin club and discussed the new quarters circulating and spoke about coin collecting as a hobby.

New Business

Our esteemed editor, Mike M., has announced his retirement from the newsletter. Frank Schlapinski will be taking over the editor's position. Thanks for all of the hard work, Mike; you've done a great job. He will now be devoting more time to other areas (like organizing his own collection). Thank you also, Frank, you have some pretty big shoes to fill, but I know you will also do a great job.

New member, Larry Jacobson of Carpentersville, joined the club. He visited the Coin Show in October. He likes to collect Silver Halves.

Show and Tell

Frank brought in one of the new quarter collection boards. LTD is offering the boards for $12.00 each with 5 new state quarters included in each set. If you would like to purchase one, see Frank. He also had an enameled Humpbacked Whale Cook Island proof to show.

Jim brought a $5 U.S. Note series 1928.

Don D. had a 1658 Hildesheim emergency issue token.

Don C. showed a Great Britain Trade Dollar, South African 1/2 penny, a Polish Chip Coin and a Cook Island coin.

Prizes

After the auction, we had our customary raffle and membership drawings. The raffle winners were Stephen, Dennis, Al, Jim and Mike. The member winner is unknown. And the YN winner was Alex.

The meeting closed around 9:00 P.M.

Submitted by Jennifer Schulze, Secretary

Secretary's Note: It is with deep regret that I am announcing my retirement as the Elgin Coin Club Secretary. I have purchased a new house in Pell Lake, Wisconsin and the trip to Elgin is just too far. We have all had so much fun and learned so much about collecting coins since we joined the Club in 1997. Everyone has been so kind and helpful that we hate to leave you all now. I can't even begin to thank everyone for all that you have done for Adam and Shane. You all have helped them gain a new interest that they can continue to learn from and enjoy for many years to come. Thank you.

If anyone is interested in taking over the secretary's position, please contact one of the officers for the Club.


Board Meeting

Don Cerny, Jim Davis, Doug Nelson, and Mike Metras got together May 17 at 7pm for our board meeting at Don's house.

The June raffle and membership prizes were decided and list on the front.

Jim Davis will give the program for July. It will be on British Coinage from 1960 to present, covering the changes from pound/shilling/pence system to the decimal system.

We had a long discussion on how the Delaware and Pennsylvania quarters are going for better than $60 a roll. You have to wonder how long that is going to last. There are too many out there. Our guess was that now (or not too much later) is a good time to sell whatever you have.

The club bought several coins for raffle prizes.

Don reported that he was 20,000 days old the day of the board meeting (that's 54 years and 9 months).

We talked about the fact that Jennifer is moving out of the state and would probably not be coming back. If that is the case, the president will have to appoint an interim secretary until the elections in December. Mike volunteered to email her and did so after the meeting. She confirmed that, although she would probably be at "one more" meeting. The distance would indeed be too much and she would not be coming any more afterward. So Doug will be out there looking for a willing candidate. If you are interested see Doug.


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