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November, 2002
Year 9, Issue 11

Award Winning Newsletter

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, November, 6
Talk and trading 7:00-7:30pm
VFW, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL

Not a member? Come and join us anyway!

Give your spouse a break and bring your children to the club.

40th Annual Coin Show

Sunday October 27th
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Click here for details

Come one, come all
Everyone is welcome

November Program

White Elephant Sale.


October Minutes

ECC Meeting 537 - October 2, 2002
Opened:   7:33     Closed:   9:16
Members:   18     YNs:   1
Guests:   1         
Beginning balance:   $707.87     Income:   $281.00
Expenses:   $456.81     Current balance:   $534.00

President Mike Metras called the meeting to order at 7:33.

Don Dool gave an extremely interesting talk on copper coins of the 16th century. And the coins he brought and showed us, were coins we probably would never have been able to see this close up anywhere else.

Member History

None due to this month's presentation.

Secretary's Report

As printed in September's newsletter and accepted.

Treasurer's Report

As printed in September's newsletter and accepted.

Old Business

Raffle tickets still available for sale. Email addresses have been obtained and will be distributed to the members. It was suggested that those who have internet access, obtain each month's newsletter from our site. It was also suggested that the raffle tickets for our annual show be distributed to our member's to sell at the June meeting. A special thanks to Marty for donating a new raffle ticket bucket.

New Business

We are looking for nominations for Treasurer and Vice President for the next two years. Volunteer and become an active member of the club. We need a volunteer to be interviewed on WRMN radio station about coins, our club and our annual show.


We had our customary raffle and membership drawings. The winners were:

The meeting closed around 9:05 P.M.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Board Meeting

Mike, Don, Jim, Doug and I, got together at Don's Wednesday night at 7pm October 16th. Among other things we discussed the following.

We decided on monthly raffle and member prizes. Mike brought in the wooden nickels to be given out at the show.

We discussed handing out one dollar trade dollars to the first 200 people who come to the show. The dollars will be redeemed from the dealers accepting them for cash. This will hopefully give the people an incentive to purchase coins from the dealers.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Future Meeting Programs

Show and Tell

Jim D. brought a copy of the 1964 Peace Dollar.

Mike M. brought in

Elgin Coin Club 40th Annual Coin Show

Click here for details and a map

Remember to bring in all the
raffle ticket stubs you sold and all the
unsold ones, to the show, for the
drawing at the end of the show.

[As your web master and president, I have taken liberties and added the following to the Newsletter. The following text is included on the back of the flier we are handing out at the show. -Mike Metras]

Good For Trade Note

This year the first 200 visitors will each receive a note good for $1 in trade at participating dealers at the show. You can use your note when you are buying something from a dealer or you can save the note with your collection as a souvenir of this 40th annual show. We hope you do the latter.

The note is good for trade with participating dealers and has no value other than its value during this 40th annual show. Dealers, you can redeem any notes you accept at the club table before the end of the show at 3:00 pm on October 27, 2002. The club will not honor or redeem notes not redeemed by that time.

The notes are numbered consecutively. To add variety, the numbers' colors change every 25 numbers. The colors used starting with 1 are blue, purple, red, orange, brown, blue green, green, and yellow.

Wooden Nickel

The Elgin Coin Club is also issuing a wooden nickel to commemorate and honor this 40th annual coin show. If you did not get one as you entered, they are available at the table at the entrance.

Visit the Elgin Coin Club Home Page or our Connections page for more information about the club.

Click here for an index to articles in other on-line Elgin Coin Club Newsletters. [Web master note: I have not updated this index since January, 2000. Until I update the index, please use the Search page to search the entire site for a phrase you are looking for. I apologize for any inconvenience.]

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