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February, 2003
Year 10, Issue 2

Award Winning Newsletter

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, February 5
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.

February Program

Jim Davis will be giving a talk on "Fantasy Coin Collecting".


December Minutes

ECC Meeting 539 - December 4, 2002
Opened:   8:18     Closed:   9:05
Members:   28     YNs:   2
Guests:   4         
Beginning balance:   $1078.43     Income:   $184.00
Expenses:   $190.50     Current balance:   $1071.93

President Mike Metras called the meeting to order at 8:18. after we ate our Christmas Dinner.

Don Cerny was re-elected as Treasurer and Jim Davis was re-elected as Vice President.

Secretary's Report

As printed in December's newsletter and was accepted.

Treasurer's Report

Balance: $1071.93
The Treasurer report was accepted.

Old Business

There was none.

New Business

There was none.


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, Doug, Jim, Don and I got together at Don's Wednesday night at 7pm Jan. 15th. Among other things we discussed the following.

We talked about creating a club brochure to give collectors an idea of who we are and what we do. About getting dealer advertising started again in our club newsletter. The term will be from the March to the next year's February newsletter. The cost will be $50 or $80 in retail value in coins.

We bought coins for the monthly raffle and membership drawing. And decided on coins for the membership and raffle prizes for February's meeting.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski.

Future Meeting Programs

Show and Tell

Jim D. brought in a 1963 advertisement for the October 20th Elgin Coin Show.

Steve brought in an 1891 Canadian Large Cent.

Reid brought in a pair of money plates that he found with his metal detector.

Roger brought up the fact that the sale of the 1933 Gold Eagle Coin sold for $7.5 million dollars is on display in New York.

Marty brought in metal donkey with Elgin embossed on it.

State Quarter Votes

The members voted on the designs for last year's quarters. The final vote count was

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