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January, 2004
Year 11, Issue 1

Award Winning Newsletter

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

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January Program

Jim Davis will discuss this year's fantasy coin contest.


December Minutes

ECC Meeting 550
Opened:   7:30     Closed:   8:50
Members:   22     YNs:   3
Guests:   4         
Beginning balance:   $920.22     Income:   $132.00
Expenses:   $471.18     Current balance:   $581.04

We ate dinner and then Temporary President Jim Davis call the meeting to order.

Secretary's Report

Accepted as printed in November's newsletter.

Treasurer's Report

Balance:   $581.04.
The report was accepted as published.

Old Business

The final standings in our coin contest are:

  1. Mike M. $28,840 - 1921 Peace $
  2. Jim C. $28,700 - 1938 Cert. 5
  3. Stan P. $28,690 - Silver Eagle
  4. Steve H. $28,426

New Business

Doug Nelson was elected President and I accepted the position of Secretary for 2004 and Jim Davis volunteered to be Secretary for 2005. We asked the members to bring in coins to sell to the club for the monthly auction before the meeting, so the officers can review them.


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

The meeting closed around 8:50 P.M.

Submitted by Frank S.

Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Due to no meeting this month, I obtained the following information from Don via the telephone, that:

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Future Meeting Programs

Quiz from Jim Davis

One day at work I was talking to a friend of mine, Frank Lang. He was telling me that our mutual friend Franco Balboa had just broken up with his girlfriend Anna Heller. It seems he caught her double timing him with some guy named Mark. I suggested that we cheer him up by taking him to a sports bar to watch the game, pound some coronas and perhaps some Crown Royal. Over the drinks we talked about our past gambling exploits. I mentioned the time I won a lot of cash on the Bears the game, Mongo McMichael blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown.

After the guys went home I got in my Chrysler Cordoba and drove to a diner on Rand road to get some pie. The waitress' name was Penny and she had the face of an angel. I was so smitten by her; it was like cupid threw a lariat around my heart. I asked her sign and she said she was a Libra. I then asked her if she wanted to go have some fun. She replied in no uncertain terms that she thought my intentions were less than noble. As she left I followed her outside to try to talk to her. She then reached in her purse and pulled out a can of mace. This sent me running for my car real fast.

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