ATTENDANCE: 26 members & 1 guest
OPENING DISCUSSION: The meeting was brought to order at 7:45 PM by Mike J, who welcomed our guest ‘Phil’, who collects mostly silver, tokens and medals. Mike O is organizing LCC volunteers for our display table at the Annual Stewart Hall Open House, which takes place May 27-28 with ‘Canada 150’ the theme this year. Stewart Hall welcomes hundreds of visitors during the open house and we use the occasion to publicize the club and show off some coins. Anyone interested in helping out for a few hours should contact Mike O at 514-684-4682. Mike J also offered the club’s condolences to Mike O on the recent loss of his mother.
The club was asked by the RCNA to create a special Canada 150 medallion with our club logo on the reverse and the ‘Canada 150’ logo on the obverse. We have contracted with Pressed Metal Products in Vancouver to produce 50 copper (one free to each member in good standing) and 20 silver medals to be sold at $70 each (at cost). Only a few remain unsold.
Mark B has booked this year’s speaker for our banquet, Mr. Jacques St-Arnaud, who will talk about French Regime coins, e.g. the 5 sol and the 1/12th ecu. We have 35 confirmed guests this year.
BREAK: coffee, tea, juice and cookies provided by David. Please leave a few coins in the dish for the club! Thanks again, David for all you do
MEETING CONTENT: For Display Night we had five displays:
Terry P with historic Nazi badges
Marilyn B with her coin jewelry and exonumia
Mike A with the effect of inflation in Britain 1272-2008
David L with his amazing horse-coin collection
Alain P with the Royal Tour of 1901
Thanks to our judges Mark, Jason and John, who will announce the winners at our May 16 Banquet. Also, thanks to Jacob who took photos and posted them on our website under “Events”:
RAFFLE: UNC set of $1, $2, $5, $10 Jamaica bills worth $30
SEE YOU AT THE BANQUET!
MIKE A., sect.