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President's Message (2022)

President's Message by BCCOCO president Eric Holcomb (elected Nov. 2012, Dec. 2013-2015, March 2017, Jan. 2018-2019, Dec. 2019, Apr. 2022)

December 2022 Happy Holidays!

The final coin club meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, at the usual time (6:30 p.m.) at the Suntree Village community room, although you'll likely want to arrive a little early, as this is our annual holiday potluck. The club (via Sterling) is supplying the meat and beverages (along with plates, etc.), so please bring some other side dish or dessert.

This is no formal program, but there will be the usual "show-and-tell" along with a raffle. If our treasurer doesn't come up with any special items, then I have a few silver dollars from a local family.

November 2022 Greetings!

The coin club meeting at the Suntree Village community room scheduled for Tuesday, November 8 was postponed one week until November 15. This was due to forecast cold and snowy conditions the night of the 8th.

There was a "show-and-tell" and photo session. I also discussed a couple of articles recently appearing in Numismatic News, including one about the publication's 70th anniversary.

October 2022 Greetings!

Coin club meetings at the Suntree Village community room have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, continuing on Tuesday, October 11. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

I will be able to attend this month's meeting, and will speak briefly about my recent experiences at the ANA in Colorado Springs and the PNNA fall coin show in Washington State (Oct. 7-9). There should be a raffle and auction as usual.

September 2022 President not available; an informal meeting was held.

August 2022 Greetings!

The August 9 meeting will be informal, but will include photography of show-and-tell items, using the "ring light" demonstrated earlier this year. If anyone else would like to speak about a numismatic topic, please let me know in advance.

We'll also have the usual raffle, auction and show-and-tell. See you soon!

July 2022 Greetings!

The July 12 meeting will be informal, however we will likely have a brief report on ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs (along with the annual coin show held there), plus I will preview a few special coins in this coming weekend's Heritage Auction (Long Beach Expo/Summer FUN Event).

We'll also have the usual raffle, auction and show-and-tell. See you soon!

June 2022 Greetings!

Since no special program is planned for the June 14 meeting, we'll have an opportunity for an expanded auction, or you can simply bring items you might like to sell for others to look at and perhaps make an offer.

We'll also have the usual raffle and show-and-tell. One of the raffle items will be a U.S. Silver Eagle. See you soon!

May 2022 Greetings!

Sorry - Late again! As reported by Sterling previously, the Suntree Village community room is open again, and we have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, continuing Tuesday, May 10. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. If you don't remember how to get there, see the webpage at http://bendcoinclub.org/meetings/calendar.html.

I'll be demonstrating the use of a Kodak Ring Light for photography. Please consider bringing a numismatic item or two to photograph. Since the light is only 10 inches in diameter, it's best to avoid large items such as complete sheets or albums of coins. Individual items will work best. Some coins may not show luster well when illuminated from all directions, but we'll try to get the best images. Other items (such as those without luster) will look great with even illumination.

April 2022 Greetings!

As reported by Sterling previously, the Suntree Village community room is open again, and we have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, continuing next Tuesday, April 12. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

I'll be giving the presentation "An Introduction to Conder Tokens" prepared by Conder Token Collector's Club (CTCC) member Paul Dofton, and originally given to the Greater Orange County Coin Club in April 2020 (presumably during a virtual meeting). This is a lengthy presentation, but I'll just be hitting the highlights. The full presentation will be posted on the CTCC website for anyone who wants all the details.

March 2022 Greetings!

As reported by Sterling last month, the Suntree Village community room is open again, and we have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, continuing this Tuesday, March 8.

I'll keep the meeting short. Although one member had expressed an interest in making a short presentation, there is no formal presentation planned, however we'll have a raffle, auction and show-and-tell. Hopefully beginning in April, we'll have some educational programs again.

February 2022 Greetings!

As reported by Sterling, the Suntree Village community room is now open again, and we have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the year, beginning with next Tuesday, February 8.

Face coverings are currently required except when eating or drinking (so bring some snacks). Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. If you don't remember how to get there, please see the club website, or let me know.

I'll keep the meeting short. There is no formal presentation planned, however we'll have a raffle, auction and show-and-tell. (As it turns out, no auction items were submitted, but the other activities did take place.)

January 2022 Greetings and Happy New Year!

Eric notified members of the online meeting scheduled for Jan. 11. Until the club can meet in person again, these are informal 40-minute Zoom meetings.