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BCCOCO News Summary 2011

Happy New Year! We've concluded our 2011 meetings, and we'll see you again soon! See "Current and Upcoming Club Events" (on the home page), and see the president's message.

Reminder - Meeting Location! The BCCOCO meets at the High Desert Community Grange (near the Bend airport), on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except July and August).

Coin Conventions! BCCOCO members and guests are invited to attend the annual PNNA conventions in the Seattle and Portland areas. See our own calendar or the PNNA website for more information including 2012 show dates.

See sample exhibit items from BCCOCO regular meetings.
These are items members bring each month for "show & tell." (Photos will be taken selected months.)

Completed Club Events:

  • The December 20, 2011 meeting featured a "show and tell," auction and raffle, along with an interesting presentation by a club member about buying/selling coins at gun shows.

  • The November 15, 2011 meeting featured a chili feed, fundraising auction and nomination and election of club officers for 2012. Photos: 3rd anniversary cake; Paul talks about Warman's new "by the decade" coin albums, starting with "Coins of the 1960s."

  • The October 18, 2011 program was Walter Troutman speaking about his experiences at the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. There was also photography of selected items (see the photos) plus a raffle.

  • The September 20, 2011 program was "An Introduction to Early American Coppers" by Bim Gander, president of the national EAC club, and now a local resident. Photo at right: Bim giving his talk.

  • The June 21, 2011 meeting was an informal meeting with a potluck, cookout and an auction.

  • The May 17, 2011 meeting featured a Morgan Dollar grading program by Ted Campbell, a coin quiz and the usual raffle.

  • The April 19, 2011 program was "How to research a coin's value" by Ted Campbell. There was also photography of selected items (see the photos) plus a raffle.

  • The March 15, 2011 meeting featured a potluck dinner, informal gathering and a coin trivia contest.

  • February meeting POSTPONED/CANCELLED due to weather conditions!

  • The January 18, 2011 meeting was the club's first meeting at the High Desert Community Grange, east of Bend. Although it's an older building, the rent is very reasonable and the atmosphere is friendly! There was a brief discussion of coin grading and other topics of interest, with a more formal coin grading program planned for February. As always, cake and coffee were served! Why not join us next time?