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|Chicago Coin Club|
|Volume 50 No. 11||November 2004|
For November, January, and February, we will meet at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), 321 S. Plymouth Court, Downtown Chicago. Plymouth Court is a short north-south street between State and Dearborn; it begins at Jackson and goes south to Polk. The CBA building is about 1/2 block south of Jackson.
Parking is available in a variety of lots. There is a city run facility to the immediate south of the CBA building. There is another about 1-2 blocks south on Plymouth Court. There are more lots on Wabash (2 blocks east), but during the September - May period there might be a shortage of available spaces because this is the heart of the downtown DePaul University campus.
The CBA building is easy walking distance from the following:
BLUE LINE: Get off at the Jackson stop, walk one short block east to Plymouth Court, then 1/2 block south;
RED LINE: Get off at the Jackson stop, walk one short block west to Plymouth Court, then 1/2 block south;
ORANGE, BROWN & PURPLE LINES: Exit at the LaSalle stop, walk four blocks east on Jackson to Plymouth Court, then 1/2 block south; or walk four blocks east on Van Buren to Plymouth Court, then 1/2 block north;
UNION STATION: Take the Jackson Street exit, walk east about 8 blocks (some are short) to Plymouth Court, then 1/2 block south;
NORTHWEST STATION: Walk 6 blocks east on Madison Street to Dearborn, go 3 blocks south on Dearborn to Jackson, go east on Jackson 1 short block to Plymouth court, then go 1/2 block south;
RANDOLPH STREET STATION: Walk west 2 blocks to State Street, walk 5 blocks south to Jackson, then 1 short block west to Plymouth court and walk 1/2 block south;
LA SALLE STREET STATION: Walk east on Congress for 5 blocks to Plymouth Court, then walk 1-1/2 blocks north.
Fast food restaurants are plentiful and the CBA asked that we not bring food into the building. The Berghoff Restaurant is not too far away at 17 West Adams, but in the past they didn't allow people to join a table already seated. A standard American restaurant similar to Maxim's is Monday's Restaurant at 19 East Jackson.
Audio visual equipment is extra. A television with a VCR is $75.00 per meeting. Bill Burd discussed the Club buying a television and donating it to the CBA provided we can use it without charge and they thought that would be acceptable. If anyone can bring a camera that could serve as a source to project images on the screen, please let us know so a television can be reserved.
The following names are dropped from the membership roll of the Chicago Coin Club:
President Mark Wieclaw called the board meeting of the Chicago Coin Club to order on September 15, 2004 at 7:03PM. The meeting was held at Connie’s Pizza. The meeting was attended by Carl Wolf, Mark Wieclaw, Steve Zitowsky, Bill Burd, Bob Feiler, Lyle Daly and Jeff Rosinia.
December Banquet: After consideration of the cost, a price of $23 per person was recommended. The menu recommended was pork medallions, chicken medallions, wiener schnitzel, mostaccioli, dumplings, mixed vegetables and apple strudel. We will reserve the Alpine Haus for a minimum of 30 people.
Several names were proposed for a speaker for the December meeting. Among them were David Sundman, Stephen Goldsmith, Tim Kyzivat, John Vander Weit, Howard Rippentrop and Bob Julian.
Meeting Location: Consensus of the board was that the current meeting space is too small and the ventilation is poor. It was decided that we should survey the membership. There was discussion about revisiting a room at the Chicago Bar Association.
Dues: The board will recommend to the club that annual dues be raised to $20, life membership be raised to $500 and associate members should be $10.
Fundraising: It was agreed that we would try a monthly raffle of a silver eagle for $1 a ticket. A silent auction at the holiday banquet was considered. Lyle Daly will ask his wife to assist in organizing the event. The sale of publications such as the history of the Chicago stockyard banks was also entertained; Carl Wolf will pursue.
Membership Growth: A first step towards this end is to develop a take away, possibly a tri-fold, for use at coin shows.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Lyle Daly
President Mark Wieclaw called the 1028th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club to order on August 11, 2004 at 7:00PM. The meeting was held at 77 W. Washington, room 420A.
The minutes for April, May, June and July were approved.
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There were 13 members in attendance and no guests.
Carl Wolf introduced the speaker for the evening Tom DeLorey. The topic was Doubled Dies.
Carl Wolf thanked Mr. DeLorey for his lecture and presented him with the CCC speaker’s medal and an ANA educational award.
Carl Wolf discussed upcoming programs.
There were four participants in the evening’s show and tell. They presented as follows:
There was a second reading for John Riley.
Banquet committee no action. Jeff Rosinia obtained an A/V cart for the club to use.
Bob Greenstein donated some periodicals to the club. A representative from Public Radio will attend the September meeting. The club is seeking a speaker for the banquet. The club is seeking speakers for next year.
Discussion about dues increase and club costs. The current dues structure will no longer support our costs. If the club has to find a larger room for monthly meetings we will begin losing money very rapidly.
Lyle Daly brought up the possibility of sponsoring an ANA local seminar to help raise money for the club. He will find out what is involved and what the cost would be.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM
Respectfully submitted by Bob Weinstein
President Mark Wieclaw called the 1030th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club to order on October 13, 2004 at 7:00PM. The meeting was held at 77 W. Washington, room 420A.
The minutes for September were approved.
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There was a discussion about having a more detailed treasurer’s report which would include club expenses. Treasurer Steve Zitowsky agreed to begin using a more detailed format for the report.
There were 17 members in attendance and one guest, Nikolai Vukic from Montenegro.
First Vice-President Bob Feiler introduced the speaker for the evening, John Vander Weit. The topic was The Coins of Alexander the Great.
First Vice-President Bob Feiler thanked Mr. Vander Weit for his lecture. The CCC speaker’s medal and an ANA educational award were unavailable and will be presented to him at a future date.
There were seven participants in the evening’s show and tell. They presented as follows:
The December banquet will be held at the Alpine House. Cost is $23.00 per person.
Consignments are being taken for the November auction.
The nominating committee has presented a slate of candidates for the 2005 election. They are as follows:
If anyone wishes to challenge any of these candidates they must submit a petition of 5 signatures.
The following members are unpaid for 2004 and will be dropped from the membership rolls: Gary Lewis, Lester Miller, Steve Rodin, and Michael Williams.
The room in which we currently meet is rather small. After a discussion it was decided that for the November, January and February meetings we will try a room at the Chicago Bar Assoc. The cost of that room is $90 per month.
Bob Leonard suggested that the left over bamboo money for this year's CICF be put into the auction.
Carl Wolf is checking into the possibility of getting the designer of the Illinois State Quarter to speak at the banquet.
The subject of a dues increase was once again discussed. The likely amounts for 2005 will be as follows:
Several fundraising activities were discussed. A silver eagle raffle at each meeting. A silent auction which would include non-numismatic items. Carl suggested publishing a monograph on some aspect of Chicago Numismatics in which we could sell advertising space. Saul Needleman said he had wanted to do a follow up to Perspectives in Numismatics but previously there had not been an interest. He suggested that it might now be a good time to consider this. Lyle Daly once again suggested an ANA seminar. Mark Wieclaw would like to produce a CCC history pamphlet. Bob Feiler presented the idea of a 3x5 heavy duty zippered leatherette bag. They are ideal for carrying small quantities of coins in 2x2’s or slabs. The CCC logo would be silk screened on the bag. The cost for these would be $1.05 in quantities of 250-499. They could be used as give aways at meetings held at major shows and sold for $3.00. He also suggested advertising them in the numismatic press. Other suggestions to raise money for the club are welcomed. At the suggested level of dues increase the club would still be barely breaking even on a yearly basis.
Bob Feiler recommended the book Encyclopedia of Chicago to anyone who is interested in our wonderful city.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM
Respectfully submitted by Bob Weinstein
Items shown at our October 13, 2004 meeting.
|Date:||November 10, 2004|
At the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), 321 S. Plymouth Court, in the Albert F. Holfeld Room on the 5th floor.
|Member Auction:||Although the deadline for listing lots in the Chatter is past,
you can still bring your lots with you to the November meeting.
In the past few years, club
related material (and Chicago area numismatic items) have
realized the best results. Please consider using the club auction
to dispose of the numismatic items you no longer need.
You can place a reserve on each lot, and there is no commission charged to either the buyer or seller. Auction lot viewing will be held before the meeting starts, and again briefly before the auction starts.
Please find elsewhere in this issue of the Chatter a listing of all auction lots that were known to us by Tuesday, October 26.
Here are the lots known to us by October 26, 2004. The gaps in the lot numbering are intentional; they simplify our book keeping. The auction will be held near the start of the meeting, after a short time for lot examination; consignments are accepted until the auction starts.
Club material - Material donated to Club:
Material consigned by members.
|November||10||CCC Meeting - Club Auction - no featured speaker|
|December||8||CCC Meeting - Annual Banquet - Featured Speaker - to be announced|
|January||12||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced|
|February||9||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced|
|December||6||Allen H. Meyer||1990|
|December||7||Brian C. Stubbs||1980|
|December||26||Kevin J. Blocker||2000|
|December||31||Phillip J. Carrigan||1989|
All correspondence pertaining to Club matters
should be addressed to the Secretary and mailed to:
CHICAGO COIN CLUB
P.O. Box 2301
CHICAGO, IL 60690
|Paul R. Hybert|
|Mark Wieclaw||- President|
|Robert Feiler||- First Vice President|
|Jeff Rosinia||- Second Vice President|
|Other positions held are:|
|Robert Weinstein||- Secretary|
|Steve Zitowsky||- Treasurer|
|Paul Hybert||- Chatter Editor|
|Phil Carrigan||- Archivist|