2024 CCC/SJCC JOINT PICNIC AUG 10

FELLOWSHIP * FOOD * FUN

Don’t miss out on Cupertino Coin Club and San Jose Coin Club’s Joint Picnic! Members of both clubs and their guests are welcome! Enjoy a warm sunny summer day under the shady trees at this spacious park with fellow club members. The clubs will be providing barbequed meats, soft drinks, and condiments. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck item to share (salad (any), fruit, chips, dessert, etc.) Adult members and one guest are $5. Additional adult guests are $7. Youth members ages 12-17 are $2. Youth ages 11 and under are free. Sign up at the June or July Cupertino Coin Club meetings, or by mail to Cupertino Coin Club’s PO Box by Aug 2 with the reservation form and your payment.  Then, come on August 10 with your potluck item to share. There will be a drawing for attendees.

2025 MEDAL DESIGN CONTEST

DESIGN A MEDAL
At the July General Club Meeting, we will hold a contest for the 2025 medal design. Please see the contest rules below.
• The design must be on unlined paper in a circle of six to eight inches in diameter.
• The subject matter of your reverse design may be in the form of a single photo, postcard, or group of drawings in one design. Not all members of our club are artists, so the subject matter may consist of cutout pictures and the like.
• You may submit an explanation of your design.
• You may submit a maximum of two designs.
• The designer’s name or initials may not appear on the design or design explanation. These will be added after the winning design is selected.
• If your entry is of a private, commercial, trademarked, or
copyrighted subject matter, then you must obtain written permission from the rights holder. If permission is not
granted, then the runner-up design will be used.
• The following information must be placed on the design: “51st Coin Show”, the year “2025”, and “St. Joseph of Cupertino Church”.
• All entries may be submitted at a regular club meeting, emailed to cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com, or mailed to the club at: CCC Medal Design, P.O. Box 448, Cupertino, CA 95015-0448.
• All entries must be delivered to the Medals Chairman, Emile by 8:00 PM at the July 12, 2024 meeting, or emailed to cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com by July 9, or arrive at our club’s P.O. Box by July 5, 2024. The entries will be voted upon by our membership at our July 12, 2024 general meeting.
• In the event of IDENTICAL design submissions, the first design submitted will be entered in the design contest.
• The winning design becomes the property of Cupertino Coin Club and will not be returned. All other entries will be returned.
• Cupertino Coin Club Board of Directors reserves the right to modify the winning design to meet the requirements of the minting process. Any modifications will be cleared with
the designer.
• The winning designer shall receive one copper medal as the winner’s prize.
Good luck!

MAY CLUB MEETINGS

Members & guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm. Bring a friend! Invite youth.
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth raffle
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program: Topic: Credit Unions
….. Guest Speaker: Someone from Mike W’s Credit Union


Board Meeting via ZOOM. Zoom Thurs, May 16, 7:30-9:00 pm –
All members welcome. Request the link if interested in attending. Email cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com.

New Cupertino Coin Club Officers and Directors for 2024 – 25


Meet your new Board of Officers and Directors for 2024 – 2025
President – Suzy T
Vice President – Gran G
Junior President – Cam S
Recording Secretary – Steve C
Corresponding Secretary – Al L
Treasurer – Emile M
Historian – Griffin G
Directors – Harold W
……. – Mike W (not pictured)
……. – Don P
……. – Joe M (not pictured)
……. – Dan S
……. – Melissa M

Coin Press Editor – Allison P (not pictured)

Club’s 50th Coin Show a Success – 2024


Thank you to everyone who attended our 50th Annual Coin Show Sunday, April 7, 2024. Here are a few photos of the event. You can see more by looking at our Facebook page.


Mike W, Show Chairman


ANACS Grading accepted submissions


Youth activities including scavenger hunt! Michael T


Reception Table: Joe, Suzy, Betty, Martha, Emile


Consessions: Steve C, Mike R, Larry, Steve T


One of six displays – U.S. Currency of World War II


Second of six displays – Large Size United States Notes and Small Size U.S. Currency


Show Medals for 50th Coin Show depicting a flaming dragon!

 

APRIL EVENTS

OUR ANNUAL COIN SHOW – April 7, 2024, 10am-5pm
St Joseph of Cupertino Church


Don’t miss the best one-day coin show! Come support your local coin club!

APRIL GENERAL MEETING – 54TH ANNIVERSARY – POTLUCK – OFFICER INSTALLATION – April 12, 2024, 7:00pm

Please bring a dish to share that will go with the hot dogs & Polish sausages that the club is providing. Club is also providing waters. Thank you to our shoppers, Robin G & Emile M and to our cooks for the hot dogs & Polish, Don & Charlotte P.

Club members and their guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm. Bring a dish to share to go with the hot dogs & Polish sausage!
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth raffle
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program: 54th Anniversary Celebration –
Hot Dogs/Polish Sausage & Potluck
Board of Officers Installation
No guest speaker this month.

BOARD MEETING – Thurs, Apr 18, 7:30pm

All club members welcome. Email club at cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com for Zoom link if interested in attending.

SUCCESSFUL BSA COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP

We held a very successful Boy Scout (BSA) Coin Collecting Merit Badge workshop this past Sunday, March 10. There were 43 Scouts registered for the workshop. For the first time ever, most of our attendees were from out of Council! It was very exciting to see so many Scouts travel great distances from all over the Golden Gate Area Council (San Francisco Bay and East Bay areas) to not only attend this workshop but to attend one of our past two club meetings in February or March. We had around 10 Scouts visit our February meeting and 20 at our March meeting! At the workshop, the Scouts received a review of the material they had been working on prior to the workshop. The new merit badge requirements went into effect January 1 of this year. Club Treasurer, Emile, ran the interactive hour-long plus PowerPoint presentation. The Scouts had a fun day and learned a lot about coin collecting.
As a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA)’s Education and Young Numismatists Committee and a 53-year member of the Boy Scouts of America, Emile identified numerous and substantial errors in the new requirements and is working with both organizations to get them corrected before January of 2025. (Oops!)
We had six Merit Badge Counselors (Emile M, Suzy T, Gran G, Kevin A, Richard S, and Eve B), five of whom are members and Officers of Cupertino Coin Club, who worked with Scouts individually after the workshop portion, to go over their requirements and ensure each Scout met the seven requirements. Some requirements were about numismatic knowledge, while others required them to collect various denominations from year groupings of coins from circulation. Well-prepared Scouts left the workshop with a completed merit badge in coin collecting. (The Scout Motto is “Be Prepared”.) We will meet with those who did not quite finish all of the requirements at a later date to finish up their partial badges. Our next workshop is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2024 and will be held in the new Council Service Center.

MARCH 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS


Members & guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, Mar 8, 7:30 pm. We really want to encourage you to join us in person to experience aspects of the program that are difficult to do virtually. Bring a friend for added fun! We especially want to see lots of youth at this meeting.
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth raffle
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program: (1) Board of Officers & Directors Election
…..Elections Chair: Emile M
(2) 2023-24 Club Activities Recap Video
…..Historian: Griffin G


Have fun earning the coin! Open to all Scouts registered to a Scouts BSA Troop.
Cupertino Coin Club Officers Emile Mestressat and Suzy Trigonis are offering our Boy Scouts of America Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council Service Center, 970 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95126.
Board Directors, Officers and Members will also be assisting with review of requirements and sign-off of Blue Cards. All are Certified, Registered Merit Badge Counselors.
Register by email before March 6 with Scout’s name, Troop # & Council to coincollectingmb@yahoo.com. Space is limited.
NOTE: REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS BADGE CHANGED 1/1/2024; be sure you are working on the CURRENT REQUIREMENTS.
Details are on the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nE4tU7k0Li0ISxLYztM4-UMf3HqvS4aU/view?usp=sharing


Zoom BOARD MEETING Thurs, March 21, 7:30-9:00 pm –
All members welcome. Request the link if interested in attending. Email cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com.

2024 CLUB MEDALS AVAILABLE


1-oz 0.999 fine silver

The new 2024 Club Medals are in! Help celebrate Cupertino Coin Club’s 50th Annual Coin Show! The year 2024 is also the Lunar Year of the Dragon, which represents qualities such as power, strength, good luck, and wisdom. You can own this beautiful one-ounce 0.999 fine silver for $38, designed by club President, Suzy Trigonis, by completing and returning the 2024 Medal Order Form. Order early to guarantee getting your medals. Mintage: 75. Thank you for supporting our club with your purchase!

Our show is coming up!