IN PERSON BOARD MEETINGS for FEBRUARY, JUNE & OCTOBER 2024


We have not had an in-person board meeting since 2020. We plan to get the board together in person three times in 2024. All members welcome. We will be meeting Thurs, Feb 15, Jun 20, & Oct 17, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, St Jude’s Episcopal Church, 20920 McClellan Rd, Cupertino 95014. This is the same venue our 2022 & 2023 Annual Banquets were held at.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!


We would like to thank our 2024 facilities and refreshment sponsors who are generously covering the cost of our room rental ($50) and snacks ($20) for the following months. Anyone interested in sponsoring months that are still available (open), please contact our Program Chair, Gran. Thank you!

January – Dan Sch (room)
February – Don P (room & refreshments)
March – Ron I (room) & John S (refreshments)
April – Room – open (Potluck night)
May – Joe & Rita M (room), Chin-Hsia S (refreshments)
June – Steve C (room & refreshments)
July – Joe & Rita M (room) & Gran G (refreshments)
August – Mike W (room & refreshments)
September – Room open (Potluck night)
October – Room open; Chin-Hsia S (refreshments)
November – Room open; Chin-Hsia S (refreshments)
December – Room open (Dessert Potluck night)

FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING

Members & guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, Feb 9, 7:30 pm. Bring a friend for added fun! We especially want to see lots of youth.
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth drawing
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program:
Topic: Free Silver
Guest Speaker: Father & 12-year-old Son, Dan & Cam S

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING

Members & guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, Jan 12, 7:30 pm. Bring a friend for added fun! We especially enjoy seeing lots of youth.
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth drawing
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program:
Topic: Ancient Olympic Coins
Guest Speaker: Mike W, Board Director

2nd ANNUAL GARY ACQUISTIPACE MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION

The December meeting will be focused around the holidays. We will be sharing desserts with a dessert potluck and celebrating the season of giving by participating in the auction of high-quality, donated items such as gifts, collectibles, events/sports, and social/food gift cards and items. Current list of items can be found https://mikewagner3.wixsite.com/2023auction. All members are encouraged to participate and bring guests. There will also be an attendance drawing for a numismatic book.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL AUCTION


The Second Annual Gary L Acquistipace Memorial Fundraising Auction for the Cupertino Coin Club will be held at our December meeting.  Last year’s auction was successful and helped with fundraising to cover the costs of running the club meetings, including things like club dinner nights, prizes, snacks, etc.  The success of the club is dependent on all of its members being active participants.  This event will help keep the club’s finances healthy for the coming year.
Everyone is encouraged to donate an item to the club for the auction.  I’d like to issue a personal challenge to each of you to think of something to contribute to the auction.  This is a chance for you to give back to the hobby and help the club continue to grow.
To submit items, send email to Mike Wagner at mikejwagner@outlook.com with pictures, description, and estimated value.  View the current list of auction items at https://mikewagner3.wixsite.com/2023auction.
Some suggestions of donation items are listed below.  There are lots of things that are easy to donate, and please e-mail if you have a question about whether your item would make a good donation.
Gifts

Themed gift baskets
Boxes of chocolate
Bottles of wine
Collectibles

Collectible coins or currency
Coin supplies, folders, books
Other hobbies – stamps, baseball cards, comics, etc.
Events/Sports

Tickets for a museum
Movie tickets
Tickets to sporting events – Giants, 49ers, Earthquakes, Sharks
Sports memorabilia – autographed items, framed items, bobble heads
Social/Food

Gift certificate for a restaurant
Gift cards for coffee shops
Baked goods

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING

Members & guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, Nov 11, 7:30 pm. Bring a friend for added fun! We especially want to see lots of youth.
Agenda:
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth drawing
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
– Program:
Topic: Ancient Greek Hekte Coins
Guest Speaker: Kevin A

DATE CHANGE – COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP


Please note: We have had to move our BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop to Saturday, October 14, same time, same location. This is the day after our club meeting.

FOUR OCTOBER CLUB EVENTS

Our club is really busy this month!


Event #1: BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop – Sun, Oct 8, 11 am – 5 pm – open to all Scouts registered with a Scouts BSA Troop. Presented by Club Treasurer Emile M and President Suzy T with the assistance of other club members and board who are registered Merit Badge Counselors with Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, BSA.
Scouts, have fun earning the Coin Collecting Merit Badge! Begin a life-long hobby.
Flyer with details and instructions on how to register:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tP2UGqn9TwvwQPAvENl2KjfLfX0XEr53/view?usp=sharing


Event #2: General Meeting – Youth Night – Fri, Oct 13, 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Meeting Presided Over by Junior President, Matthew W
Program Topic: United States Mints
Presented by: Emile Mestressat
Auction – Show & Tell – Drawings: Youth, Birthday, Attendance, General
Socializing – Refreshments


Event #3: Board Meeting – Thurs, Oct 19, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – online via Zoom
This is our board! Seated from left to right are:
President Suzy T, Board Director Don P, Treasurer Emile M, Historian Griffin G
Standing from left to right are:
Recording Secretary Lyle O, Director Mike W, Director Harold, Junior President Matthew W, Vice President Gran G, Director Joe M, Corresponding Secretary Al L, Coin Press Editor Allison P.
All members are welcome to attend. Please reach out to Club President at cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com to get the Zoom link to attend.


Event #4: 39th Annual Banquet – Sun, Oct 22, 5 pm – 9 pm – St Jude’s Episcopal Church, 20920 McClellan Rd, Cupertino
Registration Form to join a fun evening with a delicious home-cooked meal by Club Treasurer Emile M, President Suzy T, and member Steve T:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MgOUX7Zdr9ty_LtM8BPwWERWgvbormsu/view?usp=sharing
The evening includes: socializing – enjoying dinner with friends – guessing games with prizes – Presidential recognitions – BINGO with numismatic prizes – cake & coffee. Please join us!

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING & POTLUCK

SEPTEMBERFEST! Members & their guests are invited to attend our general meeting in person on Friday, June 9, 7:00 pm, a half hour before our usual start time. Members and needed to bring Potluck items to share with fellow members. The club will provide hot dogs & Polish sausage with soft drinks. We need salads (all kinds), sides, chips, and desserts.
Agenda:
– Let’s eat! And socialize!
– Auction
– Announcements
– Attendance drawing
– Birthday drawing (this month’s birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Youth drawing
– General drawing – if enough tickets are sold
(No additional program is scheduled. We want to get out of there at 9:00!)