Executive Officers: Larry Hamler (President), Charly Koehler (Vice President), Catherine Keys (Secr/Treasurer)
Members: Doug Anderson, Roy Crowell & Kelli & Mariah Kewin, Mike Hannan, Alastair & James Keys, John Tester, Jerry Urdahl, Bob Werner. (Total 13)
Catherine summarized the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved, and gave a brief financial report.
Larry thanked Jerry for arranging the TV interview. Roy and Alastair did a great job in the interview. Jerry suggested that we could arrange for an interview every year, shortly before the Club Show/National Coin Week. Next years show (April 18) is closer to National Coin Week.
Thanks to everyone who took time out to help staff the Clubs table at the entrance. The new banner was on display.
Surveys: Only 70 were filled out. Next year we should be more persistent in getting replies on the slips of paper. Perhaps position the tables better, so as to stop and greet everyone entering. (Some entered by the other door.)
The Club gained 9 new memberships at the Show:
John Bastolich (Individual)
Harlan, Patricia & Christopher Becker (Family)
Kenn Holister (Individual)
Gerald Kendzior (Individual)
Chuck & Carol Kraska (Family)
Kenneth P. Mahalko (Individual)
Gary Rosencrans (Individual)
John Schindler (Individual)
Mark J. Westpfahl (Individual)
Survey Results from the Drawing slips:
How they heard about the Coin Show:
Friend 13; Road Sign 3; Coin World 13; Newspaper Advert 10; Numismatic News 1; Other 7 (one of these specified TV).
Slips filled in for drawing, but no responses for survey 19
[4 people had checked more than 1 box (= 6 extra votes)]
Total replied 70 (total votes 76)
Library Exhibit and Renaissance Fair:
Larry stated that there was a positive feedback from the Library display and also at the South Middle School Renaissance Fair lots of people stopped by to look and ask questions. There was a donation left at the library from a young boy (an Illinois State Quarter to add to the collection on display). He left his name at the desk, so Catherine was able to write a thank-you note to him (Blazej Cholewinski). As it turned out, he attended the South Middle School Renaissance Fair, and greeted us at the display table.
They are: September 21, October 26, December 14, February 15.
Larry: In the fall, we need to take a survey about tables required by club members.
Charly: asks whether it could be justifiable to have 2 club shows per year? Previously decided not to, because of bad turnout at one of them.
John T: suggested that all involved write notes while fresh in minds, about improvements for next years show, club table, survey form, etc .
Larry: going to start on a checklist for the shows for things to be done. Posters, and small posters for limited-space bulletin boards. Get some committees set up to work on this.
Bob: Prior to first meeting of the year, put some money into advertising and getting the word out.
Larry: Newspapers calendar of events?
Proposed a motion for our next show date to be
Larry and Doug agreed to this, and the meeting was in agreement.
Doug: Request for reimbursement for some portion of the sign expenses. Spent about $100, will be happy with $70. The signs have good new stands.
Meeting closed at .
Quiz: Prizes for the top 3. State Quarter Trivia Quiz organized by Larry.
We then had a Pizza Party with plenty of refreshments and desserts.
Larry provided Secretary with list of coins purchased for Club drawings.
Indianhead Penny Charly
Mercury Dime Jerry
Kennedy Half Mariah
Also auctioned leftover pop, cookies and brownies! Made extra $14.75 for the club treasury!
Larry: submitted expenses for refreshments $11.96
Dominos Pizza: $38.00
Catherine: Secretarial expenses $19.37
Catherine: for banner purchased from Rays Sign & Banner Co. $94.90
Doug: expenses for signs $70.00
ANA: membership $39.00
Holliday Inn: Payment for room for Show $200
Extra table at Show $35.00
New membership at Show: $62.00
Donations in box at Show: $15.00
Money made at meeting from auction of surplus refreshments: $14.75
Opening balance in Bank . $745.30
New Memberships . $ 62.00
Donations at Show . $ 15.00
Donation towards Signs .. $ 50.00
Secretarial expenses ........ $ 19.37
Refreshments & pizza . $ 49.96
Road Signs .. $ 70.00
Banner . $ 94.90
Holliday Inn room .. $200.00
ANA membership .. $ 39.00
Closing balance in Bank $448.82
Plus total cash on hand . $ 28.00
Total .. $476.82
Minutes submitted by Catherine Keys.