Happy 63rd Anniversary Diablo Numismatic Society
Time is flying by! It seems like only yesterday that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. That was back on the morning of February 2nd. I think he got it right this year. He’s only been right about 50% of the time going all the way back to 1887.
Now, we are into the month of March. Coming up, we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and the 63rd anniversary or birthday of our coin club. It was on March 4th, 1960, when Stanley Lee and Sergeant Robert McGarrigle created the Diablo Numismatic Society here in Concord.
Last month, Bob Luna gave his presentation on the history of the Manila mint when the Philippines was under American sovereignty and also on Japanese Occupation Currency during WWII. Thank you, Bob. This month will be the club’s 775th monthly meeting. We will celebrate our club’s anniversary with some cake and soft drinks. The presentation for this meeting will be on the American Numismatic Association’s history and on the A.N.A.’s National Coin Week which happens every April. We will also be giving out several awards which you will not want to miss. Please, those members who have received the Fellow of the Society award are encouraged to wear their honorary medallion to this special meeting.
Another incentive for coming to this month’s meeting besides the cake, the A.N.A., and awards will be club T-shirts. Yes, we will be offering t-shirts for a sales price of $15.00 each. Those of you who would like a long sleeved shirt, the price will be $20.00 each. What a great way to support your club and let the community know about us.
Your club dues are now due for 2023. If possible, please pay your $15.00 at this meeting. The fees are $25.00 if you elect to get our newsletter via snail mail. Remember, March is the last month to pay for your membership dues.
If you have any friends who would be interested in history and coin collecting, please invite them and bring them to this next meeting. We will be having our usual Show & Tell and coin drawing with lots of coins to choose from. We will also have our On-Time and Membership coin drawings as well. Please come and help us celebrate 63 years of coin collecting fun here in Concord.
Until then, God bless,