Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves over the Christmas Holiday season. During our last regular club meeting back in November, DNS donated 20 pounds of canned food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties. Thank you so much for your donation!!! Our Christmas Party in December was well received with lots of members having a wonderful time. What a great way to finish off the old year of 2022.
As the new year of 2023 started, California was and is still met with a deluge of rain. Storm after storm has pounded our state with relentless floodwaters which is great for our reservoirs and putting a huge dent in our multi-year drought. However, several fallen trees, power outages, swollen rivers, and destructive ocean tides has taken a toll on several communities up and down our coast. I hope and pray that you have not suffered too much during these storms. I have had some scary moments driving in heavy rain and hearing the strong wind and rain battering my home.
This January meeting will be the club’s 773rd monthly meeting. I would like to ask you again to bring any canned food items and /or warm clothing so we can donate them to the food bank and the Salvation Army. With all of these storms, some people have lost everything. I thank you in advance of what you will do.
During our January meeting, we will have the swearing in of our new board members and have our quarterly coin auction. If you have anything for the auction, please let Bill Hickman know and bring it to the meeting. The topic for January is two-fold. First, we would like to pay tribute to our dearly departed friend, Glenn Stephenson, with a 14 minute video produced by his daughter. Glenn’s wife Karen will answer any questions you might have about Glenn. Secondly, we will be having an open discussion on Coin Collecting; where we have been and where we are headed.
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.
If you have any friends who would be interested in history and coin collecting, please invite them and bring them to our 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 enjoy each other! I look forward to seeing all of you soon.
Until then, God bless,