Minutes 08.04.16

Our guest for the evening was Jack Gilbert from the Texas Numismatic Association. We met him for dinner at Lucy’s up the street, and then he presented at our meeting.

The meeting was called to order at 06:45 PM by club president Gary F.

Elaine G. displayed a glow-in-the-dark Canadian numismatic item, a one-ounce silver round from the Royal Canadian Mint (a Crown Corporation), with an embedded opal, limited edition, 8400 struck. It really glowed in the dark.

Mitch L. reported finding a silver dime in change.

Our new members were Scott H. who has been collecting since he was nine, and Dale K., an antiques specialist. Paul T., who used to bank at Mutual Savings where Flying Pizza is now on South First Street, renewed his membership.

Our guest for the evening was Jack Gilbert a club ambassador from the Texas Numismatic Association. He outlined the programs that the TNA offers member clubs. The Capital City Coin Club is a lifetime member of the TNA.

  • The TNA offers a $125 grant to any club that donates books to their local public library.
  • The TNA grants two (2) paid trips to Colorado Springs for the ANA Summer Seminar. The grant covers tuition and travel.
  • The TNA funds up to $250 of any club program that benefits numismatic education in the local community.
  • The TNA grants up to $250 to any club that supports Young Numismatist activities with a Kid’s Night, Adopt-a-School, or similar program. The TNA also delivers Whitman Folders and Indianhead Cents to impel this program.
  • The TNA offers financial assistance to put on a local show. Local clubs seeking a grant must submit a business plan. Members must work the show as laborers and clericals.

Jack Gilbert underscored the fact that as a tax-exempt 501(c )3 not-for-profit educational organization, the TNA is always looking for new ways to fund the growth of the hobby. Its many successful programs include “Coins for As” which rewards pupils with numismatic collectibles from Ancients to Moderns. The TNA has created an ongoing series of collectible medals that celebrate famous Texans.

With over 700 members and over 40 member clubs, the TNA is the leading numismatic organization in Texas for Texans and Jack Gilbert invited the Capital City Club to assume our rightful place among the leaders in our hobby.

The meeting was adjourned at 07:55 and we socialized while putting the tables and chairs back where they belong.

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