Monday, July 5, 2010

July meeting details

Date: Thursday July 15, 2010

Time 6:00pm-6:30pm ("meet & greet"); 6:30pm-8:30pm (approx.) meeting

Location: The usual place---Perks pen store at 5844 Cambie Street (@42nd ave.) in Vancouver, across from Oakridge Mall (one block from the "Oakridge-41st Ave" Skytrain stop)

The theme for this meeting will be "PEN PACKAGING & STORAGE" (suggested by VPC member Graham---thanks for the great idea, Graham!). Please bring examples of interesting/unusual pen packaging (ie. the original boxes that the manufacturers made for their pens) as well as the types of things *you* use for storing your writing instruments. No, I don't mean those nice big display cases, but things like small leather pen cases, pen "briefcases", zippered nylon pen cases....that sort of thing. I am always fascinated by the things folks use to store their pens. Some people have converted old cigar cases to pen storage boxes. I've been using a small case made for eyeglasses (reading glasses) that I bought for $5.00 at the local dollar store; it only holds one pen but it is lined with velour and protects the pen inside nicely.

Our secondary theme is always NEWEST ACQUISITIONS so if you have any new pen-related items (pens, inks, paper, accessories) you'd like to show, bring them to the meeting.

If anyone has any ink sampler cards for Richard that they forgot to bring to the June meeting, please bring them with you on the 15th. Thanks to all who have already submitted their ink samples; I saw some of them and I think they will be very useful for Perks customers who are looking for ink to buy. A big shout-out to Charlene of the W. Broadway Office Depot store who donated the card stock for the ink samplers.

Hope to see you on the 15th!

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