Thursday, January 26, 2017

New venue for February 2017 meeting! (meeting # 100 !!)

I can't believe our club is coming up to meeting #100---wow, times flies! Anyway, here are the FEBRUARY MEETING DETAILS:

When: Thursday February 16, 2017 (ie. we're back to our usual third Thursday of the month)

Where: the TERRY SALMAN branch of the Vancouver Public Library at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way (on the lower level of the Hillcrest Community Center) in central Vancouver (near Queen Elizabeth Park). The meeting will take place in their Community Room (meeting room).

When: 6:00pm (or so) to 8:45pm. The library closes at 9:00pm, so we have to leave the room by 8:45pm.

Theme: ESTERBROOK writing instruments (including fountain pens, desk pens, ballpoints, pencils and dip pens)....and INK SWAP! (the ink swap is 100% voluntary, and partially-filled ink bottles & ink cartridges are acceptable for trade). This will be our 100th VPC meeting and we've never done Esterbrooks before, so I will give a short talk on the topic (I'm not an expert, just a fan) illustrated with some photos. As usual Newest Acquisitions is our secondary topic. There is excellent info on Esterbrooks here:
Profile of the Model J series family of pens.
Profile of the Dollar pens.
Full Esterbrook model history site.

HOW TO GET TO THE LIBRARY:

For those of you taking transit, take the #33 Bus (which says "29th Avenue Station/UBC" on it) that leaves from the SW corner of Cambie & King Edward (ie. directly across the street from the Canada Line "King Edward" Skytrain station) and that bus will take you right to Hillcrest Park, where the Hillcrest Community Center (and library) is located. The bus leaves every 10 minutes during rush hour. The library stop is only 3 stops away---ie. after leaving King Edward & Cambie stop, the next stop will be Cambie & 27th, then Cambie & 29th, and then the Hillcrest Community Center stop (where you should exit). For those of you driving, I believe there is free parking at the Hillcrest Community Center (oh, and there's a nice snack bar at the Center :)
Hope you can make it to the February meeting! No need to RSVP, and if you don't have any Esterbrooks or New Acquisitions to show, please come anyway!

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