Saturday, October 10, 2009

BIG things in store for our next meeting!

Well, it's almost time for another meeting of the VPC, so here are the details:

DATE: Thursday October 15, 2009 (this coming Thursday).
TIME: 6:00pm-6:30pm (time to get food and "meet & greet"); 6:30pm-8:30pm meeting (approx.)
PLACE: Perks pen shop at 5844 Cambie Street (@ 42nd Ave.) in Vancouver, across from Oakridge Mall and conveniently located near the "Oakridge" Skytrain "Canada Line" station.
THEME : BIG pens bring the largest pens from your collection. Don't have any? Then bring along your latest pen-related acquisition from this past summer or fall----some new ink, a new pen, some fancy new stationery, etc. If you don't have anything that fits these categories, come anyway---there will be lots of stuff to see and discuss!

*Update*-some photos from the October 15th meeting:

We had a good turnout---in total, 14 writing equipment enthusiasts showed up, including first-timers Leo C. from Edmonton and Loan's husband, Gordon. Thanks to all who attended!

Upcoming Seattle Pen Club meeting in Bellingham, WA

Our neighbours to the south in the Seattle Pen Club will be having their October meeting in Bellingham, Washington this month and the Vancouver Pen Club is invited to attend. Actually, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend *any* SPC meeting, so please pass this information along to anyone in the Bellingham/Seattle area who is interested.

The meeting will be held on Saturday October 17, 2009 at the Bellingham Public Market at 1530 Cornwall Avenue, from 10:00 am - 1:00pm (approximately). Meeting themes: (a) Pens connected with "9" years: 1909, 1919, 1929, etc. (or, as close as you can come, (b) because Hallowe'en is coming, bring along your most "blood red" pen or ink, or the same in a "pumpkin orange" shade. Snakes on pens would be nice and (c) the usual show and tell of new acquisitions and pens you'd like to sell or trade. Also, if you have ink you'd like to swap or sell, bring a bottle or two.

This is a great chance to meet some super-nice pen people and see some great writing instruments. Not to mention a chance to do some shopping in the U.S while the Canadian dollar is strong :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Delta Dolcevita?

Does anyone in the club have a Delta Dolcevita OS, Medium, or piston filler that they could bring to the October meeting? I've been pondering picking up one of the aforementioned next month but I haven't seen them in stores here so I've never had the opportunity to handle one, and with the OS's section being as wide as it is I'd like to make sure it's comfortable for me before I go plunking down a bunch of money.