Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer meeting(s) added, May meeting details....and more!

In the past, we've traditionally ended our pen club "season" in May, and then resumed our meetings in September (after a three-month hiatus), popular demand WE ARE EXTENDING OUR PEN CLUB SEASON BY HAVING A JUNE MEETING, AND (MORE THAN LIKELY) MEETINGS IN JULY & AUGUST, AS WELL

Now, here are the details regarding the upcoming MAY meeting:

Date: Thursday May 20, 2010
Time: 6:00pm-6:30pm ("meet & greet"); 6:30pm-8:30pm (approx.) meeting
Location: Perks pen store--5844 Cambie Street (@ 42nd Ave.) in Vancouver, BC (across from Oakridge Mall and only 1 block from the "Oakridge-41st Ave" Skytrain stop)

The theme for this meeting will be "YOUR 5 FAVOURITE INKS", suggested by VPC member Brian J. (thanks, Brian!), so please bring your 5 most-loved fountain pen inks to the meeting. If you're down to your last few ounces/mLs of a rare ink, you might want to leave that bottle at home as I suspect members will be sampling from each others' ink bottles (with permission, of course!) at the meeting. If you have less than 5 favourite inks, don't worry---just bring a bottle of your favourite ink/inks (having too many favourite inks can be hard on the pocketbook---trust me!) Our secondary theme is always NEWEST ACQUISITIONS, so if you have any new pen-related stuff (pens, inks, paper, accessories) you'd like to show, bring it along, too (and no--you don't have to do a "Show & Tell" ;).

Important info from our neighbours to the south now.....

The Seattle Pen Club ( is planning to have
their May 15th meeting in Bellingham, WA at the Bellingham Public Market on Saturday
morning. VPC members are welcome to attend. Please watch this space for more
details as I get them the SPC.
UPDATE! The May 15th Seattle Pen Club meeting will be at the Public Market in Bellingham, WA. It starts around 10:00 AM and runs 'til about 1:00 PM
George Long of the SPC writes:
We will have to compete with the Gluten Free Fair that starts at 11:00, so we have been asked to set up at the far end of the food court area near the pizzeria, but it is not expected to be a problem. The place next to the Public Market is now a flea market and will have its grand opening on Saturday.

The Seattle Pen Club folks are super-nice, so it's a good opportunity to meet some friendly & knowledgeable pen collectors, as well as partake of the good food at the Market (and see this new flea market next door). Hope you can make it!

P.S. Themes! The Seattle Pen Club has 2 themes for the May 15th meetup in Bellingham----Demonstrators (clear pens or pens with inkview windows, etc.) and "Your favorite daily user" (the pen that you use most often).