Saturday, January 21, 2012

February meeting details---Ink Swap & more!!

We are back to our usual venue---Perks on Cambie Street----for this meeting---details below!

Date: Thursday February 16, 2012
Place: Perks pen store-5844 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm ("early birds" welcome at 6:00pm to chat before the meeting).
Theme: "Complete the Set" (in-progress, substantially complete, and wannabe fountain pen sets). For example, Parker 51 fountain pens in various colours, Lamy Safari fountain pens in all production colours, etc.
As always, "New Acquisitions" are our secondary topic.


By popular demand, we will be doing another INK SWAP at this meeting. Please bring any inks you don't want with you to the meeting, and trade them with a fellow VPC member for ink/inks that you *will* use! No obligation to bring any inks if you love and use *all* your inks, of course :) Bottles and cartridges for trade are both fine for the Ink Swap.

Friday, January 20, 2012

January meeting photos

We had a good turnout for our January meeting last night (Jan. 19th)---15 VPC members braved the chilly winter conditions to come to the Oakridge White Spot restaurant. Many thanks to all who attended, to Wai for the cookies and Chinese New Year tokens, and to those who brought pens for the anonymous pen swap!

We are back at Perks for our next meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday February 16th (but check this website for last-minute updates/changes). Theme/topic for the February meeting: "Complete the Set" (see post above with full meeting details)

Now, here are some photos taken by Bill K. last night at the meeting (thanks, Bill!):

(the long table at White Spot wasn't ideal for a group discussion, but the food and company were excellent!

(in the photo directly above & seated clockwise from bottom left: Ralph, Glenn C., new member Greg, Bob M., Christopher, Sam, Tristan, Graham, Michael, Dexter)

(photo above---Bruce and Wai discussing pens; Dexter is in the background)

(I had a good time catching up with my good friend Brian--seated to my left in the photo above--- who came to our meeting last night, after a long absence. Welcome back, Brian!)

(me with a nice pen set I got from a good pen friend in Australia--sent to me via a mutual friend in our pen club)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Venue change for January 2012 meeting!

The venue for our meeting on Thursday January 19, 2012 has been moved from Perks (our regular place), due to store owner Richard's vacation plans. The meeting will be held at the White Spot restaurant inside Oakridge Mall, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. VPC members, please RSVP me re: your attendance (Yes or No) for this meeting before Saturday Jan 14th so I can re-confirm our reservation a few days beforehand.

Our January topic will be Chinese & Taiwanese fountain pens
, so please bring some examples if you have any. As always, new acquisitions are our secondary topic, so if you received some pen-related Christmas gifts, please bring them along as well!

Wishing you & yours all the very best in the New Year 2012! ~Maja