Tuesday, July 29, 2014

VPC Summer dinner - Thursday August 21st

The summer dinner for VPC members will be held on Thursday August 21. VPC members - please RSVP me no later than August 19th, as per the instructions in the members' group email I sent on July 28th. Please note: this is not a regular meeting...We will return to our regular "themed" meetings at Perks on Thursday September 18th (theme: to be announced). Have a great summer, everyone!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Photos from our July meeting

Attendance was a bit sparse at our July meeting (an ill-timed breakdown of the local rapid transit system was the likely culprit) but the thirteen VPC members who came to Perks had an enjoyable time! (Group shots courtesy of Richard of Perks pen store---click on photos to enlarge)
(from L-R: Charles, Glenn Marcus, Peter, Julienne, Maja, new member Mark S, Tony and James)
(clockwise from far left: Julienne, Maja, Aaron, Patti, Tony, Bruce, James, Marey, Mark and Peter)
Julienne and Glenn chuckling about an OMAS Limited Edition owned by Julienne that is currently missing from Glenn's extensive collection (don't worry---he has one on order ;)

Our topic that night was Special Edition (SE) & Limited Edition (LE) Fountain Pens , and we saw a wide variety of examples. I forgot to take photos of Bruce's great collection of Italian LE/SE pens (sorry, Bruce!) but many thanks go his way for suggesting our July topic!
(Photo above: Mark brought in an amazing collection of Montblanc Limited Editions, as well as some lovely LE/SE pens made by Stipula, Pilot, Bexley, Conway Stewart, Delta and OMAS)
(Photo above: My photo doesn't do justice to the beauty and craftsmanship of the Italian pens Glenn brought in for our topic. If you want to see really nice photos of them, check out his blog http://glennspens.com/)

Ok, I cheated and took a photo of my own LE and SE pens at home :)
(Photo above: From L-R: my Sailor Procolor 500 in the Special Edition Winter (Shikisai Hoshikuzu) pattern, Pelikan M640 Niagara Falls SE, the 2007 Bexley Simplicity SE made for the Fountain Pen Network, the 2011 Stipula Passaporto LE made for FPN, a Stipula Duetto LE made for the World Lux pen store in Seattle, a Waterman Carene SE made to honour the late advertising wizard David Ogilvy, and two Sheaffer Special Edition pens (the 1996 Imperial Triumph Holly and the 1997 Prelude Snowflake)

Next month we will be having our annual VPC Summer Dinner on Thursday August 21st at the Oakridge White Spot restaurant in place of a regular meeting. I will send out RSVP requests to members next week so please check your Inboxes, and let me know if you can or can't make it.