Monday, December 18, 2017

January 2018 meeting info!

A big 'thank you' to everyone who came to our meetings in 2017! It's been a great year for our club (I still can't believe we celebrated our 100th meeting back in February!) and we have some interesting new topics/themes planned for our 2018 meetings, so I hope you can make it to at least one of them.
Since we don't have meetings in December, the next one won't be until January...but here is some info about it:
January 2018 Vancouver Pen Club meeting info:

Date: Thursday January 18, 2018

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Place: The Community Room (Meeting Room) of the Vancouver Public Library's Oakridge branch (at the back of Oakridge Mall), 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

Topic: To be announced (soon!) Iconic Fountain Pens

One of our longtime members (Mark H.) recently suggested we do series of short talks on some famous fountain pen models. I asked if any of our members wanted to do presentations, and I got some responses, so here is what our January meeting topic/theme will be about:
the Esterbrook "J" (I--Maja--will be talking about them), the Montblanc 149 and 146 (Ray G), the Sheaffer Balance (Stuart), and possibly the Parker '51' (not confirmed yet).
If you have examples of these pen models (including matching mechanical pencils/ballpoints/rollerballs), please bring them with you to the meeting. Oh, and if you have a modern Sheaffer Balance, bring it along, too, so we can compare the vintage and modern ones. Someone might be doing a talk on the Parker '51' pen, however I am still waiting to hear back from him...but if you want to bring your Parker 51's just in case, that would be great.

Our secondary theme is always Newest Acquisitions, so if you've acquired any new pen-related items (pens/inks/pen cases/paper/etc), please bring them with you to show us.

Until the next meeting, have a safe & happy holiday season!
~Maja (Vancouver Pen Club President)