Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A few photos from our January meeting!

Our January meeting was held on the 18th at the Kitsilano branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Many thanks to everyone (including new members Villoo & Paul) who braved the snowy weather to come to our get-together! Special thanks to Asifa and Peter for taking photos during the meeting; I wasn't able to attend due to illness, so I asked them to snap some pics for me...and they kindly obliged 😁 So... without further ado, here are the photos they took!

(~please click on images to enlarge~)
Clockwise from lower left: Paul, Villoo, Jerred, Daryl, Asifa, Yang, Phil and Vladan (~photo by Peter~)

I believe the pens in the box are Peter's -- I spotted his beloved blue Pilot 'Vanishing Point' and a yellow Lamy Safari he bought a few months ago! (~photo by Peter~)

Now, here are the photos Asifa took during the meeting...
Asifa said that this pen was "one that Jerred acquired. It’s a Elite Ladies Pilot E95 in EF. He said the model number was lost."

Asifa: "This pen was Villoo’s mother’s pen from India. It’s apparently real gold with a Sheaffer nib and wrote really smoothly."

(Above) Villoo’s original Parker '51'.

(Above) Paul’s Esterbrook from his school days.

Asife writes: "And finally this Sheaffer pen set was given to Paul and Villoo by his best friend. It was a gift for the best friend’s graduation in 1963. It has never been used and the nib was so beautifully smooth!!! Jared said it’s a PFM which I learned means Pen for Men! LOL!"

Thanks again to everyone who came to the meeting this month! Our February meeting information will be announced once I've booked the venue. Meeting info is always posted at the top of each web page in large red letters, as well as in the form of a blog post. If you have any questions about joining our club, please contact us at
Hope to see you in February!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

** Important announcement re: January meeting! **

As of this writing, our January meeting (scheduled for tomorrow--Thursday January 18th) has not been cancelled; I phoned the Vancouver Public Library's Kitsilano branch this afternoon and they do not anticipate that they will be closed or close early tomorrow. 

This may change, however, if the weather worsens, so members who are planning to attend should call the Kitsilano branch at 604-665-3976 the day of the meeting to see if they are open and/or plan to close early that day.

Drive safely, everyone!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

First monthly meeting of 2024! (January meeting details)

Please read blog post at this link -

: the Branch Meeting Room (located in the basement) of the Vancouver Public Library's KITSILANO branch at 2425 Macdonald Street (between Broadway and West 8th), Vancouver, B.C.

Date: Thursday January 18, 2024

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
(We can start setting up the tables and chairs at 5:15pm, but we have to leave the room by 7:30pm, as per the library's room rental policy).

No topic/theme for our January meeting (ie. bring whatever pen-related things you'd like to show!) I'd like to devote the first hour of the meeting to a casual "show & tell", and leave the final hour for members to chat amongst themselves, so please limit your "show & tell" to 2 items per person. Thanks in advance!😀

If you have any pens/inks you wish to sell/trade, please feel free to bring them with you. Food & drink (except non-alcoholic drinks in closed containers) are not allowed.

Parking: There is free parking in front of, and at the side of the library, as well as on residential streets (but please check signs for parking limits and/or regulations) and the Safeway parking lot (check the signs for parking limits/regulations). Parking on West Broadway is metered pay parking.

Hope to see you there! (no RSVPs required)