As much as we want things to get back to "normal", the fact remains that we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and we have a responsibility to our members and community to work together to limit the spread of the Covid virus. With that in mind the Ozarks Coin Club Board Members decided during the January 12, 2021 virtual meeting to cancel the February Coin Club meeting out of caution for safety and health of our members. We will keep the website up-to-date and the newsletters up-to-date about the March meeting. Stay healthy, stay safe and don't forget to wear a mask.
Hello to all of the Ozarks Coin Club members. We hope you have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Out of an abundance of caution the Ozarks Coin Club Board of Directors have voted to postpone our regularly scheduled January meeting, to prevent any post travel spread of the Covid-19 virus among our members. We are scheduled to have our next coin club meeting on February 2 at the Discovery Center.
Since the youth coin auction was scheduled in January it will take place during the February meeting. Youth members are strongly encouraged to attend the coin auction. Additionally, during the December meeting Mr. Guy announced that he would no longer be awarding youth members a birthday coin(s) during their birthday month.
As we all get ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, think about all of the wonderful things you have to be thankful for, and count your blessings. The 2020 calendar year has been quite eventful as it played host to a global pandemic, and shifted the plans and gathering of so many. The coin club will be hosting its December meeting, but instead of the traditional meal and holiday spirit, it will be a business as usual meeting with an auction. Many blessings to you and your families over this holiday season, stay healthy and safe.
Don't miss out on the only Coin and Stamp Show in Springfield!
When: October 24-25, 2020
Where: Ozark Empire Fair Grounds E-Plex
Admission is Free!
Buy, Sell, and Trade your coins and stamps.
Door Prizes will be drawn every hour for both youth and adults.
The show will follow all Springfield Masking Ordinance. Adults and children over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask at all times.
Must wear a mask at all times
Temperature will be taken at the door.
Anyone with a temp of 100.4 or higher, along with anyone accompanying that person, will not be allowed to enter the building.
No food or drink in the building
Ozarks’ Coin Club Board Meeting
July 7, 2020
Present: Kathy K, Nancy R, Jerry S, Jim G, Jim C, Judy C, Brian S, Sarah S, Mike R and Ed M
Meeting called to order by our president Nancy R at 6:07p.m.
2020 year’s presentation:
Aug – Election/auction
Sept – picnic – September 5, Ritter Springs Park
Nov - Brian S
Dec - Banquet
August meeting – Jim C called the Discovery Center. The Discovery Center will take care of the appropriate cleaning for $75.00 per meeting. The cleaning crew will clean the chairs and tables then store them in the appropriate spot. We will have chairs only appropriately spaced. We will have tables for auction and the head table only. Jim C will ask Discovery Center if they have plans to have a watch party during the November election. Jerry S made a motion to use the Discovery Center cleaning crew after our meetings. Mike R seconded the motion. The motion carried
Masks must be worn to enter the Discovery Center building.
The meeting will start at 6:00p.m. No food or drink will be provided. Discovery Center is not allowing food or drink brought into the building at this time.
At the end of the auction each buyer number will be called. The person will go through the seller line and then the next buyer number will be called.
The board will meet at the Discovery Center for the August meeting.
Golden Eagles – We will poll the members during the August club meeting to see how many wish to attend.
Picnic – Ritter Springs Park has a maximum of 42 people at the park at this time. They will receive a new update the first part of August.
October Show – Jim C will mail out the applications. He will include a statement the dealer’s money will be refunded if the entire show is canceled due to the Coronavirus. We have 23 dealers. Jim still has 20 people still to contact. Jim has also received letters requesting applications.
Judy C will call about ordering more shirts hats etc.
Ed M made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jerry S seconded the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned 7:04p.m.
7/10/20 - Addendum discussions
The Discovery Center does not have a watch party during the November election scheduled at this time.
We may use the lobby for YN education.
Jim G is not able to attend the August meeting. He will provide educational material for the YN’s for the August meeting. We will also collect the YN assignments for April, May, June and July. We will hand out the August assignment. Jim G will also leave instructions for the door prices. Any help from the older YN’s will be appreciated.
The club planned to have the double auction this month. Through email correspondence the board discussed the double auction and how much time it would take. A majority vote decided to have a single auction for this meeting and schedule the double auction later in the year.
August club meeting- Must wear a mask at all times
Temperature will be taken at the door. Anyone with a temp of 100.4 or higher, along
with anyone accompanying that person, will not be allowed to enter the building.
No food or drink in the building
Jim Carman contacted the Discovery Center to ask about the availability of our meeting room. The Discover Center said everyone would need to be masked to enter and an extensive cleaning including sanitizing the room including moping the floors. After much discussion the members decided that the clean-up would make the meeting more difficult, and decided not to have the July Coin Club meeting. Jim will be checking with the Discovery Center to ask if we could pay the Discovery Center's cleaning crew to clean-up or if we could hire our own clean-up service.
The next Ozarks' Coin Club Board Meeting has been moved to July 7, 2020 and will continue to be on Zoom.
The Ozarks' Coin Club Board of Directors met on June 11, 2020 through Zoom for their monthly Board meeting. During the meeting plans were discussed about how to safely conduct an Ozarks' Coin Club meeting. After much discussion this issue was tabled until the City of Springfield announced their Phase 3 of reopening, and contacting the Discovery Center. The decision was made to contact the Discovery Center and gather more information about the cities plans and meet again on June 18th to make the determination of holding a July Coin Club meeting in person. The July board meeting location will also be determined at this time based on our ability to use the Discovery Center facility. The Board decided to cancel the July Golden Eagles meeting at Golden Coral until at least August.
There was much discussion about the October Coins show, and the decision was made to go ahead with the scheduled plans to host the show in October. Currently, 24 dealers have committed to attending. As we get closer to the time of the show and know the rules for occupancy to allow for social distancing from the City of Springfield, we will be able to determine how many people will be able to be in the show at one time.
More information will be available about the July Coin Club meeting after the June 18th Board meeting. Stay tuned for more details.
The Ozarks' Coin Club has been actively monitoring the local reopening rules set forth from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Since the rules still are limiting the size of group gatherings, the Board voted on May 14, 2020 to suspend the June meetings for both regular club meeting as well as the Golden Eagles meeting. This decision was not taken lightly, but due to the current use by the Discovery Center as a day care for Healthcare and First Responder workers we did not feel that we could adequately sanitize the area for our use or theirs.
The Board also discussed the yearly trip to St. Charles. It was decided after a lengthy discussion that this trip should be canceled as well to help protect the health of the members.
Youth members, Mr. Guy has been working hard to find a way for you to get your assignments. Please be looking for the assignments in the Flying Eagle, and on the Youth Page on this site. Once the assignment is completed you may email him your completed work, his contact information is on the side of this page.
The Board plans to meet again through a Zoom meeting on June 11 to discuss next steps forward, and determine if we can meet in person for a July meeting.
Youth member of the Ozarks' Coin Club Stephanie, author of the YN section Stephanie's Pretty Penny, gave a presentation at the beginning of the March meeting about her penny collection. She spoke about how she got started with her collection, what steps she took to grow her collection from looking through a large random jar of pennies, narrowing her search to a few targeted pennies, and taking the search to coin shops and various coin shows around the state.
Stephanie has nearly completed her collection of pennies, and is only looking for a few of the harder to find pennies that are more expensive. While she remains on the lookout for those pennies, she has now turned her collecting sights on Olympic Coins.