Florida Token Society
As previously announced, the next meeting of the Florida Token Society Meeting was scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 11am-3pm. Now:
THE MEETING IS CANCELLED
Mark Trout, President;
Mark Lighterman, Treasurer;
John & Nancy Wilson, Directors
Bob & Dee Hawes, Directors;
Scott Douglas - Editor of the Token Newsletter. Annual Dues: $7.50
We express our Prayers and good thoughts to Karl Stroessner as he has been diagnosed with cancer. Ellen, his wife, let us know he spent many days in the hospital in December and has not received an optimistic diagnosis.
We express our condolences to the family of former OCC Treasurer James (Jim) Carper of Lecanto. James Roy Carper, 89, of Hernando Florida, passed away peacefully at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness Florida on Feb 20, 2020.
James was born in Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania July 5, 1930, the son of Earl Alonza Carper and Verna Bell Gray Carper.
James enlisted in the Air Force in 1947, in the 2nd Bombardment Squadron of the 22 Bombardment Group, Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas. He served under General Curtis LeMay flying on B-29's. James was then stationed in England, where he met and married his German wife Elisabeth Wust in 1952. Elisabeth passed away Jan 20, 2017.
James made a career in the Air Force, it being the most enjoyable time of his life. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He received his Bachelor of General Education, Psychology, from the University of Omaha in 1957, and his Master of Science in Education, Counseling & Guidance from the University of Southern California in 1967. He retired from the Air Force in 1968, moving to Connecticut. He then worked as a social worker at Connecticut Valley Hospital, retiring in 1988. In 1989, James and Elisabeth moved to Hernando, Florida.
An organization James belonged to and enjoyed was the Connecticut State Employees Association, Chapter 422, acting as treasurer for a number of years. James and Elisabeth were animal lovers and had many cats and dogs throughout the years. He loved history and politics, and enjoyed a good political conversation.
He leaves three children, Joan Carper (Chris Becker), Sevenoaks, England; James Carper Jr (Donna), Hopkinton, RI; and Irma Carper Miller (Bernie), East Haddam, CT; and two grandsons, Jon Carper, Providence RI and Bill Carper, of Groton CT; a half sister, Rose Myers Gomez (Reuben), Defiance, Ohio; half sister Patty Young of Mapleton Depot, PA; several nieces and nephews.
Services are private, arrangements by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Inverness, Florida. Internment will be at the Veterans Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.
"It is never too early or too late to discover coins and the other delights that make up the world of collecting."
-Q. David Bowers
Our hobby thrives on our participation!
The Ocala Coin Club of Ocala, Florida is formed as an educational organization promoting the perpetuation of numismatic study and fellowship for dealers, collectors, educators, and others interested in coins, currencies, and exonumia.
The latest news:
Our March 24th Meeting is cancelled. In response to the CDC and Florida requirements, we are cancelling our March meeting.
We hope to meet April 28th.
Stay in. Stay healthy. Keep a social distance and if you are ill, talk with your physician first!
Thanks for your understanding!
The next Board Meeting of May 5, 2020
at Stevi B's Pizza Buffet
3101 SW 34th Ave., Ocala 34477
6:00 p.m. order dinner on your own tab. Meeting begins 6:30 p.m. All club members are welcome to join us for the Board meeting and everyone attending is expected to purchase food in exchange for use of the room without rent.
Click here to see Stevi B's menu.
Our Next BUS TRIP July 9:
14th Annual Summer F.U.N. Show
July 9-11, 2020
Orange County Convention Center
West Building, Hall WE-1.
Click on APMEX name to see latest gold & silver values!
ANA has just launched a special membership rate for club members (who are not current ANA members) to sign up as Gold/Digital members for $5 or Platinum/Print members for $20. We will run this promotion through April 30th.
IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT MEMBER OF ANA YOU CAN JOIN FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED PRICE. CALL 800.367.9723 and ask for membership or visit www.money.org and go to the membership link. Let them know you received the information from the Ocala Coin Club
We need 15 club members to send your membership number to the Ocala Coin Club email to secure our Ocala Coin Club CLUB MEMBERSHIP by April 15th to ANA for our free OCC membership. .
Ocala Coin Club meets on the 4th Tuesday
at our new "home": The Coleman Center, 2001 SE 32nd Ave. Ocala
Renew your Ocala Coin Club Membership for 2020! See Jim Niccum at our next meeting!
We've kept the cost of dues for 2020 at $10 per adult member. Young Numismatists, in college and younger just $5. Renew your membership and let's keep our club's 110 members in the new year and grow Ocala Coin Club!