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MEETING NOTICES 2011

MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE NOW HELD AT THE SHERMAN OAKS GALLERIA.

JANUARY 2011

NOVUM ANNUM FELICEM HABEAMUS!

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday January 9, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. It will be the Annual Induction of Officers and Potluck Lunch and fortunately will be held at the usual venue of Balboa Mission Town Hall, 16916 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by Barry Rightman. The first item of discussion was the meeting room. The future availability and cost of the room in 2011 is still unclear. A motion was proposed, seconded and carried to authorize up to a $30 increase in the monthly rent should this be needed. All members were asked to scout around for alternate meeting places and a committee was formed to scope out possible sites.

A Banquet Roster was passed around to gather info as to who and what will be contributed to the Installation meeting. Merrill Gibson mentioned recent doctored coins coming out of the Balkans that are difficult to detect as fakes without microscopic examinationt. Michael Connor reported that Bill Putz was gratified with our award of an honorary membership. Roger Burry reported that the Celator ran our last news release which included Mark Westerline’s presentation on Iberian coins and the award to Bill Putz.

Elections for ACCLA's Officers and Directors for 2011 were held. The nominees for all positions were elected by acclamation. The elected 2011 Officers and Board of Directors are as follows:

ACCLA Board of Directors 2011

President: Joe Tooma
Vice President: Roger Burry
Secretary: David Stepsay
Treasurer: Barry Rightman
Mark Westerline (Past President)
Michael Connor
Ken Friedman
Merrill Gibson
Paul Ranc

PRESENTATION

ENGLAND IN 1066 - THE TRIFECTA
RANDY BUTLER

Randy Butler gave a fascinating, lavishly illustrated presentation on the coins and politics of the transition from the Anglo-Saxon to the Norman kings.

1066 is a transition period in the western world. 1066 saw the last invasion of England and the last English monarch crowned by a Pope. Randy reviewed the cast of characters and the politics using maps, scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry, and period coins. And finally, elucidated his trifecta: Edward the Confessor, Harold Godwin (Harold II), and William the Conqueror.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

FEBRUARY 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday February 13, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the usual venue, Balboa Mission Town Hall, 16916 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. The presenter will be Dr. Robert Cleve and the subject will be Augustus' Search for His Successor.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:20 P.M. by outgoing President Mark Westerline. Joe Tooma, his successor, was sworn in as President and promptly took over presiding over the meeting. Joe was presented with a statuette by Mark and in turn Joe presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mark. Joe called on Barry Rightman for his report on our tenancy status. We can have the meeting room for another year. Roger Burry proposed to continue looking for a new venue until a final decision be made. It was moved seconded and passed that we start taking action to move to Sherman Oaks Galleria for March. It was moved seconded and passed that dues be raised to $25 per year starting immediately and no more collection of $1.00 per meeting.

There took place a post-prandial round-robin on coins acquired during the past year and commentary on trends of the market and outlook. The Banquet comestibles were, as usual, very tasty.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

MARCH 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, located at the intersection of Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards and close to the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways in Sherman Oaks. The street address is 15301 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. The date is March 13, 2011 and the time, as usual will be 1:00 P.M.

The presenter will be Roger Burry with another one of his famous Who is Artabanos? quizzes.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by President Joe Tooma. Barry Rightman gave the Treasurer's report. Roger Burry advised that the next meeting will be held at Sherman Oaks Galleria. Parking stickers will be handed out for validated parking. Meeting in Community Room near Movie Theatres. A vote of thanks to Ken F., Roger, and Barry for their efforts. Michael Connor, Webmaster, said traffic increased 5% in 2010 compared to 2009. Dean Ruby discussed the “The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series” authored by Oliver Hoover and published by CNG.

PRESENTATION

Dr. Robert Cleve gave a masterly presentation on Augustus' Search for an Heir. He reviewed the evolution of Kingdom to Republic to Empire, how the Julio-Claudian dynasty (44BCE-68 CE) was established), and the various moves Augustus took to perpetuate the Emperorship. Augustus' long life, and his outliving of his grandson's Gaius and Lucius, and of Agrippa, lead to his adoption of Tiberius as heir-apparent. Ultimately, when Augustus died, Tiberius was confirmed as Emperor by the Senate.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

APRIL 2011

The next meeting will be held on April 10, 2011, at 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. The Community Room is in the Rotunda on the A level. The next presentation will be by Barry Rightman, whose topic will be Rise and Fall of the Roman Tetrarchy.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 P.M. by President Joe Tooma in his first occasion as presiding officer and the first meeting of the club at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Treasurer Barry Rightman gave his report. Roger Burry opened a discussion on the Galleria room to poll members on if we wanted to meet here again. Michael Connor gave his website report and reminded everyone that he is still looking for photos for the coins of the five good emperors page. Website visits are up about 5% over last year. Barry Rightman reported that there is a good chance that David Sears' new book will be ready by next meeting and signed copies will be made available for members at a discount.

PROGRAM

The program was Who Is Artabanos? a quiz compiled by Roger Burry. The three groups, A, B, and C, did a rousing good job of guessing the identity of the coins shown on the screen. But the losing group did not succeed in identifying the Hail Mary coin. A good time was had by all!

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

MAY 2011

The next ACCLA meeting will be held on Sunday May 8, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Boulevard (at Sepulveda Boulevard), Sherman Oaks. Bob Effler will give a presentation on Coins of Roman Antioch.

LAST MEETING

Barry Rightman announced that signed copies of David R. Sears new book will be available at a discount price for ACCLA members who prepaid in advance. Webmaster Michael Connor is still working on the 5 good emperors. Website is receiving about 200 visitors per day. New visitor David introduced. Roger Burry solicited input re: problems with parking or anything else in our new venue. Everyone seemed happy about the new location. Joe Tooma reminded everyone that books may be borrowed from the public library for free with only a small fee ($3.00) for books that have to be obtained through inter-library loan.

PRESENTATION

Barry Rightman gave a slide-illustrated talk on Coins of the Roman Tetrarchy. Barry portrayed the various Augusti, Caesares, and usurpers with slides of coins from his personal collection.

The talk concluded with several coins of Constantine I who ended the Tetrarchy with his victory at the Milvian Bridge and, some ten years later, his defeat of Licinius to become sole emperor of the Roman Empire.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

JUNE 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday June 12, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Boulevard (at Sepulveda Boulevard), Sherman Oaks. The next presentation will have Roger Burry as Host. It will be My Favorite Ancient Coin, wherein each member is requested to bring his/her favorite coin to the meeting, display it, and talk about it. Tell what it is, where he/she got it, and explain the imagery and the history associated with it. As previously noted, an image of the coin would be appreciated by Roger for projection on the screen.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:35 P.M. by Treasurer Barry Rightman. Barry reported on the Treasury and said he wouldn't be in attendance next meeting. His duties were passed out for the next meeting. Michael Connor reported on the Website. We received $32 in the last quarter from Amazon. Ken Friedman has a new article in the Celator.

PRESENTATION

Bob Effler gave a presentation on the Coins of Roman Antioch. Bob covered the coinage from the transitional Seleucid tetradrachms to the early Imperial.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

JULY 2011

The next meeting will be held on Sunday July 10, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., (at Sepulveda Blvd.), Sherman Oaks in the Community Room. The next presentation will be on one of Randy Butler's famed archaeological expeditions, called Lydia - Travels and Coins.

LAST MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 1:35 P.M. by President Joe Tooma. Michael Connor, Webmaster, discussed the website. The Five Good Emperors pages is ready for review and tweaking. Lots of discussion of the recent Long Beach coin show.

PRESENTATION

My Favorite Coin - Roger Burry compéred a series of presentations by attendees on their favorite coins.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

AUGUST 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday August 14, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room. The meeting will feature a presentation by Ken Baumheckel on Twenty-five Centuries of Coins

LAST MEETING

Meeting called to order at 1:30 P.M. by President Joe Tooma. Treasurer Barry Rightman gave his report. Michael Connor, Webmaster, gave report on the e-letter received by Amazon in which they cancelled all California affiliates to avoid collecting sales taxes. Dean Ruby mentioned that CNG is bringing out a book on the Peloponnese and one on electrum coins.

PRESENTATION

Randy Butler gave his seventh presentation on Turkey, called simply Travels in Turkey featuring Lydia and Lycia. Hopefully, this is not the last of Randy's legendary and enjoyable Travels in Turkey series.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

SEPTEMBER 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday September 9, 2011 at the usual time of 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Boulevard (at Sepulveda Boulevard), Sherman Oaks. The presentation will be a Fake Coins Seminar lead by Roger Burry. He requests that you send him an image of a fake and one of the genuine coin of interest, if possible, to use in the presentation.

LAST MEETING

President Joe Tooma called the meeting to order at 1:37 P.M. Barry Rightman gave his treasurer's report of treasury. After Roger Burry announced the next meeting topic there ensued a discussion of detecting fakes on E-Bay. Also a sign-up list for volunteers to present topics in upcoming meetings was passed around. Michael Connor, Webmaster, reported that there were issues related to accessing the website. Joe initiated a discussion about how we might open up vistas to our club.

PRESENTATION

Ken Baumheckel gave a presentation on 25 Centuries of Coins in a very well-prepared Power Point exhibition. Ken showed a series of maps and images of coins throughout the past 2,500 or so years from the beginning to the present status of coinage.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

OCTOBER 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday October 9, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Boulevard (at Sepulveda Boulevard), Sherman Oaks. The presentation will be by Roger Burry on the Life and Times on Hadrian's Wall.

LAST MEETING

Meeting was called to order by President Joe Tooma at 1:36 P.M. Treasurer Barry Rightman reported on the Treasury. Randy Butler said there are now two new books in print; a review of them is in the Celator. Joe said he had bought a fake and subsequently obtained a genuine specimen of the same coin and really appreciated seeing the difference. Eric Auerbach found a few things at the Long Beach coin show. New member Jared Clark was welcomed.

PRESENTATION

Roger Burry presided over Fake Coins, a Seminar. Members brought in examples of fake coins acquired during their collecting ventures. Coins were viewed on the screen and passed around to compare real and fake.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

NOVEMBER 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday November 13, 2011 at the usual time of 1:00 P.M. in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Boulevard (at Sepulveda Boulevard) Sherman Oaks. The presentation will be Copies and Counterfeits in Ancient Coins: An Opportunity to Improve Your Detecting Skills. With Roger Burry we will take a look at various coins from the Internet and have the chance to separate the real coins from the fake.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

DECEMBER 2011

The next meeting of the club will be held on Sunday December 11, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room, Sherman Oaks. The meeting will include elections for officer and Board members for 2012 and a presentation by Randall Butler on Roman Portrait Coins to 48 BCE.

LAST MEETING

The Treasurer reported that we were in good shape financially. Webmaster reported that the website was up and running again. Program Chairman reported that we have a number of programs planned for next year. The January 2012 meeting will be our annual Potluck Luncheon-Cum-Installation as our members look back at the year 2011 in coin collecting. January is also our annual ACCLA Board Meeting.

PRESENTATION

The November presentation was The Life and Times of Hadrian's Wall by Roger Burry. The talk was based on several trips that the presenter has taken to explore Hadrian's wall and focused on the life and activities of the soldiers stationed on the wall. One of the highlights was the writing tablets recently excavated at the Vindolanda fort site. These tablets written in cursive Latin contain correspondence and records that provide insight into the daily life of the Romans at the fort.

Respectfully submitted
David Stepsay, Secretary

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