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September 26th 2021Meeting Notes

Paulo Adams led off the meeting with a discussion of a new voting system while
we’re once again holding our meetings in a virtual setting. Basically, we will be
replicating how we conducted Find of the Month pre-COVID, with one entry per
person per category (pre-1900 coins, 1900 to date coins, jewelry and relics) and
a Best of Show. The major differences are that the entries must be submitted via
photo before midnight on the Thursday before the next scheduled Zoom meeting.
Up to two photos per entry are allowed, on a light background with no flash,
and a phone number must be provided. Photos would be uploaded to
The prime topic of discussion at this meeting was the upcoming October 2 Club
Hunt at Houghton’s Pond in Milton. We have just 36 registered so far, with capacity
to 100.

Dave Rockwell told a great story of how he bought some photos at an auction
and was able to track them down, within seconds of posting on Facebook, to a
reply from a New Bedford City Counsellor and his wife, identifying the pictures
from their wedding in 2004!

Dave also made the suggestion that we allow lead
time of an hour before each scheduled Zoom meeting. This would allow some of
us to be prepared for unexpected situations such as technical difficulties.
Don Latino discussed his recent discovery of several interesting Berkshire County
post cards he picked up at a “post card show” in Brimfield .

Scott Ferguson mentioned that there have been some issues in dealing with the
new manager of the Newton Highlands site where the MTHA met during the 38
years befor COVID broke out and forced us to go virtual.
Scott also discussed that were we to go back there to meet after COVID is done,
the rate the new manager is charging seems exorbitant, and sadly, we may have
to find a new permanent venue after 40 years of conducting meetings here.
1921 Morgan dollar – Judi Batchelder
1922 Peace dollar – Mark Roberts
Barber half dollar draw – Bobby Denault, didn’t win
50/50 ($45) – Stepper Camilleis