President’s Message

On behalf of the Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. It is my sincere hope that the year 2018 will prove to be your best year yet. May you be blessed with good health, prosperity and much happiness.

This year the pin club is celebrating its 31st Anniversary. The pin club continues to grow and prosper thanks to ongoing support from our regular and corporate members as well as from the many new members who have joined our club in the past year.

2018 is expected to be another banner year as our club members continue to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that goes along with belonging to a non-profit pin club that encourages members to enjoy both collecting and trading pins as well as making new friends with fellow club members throughout the world.

Our 2018 club pin, which features a Bumble Bee, is a departure from previous club pins in that it offers pin club members the opportunity to either select one pin in a choice of three colors as part of their $20.00 membership dues or pay $30.00 for their membership dues and receive a complete set of three Bumble Bee pins with the following Daisy flower colors i.e. pink, purple and orange. The majority of club members have opted for the three pin set. Only 100 pins were produced in each color which makes the pin set a very limited production. As we have done in the past, Laurie Artiss the Pin People are the producers of our club pins. They have a reputation for excellence throughout the world which is very important to people who value having high quality pins in their collections.

Sales of the limited edition endangered species 10 pin set have been excellent. Public reaction to the pins has been outstanding. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the pins have gone towards supporting a wildlife rescue facility in Manitoba. People who are interested in the endangered species pins have the option of either buying the set of 10 pins or selecting individual pins to purchase from the following list:

(1) Polar Bear pin (2) Snow Leopard (3) Panda (4) Asian Lion (5) Siberian Tiger (6) Asian Elephant (7) Chimpanzee (8) Mountain Gorilla (9) Cheetah (10) Grey Wolf

If you are interested in any of these pins @ $5.00 each, please contact Ron Boily by email at: rjpboily@shaw.ca

In addition to our monthly meetings, the pin club has many other exciting activities planned for 2018.

Some of these activities include:
– Monday – June 4th Summer Wind-Up
– Sunday, July 1st – 18th annual Canada Day Pin show at The Forks
– Monday, October 1st – Annual auction of pins and collectibles
– Tuesday, December 4th – Christmas party in the Blue Lagoon party room which is adjacent to Aalto’s buffet restaurant located at the Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel, 1415 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Monday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve brunch at the Aalto’s buffet restaurant located at the Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel, 1415 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club has something to offer people of all ages from youths to adults to seniors. If you like pins and having fun, then for sure you will have a great time at our meetings and events. It’s a great way to meet new people and have lots of fun at the same time. Please feel free to come and join us at one of our monthly meetings located at the Norwood Legion, 134 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba and find out for yourself. We meet at 6:30 pm on the 1st Monday of every month.

It should be noted that since the Norwood Legion will be closed on September 3rd, the meeting will actually be held on September 10th. There will be no meetings in July and August.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Ron Boily
President
Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club
Email: rjpboily@shaw.ca