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 2019 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 32nd 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.

2019 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 2019 club pin, which features a Cougar, 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 Cougar pins with the following different background colors i.e. White (winter scene), Black (night scene) and blue (spring/summer scene). 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.

In addition to our monthly meetings, the pin club has many other exciting activities planned for 2019.

Some of these activities include:
– Monday – June 3rd Summer Wind-Up at the Norwood Legion, 134 Marion Street, Winnipeg
– Monday, July 1st – 19th annual Canada Day Pin show at The Forks
– Monday, October 7th– Annual auction of pins and collectibles at the Norwood Legion.
– Tuesday, December 3rd – Christmas party at Aalto’s Buffet Restaurant, Canad Inns Destination
Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel, 1415 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Tuesday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve brunch at the Aalto’s Buffet Restaurant, Canad Inns Destination Centre 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 Monday, September 2nd, the meeting will actually be held on Monday, September 9th. There will be no meetings in July and August. I am looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Ron Boily
Winnipeg Pin Collectors Club