Monthly Archives: November 2011

November Meeting Report

The November Meeting was attended by nine members and we had elections for the 2012 year, along with show and tell, and pens relating to this month’s topic ~ Special Occasion pens.  Pens were shared that were purchased when members achieved personal milestones such as completion of residencies, awards, and surgeries.  Others were related to times of the year, such as Christmas, Lent, and Easter.  Finally, some marked times in members lives, such as when they started in this hobby, people they met, or travels. The coffee, bagels, and other baked goods were plentiful – thank you Neil! Here are a few samples of the Special Occasion Pens ~

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A Henry Simpole pen – for signing Million Dollar contracts.

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Jim shared a very nice Wooden Carters Ink Holder, as well as some research that he did on its history. If anyone has an appropriate bottle, let him know!

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The December Meeting will be at 7:00 pm on December 16.

November Meeting

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This month’s meeting will be tomorrow (November 18)  night at 7:00 pm.   Neil is our host and the topic is ” Pens for Special Occasions”.  Bring examples of pens that you purchased or were given for a special event, or that were produced by a manufacturer to mark specific milestones or events.   Or just be creative….. see you there!

In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM

BILLIE GILLILAND

APRIL 5, 1921 –  NOVEMBER 10, 2011

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of long time member and current Treasurer, Bill Gilliland, who passed away on Thursday November 10.  He was the oldest member of our Club, our Treasurer for many years, a kind and generous man, and a friend to all.   He will be dearly missed.

Visitation and Funeral information for Bill Gilliland has been added to the home page of the stpanteleimon.org with address and map to Willwerscheid Funeral Home. Please pass along to those you know who don’t have e-mail.

The visitation will be Wedneday evening, November 16, from 4-8PM at:
Willwerscheid Funeral Home
1167 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
There will be a panikhida (short memorial service) at 7PM at the Funeral
Home.

The funeral will be Thursday, November 17, at 10AM at St.
Panteleimon’s Russian Orthodox Church. His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland
will be presiding at the Service. This will be followed by a trip to Oakland
Cemetery and a short graveside service.
After the graveside service the Sisterhood will be giving a memorial
dinner in the Church basement to which all are invited.