B.C. club’s big plans follow successful year

The Mid-Island Coin Club (MICC) enjoyed a strong finish to 2022 with a boost in membership plus a successful fundraising endeavour for a local charity.

“The last half of 2022, comprising the return of the regular meetings, has been encouraging with the signing up of new members at a rate not seen for years,” reads a statement issued in the MICC’s January journal.

At the club’s annual holiday meeting on Dec. 15, organizers hosted a fundraiser auction with all proceeds going towards the Wisteria Community Association.

Noted for its Stone Soup Kitchen program, the local non-profit organization delivers food, clothing, blankets and other necessities to people without homes every day in the club’s hometown of Nanaimo, B.C.

The club has also prepared a a short run of 20 woods commemorating the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“Although we have no idea how this particular brew is concocted, we are assured that it is indeed of the highest order, and in support of it, the club raised $487.50,” Wayne Jacobs, the club’s secretary and newsletter editor, wrote in the January newsletter.

“Thanks are extended here to the donors as well as the sometimes-generous bidders.”

For the third time, the MICC has also issued a limited-edition wood, which commemorates the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Released at the club’s Jan. 12 meeting, the wood has a low mintage of just 20 pieces, each sold for $6.

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