The Québec-based Lakeshore Coin Club (LCC) has cancelled all of its meetings until this September in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
After consulting with members of the club’s executive committee, LCC President Mike Joffre made what he called “the difficult decision” to cancel the remaining meetings for the 2019-20 season, which concludes this summer.
“My hope is that this is a great over-reaction on my part and that you will all be upset with me for taking these measures,” wrote Joffre in a notice sent out to LCC members this morning. “However, we have members who might be at higher risk if they get this, and the health and wellbeing of you as my friends is what is valued most.”
The club’s auction on March 17 is also postponed, and its planned elections are now rescheduled for September instead of this spring. The annual LCC dinner is also cancelled.
“I expect most if not all coin shows and other large gatherings to be effected in the short term,” added Joffre.
“In the meantime, we are most fortunate to all enjoy a hobby where we can enjoy it both alone and in larger groups. Hopefully, we will all have a chance to do some reading, research or reorganizing of our coin collections over the spring and summer.”