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#241 Shangas

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:20

Thank you to everyone who made an appearance at last night's August meeting of the Melbourne Pen Group. Well over a dozen people showed up and we almost ran out of room! 

 

Guido Saltari gave us a wonderful presentation about Visconti, its history, and its myriad of styles and filling-mechanisms. Our next meeting will be in October, and then the pre-show dinner before the Melbourne Pen Show, which is in November this year! Welcome to Val and Rod, our two newest attendees!


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 07:35

Looking forward to the show. Hope there's lots on show and many attendees.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:12

I'll be at the Show. 

 

And the next pen group meeting is this Monday at the usual time & place.


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 10:25

Hi Pen People,
We will meet at the Tower Hotel Hawthorn Bistro 6.30pm for a meal & 7.30 on this coming Monday 13th October. We have no one planned to talk to us as the Melbourne Pen Show is next month & we would like to organise the details of the Melbourne Pen Group display. Also, show & tell items would be nice to see, as it has been some time since we have done this.
Cheers,
Peter & Max


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:13

Hi Melbourne Pen Group & Friends,

We are hosting a Dinner Saturday 1st November evening at the Tower Hotel, Hawthorn Bistro from 7.00pm. All are welcome to join us after the Melbourne Pen Show at our usual meeting venue for a relaxed night. RSVP for us to assure a seat. See you all at the Melbourne Pen Show.

Cheers,

Max & Peter.

 

 

The Tower Hotel
686 Burwood Road
Hawthorn East Vic 3123


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 07:03

Hi Pen People,
We will meet at the Tower Hotel, Hawthorn Bistro 6.30pm for a meal & 7.30 on Monday 8th December. This meeting, we will be a show & tell session. Bring you finds from the Pen Show or maybe pens you love or want to share with others.Please come along and enjoy a casual evening with other pen people.
 Look forward to seeing you there.
Cheers,
Peter Hickman
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PS. Apologies for the late notification.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 20:54

Hi Chaps,

Sorry I missed it. Just thought you might be interested in a few Fountain Pens I've just added to Kickstarter printed in 3d resin/titanium/cobalt chrome and Sterling Silver:

https://www.kickstar...-rollerball-pen

warm rgds,

Kostas Metaxas

Fellow Fountain Pen addict

 



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:53

Ladies and Gentlemen: 

 

The Next Meeting of the Melbourne Pen Group will be: MONDAY, 16th of February. Tower Hotel, Burwood Road Hawthorn. 6:30pm. 


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 03:25

I do have Monday the 9th off work but not Monday the 16th off work.
l most likely won't be able to attend or will be extremely late. Sending my apologies in advance.
Silv

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 03:44

Sorry Silv,

Max is away this week & I have been distracted!!!



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 04:50

Is there a nominated theme-and-topic and/or a guest speaker booked for the occasion?

I attended last November's Melbourne Pen Show and should like to attend a Melbourne Pen Group activity.

Regards,

Basil



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:25

Hi Basil. 

 

The meeting on the 16th will be a general show-and-tell meeting. Bring along anything that you'd like to show off and share with other members. The meeting starts at 6:30pm as usual, with dinner (so bring money!).

 

Sorry you can't make it, Silvana. It's fun having you there :) If you can make it (even near the end), feel free to drop by :) 


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:59

Silly question...is anyone aware of a pen group around Geelong?



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 13:11

Hi Pen (& Pencil) People,

Happy New Year, hope you are inked up and ready to go! We will meet at the Tower Hotel, Hawthorn Bistro 6.30pm for a meal & 7.30 on Monday 16th February. Show & tell is the agenda, any show acquisitions or maybe bring some of the rash of new inks/colours to demonstrate. Please note this is a week later than usual.

Cheers,

Max & Peter



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:12

Silly question...is anyone aware of a pen group around Geelong?

 

As far as I know, the Melbourne group is the only such pen-club in Australia. 


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:27

Thank you, Shangas.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:29

Peter, fingers crossed l can get out of work on time as l do like attending the meetings and catching up with everyone.

Shangas, l can't wait to see what goodies you have to show, it's always nice to catch up.

Cheers

Silv

#258 Shangas

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 04:34

Hope to see you soon, Silv. Best of luck in getting to the meeting. 


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:25

Shangas, can I ask why the meetings are held on a week night and not the weekend? I'd love to attend with a few friends but in the field of work we are in, time doesn't permit!
Regards
Paul

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:25

When is the next meeting? I am hoping to attend it.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 22:58

The last meeting was February. So the next one will be...April the 13th. 

 

Paul, I'm not sure. I can ask my friend (ParkerPete) and see what he says. 


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 19:16

Where do you meet. I am traveling to Melbourne from the United States and will be in the area on 13 April. Could someone from the states join your meeting for the day?

Best regards,
John

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:54

Hi John. 

 

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. If you can make it on the 13th, then the details are: 

 

The Tower Hotel. 

686 BURWOOD ROAD,

Hawthorn

Melbourne

(Postcode) 3123

 

We start at 6:30pm and have dinner there, and then just chat and show and tell and discuss stuff. Or we might have a speaker (depending on what's going on). And then finish around 9:30/10:00pm (or whenever they beg us to leave!!) 

 

Just go straight into the main dining-room and look around for a group of guys and girls with writing equipment (pens, paper, ink-bottles, antiques, etc) scattered all over the table. That'll be us. 


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:00

Hi Pen People,
We will meet at the Tower Hotel Hawthorn Bistro 6.30pm for a meal & 7.30 on this coming Monday 13th April. We have John A. giving a demonstration & talk on pen repair. Also we may have an international guest (via FPN). Look forward to seeing you all. My apologies re the late notification.
Cheers,
Peter & Max


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:34

I'll be there with bells on :) 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 22:44

Thank you to everyone who made an appearance at last night's meeting for April. We had such a large turnout!! We almost ran out of space! 

 

Thanks to John for his discussion on the trials and tribulations of repairing fountain pens. 

 

And thanks to Pam for showing me how to disassemble my antique propelling pencil! It worked! 


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