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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

 



#248 Shangas

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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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#261 Shangas

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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