Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has closed the June 2020 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo bourse. The Expo, originally scheduled for June 18–20 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will be closed for all bourse activities including dealer buying and selling, educational programs, and club meetings. The auction of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be held on the previously announced dates at its California home offices.
Following the state of emergency declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for March 19–21 at the Baltimore Convention Center was canceled. The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction scheduled for the expo will be moved to their offices in California and will be held online.
At this point the county is not closing the senior centers. They do recommend that if the event can be postponed to do so (we would have to cancel). Community spread of the virus is of the highest concern, although none has been documented to date. We don’t want to be in a situation where we would have to self quarantine for 14 days. I urge all members to consider their own personal situation when deciding whether to attend the meeting.
The Montgomery County Coin Club will meet as scheduled at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center on March 10, 2020. Montgomery County government does not believe that the public is at risk and has not ordered the cancellation of public meetings. Should the situation change, MCCC observes the cancellation policies of the Montgomery County Recreation Department. If there are any changes, media outlets will be notified. MCCC will also make the information available on our website.
MCCC encourages those with a fever, cough, cold, or who feel ill to have a speedy recovery at home and wash your hands!
So that MCCC can maintain an environment beneficial to all who attend our meetings, the club’s Board passed the following rules that will become effective for the meeting on February 11, 2020.
Don McKee, a longtime member of this club, passed away November 2, 2019. Don had served as president, auctioneer, and other offices with the club. We were privileged to have him attend our 60th-anniversary meeting.