A SBCS VALENTINE: Paul Goldberger

 

Paul Goldberger

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021.  SBCS’s first Zoom meeting of the year features a very special guest, Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, former Architecture Critic for the New Yorker, recipient of the Pulitizer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, and souvenir building collector. Learn more about Paul here https://www.paulgoldberger.com/biography/

Congratulations to Mark Fine, SBCS Zoom Ringmaster, for starting the 2021 ZOOM Calendar with this distinguished guest.  Mark’s stewardship of the Zoom gatherings that were established to bridge the loss of 2020 activities has morphed into a well-received benefit of membership in the Souvenir Building Collectors Society.   The 2021 Zoom meetings are scheduled bimonthly on the 2nd Sunday at 2PM Eastern Time.  The 2021 Calendar is below. 

The first Zoom meetings in 2020 were based in our classic Show & Tell format from the annual meetings.  Participants shared stories about their new finds and long held treasures.  In October Mark interviewed Jon Merwine soon after his publication of Replica Buildings – A Visual History was published.  Then in December Anton Tremblay, long-time member and founder of Microcosms was featured.  

These interactive Zoom meetings are only open to current members of the Souvenir Building Collectors Society.  All current members are sent an email a few days before the event.  Registration is by reply to the email.  The emails contain instructions for registration and for accessing Zoom.   Memberships are now due for 2021. 

2021 Zoom Bi Monthly Meeting Calendar

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! SBCS ZOOMERS

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  SBCS September ZOOM Meet & Greet is cancelled.

These friendly monthly ZOOM gatherings will resume on Sunday, October 11th.  Mark your calendars. 

An official invitation to this upcoming meeting, with more information, will be sent via email to all current SBCS members in early October.  Remember that you must respond to the email to be included in ZOOM meeting. 

In the meantime, the Souvenir Building Collectors Society Facebook group continues to engage with photos, conversations, and collections,  everything from a Sunsphere throwdown to a staid Lincoln Memorial.  Check it out. 

SUNDAY BUNCH ! …………Meet your fellow collectors.

 

 

It’s a Sunday Bunch! Join with fellow SBCS members on ZOOM in a virtual “MEET & GREET” at 2PM Eastern on Sunday, August 9.

Not wishing the Society’s camaraderie to languish during the 2020 Pandemic, cancellation of Convention 2020 and the long wait for Convention 2021, the Executive Team started this monthly virtual gathering. Join us for our third monthly Sunday meet and greet.

The platform is ZOOM. The moderator is Mark Fine. The length of time is 45 to 60 minutes. The loose plan for the initial meeting includes:

  1. EMAIL INVITATION: An invitation to all paid-up members will be sent via EMAIL from Joe Kopitz on Wednesday, August 5th. Members wishing to participate will need to use the ‘register in advance” link in Joe’s email to indicate their interest in attending the virtual “MEET & GREET.” This initial email will explain how to sign up for free ZOOM (if not already a user), and the steps you will need to take when you sign into the meeting.
  2. EMAIL REGISTRATION: A 2nd EMAIL, which will come from AMY MATCHEN (Account holder), is generated by ZOOM and sent to only those members who used the link within the 1st email to indicate their interest. This 2nd email will contain the LINK and PASSWORD needed to join the meeting. On the day of the meeting sign in at 2PM EDT or a few minutes earlier. Refer to the instructions in your first email.

3. This month’s Show & Tell continues the theme of a Great Story. Where you found it, how you found it, a special moment, a story about the piece itself, etc. Please do not plan to take us on a tour of your collection.

THIS “EXPERIENCE” IS LIMITED TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF the SOUVENIR BUILDING COLLECTORS SOCIETY. If you are not current with your membership or are interested in joining, click here to be taken to the Membership Application page.

THERE ARE PLANS FOR FURTHER MEETINGS. Please let us know your recommendations for themes or topics. As of now the recurring date and time is the 2nd Sunday of the Month at 2PM Eastern. Be sure to stay tuned.

 

ANNOUNCING ……. A New SBCS “Experience”…….

Coffee Pot Monument, Winston-Salem, NC

 Bring a full cup and join with SBCS members on ZOOM in a virtual “MEET & GREET” at 2PM Eastern on Sunday, June 14th. 

Not wishing the Society’s camaraderie to languish during the 2020 Pandemic, cancellation of Convention 2020 and the long wait for Convention 2021, the Executive Team is working to establish a series of virtual programs to bring members together.  

The platform is ZOOM.  The moderator is Mark Fine.  The length of time is 45 to 60 minutes.  The loose plan for the initial meeting includes:

 

  1. EMAIL INVITATION: An invitation to all paid-up members will be sent via EMAIL on Wednesday, June 10th.  Members wishing to participate will need to REPLY to this EMAIL  and indicate their interest in attending the virtual “MEET & GREET.”   This email will explain how to sign up for free ZOOM (if not already a user), and the steps you will need to take when you sign into the meeting. 
  1. EMAIL REGISTRATION: A 2nd EMAIL will be generated by ZOOM and sent to only those members who responded to the 1st email.  This 2nd email will contain the PASSWORD for the meeting.  On the day of the meeting sign in at 2PM or a few minutes earlier.  Refer to the instructions in your first email.
  1. MEETING: The MEET of this initial meeting includes self-introduction (Name, locale, collection specialty) – in other words – short and sweet!
  1. SHARE:  Several short pre-selected building presentations by members.
  1. GREET:  A few minutes for discussion.  

THIS “EXPERIENCE” IS LIMITED TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF the SOUVENIR BUILDING COLLECTORS SOCIETY.   If you are not current with your membership or are interested in joining, click here to be taken to the Membership Application page. 

THERE ARE PLANS FOR FUTHER MEETINGS.  We have some ideas, but let us know your recommendations for topics.  The suggested recurring date and  time is the 2nd Sunday of the Month at 2PM Eastern.  Be sure to stay tuned.