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Welcome to our 150th member!

Recently I attended the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Spring Show in Pittsburgh. There I was able to welcome a new Fleet Society member. Meet Bob Hurst from Vero Beach, Florida. Bob is a coin dealer who specializes in Ancient, Foreign and U.S. Coins. He also happens to be President of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN). By a remarkable coincidence, Bob turned out to be the Society’s 150th member. Bob spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1991. In 1993 he was elected to the FUN Board of Directors. In 2005 he was elected Vice-President and in 2008 he was elected to serve two, two year terms as President. In 2014 he once again was elected Vice-President and in 2019 was again elected President, a position that he currently still holds. At the next FUN Show in January 2023,  he will end his fourth term as President and his 30th year on the board.

We are most honored to have Bob join us as a member of the Society. In addition, I might add, his wife Dreama also joined us as our 151st member. For those of you who attend the FUN Show on a regular basis it is likely that you have met Dreama who works hard at the FUN registration booth at each show and is usually assigned photographic duties. Likewise, we are pleased to have her among our membership as well.

Bob and Dreama Hurst with their membership certificates.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to our 150th member!”

  1. Tonight I attended Ben Costello’s excellent lecture at the Peters Township Public Library. My husband and I live in the new Traditions of America development off of West McMurray Road. The development’s clubhouse will open July 30, and we’ll have an Activities Director. I’d like to urge the Director to engage Mr. Costello to give a lecture here in our clubhouse. (We currently have approximately 100 residences and will eventually have a total of 350.)
    QUESTION: Does Mr. Costello charge an honorarium for his lectures? If so, please advise the price.
    Depending on the price, I’d like to schedule him for other lectures around the greater Pittsburgh area.

    After tonight’s lecture, I told the library’s programs director how excellent Mr. Costello’s lecture was. Tomorrow, I’ll tell her that although I was probably the only audience member to give her feedback, everyone in the audience was fully engaged (including a few teenage boys!) and appreciative of Mr. Costello so generously giving of his time to bring such a fascinating story and interesting Society to our attention.
    Roxanne Hale

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