Special Guests Photo Page

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These are photos of speakers and others who've left their impression upon us...

Ric Williams (left) teaches at the Glendale Community College, and in January, 2000, we enjoyed his talk on "Regan and the USSR." GCC President Tom Redmond is presenting Ric with our certificate of appreciation.
In May of 2000, John Forrey (right) fascinated us with tales of treasure and the mysteries of metal detecting. John is active in numismatic and metal detecting clubs, and has amassed a huge amount of found artifacts, jewelry, coins, and other objects of interest. Tom is again expressing our appreciation to John.
Internationally acclaimed coin designer and medallic sculptor, winner of many prestigious awards and commissions, Alexander Shagin (left), from Leningrad, graduated from Vera Mukhina Art School and worked as sculptor-engraver for the Leningrad Mint before coming to the United States. Since the 1980's he has resided and worked in the Los Angeles area as a free-lance artist pursuing a successful career in the field of numismatic arts creating coins and medals dedicated to significant events and outstanding individuals. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and permanent collections at galleries, museums, etc., and he has developed an extensive portfolio of medallic sculptures and bas reliefs. Joe Purnell (right) was obviously pleased with Alex's talk at the June, 2000 meeting.
Alex is pictured with Dorsille Fritcher, one of his most appreciative fans. Dorsille has collected quite a few examples of Alex's work, and here is pictured with a signed number one copy of a limited run of 200 medallic sculptures.
Alex was busy posing for pictures that night! Here he's pictured along with Sonia Keshishyan (center) flanked by niece twins Carina and Marina, as well as Sonia's son Greg on the right.
GCC Member Dr. Walter Ostromecki (right) is being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Club VP Tom Redmond (left). Walt is also a big wig in the ANA scene in California and is a tireless giver of numismatic lore and lectures. His talk on the new 50 State Quarters program was fascinating.
Here Walt is sharing the excitement of thousands of the new quarters with some of the club's younger members (Kim Klein and brother Ryan Ballard.) Wow! What a pile of flashy coins!

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