Added the Silverado Sam catalog; Would appreciate it, if a pin trader could/would write a story on the Silverado Sam pins. If anyone can place a year of issue on the pins that are not identified as such would appreciate it. Also if you have a pin that is not shown in the catalog notify the webmaster so he can make arrangements to scan the pin. Send the information to the LITPCWebmaster. Thank you.
An Open letter to the LITPC Members & Pin Trading Clubs
Pin Trader Pins and the LITPC Website
Pin Trader Pins and the LITPC Website:
When PDG Larry Shaull was President of the LITPC, he appointed a committee, the Pin Standards Committee, to identify all pins issued by the various pin trading clubs, to organize them and to put them on the website at litpc.org. Lion Bill Sour retained this committee when he took over the Presidency of the LITPC. In addition to placing the existing pins on the website, this committee was charged with defining pin trader pins that would go on the site in the future. In this respect they came up with the following:
All current pins that were issued by a Pin Trading Club prior to 1 July 2010, as official pins will be included on the website, regardless of whether the pins meet the new criteria established herein. The pins will be grandfathered in so to speak.
All pins issued by defunct pin trader clubs, even those that were never approved by LCI, as well as sub district and other clubs will be placed in a separate section of the LITPC online catalog.
Other than those outlined in a and b above, only pin trader club pins issued after 30 Jun 2010 by a pin trader club that has been approved by Lions Clubs International will be included on the website. We feel that this gives any Lions Club Pin Trading Club that is not now registered sufficient time to initiate the paperwork and gain the approval of their club from LCI. LITPC is ready and willing to assist any club that desires our help to complete the paperwork for approval.
Future pins must be identified as a pin trader’s club pin. They must either have the name or initials of the pin trading club included on the pin. For example, a pin issued by the Virginia Pin Trading Club must include the wording “PTCV” or “Pin Traders Club of Virginia” on the pin.
Personal pins, i.e., those identified by an individual’s name, will not be included unless they are pins issued by the Pin Trading Club as a memorial or to honor an individual.
The pin trader club pins on the LITPC website will not be password protected, and any member desiring to copy a pin or pages of pin is at liberty to do so.
No newly issued pin will be placed on the website unless it is available to all pin traders. The Committee has concluded that swap pins, breakfast pins, charter pins and the like are in fact available if the member avails himself of the opportunity to join as a charter member or attends the function in which pins are given. The Committee has also determined that in the future, special pins that are made as a gift for members of the LITPC board by a club hosting an LITPC meeting, and which are not made available to everyone else present at that meeting will not be included on the LITPC website.
ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WE NOTICED WHEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT IS THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS PINS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED THAT HAVE A PIN TRADERS CLUB NAME ON THEM, AND THAT ARE NOT ISSUED BY THAT CLUB. FOR THE MOST PART WE HAVE PUT THOSE PINS UNDER A SEPARATE SECTION WITHIN THAT PIN TRADERS CLUB CATALOG MARKED “OTHER”. WE HAVE DONE THIS FOR CLARIFICATION SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS OF PIN TRADERS WILL KNOW WHY THE PIN IS IDENTIFIED AS A PARTICULAR PIN TRADERS CLUB PIN WHEN IT IS NOT. WE HOPE TO IDENTIFY ALL OF THESE PINS AND PUT THEM ON THE WEBSITE SHORTLY. THE LITPC BOARD URGES ALL PIN TRADING CLUBS TO PROTECT THEIR NAME AND NOT ALLOW IT TO BE PUT ON A PIN THAT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PIN OF THE CLUB.
The Committee understands that there will be personal pins issued by officers of the club with the club designation such as a pin with PTCV President on it. This type of pin is issued by officers in quite a few clubs. We have no problem with that, however, those pins are personal pins and will not be considered official Pin Trader Club pins and will not be placed on the website
Scanning, cleaning and placing these pins on our website has been a long and arduous project. The committee with a tremendous amount of help from LITPC Past President Bill Smith, Lion Harry Fulwiler and LITPC Webmaster Phil Schrack, has completed the project. We have scanned and cleaned the pins from all of the pin trader clubs. When a catalog was completed it was sent to officers of the pin traders club in question to insure that we had all of the pins, that they were categorized correctly and that we did not have any pins that should not be on the site. We realize however, that errors can be made. In view of this we urge each of you to notify us when you see an error of any type in the catalog. We would rather here from multiple members about an error than to not here of it at all. Also, please let us know when a pin is missing. Please take the time to send Harry Fulwiler an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting him know of any discrepancies you may find. Remember this is your website.