An Open letter to the LITPC Members & Pin Trading Clubs
Best Pin Project
By LITPC Web site Committee
The LITPC has approved a project to ascertain which MD and SD pins are deemed to be the most difficult to obtain by its members. Each member who participates in this project by completing the following
requirements will be given a special issue pin from the Lions International Trading Pin Club. This pin will be the LITPC logo with the inscription “Best of the Best” on it. Each pin will be numbered and only the number of pins will be made corresponding with the number of participants in the program.
To qualify for a pin you must submit a list of each state and MD or SD shown on the LITPC website showing the most difficult pin from that location. In addition to those Districts in the United States we also show all Countries and MD’s which currently have an authorized Pin Trading Club. You may show any pin, tie clasp, earring set, cuff links, medallions etc., or any other item that is shown on the website providing it is listed in the regular pin section and not in the Miscellaneous section of any catalog and providing it is not listed as a variation.
Variations by their very nature are generally rare pins and will not be used in this survey.
In edition to be eligible to receive this special issue pin, you must also send a list of the thirty MD or SD pins using the same criteria as above without regard to whichever MD they were issued by. In other words you may use multiple pins from the same MD, SD, or state in this list. If a set was issued in a
given year that you feel is one of the most difficult to obtain such as the cuff links from Australia in 1969, those from Colorado in 1967 and 68 or the three pin set from Oklahoma issued in 1976, then you may show it as your selection from that state or count it as one of your 30 in the 30 most difficult.
The State and Country MD or SD submissions should be submitted in alphabetical order as shown on the LITPC website. The 30 most difficult should be submitted in numerical order with the pin you think
being the most difficult listed as number one, second most as number two and so on.
This project is being handled by the LITPC Website Committee consisting of PCC Phil Scharack, PCC Bill Smith, Lion Jim DeRocuhey and Lion Harry Fulwiler. All submissions should be sent to the LITPC web committee C/O Lion Harry Fulwiler at email email@example.com. If you do not have an email you may send them by mail to Lion Harry Fulwiler, 6755 Arthur Hills Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155.
All submissions must be either sent by email prior to midnight October 31, 2016 or by regular mail post marked before midnight October 31, 2016.
Upon compilation of all entries a list of the most difficult from each state, MD and SD as well as the most difficult top 30 as picked by those entering, will be published on the website and in the LITPC
We believe this is a project that will be interesting to all of our members and sincerely hope that you will all participate by submitting your lists.