JULY 12, 2020
UPDATE: As of today, we still plan to hold our outdoor meeting on Sunday, July 12. Buried within the Virginia order, we found that masks are required to be worn when meeting at a Social Event Facility, such as Post 270, even outdoors. As such, we are requiring masks to be worn so no attention will be brought on PATINA or the Post. Disposable masks will be available for a $1 donation to cover the cost. Bring exact amount. BYO water, chair, or other essentials.
Also, recall in January we had Jane Rees present updated content on British Planemakers and we couldn't get copies of her new 4th edition in time for the meeting.
Lee Richmond has bought a case of Jane Rees' new edition of the book on British Planemakers that he will be selling at cost to Patina members as a service to the club. The books are $35 each. They are $60 on Amazon. If you plan to attend the meeting on Sunday, you can pre-reserve a copy by emailing Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The sales will be on a first come, first serve, basis.
In case you didn't read the previous notice:
Currently, Virginia guidance for COVID-19 mitigation permits our PATINA meeting to be held. PATINA plans to hold its July 12 meeting outside the American Legion POST 270 Hall in McLean VA. The meeting will be cancelled if any executive orders are revised and warrant cancellation.
A modified agenda is planned, in order to be compliant with COVID-19 mitigation guidance. The agenda will not include our scheduled program so the entire meeting will be held outdoors. As such, the meeting will be cancelled if any rain is forecasted. We will hold our normal tailgate session starting around 8:30-9:00 AM, followed by a mini-auction of any consigned items at a time to be determined real time.
Tailgaters can spread out into the lower level parking lot so we can support social distancing guidance. Bring your own chair and cold water. The hall will only be accessible for restroom use.
We previously announced a large consignment would be offered at the July meeting. Regretfully, we could not coordinate an adequate or timely storage capability and the estate chose to sell the consignment.
Following current CDC guidelines, all attendees are expected to wear face coverings and practice social distancing (6 feet). This will present a positive showing for our organization and the Legion hall.
Please do not attend if you have any of the medical symptoms that COVID-19 presents, or have been exposed to anyone with symptoms.
Reminder we are planning to hold the annual sale and auction event in Damascus on Oct 16,17, if permitted by Maryland orders.
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The PATINA Board has determined that the July 12 meeting will be held with the following changes to meet Virginia State and Fairfax County recommendations for public gatherings.
1. The planned presentation by Dr. Elmer Nahum, Author of Practical Clubmaking has been rescheduled for the fall with the date to be determined later.
2. The meeting itself will be conducted outdoors with social distancing considered. The restroom inside the meeting Hall will be open to meeting participants.
3. There will be the usual tool swap in the parking lot prior to a mini auction conducted in the parking lot outside the VFW Post 270 meeting Hall.
All planned arrangements are to be considered tentative as of the date of this posting (6/11/2020) and subject to modification or cancellation due to government guidelines.
The PATINA Board has also determined to set October 17, 2020 as the date to conduct the since postponed Annual Auction and Dealers Sale originally scheduled for March in Damascus.
This planned event will also be held in Damascus, Maryland at the Damascus Volunteer Fire Hall on Lewis Ave., the same venue for the event as in past years.
It is hoped that restriction on the number of people who might gather will be altered by that time. So, mark your calendar for the Annual Tool Auction and Dealers Sale and check the PATINA website for information about this event as the summer unfolds.
The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.
Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 350.
Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.