New Member History Contests Archive

    First Contest, January 2003 (Hosted by Mike Skelton)
  1. According to the Club website, what year was the Club “Formally begun….with about 20 members”?
  2. What does the membership designation “CH” stand for and how many are there?
  3. This member was CH-001, served for 10 years as President, was the first inductee into the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame, is a Honorary Life Member, served on numerous Club committees, helped countless collectors over the years and wrote THE reference guide on Atlantic City chips. Who is this member?
  4. Name three members of the Club’s current Board of Directors and the office they hold.
  5. Name three Club affiliated Chapters.
  6. Who was the first inductee into the Southern California Chapter Hall of Fame? This Club member's quest for the $5 Golden Goose chip during the Convention Auction one year is still fondly talked about today among those who were there.
  7. In your own words (no copy & paste) state what line item #7 in the Club Code of Ethics means.
  8. Are there any women members of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame? If yes, name them.
  9. What is the mission of the Building Fund committee and the stated monetary goal?
  10. Name the Chairman of the Building Fund committee and the 4 other committee members?
  11. The Club recently lost our dear friend Bruce Landau, CH-002, who was a CC&GTCC Hall of Fame member, former Club Officer and volunteer. He was one of the greatest chippers of all time. And he was an even better person. What event at the annual Club Convention is Bruce Landau's name most closely associated with?
  12. Collectively, these three CC&GTCC Hall of Fame members authored and published what is considered THE reference and price guide for Nevada checks and chips. The book, in it's 9th edition, list over 18,000 Nevada checks and chips. Each check or chip is assigned a unique number and this numbering system is universally used within the chip hobby. Individually, they have served as a Club Officer, served on various committees, held educational seminars, written chip articles, book reviews or volunteered their time and talents when asked. Who are these three members?
  13. This member is CH-033. He helped bring the chip hobby to coin collectors and/or vice versa. He has unselfishly given hundreds of hours of his time as the Club Magazine's Advertising Manager over the years, among other efforts to promote the Club and the hobby. You can't miss him in his Top Hat at a chip show! What is this member's name?
  14. This year's Election Co-Chairs have quietly given of themselves since the beginning. In the early days of the Convention, they ran errands, built, hauled and stored Convention stuff, served as Convention Publicity Chairs when we had the astronomical advertising budget of $700.00. They passed out flyers all over the Las Vegas Valley and beyond, did interviews and untold other things to promote the Club, the Convention and the hobby. Who are these members?
  15. Including this year's Big Show, the Club's Convention has been held at three different hotel/casinos. Name two (2) of them.
  16. Tie Breaker: Name two (2) of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame members that have NOT been used as part of the any question or that were part of any answer in this contest. Helpful Fact: There are currently 12 members of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame.

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Tie Breaker: Name two (2) of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame members that have NOT been used as part of the any question or that were part of any answer in this contest. Helpful Fact: There are currently 12 members of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame.
Howard Herz, Dale Seymour, Harvey Fuller, Doug Saito, or Bob Mera.

The following Hall of Fame members were in parts of the questions or answers: Archie Black, Janice O'Neal, Bruce Landau, Michael Knapp, Allan Myers, Ernie Wheelden and Greg Susong.

Including this year's Big Show, the Club's Convention has been held at three different hotel/casinos. Name two (2) of them.
Aladdin, Orleans and Tropicana.

This year's Election Co-Chairs have quietly given of themselves since the beginning. In the early days of the Convention, they ran errands, built, hauled and stored Convention stuff, served as Convention Publicity Chairs when we had the astronomical advertising budget of $700.00. They passed out flyers all over the Las Vegas Valley and beyond, did interviews and untold other things to promote the Club, the Convention and the hobby. Who are these members?
Vince and Bettye Mowery.

This member is CH-033. He helped bring the chip hobby to coin collectors and/or vice versa. He has unselfishly given hundreds of hours of his time as the Club Magazine's Advertising Manager over the years, among other efforts to promote the Club and the hobby. You can't miss him in his Top Hat at a chip show! What is this member's name?
Charles T. Rodgers.

Collectively, these three CC&GTCC Hall of Fame members authored and published what is considered THE reference and price guide for Nevada checks and chips. The book, in it's 9th edition, list over 18,000 Nevada checks and chips. Each check or chip is assigned a unique number and this numbering system is universally used within the chip hobby. Individually, they have served as a Club Officer, served on various committees, held educational seminars, written chip articles, book reviews or volunteered their time and talents when asked. Who are these three members?
Ernest Wheelden, Allan Myers, and Michael Knapp.

The Club recently lost our dear friend Bruce Landau, CH-002, who was a CC&GTCC Hall of Fame member, former Club Officer and volunteer. He was one of the greatest chippers of all time. And he was an even better person. What event at the annual Club Convention is Bruce Landau's name most closely associated with?
The Auction.

Name the Chairman of the Building Fund committee and the 4 other committee members?
Jim Kruse. Andy Hughes, Greg Susong, Bob Pardue, Archie Black.

What is the mission of the Building Fund committee and the stated monetary goal?
Their mission is to purchase a building "where meetings could be held, materials stored and just have a place to call home." $50,000.

Are there any women members of the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame? If yes, name them.
Yes. Janice O'Neal.

In your own words (no copy & paste) state what line item #7 in the Club Code of Ethics means.
My personal submission: "I believe this means that, when selling or trading a casino collectible, you should never represent it as authentic if you have ANY reason to believe it is NOT authentic."

Who was the first inductee into the Southern California Chapter Hall of Fame? This Club member's quest for the $5 Golden Goose chip during the Convention Auction one year is still fondly talked about today among those who were there.
Gene Grossblatt.

Name three members of the Club’s current Board of Directors and the office they hold.
From Article 4, Section 2 of the CC&GTCC Constitution: "A Board of Directors will be comprised of the five (5) Club officers."

  1. Nate Pincus - President
  2. John Zoesch - Vice-President
  3. Mike Quinlivan - Treasurer
  4. Tyrus Mulkey - Secretary
  5. Ralph Myers - Membership Officer

This member was CH-001, served for 10 years as President, was the first inductee into the CC&GTCC Hall of Fame, is a Honorary Life Member, served on numerous Club committees, helped countless collectors over the years and wrote THE reference guide on Atlantic City chips. Who is this member?
Archie Black.

What does the membership designation “CH” stand for and how many are there?
Charter Member. 100.

According to the Club website, what year was the Club “Formally begun….with about 20 members”?
1987