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Good day CAPS members. I have taken on the new volunteer position, "Members Connection". This position has two distinct roles. The first is to provide the members with an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I have some ideas listed next and wait to hear your feedback.

  1. Members parties in person or virtual such as Christmas New year's etc.
  2. Field trips to places of interest
  3. Workshops, such as repairing and maintaining our machines
  4. Casual music nights, this would be virtual, just fun records to keep us company for a few hours
  5. "Get to Know" members, this would have anyone who would like to participate sign up and each month would get another member to contact and get to know. This is a very effective way to keep us in touch with fellow members.

The second part of this position is the presence we have with the public. This is where we market the best of what CAPS accomplishes. Some ideas and directions could include:

  1. Contacting media TV and Radio and getting guest spots, across Canada
  2. Offering services such as accurate machine dating for movie props
  3. Recording cylinders of current Canadian music artists
  4. High school presentations that would take place anywhere we have members that would like to participate. We will produce a video to show to get you going.
  5. High school special interest restoration challenge. Each group would be given a phonograph to restore and we would jury the results. I know there are many YouTubers who would jump at this offer, great publicity.
  6. Annual Berliner exposition on or around Emile's Birthday of May 20th

Please take a moment to send me your feedback. I can only be as good as you want and need me to be. That makes you a part of what I am hoping to accomplish in this new role. Thank you.

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: membersconnection@capsnews.org (Don Colvin)
WANTED: Phonograph collections for CAPS auctions. Do you have a partial or small phonograph collection (machines, parts & phonograph related items) that you are thinking of selling (or perhaps you’d like to downsize)? Then please consider having the items sold at the CAPS monthly auctions. Your items will be advertised to all CAPS members where "Absentee Bidding" is permitted for those who cannot attend the auction in person. We will arrange to pick up cartable items, prepare a complete list and send you payment less commission at the conclusion of every auction. Approximately a 10% commission is charged with all proceeds going to the club. You are not required to attend the meeting, as this is all part of the service. BUYERS: those members who wish to purchase items, but not attend in person, can contact Blain by email directly. A list of items available for absentee bids is sent out one week prior to the meeting date.

Tavistock, Ontario
Contact: bmccutchen@rogers.com - Blain McCutchen, CAPS Auction Manager
WANTED: We are always looking for stories or articles for the Antique Phonograph News. Written material should be original and have a tie-in to phonograph history, preferably in Canada. We have someone who can edit your submission, so why not give it a try. If you are a first time contributor to our magazine or have not been published in APN in the last 10 years, then next year's CAPS membership is FREE.

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: editor@capsnews.org - Mark Caruana-Dingli, APN Editor
DeadWax 78's is a podcast about the world of 78rpm recordings and technology......dead artists ... old music ... outdated tech ..... live host.

Listen to episodes by the host, and CAPS member, Sean Scally, on the website .. https://www.buzzsprout.com/2020299. Also available on Spotify and other sites.

Trenton, Ontario
Contact: soscally@gmail.com

WANTED: Records issued in Canada. I will pay a minimum of $100 for any of the following in excellent playing condition: Aurora 36-125 - Dave’s Harlem Highlights, Aurora 22008 - Herman Black Orch., Apex 774 - ‘That’s Why I Love You’ by Annette Hanshaw, Brunswick (Canadian only) – 4964 Ikey Robinson, 4965 Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers, 4967 Dixie Rhythm Kings. Following on Starr-Gennett label - 9517, 9524, 9557, 9615 - Oliver Naylor Orch., 9595, 9611 - Wolverine Orch. 9303, 9304, 9313 - Friars Society Orch, 9374, 9405 - Viola McCoy, 4508 – Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Phonola 1155, 1156 - Original New Orleans J.B. Gilbert Watson Orch (a Toronto Band) on Apex, Starr, Domino, Microphone and Lucky Strike labels. POSITIVELY BEST PRICES PAID.

Scarborough, Ontario
Contact: cjbray@es.utoronto.ca
Gramophone/Phonograph Repairs. Repairs to disc & cylinder machines. Good stock of parts.
Also buy & sell.

Brampton, Ontario
Contact: angeloraffin@hotmail.com
FOR SALE: Phonograph Needles - Loud • Medium • Soft • Spearpoint. Always in stock.

St. Paul, MN, USA
Contact: www.VictrolaNeedles.com