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Hot News 12-12-2013

David Dunn

After a long battle with cancer, David Dunn passed away on December 8th, 2013 at the age of 74. Dave, his wife Judy and his mother Ruth were long time silver strike collectors and Club members. Dave's passion for life was only equaled by his devotion to his family and country.  He will be missed and remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Al Lukacs, SS-1077
Secretary

Hot News 11-28-2013

Upcoming Events Flyer

Here's what's happening, click on the links below.

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Jo Riefer, CHSS-33

Hot News 11-19-2013

THE SILVER STRIKERS CLUB COIN CONTEST

Send your drawings in. Deadline December 15th 2013.

If you want to have them computer enhanced please email or send to Jo Riefer at:

Jo Riefer
2283 Panoramic Dr.
Concord, CA. 94520
silver.striker41@hotmail.com

Remember Jo does not send your completed drawing in, after your satisfied with your drawing you need to send it or email it to Al Lukacs at:

Al Lukacs
5507 4th Ave. N.W.
Bradenton, FL. 34209
albtown@aol.com

Jeff Bitzer, SS-291

Hot News 11-07-2013

Four Queens Winter 2014 Strike Tournament

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Shaun Webster, SS-1093

Hot News 09-14-2013

Mirage Silver Strike News

The Mirage has there 6th Terry Fator Blue Cap in play and it is Duggie.

Terry Fator's WREX now has the new TERRY FATOR LOGO and is also in play.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 09-12-2013

Club Coin Contest

How to submit your entry, click on the links below.

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Al Lukacs, SS-1077

Hot News 09-06-2013

Club Coin Design Contest

Now is the time to review the club coin contest rules (click the blue link (box) at the top of the page). The next Club Coin Design Contest begins October 1st, so get your pencils and papers ready.

Al Lukacs, SS-1077
Secretary

Hot News 09-05-2013

Halloween Possibility

From the Las Vegas Advisor:
August 30, 2013 Opening Date for Downtown Grand: According to a Vegas-fan blogger who received an invitation to a comped room from the much-anticipated Downtown Grand, it looks like the opening date for the hotel will not be October 27, as previously speculated (see Question of the Day 7/29/13), but as early as September 23.  We don't have official confirmation of this as yet, but we know many of our readers verge on the obsessed when it comes to word of the former Lady Luck, so we just wanted to keep you as informed (or otherwise) as we are.

I thought a lot of people going for Halloween might enjoy going over there to check it out.

Pam Martin, SS-365

Hot News 08-31-2013

2013 Club Coin

The 2013 Club Coin is a sell out, Thank you for the support.

Al Lukacs, SS-1077
Secretary

Hot News 08-21-2013

Mirage Silver Strike News

The Mirage has put the New Terry Fator Logo on the DUGGIE $10.00 Clad Strike and it is in play in there Silver Strike machines.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 08-09-2013

Casino Up-Date

The Venetian & Palazzo are still in the process of doing artwork for there up-coming Silver Strike programs.

There is no news to report on the strike programs at Sam's Town and the El Cortez.

The Mirage plans on doing a new all silver $300.00 strike when the current $300.00 is gone.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 07-19-2013

Four Queens Winter 2014 Strike Tournament

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Shaun Webster, SS-1093
Director Of Slots
Four Queens Hotel & Casino

Hot News 07-19-2013

Four Queens Halloween 2013

Four Queens Halloween 2013 will be released on November 1st at 10am.

Shaun Webster, SS-1093
Director Of Slots
Four Queens Hotel & Casino

Hot News 07-18-2013

Mirage Silver Strike News

There is a new Mirage Terry Fator blue cap in the machines and her name is EMMA.

Also the clear cap Hyphen now has the NEW LOGO and is also in the strike machines.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 07-03-2013

Silver Strikers Club Forum (SSC Forum)

The one year trial of the SSC Forum as approved by the Board of Directors is complete. Due to club membership lack of participation the SSC Forum will be removed 13 July 2013 and no longer be part of the Silver Strikers Club website.

Webmaster, SS-254

Hot News 06-27-2013

New Casinos with strikes Coming

The Palazzo and The Venetian, both casinos have purchased a strike machine. Each casino is in the process of designing the artwork.  Each casino will have one house strike (clad), one colorized clad strike and one $300 silver strike. I will update the current news page as they progress with their strike programs.

Webmaster, SS-254

Hot News 06-27-2013

Silver Strike News

Wow, we had a good time at the Summer Tournament at the Four Queens in Las Vegas. I can't believe it is over. The tournament was kicked off with the registration on Monday morning first session began at 9:00 am. The second session began at 1:00 pm then third session at 9:00 am Tuesday morning. Right up to the last session there was not a clear winner. Some of us didn't place anywhere near the top but it was fun trying. We were all awarded a beautiful tournament token by the Four Queens.

The First place winner was Eugene Simeona. Second place went to James Turnbow and third to Colin Highet.

At 2:00 pm on Wednesday our annual Silver Strikers Club meeting started.  The officers were installed. Joel Slack as President, Jo Riefer as first Vice President, Jim Mahan as Second Vice President, Al Lukacs as Secretary, and Judy Barton as Treasurer. This will be a two year term.

The last years minutes were read by Al Lukacs and approved, Jo Riefer gave the membership report and gave the awards for the membership contest.  We have increased 21 members over the past year. The awards (Free Roster) for recruiting at least 3 new members went to Bill Cohenour, Whitney Anthony, and Ralph Fajardo. Due to an error Carl Janson was over looked but that has been rectified. My apologies to Carl. We had one member, Peggy Place that won 1 year free membership and a roster for recruiting 6 new members. Congrats to Peggy.

Our treasure report came next. That will be posted on the club web site on the Club Financial page.

Jim Mahan gave the plaques. Jamie Martin, Pam Martin, Jim Moser, Jeff Bitzer and Jim Quinn were given the plaques as a thank you for all of their contributions to the club. Al Lukacs and Jeff Bitzer gave the awards (the new Club Silver Strike) to the runners up in the Club Coin Contest Jim Mitz, Peggy Johnson, Walt Johnson, Peggy Place and Robert Likes. The first place went to Ralph Fajardo.

The meeting was adjourned and a discussion period followed. There was a lively discussion on our newsletter. We are considering making changes since there is not enough news to fill four issues a Year. We are also considering sending a flyer to announce upcoming events. These are things that are under consideration.

At 5:00 pm we had our club party. The food was excellent followed by the raffle of the gift brought by those in attendance. Jim Mahan has a talent for keeping us laughing. I think everyone who attended enjoyed themselves.

Jo Riefer, CHSS-33

Hot News 06-05-2013

Four Queens Silver Strike News

If all goes well with the mint the Four Queens red & blue cap strikes will be put in the strike machines on 12th or 13th.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 06-04-2013

Mirage Silver Strike News

I just received this news from the Mirage.

I'm pleased to let you know that the Mirage will be introducing two new tokens "Kani" and "Monte Carlo".

I plan on having them in service by June 14th.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 05-18-2013

Strike Auction

The club will auction 5 Caesar's Atlantic New Jersey strikes during the club meeting on 19 June 2013. Strikes are the States of New York, New Jersey, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, The strikes were donated to the Club by Jeff Conners Aristocrat Technologies. Click on the links below to see the strike images.

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Board of Directors

Hot News 05-12-2013

President's Message

The Summer Slot Tournament and our Club Convention will be here before you know it.

Upcoming Events

With the unanimous approval of the Elections Chair and the BOD, the Officers of the Silver Strikers Club will be elected by acclamation at the Annual Meeting.

The Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, has cancelled the SSC Forum. In lieu of the Forum, we will have a General Discussion time. This will be an informal time to ask questions of the BOD or to discuss items that you think are important to the future of our Club.

Back by popular demand, we will have the "Jimmy and Eddie Show"
Please bring something from your hometown or state like coffee mugs, t shirts, or other items
Jimmy does a fantastic job and it is always fun.

The Slot Tournament is always a great time and there are several new strikes to collect.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Four Queens in a few short weeks.

Joel Slack, SS-932
President

Hot News 05-07-2013

Four Queens Strike Machine Update

I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas. Thought you might like to know that the Four Queens has added a 6th Silver Strike machine. There are now 4 machines at the location where there were previously 3. Also, I was surprised that the 4 Seasons colorized blue caps are still in play.

Carl Janson, SS-1289

Hot News 05-03-2013

Mirage Strike Update

Terry Fator's (Vikki) has been colorized and placed in a blue case and is in play at the Mirage. This is the 4th of a series of colorized blue caps.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185

Hot News 04-26-2013

2012 Club Coin Orders

The 2012 club coin is sold out. Anyone with a pending order will receive a refund.

Al Lukacs, SS-1077

Hot News 04-22-2013

Four Queens Summer 2013 Strike Tournament Flyer

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Shaun Webster, SS-1093
Pam Martin, SS-365

Hot News 03-27-2013

$300 Strike Update

Good news - The $300 St. Patrick's strike will received by the Four Queens on 28 March 2013.

Shaun Webster, SS-1093

Hot News 03-18-2013

Club Coin order form

The 2013 club coin order form is now available. Click the red box at the top of the page.

Webmaster, SS-254

Hot News 03-13-2013

Good News & Bad News

Good news - The $300 St. Patrick's strike will be thinner, all silver with .999 fine silver on the coin.

Bad news - The strike will not be available for release on Friday, March 15th at 10AM.

Shaun Webster, SS-1093

Hot News 03-11-2013

2013 Club Coin Winners

Click the link below to see the standings and pictures.

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Al Lukacs, SS-1077
Secretary

Hot News 03-05-2013

Four Queens St. Patrick's Strike Release

The St Pat's $300.00 Silver Strike will be released on March 15th at 10:00 AM and the red and blue cap $10.00 Silver Strikes will go in the Strike machines on March 13th.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 02-09-2013

Four Queens Strike Update

The Four Queens has received the balance of their January Tournament $300.00 Silver Strikes. Shaun Webster said he would get them in the mail as soon as possible. And for those of you that plan on picking up your $300.00 at the Four Queens make sure you have your receipt with you.

Warren Schaefer, SS-185
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 02-02-2013

Club Coin Contest

It's time to vote.

The rules!

  1. You must be a member in good standing
  2. The deadline for voting is March 9, 2013.
  3. You can vote for only one design
  4. You can only vote once.

You can click on the links below to obtain the ballot and print it from you web browser. You may also click the link at the top of the page for the PDF version also.

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Al Lukacs, SS-1077
Secretary

Hot News 01-30-2013

Chair of the Publicity & Promotions Committee

For personal reasons, Pam Martin has resigned as the Chair of the Publicity & Promotions Committee. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Club Membership, I extend my appreciation to her for many years of dedicated service to the Silver Strikers Club.

Effective January 27th, I have appointed Warren Schaefer as Chairman of Publicity & Promotions Committee. Warren exceeds the requirements set forth by the Board of Directors as a long standing Club Member with an extensive knowledge of the Silver Strike program. This Chairmanship is very important to the Club Members, the Four Queens and other Casinos. I look forward to working with Warren as he begins his new position.

Joel Slack
President

Hot News 01-30-2013

Pam Martin Update

It seems each tournament turns out to bring an unexpected pleasure and this year is no exception. Who would have thought that the red caps would come so easy and the blue were a great challenge.  Shaun did it again with the 4 new blues. It was just like old times with everyone talking with old friends and making new friends because of all the trading. Seems like one group needed Summer and then another group needed Winter, I think in the end everyone had a set of four. Haven't seen so much trading in a long time, it was great.

A big THANKS to the Four Queens and Shaun Webster for another successful tournament. A special thanks to Jaime as she once again tried to take everyone's picture and this year all the ones I saw turned out great. Not only is it a nice memory but shows how each year we change.

Jim Moser (our first webmaster) and Jim Quinn (our present webmaster) met each other for the first time. It was such fun to listen as they talked about the web site. A big thank you to both of them for creating such a wonderful site for silver strikers. Our club website has been used by many including club members, casinos, slot directors, Las Vegas Advisor and many others. It is also one website to be proud of.

I would like to thank everyone for all the good comments I get from writing Pam's Corner, it has been such a pleasure to express my love for this club, silver strikers and its members. Silver Striking has given Jamie and I such fun, memories and great friends. Now it's time for me to meet another challenge with Jamie and I want to give all my support to him at this time.  I have resigned from Publicity/Promotions Chair and Pam's Corner will retire also.  I thank you for the memories, and love these last 14 years and we are both are looking forward to seeing everyone in June for the Four Queens Summer Silver Strikers Tournament.

Pam Martin
Silver Striker

Hot News 01-20-2013

Silver Strike Update

Four Queens should have their new house strikes in the strike machines this weekend. The red cap and blue caps will be in Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Their $300 will be released Saturday January 25th around 5 p.m. after the last round of tournament play. The tournament strike will be given out at the Awards Banquet on Sunday January 27.

The Mirage has a new colorize strike (third in the series), Julius.

El Cortez new house strike was waiting for approval on Friday January 18, we are hoping their will have their new strike in by Wednesday or Thursday.

Hope to see you there.

Pam Martin
Publicity & Promotions Chair

Hot News 01-01-2013

SSOY & HOF Finalists

Time to vote for SSOY & HOF strikes.

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Sue Cohenour, SS-562
Hall of Fame / Strike of the Year Chair