Monthly updates – scholarship info – new items up for auction

Dallas pen show

We’ll be at the Dallas Pen show this year.  We’ve booked a wall table so come and find us.  Hopefully we’ll have a big sign on the wall with our name on it.

Shop expansion – Things have started rolling along here.  The stairs demo (house used to be a duplex) was last weekend and they’re framing it in right now.  This will give me space for a small CNC lathe.

Scholarship info & money raised so far.

Scholarship checks went out a couple weeks ago and our 9 recipients have all gotten their checks.  Thank you all so much for the support over the years.  This scholarship program means so much to me and you all are helping it to be a bigger and bigger success every year.  As of now we have $2002 for this next years scholarship awards already saved up!

New items up for auction.  Lots of goodies up for auction this month.

A few vintage pens, my purple binded Vanishing Point, a Faber Castell, a Mini Wood Productions pen, and a Kaweco Sport.

Notebooks and postcards – Make donations under the Donors section.

If you want to support the scholarship fund, you can either make a donation with no gift, or make a donation and ask for a gift.  We have notebooks and postcards.  We’re working on getting some more notebooks made up hopefully by Christmas.  Joey Feldman, Steve Light, and Leigh Reyes have agreed to contribute some art work.  We might be getting more.

Monthly Raffle

When you donate you get a number, and at the end of each month we pick a person to get a $225 credit towards any custom pen they want.  If you want extra features or a gold nib you’d need to pay for that.  US shipping and nib grinds are free.  International shipping is less $15 the actual total.

If you want to enter the raffle for free all you have to do is send a postcard to my PO box, with your name and email, and “Free Entry to NP Scholarship Raffle” written on it.  If there’s no contact info I can’t accept it.

Send cards to

Newton Pens
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902
USA

The winner from August, randomly picked from 1-37 using random.org is #2!!  Congrats to Seth E!!  Thanks so much for your continued support and I’ll be in touch shortly.  🙂

As always, if you have any questions please shoot me an email.  shawn@newtonpens.com

Scholarship Updates – Pen Shows

Hi Everybody!
I’m late writing my monthly update but here it is.
For July, Michael S (#8) was picked using random.org for a $225 credit towards a custom pen.

I’m going to cut checks today for the 2018 scholarship recipients. $8750 total! That’s all thanks to you. Your continued support means so much to me and I can only imagine how much it means to the students receiving scholarships.

To continue supporting the fund, you can make small donations to newtonpensscholarships@gmail.com via paypal, receive your choice of postcards or notebooks (what we have left), or just make a donation.  We’re working on getting some new notebooks by Christmas, or maybe early January, with some great artwork, and all Tomoe river paper on the insides.  I’ve already got 3 really great artists lined up to design some covers, and am working on getting one or two more.  If you know anybody give me a holler.  🙂

Every donation gets a raffle number assigned with it, so you have a chance at winning a $225 credit towards a free pen.  Free grind included if you want one, and free shipping in the US (discounted international shipping).

The rules for entering the monthly raffle are here.

If you want to enter for free, you can do that too.  Just send me a postcard with your name and email address, and write “Free entry to Newton Pens Scholarship raffle” and send it to

Newton Pens
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902
USA

We also have some auctions going on.  So many people have been so kind and donated some really great items over the last year.  This month we have this– and some really great mechanical pencils, and 2 lots of vintage pen parts.  I’m headed out right now to visit a ceramics artist friend of mine to pick up a vase he’s donated to the auction.  I’ll post photos of that on Instagram once I have it in hand.  🙂

PEN SHOW NEWS-

We’re going to be at the Dallas Pen Show this year on a wall somewhere.  September 28 and 29.  Come see us!

If you have any questions give me a holler – shawn@newtonpens.com  – THanks!

 

Scholarship Auctions

Hey Everybody,

The Orville arco auction is over and went for $500!  Thanks so much!  $225 of that total is going to the scholarship fund.

There are some new auction items up ready to be won!  Every penny raised from these will go to the scholarship fund.

We still have a few notebooks and quite a few postcards available.  Wanting to get them sold out quick so we can get some new notebooks made up.  I’m working on getting some art from some really great people and a couple have already said yes!  So thanks to Joey Feldman and Leigh Reyes!

 

Saint Louis Pen Show – Scholarship News – Pen Auctions

Hey Everybody!  It’s been a crazy busy month and it’s finally over.  Now for another crazy busy month (aren’t they all?).

First – Every month as a way of saying thank you to everybody who contributes to the scholarship fund we give away a custom pen credit of $225.  The winner can take that and get something for $225, or pitch in some more and get something a bit more custom.  Free nib grind, free shipping.  This month, out of 37 entries, #31 got it.  Congrats to Pamela B!  I’ll send you an email in just a minute.

Wait – how can I win a credit towards a pen?  I’m glad you asked!  You can donate a few bucks and get a gift of postcards or notebooks, or just donate without requesting a gift, or you can enter for free.  To enter for free just send us a postcard with your name and email address, and “FREE ENTRY TO NEWTON PENS RAFFLE”, mailed to

PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

And remember – every penny we raise goes to high school students going to college.

Second – I’ve updated the store page with current inventory available now.  There’s also a special pen up for auction right now too.  It’s an Orville made with some Omas Arco brown celluloid.  That ends July 8th.  After that I’ll be uploading more pens for auction.  Every wondered how you could help out with the scholarship fund raising?  You could always donate a pen or two.  We’ve gotten everything from TWSBIs to Montblancs, Nakaya and Omas, and a slew of Lamy and inexpensive Chinese pens, too.  We’ll also gladly take inks, cases, paper, and other stationery items.  Just send me a note – shawn@newtonpens.com

Third– We just got back from Saint Louis for the 2018 pen show!  We had a great time and met lots of great people.  We took the boys out to the City Museum which was a total blast!  You can see lots of photos on their Instagram feed.

We also got to see some of Ralph’s flexible and modified nibs (Regalia Writing Labs).

I also got to meet the famous DJ Kennedy and see some of his pens in person!  You can see some of his work here and here

Last – I think that’s most everything.  Small things – I have a custom acrylic coming in a few months.  It’ll be a black and white pinstripe similar in pattern to the Arco colors.  Totally stoked about that one.
My next pen show is going to be at Dallas.

I’m sure there’s more that I’m forgetting, but as always if you have any questions, send me a note – shawn@newtonpens.com

Scholarship updates – Pens – Notebook art – Auctions

Hi Everybody!

It’s a new month!  We’ve got new pens up for auction this month (19 lots!), and only a few more notebooks and postcard sets left.  Once the postcards are gone, that will be it.  Since we’re getting really low on notebooks, we’re on the hunt for some new art.  We already have 2 artists promising art (thanks Joey and Leigh!) and I have 2 more that I’m going to ask.  If you know anybody who might be interested in making some art to help sell notebooks for a good cause, let us know.

Every month as a way of saying thank you for supporting the scholarship fund we give a pen credit away.  That’s $225 towards any custom pen in the store or one custom made just for you.  This month #22 was picked.  Congrats to Greg S!

If you want to help support the scholarship fund, you can purchase notebooks or postcards, make a donation (you can get a tax receipt for that), or donate some pens you might have laying around for us to auction off (tax receipt for that too).

We gave away $8750 to 9 students this year, the most we’ve given away yet.  Hopefully next year we can give even more.

Thank you all so much for your support over the years.  You’re helping to support somebody’s future.  When we support our students, our youth, we’re working towards a better future.

If you have any questions, give me a holler.  shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks

May pens are gone

Hi pen peoples!  The May auctions are over and it looks like we raised $349.  Thank you all so much!  I’ll get 10 more pens set up for June in the next day or two.

If you have some old, or not so old, pens that you find yourself not reaching for, and you want to donate them to a good cause, you can send them here to be auctioned off for scholarships.  Any pen, any condition, any price range.  Bottles of ink, pen cases, ballpoints, anything stationery will work.  If you’re not sure, ask.  shawn@newtonpens.com
I give tax receipts for your records as well.

We’re also in the works to get some new notebooks with some sweet new artwork.  Joey Feldman has agreed to make something for us, and Leigh Reyes, too.  I’m talking to a couple of other artists and still waiting to hear what they think.  This time around all the notebooks will be made by Steve Curnow with tomoe river paper, instead of some made with HP laser paper.  It’s good stuff, but the tomoe is just the best.

 

Let me know if there’s any interest in larger A5 size notebooks.

Thanks for all your support!  It all benefits the kids.  🙂
Thanks,
Shawn

2018 Scholarships Awarded!!

Hey Everybody!
$1,000 awards going to
A Meeks – Mountain Pine
J Puckett – Cutter Morning Star
M Hancock –  Macomb High School
M McDaniel – Mountain Pine
H Scott –  Bryant High School
R Kennon –  Pompano Beach High School
T Terry – Mountain Pine
J Peralta –  San Miguel High School
And $750 made possible by the Red Light Roastery tip donation (which you can read about at that link) goes to a Garland County, Lake Hamilton High School student 
C French.
Congrats to the recipients!  I hope this money will help you out.
I can’t wait for next year!
Shawn

Scholarships and Pen Shows

Hi Everybody!

Thanks so much to everybody who participated in the April pen auctions.  I forgot to post a reminder for last minute bidding during the last couple of days but it was still a great month.  I’ve already posted 10 new items in the auctions page – https://newtonpens.com/auctions/

Every month, for about 5 or 6 years now, we’ve raffled off a pen as a way of saying thank you to everybody who has supported the scholarship fund through donations, and this month the winner of a $225 pen credit is Mickey L!  Congrats Mickey!

We’re heading off to the Chicago Pen Show tomorrow, too.  Going to be a busy weekend I hope.  We’ll bring notebooks and postcards with us to sell, too.  Every penny towards the scholarship fund is another student helped!  🙂

Want a chance to win a pen?  All you have to do is buy a set of postcards or a notebook (getting low on supplies, too) and we’ll give you a number.  Don’t want to buy in?  You can enter for free by sending a postcard (and I love getting your postcards!) to

PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

Send me an email with any questions you might have – shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!

 

Monthly bit of news

Hi Everybody,

So it’s been another good month for the Newton Pens Scholarship fund raising, with good notebook and postcard sales at the Arkansas Pen Show and online, and several hundred raised from the pen auctions.  We raised $673 in March.

The winner for the monthly pen give away (to say thanks for supporting the scholarship fund) is Michell Z!  Thanks so much to all of you for your donations to the scholarship fund.  We’re getting scholarship applications in the mail and will be reading essays and figuring out what students will be getting awards very soon.

Deadline for applications is April 14th.

If you want to win a $225 pen credit, all you have to do is purchase some notebooks or postcards, or just make a donation, write a note in the paypal payment form so we know what you’re doing, or you can send a postcard in the mail for a free entry to

Newton Pens Give Away
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

Be sure to include name, contact info, and “Free entry to monthly give away” written on the card, or the entry won’t count.

I’ll be putting up more auction pens very soon, keep your eyes open for them.  I’ll post on Instagram and Facebook when they’re live.

As always, if you have any questions just send me a note – shawn@newtonpens.com

Thanks!

Shawn