Dick Pack #572
Dick Pack joined ALPCA in January 1965 but has been interested in plates
a lot longer than that. He was born in 1938 and grew up in Chicago. He
got the collecting bug when his uncle gave him a pair of 1935 plates to
put on his bike. They wound up in his room and remain a prized part of
He began saving the family plates in 1951 and got his first car in 1955
and has saved every plate since. He joined an antique car club in 1960
where he bought a box of twenty six plates for $30 and he hasn't
stopped since. Met the late Barney Schukraft at a car show in 1962 where
he first learned about the club but lost the information. Hooking up
with Barney again in 1964 he attended his first local meet in the fall
of 1964 in Illinois and sent in his papers for membership.
Dick has attended thirty conventions and volunteered at the registration
desk, sold souvenirs, judged displays and worked security. He co-hosted
the national convention in 1970 with Barney, Gordon Hewett and Howard
Rusmussen at St. Charles, Illinois. They invited Illinois Secretary of
State Paul Powell as their special guest. In 1971 he tried with Barney
to form the Lincoln Land Plate Association which eventually turned into
the MAPA region.
Dick married Carol Lee Rosiple in 1960. He attended Evanston Wright
Junior College and served in the Illinois National Guard. The family
moved to California in 1973 and then Arizona in 1974 where he lives
He met Roy Carson at the Greenfield, Massachusetts meet in 1967 and they
became close friends. He was active in Roy's Arizona Plate Society and
assisted him with the club newsletter while Roy was editor. He would
continue as a contributing editor to Roy, Bob Bittner and Paul Maginnity
through the 1970s and 1980s.
He served as Second Vice President of ALPCA from 1972-1973, First Vice
President from 1973-1974 and was elected Club President for 1976-1977.
Dick has attended nearly 300 regional meets in fourteen states and was
regional host for the 2003 National convention. He served three terms as
Director of the NILPS region. He was frequently a guest auctioneer at
numerous donation auctions. He continues to submit materials for the
club archives and offers encouragement and guidance to new members.
In addition to plates he collects maps, sports memorabilia, books, toys,
street car transfers and bottle caps. Still active at age 77 he has seen
The ALPCA Hall of Fame welcomes Dick Pack to its ranks.
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