PNNA 1st Q 2018 Nor’wester Boeing Employees’ Coin Show edition

The 1st Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at
http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q1.pdf. This is a new 16-page special edition for the annual Boeing Employees’ Coin Show in Kent, Wash., Jan. 20-21, 2018. There are eight color pages, similar to the spring and fall convention special editions that have been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A short PNNA/WCC Portland Fall Show Report.
  • Information on PNNA nominations/elections, annual awards, spring convention, National Coin Week, etc.
  • An interesting article, “An Annual Medal – One Club’s Tradition” by Tony Kalt, BECC Medals Co-Chair, together with a page of medal photos.
  • Another interesting and humorous article, “What Language Do You Speak?” by Ray J. Fiorini, as originally published in the September edition of the South Hill Coin Club Newsletter.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, West Coast Coins and other local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Boeing show.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 20-22), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2017 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting article, “North and South, the PGM Bullion Coins” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2017 Nor’wester

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

The 3rd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q3.pdf.

This is an 8-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Report, photos, meeting minutes and award summaries from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Mar. 17-19, 2017).
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A feature article, “North and South, the Strangest Metals” by prolific author Mark Benvenuto.
  • Information about a total solar eclipse commemorative “coin.”

Back issues are also available at
http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 2nd Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 17-19), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “The Wright Brothers and a National Bank President,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila this weekend.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

PNNA 1st Q 2017 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Call for Awards ………………………………….. pp. 2-3
  • Spring Convention ………………………………….. p. 3
  • Collector Exhibits ……………………………………. p. 3
  • PNNA Officers List …………………………………. p. 4
  • Fall Board Meeting Minutes…………………. pp. 4-5
  • Washington State Fair Report ………………. pp. 6-7
  • Need Security Advice? …………………………….. p. 7
  • The Penny Press Fall Tour ……………………….. p. 8
  • Fall Convention Report ……………………………. p. 9
  • Scholarship Application …………………………. p. 10
    (Note: Applications are due by Feb. 15 this year!)
  • Event Calendar ……………………………………… p. 11
  • Boeing Show Ad …………………………………… p. 12

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.
Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 7-9, 2016), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • Short WashJam 2016 and Washington State (Puyallup) Fair reports and photos.
  • An interesting article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2016 Nor’wester

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

The 3rd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q3.pdf.
This is a 10-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Report, photos, meeting minutes and award summaries from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24, 2016).
  • PNNA President’s message by newly elected President James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler” by guest author Jean-Philippe Fontanille.
  • A second feature article, “Go Big or Go Home – Is Anyone Collecting These? North and South,” by prolific author Mark Benvenuto.

Back issues are also available at
http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 2nd Q 2016 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • An interesting feature article, “Letters to the Rescue!” (about National Currency) by Tom Tullis, which will also be an exhibit at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

The PNNA is also having an election for Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term, plus a Bylaws amendment. You must be a PNNA member to receive a ballot. If you are a current member and did not receive a ballot, please contact info@pnna.org.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 1st Q 2016 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Board meeting minutes and report (including collector exhibit winners) from the annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 16-18, 2015).
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • PNNA Awards information for 2016.
  • A brief announcement of the PNNA 2016 spring convention in Tukwila.
  • An illustrated article, “Penny Press Hits the Road,” by Rick Schulz.
  • Call for nominations for PNNA officers for the 2016 election.
  • An interesting article, “Beautiful Commemoratives, North and South,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • PNNA scholarship application for 2016 ANA Summer Seminar.
  • Event calendar and coin show ads.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and have a great holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q4.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years (the past two years in color). Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 16-18), including a welcome message by the new General Chairman, Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • A short Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An obituary for PNNA and WCC member David Ownbey.
  • An interesting article, “Honoring the Olympics, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients (and a PNNA Director).
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster