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

PNNA 3rd Q 2015 Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q3.pdf. This is an 8-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • Report on annual PNNA awards and annual PNNA convention in Tukwila, including the collector exhibit awards.
  • Minutes of the board meeting held in Tukwila.
  • Puyallup Fair Time! – Call for volunteers.
  • Coin show and event calendar.

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

Thank you again for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA Convention this weekend, May 1-3 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 1-3, 2015, with the show opening to the public at noon on Friday, for an admission charge as low as $2.00 (or $5.00 for the entire weekend). See the convention webpage at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html for much more information, including a link to the dealer list. See you in Tukwila for the PNNA’s 75th anniversary!

PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2015 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2014) you should receive a paper copy of this issue along with an invitation to attend the PNNA’s 75th anniversary party in Tukwila, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2014, please pay by check or online or at the convention to renew your membership. (Please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information.)

This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, including a back-cover ad by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 1-3, 2015. Inside you’ll find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, other PNNA and ANA information, a PNNA 75th anniversary trivia page in color, an article by a PNNA member, and coin dealer advertisements. The front cover features the exciting 75th anniversary medal design by former U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers. Current plans call for these medals to be ready for sale in Tukwila!

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

Portland National Money Show – Final Reminder

Just a final reminder that the ANA National Money Show will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Thursday-Saturday March 5-7, 2015. It should be a great show, not to be missed! For more information, see https://www.money.org/nationalmoneyshow and http://www.pnna.org/ana/ana_2015_portland.html, and perhaps we’ll see you at the show.

PNNA 1st Quarter 2015 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q1.pdf.
This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming ANA National Money Show in Portland (March 5-7) and The Dalles Mint tour (March 8).
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • Call for nominations for annual PNNA awards.
  • In Memoriam section noting prominent PNNA members who have passed away recently; also see http://www.pnna.org/info/memorial.html.
  • An interesting article, “One-Ounce Silver Bullion Coinage, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • PNNA scholarship application for 2015. (Scholarships are for expenses attending ANA Summer Seminar.)
  • Coin show and event calendar.

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

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester and Portland Fall Show

The 4th Quarter 2014 convention 16-page special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q4.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should have received your copy by about the end of September.

This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 11-12 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 10) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 10th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. For more information about the fall show, see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information, or wait until I send a separate email about membership renewal. Free memberships for show attendees are no longer available.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Quarter Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2014 edition of the PNNA’s newsletter, The Nor’wester, has been published and can be accessed as a PDF file on the back issues page at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

This is a 12-page edition that includes a report and photos from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (May 2-4), as well as an article written by the convention keynote speaker, Howard A. Daniel III.