The 2nd Quarter 2014 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2013) you should have received a paper copy of this issue along with your PNNA election ballot for the 2014-2016 term, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2013, please enclose a check for dues when returning your ballot.
This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, with a cover design by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 2-4, 2014. Inside you’ll also find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, information about the exciting Portlandia medal designed for the 2015 ANA National Money Show in Portland, other PNNA and ANA information, and coin dealer advertisements.
Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.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.
Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PNNA: (by election chairman Bill McKivor)
It is time once again to pick those who would lead us for the next two years. We are looking for a few great people to serve as officers and on the board of directors.
Please consider service to the club, if you have time it is more than worthwhile. You get to know many people in the numismatic community, and get to meet collectors of nearly every possible phase of coin, token, and medal collecting, and help guide the PNNA to bigger and better things. The term of office is 2014-2016.
Thus, we are looking for nominees. If you would like to run for any of the offices, President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary — or for the board of directors — please contact me.
We need to have a slate of candidates by the first of March, an election soon after, and the results will be announced at the PNNA Convention in Tukwila on May 3rd.
If you are a member of the board, and have not contacted me with an OK to run again, please do, as I cannot enter anyone’s name without permission. And if you are a person just now thinking about helping the PNNA with your hands and your heart, I shall happily sign you up to run. — Bill McKivor, Election Chairman, ph. (206) 244-8345, address PO Box 46135, Seattle, WA 98146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1st Quarter 2014 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q1.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 receive your copy by the end of the year.
This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming PNNA elections and PNNA awards, including the annual scholarship awards to attend the ANA Summer Seminar.
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 notice about membership renewal by about March of 2014.
Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and Happy Holidays!
The 4th Quarter 2013 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2013_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 receive your copy by about October 1.
This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 5-6 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 4) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 9th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. There will also be an educational symposium on Thursday October 3 with several high-quality speakers including Doug Mudd from the ANA. (See below.) 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 one-year email-only memberships will also be available at the Portland show.
Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!
Additional educational symposium information:
Date: Thursday, October 3. Seating is limited—Please RSVP via email or phone to the contact listed below. Attendance is FREE. Check-in at 8:30 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Scott Loos, P.O. Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 425-831-8789. Or contact Larry Gaye as listed in the newsletter.
- Headline speaker will be Douglas Mudd, ANA museum curator. Doug will be speaking on “The Politics of Coinage: Messages and Their Importance on Early Modern Coinage.”
- Other speakers will feature U.S. and World topics. Please check the PNNA website (or The Nor’wester) for a complete list of presentations.
- FREE—Enjoy a day of learning before the start of the annual fall PNNA/WCC show.
According to the newest online edition of the ANA’s monthly journal, The Numismatist, several PNNA members will be recognized at the upcoming ANA anniversary convention in Chicago/Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 13-17.
- Larry Gaye – ANA Medal of Merit
- Katie Reinders – ANA YN of the Year
- James Reinders – ANA Outstanding Adult Advisor
- Joe Boling – ANA Exemplary Service Award
- Dick Doty – ANA Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously).
Congratulations, and we’ll have a report in the 4th Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester.
Update – see photos of some of the awards and award winners; also collector exhibits.
The 3rd Quarter 2013 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.
If you are a PNNA member, you should have received a cover sheet with The Nor’wester, including a member survey. The first 100 members to respond with a completed survey by the deadline will be entered into a prize drawing. If you’re not currently a PNNA member, it’s too late for the survey this year, but we might do it again in 2014.
This is another great year for the PNNA, with the usual conventions in Tukwila (completed) and Portland (scheduled for October 5-6), plus other activities including a booth at the Puyallup Fair Hobby Hall (September 6-22). If you’re at the Fair, stop by and say hello!
Thank you again for your interest in the PNNA, and I look forward to seeing you in Portland.
As a reminder, to continue your free PNNA membership (if applicable), you need to attend this year’s spring or fall convention and fill out a new free membership form. Paid memberships are also available at http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html. Starting August 1, there will be a modest dues increase for those who prefer to receive their newsletter in paper form. (Yes, mailing is getting more expensive.)
If you already have a paid membership, thank you for your support of the PNNA! Please check your newsletter cover letter and renew now if necessary.
The 2nd Quarter 2013 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2013_Q2.pdf, and free black-and-white paper copies will be available at the PNNA convention. Back issues are also available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.
Thank you again for your interest in the PNNA, and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming (April 12-14) annual PNNA convention in Tukwila, Washington! If you require more convention information, please see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html. Please note there has been a change in the convention keynote speaker … it will now be ANA V.P. Walt Ostromecki instead of ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin. The time is 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Walt won’t be speaking about the ANA (as Jeff had planned), but he will give an interesting and entertaining talk about “dumb coins.”
As a reminder, if you signed up for a free PNNA membership at a convention in the past couple years, you need to attend this year’s spring or fall convention and fill out a new free membership form to continue your free membership. Paid memberships are also available at http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html.
The PNNA offers one adult and one Young Numismatist (YN) scholarship each year to attend the ANA’s Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs.
For more information on the PNNA scholarships and other PNNA annual awards, see the 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester (see online editions page).
For more information on the ANA Summer Seminar including course schedules, see the ANA website (www.money.org).
2013 should be another great year for the PNNA, with the usual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, plus other activities. Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead!
The 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester was mailed to PNNA members just before Christmas. It’s a 12-page edition, and it’s also available on this website. (see online editions page).
In the last Board meeting we put together a team of folks that will work on creating 75th Anniversary Token and how we will design the finished product. Wood? Copper? Zirconium? Over the next few months we will be creating a contest will, we hope, motivate all of you folks out there to present possible design artwork for the upcoming celebration. Share your knowledge, skills and input to help us on the success of this project.
Contact me ay firstname.lastname@example.org with your input.
Ed Fischer, Board Member