PNNA 3rd Quarter Nor’wester and related news

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.

Free members:
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.)

Paid members:
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.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA Convention report and photos

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s PNNA Convention in Tukwila a big success, with attendance once again over 1,000 and strong activity despite an unexpected drop in bullion prices on the opening day of the show.

Reports and photos have been added to the PNNA website in the following locations:

2013 convention report:
http://www.pnna.org/convention/spring/convention_report_2013.html

2013 convention exhibit report:
http://www.pnna.org/exhibits/exhibits_2013.html

2013 awards:
http://www.pnna.org/awards/awards.html
(Then click on each award to see the history of that award and who’s won the award over the years.)

The PNNA Memorabilia Catalog (http://www.pnna.org/catalog/index.html) will also be updated with the new elongated souvenir!

– Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA Annual Convention and Nor’wester news

Greetings!

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.

Jesse Torres received US Mint YN handouts

ON Wednesday I received delivery of YN  handouts from the US Mint, Some of the items were penny planchets, pencils, and bookmarkers.  I also sent a request to the Bureau of Engraving and Priniting,   If I don’t hear from them this week, I will try again.  If you know any other orgabization that provide YN handouts, please send me an e-mail at changeanalyst@comcast.net

 

PNNA Scholarships to Summer Seminar

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).

PNNA/Willamette fall coin show

As a preliminary reminder, the annual Willamette Coin Club/PNNA 8th Annual Fall Convention and Coin Show is set for September 28-30, 2012 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. (Click on the link for hotel room reservation information.) Friday 9/28 is a dealer and exhibitor setup day, with the show open to the public Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about the show and associated activities, please see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

New Token design for 75th Anniversary

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 edoregon@comcast.net with your input.

Ed Fischer, Board Member

Gerald Williams Honored for Exhibit

At the August 13th Mid Valley Coin Club meeting, Gerald Williams recieved his award for his exhibit at the April Tukwilla PNNA coin show.  Gerald won 1st place under the United States and Canadian Coins titled: The Arts: Numismatic Contribution of the Cooper Union.  Danny Bisgaard and myself, Ed Fischer were in attendance when President Bisgaard presented Gerald is winning award.

Gerald often presents exhibits with much detail and planning.  And this one was no exception.  Go to the PNNA website and see the pictures under the 2012 exhibit section.

Congratulation Gerald