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 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

Tukwila show report and collector exhibit winners

Winners of judged collector exhibit prizes from the PNNA 2015 spring convention and coin show in Tukwila have been posted, along with photos of the winning exhibits, to:

http://www.pnna.org/exhibits/exhibits_2015.html.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated. We hope to see you again in Portland in October 2015, and Tukwila in April-May 2016. Please contact the PNNA if you have any questions about collector exhibits.

For a report on the May 1-3, 2015 Tukwila convention including other awards, please see:

http://www.pnna.org/convention/spring/convention_report_2015.html.

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

PNNA Convention this weekend, May 2-4 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 2-4. 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 convention program and dealer list. See you in Tukwila!

PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

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!

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.