The meeting was called to order by President Larry Gaye at
5:24pm. Present were vice president Richard Billings, secretary/treasurer Joseph
Boling, directors Del Cushing, Eric Holcomb, Lisa Loos, Scott Loos, William
McKivor, William Roark, and Bruce Wonder, appointed dealer-director Rob
Anglemier, and members Bob Busby, Mike Pepka, George Booth, and observer Howard
Spindell (from the Willamette CC). The Rowes were not here because of medical
problems w/Larry’s mother.
Moved and seconded (S Loos/L Loos) to approve the minutes of
the previous board meeting (20 June 2004 in Portland). Passed. The treasurer’s
annual report for 2004 was handed out. Moved/seconded (Billings/Roark) to
accept the report subject to audit. Passed.
Mark Bettinger continues to not respond to his expulsion following the previous board meeting.
ANA Board Nominations:
(Cushing/Wonder) to nominate Bill Horton for ANA president. Passed.
(Billings/McKivor) to nominate Dr. Walter Ostromecki for ANA governor. Passed.
(Wonder/Cushing) to nominate Remy Bourne for ANA governor. Passed.
Loos/L Loos) to nominate Arthur and Prue Fitts as governors of ANA. Passed.
Joe Boling announced his gradual withdrawal from organizational
responsibilities in the Puget Sound area as he prepares to move east (summer
2006) to join his once and future bride.
Moved/seconded (L Loos/Billings) to name Eric Holcomb as
Puyallup Fair coordinator starting in 2005. Passed.
Del Cushing will search for a storage locker for the PNNA
property presently stored in Boling's garage.
Convention report - sold out 1 Sept 2004, working with waiting
list. Ostromecki will be here to assist with the YN programs. Prue Fitts and
Art Fitts will both speak in the numismatic theater, as well as several local
speakers (Bill McKivor is coordinating the theater). Dick Doty will return in
2006 as a speaker. He is also assisting to arrange for a Smithsonian exhibit
of Pacific NW BEP national currency proof sheets in 2006. He needs some
guidance on the scope of exhibit (Wash. state only?).
A joint PNNA/Willamette Coin Club (WCC) show is scheduled for
28-30 October 2005 in Portland. The object is to raise the PNNA profile in the
Portland area, and to provide some assistance to the WCC for putting on a
large show (though the WCC plans to proceed even if the PNNA is not an
assisting sponsor). The site will be the Lloyds Center Doubletree (the same
place that the PNNA annual conventions were for five years). Scott Loos is
bourse chair, and has sold about 70% of the space. There will be exhibits and
they will try to conduct a numismatic theater. They want to keep Portland
residents attuned to expecting major shows in their area (such as ANA shows
were). Moved/seconded (L Loos/McKivor) that PNNA join WCC in sponsoring a coin
show in Portland 28-30 October, with WCC running the bourse and handling the
finances of the show and the PNNA operating the exhibit and education
programs. The PNNA will incur no financial liability for this event. Passed
Portland wants ANA to come back for a spring show in 2009 or
2010. Larry Gaye proposes that PNNA and WCC co-sponsor that show. Gaye wants
approval to offer sponsorship to ANA. Moved/seconded (S Loos/McKivor) to write
to ANA offering sponsorship. Passed.
Moved/seconded (Billings/S Loos) to continue the state quarter
design program for 5th and 6th graders in 2005, cantered around the PNNA
Boling handed around the Central States offer of teaching
materials for classrooms. There was little interest, but some of the materials
may go to quarter design program classrooms.
Eric Holcomb proposed an extra print run of
The Nor’Wester for the convention,
using the same format as last year (individually bound issues). Moved/seconded
(Billings/Wonder) to do this again. Passed.
North Shore Numismatic Society is gathering donations for a Ray
Mah memorial. Do we want to contribute? Del Cushing will see what they are
planning to do and report back.
There was a discussion of pending laws and government
regulation to halt traffic in artifacts, including coins. Archeological
associations want to prevent private ownership of anything over one hundred
years old – a moving window. Gaye
wants the PNNA to associate itself with the Ancient Coin Collecting Group as
an affiliate member. ACCG is providing educational materials to legislators
showing that coins are not like other archeological property, and that
applying the same regulations to coins would be both punitive and
counter-productive. Moved/seconded (S Loos/Wonder) to appropriate $150 to
become an affiliate member of ACCG. Passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 1845 (6:45 PM).
Minutes taken and transcribed by Joseph Boling, secretary.