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Minutes of PNNA board meeting
29 October 2005, Portland, Oregon

The meeting was called to order by President Larry Gaye at 6:10pm. Present were vice president Richard Billings, secretary/treasurer Joseph Boling, directors Eric Holcomb, Lisa Loos, Scott Loos, Norm Mikat, William Roark, Kathy Rowe, Larry Rowe, and Bruce Wonder, appointed dealer-director Rob Anglemier, and members Jerry Bobbe and Glen Schinke.

President Gaye welcomed all to the Willamette Coin Club/PNNA show. He recognized Glen Schinke for assistance in setting up, the Loos's for recruiting all the dealers to participate, and members of the Willamette Coin Club for setup of the show. Howard Spindel was instrumental in getting the bourse room layout changed from classroom to bourse at the last minute. Thanks also to Dick Billings, the Rowes for registration and hospitality, and Eric Holcomb in selling the souvenir notes for the show.

Moved/seconded (Mikat/L Loos) to distribute the 29 remaining show souvenir bills to the volunteers. Passed. President Gaye will distribute the notes, and will also write a letter to Steve Cox thanking him for designing and printing the notes.

Nominations and election committee for the 2006 election - President Gaye appointed Larry Rowe as chair. Gaye says he will run again. He also wants all to know that running for the board does not lead to a sinecure. Anyone who wants to run, let Rowe know and be ready to participate and contribute.

The original plan had been for the WCC to run this show, and the PNNA to run the educational programs associated with it - the latter did not happen, which is disappointing. There was also an intent to assist the Salem club in celebrating its 50th anniversary. With the board meeting only a few times a year, it is sometimes hard to anticipate what an individual member's intention is when a proposal is made (and to engage board members in conducting such activities).

As of the time of the meeting, it seems to be a successful show - the dealers are pleased. L Loos mentioned a need to place an "emergency exit only" sign on the back door to control outbound traffic there. We will have to consult with house security because of rules regarding fire exits. [Done.]

Holcomb - The ANA has asked us to make any suggestions relevant to ANA's operations, particularly the club representative program. Gaye - has been holding a letter from the WCC about the Las Vegas show and other issues.

Tomorrow before dealers leave Gaye would like board members who are still present to thank dealers and other members for coming. We want to make things as easy for them as possible.

Minutes of the 10 September board meeting - amend to show: moved/seconded (L Loos and K Rowe) to allow Eric Holcomb to be compensated for taking a different exhibit to the ANA convention in San Francisco than the one he showed (and which won Best of Show) at Tukwila this year (the winning exhibit had already been shown at an ANA convention). Passed.

Moved/seconded (S Loos/L Rowe) to approve the 10 September board meeting minutes as amended above. Passed.

L Loos inquired about whether we need to nominate and elect two persons as secretary and treasurer in the next term. Boling said that we must change the bylaws if we intend to keep both jobs in one individual. The consensus was to return to having two persons in the two jobs (as the bylaws require). Anyone with ideas for nominees should contact Larry Rowe. We would like to have every position contested.

Moved/seconded (Billings/Mikat) to put another $1000 into the YN education program. Passed.

Moved/seconded (Holcomb/Boling) to buy an answering service for Boling's phone number for up to a year, to field calls resulting from the thousands of wooden nickels circulating with Boling's phone number. Wonder: we should junk the obsolete wooden nickels in hand [several thousand] and develop a new publicity tool. Billings volunteered to check the answering service and reply. Moved/seconded (Billings/Wonder) to table the motion. Passed. Moved/seconded (Billings/Holcomb) to inquire about the mechanics of getting such a service. Passed.

Tukwila show report - sold out. No further report.

Boling - we never followed up on the donation to the Ray Mah memorial (nobody from the North Shore Numismatic Society contacted him). Gaye - if we have not made that payment yet, send it [payment of $100 was delivered to a NSNS representative on 6 December 2005 in Vancouver].

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm.

Minutes prepared by Joseph E. Boling, secretary.