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.

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.

Welcome to the PNNA blog!

On behalf of all PNNA officers, committees and members, I would like to welcome you to the PNNA blog, which will allow the association’s officers and other designated persons to communicate directly with our web audience about PNNA news, activities and other items of interest. Please feel free to contact the PNNA, email info@pnna.org, with your comments and suggestions.

– Eric Holcomb, PNNA webmaster