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.

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