The 4th Quarter 2013 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2013_Q4.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should receive your copy by about October 1.
This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 5-6 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 4) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 9th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. There will also be an educational symposium on Thursday October 3 with several high-quality speakers including Doug Mudd from the ANA. (See below.) For more information about the fall show, see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.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, or wait until I send a separate email about membership renewal. Free one-year email-only memberships will also be available at the Portland show.
Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!
Additional educational symposium information:
Date: Thursday, October 3. Seating is limited—Please RSVP via email or phone to the contact listed below. Attendance is FREE. Check-in at 8:30 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Scott Loos, P.O. Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 425-831-8789. Or contact Larry Gaye as listed in the newsletter.
- Headline speaker will be Douglas Mudd, ANA museum curator. Doug will be speaking on “The Politics of Coinage: Messages and Their Importance on Early Modern Coinage.”
- Other speakers will feature U.S. and World topics. Please check the PNNA website (or The Nor’wester) for a complete list of presentations.
- FREE—Enjoy a day of learning before the start of the annual fall PNNA/WCC show.
According to the newest online edition of the ANA’s monthly journal, The Numismatist, several PNNA members will be recognized at the upcoming ANA anniversary convention in Chicago/Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 13-17.
- Larry Gaye – ANA Medal of Merit
- Katie Reinders – ANA YN of the Year
- James Reinders – ANA Outstanding Adult Advisor
- Joe Boling – ANA Exemplary Service Award
- Dick Doty – ANA Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously).
Congratulations, and we’ll have a report in the 4th Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester.
Update – see photos of some of the awards and award winners; also collector exhibits.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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).
2013 should be another great year for the PNNA, with the usual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, plus other activities. Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead!
The 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester was mailed to PNNA members just before Christmas. It’s a 12-page edition, and it’s also available on this website. (see online editions page).
In the last Board meeting we put together a team of folks that will work on creating 75th Anniversary Token and how we will design the finished product. Wood? Copper? Zirconium? Over the next few months we will be creating a contest will, we hope, motivate all of you folks out there to present possible design artwork for the upcoming celebration. Share your knowledge, skills and input to help us on the success of this project.
Contact me ay firstname.lastname@example.org with your input.
Ed Fischer, Board Member
At the August 13th Mid Valley Coin Club meeting, Gerald Williams recieved his award for his exhibit at the April Tukwilla PNNA coin show. Gerald won 1st place under the United States and Canadian Coins titled: The Arts: Numismatic Contribution of the Cooper Union. Danny Bisgaard and myself, Ed Fischer were in attendance when President Bisgaard presented Gerald is winning award.
Gerald often presents exhibits with much detail and planning. And this one was no exception. Go to the PNNA website and see the pictures under the 2012 exhibit section.
I’m new to the Board of PNNA and new to blogging. Hope I don’t mess it up too bad. But not new to Numimatics. I am involved with many Clubs in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon and love to educate and share my finds.
One of our duties as a Board Memeber is to visit Member Clubs. I look forward to visiting as many as time, my job and family allow. I plan to visit North Shore Numismatic Society on September 18th and Seattle Numismatic Society on the 20th. In between I plan to share my love of Numismatics at the Puyallup Fair in between. Anyone up for a road trip to Vancouver BC or Seattle? I’m flying solo, but would love to share expenses and a good conversation. Contact me at email@example.com if interested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with your comments and suggestions.
– Eric Holcomb, PNNA webmaster