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Education Committee Report (2017-2018)

In 2018, in addition to our two conventions we are going to invest in our Pacific Northwest membership in two additional ways: (1) two days of classes ahead of the Fall convention in Portland we are calling it the PNNA 2018 two-day Numismatic Seminar, and (2) scholarship funds for members to get training including the ANA Summer Seminar and the PNNA 2018 two day Numismatic Seminar in October. {The two-day deminar is coming Oct. 18-19, 2018 in Portland. Return here for more details in spring 2018.}

Learning is a lifelong process, and this applies to us numismatists as well! Therefore, your PNNA board has discussed many options and settled on these two investments for 2018. I know the board will pour its heart into these efforts, but we also welcome (and need) help from all our membership.

The PNNA received a generous gift of $5,000 from the Eric P. Newman Education Society. The PNNA is one of a number of organizations selected to receive an award. Eric Newman passed away on November 15, at the age of 106. The board will use the money to further PNNA activities including scholarships to help members further their numismatic educations.

Education Committee Report (old)

The PNNA Education Committee would like to hear your ideas for PNNA-sponsored educational programming. In the past, the PNNA has sponsored weekend seminars on topics from Ancient Greek and Roman Coinage to U.S. Coin Grading. We have also had nationally recognized speakers to headline the Numismatic Theatre program at our annual convention in Tukwila, WA.

The committee is looking at bringing more educational opportunities to our membership - in the form of weekend seminars and one day symposiums with multiple speakers. Now, the big question is ... what would you like to see? Are you a fan of U.S. coin grading/counterfeit detection ... or do you prefer currency, tokens, or ancient/medieval/world coins? Please let us know what you would like to see and we will do our best to bring it to you ... our members. Please forward ideas to Scott Loos, PO Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, phone 425-831-8789, e-mail scottloos@msn.com. {Note: Scott is still on the Education Committee and may be contacted.}