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The Nor'wester cover 2015 4th Quarter OCTOBER 16-18, 2015
WILLAMETTE COIN CLUB/

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
11TH ANNUAL FALL CONVENTION

DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
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WCC / PNNA Fall Convention Report - 2015

Convention Report

The Willamette Coin Club/Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association fall show was a success for the 11th consecutive year at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, with an active bourse and collector exhibits. There was a steady stream of registrants for more than an hour when the show opened to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Thanks to all who attended!

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up and Early Bird entry:
    Friday, October 16, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
    Saturday, October 17, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
    Sunday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

  • Public show hours:
    Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    Sunday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Other convention information:

  • Approximately 90 local, regional and national coin dealer tables. See the 2015 dealer list.

  • Located adjacent to Lloyd Center Mall and just a few blocks from the Oregon Convention Center.

  • Admission was $2.00 per day. Children under 12 were free.

  • "Early Bird" admission was available for a fee.

  • As usual, the show was in a room connected to the hotel's parking garage, immediately across the street from the main hotel entrance.

  • Free copies of the fall 2015 convention edition of The Nor'wester were available.

  • There was a collector exhibit area conveniently located in one of the aisles. Eric Holcomb (PNNA chief judge) was available to consult. See the competitive exhibit award winners for 2015.

  • There was the popular Young Numismatist (YN) treasure hunt. (See details below.)

  • Boy and Girl Scout programs See scouting page. No programs were held at the 2014 fall show (due to the ANA Portland show), however the programs returned for 2015, and a number of Boy Scouts participated.

  • Hourly door prizes!

Young Numismatist/Family Programs

There was a general public and youth and family activities table inside the show (sometimes known as the "WCC-PNNA Kid's Educational Zone") which provided youth, families and non-collectors with FREE hobby introduction information and educational materials. Included was a FREE youth Numismatic TREASURE HUNT on both Saturday and Sunday, and approximately 25 younsters participated in addition to about eight scouts. Running the youth activities again this year was the ever-popular ANA immediate past president, Walt Ostromecki.

Photos

PNNA 75th anniversary cakeDanny Bisgaard conducts board meetingLeft: The PNNA continued its 75th anniversary celebration at the Portland fall show. The specially prepared "coin cake" shown here was on display Saturday at the show, and was consumed at the board meeting Saturday evening. It was excellent! Right: PNNA President Danny Bisgaard conducts the board meeting at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel.

The next PNNA/WCC fall convention is scheduled for October 7-9, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.