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President's Message 2010
It doesn’t seem possible that summer is already over and we are heading into a busy fall/winter season. Despite the bad weather, I hope everybody was able to take advantage of the few nice days we had and enjoy themselves.
At the summer board meeting, committees were formed and chairpersons were assigned. We will be trying some new things and implementing some great ideas. I was very pleased with the open discussions that took place and believe that we will continue to grow and improve the PNNA. You can see the new board members and committee assignments on our webpage (pnna.org).
The PNNA once again sponsored a booth in the Hobby Hall at the Puyallup Fair. Even though overall Fair attendance was lower than last year, our booth was rather active and the kids certainly did enjoy themselves digging through the piles of pennies looking for their birth year. I want to thank Rick Schulz for coordinating the event and all the volunteers who manned the table. Without you, the event would not be a success.
Don’t forget that October is rapidly approaching which means time for the Willamette Coin Club/PNNA Fall Convention in Portland. Both the WCC and PNNA committees are working hard to deliver a stellar show. We will again be providing activities for the kids as well as conducting a Scouting Clinic. Mark your calendars now for October 23-24 and visit the wonderful city of Portland. More details are available in the convention committee report as well as online at pnna.org. Hope to see everyone there!
3rd Quarter 2010
After a very long and typical Pacific Northwest Spring—for those outside the area this means RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN—it looks like Summer has finally arrived. I hope all of you can/will take advantage of all the things Mother Nature has to present.
Now, onto the news:
At the Tukwila convention, new officers and board were inducted to lead the PNNA the next two years. I am pleased to announce that we have a great board for the 2010-2012 term that will represent the PNNA very well. Danny Bisgaard continues as Vice-President, Michael Labosier as Secretary, and Scott Loos as Treasurer. The board consists of several new directors who are eager to invest their time to continue to make the PNNA a great organization. I would personally like to welcome the new board: Bruce Wonder, Gawain O’Connor, Bill McKivor, Mark Gruner, John Enges, James Reinders, Dale Reubish, Rick Schulz, Dennis Stevens and Dan Vornbrock. I thank all of you for your dedication to the hobby and to your service to the PNNA.
The Spring PNNA convention was held this past April. As usual there was a flurry of activity with steady crowds all three days. The show continues to be an outstanding venue, and many thanks to the Convention Committee and all the volunteers who make it happen. A special thank-you needs to go out to the King County Coin Club for serving as host club; The Boeing Employees Coin Club for assisting with the YN treasure hunt; and the Olympia Coin Club for providing all the treats and manning the dealer hospitality room. Without your efforts, the convention would not be a success. Thank you for your hours of preparation and labor.
Our next big event is the Puyallup Fair. This means that we need to man this table the duration of the Fair. This is a great way for the PNNA to educate the public about numismatics, and to use as a recruiting tool. Rick Schulz, Puyallup Fair Coordinator, will begin visiting local clubs to solicit volunteers. If you have not done so in the past, I encourage you to sign up for a shift to be part of this great event. Please contact Rick at 253-535-0690 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
Have a fantastic Summer!!!! Please be safe.
2nd Quarter 2010
WOW!! I can’t believe that my first term as President is already done. I want to thank the board for all their efforts and accomplishments the past two years.
As this term comes to a close for all officers and board members, another one is on the horizon. All of you should have received a ballot late February, from Bill McKivor, Election Chair, with the new slate of candidates. Thanks to everyone that took the time to vote and returned the ballot. The Board works for the membership and without your interest and involvement, the organization will not grow and change. I invite all members to attend the General Membership Meeting Saturday at 6:15 PM at the PNNA Convention in Tukwila where the new board will be installed. Not only can you meet the new board, but I will once again have an open forum discussion for you to voice your concerns, ideas, and ask questions to any board member. The open forum last year was very informative and we received great feedback and implemented some ideas.
With a new board, it takes some time to adjust, however, I am extremely confident that we will continue to listen to our membership and implement changes for the good of the organization. Thanks for a wonderful two years. I am looking forward to what this next term has in store.
See you all in Tukwila!
1st Quarter 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. Now that the calendar has changed, here are a few important activities for the first quarter that will launch us into 2010.
January—There are several local shows (Tacoma, Boeing and Olympia) that will get your blood thawed from our Winter Wonderland (typical rainy Pacific NW weather.) Check out the calendar at pnna.org for more information on these venues. Any three of these will no doubt help you finish a collection; or perhaps begin a new one!
February—PNNA Elections. Yes, it is that time again. Check your mailboxes mid-month for PNNA ballots. It does not seem possible that two years have gone by—the old adage “Time flies when you are having fun” really is true. I cannot stress how imperative it is to vote for our leaders. This organization is run by members, for the members, and is only as strong as you make it. Bill McKivor and the election committee have done a fantastic job in finding candidates. This election, you will notice that each candidate has been asked to submit a brief bio. We hope that this will assist you in name recognition and to know a bit more about the candidates, than just their name. PLEASE take the five minutes to complete and mail the ballot.
HAPPY “NU”MISMATIC YEAR to everyone!!