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coverage and PR work, the Numismatic Press includ-ing
 Numismatic News
Coin World 
, and allthe grading services. Thank you to the 43rd Treasurer of the U.S., Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, for attendingthe convention and signing autographs. We consider herthe best Treasurer of the U.S. since Mary Ellen Withrow.She is a true friend of all coin collectors. Thanks to all theaforementioned for their hard work and dedication.Thanks also to General Chairman Kerry Wetter-strom, his committee and the host Red Rose Coin Clubvolunteers and members (wearing red ANA shirts). Ku-dos to ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin, ConventionDirector Rhonda Scurek and the entire ANA staff, Presi-dent Tom Hallenbeck and the Board along with the Na-tional Volunteers. Thanks again to everyone for theirmany contributions who helped to make this a highlysuccessful convention. We hope to see you at one of theANA coin conventions next year.
New Money.org Features
For club representatives with news to share withother ANA-member clubs, there’s a new medium withwhich to publish news: The Exchange at Money.org. Youcan find itwww.money.org/blog. The Exchange is a blog by and for ANA memberswho have something to share in the field of numismatics.Have some interesting research you’d like to share? Didyour recent club event go really well and you want toshare the idea with other clubs? Got an opinion you’d liketo express about the latest offerings from the WorldMints? These are just a few examples of the topics mem-bers like you can share with The Exchange.ANA members will be able to leave comments on theblog by simply logging into the Members-Only section.You’ll also be able to easily share stories to your net-works on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.If you’re interested in blogging for The Exchange,please email ANA Communications Coordinator JakeSherlock at jsherlock@money.org.Another improvement is that Money.org once againfeatures a search bar. Look for it in the top-right corner of the website. Now you can find anything you want onMoney.org easily and quickly with a simple search.
Fourth Quarter
October-November-DecemberNational Coordinator Message
by Oded Paz, ANA Club and District RepresentativesProgram Coordinator.
Another quarter has passed and here we are again.I just returned from the National Money Show inDallas, Texas. We held a last-minute Club and DistrictRepresentatives meeting, but due to the very late noticeand not having it printed in the agenda, we only had ahandful of people attend.To make the meeting more useful, Sandy Pearl, CaryHardy and I discussed some of the issues that the newlyformed committee is working on. Good recommendationswere made and specific tasks delegated to all of us. Thecommittee will hold a conference call soon, to iron outadditional issues.Stay tuned for some changes coming soon, both onthe website and to the program’s structure and directives.With the holiday season coming upon us, I wish youa very Happy Halloween, great Thanksgiving, HappyChanukah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you ANA — Philadelphia 2012
by John & Nancy Wilson, ANA National Volunteers.
The American Numismatic Association World’s Fairof Money Convention held in Philadelphia at the Pennsyl-vania Convention Center, on Aug. 7-11, 2012, was highlysuccessful in activity, public attendance and the size of the bourse. We have to go back to the ANA conventionsin Philadelphia 2000 and Chicago 1991 to find compara-ble attendance. From the opening ceremonies to the closeof the show on Saturday, dealers appeared to be kept busywith customers.Everything in regard to the show appeared to be out-standing and MS-70. The convention had a large andbusy bourse, a mega Stack’s Bowers auction, excellentexhibits (including the Museum Showcase) and educa-tional programs, sponsors and patrons, top notch PPI se-curity, exceptional tours and banquets, YN and Boy Scoutactivities, coin club tables and meetings, World Mints,eBay, souvenirs including an elongated rolling machine(TEC Booth), a great Official Program, terrific media
ANA RepresentativeProgram Newsletter
818 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-32791-800-367-9723,www.money.org,clubrep@money.org 
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Letter to the Editor
by Richard Jozefiak 
The annual American Numismatic AssociationClub and District Representative meeting was held inPhiladelphia at the 121st World’s Fair of Money onSaturday morning, Aug. 11, 2012. I attended this meet-ing and was surprised to see a standing-room-onlycrowd with more than 30 people attending. The meet-ing was led by ANA Club and District RepresentativesCoordinator Oded Paz and ANA Membership DirectorCary Hardy. This meeting was very different fromsome past meetings I attended where there only was adozen or so people, and no ANA senior staff memberor governor.The annual Club and District Representative meet-ing has been the main gathering of these ANA volun-teers across the country each year, with awards beingpresented, the latest ANA information for volunteersgiven, and for volunteers to share their concerns andask questions about the program. The volunteers fre-quently support the ANA in the field by being the firstcontact with new ANA members, coin clubs, and thegeneral public. ANA volunteers can be found at manycoin shows across the country on weekends throughoutthe year.The ANA Club and District Representative pro-gram has gone through many changes and challengesover the years. As I moved from an ANA club repre-sentative, a District Delegate, a Regional Coordinatorto currently a District Representative, I have seen theprogram go from being active and vibrant, to almosteliminated for lack of support. I was pleased to learn atthe Aug. 11 meeting that the current ANA Board of Governors and ANA Senior Staff not only support theClub and District Representative program, but want toexpand it. They see a lot of value in the program andthe people who are the volunteers in the program.To show support for the ANA volunteers, a num-ber of ANA Officers and staff attended the meeting,including: ANA President Tom Hallenbeck, ANA VicePresident Walter Ostomecki, Jr., and new ANA Execu-tive Director Jeff Shevlin. This show of support for theANA volunteers is greatly appreciated by those of usserving in the program.With the renewed support of the ANA Board of Governors and new ANA Executive Director, the ANAClub and District Representative program can againbecome an important part of the ANA organization andcontinue to contribute and be the first line of contactwith members, coin clubs and the public across thecountry.
 Richard Jozefiak is ANA Life Member 6087 and  District Representative for Alabama since 2006. Heserves on the ANA Strategic Planning Committee (2011-current) and has served on the ANA Educational Com-mittee (2009-2010). He has served as an ANA Club Representative, District Delegate and Regional Coor-dinator beginning in 1994. He has been an ANA volun-teer in Alabama, Florida and Virginia. In 2011 he wasawarded the ANA Medal of Merit. In 2004 he was theOutstanding Regional Coordinator of the Year, and in2009 and 2010 was the Outstanding District Represen-tative of the year. He was a Summer Seminar classinstructor in 2012.Contacts: (256) 337-5092,analmrj@gmail.com PO Box 2103, Madison, AL 35758 
More News … Oregon and Idaho
The PNNA and WillametteCoin Club’s 8th annualconvention was held Sept.28-30 at the DoubletreeHotel in Portland, Ore. Theshow featured a 90-dealerbourse, educational exhib-its, a youth activities tableand treasure hunt, a Boyand Girl Scout merit badgeclinic, plenty of numis-matic fellowship — and anANA Presidential Awardpresentation.Following the Association’s business meeting,ANA V.P. Walt Ostromecki was introduced. On behalf of ANA President Tom Hallenbeck, Walt presented anANA Presidential Award to a surprised and stunnedDanny Bisgaard, current PNNA president. Walt notedin his comments: “Danny is truly a devoted hobby vol-unteer, someone who can’t just say no. What I am re-ferring to here is that when the PNNA was hosting theANA NSM Show in 2009 in Portland, opening day wasDanny’s birthday. Where was he found? Out partying?No, working the convention registration booth. He alsomentioned that Danny was the leader of a numismaticgroup called the Four Amigos. The group travels upand down the Interstate-5 highway on a monthly basisvisiting and passing out hobby information at all theclubs from Salem, Ore. to Tacoma-Seattle, Wash.”
Photo above:
 Danny Bisgaard 
(left) accepts the ANAPresidential Award from ANA V.P.
Walt Ostromecki
Oded Paz
(right)of Idaho receives the prestigious Numismatic Ambassador Award  from
 David Harper
 Numismatic News at thePhiladelphia convention.Congratulations, Oded!
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youth categories for the first, second, and third placeexhibitors. During the show, there were several activitiesfor young numismatists. A youth table was set up andkids received bookmarks, pencils and other items fromthe U.S. mint and the ANA. They also participated in atreasure hunt, received a foreign coin that they re-searched in a world coin catalog, and participated insome contests that promoted participation in coin col-lecting.The club sponsored a Boy Scout Coin CollectingMerit Badge Workshop and a total of 17 scouts and 5other kids participated in the session. Terry Midby,President and Youth Activities Coordinator for theSVCC, conducted the workshop and signed off on thescout’s merit badge applications after they completedthe workshop.
Terry Midby
conducts the scout workshop at the Sacramento Valley Coin Club fall show.
Tallahassee Coin Club
by Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah
The club sponsored a successful one-day show onJuly 28, the first coin show in Tallahassee since 1980,according to one longtime club member.The about 75 show attendees included visitors fromTallahassee, Albany, Cairo, Panama City, Thomasville(GA), Boni Fay, Wakulla, Chipley, Ray City (GA),Camilla, St. Augustine and Jacksonville.The club also picked up a few new members, someof whom attended the subsequent August club meeting.Most dealers were happy with the arrangements, costand returns, and are ready to come back next year. Theclub is now considering a twice-yearly coin show, andthe club is also joining the ANA and FUN.See some Tallahassee coin show photos at:http://tallahasseecoinclub.blogspot.com/p/ gallery.html.
News from Around the Country
Fairbanks Coin Club
by Patricia Walker, club secretary
“Don’t take any wooden nickels” may be an oldmaxim but David Phillips, from Port Alberni, BC, Can-ada, has accepted hundreds and is looking for more. Mr.Phillips is one of just a few numismatists collectingwooden nickels made for use in the state of Alaska. Heis the only one cataloging them.On June 5, he gave a very interesting overview onAlaskan wooden nickels to the Fairbanks CoinClub. His collection boasts nickels made for and distrib-uted by private businesses (some now long forgotten),churches, community organizations, restaurants, andbars. Peak usage of these nickels was during pipelineconstruction days, the late 1960s to the early 1980s.David estimates that there are more than 1,600 differentAlaskan wooden nickels. His personal collection con-tains about 1,100. Tokens are classified as “good for”tokens (good for a cup of coffee, a discount etc.) and as“advertising” tokens (vote for, buy at, etc.).David’s catalog contains pictures of each of hisnickels, obverse and reverse, and descriptive text, organ-ized by city/town. Pawn shops, antique shops, websites,and private individuals have all been sources for his col-lection. Towns on the limited Alaskan road system havemore tokens in circulation than the remote Alaskan vil-lages that are accessible only by air or water. Many of the business “good for” tokens, Dave noted, are neverredeemed by the holders, thus giving business owners anextra source of income.The talk was enjoyed by the members and guestspresent. A number of questions were asked as membersexpressed interest in this area of numismatics.The Fairbanks Coin Club meets most months on thefirst Tuesday evening of the month. Guests are alwayswelcome to the meetings. Contacts: President TerryHaynes, (907) 474-0471,thaynes@gci.net, or SecretaryPat Walker, (907) 488-1442,erwalker@alaska.net.
Sacramento Valley Coin Club
by Terry Midby, club president 
The Sacramento Valley Coin Club (SVCC) hostedits 55th Anniversary Fall Coin Show, Oct. 5-6. Therewere 29 dealers present and, while Friday was a littleslow, attendance definitely picked up on Saturday.There were several exhibits displayed by SVCCclub members and prizes were awarded in the adult and

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