President’s Message for Winter 2016

NASC…

The holiday season is finally here and it will soon be 2017. I hope you will agree that 2016 was a great year for the NASC and all of Southern California numismatics. The highlight of course was the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim which was co-hosted by the NASC and the Long Beach Coin Club. Since the big show, I have received lots of positive feedback about our organization and about our many member clubs. Although we will not have the ANA show nearby, there are several great numismatic shows and other related activities planned that will make 2017 a fantastic year as well.
If you are in the spirit of giving this season, please do not forget your local coin clubs. I am familiar with many of the Southern California coin clubs and know that even small gifts would be greatly appreciated by most of them. Remember that several local clubs must pay for their regular meeting spaces in addition to the refreshments and prizes they may provide to those attending their meetings. If you are not already a member of a local coin club, keep in mind that a directory of member clubs is found later in this publication and there is likely a club nearby that would be welcoming of you as a new member. I think we should all make it one of our New Year’s resolutions to attend more local club meetings.
If you are unable to make a financial contribution at this time, remember that many area coin clubs hold auctions and others have youth activities where even the most common of coins are needed. A donation of your unwanted coins (if there is such a thing) or unwanted numismatic supplies could help out your local club. Be sure to keep that in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning!
Finally, I thank you all once again for being members of this wonderful organization and for your support of our great hobby. I hope you all have happy holidays and a happy New Year’s!


NASC—Corresponding Secretaries Report
by Harold Katzman

We had one new member: Frank T. Kowalczyk #3098 (application stamped “NASC Show”).
In reviewing the total membership roster about 4-5 members were noted as expired by error so their status has been update. I used another method to compare expired membership to last payment received and caught these omissions.

NASC New Members

Frank T. Kowalczyk.............................................3098

NASC Membership on 15 November 2016

Junior Members .........................................................7 Life Members...........................................................12 Club Members………………….………………….24Regular Members.…………………….……………89Sustaining Members................................................127 Total .......................................................................259

Club Reporter-Southern Region

Ginny’s Gleanings:I think a review of 2016 is appropriate. Sadly a few coin clubs folded, Woodland Hills comes to mind but there may be more. Some clubs are growing, some are shrinking but that is the nature of things. And some turned 50! I know most of you had a wonderful time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It is such a treat to see so many rare coins and faraway dealers in your own backyard. Also, it is wonderful to renew your acquaintances with friends from all over. Congratulations to all the exhibitors. The exhibits were spectacular. Kay Lenker was awarded another Glenn Smedley award. Congratulations, Kay. I was given a Presidential Award from ANA President Jeff Garrett. Talk about walking on air! Most of the clubs in the South are preparing for either fall shows or Christmas parties, installation dinners or all of the above. A huge thank you to secretaries Helen Desens, Janet Reeves, Don Fujitani and to all the others who keep me informed with their club’s activities.
“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow”. Robert H. Goddard.

Club Reporter—Southern Region Virginia Bourke,vlbourke@cox.net

Contacting us...

e-mail: jimjumper@hughes.net

snail-mail: Harold Katzman
NASC
P.O. Box 3382
Tustin, CA 92781


James Phillips 2016