VIRGINIA NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
A Letter From Our President
The 63rd Annual VNA Convention and Collectibles Show is now past. From my perspective the show was a success with few problems. We had an increase in the number of visitors on both Friday and Saturday over last years' attendance. We had a great banquet speaker in Steve Ellsworth and his program. The exhibits were excellent, as in the past. I want to thank all the volunteers for their help, both before the show, during, and after. I especially want to thank Moore Gouldman, for supervising the exhibits and to Richard Schornak, as Bourse chairman, which is a thankless job. Thanks to John Philips and to the help he got with youth activities that were fantastic as always with excellent speakers and programs. This year the VNA elected four new Board members: Steve Hagan, Doug Roberts, Jack Bell and Dieter Kaltz. Please congratulate them as the election was hard fought and robust. The next VNA Board meeting will be at the Annandale Show, at 07:30 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2022. We are already working on the show and convention for 2023.I have been to several big and small shows since the convention with mixed results. High attendance does not translate to increased sales, as many are walking and talking but not buying. Education is paramount in this hobby, so talking is not bad, just I wish there was a middle ground. I hope to see many of the VNA members at future club meetings and shows and I hope all have a safe and wonderful holiday season. Next year is going to be just as exciting as this one and probably more challenging. Thanks.
Parry Bragg - VNA President