I attended a number of shows both in Virginia and in other states,and it appears that the paranoia regarding the COVID outbreak is beginning to lessen. Attendance at these shows has been good and collectors are hungry for the numismatic items they are looking for. I hope this continues thru the September convention and beyond.
Judy Merz, the VNA webmaster, has decided she is no longer able to continue as webmaster and for this reason, the VNA has a new webmaster, Anne Hooker, who is also secretary of the Richmond Coin Club. I want to thank her for stepping up to take over these duties, but I want to especially thank Judy for her past efforts and loyalty to the VNA and hope to see her at the various shows and meetings in the future.
I am working to find a speaker for the convention and hope to have this finalized soon. The VNA needs volunteers at the convention to help at the reception desk, to help dealers get to their tables, to help set up the hall and breakdown at the close of the show.
We need more educational exhibits, both judged for awards and non-judged, just for the enjoyment of attendees. The Educational Exhibits Committee, consisting of Peggy and Billy Hoovler, Moore Gouldman, and myself will attend VNA member clubs' monthly meetings in the near future to discuss development and set up of educational exhibits by the individual clubs whose efforts in the past have been exceptional. We hope this campaign will result in more club participation in exhibits at the convention. Separate award(s) will be presented for exhibits.
The VNA board held a meeting at the Tidewater Coin Club show in Virginia Beach at the Convention Center, on February 20, 2022, with another board meeting planned at the Richmond Coin Club Show at the ACCA Temple, in Richmond at 0730 AM on May 8, 2022. I hope to see many of you soon, stay safe and well. Thanks,
Parry Bragg - VNA President