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Please keep me advised of scheduled shows and cancelations in order to have them posted on the website. Carl Ostiguy's health is a concern for his 2022 shows. Please keep an eye on the website or call Carl directly as to whether he will be having a specific show. 

Right now , this site is a work in progress,. We will have more news for you shortly. 


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Thiis an FYI to all members of the VNA from Thomas Kays. Parry Bragg's and I believe Tom Kay's email was hacked last year and the scammers are emailing people and asking them to buy gift cards in their names. According to Tom Kays , their grammar has improved. Please be very cautious when dealing with your emails and only open those from people that you trust. 

Parry Bragg asked me to pass along this news of the passing of a LIFE MEMBER, Dr. Donald Roberts of Ronoke, Virginia.  Dr. Roberts passed away this summer. He was active in the  VNA as was his father , who was at one time the Editor of The Virginia Numismatist.Our sympathies go out to his family at his passing. 

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President's message from  Parry Bragg:

Well,  the election is over and despite all, covid19 is still with us. I hope we are all doing fairly well. I have not heard of  any members coming down with this virus, so lets keep it that way for the future. 
The VNA officers and board members had a board meeting to discuss items pertinent to the club on January30,2021 via zoom. It was brought up that due to the cancellation of the convention last Sept.,2020, and that dues do not cover the costs of printing and mailing the Va. Numismatist, we need to raise the dues for all. It has been quite some time since the club has raised the dues, and it was determined that per member the costs for printing and mailing the "hard" copies of the Virginia Numismatist is over $15. The board decided to raise the dues for members receiving "hard" copies of the magazine to $18 per member, those receiving only the electronic copy of the magazine $12 per year. Club membership will be $18 per year or $12 for only electronic copy of the magazine, family  dues will be $25 per or $15 for only electronic copies of the magazine. Junior membership has been raised to $3 per with only electronic copy of the magazine. It is necessary to do this at this time due to the situation with the epidemic and its effects on the club, and those active members will be able to attend the convention each day the show is open to the public an hour early.
We are assuming at this time, that the epidemic will be under control by September, for the convention in Fredericksburg, so we are making necessary plans for the convention. I would like to continue with the excellent efforts by Moore Gouldman and Billy Hoovler, to get more exhibits for the show , and we will be contacting the ANA to see if we can coerce ANA judges to attend the convention.  
Due to the financial shortfall for the club, a suggestion was made that if any member would be interested in donating to the club, it would be greatly appreciated. Finances are tight and any financial help would be helpful.
On a sad note, I have to make all aware of the passing of one of our preeminent members; an authority on east Asian numismatics, a board member of the VNA in the past, an author of articles in both the ANA Numismatist and the Va Numismatist and longtime dealer in the Richmond area, Gerald Schmidt. His coin shop was the place to be for over 20 years, and he was a true Virginia gentleman who will be sorely missed. He died on 1/24/21.  The VNA is setting up a memorial fund in Gerald Schmidt's  name to be used exclusively for numismatic education, and we have a donor who has pledged to match contributions for this fund to the total of $5000. If donations are to be made , please indicate so on the check to the VNA, so we can take advantage of the matching funds. 
It is my hope that we will all be able to get back to normality in the near future. Stay safe and well.

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The VNA was saddened to hear of the passing of Andy Garrison on July 24th, 2021. Mr. Garrison had been ill for some time. He was an active  member of local and regional VNA Clubs and was an active participant at the VNA Convention. Our sympathy goes out to this family.

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The 62nd VNA Convention is over. We, as a club, feel that it was quite successful and a very good show. The banquet was excellent as was the speaker, Mike Beall. The exhibits were excellent.The Youth Program was enjoyed .  People seem to be quite happy with the convention. Many thanks to the dealers and volunteers who made it a success.

Hi Folks , this is your webmaster again. I have lots of convention pictures posted on a page right under the 2021 Convention page, The Convention 2021. Please check out all the pictures I have posted and see what a good show it was and if you were there, you might see yourself.

Quick note: Carl Ostiguy has suffered a stroke and cannot drive.   Frederick and Annapolis are canceled. His 2022 shows are posted, however please check  the website or with Carl himself as to whether the particular show will be held. Please watch the website for confirmation of the 2022 shows. I willl be in touch with Carl and should have answers for you.  For information closer to show time, you may also call is 443-623-7025. That is Carl's number. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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President’s Message

 

The 62nd annual VNA convention is in the history books.  Apparently, most things went well with few exceptions.  Most of the public and dealers seemed pleased.  I want to thank all the volunteers that helped with the convention!  I especially thank Peggy and Billy Hoovler, and Moore Gouldman for their supervision of exhibits, and I thank John Philips for his supervision of the youth activities.  The convention could not succeed without the tireless activity of a good bourse chairman; we thank our chairman Richard Schornak who worked the convention for the past twelve months and is now working on the next convention for 2022.  The VNA was challenged with raising funds for numismatic education under the Gerald “Jerry” Schmidt Memorial Education Fund.  Jerry Schmidt was a past officer of the VNA, a numismatic authority and author, and a local Richmond dealer, who passed away early this past spring.  Our challenge was to raise funds by the end of September 2021.  If the VNA was able raise funds up to a total of $5000, then an anonymous donor would match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised.  We were able to fully meet the challenge and the memorial fund has been set up in Jerry's name.  Thanks to all who contributed to the fund.  With the lessening of the COVID panic, I hope we will all be able to renew with our normal activities without a lot of problems.  I hope all have great holidays in the coming weeks and months, and that 2022 turns out to be a great year for us all.  Stay safe and I hope to see many of you soon.

Parry Bragg - VNA President

 

To members of the VNA:

It is with a grateful heart that I wish to thank the members of the coin club for their contributions to the education fund in memory of Jerry. Also, a special thank you to the anonymous donor for their contribution as well.  Jerry enjoyed the many years he had as a member of this club and I know he also would appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Thank you again.  God Bless.  Sincerely,   

Sylvia Schmidt

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 President Parry Bragg has scheduled VNA Board of Director's meetings on December 5, 2021, at 7:30 AM at the Weyers Cave Community Center, in conjunction with the Shenandoah Valley Coin Club Show, and on December 12 at 7:30 AM at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Annandale Coin Show, and requests that board members attend at least one of the two meetings. Meeting agenda will consist of discussion and review of the 2021 VNA Show and Convention.

From Secretary Dave Ellison: