By William Harkins
I would like to thank our Board Members and volunteers for their time and energy to this organization making our 69th, Conference and Convention an enjoyable event for all. This year’s event included the John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program sponsored by NENA and the Kittredge Foundation. The program provided an informative and fun learning experience for the youngsters and their parents, with the children receiving coins and other numismatic prizes by answering questions relating to numismatics. The Educational Program included an Exhibits Workshop instructed by Robert Fritsch. This year’s exhibits were outstanding we had nine exhibitors with a total of eighteen cases of displays. The Annual Meeting was well attended and included refreshments and a brief presentation by Robert Fritsch on the town medals of Manchester, N.H. featuring the medals of the Winter Carnival in the late 60s/early 70s. This was followed with the business portion of the meeting that included the Exhibit Awards and the Elections.
During our last board meeting we discussed several ideas to help strengthen NENA with hopes of attracting new members and new blood to our board including up-dating and improving our website. Another idea that was suggested was to produce an electronic newsletter similar to that of other regional numismatic organizations making us more assessable to our membership and the Numismatic Community.
Plans are now being made for our 70th, Conference and Convention scheduled for Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire.
If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we may better serve you, please let us know.