What Has NENA Done for You Lately?
Our members are either collectors, dealers, or, possibly, both. We all have a stake in supporting one another in order to fully enjoy our hobby or business. A base of collectors without qualified dealers to buy from would soon wither as would those dealers who staked a good portion of their life’s assets in their stock that was bought to please the collector. Introducing one to the other is a major goal of this association’s challenge.
Another goal is to open lines of communication to let other members know what we think is important or amusing with this wonderful numismatic whimsy. Submit your article to NENA News and share that information with hundreds of other members!
We sponsor a Young Numismatist forum twice a year in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo. We strive to give youngsters the basics of coin collecting, something that they will hopefully be able to build on as they mature. Their two-hour class has often reached an attendance of close to 50 YNs. This year a club in Connecticut will be boosting some YNs (not even from their own club) with financial help to attend. We hope other clubs will be able follow that example.
We sponsor competitive exhibit competitions at the conventions with winners chosen from various categories.
We currently are updating the unpublished manuscript by past member Robert Heath on Massachusetts Tercentenary Medals. This is in its final stages after many years of researching and rewriting the manuscript. This will bring a wealth of information to collectors of Town Medals.
More recently we have been actively working to establish a new coin club in the sea-coast region of New Hampshire.
We are currently appealing to both our collector and dealer members to submit articles to NENA News, the quarterly publication currently doing double duty as a newsletter to our members and a venue for advertisers and authors. As a bonus, this effort has produced informative articles for our members to explore.
In the works is a program that will recognize local club members for their productive involvement within their clubs or within the framework of NENA.
Becoming involved in this fraternity of collectors and dealers requires some work, physical and financial. Our members can help by sharing their thoughts and submitting articles in our publication. Dealers are not excluded from doing the same but also are encouraged to include us in their advertising budget. All members are asked to offer personal assistance to serve NENA when the need arises. There is no paid staff so everything we do will be done by volunteers like you. If you enjoy your hobby please support NENA so we can help make it more interesting and profitable for you. Our vision is to have an organization where any member will feel at home, be able to express his views, share his knowledge with others, either in person or in the pages of NENA News.
or write to NENA, P.O. Box 2061 Woburn, MA 01888.
|NENA is currently offering a number of specials to encourage increased participation in NENA and furtherance of its goals.
Check back here from time to time as we plan on adding to the list of specials.
Sign New Members / Save on Dues!
If your club can recruit Four (4) first time NENA applicants (not renewals) your club membership will be waived for one year.
For every four (4) new applicants your club will be credited with one year’s membership.
If your club already is a life member you may offer one member a paid up 1-year membership.
This offer good through December 2018.
Please fill out and submit a membership application for each new sponsored member
along with a check for the proper amount ($15.00 ea) to:
c/o William Harkins
P.O. Box 2061
Woburn, MA 01888
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To Our Advertisers!
As a way to show our appreciation for your advertising dollar, we would like you to become a NENA member at no cost to you.
We will gladly consider you to be a paid-up member once you return a signed application blank. That is a $15 value for you at no charge.
If you already are a NENA member you will be credited with one year of paid dues once the four ads have been paid or contracted for. If you already are a “Life Member” you may assign this benefit to a prospective new member along with his/her submission of a membership application.
Submit an Article—Save on Dues!
We are always in need of interesting articles to print in the NENA News journal. Papers on coins, medals, paper money, tokens and other mainstream numismatic subjects are welcome.
A large article would be from 3-6 pages and a small, up to 2 full pages, both with some illustration.
An editorial board will edit your submission for appropriateness and when it gets selected to appear in the News you will be credited with one year of paid dues. If you are not yet a member please submit or request a copy of a membership application.
The NENA Exonumia Challenge
Every medal has a story to tell. By their very nature, medals are created to mark an event, person, group, commemoration or be just beautiful art. Coins were made to be spent, but medals are where the author can find a universe of excellent subjects for writing.
, one will be sent to you by NENA Past President Bob Fritsch from his box of excess medals. In return, you would be expected to write an article of about one page about the item taken from the box. The article would then be submitted to the NENA News for publication. Both Bob and the NENA News editor will be happy to assist the novice author in creating the article.
This challenge was created for a variety of reasons. Bob buys medal lots at auction, and there are plenty of leftovers after removing the pieces that fit into his collection, and this is a way to deplete the surplus items. Bob would also take the box to Boston area coin clubs and offer any item therein to anyone who desired one. Every editor who has ever done a numismatic publication is always in need of good articles. And collectors get a medal for their collection, get to research it and share the story with fellow collectors. These collectors get their work published and may find a new facet of the hobby that brings its own rewards. Everyone wins.
This challenge has been operating through various clubs around the nation, including Central States Numismatic Society, California Exonumist Society, Women in Numismatics and FUN There is plenty of material to keep the box well-stocked. You have everything to gain by trying your hand at THE NENA EXONUMIA CHALLENGE.
|For additional information, phone John Ferreri @ 860-429-6970.