President’s Message for Winter 2017

NASC…

The NASC recently held its final board meeting of 2017 and I can confidently report to you that things are looking up for the NASC going forward. NASC has several plans in the works for 2018 which we hope will further our organization’s educational mission. In particular, NASC will be working on new ways to provide more benefits to our member coin clubs, including more access to educational materials. Of course, if any of you have any suggestions of ways NASC can do better for our favorite hobby, please feel free to let me know.
The board also discussed thesuccessful 2017 Golden State CoinShow (GSCS) and the popular gold
coin benefit raffle. We have now set plans for next year’s NASC GSCS which is looking to be even bigger and better with an expanded educational exhibit area and a youth activities table. The show’s public hours will also be extended to a three-day show held August 24-26, 2018, at the Arcadia Masonic Center. Mark your calendars now!
Despite the efforts of the board in working to grow the NASC, our general membership unfortunately appears to be declining. We do have a few ideas which we hope will increase our membership numbers during 2018, but we could still use your help. I believe that you, our current members, are our best potential source of new members. You already know the good NASC does for the hobby and local coin clubs. You also already know how great it is to read the latest issue of TCN each quarter. Accordingly, I ask that all current members of NASC reach out to their fellow collecting friends and try to sign up at least one new member over the next couple of months. To help with this effort, I will cover $5 of the first-year membership fee of any new members you sign up. Just send me their applications with the remaining $10 and I’ll turn them in. If we each do this, we can easily double our NASC membership this year.
Thank you all again for your support of NASC and of our great hobby. Ihope you all have happy holidays!


NASC—Corresponding Secretaries Report
by Harold Katzman

One club and one member were not marked as digital and were updated ac- cordingly, which is now reflected in the total membership. Ginny Bourke helped point one of them out to me.

I will begin working on dues notices next week for 2018. About 55 dues notices will be going out. Eight are clubs.

NASC New Members

Jody M. Hoshino................................................#3236

NASC Membership on 11 Nov. 2017

JuniorMembers……….……….…………………… 7
Life Members...........................................................10Club Members………………….………………….22 Regular Members.…………………....……………77

Sustaining Members...............................................118 Total .......................................................................234

Club Reporter-Southern Region

Ginny’s Gleanings:A huge thank you to all the club editors and secretaries who have kept me informed this past year of their club’s activities. I appreciate it! I hope all of you had a wonderful summer. At this time, it is just about time for Thanksgiving and Christmas/holiday festivities. This year has flown by. Phil Iversen is working very hard to make this 50th CSNA Educational Symposium the best ever. So do mark your calendars for April 7. The Covina Coin Club and Downey Coin Club have forgotten to send me their bulletins so hopefully next year, I will receive them. Most of the clubs will be installing new officers for 2018 so consider volunteering your services to the club or clubs you belong to. It is fun, honest! “I guess it was an interesting life. I didn’t pay much attention and I never thought I’d be here this long”—Fats Domino

Club Reporter—Southern Region Virginia Bourke,vlbourke@cox.net

Contacting us...

e-mail: jimjumper@hughes.net

snail-mail: Harold Katzman
NASC
P.O. Box 3382
Tustin, CA 92781

James Phillips 2017