Seattle Numismatic Society

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SNS News Summary 2019

Meeting Location

SNS meetings were previously held in the social room of Queen Anne Manor (basement), 100 Crockett Street, (Queen Anne Hill), Seattle, WA at 7:15 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of most months. (Note: new date is 2nd Thursday.) The meeting location changed beginning in February 2019, due to the difficulty of getting to Queen Anne in evening traffic.

SNS meetings in 2019 moved from Queen Anne Hill in Seattle to the Tukwila Community Center, at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month. In addition, the club now meets every month of the year. See below for more details.

2019 Meeting Programs:

  • The December 12, 2019 club meeting topic was "Foreign tokens." Rick Schulz conducted another general discussion on coin shows.

  • The November 14, 2019 club meeting topic was "Ships without sails." There was also a general discussion on coin shows, led by Rick Schulz.

  • The October 10, 2019 club meeting topic was "South America." Rick Schulz discussed a variety of topics including the upcoming PNNA/WCC coin show in Portland, the recently completed Washington State Fair and the upcoming South Hill Coin Club show. He also gave an educational presentation on "Coin Club Membership Benefits." A busy meeting for Rick!

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair. The PNNA was at the Fair this year from September 11-22, 2019 (except closed on Tuesdays), and the display was in the Pavilion. See the PNNA website for more information about the coin display. The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit, with assistance from several local coin clubs including the SNS. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to info@pnna.org, and it will be directed to a local expert. The PNNA's Hobby Hall coordinator is Rick Schulz.

  • The September 12, 2019 club meeting topic was "Shipwreck coins, etc." Business discussions included revenue generation, such as coin shows and membership dues; also community outreach programs such as flyers.

  • The August 8, 2019 club meeting topic was "Fish."

  • The July 11, 2019 club meeting topic was "Flags," and the club also began having auctions. Rick gave a discussion on collection security.

  • The June 13, 2019 club meeting display topic was "Altered Coins."

  • The May 9, 2019 club meeting display topic was "Continents," and the speaker was Rick Schulz, on a topic to have been announced.

  • The April 11, 2019 club meeting program was not announced in advance.

  • The March 14, 2019 club meeting program was "So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions (including the 1905 Lewis & Clark and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expositions)" by Jeff Shevlin. This meeting was held at the Tukwila Community Center, the club's new meeting location, and the site of the PNNA convention, March 15-17, 2019.

  • The February 28, 2019 program was Bill McKivor speaking on "The Town that had no idea where it was" (which sounded like one of Bill's usually rather interesting talks)!

  • Board Meeting! Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Billy Baroo's restaurant at Foster's Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila WA. Topic: the future and fate of the Seattle Numismatic Society. According to Rick, "As you may know, recently we held our first board meeting in a looooong time. It was very productive and very encouraging that there are members that truely want to keep our club active and vital. Besides settling on a meeting location and date we also discussed more ways to get our brand out there into the numismatic community. We also discussed the need for a new newsletter editor and Bill McKivor stepped up to do the honors. At the time of the meeting Bill had some issues with his computer so he cautioned that it might be a month or so before he's up and running. Now it is our job to help Bill out by feeding him content for the newsletter. If you've ever thought about writing a short article about your collection or some other aspect of the hobby, now is the time. Lets all help Bill all we can."

  • The January 17, 2019 program was to have been announced.