Dean Parr


Fellow numismatists:

The fall, the INA Convention in the Quad Cities has come and gone.  I would like to thank Chris Seuntjens for taking on the bourse chair task.  He did a great job.  I also want to thank the Quad Cities Coin Club for their help with set up, tear down, and running the front table.  They were a big help.  I saw several of you there and had a chance to visit with some of you.  Congratulations to Rusty Crawford on receiving the Scott Nichols Outstanding Numismatist Award at the general meeting.  There were some very interesting well done exhibits which were well received.  We would like to continue that at future conventions so please be thinking about making a display for some time in the future.
  
Numismatics is all about learning and the INA wants to put more emphasis on that.  You should make a point of learning something at every show you attend.  There is a lot of knowledge in the room take advantage of it and ask some questions. Participate in your local coin club.  Step up and give a presentation on your favorite area of Numismatics.  If you want to learn something about a specific area just lead a discussion about it. If you spend some time to explore you will learn something new and maybe even find something new to collect. 

Next fall elections will be held for INA offices.  Please consider serving as an officer or encourage someone you think could help the INA to grow and serve Iowa in the coming years to run.


Dean Parr

President, Iowa Numismatic Association