ANA Award nominations deadline near

December 20, 1999 By ekr

ANA Award nominations deadline near
The deadline is drawing near for nominating members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for awards to be presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money 2000 in Philadelphia. 

In his call for nominations, ANA Executive Director Edward C. Rochette says, “The Association had endeavored to promote numismatics through the education of our members, the general public and the numismatic community. ANA member nominations are vital if we are to identify and acknowledge those individuals and organizations who share our common goal and are exceptionally dedicated in their service.”

The deadline for ANA award nominations is January 15, 2000. All nominations must include date of submission, and name, birth date (if possible) and background of nominee, such as awards, support of the hobby, etc. 

Nominations are being sought for the following awards:

Farran Zerbe Memorial Award (highest honor conferred by the ANA)- Honors an individual for numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics, as well as the field of numismatics. The nominee should be a former Medal of Merit and Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipient. 

Medal of Merit- Recognizes individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to the ANA, and promoted the hobby and numismatics. Nominees should be a formerly Glenn Smedley Award recipient.

Glenn Smedley Memorial Award (created in memory of Glenn B. Smedley- a collector’s collector)- Recognizes individuals who have devoted his/her efforts to the betterment of the ANA. Nominees should be involved in volunteer service to the ANA on either a local, regional or national level. Nominees should also exhibit a positive attitude, strong communication skills, cooperation and dependability. 

Lifetime Achievement Award- Presented to individuals, family, firm, or judicial entity that has made outstanding contirbutions to organized numismatics. Nominees also should have a strong record of professional involvement in the industry. (This award is not limited to ANA members.)

Outstanding Government Service Award- Recognizes individuals in public service- working for a government, governmental agency or international organization, or who have retired or been separated from such organization in the 12 months prior to the bestowal of the award- who has helped advance the interests of collectors of coins, tokens, medals and paper money. (This award is not limited to ANA members.)

Exemplary Service Award- Recognizes individuals or entities (club corporation, firm or association), who have performed services on behalf of the ANA that are “above and beyond” the call. Nominees should have attained goals of lasting significance to the ANA and the numismatic industry. (This award is not limited to members of the ANA.)

Oustanding Regional Coordinator Award- Created to recognize the most outstanding Regional Coordinator for the year. 
Nominees for this award will be judged on the followin:
  1. Participation in the local community, including exhibiting, numismatic talks, etc. 
  2. Actively supporting ANA membership at local shows and at the ANA conventions.
  3. Number of new ANA members sponsored.
  4. Number of club meetings held.
  5. Offices held in ANA member clubs.
  6. Articles written for the ANA newsletter, “Mintmark.”
  7. Assisting clubs in increasing membership.
  8. Recruitment and retention of clubs.
  9. Comprehensive annual report submitted to the Membership Director, and suggestions or recommendations to improve the Representative Program.
  10. Involvement and interaction with District Delegates and Club Representatives.
  11. Activity of regions of the District Delegates and the Club Representatives.
  12. Assisting clubs in planning club meetings, scheduling speakers, coordinating local coin club shows, utilizing ANA club benefits, etc.

Outstanding District Delegate Award-Recognizes the district delegate who most fully promotes coin collecting, coin clubs, and the ANA. The nominee should be involved in, but not limited to, two or more of the following categories; contributions to the hobby; promotion of the ANA; participation in National Coin Week; recruitment of new members; involvement in club activities, local, regional and national committees.

Outstanding Adult Advisor Award- Recognizes adult leaders and mentors who have devoted their efforts to recruiting beginning young numismatists, and aiding the development of intermediate to advanced YN’s.
Nominees for this award will be judged on the following:
  1. Advisor to a junior club.
  2. Numismatic tours for Juniors- tour arranged by and/or conducted by an adult leader to coin shows, coin museums, educational forums, historic sites, and/or other educational tours.
  3. Convention programs for Juniors- programs other than tours conducted and/or arranged by an adult leader for juniors to include educational programs, special exhibits, meals and refreshments, etc.
  4. Numismatic talks to Juniors- to include presentations at coin clubs, schools and other junior groups such as 4-H, Scouts, YMCA, etc.
  5. Scout Merit Badge- as a Merit Badge Counselor, the number of scouts aided and the number of merit badges earned by those aided.
  6. Other Junior Aid Activities- Non-numismatic. Consideration also will be given to non-numismatic junior activities by the adult leader. These would include: Little League, Boy and/or Girl Scouts, Sunday School and so forth.
  7. Recruitments of juniors as ANA members
  8. Recruitment of juniors to local club(s)
  9. Articles written for the Junior Collector. Please list name of publication or include a copy of the article. Please list any assistance given to aiding junior writers.
  10. Other- sponsoring awards, lobbying adult groups to aid juniors, etc.

Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award- Honors young numismatists for outstanding contributions to the hobby.
  1. This award is limited to members of the ANA under the age of 23
  2. Nominees for this award are required to submit, in writing, no later than Monday, April 3, 2000, an official application describing his/her numismatic activities and accomplishments during the past year. Any junior member nominated for this award will promptly recieve an official application directly from the ANA.
  3. Nominees should be involved in, but not limited to, the following: exhibits; presentations; articles; research; volunteer service; and personal achievements
  4. The nominee should exhibit a positive attitude, strong communication skills, cooperation and dependability, as well as an avid interest in expanding his/her knowledge of numismatics.
Originally Release Date: December 20, 1999
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
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