Founded over 40 years ago, we are new to the ANA. We have about 30 members, and about half of us show up at each meeting. Our collecting interests are fairly broad, but not at all surprising. Most people are interested in US federal type, especially from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. That said, four of us pursue ancients. We have at least two who are active - I say "assertive" - for US federal paper money. (It is amazing what you can see, if you just look, perhaps an observation famous to Yogi Berra.)
We developed a format for our meetings to meet the interests of the club. The officers also meet for late lunches once or twice a month on the weekend, just to shepherd the club business along.) At a typical meeting, we dispense with the minutes and get into the presentations.
We have "treasure hunt" challenges. Can you assemble a Jefferson Nickel type set from change? A Lincoln Cent type set? All 12 Federal Reserves on $1 bills? Who found the oldest coin this month? The oldest banknote?
We have "show and tell." Everyone has their interests, and, everyone collects "everything" really. So, you never know who will bring what.
We have an expert presentation, usually by a club member, occasionally by a guest.
Twice a year, we have a grading night.
7 years ago