AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 03, 1999
CONTACT: Stephen L. Bobbitt
ANA CANDIDATE FORUM AT SACRAMENTO TOWN HALL
Candidates for the American Numismatic Association
(ANA) Board of Governors will participate in a
question-and-answer forum at the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for
the ANA's 1999 National Money Show in Sacramento, California,
Each of the candidates at the forum will be given an
opportunity to make an opening statement before questions are
accepted from the hobby press and the floor. Candidates who are
unable to attend the convention in Sacramento can designate a
representative to make opening remarks on their behalf.
The forum will be held in Room 305 of the Sacramento
Convention Center, 1400 J Street, beginning at 6:15 p.m. on
Friday, March 12, and concluding at 8 p.m.
This marks the third, consecutive candidate forum for ANA
Board hopefuls and also underscores the ANA's continuing effort
to hold Town Hall meetings at its conventions to allow for an open
exchange of ideas to better the Association and the hobby.
The terms of all nine offices of the Board of Governors will
expire. Those elected will be installed at the ANA's 108th
Anniversary Convention in Chicago, August 11-15, 1999, and will
compose the Board of Governors for the next two years.
Nominees for the Board of Governors must be members
who are entitled to hold office under the ANA Bylaws. The
exceptions are Associate and Honorary members, member clubs,
and members under the age of 21. To be eligible for the office of
president or vice president, a member must have served at least one
term as governor. No member can serve on the Board more than
To be a candidate for office, a member must receive at least
five nominations from member clubs in good standing and at least
five nominations from individual members in good standing. No
member may nominate himself or herself, or a number of
candidates for any office in excess of the number that can be
elected to an office. This means each member--individual or club--
is allowed to nominate one person for president, one for vice
president and seven for governor. Finally, all nominators should
include their ANA number to facilitate the recording of
Nominations must be postmarked or hand-delivered no
earlier than December 1, 1998, and no later than March 31, 1999.
Each qualified nominee will be notified of his or her nominations
and must submit their acceptance or refusal thereof in writing on
or before March 31, 1999. No nominee may accept a nomination
for more than one elective office. A list of nominees who have
received the required number of nominations, and their resultant
actions, will be published in The Numismatist beginning in March.
As In the past, candidate biographies will be included in
The Numismatist as well as accompany the ballots. Members
eligible to vote will receive their ballots by mail in June.
For more information about the ANA Board of Governors
election and the Candidate Forum, contact Susan Procell, Election
Coordinator, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
80903-3279; telephone 719/632-2646; fax 719/634-4085; e-mail