Cuban Numismatic Association Newsletter
January 2005
JANUARY 2005
Editor – Frank Putrow
Fxputrow@aol.com
WebMaster - Stan Klein
Frank Putrow – President 
Andres Rodriguez – Vice President
Marysol Cayado – Secretary
Robert Freeman – Treasurer
Board of Directors – Richard Becker, Larry Casey, Enrique Cayado, Stan Klein, & Emilio M. Ortiz.
 


News
 Happy New Year. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Meeting At FUN
A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY GREETING TO OUR FRIENDS AND MEMBERS.  OUR EARNEST HOPE IS THAT THE NEW YEAR WILL HARBOR THE WORLD IN FREEDOM, RESPECT, PEACE AND PROSPERITY.

NOTE: CNA members, and other guest writers, are encouraged to submit articles for publication in our newsletter. The CNA, or your editor, does not substantiate or verify statements or data provided in these articles. At times, there may be information, dates, names, etc. that may not absolute. Our readers are encouraged to use these articles as reference, and to further research the subject if they question any such matter. The writers may not wish to publicize their email address or telephone number, but any comments from the readers to the editor are welcome, and will be forwarded to the writer by the editor.

STATUS OF CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION. FIRST ANNIVERSARY. As we approach our first year in existence, we should be proud of our accomplishments. We have grown to 116 members, representing 21 states, a military APO, plus Puerto Rico, as well as 7 other countries. The other countries are Canada, Cuba, England, Ireland, Mexico, Slovakia, and Spain.

Our geographics inherently present organizational problems, since we cannot meet together on a regular basis, and many of our members find it prohibitive, for various reasons, to travel to our annual meetings. It is essential that we communicate with ALL members on a regular basis, and provide them with incentives to stay involved with our association. The quarterly newsletter is not sufficient to meet this objective. We plan to develop a chat room and other conference capabilities for our computer based members, and we will enhance our website for ease and contents. A library must be established, and stocked with reference material.

Our most important long range objective is the establishment of a business operation, with an employee, to serve our members. It will take planning, funding, and time to realize the business operation, but it is feasible and realistic because our membership consists of many dedicated numismatists, who will respond to this challenge. Our Cuban Numismatic Association is growing, although new membership applications have slowed down. Charter Membership Status ended as of June 30, 2004, with a total of 104 Charter Members. Since that time, an additional 12 new regular members have joined, for a total of 116 members.

Our website, www.cubannumismaticassociation.com, contains an aggregate list of the membership, with the exception of the members who do not want their name listed. Please review the list. If you do not see the names of your friends and associates who might be interested, you can assist our membership drive by giving them an application. An application is provided as the last sheet of this newsletter. Our goal is to have 125 members by January 15, 2004, and 200 by January 2006. Let’s meet, and exceed, that goal!!!

CUBAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION (CNA) WILL MEET AT FUN 2005 COIN SHOW. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. CONVENTION CENTER. 1950 EISENHOWER. January 13-16, 2005. The Second Annual (First Anniversary) CNA meeting will be held on January 15, 2005.

The Board meeting will be held at 10:30am, and the General meeting will be held at 3:00pm, on SATURDAY, January 15th. The meeting room number will be posted in the FUN Activities Center. Initially, plans included the provision of Cuban coffee, Cuban bread, and guava pastries, but the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center policy will not allow any food or beverages inside the Center, unless it is catered by their exclusive partnership. If possible, we will proceed with our plans, pending their reconsideration of the policy. The General meeting will be informative, enjoyable, and businesslike. An important part of the meeting will be discussion of a Building Fund to raise capital for a future premise to house our CNA.  

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Posted by: Frank Putrow