Joseph E. Boling announced he is seeking a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors at the Michigan State Numismatic Society?s 50th anniversary convention in Dearborn on Thanksgiving weekend.
Boling, who is ANA chief exhibit judge, is soliciting nominations from ANA members and ANA member clubs.
In his letter to ANA clubs requesting their nominations, he wrote in part:
?I am a retired Army colonel (28 years service in the Infantry, Ordnance Corps, and Adjutant General?s Corps), with a dual-concentration MBA (administrative theory/organizational behavior and computer management). I was president of the International Bank Note Society 1986-1990 and have been their treasurer since 1993. I was secretary of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association from 1994-2006 and also their treasurer 1996-2006. I now reside in Indiana, so I gave up those posts this year.?
He says of his involvement with ANA that, ?I have been an ANA member since 1974 (converted to life member in 1981), and have been an ANA exhibit judge since 1978. I have been a member of the ANA?s exhibiting and judging committee for 18 years. I have been ANA?s chief judge for 14 years.?
He has taught at the ANA Summer Seminar (both weeks) for the past eight years. He has received the Glenn Smedley Medal, the Medal of Merit, the Howland Wood Medal and the Farran Zerbe Memorial award.
Boling?s platform is founded on the ANA?s role as a service organization for hobbyists.
?I believe that the ANA has strayed from serving its individual members (including clubs). The emphasis has moved toward becoming a ?heavy hitter? with government agencies, inserting ourselves into movements to establish museums and other ?outreach? programs that do little to serve individual collectors,? Boling said.
The ferocious turnover rate of ANA staff is a symptom of a leadership climate that must be changed, Boling declared. ?I will do what I can as a member of ANA?s governing body to effect such changes,? he said.
Boling can be contacted at P.O. Box 29344, Indianapolis IN 46229-0344. Phone (317)-894-2506. Fax is (317) 894-2910; e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.