Donald H. Kagin of Tiburon, Calif., announced that he will seek a third term on the American Numismatic Association board of governors.
Kagin, who followed his father into professional numismatics, said, ?Four years ago I made a commitment to my father, family and the numismatic community to devote a full 10 years of service to the association that has been so good to my family and me,? Kagin said. ?By such commitment I will be able to continue to help develop long-term solutions rather than seeking short-term stopgap measures. I can shepherd long-term projects from inception to fruition, including the establishment of a money museum in San Francisco or developing a proper balance between implementing an ambitious expansion of educational opportunities while bringing the budget into balance without relying on the endowment fund.?
Kagin also highlighted some of the accomplishments the ANA made during the years he has been on the board:
- Increased educational opportunities and seminars at new regional venues and at ANA conventions and Summer Seminar.
- An updated and more user friendly Web site.
- Implementation of several new membership benefits, among them life members? inclusion in a lottery for a Summer Seminar scholarship.
- Development of more comprehensive internal oversight and auditing of ANA operations.
- Elimination of any potential for conflict-of-interest issues by relying on outside counsel.
- Implementation of free club memberships for those attending ANA shows sponsored by a local dealer.
- Raising of approximately $4.5 million through the sale of U.S. commemorative coins towards the renovation of the Old San Francisco Mint and the establishment of the American Money and Gold Rush Museum.
- Development of a dynamic and comprehensive strategic plan outlining short- and long-term measurable goals and objectives.
Kagin says he has been a numismatist for 39 years. He has provided testimony and expertise for government agencies, numismatic guide books and certification services.