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Candidacy for the vice presidency of the American Numismatic Association has been announced by Gov. Walter Ostromecki.
The election will be held next year.
“After much prodding from a number of the ANA membership and many of my respected close numismatic friends during the recent Boston ANA convention, I have decided to declare my intent to seek the nomination for vice president,” he said.
Ostromecki is serving his second term on the board.
“I bring to the plate a strong, well rounded professional background in education of 37 years,” he said of his background.
“As many of the more serious issues once facing the ANA are/or have been resolved, such as financial and legal matters, etc., I would like to steer the righted and now steady ANA ship toward enhancing and increasing its education outreach mandate for all ages, with an increasing focus on youth, families and that oft neglected 29-39 age group,” he explained.
Among the things he has worked on through the ANA Education Committee the past three years are online initiatives including the virtual online ANA show tours of past conventions, Coin Collecting Basics, Coins101, the Numismatic Diploma program and many of the classroom teacher programs.
He looks forward to the day “when we can add all the David Lisot DVD productions.”
Lisot has recorded many ANA talks and programs over the years.
“This, I believe is the wave of the future and something the ANA needs to gear up for now so as to be ‘educationally ready’ for the next generation of ANA members,” he declared.
Ostromecki said he would have his full electoral platform ready in November.