From the Secretary - Patricia Foley

Summer - 2015

As if you can't get enough of me! Our long time secretary, Jerry Lebo, has retired and the Board named me as his successor, effective just a few months ago on April 1. Jerry has been secretary since I was in elementary school, and his is one of the more familiar names to our members. He may find it difficult to know what to do with himself now sometimes, having filled this position for so many years. Thank you, Jerry, for your many years of faithful service to the Central States Numismatic Society.

While it may take some of you a while to get used to not sending your CSNS related correspondence to Logansport, IN, where Jerry lives, the new address for me as secretary is:

Patricia Foley - Secretary
Central States Numismatic Society
P.O. Box 210710
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Please just send such things as dues payments and other similar business to me at this address. I'll continue to receive mail related to the bourse chairman's functions at my office address, which appears on the bourse application.

One of my responsibilities will be to maintain the mailing list used to generate mailings of The Centinel. You'd be surprised at how many copies come back to us as undeliverable because people failed to provide us with a forwarding address when they moved. The Post Office will only forward mail for one year after a change of address notice is filed, so please remember to let me know at the address above when you change your address. Outgoing Secretary Jerry Lebo sent out dues notices for 2015 some months ago, as well as a second notice at the beginning of March. I personally think that CSNS membership, at $15 a year, is one of the bargains in the world of numismatics, so I hope that all of you seeing this will agree and make sure that you keep your dues current in the future. The easiest way is to become a life member, which costs $250. Plus, life members get a really nifty metal permanent membership card.

I'm looking forward to undertaking this new opportunity to be of service to our membership. If you have any ideas for new programs that you'd like to see us undertake, I hope you'll share those ideas with me so that I can bring them to our Board.

Enjoy your day and the rest of The Centinel.

Patricia Foley