American Numismatic AssociationOn Friday, the American Numismatic Association announced that President Tom Hallenbeck will announce the results of the 2013 ANA elections online on July 3, 2013 at 4:30 P.M. Mountain Time (6:30 P.M. on the east coast). The broadcast will be over YouTube on the ANA’s YouTube channel. Walt Ostromecki, who ran for president unopposed, Jeff Garrett, who was unopposed for vice president, and the 14 members running for the remaining seven seats on the Board of Governors will participate by telephone.

For me, this will be interesting since the time is during my commute. Those who have not had the privilege of being in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area during rush hour wonders why it is called “rush hour” since it looks like nobody is rushing and it lasts a lot more than an hour. We laugh cynically at all the reports that consistently rank this area’s traffic amongst the worst in the nation even topping Los Angeles. Even though it appears that many people will take the opportunity to go on vacation, the day before a holiday always raises the traffic levels. With it being the day before Independence Day, it should make traffic more fun!

If I cannot leave my office early, I will be on the telephone from my car—hands-free as it is the law in Maryland and the District of Columbia—probably sitting in Beltway traffic. I will probably have my favorite beverage with two additional shots while driving and on the phone. This will make the commute very interesting!

For those who missed the announcement, the following is the press release issued by the ANA:

ANA Board of Governor election results to be broadcast online
President Tom Hallenbeck will announce 2013-15 board during live broadcast

American Numismatic Association President Tom Hallenbeck will announce the winners of the 2013-15 Board of Governors election during a live online broadcast at 4:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

The broadcast will be available at and on the ANA’s YouTube channel at

A press release announcing the newly elected board members will be issued to the ANA membership and the media immediately following the broadcast. Results will be posted on as well as on the ANA’s Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts.

The election was conducted by Survey & Ballot Systems Inc., headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. For the first time ever, ANA members were given the option of voting online or with a traditional mail-in ballot.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to


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