Central States Numismatic Society

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Call for Nominations

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Pursuant to Article III, Section 5 of the By-laws, the Secretary issues this call for nominations for the following elected positions to serve on the board of the Central States Numismatic Society for the two-year period commencing with the installation of officers to be held at the April 2018 79th Anniversary Convention and concluding with the installation of the succeeding board to be installed at the April 2020 81st Anniversary Convention.

The following offices will be open for nominations:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Governors (10)

Any regular, life, club or associate member in good standing may nominate any member in good standing. All candidates must themselves be members in good standing. A member may nominate him or herself.

All nominations must be submitted either in writing, or via email to the Secretary at:

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

To ensure documentation and proof of delivery of a mailed nomination, it is recommended that such nomination documents be submitted via Certified Mail.

Emailed nominations should be submitted to:

All nominations will be acknowledged. Please provide a return address or email address for such acknowledgement.

The following schedule is established in the By-laws:

  1. Call for nominations is published in Summer issue of The Centinel.
  2. Nominations must be made beginning on July 1 and be delivered to the Secretary no later than July 31.
  3. Nominations must be affirmatively accepted no later than Aug. 15 for a candidate to be listed on the ballot.
  4. Each candidate may submit a biographical statement to the Secretary not to exceed 350 words, which ….. “may include a record of his or her services to the society and to numismatics in general.” Such biographical statement must be received by the Secretary no later than Aug. 15 in order to be included in the Fall issue of The Centinel.
  5. Candidates for the individual offices shall be listed on the ballot in the order of their acceptance of their nomination.
  6. Ballots shall be mailed by the Secretary to members in good standing no later than Nov. 30.
  7. In order to be counted, a ballot must be received by the accounting firm conducting the count of ballots cast no later than Dec. 31.
  8. The accounting firm shall inform the Secretary of the results of the tabulation no later than Jan. 31.

Duties of Elected Officials:


The president shall have general supervision over all the affairs of the Society. His or her duties shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  1. To preside at all meetings of the society
  2. To call meetings of the governing board and general membership and preside at them.
  3. To appoint committee chairmen that may be necessary to achieve the objectives of the society, and to remove them at will.
  4. To serve as spokesman for the Society in all dealings with outside individuals, groups and the media.

Vice President:

The duties of the Vice President shall be:

  1. To assist the president, at his request, in the discharge of his duties.
  2. To act in the place of the president, in the event of the latter’s absence or disability.
  3. To succeed to the society's presidency in the event of the death or resignation of the incumbent.

Governors: (10 positions available)

The duties of a governor shall be:

  1. To serve upon such committees as he shall be appointed to by the incumbent president.
  2. To cast votes upon the several matters presented to the Board for action.

The foregoing summary of duties above is set forth in Article III, Section 3 of the By-laws.

In addition, the Convention Manual (Rev. 7.1 - Adopted April 24, 2013) provides for the following duties for all elected officials:

Section 10: Sponsorships:

"Non-profit organizations enjoying 501(c)(3) status are able to offer the advantage of federal income tax deductions to donors who contribute money to underwrite and enhance their activities. The General Chairman shall design, operate and direct a program to solicit such donations from booth holders and others who participate in or benefit from the Anniversary Convention. This program shall be staffed by volunteer board members as part of their overall duties as elected officials of CSNS. All elected officials of CSNS shall be expected to participate in this effort."

Patricia Foley – Secretary May 15, 2017


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