CONECA is a strong advocate of,
and dedicated to, the encouragement of numismatics in general
and Mint Errors and Varieties in particular.
Should a member have a general question, or idea, feel free to contact your state rep.
If you don’t have a state rep you can contact either Jim Motley or Al Raddi.
Red States are States with REPS in them.. Are you next?
Combined Organizations of Numismatic
Error Collectors of America (CONECA)
State Representatives Program
The purpose of the State Representatives Program is to
A. Promote CONECA and its goal of
1. Furthering the knowledge of numismatic errors and varieties
2. Providing mutual help and cooperation for collectors of numismatic errors and varieties in the United States and elsewhere
3. Acquiring and disseminating accurate information in this area
4. Promoting interest in numismatics, especially that of mint errors and varieties
B. Recruit and retain members
II. The State Representatives Program Chair
A. Appointment and Term
1. The State Representatives Program Chair is a volunteer appointed by the President in consultation with the Membership Director (Board Seat 1) and is supervised by the Membership Director
2. The State Representative Program Chair serves until (s)he resigns or is relieved by the President
1. The State Representatives Program Chair is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the State Representatives Program
a. Recruiting State Representatives and recommending them to the President for appointment
b. Supporting and supervising the activities of the State Representatives
2. The State Representative Chair writes
a. An annual report, to be published in the July/August issue Errorscope, that includes:
1. The name and address of each State Representative
2. An aggregate summary of the activities of the State Representatives
3. His/her goals for the next year
b. Updates as requested by the Membership Chair
The State Representatives Program Chair is not compensated by CONECA for his/her services. However, (s)he may apply to the President or the Board of Directors (depending on the amount) through the Membership Chair, for small amounts of money for services or materials provided over and above the normal duties and expectations of a volunteer in the position.
III. State Representatives
Appointment and Term:
1. State Representatives are nominated by the State Representatives Program Chair and appointed by the President in consultation with the Membership Chair
2. State Representatives may be appointed for a single state, part of a state, e.g., the northern and southern regions of a large state, or for a group of adjacent states
3. A State Representative serves until (s)he resigns or is relieved by the President
4. You must be a CONECA Regular Member in good standing for at least one year
State Representatives are encouraged to use their initiative and imagination to
1. Recruit new members in their state(s)
For example, a State Representative could
— Set-up a table at a local or regional coin show, display some error and variety coins, examine and give verbal opinions on error and variety coins, offer back issues of Errorscope, and encourage visitors to join CONECA
— Give out wooden nickels and flyers advertising CONECA at community events
2. Welcome new members in their state(s)
— For example, a State Representative could contact new members and offer to help with their error and variety questions
3. Support and retain members in their state(s). For example, a State Representative could:
— Contact members, solicit suggestions for improving the club, and encourage them to renew their memberships
— Encourage Young Numismatists to attend the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar and help them apply for a scholarship
4. Provide information about error and variety coin collecting
— For example, a State Representative could arrange for speakers on error and variety coins at local club meetings and encourage the club and its members to join CONECA
5. Organize CONECA functions in their states(s)
— For example, a State Representative could arrange for CONECA members who attend a state show to have a meal together and discuss error and variety coins.
If you think you might like to promote our club and its goals in your state, please take a look at the program summary. If you’d like to be a CONECA State Representative, contact either James Motley or Al Raddi.
(Don’t worry, we’ll give you lots of support.)
Here is the list of current State REPS, shoot them an email and say hello!