New CNA Name Approved
By Mario Cywinski
During the Canadian
Numismatic Association's (CNA) annual
convention, a funny thing happened, the
association decided to change its name.
At the CNA's annual general meeting, the
membership decided by over two-thirds majority
(earlier in the week) that the name should be
Only around seven people in the room opposed the
motion for the change.
As a result, the Royal Canadian Numismatic
Association (RCNA) was established, and the
emblem for the association will now change.
To help cover much of the unusual costs of the
name change, an anonymous member has come
forward with a handsome donation.
The RCNA's website will be www.rcna.ca, however,
it is not yet online.
While the name change was the main topic of
conversation at the meeting, other elements were
covered as well. Namely, the addition of around
300 new members in the last year to the CNA/RCNA.
However, the total amount of members has dropped
slightly from last year to this year (1,665 to
1,615) as a result of varying factors.
Annual reports were also in full swing at the
meeting as the everything seems to be doing just
fine, including finance, the journal and club
One topic that sparked much debate was the use
of various formats in the CNA Library.
Varying views arose as those who support having
various items on DVD, pointed out that the cost
of using powerpoint would be too great, as a
computer and projector are needed. While DVDs
only need a TV and DVD player.
Feedback is encouraged to help the RCNA
accommodate everyone as best they can.
It was also announced that the Royal Canadian
Mint (RCM) will continue to create the
convention medals for the RCNA.
In turn, new dies will need to be created by the
RCM to accommodate the change in the name.