Banquet and Auction
Steakhouse is once again the site for the annual TAMS banquet on
Wednesday, August 6th, during the American Numismatic Association
“World Fair of Money” in Rosemont (Chicago). No-host cocktails
begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 pm. Banquet tickets are $50
and space is limited to 50. If you would like to purchase tickets
in advance, please contact Kathy Freeland at 989-843-5247, e-mail
her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a check for $50 per seat to
Kathy Freeland, P.O. Box 195, Maryville, MI 48744. Please make the
check payable to TAMS. Your ticket will be at the TAMS table at the
convention and you can buy tickets at the table until they are
The banquet will feature our second annual fundraising auction. If you have items to donate, please contact Kathy Freeland at email@example.com.
Your new officers and board will be sworn in at the end of the banquet. See you in Rosemont!
adopts new dues structure
voted to adopt a new dues structure effective immediately to
address continuing funding shortfalls. We received $17,000 in dues
for fiscal year 2012-13 and $11,240 in ad revenue in the Journal.
It cost $25,300 to produce the Journal and $7,000 to cover the
Society’s administrative expenses. Book sales and donations help
cover the expenses, but the treasury is slowly being depleted and
new publishing projects require us to find outside funding to
proceed. The Board vote to raise dues by $5 to narrow the gap. Life
membership costs were raised to 40 times the cost of annual
memberships owing to the large percentage of members that already
hold life membership status.
New Service Launched for TAMS Members
Research requests from members and
researchers often require the Librarian to make copies of past
Journal articles. We will begin posting pdfs as they are created to
the website where they can be downloaded using the name and
password created for access to the TAMS Directory. Please submit
your directory information and receive a name and password to take
advantage of this service.
Five back issues of the Journal issue have been uploaded in the pdf format provided to the printer. More will be added.
Mel Wacks has made a public update available via the TAMS website. It may be accessed by consulting the table of contents for the 2011 Volume 2 issue under the TAMS Journal page.
TAMS Membership and Communications Directory
Direct email submissions to
pacbell.net. Please include your name, email
address, TAMS membership number, and one or more collecting
interests. In addition, include a name and password that you will
use to access the member’s only area of the TAMS website.
If you have not submitted information for the directory, you have not had a name and password created to access the members only area. Please contact the webmaster if you would like to have access. Be sure to include your membership information.
TAMS Directory (for members only)
Banquet in Chicago, 2013
Dinner Pictures and Awards
By-Laws Updated February 3, 2014.
Additional links to Journals and articles added November 5, 2013.
Dues structure updated August 23, 2013.
Membership Directory updated on September 23, 2013.
If you have suggestions, comments, criticisms, errors to report, or material to contribute, please contact Bill Hyder at bsktmkr (@) pacbell.net. Let us know how we can best serve your collecting interests.