ANA Ambassadors Committee, of the Local Organizing Committees for the American Numismatic Association 2011 Anniversary Convention

Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont, suburban Chicago) August 16-20, 2011

ANA Ambassadors Chairman Bob Weinstein
Assistant Chairman Bob Feiler

Welcome to the main page for the ANA Ambassadors Committee of the 2011 ANA Anniversary Convention. Please bookmark this page, and return often to see our progress.

In years past, the Registration committee had a lot of work to do in ensuring that each attendee had the proper materials ordered and received the correct badge and ribbons. This function has now been taken over by national volunteers and ANA paid staff. New in 2009 is the charging of admission to non-ANA members. There were a few rough edges at the Los Angeles convention, where this concept was launched, but the ANA will have everything running smoothly by 2011.

The result of this change is that the old Registration committee now has the responsibility of identifying and greeting all public attendees and directing them to the appropriate booth: ANA members who preregistered, ANA members who did not preregister, non-ANA members who must pay admission or join the ANA, and non-ANA members entitled to free admission (Scout and school groups only). They are now ambassadors for the American Numismatic Association, directing visitors to the show entrance from the parking lot and Stephens Center entrances, pointing out the correct booth to obtain a badge, and responding to questions about admissions, show hours, location of exhibits, etc. One or two ANA Ambassadors will be stationed inside the bourse area itself, to assist anyone who seems confused. This will be a big committee, maybe 20 people or more, to ensure that at least three people are available at the entrance at all times. Members of this committee will be the face of the ANA to the general public, and their patient and friendly attitude will ensure that every attendee comes away with good feelings about the ANA and the Chicago Coin Club.

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