David Gladfelter passed along this note about the history of the New Jersey Exonumia Society (1980 to 2010) and its publications Jerseyana and the short-lived The Nor*Easter (now archived on the Newman Portal).
"In 2010, in a bid to grow its membership, NJES broadened the newsletter's scope to cover exonumia of the northeastern states, and changed its own name to Northeast Token and Medal Society. "Jerseyana" then became "The Nor*Easter" and published five issues. The change actually brought in quite a few new members but the progress was short lived -- our hard working editor for many years developed serious health problems and couldn't continue.
"The final issue is internet-only and includes a story about the windup."
Here's an excerpt from the issue.
On May 19, 2012. the Northeast Token and Medal Society (formerly the New Jersey Exonumia Society) held its last meeting, six months after publication and distribution of the last regular issue of its quarterly newsletter, The Nor*Easter.
The difficult decision was made to disband. After payment of outstanding bills and refund of dues paid, [Treasurer] Bob [Schopp] sought advice on what to do with the remaining balance...
The members decided to donate the funds to the Token and Medal Society (TAMS).
The entire 32-year combined run of Jerseyana and The Nor*Easter has now been placed on the Newman Numismatic Portal, courtesy of Leonard Augsburger, its project coordinator. This seems an appropriate time, therefore, to "publish" the long-delayed farewell issue, although in internet form rather than on the old-fashioned paper preferred by many readers. Members will be notified that if they provide an email address, this issue will be sent to them on line. Of course, it
can be printed out and kept with a paper set.
And TAMS will shortly receive a donation of $156.47 as NETAMS wound up in the black.
To read the publication on the Newman Numismatic Portal, see:
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