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Michael Doran (dorancoins) is running for the CSNS Board of Governors in 2006

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I’m Michael Doran, and I am formally announcing my run for a seat on the Central States Numismatic Society Board of Governors representing Illinois for the 2006-2008 term. I am running because I feel that I can bring my experience from local clubs and the Illinois Numismatic Association to Central States. I believe that the interests of collectors and dealers who belong to Central States needs to be represented in a positive and progressive manner. Here are my beliefs:


1) That the educational philosophy of Central States, which is known to many, be continued to encourage the growth of the numismatic hobby.


2) That Central States should push more aggressively to help eliminate the sales tax on coins in states within the Central States region which currently have such taxes, and also continue to work with the Industry Council of Tangible Assets in this matter.


3) That Central States should work more closely with other state numismatic organizations within its region to tackle the problems facing the hobby. I also feel that Central States should take a page from the ANA and have some form of club representation program.


4) That Central States should make efforts to eliminate waste and redundancy so that it can operate more efficiently.


5) That dues should not be raised unless all other viable options has been exhausted.


These are my beliefs, and I will have them and more on my upcoming campaign website, which will be up and running sometime in November or sooner. If you’re a Central States member, I would appreciate your vote in Spring 2006. Thank you and God Bless! 893applaud-thumb.gif893applaud-thumb.gif893applaud-thumb.gif

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Hello Message Board Members,


The Central States Numismatic Society elections is in full swing. For the Central States members - the ballots will be mailed out the latter part of February. For the list of candidates (myself included), go to www.centralstates.info.


Now, in regards to me - I have compiled my election platform, which is also located at www.doran2006.com. Here is the platform:


If elected, I will.....


1) Support the needs, concerns and interests of the members and dealers of Central States. They should come first, not last. The membership are the ones the Officers and Governors answer to.


2) Support the ongoing educational objectives of Central States. Education is power, and numismatic education is what Central States is known for.


3) Push for term limits of the Central States Board Members and the Secretary-Treasurer. The ANA does this, why can't Central States?


4) Vote against any increases in membership dues unless it is a last resort. Members should not have to be penalized just because of lax fiscal policy.


5) Find ways to use Central States monies more effectively. Central States' Treasury is in very good shape and, as per the IRS guidelines, we must use its funds to retain our status as a non-profit organization. Such monies should be put to work for the benefit of all the members and to improve our club. Education is one area where we can put some of that money to work.


6) Maintain and improve our 'open-door' policy with the membership. Communication is all important and is central to our club.




7) Not only support local clubs who are Central States members but also the state clubs. Local and state clubs are truly the backbone of the numismatic community and should be nurtured and encouraged wherever possible.


If you believe in my platform, then I need your vote to make it happen.


It's time to say.... STAND UP FOR CHANGE, STAND UP FOR DORAN! - Michael Doran for CSNS Board of Governors 2006 thumbsup2.gif

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