“We can’t keep doing things the same way because of tradition….we must change our culture, attitudes and values or our hobby will die.” This, according to ANA past president, Walter Ostromecki. He was the keynote speaker at the ONA’s April 9 convention banquet and although he delivered what might appear to be a bleak message, it is actually a message of hope. He believes coin clubs have to learn to communicate in a new way and embrace technology to effect change. “We have to start thinking differently and doing things in new ways. We shouldn’t misuse technology, but we can embrace it and take advantage of its strengths,” said Ostromecki. One of those strengths is in the diversity of ways that the internet, for example, allows collectors to communicate and to educate. Continue reading →
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