O’Brien new president of RCNA

Bill O’Brien has been elected the new president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA).

O’Brien ran for the top position against incumbent Steve Woodland, who had completed a two-year term as president. Officials announced the election results on July 22 during the RCNA’s annual general meeting (AGM), held in Halifax in conjunction with the association’s annual convention. O’Brien told CCN in an earlier story he will focus on improving “member benefits by increasing relevant communications to members and updating our website.

“I will try to get the organization more focused on social media communications.”

O’Brien has served as a director on the RCNA board for several years, including the last two years as the group’s first vice-president. For 14 years, he served at the helm of the North York Coin Club. O’Brien is also a director with the Ontario Numismatic Association and belongs to several numismatic clubs and associations in Canada and the United States.

The only other election at the RCNA’s recent AGM was for the director representing both Newfoundland and Labrador plus Nova Scotia. Incumbent Dan McCormick was re-elected over Jeffrey Wilson, a former director in Ontario who is relocating to Nova Scotia.

All other director positions were acclaimed.

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