July-August 2022 President’s Message



Borch, Mr. Fred

Mr. Fred Borch

Dear Fellow OMSA members:


The 2023 OMSA Convention. I have signed a contract for our 2023 Convention that will be held in Orlando, Florida. As you will remember, we were scheduled to go to Orlando in 2020—until COVID 19 cancelled us out. But now we are going to Orlando and will be at the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside from August 3-6. We selected this weekend so that our rendezvous will not conflict with the American Numismatic Association convention the following weekend. For obvious reasons, Orlando is a fabulous venue because there is much to do outside the bourse, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. And don’t forget that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is in Orlando if you need a way to convince non-medal collectors in your family that OMSA 2023 is a must attend event.

In announcing Orlando in 2023, I want to trumpet the hard work done by Nathan Weiss to get us to Orlando. He spent hours and hours negotiating for OMSA with the Marriott convention sales staff and succeeded wonderfully in getting OMSA the best possible terms. For example, Nathan locked in our room rate at $124 a night, which is a great price when one remembers that Orlando is a popular tourist destination, and our Convention is still more than a year away. Thank you, Nathan.

Write for the New Editorial Team. As I stated in my last President’s message, a new “Editorial Team” is taking over the production of our JOMSA after this issue. Again, all articles being submitted for publication in the JOMSA should now be sent to me via (Email). Please send the text in Microsoft Word and your images as jpeg, tiff or pdf files. As the Managing Editor I am your point of contact for all submissions. When I have received your complete article (text and images) I will forward it to Nick McDowell, who will determine which articles will be published, and when they will be published. Nick will then forward the edited articles to Bill Jansen, who will put them into an electronic format for our printer. We need articles of all sizes on any medal-related subject and, while all submissions are welcome, we especially want articles on United States decorations and medals.

Convention in Dallas. Join us at the Westin Galleria Hotel, August 11-14, 2022. Directors John Allgood and Nathan Weiss have put together a great event for us.

Future Convention Sites. We are always looking for future sites. Please contact me and Director Nathan Weiss at Email, if you are interested in hosting a convention for 2024 or 2025.


Best to all, Fred