CONA August 2020 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., August 19, 2020
Oakstone Academy: 900 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Ohio State Coin Show Planning
Speaker: No Speaker

August Presentation

Our August meeting will be largely devoted to the show. However, we will have the quiz, auction and raffle – just no speaker. 

Help is needed from Thursday setup to Saturday teardown. Green Hats are what make our show special. Signup sheets will be available at the meeting and at the picnic. 

 The Ohio State Coin show will be smaller than usual, just 65 tables; and shorter. No Sunday hours this year. 

Meeting Details

We’re going to try to make it as safe as possible, but be mindful, the disease is still out there. Today (Aug. 10) there were 166 new cases in Franklin County, 8 hospitalizations and 1 death. 

The building has a constant supply of fresh air, with outside vents. 

Location: Oakstone gym, a newer pre-engineereed metal building west of the main building’s entrance. 
Directions: Drive down the entrance road until you get to the front of the main building, and turn right. 
Seating: This is a gym with bleacher seating, so bring you own cushion or lawn chair. 
Snacks: BYO. No drinks or snacks provided 
Masks: Required in Ohio 

In Memoriam 
Chet Britt 
1947 – 2020 

James Chester Britt, Jr, age 73, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. Chet was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late James C Britt and Nan Beardmore Britt. He is also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Otto G. Acker and mother-in-law, Mildred Miller Acker. Chet was a resident of Grandview Heights for 44 years before moving to Powell in 2018. 

He practiced Law for 33 years at Britt, Campbell, Nagel, and Sproat. Chet served on Grandview Heights City Council, Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation Board, Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation Board, and led the Grandview Charter Review Committee. 

In addition, he was also a Grandview Bobcat Booster and member of the Central Ohio Numismatic Association, CONA Coin Club. 

Following retirement, Chet collected coins and worked on family genealogy and truly loved traveling. He drove to 48 states in his motor home, took countless family vacations and cruises, and enjoyed spending time at his Folly Beach House. 

His favorite family time was his weekends at the Wilds with his grandchildren. Chet’s illnesses or handicaps later in life never slowed him down nor discouraged him from new adventures big and small. You could see him scooting about the neighborhood or listening to books or music on his porch. 

Most of all, Chet loved his family. He found the greatest joy just being surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He taught us, he inspired us, and he took care of us. 

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley Acker Britt; children, James O. (Katy) Britt and Lydia (David) Britt DeCarlo; grandchildren, Madeline, James Otto, Evan, and Clara; brother, Jeff (Lynn) Britt; brother-in-law, Gary Acker; nieces and nephews; and other extended family members and dear friends. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chet’s memory to Flying Horse Farms (FHF is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families). Donations can be made online at Or mail donations to: Flying Horse Farms, 5260 State Route 95, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. 

By: Gerry Tebben

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