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AMICA General:
   Provide an organization for collectors of automated musical instruments, such as roll operated player pianos and pipe organs, orchestrions, nickelodeons, and other automated musical instruments.
   Promote the acquisition and distribution of instruments, recordings, and technical and historical information concerning these instruments.
   Encourage the restoration of automatic musical instruments to a condition consistent with the original intent of their manufacture.
   Educate the public about the historical and cultural significance of automatic musical instruments.

Officers:
   President:            Alan Turner, Winnipeg, Manitoba
   Vice President:    Jere DeBacker, Denver, CO
   Secretary:            Bob and Bonnie Gonzalez, Corte Madera, CA
   Treasurer:            Joe Orens, Potomac MD
   Publisher/Editor:  Glenn Thomas, Winnipeg, Manitoba (visit our Publications page)
   Membership Secretary:    Lyle Merithew and Sandy Swirsky (visit our Membership page)

Immediate Past President:
   Tim Baxter, Atlanta, GA

Committees:
   Audio-Visual:     Harold Malakanian, Troy, MI
   Archives:            Tom Hutchinson, Sturgeon, MO
   AConvention Coordinator:    
Frank Nix, Woodland Hills, CA (visit our Conventions page)
   Honor-Roll (Hall-of-Fame)Member Liaison: 
Tom Stengel, St.Lancaster, NY (visit our  Hall Of Fame page)
       (Formerly "AMICA Honorary Members')
   Memorial Fund:     Raymond Dietz, Martinsville, VA
   Nominating:    Mike Walter, Lancaster, NY 
       Nominating Committee Members:
           Liz Barnhart
           Gary Craig
           Jere DeBacker
           Dee Kavouras
           Herbert Mercer
           
Dianne Polan
   Web Manager:    Michael Falco, NY

See also:
   
AMICA Bylaws, Local Chapters, Awards, and
Hall of Fame Members

 

Past Presidents:

Start Year

End Year

Name

2015

2018

Alan Turner

2011

2014

Tim Baxter

2006

2010

John Motto-Ros

2004

2006

Mike Walter

2000

2004

Dan Brown

1997

2000

Linda Bird

1994

1996

Maury Willyard

1992

1994

Mel Septon

1987

1992

Ron Conner

1986

1987

Molly Yeckley

1982

1986

Terry Smythe

1980

1982

Bob Taylor

1975

1980

Rob Rosencrans

1975

1975

Bill Mintz

1971

1975

Frank Loob

1970

1971

Bob Billings

1970

1970

Jarod Clark

1969

1970

Doug Hickling

1968

1969

Bob Cherney

1967

1968

Gordon Osser

1964

1966

Jarod Clark

1963

1964

Dean LaPoint

 


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2018 AMICA International
Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association,
a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


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