President’s November Message

Hello everyone. Welcome back. Thank you for the positive feedback about the RPSC newsletter. We welcome feedback. If you do not see the content you want in the newsletter, please write for us and help us to create it. If your want more articles on stamp collecting, then send us some. This publication is attempting to bring timely and relevant news to RPSC members. Please help us achieve our goal.

Deadline for Nomination of Persons to Stand for Election as Board Members 2019-2021

The most recent edition of The Canadian Philatelist calls for nominations for candidates to serve on the board of directors of the RPSC for 2019-2021. All nomination forms should have seconders (paid up members), a short personal philatelic biography and a photograph (high resolution digital preferred) suitable for publication in The Canadian Philatelist. Candidates for election must be members of the RPSC who are in good standing (paid up members) . Below is the nomination form.



WE HEREBY NOMINATE ______________________________________________, a member in good standing in The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, as a candidate for election to

The RPSC Board of Directors for the 2019 – 2021 term:

NOMINATED BY: ______________________________________ ​Member No. ____________

NOMINATED BY: ______________________________________

​Member No. ____________

Date: _______________________________________


I, ________________________________, HEREBY CONSENT to my nomination as a candidate for election to the Board of Directors of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, for 2019 – 2021, representing a two-year term of office. I agree to stand for election and to serve the RPSC to the best of my ability if elected.

Date: ____________________________________________


Please mail, e-mail or fax to the National Office of the RPSC by December 12, 2018.

Viceregal Patronage

The Governor General of Canada Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette is pleased to inform our Society  she has accepted our request to become a patron of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. The RPSC is most grateful for such patronage. Viceregal patronage for the RPSC extends back for many years and lasts only for the duration of the current Governor General in office.

New Volunteer Recognition Programme

In the last edition of the RPSC newsletter , I mentioned the Volunteer Recognition Program. It is intended to recognize those individuals who have made a significant contribution to philately as a member of the RPSC or a member of an RPSC Chapter or Affiliate.

We need to hear from you our members and our affiliates!!! Please let us know whom you wish to see acknowledged.

RPSC Board Activities

Our last meeting of the Board was November 4, 2018. The Board and other dedicated volunteers discussed a variety of topics pertaining to the strategic plan and future Royal shows. Once approved, minutes of Board meetings are posted on the RPSC website. We continue to try to think of the needs of collectors and existing and new members.

Articles Are Needed for The Canadian Philatelist and

for the RPSC Newsletter

Do you wish to share your knowledge of philately with others? Please consider taking your time to write an informative and scholarly piece for the RPSC’s flagship publication, The Canadian Philatelist, also known as TCP. Please contact our new editor, Robin Harris, or a member of our talented editorial board: Gray Scrimgeour, Richard Gratton, Rob Timberg and Francois Brisse. Those wishing to submit articles for publication are encouraged to contact Robin at Thanks to our past editor Herb Colling for all of his work on the TCP.

We are always looking to attract new members to the RPSC and new collectors to the hobby. If you wish to write a piece on stamp collecting for the RPSC Newsletter, please contact me at the email address below or Mike Walsh –

We are also interested in printing articles that have already appeared in the newsletters of local clubs. Please share your knowledge with your fellow collectors.

London 2020- May 2020- Will you exhibit or Attend?

The London 2020 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition (known simply as ‘London 2020’) will be held from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Business Design Centre located in Islington, London. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2019. I am commissioner for Canada so please let me know if you are interested in exhibiting. The show has philatelic patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) and recognition from the Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has granted her patronage to the exhibition. There will be 2,750 frames of competitive material. At London 2020 there will be a change-over of material in the frames after four days. The Individual Regulations for the London 2020 Exhibition (IREX) are now being finalised and will be posted to the exhibition’s website as soon as possible.

Chapter Listings and Chapter News

I will continue to urge all local chapters to let the RPSC newsletter help you advertise your meetings . The Canadian Philatelist contains listings of chapters every two months. Our newsletter is trying to get more timely information out to our members and to collectors who may be interested in participating in chapter activities. Let the RPSC help you grow your chapters . The RPSC is interested in seeing more collectors attend RPSC chapter meetings. We hope the newsletter will assist in this regard and will contain details of upcoming chapter meetings, including the names of speakers and locations. Even if members or other collectors cannot attend meetings, they may learn of interesting topics and be able to source presentations from those who volunteered to share information. Please send us details of upcoming meetings, locations, speakers and topics. Send us your chapter newsletters!!

Please Volunteer and Help the RPSC

These are truly exciting times for your Society! Please help your Society in any way you can. Recruit new members! Please find a little time in your busy lives to volunteer for Society committees or at your local club or show to advance and promote the interests of our Society . Without volunteers your Society cannot survive.

Best Regards



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