Happy Holidays. Let’s recognize our volunteers

By Ed Kroft, President

Hello everyone. Best of the holiday season and wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and joyous 2019. Time to spend the holidays visiting others and enjoying your stamp collection!

Thank you for the positive feedback about The RPSC Newsletter. If you do not see the content you want in the newsletter, please write for us and help us to create it. If you want more articles on stamp collecting, then please send us some.

Board Members Acclaimed for 2019-2021

Six Board members who were nominated to serve as directors were acclaimed and will serve The RPSC for a two year term as of June 22, 2019, the date of the next annual general meeting (AGM).

These individuals who deserve our congratulations and thanks are:

  • Michèle Cartier
  • Sam Chiu
  • Hugo Deshaye
  • John Hall
  • David McLaughlin
  • Mike Walsh

New Volunteer Recognition Program – Where are your nominations?

In each edition of The RPSC Newsletter, I mention 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. To date, we have not heard from you our members and our affiliates!!! Please let us know whom you wish to see acknowledged. There are many deserving candidates. Our Board wants this special program to be driven by the members.

RPSC Board Activities

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 13, 2019. The Board and other dedicated volunteers will discuss a variety of topics. Once approved, minutes of Board meetings are posted on The RPSC website. http://www.rpsc.org. 

Congratulations – The Canadian Philatelist Wins a Large Vermeil in Thailand 

The Canadian Philatelist received a large vermeil with 86 points at the recent 75th annual Congress of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). It was held in Thailand and our country was represented by three members of The RPSC: Sam Chiu, who is vice-president of The RPSC; David McLaughlin, chair of The RPSC international liaison; and, Charles Verge, a past president and active member of The RPSC.  For more details on the Canadian results at Thailand 2018, read the related story in this newsletter.

Articles 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 TCP are encouraged to contact Robin at editor@rpsc.org.

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 the newsletter Editor Mike Walsh at mwalsh@vaxxine.com. Please share your knowledge with your fellow collectors.

In the last edition of the newsletter, you saw articles from local chapters discussing their activities. I will continue to urge all local chapters to let The RPSC Newsletter help advertise club meetings. The Canadian Philatelist contains listings of chapter meetings and events, published 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!! We are also interested in printing articles that have already appeared in the newsletters of local clubs.

Edmonton Spring National Stamp Show March 23-24, 2019

This excellent show usually has about 100 frames of exhibits and a number of dealers. The show welcomes collectors and exhibitors. The show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 at its usual venue, Central Lions Rec Centre, 11113 – 113 St NW, Edmonton, Alta. Information on the show can be found at www.edmontonstampclub.com.

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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