Wednesday, June 1, 2011
18 Members; 3 guests attending
-President Tadas Osmolskis called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.
-Member Don Petersen informed the club of an upcoming visit to the Stamps for a Living program at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Thursday, June 9th. Interested members should pre-register and plan on meeting at the Alabama Ave. entrance to the Hospital no later than 9:45am and the group will go in together. Late-comers will not be allowed!
-Member Virginia Randolph noted that the annual NAPEX show is this weekend, June 3, 4, 5th. The following weekend is the show in Laurel, MD. Member Lorraine Bailey mentioned that any member wanting a ride to NAPEX on Friday, June 3 should meet her at the Virginia Square Metro Station at 10am, but let her know first so she isn’t waiting.
-President Tadas Osmolskis mentioned that he received a letter from Yamil Kouri, expressing gratitude for the WSCC endorsement of his campaign as Director of APS.
-Program Director Dan Piazza suggested a tour of the second installment of the National Postal Museum’s Collecting History exhibit. He would ideally like to schedule for the 3rd Saturday of the month so members will also have access to the NPM Library. Club members think Saturday, June 18th will work, meeting at 10:15am at the Ben Franklin statue at NPM.
Dan also noted that the following meeting is the next Capitalist Auction, so bring your money and goods!!
-Recording Secretary Jeff Meade introduced guest David Ball, visiting Washington D.C. to promote the publication of his recent book, American Astrophilately: the First 50 Years. Mr. Ball was signing books at the Postal Museum that morning, and Jeff invited him to attend club. You can find links to Mr. Ball and his publication here.
-Member Cheryl Ganz introduced two guests: David and Carol Straight. The Straights are on the way to NAPEX for the weekend and stopped in to visit Cheryl, the Postal Museum and the WSCC. David is the Vice President of the APS, and Carol collects postcards and philately related to the history of San Francisco, especially the Great Fire.
– Program Director Dan Piazza introduced the night’s featured speaker: Larry Nix, speaking on the philatelic history of the Library of Congress. Please stay tuned for a full blog description of the presentation by Mr. Nix himself.