The Collectors Club brings together people who wish to further the study of philately, promote the hobby and provide a social, educational, and non-commercial setting for the enthusiastic enjoyment of our common passion.
Founded in 1896, the Club counted among its members the leading—even legendary—names in philately. Today’s membership is no exception and includes some of the hobby’s best-known collectors, exhibitors, and authors. The vast majority of our group, however, are “regular” collectors who have one thing in common—a thirst to share their enjoyment of the hobby and a desire to learn more about collecting among others who take philately seriously.
Our physical “heart” is the Club’s landmark five-story brownstone, designed by famed architect Stanford White, located at 35th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City. A $1 million renovation was completed in 2000. Additional work was done in 2016 to ensure that the Clubhouse will meet our needs now and well into the future. While many of our members are from the tristate area, the majority come from throughout the US and many foreign countries.
- President’s Message – November/December 2018
What have you done for your Club…Today?
We are fortunate to have a wonderful building which houses our award winning library, meeting rooms, and like minded organizations. France and Colonies, NY Chapter of the US Philatelic Classics Society, British Empire Study Group, and the Philatelic Foundation among others all call 22 East 35th Street home.
Managing the Collectors Club and maintaining the physical plant takes the dedicated support of many people. Yes, there are compensated support and maintenance teams (Irene Bromberg (Executive Secretary); Andrea Matura (Library Associate); Parras Cara and Anthony Taylor (Facilities Maintenance), and Wayne Youngblood (CCP Editor).
However, volunteers make up the backbone of the Club. Without the Board of Governors and dedicated Committee chairs/volunteers our Club would be a mere shadow of what it now is. There are 15 Governors, and each and every one supports the Club in varied ways. Besides the basic time commitment for meetings and general oversight, each Governor oversees committees which are essential for Club function. As part of their responsibilities they also provide needed financial support at various levels for both routine and special programs.
There are other dedicated members who volunteer their time, efforts, and resources to better the overall experience. Club members are invited to volunteer to help us fulfill our mission, and maintain our historic home. Opportunities exist in many areas such as:
– Youth Stamp Club and Adult Beginners (Debby Friedman)
– House Committee (Larry Hunt)
– Library Committee (Bob Gray)
– Outreach (Wade Saadi)
– Program (Steve Reinhard)
– Meetings and Single Frame (Lou Pataki)
– Development (Larry Haber)
– CCP Editorial Board (Wayne Youngblood)
– Technology Committee (Joan Harmer)
– Membership (Larry Hunt)
– Hospitality (Mark Banchik)
The Club is always seeking to recruit volunteers in various areas. Please consider giving back to the Club so that we can continue to meet, and exceed your expectations! Contact us at email@example.com with your thoughts, and desires to contribute going forward. If you perceive a particular need, or can offer assistance not noted above please feel free to explore opportunities with me at your convenience.
I look forward to seeing you at a meeting, NY Holiday reception, on the road (Sarasota, February 1-3, 2019), or wherever we can meet.