The Club, through our Program Chairman, is constantly recruiting speakers with specialties of interest to our membership. Speakers may be members or non-members and come to the Club from all over the world to share their knowledge with us. Throughout the hobby, it is considered an honor to be asked to speak at the Club, so the caliber of the programs is unusually high.
Each speaker is asked to bring and display his or her key pieces in the new exhibit frames of our recently renovated Meeting Room. As much of the displayed material is typically part of award-winning exhibits, our members can not only see some of philately’s most prized items “up close and personal,” but also get some insightful, expert tips on exhibiting or arranging their own collections.
The public is invited free of charge to The Collectors Club’s series of semi-monthly meetings devoted to lectures and exhibits on philatelic subjects. The lectures are given by experts in the field and are attended by approximately 60 people. These experts come at their own expense, without remuneration, from numerous foreign countries and from across the continental United States and Hawaii.
Watch videos of previous presentations at the Collectors Club.
An important feature of the Club is the chance to get together with fellow members in a relaxed and informal setting to share collecting “war stories” and just catch up.
Prior to every meeting, there is a social hour at the Clubhouse where members can mingle, share refreshments and meet guests and new members. After the program presentation, all interested members gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
The Club also features two very popular events— the festive Holiday Party, held at the Club every December, and the Annual Awards Dinner, which is held in May at an offsite location to showcase the Club’s coveted Lichtenstein Award presentation.
- 5:00 p.m. — Social Hour/Exhibition Opens
- 6:30 p.m. — Meeting convenes
- 8:00 p.m. — “Dutch Treat” Dinner Nearby