More For Our Members….
As I begin my second year as President it is a pleasure to announce that annual dues remain unchanged from last year. However, membership benefits have been greatly enhanced!
First, let me say that many on the Board of Governors have been contributed time, monies, and expertise in order to enhance the value of Collectors Club membership. Without their varied inputs we would not have achieved much of last year’s momentum. A special thanks are made to Irene Bromberg and Andrea Matura, without whom our Club and Library would be lesser entities. Miklos Pinther has taken on the herculean task of cleaning and reordering our lower level periodical archives without any personal expectation of reward except for the Club providing better area lighting.
Debbie Friedman, Alan Hoffman, and others continue to volunteer in various areas with their only reward being betterment of the Club and the sense of satisfaction in knowing that others have benefitted from their efforts.
Schuyler Rumsey has joined with the Club in supporting some of our activities at the upcoming ARIPEX meeting February 16-18 in Mesa, Arizona. There are special social opportunities, and new CCP editor Wayne Youngblood will be present. We hope to see you there! Please remember to thank our sponsors and CCP advertisers when you can. They help make our activities possible.
The Philatelic Foundation has ‘returned home’ to the building in which they got their start. Sharing of expenses and resources will allow both groups to thrive in a continuously changing environment. While enhancing visibility, our historic Clubhouse requires regular ‘loving care’ which is facilitated by our sharing of facilities.
Over the past few months our updated website has gone live, Club presentations are available online for all within a few days of meetings. This issue of the CCP has a new editor who is taking a close look at both visual, and editorial makeup going forward. We have received generous financial support for several projects including digitalization of the complete CCP in the immediate near term.
Please join me in thanking Gene Fricks for his years of service to the Club.
Your Board recognizes that we are in a fluid world with changing expectations for how we can fulfill your expectations. In order to meet the challenge Lawrence Haber (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been named Director of Development. He is working with a talented team to identify strengths, and opportunities going forward. Please show your appreciation and support for his efforts on our behalf. Gifts of appreciated securities, sponsorship opportunities, and long term support are all areas in which Larry can work with you for our mutual benefit.