‘The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts‘
It takes a lot to keep our Club up and running. Aside from the usual outlays for operating and maintaining a designated landmark building, it takes people. Key Club functions are dependent on employees and/or contractors in varying roles. Without them our Club experience would be vastly diminished.
That said, the vast majority of our services are provided on a volunteer basis. Working in coordination with the Board, Officers, and staff, we rely on volunteers’ help for the “secret sauce” that makes the Collectors Club stand out in U.S. philately.
Contributing can take many forms: leadership, resources, specific projects, unique expertise, strategic vision, and outreach are all examples how you can enhance the Club. Note how all Board members assist in moving the Club forward! Some functions may overlap, and we are stronger for that.
Specific areas where you can make a difference are: our Library (volunteering, contributions, special projects, book reviews) with Robert Gray as Library Committee Chair; Program (recruiting speakers, hospitality, presentation write-ups, meeting assistance) with Stephen Reinhard as Chair; Collectors Club Philatelist (recruiting authors and advertisers, writing and reviewing copy, assisting the editor, Wayne Youngblood), with Robert Gray as Advertising Manager; House Committee (input ranges from specialized, i.e., architectural, legal, regulatory, to building function oversight) with Lawrence Hunt, Chair.
Opportunities are also available to assist with Development, with Lawrence Haber, Chair; Outreach, Wade Saadi, Chair; Technology, Joan Harmer, Chair; Website, with Roger Brody and Joan Harmer; Youth/Beginning Collectors, with Debby Friedman; and Image/Branding, with Matthew Healey, Chair. Louis Pataki oversees our annual One-Frame Competition, Roger Brody chairs the Finance and Budget Committees. Bob Rose provides legal insight into our operations, with Dan Ryterband, Ozan Gurel, and Vincent Cosenza contributing managerial oversight and vision to our processes.
Contact the Chair or leader of the area you are interested in to explore how best to proceed. Contact information is on the CCP masthead, or via Irene Bromberg, Executive Secretary. I appreciate your ideas, input, and vision of what we can do going forward. Please share your thoughts and expectations, and how we can achieve them, with me. Our goal is to develop future leadership while maintaining a broad-based talent pool to ensure that we can meet, and even exceed, member expectations.
“It takes a village” may be an overused cliché, but it is true. We are a village whose sum is greater than the parts.