Our Chairman, Roger S. Brody, has become the seventh recipient of the prestigious George W. Brett Century of Service Award in recognition of his many contributions to the Society. The Award was presented at the General Membership Meeting held at NAPEX, June 2nd, 2012. The following citation was read at the presentation ceremony:
This award honors Roger S. Brody for his extraordinary dedication to the United States Stamp Society.
Roger S. Brody truly exemplifies all that the George W. Brett Century of Service Award embodies. Through his leadership, research, writing, and exhibiting, Roger has moved the Society forward, enhanced the benefits of membership, and has immeasurably advanced the image and reputation of the Society.
Roger became Chairman of the Second Bureau Issue Committee in 1991 and served in that position until 2003. He was elected to the Board of Governors in 1995 and became Chairman of the Board in 1998, a position in which he continues to serve. Roger’s outstanding service with other philatelic organizations has also helped to grow the prominence of the USSS. He is currently the President of both the Collectors Club and the American Philatelic Research Library and serves as Treasurer of New York 2016, the upcoming International Exhibition.
Roger’s research and writing ability has been widely recognized. He has twice received the Walter W. Hopkinson Memorial Literature Award, the Society’s highest award for research, and has also been the recipient of the American Philatelic Society’s prestigious Luff Award. He is currently the Chairman of the Luff Award Selection Committee. He delivered the 2005 Maynard Sundman Lecture at the National Postal Museum and was a presenter at the 2010 Blount Postal History Symposium also held at the NPM. He is a member of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists and chairs its Research Committee.
Roger has combined his philatelic research and writing skills with his experience in the business world to guide the Society through a decade in which it has successfully published a series of books covering a wide range of U.S. philatelic topics. Included among these is the Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, which sold 8,000 copies and is considered one of the most important philatelic books ever published.
Roger has also excelled in the field of exhibiting, having won national grand awards and international gold medals. He collects and exhibits the stamps and postal history of the Second Bureau Issue, the Great Americans and the Prominent Americans. He has been a consistent exhibitor at the Society’s annual meeting shows and has received the Society’s highest award for exhibiting, the Walter W. Hopkinson Trophy.
The Board of Governors, therefore, recognizes Roger S. Brody, member number 11814, as the recipient of the United States Stamp Society’s George W. Brett Century of Service Award for his extraordinary service to the Society.
United States Stamp Society
George W. Brett Century of Service Award
Roger S. Brody
June 2, 2012