With much of the country in a deep freeze right now. many of us are thinking about springtime and warmer weather. This year springtime will also bring our 2015 Annual Meeting at Philatelic Show during the first three days of May. The combination of warmer weather and philatelic camaraderie will be a welcome change.
The show will be held from Friday to Sunday, May I st through May 3rd, at the Boxborough Holiday Inn located at 242 Adams Place. Boxborough. MA 01719. The hotel is offering a special rate of S 124 per night. To obtain this room rate contact the hotel at (978) 263-8701 and request the special show rate using the Group Code NFS or make your reservations online directly from the show website using the same Group Code.
In addition to our Annual Meeting. the Postal History Society and two chapters of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society will also be holding their annual conventions at the show and The Collectors Club (of New York) will be holding their annual multi- frame c0mpetition there as well. Having been at shows at which these groups have held their annual meetings, I think there will be a strong demand for exhibit space and l urge you to submit your entry paperwork as soon as possible. The Exhibit Prospectus and Application are available from Exhibits Chair Guy Dillaway. P.O. Box 181. Weston, MA 02493. by e -mail to Phbrit@comcast.net or by visiting the show website at www.nefed.org. Also. by exhibiting at chis show. which is a World Series of Philately show. you will have the opportunity to qualify your exhibit for
the next U.S. international show. New York 2016. which is fast approaching.
The Awards Banquet will be held in The Colonial Room at the show hotel on Saturday evening and advance reservations are required. Information on all show functions. including the banquet. scheduled meetings. and other matters will be available on the show website as they become available.
As is our tradition, we will be holding our Dutch Treat Fellowship Dinner on Friday evening. the 2nd. at a site to be determined. If you would like to give a presentation at the show and/or would be willing to volunteer some time to help staff the Society booth. please contact President Nick Lombardi.