- March 23-25, 2017 Annual meeting, Garfield-Perry March Party, Cleveland, OH
- Sept. 21-23, 2018 Annual meeting, MILCOPEX, Milwaukee, WI
In accordance with Article V. Section 2. of the Society By-Laws. President Nicholas Lombardi recommended to the Board of Governors that the Nominating Committee for the 2015 United States Stamp Society election consist of members Wade Saadi (Chairperson). Stephen Reinhard and Edward Grabowski.
Wade is well known to everyone in philately as the past president of both the American Philatelic Society and the United States Philatelic Classics Socie ty. He is also the president of New York 2016. our next U.S. international show. Stephen is the current president of the APS and past president of both The Collectors Club and the U. S. Airmail Society. Edward is a past president of The Collectors Club and received the prestigious APS Luff Award for Distinguished Philatelic Research in 2014.
The Board approved the recommendation and the Committee has begun the task of assembling a slate of candidates. The Committee will present the complete slate to the President. who. in turn. will notify the Executive Secretary so that ballots can be prepared for distribution to the membership.
The names and background in formation of the nominees will be published in The United States Specialist prior to the mailing of the ballot s, which will be included with the annual dues mailing in the Fall . The Executive Secretary will then tabulate the ballots and report the results to the membership. Those elected will serve a three-year term beginning January I. 2016. The elective offices include the Chairman. President. Vice President and Secretary, as well as the Board of Governors. The Treasurer. Editor and Executive Secretary arc not elected but rather are paid employees of the Society appointed by the Board.
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.
The United States Stamp Society will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting at NOJEX during the weekend of Friday to Sunday, May 30th through June 1st, at the Empire Meadowlands Hotel & Suites located at 2 Harmon Plaza in Secaucus, New Jersey (formerly the Crown Plaza Meadowlands). The hotel is offering a special rate of $135 per night for a single and $145 for a double. To obtain this room rate contact the hotel at (201) 348-6900 and request the special NOJEX rate or make your reservations online directly from the NOJEX website. Please note that the show is not on Memorial Day weekend.
The show is an American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately exhibit competition which will include a large number of exhibits from our members. In addition to the normal range of awards available at all WSP competitions, eligible exhibits of USSS members will also compete for the prestigious Southgate and Hopkinson Trophies for multi-frame exhibits, as well as the new W. Wallace Cleland Award for the best single frame exhibit. These three awards are presented only at the show hosting the annual meeting of the Society. Keep in mind that NOJEX is the only Champion of Champions qualifying show in the tri-state (NJ-NY-CT) area. Also, exhibiting at NOJEX will give you the opportunity to qualify your exhibit for the next U.S international show, New York 2016, which is fast approaching.
On Friday evening we will hold the Society’s traditional Annual Fellowship Dinner, which is always one of the highlights of our Annual Meeting. When we last met in Chicago in November, we went to Lou Malnati’s, one of Chicago’s best known and “best” Chicago style pizza restaurants. It has been suggested that inasmuch as we are now in the New York/New Jersey area, we should have our dinner at a traditional New York style pizza restaurant so we can determine once and for all which style pizza is “the best.” We’ll be working on that and have full details at the show.
On Saturday, the Board Meeting for Governors, Officers, employees of the Society and Committee Chairpersons will be held at 8 AM prior to the opening of the show. Our Annual General Membership Meeting will be held at 1 PM. The meeting will update the membership on the business of the Society and the presentation of several awards. The full schedule of all of the show events will be posted on the show website.
The Society will have a booth at the show for the purposes of selling our publications, promoting the Society, recruiting new members, and socializing with fellow U.S. collectors. Please contact me if you can help staff the booth for a short time. We could really use the help and any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. In addition to those who volunteer, we will also have our officers, committee chairs, and authors helping out. This will be the place to meet old friends and make new ones.
We look forward to seeing a large contingent of our members at this great show. A good time is sure to be had by all.