USSS Secretary Joann Lenz has been awarded the USSS George W. Brett Century of Service Award. The Award was presented at the General Membership Meeting held at St. Louis Stamp Expo, February 28, 2009. The text of the citation accompanying the Award reads:
This award honors Joann Lenz for her extraordinary dedication to United States Stamp Society.
Joann Lenz, a collector of United States stamps and postal history, has done ground-breaking research covering a variety of unusual philatelic topics. Prominent among her varied collections is Plate Number Coils. Within two years of joining the Society she chaired the BIA Plate Number Coils committee.
In 1995 Joann was elected to the Board of Governors. She was elected Secretary to the Board and has served the Society in that capacity continuously for thirteen years. In addition to activities with the USSS and the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club, Joann’s service to philately has expanded to the American Philatelic Society when, in 2007, she was elected Director-at-Large.
Joann’s philatelic research is reflected in her exhibits that have been awarded Gold and Grand awards in national competition. Joann is a proponent and researcher of modern philatelic studies and she generously shares her eclectic interests, research and discoveries with fellow collectors via her website.
Joann Lenz’s philatelic research and service brings honor to the Society worthy of special recognition.
The Board of Governors recognizes Joann Lenz for her extraordinary dedication to the USSS as the recipient of the George W. Brett Century of Service Award.
United States Stamp Society
George W. Brett Century of Service Award
February 28, 2009