Our 2022 Annual Meeting will be held at PIPEX during the weekend of April 29 through May 1 at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220. The show rate is $139 plus tax per night and this rate is available from Wednesday, April 27th through Monday, May 2nd. Amenities include free shuttle service to and from the airport, free breakfast, free wifi and free daytime parking. Reservations can be made using the hotel link on the PIPEX website (www.pipexstampshow.org.) or by calling the hotel at 888 728 3025
Although April may seem like a long way off, you should make your room reservations as soon as possible.
The Exhibit Prospectus and Application are posted on the show website and if you plan to exhibit, you should submit your applications as soon as possible. PIPEXhas been oversubscribed each year since 2014 and with the pent-up demand for exhibiting opportunities resulting from all of the COVID-related canceled shows, I’m certain these frames will fill up fast. USSS members will have preference until February 12, 2022. The deadline for entries is March 21 or until all frames are taken. Inasmuch as this is our annual show meeting, exhibiting members will be able to compete for our two Society exhibiting awards – The Southgate for the best multi-frame exhibit and The Cleland, for the best single frame exhibit.
The PIPEX organizers have also offered to post the exhibits on their website at no additional cost. Just go to the show website for information as to how to do this.
As is our tradition, we will be holding our Dutch Treat Fellowship Dinner on Friday evening at a site to be determined. Details about the dinner, as well as other show particulars will be announced as they become available. Please let us know if you would like to give a presentation at the show or would be willing to volunteer some time to help staff our Society booth.
Please take a few minutes to stop by our booth. It may prove to be the most enjoyable time you spend at the show.