This page includes The WFSC Announcements columns from the 1999 issues of Across the Fence Post.
WFSC PLANS CACHETED UW FIRST-DAY POSTAL CARD
The WFSC is offering a limited number of cacheted University of Wisconsin postal cards with the official February 5, 1999, First Day of Issue cancel. The red cachet will be offset-printed on the card and avail-able shortly after the issue date. (Cachet design may be resized to accommodate a possible pictorial first-day cancel.)
To order by mail, send $1.50 each to: MaryAnn Bowman, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187. Make checks payable to the WFSC and include a SASE.
TOPICAL TWIST TO THE 12th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB TRIVIA CONTEST
Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the February issue of ATFF. Reserve a February or March club meeting date to join in on the fun! Win the new 2nd edition of "Adventures in Topical Stamp Collecting."
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1999-2000 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER
The annual flier will be updated and sent with the September issue of Across the Fence Post. It includes shows and commercial bourses to be held not only within Wisconsin, but also in areas that border the state.
If you want your show/bourse to appear on the list covering events through the summer of 1999, send details by no later than August 15, 1999, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339, (608) 836-1509, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a contact name , address and phone number.
THANK YOU TO -
• North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee • Chain-o-Lakes Stamp Club
The WFSC sincerely appreciates your support through donation of extra funds received with your 1999 dues payments.
1999-2000 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER
The flier will be updated and sent with the September issue of Across the Fence Post. If you want your show/bourse to appear on the list covering events through the summer of 2000, send details by no later than August 15, 1999, to: ATFP Editor Karen Weigt.
CLUB MAILING LIST
An updated 1999 WFSC member-club mailing list is available for direct-mail club show/event publicity purposes. Request a copy from: WFSC Central Office and Secretary, Karen Weigt (address shown on this page, right column). Note: the list is for WFSC member-club use only.
THE WFSC THANKS -
• Art Arntsen, of the Badger Stamp Club, for auditing the 1998 WFSC financial records.
• Rollie Juhnke, who again served as our photographer for WISCOPEX and assistance at the WFSC society table.
• All of the following for donations in support of the youth program:
Carl Ziesmer, who contributed $25 cash;
Barbara Mueller, for stamps;
Martha Parfit, for stamps;
Dennis Lemke, for stamps.
NEW WFSC OFFICERS FOR TERMS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2000
Paul T. Schroeder will serve as the next WFSC president. Schroeder is a member of the Oshkosh Philatelic Society and has held the position of WFSC East Central Region VP since 1997.
Art Schmitz, member of the Wauwatosa Philatelic Society and the Polish American Stamp Club, will take over duties of Milwaukee Region VP. Schmitz is a WFSC certified judge.
Vern Witt, WFSC past-president, judge, and member of the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame will fill the position of WFSC East Central Region VP. Witt is a member of the Sheboygan Stamp Club.
1999 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The WFSC will again sponsor a nationwide cover exchange program in which all stamp clubs, philatelic organizations, and individuals may participate. This is an opportunity for clubs with leftover show, commemorative and first-day covers to reduce their inventory by exchanging them for different covers for use as club auction items, door prizes or gifts.
The exchange program is being conducted in conjunction with National Stamp Collecting Month in October. The exchange offer will expire October 31, with returns being made to participants by mid- November. Participants must submit 10 all-alike covers and a large 55^ SASE. In exchange, eight different covers will be sent back. (The extra covers will be used for
Send your nomination(s) together with a statement identifying the nominee, a short philatelic biography, and the reasons why that person should be selected for the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame to: Karen L. Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339.
Only WFSC member clubs may submit nominations, and two other member clubs must second each nomination. The nominating club is responsible for making arrangements with the seconding clubs to provide those seconds. The nomination and seconds should be sent to the WFSC Secretary in one mailing.
MANY THANK-YOUS TO -
• Barbara Mueller for a donation of stamps to the WFSC Youth Division.
• Gene Wolosiewicz for donating two very special Billy Mitchell items with the First Day of Issue cancel. They will be offered as door prizes at WISCOPEX 2000.
TWO NEW WFSC FIRST-DAY COVERS
Ten years ago, the WFSC adopted a policy to produce a first-day cover for all U.S. Postal Service issues released in the state of Wisconsin. The policy includes an "if financially possible" exemption. Consequently, in spite of the recent flood of in-state first-day ceremonies, the WFSC currently has just two new FDCs to offer.
The Billy Mitchell FDC was produced on July 30, when the stamp was issued in Milwaukee.
The WFSC's Green Bay Packers/Super Bowl FDC will be available as of September 17, when Green Bay will host the first-day ceremony for the 1960s Celebrate the Century issue. The Green Bay FDC will be franked with two of the 15 CTC stamps: Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl.
WFSC VP Alan Marcus, of Neenah, WI, designed both cachets shown above. To mail order, send $2 each for the Billy Mitchell cover; $3 each for the Green Bay Packers/Super Bowl covers to: MaryAnn Bowman, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187. Make checks payable to the WFSC and include a No. 10 SASE. Please be precise in indicating which cover(s) are wanted and the number of each wanted.
The WFSC plans to produce a FDC for the Deer stamp issue, which will be released in Rudolph, WI, on October 20. Watch for details in the October ATFP.
CALL FOR WFSC HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
Nominations are still being accepted for the 2000 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 1999. For details of qualifications and nominating procedures see the September 1999 issue of ATFP or request information from: Karen L. Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562.
DEER STAMP FDC AVAILABLE
The WFSC has produced a first-day cover for the Deer stamp, which was issued at Rudolph, WI, on October 20. The cachet highlights Rudolph's red nose. Covers are franked with one 33cents Deer stamp.
To order by mail, send S2 each to:
R. Bowman, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187. Make checks payable to the WFSC and include a SASE.
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