Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
2001 WFSC Announcements columns



  This page includes The WFSC Announcements columns from the 2001 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January issue

14th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB TRIVIA CONTEST

Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the February issue of ATFP. Reserve a February or March club meeting date to join in on the fun! Win a copy of "The Duck Stamp Story," the bible for duck stamp collectors and anyone interested in conservation of our wildlife resources.

WFSC WINTER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - FEBRUARY 24

The meeting will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac, WI. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and is extended the right of discussion. Contact WFSC Secretary Karen Weigt if you'd like to be included on the mailing list for meeting details.


February Issue No column this issue


March issue

A THANK-YOU TO -

Germany Philatelic Society (Chapter. 18) Milwaukee Philatelic Society

Waukesha County Philatelic Society Wauwatosa Philatelic Society

The WFSC greatly appreciates your cash donations submitted with 2001 dues!


April issue No column this issue


May/June issue

WFSC SUMMER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - JUNE 9

The meeting will be held at Diana's Confection Connection in Sun Prairie, WI, which is in the Madison area. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and is extended the right of discussion. Contact WFSC Secretary Karen Weigt if you'd like to be included on the mailing list for meeting details.

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 2002, send details by no later than August 15, 2001, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middle ton, WI 53562-4339, 608-836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@cs.com. Include a contact name, address, phone number and e-mail address

postal history, Wisconsin sesquicentennial cancellations, and Czechoslovakian stamps. Although Rob is qualified to judge exhibits in a wide range of areas of philately, he states that he especially enjoys judging youth exhibits and discussing them with the youngsters.

WFSC clubs that sponsor events with competitive exhibits are urged to use WFSC judges. Recommended compensation for judges is: (a) a flat $25 fee to each judge (excluding apprentices); (b) lunch or banquet tickets offered as an optional benefit; and (c) mileage reimbursement of 20^ a mile plus paid parking, where necessary. A complete listing of all WFSC judges was published in the January 2001 issue of Across the Fence Post.

The Judging Committee encourages applicants for apprenticeships. For details on the apprentice-ship program, contact: Frank Moertl, N95 W32259 County Line Rd., Hartland, WI 53029; phone 262-966-7096; and e-mail frankannQticon.net. 0


July/August issue

NEW WFSC OFFICERS BEGIN TERMS JULY 1, 2001

Allan C. Marcus, who has served as the WFSC's vice president since 1995, has moved into the position of president. A1 resides in Neenah, WI, and is a member of the Oshkosh and the Outagamie philatelic societies.

Henry J. (Hank) Schmidt is now the WFSC's vice-president. Hank is current president of the Oshkosh Philatelic Society and writes the ATFP's column on first-day cover collecting.

Kurt T. Albrecht, of Waukesha, WI, was elected to the newly created position of second Southeast region VP (see masthead on p. 2). Kurt is a member of the Milwaukee and the Waukesha County philatelic societies. He was recently honored as a Milwaukee-area distinguished philatelist.

Brian J. Liedtke is the WFSC's new South Central VP. A native of Appleton, WI, he now resides in Hales Corners, WI, and is a member of the Waukesha County Philatelic Society. Brian is a former officer of the Junior Philatelists of America. While in college, he participated in a summer internship at Linn's Stamp News.

2001-02 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER

The flier will be updated and sent with the September issue of ATFP. If you want your show/bourse to appear on the list covering events through the summer of 2002, send details by no later than August 15, 2001, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339, 608-836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@cs.com. Include a contact name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

CLUB MAILING LIST

An updated 2001 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 above and on p. 2). Note: the list is for WFSC member club use only.

THE WFSC THANKS -

Art Arntsen, of the Badger Stamp Club, for auditing the 2000 WFSC financial records.

The Ripon Philatelic Society for a cash donation of $234.16 in support of youth philately.

The former Walworth County Stamp Club for donating $450, the balance of its treasury upon disbandment.


September issue

2001 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The WFSC is again sponsoring 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 offer expires October 31, 2001, with returns being made to participants by mid-November. Participants must submit 10 all-alike covers and a large 55o SASE. In exchange, eight different covers will be sent back. (The extra covers will be used for the WFSC's youth program.)

Only unaddressed cacheted covers bearing either pictorial or first-day cancels can be submitted. A maximum of 20 covers can be submitted, and the cover exchange program coordinator reserves the right to return covers considered unsatisfactory for exchange.

To participate, send your covers and a 55^ SASE to: WFSC, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2002 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 2001: Qualifications required of nominees are: (1) contributions of a purely local club nature shall not be the sole reason for selection to the Hall of Fame; and (2) a deceased philatelist may not be nominated or considered for selection until three years after his/her death.

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 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.

WFSC FALL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - OCTOBER 13

The meeting will be held at Diana's Confection Connection in Sun Prairie, WI, which is in the Madison area. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and is extended the right of discussion. Contact WFSC Secretary Karen Weigt if you'd like to be included on the mailing list for meeting details.

DONATION THANK-YOU

Here's a big thank-you to Hank Schmidt for a very generous donation of postage!


October issue

2001 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The exchange offer will expire October 31, with returns being made by mid-November. See the September 2001 issue of ATFP for details of exchange rules.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2002 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame must be submitted by December 31, 2001. For details of qualifications and nominating procedures, see the September 2001 issue of ATFP or request information from Karen Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562.

2001 BLUE BOOK UPDATE PAGES AVAILABLE

To order your set of 2001 pages, send $4 to: Greg Schmidt, 1978 Fox Burrow Ct., Neenah, WI 54956. Make checks payable to WFSC.


November issue

15th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB

TRIVIA CONTEST MOVED UP A MONTH

To enable us to announce a winner at WISCOPEX '02, which is in March, we've moved the timing of the annual contest up a month. Contest rules and questions will appear in the January issue of ATFP. Plan, therefore, to reserve a January or February club meeting date to join in on the fun! (Answers will be due by February 28.) Win a nice assortment of philatelic items suitable for use as door prizes or auction lots.


December issue

15th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB TRIVIA CONTEST

Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the January issue of ATFP. Reserve a January or February club meeting date to join in on the fun! (Answers will be due by February 28.) Win a nice assortment of philatelic items suitable for use as door prizes or auction lots.

WFSC WINTER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - JANUARY 19

The meeting will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac, WI. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and is extended the right of discussion. Contact WFSC Secretary Karen Weigt if you'd like to be included on the mailing list for meeting details.

 



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