Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
2003 WFSC Announcements columns



         This page includes The WFSC Announcements columns from the 2003 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January issue

16th Annual Trivia Contest Announced

 

Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the February issue of ATFP. Reserve a February or March club meeting date to join in the fun! (Answers will be due by March 31, 2003.) Win a nice assortment of philatelic items suitable for use as door prizes or auction lots.

 

WFSC Winter Executive Board Meeting--January 25

 

The meeting will be held in Plymouth, WI. Anyone 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.

WFSC Apologizes

The WFSC regrets that the Oshkosh Philatelic Society’s name was inadvertently left off the 2002 Christmas ad published in last month’s issue. We intend that every paid ad is given timely appearance in ATFP.


February issue

As of January 1, Jay Bigalke took over the position of WFSC Webmaster. Jay is a student at UW-Madison and plans to work on site updates during months when school is not in session. Jay also serves as the WFSC’s sole member of the Wisconsin Stamp Suggestion Committee.

The WFSC extends its many thanks to Doug Henkle, of Oshkosh, who graciously devoted many hours from his busy schedule in setting up the site at www.WFSCstamps.org/. When Doug initially took on the task, he requested that his appointment as webmaster not extend beyond December 31, 2002.

If you haven’t visited the WFSC website, you might consider exploring it. Our website lists member clubs, officers, standing committees. In addition, it provides a show calendar and registry, cover offers, links to various other philatelic resources, and WFSC cover offers. You’ll find a wealth of information on WFSC activities and benefits.


March issue
MAURICE WOZNIAK APPOINTED WISCOPEX ’04 GENERAL CHAIRMAN

Maurice D. Wozniak, of Iola, WI, was appointed WISCOPEX ’04 general chairman during the WFSC Executive Board’s winter meeting held in Plymouth, WI, on January 25.

Maurice recently retired from Krause Publications, where he served as editor of Krause-Minkus philatelic catalogs and album supplements. He is also former editor of Krause’s Stamp Collector and Stamp Wholesaler news publications. He is a member of the Milwaukee Philatelic Society and the Chain-o-Lakes Stamp Club, as well as the American Philatelic Society, the APS Writers Unit 30, and the Wisconsin Postal History Society.

WISCOPEX ’04, the WFSC’s 73rd annual convention and exhibition, will be held April 24-25, at Iola, WI. Direct inquiries about the event to: Maurice D. Wozniak, N8275 County Rd. G., Iola, WI 54945, phone 715-445-2777, and e-mail wozniakmns@gglbbs.com.

BRIAN J. LIEDTKE NEW APPRENTICE JUDGE

The WFSC Judging Committee announced that Brian J. Liedtke has been approved as a WFSC apprentice judge. Apprenticeships involve judging three exhibit competitions under the guidance and satisfaction of certified WFSC judges. To contact Brian about judging at your club’s local show, write to him at: 10216 W. Grange Ave., Hales Corners, WI 53130, phone 414-525-9853, and e-mail bjlstamps@yahoo.com.

In another action, the Judging Committee proposed a youth judging apprenticeship program, which was approved by the WFSC Executive Board. The program, for youths aged 13 to 18, was presented at the board’s winter meeting held January 25, at Plymouth, WI.

For further information regarding judging apprenticeships, contact: Frank Moertl, Chrmn., Judging Committee, N95 W32259 County Line Rd., Hartland, WI 53029, phone 262-966-7096, and e-mail frankann@ticon.net.

WANTED: NEW ATFP EDITOR for 2004

The WFSC is looking for a volunteer to replace Ken Grant as Editor of ATFP beginning with the January, 2004 issue. The Newsletter is an important part of the WFSC, and you can help members of the Federation up-to-date. If you are interested, please contact Ken Grant, Editor, ATFP, by mail at E11960 Kessler Road, Baraboo, WI 53913, by phone, 608-356-7593, or through e-mail: kgrant@uwc.edu.


April issue No column this issue


May/June issue

2003-04 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER

The annual flier will be updated and sent with the September ATFP. 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 listing covering events through the summer of 2004, send details by no later than August 1, 2003, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339, phone 608-836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@cs.com.
We hope to post the flier on the WFSC’s website. Please, therefore, include your permission to publish contact information on the Web.

WFSC SUMMER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING — JUNE 28

The meeting will be held at TRI-PEX Stamp Fair in West Allis. 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.

A Special Thank-you for WFSC Donation

Thank-you to the Italian American Stamp Club, Kettle Moraine Coin and Stamp Club, and the North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee. These three groups generously included a monetary donation to the WFSC along with their annual dues payment.


July/August issue

NEW WFSC OFFICERS BEGIN TERMS JULY I, 2003

Brian J. Liedtke, who has served as the WFSC's South Central • VP since 2001, has moved into the position of president. Brian resides in Hales Corners, WI, and is a member of the

Waukesha County Philatelic Society.

Art Gaffney, a retired microbiologist from Waukesha, WI, is the WFSC's new South Central VP. Art is an officer of the Waukesha County Philatelic Society; he's also active in the Town of Brook-field political scene.

A1 Marcus steps into the position of Northeast VP to replace George Stolze Sr. Due to health problems, George turned down a nomination for re-election.

2003-04 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 2004, send details by no later than August 15, 2003, 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. Please also include your permission to publish contact information on the WFSC's website.

2003 CLUB/HOBBY PROMOTIONAL EXHIBIT PAGES

The annual promotional pages in the form of an eight-page exhibit will be distributed with each club's supply of the September issue of ATFP. Reserve space now for displaying the pages produced as an aid for promoting your club and philately to the general public.

A THANK-YOU TO -

• Art Arntsen, of the Badger Stamp Club, for auditing the WFSC's 2002 financial records.

• Hank Schmidt, the WFSC's VP, for donating many wonderful door prizes for distribution at WISCOPEX `03.

• Renee Seiler, of Renee's Stamps, for a big box of items donated for promotion of youth philately.

TED GIFFORD TO TAKE OVER ATFP EDITORSHIP FOR 2004

Many thanks to Ted Gifford, of Beloit, WI, for volunteering to accept an appointment of ATFP editor. Ted is a member of the Janesville Stamp Club and will take over as of the January 2004 issue.


September issue No column this issue


October issue

A THANK-YOU TO THE WAUWATOSA PHILATELIC SOCIETY

The WFSC very much appreciates the WPS’s participation in the ATFP page-sponsorship program (see bottom of p. 1).

All WFSC clubs and individuals who are members in good standing of a WFSC club are welcome to become an ATFP page sponsor. To do so, send $25 per issue to: Ken Grant, Editor, ATFP, E11960 Kessler Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913.

COVER EXCHANGE

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, 2003, with returns being made to participants by mid-November. Participants must submit 10 all-alike covers and a large 60¢ 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 and they must be no larger than the standard No. 6-3/4 envelope. 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 60¢ SASE to: WFSC, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2004 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 2003. 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 each nomination must be seconded by two other member clubs. 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 11

The meeting will be held at the Monroe Junior High School, Monroe, WI, in conjunction with the Monroe Stamp and Postcard Show. 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.

DAVE CARNEY NEW ATFP AD MANAGER

Dave Carney, of Dave’s Stamps, was appointed on June 30, 2003, to serve as ATFP Ad Manager. Effective immediately, send ads to Dave Carney, P.O. Box 55, Kimberly, WI 54136-0055, phone 920-687-9077, e-mail dcarney1@new.rr.com.

The WFSC extends a most hearty thank-you to outgoing Ad Manager Dwane Kaplenk for his dedicated service in this position. The WFSC values all of its volunteers.

CLUB MAILING LIST

An updated 2003 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). The list is for WFSC member club use only.


November issue

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2004 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame must be submitted by December 31, 2003. For details of qualifications and nominating procedures, see the October 2003 issue of ATFP or request information from Karen Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562, karenweigt@cs.com.
WFSC Reinstates Speakers Bureau

Looking for speakers for your club meeting educational programs? Here’s help. Contact the following individuals to set up a date:
 

Michael Lenard, 1514 N. 3rd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401, 715-675-2833, mjlenard@aol.com
(1) Early years of Yugoslavia 1918-21 (slide program)
(2) Turbulent philatelic history of Yugoslavia (album pages – scanner prints)
Will travel a radius of 100 miles. No expense reimbursement necessary.

    Art Schmitz, 3615 N. 47th St., Milwaukee, WI 53216, 414-445-4572, piscine@execpc.com
(1) Building and organizing a topical collection
(2) The lure of building a dead country collection
(3) Ways and means of getting stamps for free
No date, time, nor travel restrictions. Will talk for gratis but will accept a donation for expenses if offered.

    Jim Stollenwerk, 1020 Hazelwood Ct., West Bend, WI 53095, 262-306-0829, jsastollen@charter.net
(1) Plate number coils
No date nor time restrictions. Will travel a radius of approximately 50 miles. Would appreciate a donation for gas expenses, if possible.

    Vern Witt, 2422 N. 9th St., Sheboygan, WI 53083, 920-458-3767, (no e-mail address)
(1) Philatelic branching out
(2) Judging
(3) European early mail (Thurn and Taxis)
(4) U.S. private posts
(5) World War II fiscal and ration stamps
(6) Postal savings plans and implements
(7) Revenues – back to Boston Tea Party!
(8) Tin foil stamps
(9) Postal history – Sheboygan County, Calumet County, Franklin Village (Sheboygan County) (10) Engraving: stamps and paper money
(11) Measurement with plastic and other gauges
No holidays. No travel that would require an overnight (excludes Wausau, Eau Claire, Rhinelander).
No reimbursement for expenses required but donations accepted.

    Wayne Youngblood, P.O. Box 262, Iola, WI 54945, (daytime) 715-445-2214, ext. 818; (evening) 715-467-4416, yngblood@athenet.net
(1) Tagging
(2) Stamp production
(3) Cut and paste rarities (humorous)
(4) General U.S.
No date nor time restrictions. Will travel a radius of 150 miles w/no reimbursement for expenses;
beyond 150 miles expenses to be negotiated.


We’re always looking for new names to add to this list. To participate in the WFSC Speakers Bureau, contact: Karen Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562, phone 608-836-1509, e-mail karenweigt@cs.com.
 


December issue

17th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB TRIVIA CONTEST
Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the February 2004 issue of ATFP. Reserve a February or March club meeting date to join in on the fun! (Answers due by March 31, 2004.) Win a nice assortment of philatelic items suitable for use as door prizes or auction lots.
WFSC WINTER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING — JANUARY 17
The meeting will be held in Fond du Lac, WI. Anyone 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.



Latest update: June 12, 2005

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