Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
2004 WFSC Announcements columns



         This page includes The WFSC Announcements columns from the 2004 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January 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.

WISCOPEX Exhibit Forms Available

Collectors interested in exhibiting at WISCOPEX 04 may request a prospectus and entry form from Exhibits Chairperson Verna Shackleton, 425 N. LinwoodAve.. #110


February issue

WISCOPEX Exhibit Forms Available 

Collectors interested in exhibiting at WISCOPEX 04 may request a prospectus and entry form from Exhibits Chairperson Verna Shackleton. 425 N. Linwood Ave.. # I 10. Appleton. W I 54914, (920 ) 734-2417. corosec@spcglobal.net


March issue No column this issue


April issue No column this issue


May/June issue

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR DONORS

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

Another thank-you to Hank Schmidt for his generous donation of first-day covers for use as WFSC door prizes distributed at WISCOPEX.

2004-05 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 2005, send details by no later than August 1, 2004, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562, phone 608-836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@earthlink.net.

Please include your permission to publish contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) on the WFSC website.

WFSC SUMMER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING -- JUNE 26

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.

CLUB MAILING LIST

An updated 2004 WFSC member club mailing list is available for direct-mail club show/event publicity purposes. Request a copy from WFSC Secretary Karen Weigt. Note: the list is for WFSC member club use only.


July/August issue

GREGG GREENWALD ELECTED NEW CENTRAL REGION VP

Gregg Greenwald, of Marshfield, WI, is the WFSC's new Central Region VP. He was elected to the position at the Annual Business Meeting held at WISCOPEX '04. Gregg is the current president of the Central Wisconsin Stamp Club (Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids). He is nationally known for his expertise in modern U.S. varieties and for several years wrote the "U.S. Varieties Clearinghouse" column that appeared in Across the Fence Post.

WFSC DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE'S AWARD UPDATE Recent recipients of the award are:

Henry J. (Hank) Schmidt, Oshkosh Philatelic Society; Tim Wait, Rockford Stamp Club; Karen Weigt, Badger Stamp Club; and Mary Yahr, Kettle Moraine Coin and Stamp Club. Mary was featured in the "Who's Who in the WFSC" column that appeared in the May-June 2004 ATFP.

These individuals were recognized for outstanding club service or contributions to philately. If your club has someone who deserves special recognition, contact your WFSC regional VP for details about the WFSC District Representative's Award.

2004-05 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 2005, send details by no later than August 1, 2004, to: Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339, 608-836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@earthlink.net. 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.


September issue

PAUL T. SCHROEDER APPOINTED WFSC TREASURER

Former WFSC President Paul T. Schroeder was appointed to fulfill Treasurer Deanna Juhnke’s 2004-06 term of office. Deanna was re-elected to the term by delegates at the 2004 Annual Business Meeting. Since that time, however, she experienced a sudden deterioration of health and is currently in a nursing home.

Paul served as WFSC president for the 2000-01 term of office. He resides in Oshkosh, WI, and is an officer of both the Oshkosh Philatelic Society and the Wisconsin Postal History Society. In 2002, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame.

Deanna enjoys hearing from her philatelic friends. Cards and notes can be sent to her home at: 3701 Jordan Ln., Stevens Point, WI 54481.

2004 CLUB PROMOTIONAL EXHIBIT PAGES

A set of promotional exhibit pages was enclosed with the mailing of your club’s September ATFP copies. We hope you find them helpful and we welcome your feedback about this activity.

A BIG THANK-YOU TO AL VICK

The WFSC wishes to acknowledge the services of AI Vick for auditing the WFSC’s 2003 financial records. AI is a member of the Wisconsin Postal History Society and the Badger Stamp Club (Madison). He also is a former WFSC Southwest Region VP.

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, 2004, with returns being made to participants by mid-November. Participants must submit 10 all-alike covers and a large 55-cent 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-cent SASE to: WFSC, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2005 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 2004.Qualifications required of nominees are: (1) contributions of 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 9

The meeting will be held at the Monroe Public Library, Monroe, WI. The library is conveniently located just five blocks from where the Monroe Stamp and Postcard Show also will be held on October 9. Meeting attendees hope to visit the show upon adjournment in the early afternoon. Anyone who is interested in the meeting is invited to attend and is extended the right of discussion. Contact Secretary Karen Weigt if you’d like to be included on the mailing list for meeting details.

BRIAN J. LIEDTKE RECEIVES WFSC JUDGING CERTIFICATION

Congratulations to Brian for having completed the apprenticeship program for certification as a WFSC judge. Brian, our current WFSC president, can be contacted for judging assignments at his address listed on p. 2. A complete listing of all WFSC judges appeared in the January 2004 issue of ATFP.

The Judging Committee encourages applicants for apprenticeships. For details on the apprenticeship program, contact: Frank Moertl, N95 W32259 County Line Rd., Hartland, WI 53029, 262-966-7096, e-mail frankann@ticon. net.

Wisconsin Philatelists Receive Notable Awards

Barbara Mueller, of Jefferson, WI, joins an elite group of philatelists as a recent recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Philatelic Achievement Award. It was presented on May 22, 2004, at a black-tie dinner held at the National Postal Museum. Barbara is a member of the Wisconsin Postal History Society and the Badger Stamp Club (Madison).

On April 16, 2004, Verna Shackleton received the Golden Badge of Honor from the World Union of St. Gabriel. The award is in recognition of her merits in promoting Christian thematic philately as a longtime secretary of the Collectors of Religion on Stamps. Verna is an officer of the Outagamie Philatelic Society (Appleton). She is also the WFSC's historian.

MaryAnn Bowman's single-frame exhibit titled "The Mafeking Blues" earned a platinum award at ROPEX'04, held June 18-20 at Rochester, NY. MaryAnn is the WFSC's VP Youth Division. She's also a member of

the Milwaukee Philatelic Society and an officer of both the Waukesha County Philatelic Society and the ATA Chapter V, which meets in the Milwaukee area.

See "Topic-Corner" for a report of National Topical Stamp Show'04 and achievements of still more Wisconsinites: Robert J. Mather, Roland Essig, and others.


October issue

2004 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The exchange offer will expire October 31 with returns being made to participants by mid-November. See the September 2004 issue of ATFP for details of exchange rules.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2005 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame must be submitted by December 31, 2004. For details of qualifications and nominating procedures, see the September 2004 issue of ATFP or request information from Karen Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562, 608-836-1509, karenweigt@earthlink.net.

WFSC DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE'S AWARD RECIPIENT

Dennis Mueller, of the Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, received the award on May 8, 2004.

If your club has someone who deserves special recognition, contact your WFSC regional VP for details about the WFSC District Representative's Award.


November issue

WISCOPEX'05 FEATURES TWO EXHIBIT CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS

Mark your calendar now for WISCOPEX'05, April 16-17, hosted by the Badger Stamp Club in Madison, WI. The show is under the direction of General Chairman John Pare, 510 Meadow View Rd., #3, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572, 608-437-5124, pare16@charter.net.

In addition to the usual Champion of Champions competition, this year's event includes a single-frame championship. Open class, display, and youth exhibits are also sought for the standard 16-page frames. Request a prospectus and exhibit entry form from Exhibits Chairman Charles Shoemaker, 209 Shiloh Dr., Madison, WI 53705, 608-827-6048, kenjico@chorus.net.

TIM WAIT ACCEPTED FOR WFSC JUDGING APPRENTICESHIP

Frank Moertl, chairman of the WFSC Judging Committee, announced that Tim Wait, of the Rockford Stamp Club, has been approved as a WFSC apprentice judge. Tim can be contacted at 7210 Mabels Way, Loves Park, IL 61111, phone 815-670-5869, or e-mail tim.wait@mylanlabs.com.

The Judging Committee welcomes apprenticeship applications. For more information about becoming an apprentice judge, contact Frank Moertl, N95 W32259 County Line Rd., Hartland, WI 53029, phone 262-966-7096, e-mail frankann@ticon.net.


December issue

18th ANNUAL WFSC CLUB TRIVIA CONTEST

Trivia contest rules and questions will appear in the February 2005 issue of ATFP. Reserve a February or March club meeting date to join in on the fun! (Answers due by March 31, 2005.) Win a nice assortment of philatelic items suitable for use as door prizes or auction lots.

WFSC WINTER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING -- JANUARY 15

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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