This page includes The Club News columns from the 2000 issues of Across the Fence Post.
FONDYPEX / WALCOPEX 2000
The Fond du Lac Stamp Club has announced that FONDYPEX 2000 will be held on Saturday, September 9.
Although this traditionally has been the WALCOPEX (Lake Geneva) show weekend, the Walworth Stamp Club recently requested a move to later in fall. WALCOPEX 2000, therefore, will be held on November 4.
Theme Announced / Exhibits Chair Appointed
WISCOPEX 2000 will honor the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library, located in Madison. The library has an extensive holding of philatelic literature. Charles Shoemaker will serve as Exhibits Chairman. For a prospectus and exhibit entry form, contact Charles at: 209 Shiloh Dr., Madison, WI 53705, phone (608) 827-6048, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Robert J. Mother Honored by Milwaukee-Area Clubs
Milwaukee-area clubs will hold their 14th annual Distinguished Philatelist Appreciation Dinner on March 19, 2000. This year's honoree is Robert J. Mother. Bob has repeatedly supported the hobby of stamp collecting both in the Milwaukee area and statewide. In 1993, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame.
The Waukesha County Philatelic Society with Kurt Albrecht serving as Advisory Committee chairman hosts the 2000 event.
Another Judging Change, Exhibit Entries Last Call, More
We thank Vern Witt for stepping in to replace Jim Maher as a WISCOPEX 2000 exhibits judge. Unfortunately, Jim's unexpected hip surgery will put him in the recuperation process at the time of the show.
Exhibit entries are due March 15. Get your entry forms now. Contact: Charles Shoemaker, 209 Shiloh Dr., Madison, WI 53705, phone (608) 827-6048, or e-mail kanji@chorus. net.
Special show features include a display of a REAL copy of the Inverted Jenny and a booth with Richard Bye and his amazing stamp carvings. You'll also want to attend Bill Robinson's Sunday afternoon auction.
Weekend show attendees are urged to make hotel reservations early, as space is already getting tight. See lodging options on p. 10. •
KENOSHA STAMP SHOW 2000 EXHIBIT AWARDS
STAMP SHOW 2000, sponsored by the Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, was held February 12 at St. Mark's Auditorium in Kenosha. Exhibit awards were as follows:
Best of Show - The New Years Stamps of Russia, by Serve Logan
1st in U.S. category - U.S. Space Shuttle, by Dennis Mueller
1st in topical category plus People's Choice - Hummel Figurines on Stamps, by Armguard Daniels
2nd in topical category - Year of the Tiger, by Alice Bide
1st in theme category - Railroading on U. S. Stamps, by Serge Logan
2nd in theme category - Railroad Cars and Trains, by Dennis Mueller
The show paid tribute to the 125th anniversary of the first all-mail train in the U.S. with a cover depicting an old print showing a railroad mail train being loaded. To mail order, send a No, 10 SASE plus $1.75 each to: Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, P.O. Box 1524, Kenosha, WI 53141.
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MILCOPEX 2000 AT DIFFERENT STATE FAIR PARK BUILDING
When attending MILCOPEX 2000 (September 15-17), keep in mind that although the show's general location is the same as usual, this year's event will be held in the South Exhibit Hall rather than in the Youth Center Building. Enter the Wisconsin State Fair Park via Gate 2 at South 84th Street and West Greenfield Avenue.
POLISH AMERICAN STAMP CLUB HONORS POLISH FEST 2000 (June 23-25) A set of three
A set of three multicolored postcards was produced to commemorate the 2000 event. The cards feature Pope John Paul II and mark the pope's 80th birthday through recent Polish stamps engraved by Czeslaw Slania.
To order the set of three postcards, send $2.50 and a SASE to: Polish American Stamp Club, P.O. Box 1920, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Make checks payable to the club.
Verna Shackleton Receives COROS Founders Award
On June 17, Verna Shackleton, of Appleton, WI, received the Collectors of Religion on Stamps Founders Award, which honors achievement in religious philately.
Verna has served as COROS secretary for 17 years. She has contributed articles for The COROS Chronicle and has extensively exhibited her collection of European churches on stamps
Verna is the WFSC's historian. She also is a member of the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. •
MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY'S 2000 CIRCUS PARADE COVER
The Cinderella circus wagon is featured on the multicolored cachet of MPS's 2000 circus parade cover. Covers were canceled each day of the parade celebration with a pictorial seal postmark. The celebration was held July 13-16 at the lakefront Veterans Park show grounds.
MPS has issued circus parade covers for each year 1971-73 and 1985-2000. Cost of the 2000 cover is $2 each or $6 for a set of four. Send orders to; MPS Circus Covers, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1980. Make checks payable to MPS and include a No. 10 SASE.
KENOSHA STAMP AND COVER CLUB NAMES 1999 MEMBER OF THE YEAR
At the KSCS's annual May banquet, Linda Books was honored as recipient of the 1999 Jack Larsen Memorial Award which honors the club's member of
JANESVILLE STAMP CLUB HALL OF FAME, PRESIDENT WRITING FOR PHLATELIC PRESS
In June, Gary Wentworth became the newest member of the JSC's Hall of Fame. The honor is bestowed on members for outstanding service to the club and efforts in promoting philately.
The group's current president, Earl Button, is writing a column that regularly appears in Global Stamp News.
WISCONSIN EXHIBITORS AT MILCOPEX
MILCOPEX '00, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, was held September 15-17 at State Fair Park in West Allis. Congratulations to Wisconsin exhibitors who won the following awards at this national-level show:
Gold - The Donkey in Man's World, by Robert J. Mather
• ATA Gold Medal
• First - MPS Members Exhibit Award
Gold - Greenland: The American Issue, by Charles Shoemaker
Vermeil - Greenland: Military/Censored Mail, by Charles Shoemaker
• AAPE Award of Honor
Silver - Turners, by Robert Gould
Silver - U. S. Forces in Bermuda, by John Pare
Silver - Apollo-Soyuz Test Program (ASTP) Flight, by Daniel Hammell
• ATA Space Unit Gold Award
Silver-Bronze -Mythical "People" in Space Flight, by Jack Green
Cert. - Germany - French Units in the Wehrmacht 1941-45, by Roger Szymanski
• Second - MPS Members Exhibit Award
Cert. - Great Britain Penny Reds, by Gary Zink
• Third - MPS Members Exhibit Award
Silver - Mountaineering, by Robert Gould
Vermeil - On Wisconsin, by Danielle Henak
• NAYSEC Youth Grand Award
• JPA Blue Ribbon
• AAPE Award of Honor
• ATA One-Frame Merit Award
Silver - Bears and What They Eat, by Brigid Schultz
• ATA Youth Award
Silver-Bronze - Christian Religious Art, by Monica Schultz
• JPA H.E. Harris Ribbon
Bronze - Space - The Final Frontier, by Elliot Zink
• ISWSC Certificate
ATA Space Unit Bronze Award
MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY OFFERS BEP CARDS
MPS is offering its limited remaining supply of Bureau of Engraving and Printing souvenir cards specially produced for MILCOPEX 2000 banquet attendees.
The engraved vignette reflects naval preparedness with an eagle image to complement the military postal history theme of the show. Cards are overprinted with red lettering and postmarked September 16. For further information about this offer, contact: MPS, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1980.
WaUSApex DISPLAY WINNINGS
On September 30, the Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society sponsored WaUSApex 2000. Eight displays were judged by People's Choice ballots with the following results:
1st -The Dawn of Humans
2nd - Space - The New Frontier
3rd -Strange Stuff
3rd -Early Postal History of Portage, Mara-thon and Lincoln Counties
SHEPEX '00, sponsored by the Sheboygan Stamp Club, was held on October 7 and included four exhibits. Vern Witt's Tin Foil Revenues won Best of Show. Others exhibits entered were:
• Postal Notes, by Vern Witt
• German Locals, by A1 Zerger
• State Post Cards, by Vern Witt
Latest update: June 12, 2005