Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
2005 Club News columns

         This page includes The Club News columns from the 2005 issues of Across the Fence Post

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May/June issue


The 2005 Migratory Bird Day Show is a combined effort of the Milwaukee Philatelic Society and the Milwaukee County Zoo. The event will be held on May 14 at the Milwaukee County Zoo's Peck Building, 1001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee, WI. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To honor the event's theme, the Snowy Egret, the MPS has produced a cacheted cover that includes a pictorial U.S. Postal Service cancel. An illustration of the cachet and cancel is posted on the MPS website at www.MilwaukeePhilatelic.org. Mail orders should be sent to MPS, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201. Include a No. 10 SASE and $2 per cover.

For many years, the Great Circus Parade was the MPS's community project. The annual parade in Milwaukee's downtown area, however, was discontinued in 2004. That same year, MPS became involved with the Milwaukee County Zoo's Migratory Bird Day when the group was invited to participate in the event with an exhibit of birds on stamps. MPS members were impressed with the event's activities and the many young people who had never seen the various stamps that the Postal Service issues each year. A display of duck stamps attracted special interest.

Several of the MPS's popular Great Circus Day covers from past years are still available by mail order and can be seen at the MPS website.

July/August issue No column this issue

September  issue


The Oshkosh Philatelic Society is now meeting in the Rowland Room at the Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh. OPS meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, September through May.

OPS formerly held its meetings at the Oshkosh Post Office, a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center that recently installed biohazard detection equipment. The equipment is designed to detect anthrax spores and other agents that might contaminate the mail. OPS couldn't take the chance of being involved in an alert whereby everyone would be required to immediately vacate the facility. Furthermore, all personal items would have to be left behind, including any philatelic material that might be brought to an OPS meeting and possibly exposed to the decontamination process.



The Monroe Stamp and Postcard Club wants to create a comprehensive mailing list for the purpose of publicizing local shows and recruiting new club members. The MSPS currently has a list of more than 100 names compiled through visitor registrations collected at its annual show. MPSP proposes that WFSC clubs share their show registrations to form a master list capable of reaching a more widespread population.

Earl Button, a current MSPS officer, has volunteered to assemble the master mailing list with a computer software program that will accept information in either Excel or Access format. Upon request from a participating club, Earl can provide mailing labels by specified ZIP codes. Additionally, if enough clubs are interested in bulk mailings of 200 or more, he will investigate the possibility of obtaining a bulk non-profit mailing permit. If a permit is advantageous, those interested groups will share in the cost of the permit and share in the savings.

For further information about this mailing list service, contact Earl Monday through Friday at 608-328-8960 or weekends and evenings at 608-328-2827. Earl also can be contacted by e-mail at button @scdatacenter.com or ebutton@tds.net.

October issue


Irmgard Daniels received the KSCC's 2005 Jack Larsen Memorial Award. The award honors the club's member of the year and was presented at the group's 53rd annual May banquet.

November issue No column this issue

December issue No column this issue

Latest update: November 28, 2005 

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