Member Spotlight  -  Lloyd Chan

About our CLUB and Member Spotlight

The Redwood Empire Collectors Club (RECC) resumed in-person meetings January 2023 and is a very active stamp club. We have 18 active members, most of whom are ardent philatelists. Although we meet in Petaluma, our members come from all over the North Bay. Meetings normally include dinner, a short business meeting, and a philatelic presentation.  We offer quarterly silent auctions of worldwide, US or specialized collections and stamps.

Our club focus is on philatelic presentations including recent topics such as “History of Charity and Christmas Stamps and Seals; Postal and Non-Postal”, "Stamps with Mathematical Equations" and “Hawaiian Postal History.” Many of our members are very specialized in their collections of postal history, covers or stamps while others collect the United States or the entire world.

We continue to sponsor the WINEPEX Stamp Show each year in October. The 2023 WINEPEX show will be held in Novato, California at the Best Western Plus Hotel on October 6th, 7th, and 8th. We have added a silent auction this year from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Saturday October 7th. There will be dealers from Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, and Texas.

We are always looking for new members and consider ourselves an open, friendly club.  We meet at a local restaurant in Petaluma, North of San Francisco in the Wine Country, on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. except for one summer and one holiday event and our October WINEPEX show.  
If you would like to make a presentation, or simply attend as a guest, contact us using the information under the CONTACT-PLACE tab at the top of this page..
We are affiliated with the American Philatelic Society and Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.  To access their websites just push the corresponding blue bar tab below. Some members also belong to the American Topical Association as well as other specialized stamp societies.

Redwood Empire Collectors Club

Lloyd Chan has been collecting numismatic items since the age of 10; mostly US type coins and world coins; whatever he finds interesting. Involved in organized collecting since 2008, Lloyd is a member of many numismatic organizations, including the ANA, the RCNA, the ONA, the Vallejo Numismatic Society, California State Numismatic Association, and the Northern California Numismatic Association. He is a former director of the Royal Canadian  Numismatic Association  (RCNA) and is currently a Director of the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education. Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Food Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Food Science. He retired eight years ago after 21 years of teaching high school science. Lloyd’s experience includes law enforcement, wine-making, malting and brewing, and computer programming.

Lloyd Chan has placed together two interesting presentations that show his wide collecting interests.  The first, "All that Glitters" depicts the gold and prose of Shakspeare's times and the second presents the coinage of ancient Roman times- "Collecting Alexander the Great".
Push the tab "Exhibits" above to go to his fascinating stamp presentations..