Redwood Empire Collectors Club

Our next meeting is May 15th at our usual location.  Our usual meetings feature a meal which can be bought from the restaurant's menu. 

The meeting place is Cafe Bellini in Petaluma.

THE MEETING IS MAY 15th- WEDNESDAY at 6:00 PM at the Cafe Bellini

                                      Hello Fellow RECC Members and Past Members,                              

 You and your spouse or important other are cordially invited to our meeting at Cafe Bellini in Petaluma (at the corner of East Washington and S. McDowell Boulevard).

Our presentation and discussion will be by RECC  Co-President Sharon Oman. 

                               "What is American Philatelic Society's Future?"

The organization, a keystone in our hobby, has gone through ups and downs

as well as having to change to meet the needs of technology such as the

Internet.  Sharon will discuss these points and field questions from the club.

Sharon then will also bring to the presentation and discussion;

                             "What is the ATA (American Topical Association)"

                             "Why Would I be Interested in the ATA?"

Topical collection has always been a fascinating part of our c0llective interests and the wide variety of material brings both beauty and challenge to any philatelist.  Sharon will discuss this and provide examples.

                                              Please come, listen and learn. 

                                Thank you Sharon for your presentation!

Meeting Agenda:

Sharon & Nancy - Board mtg at 5 PM at Bellini's.
Presentation: Sharon Oman
Treasurer: Kurt - Update report
Show 'n Tells:   Michael Turrini
Presentations: Members - We need signups for June, August.
Sale & Free: Dan - Come see if there is something for you
You All are so appreciated for your contributions to our club!  

This meeting will be presided by Presidents Sharon Oman and Nancy Jensen.

We need you to be at this get-together meeting for the following reasons:

There will also be a "Show and Tell" for 5 to 6 minutes per one or two items.  Please bring something to share.  Ideas may include "A Stamp Gift", "What I am Searching For", "My Favorite Item" or any other.  We promise to be fascinated!

Requests will continue to be at hand for presentations in the New Year. Thank you so much for volunteering!

You may bring items for sale at the meeting as Dan will handle that part of our get-together.  Unsold items go back to the owner.

So in general please come as we need you to:

        1.To vote on important meeting details for the coming year.
       2. See what special philatelic item members bring to show and talk about.
       3. Add some stamps, covers, postal history or other items to your collection
       4. Share your talent, skills, experiences and knowledge with our members.

                 Nancy Jensen always graciously mails the agenda , thank you Nancy.

It is a good time for us to continue to share our collecting interests in both philately and in other collections.  As collectors we at times don't just limit our instinctive gathering desires to philately.  In each of us dwells the accumulation spirit and we often seek those elusive, mysterious and precious items that warm our hearts.  Perhaps this is your opportunity to present to the attention of the club what you also collect and in doing such we will all experience humor, fascination and wonder.  Please contact Sharon Oman or Victor Ivashin by phone or email to arrange how we post your item in our Member Philately section of this site.  Thank you One and All  for sending something along.