I have so much to say, and I don’t know where to begin! We just wrapped up our Board meeting at the WESTPEX show here in San Francisco with six Directors and three members in attendance. The highlight of the meeting was honoring Mike Barie with Emeritus status and granting Life membership to David Reitsema and Jonathan Topper. The honors are well deserved and awarded for their outstanding contributions in helping the society excel, with investing much of their time above and beyond what is expected. We also had a chance to meet David Fine, ISGC Secretary, and new member Michael Bloom. I must say we had quite a gathering for dinner, with 12 of us on Friday and 13 at Saturday’s dinner. Besides all the fun, we did take care of business. Our website will be updated and redesigned, and we will set up a society Facebook page. We discussed attending the New York 2016 World Philatelic Show as a society. Minutes of the meeting will be available upon request. I would also like to encourage someone [you!] to serve as Membership Chairman. I have held this position for the last eight years, and it is a wonderful opportunity to help the society and at the same time get to know your fellow collectors.
Happy Collecting! Jaime Marckwordt