NOVEMBER 2001 NEWSFederation Honours for club members and the next meetings
Didnt they scrub up well! And we are very proud of them. Here is Don Walker receiving his New Zealand Philatelic Federation Deserving Philatelist award from Federation President, Jeff Long. Below is Geoff Tyson with the Philatelic Youth Council Youth Inter-club Trophy and the Youth collections, which won the award for the Christchurch Junior Stamp Club. This is the first time this junior inter-club trophy has come to the South Island. Steven McLachlan took the photographs and he will give a report on the Federation weekend at our next club meeting. Don will give a worms eye view of his experience. He is threatening to show us all up by wearing his new jersey along with the collar and tie again.
|The main event of the November meeting will be the auction but
lets not forget the Federation talks from Steven and Don plus the silent
display on countries of Southern Africa. There is an incentive to enter the
one-page-competition - Show Day as the winner will receive a bottle of Canterbury Cream.
The daytime meeting is on the first Wednesday of December. Our Christmas party will be held on the second Wednesday of the month. We all bring along a small gift (worth approximately $5.00) to exchange and Hank Smits acts as Santa Claus to organise this. If your gift is more suited to either male or female please mark it as such or tell Hank as you hand it to him. The quiz organised by committee members should be entertaining.
Decembers one-page competition isYour Choice - the winner of this gets a bottle of sherry. Supper is an important part of the evening and you are asked to bring food for this. If anyone would like to bake and ice a Christmas cake for us, please contact Steven McLachlan ASAP. The Christmas Hamper and Special Raffle will be drawn.
In January we are to have two club meetings. A daytime one will be held on the first Wednesday of the month and an evening one on the fourth Wednesday of the month. At the second meeting, the one-page competition is Cinderellas and the prize is a bottle of wine. Both meetings will be informal and complimentary drinks and nibbles will be available at the evening one. Profits from our raffles are used to pay for our suppers and for the January get-together. Bring lots of cash or philatelic lots to the meeting, as we are to have an informal auction! Lots are to be made up of non-reserved items, which will be given lot numbers and left on show for others to inspect.
In February our customary daytime club meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month - you and any of your stamp friends are welcome to attend this buy, sell, swap-and-chat meeting!
News from here and thereThe committee welcomes two new members, John Varker and Barry Gilbertson to the club.
This Scenic Reflections stamp is the Worlds Most Beautiful Stamp of 2000. It was in a competition featuring stamps from 47 countries that was run by the French philatelic publication Timbres Magazine. Congratulations to ex NZSCC Librarian, Sandra List who was elected to the position of Treasurer of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation at the recent AGM. Help! June Daue mislaid her magnifying glass at the last meeting. She is really keen to get it back. Isnt it hard to get used to new stamp equipment? Interestingly, in the Linns Stamp News of 19 November 2001, there is a warning to all stamp collectors: The tools of your hobby - especially needle-nose stamp tongs - could be considered as weapons. And they could be subject to confiscation in the eyes of security personnel at airports. A hand-held magnifier recently was mistaken for a knife by an airport baggage security screener
Christmas RafflesBuy tickets for the Hamper at a dollar each or donate an item worth more than a dollar for a ticket. Tickets for the Scratch & Win raffle are fifty cents each.
NZSCC subscriptions are due nowHave you forgotten whether you have paid or not? Check the line below the address on your Bulletin envelope
Stamp FairsChurch Hall, Corner Papanui Rd & Rugby St, Merivale from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Saturdays 1 and 15 December.
NZSCC evening meetingwill be on Wednesday, 28 November at 7:30pm in the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Riccarton.
Items of interestDo bring these to the meeting.
Short TalksSteven McLachlan will talk about the Federation weekend. Don Walker will show us his New Zealand Philatelic Federation Deserving Philatelist pin.
Silent DisplayThere will be stamps from various Southern African countries on display.
One-page competitionShow Day - the winner takes home a bottle of Canterbury Cream.
AuctionLots will be out on display from 7pm. Postal bidding - you can send a fax to Fred Saunders at 385 7950 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
NZSCC afternoon meetingwill be held on Wednesday, 5 December from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Philatelic Centre.
RaffleSee Don Walker if you would like to buy a ticket.
Buy, sell or exchangeBring cash or stamps!
The Christmas meetingis to be held on Wednesday, 12 December at 7:30pm.
Items of interestBring these along to the meeting.
Silent DisplaysPostcards of kiwi postmarks, the Tower of London, clocks and ships will be on display. Xmas Quiz Committee members have worked out some philatelic questions for you to solve.
One-page competitionDecembers topic is Your Choice. The main prize is a bottle of sherry.
RafflesAll the Christmas raffles will be drawn. Party Receive your gift from Father Christmas, eat lots of food and enjoy the occasion!
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