Stamp club raising money for charity

Stamp club raising money for charity

The Penticton and District Stamp Club held it’s annual general meeting this last Sunday and elected a slightly new executive.

Returning as president is Gus Boersma, which will leave Manfred Wobst as immediate past president. Vice presidents are Robin Hansell-Schneiderat and John Green. Harv Baessler will remain the treasurer and Gordon Houston the secretary. Mike Coton will look after circuit books and Blaine Martinac will be the club’s liaison with the valley-wide stamp club OMPA.

Other functions are covered by Linda Lawrence as 50/50 draw person, Wayne Dods as auctioneer, Roman Hochfilzer as the librarian and Frank Tonge as the national correspondent.

The club, with 40 plus members, has been working hard to raise $30,000 for the Penticton Regional Hospital and hopes to reach that goal this fall. Our success will be mostly through the generosity of local residents donating stamps and stamp material, with proceeds going to charity.

During the summer months, the club is in recess. However, donations can be made at any time by calling Gus at 250-492-3875 or by email gboersma@telus.net. To date our club has raised over $35,000 for a variety of charities starting to count in 2008. These include PRH, SOS MED, Moog, CNIB,Cancer, SPCA, Heart and Stroke and Camp Winfield. We try to place monies where the donor would like the proceeds to go.

Gus Boersma

Penticton