LETTER: Stamp club carries on

A number of people have been asking me what I was doing after eight years as president and no longer with the stamp club.

A number of people have been asking me what I was doing after eight years as president and no longer with the stamp club.

Let me assure you that I have not quit the stamp club, only resigned as president. All my other jobs I retained, including looking after the collection of stamps and stamp material and the building of auctionable lots for the club members. It was time for me to hand over the reins to new blood as my health was and still is not in the best of places. Thanks to the medical professionals and specifically the Oncology department, I have been able to enjoy life and hope to keep on doing that for a long time yet.

Also at age 80 (October this year) I felt that a younger person should take over. I enjoy working with the stamps and really enjoy it when people come to the door with donations of stamps and or stamp material and at times with questions as to what the value of some stamps are. Some people ask me if all stamps have value even the common ones – the answer is yes. Sometimes the value is very low to no value at all, but when one lumps them together they all of a sudden become valuable as bulk. Our club makes regular donations of these lower value stamps to the Eastern Star ladies, who sell them in bulk and with the proceeds support children with cancer projects. On behalf of the stamp club I like to thank all those who have been contributing stamps to the benefit of the club’s charities.

Please don’t waste your stamps but keep them to donate and help those less fortunate than us. Stamps and stamp material can be dropped off at 2600 Cornwall Drive or by contacting Gus Boersma at gboersma@telus.net or call him at 250-492-3875. Thank you for your generosity.

Gus Boersma, Penticton