LETTERS: Stamp club on vacation

Summer is here and the Penticton and District Stamp Club will be dormant, in a fashion, for the summer months.

Summer is here and the Penticton and District Stamp Club will be dormant, in a fashion, for the summer months — meaning no club meetings. We will however be active on a number of fronts.

On May 31 we will be unveiling a new picture postage stamp at 10 a.m. at the Kettle Valley Railway Station in Summerland as part of the Steamfest Celebrations.

On behalf of the KVR, our club will be selling the special covers with the picture postage stamp attached for $10 each (a fund raiser for the KVR). Our club has underwritten this project as well as last years for the 100th Anniversary of the SS Sicamous and Naramata ships. Mr. Randy Manuel, the artist and creator of the design for this special stamp, will be in attendance to sign the envelopes.

On June 7 our club will have its annual general meeting at the Penticton Golf and Country Club starting at 1 p.m. with guest speaker Janice Perrino, who will be presenting a slide show on the new Hospital Tower.

We will welcome guests to this meeting but ask people who would like to participate in the luncheon to talk to Harv Baessler, our treasurer, and get tickets prior to May 31 by calling 250-492-4301. The luncheon ticket price is $15 per person. As part of this meeting, the club will present Mrs. Perrino with cheques for the Moog Hospice House and The Penticton Regional Hospital Foundation.

Our next regular meeting will be on Sept. 13 starting at 2 p.m. at the Penticton United Church basement (blue church on Main Street). We invite all those who like to renew their membership or wish to become new members to attend. Visitors are always welcome.

Those who wish to make donations of stamps and/or stamp material can still do this throughout the summer months by calling Gus at 250-492-3875 or email at gboersma@telus.net. We thank all for their continued support which is benefitting our chosen charities and the community at large.

Gus Boersma

Penticton and District Stamp Club