Canadian philatelists Larry Davidson, of Stratford, Ont., and Jean Wang, of Toronto, have been recognized by two U.S.-based organizations for their volunteer work.
Both Davidson and Wang received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the American Topical Association (ATA), which annually recognizes up to three ATA members who “work countless hours on ATA projects, without the expectation of recognition,” according to the group’s website.
Davidson has served as an ATA director plus as the association’s national awards chair and wrote more than 65 articles for the association’s bimonthly journal Topical Time.
In 2019, for her five-frame exhibit “Blood: A Modern Medicine,” Wang became the first thematic exhibitor to win the Grand Award at a national-level exhibition. She’s also a member of Canada Post’s 12-person Stamp Advisory Committee, sits on the board of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation and serves as the membership director of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada plus the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada delegate to the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie’s thematic commission. Wang also received the American Philatelic Society’s Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award for “outstanding service and innovation to the hobby on the national level,” according to her citation.