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Volume 42 – #11

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Volume 42#11

September 19 – October 2, 2017

Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC) President Stéphane Cloutier signs his name in The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada’s Fellows book at this summer’s Royal Convention in Boucherville, Qué.

PHSC taking on a new life

The Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC) hosted its annual general meeting during the society’s inaugural four-day symposium this July. The key takeaway, according to PHSC President Stéphane Cloutier, was the recent surge in membership leading up to the July 20-23 symposium in Hamilton. “We’ve recently had a big boom in members, and that started before the symposium, but the symposium helped a lot,” said Cloutier, who has served as president of the society for eight years and secretary-treasurer for another eight years before that. “From Jan. 1 to the date of the symposium we had 26 new members join, bringing our total to 416,” he added. “We’ve not passed the 400 mark for years and years, ever since I can remember being secretary-treasurer.” And with no signs of slowing down, the society’s membership has continued to grow since this summer’s symposium. “We’re currently sitting at 428 members, so since the symposium we’ve added 12. That’s good news.” Continue reading →

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