Since reuniting late last year, the revived North York Philatelic Society (NYPS) has reached its target of 50 members (“North York club reunites after three years,” CSN Vol. 47 #23, Feb. 28, 2023).
The club reopened its books in December 2022 with just 14 returning members. According to NYPS President Mattia Guida, officials hoped the club could double its membership within its first year of activity “to ensure that the club could sustain itself and could have the potential to remain active in the long term.” Effective May 21, the NYPS reached 50 members.
“None of us would have ever expected that in six months we could almost triple our membership. This has been the merit of a few very enthusiastic members who have dedicated long hours and a lot of extra effort to find new ways to attract members.”
Guida pointed to the club’s renewed show, held each spring, plus the launch of its monthly online auctions, both of which have attracted new members, including seven from “out of town, which is something totally new for this club.”
Guida, who’s also the past president of the North Toronto Stamp Club, added: “Having reached this important milestone of 50 members, we feel much more confident that the NYPS is here to stay and to give its important contribution to the development of stamp collecting in the Toronto area.”