The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) recently announced the appointment of David M. McLaughlin, of Pickering, Ont., as its new International Liaison Officer (ILO), effective immediately.
The ILO is the officer charged with representing Canadian international exhibitors’ interests in competition both in the Americas and around the world. McLaughlin succeeds James Taylor in this position.
The RPSC is the official organization that promotes stamp collecting—particularly the study and exhibition of stamps and postal history—as a hobby across Canada.
McLaughlin has been involved in stamp collecting since his childhood and began specializing in Canadian stamps and postal history in the early 1970s. He’s an active member of philatelic societies in Canada and internationally. His primary collection is the Maple Leaf issue of Canada 1897-1898, which he has exhibited regularly since 2010 in Canadian national exhibitions and the American Philatelic Society StampShow Champion of Champions. He has also exhibited internationally at Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) shows in Singapore, New York, Bandung and Brasilia.
He retired in December 2016 after a 45-year business career, much of which involved management of international operations and projects. His business travel included China, Indonesia, Japan, Africa and Europe as well as extensive travel throughout South America.
McLaughlin and his wife, Gloria, continue to enjoy personal vacation travel visiting new locations in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, South America and Southeast Asia in recent years.
Information on The RPSC is available by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone at 1-888-285-4143; online at rpsc.org; or from The RPSC National Office at P.O. Box 69080, St Clair Post Office, Toronto, ON M4T 3A1, Canada.