06/04/2010 (P1666)
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2009 CAC Newsletter Competition Awards

The American Philatelic Society's Chapter Activities Committee (CAC) has announced the winners in its 2009 Newsletter Competition. The twenty-four newsletters submitted to the competition by APS chapters will be on display at StampShow 2010 August 12–15 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.

The purpose of the annual CAC competition is to spotlight stamp club and federation newsletter editors, to acknowledge their hard work on behalf of philately, and to publicize it within the philatelic community. In addition to the awards themselves, each submission receives a judges' critique on the newsletter's content and format, with suggestions for possible improvements.

The 2009 newsletters were judged by a panel of three APS-accredited literature judges who are experienced editors and writers. They were Robert P. Odenweller, Hal Vogel, and Patrick A. Walters.

Class I (Single-Page Publications)
Driftwood (Long Beach Stamp Club), edited by Lloyd Baumann, Huntington Beach, CA
The Westfield Philatelist (Westfield Stamp Club), edited by Frederick C. Skvara, Bridgewater, NJ

Palo Duro Philatelist (Palo Duro Philatelic Society), edited by Hugh Burgess, Albuquerque, NM
Philatelic Bulletin (Sarasota Philatelic Club), edited by Jack Seaman, Sarasota, FL

Class II (Multi-Page Publications)

Knoxville Philatelic Society News (Knoxville Philatelic Society), edited by Thomas W Broadhead, Knoxville, TN
NEPPS Philatelic Inquirer (Northeast Pennsylvania Philatelic Society), edited by Rufus Wilson, Dalton, PA
Saugeen Stamp Club Bulletin (Saugeen Stamp Club), edited by Ralph Wyndham, Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
The Shoebox (Lakeshore Stamp Club, Inc.), edited by Raymond W Ireson, Roxboro, Quebec, Canada

Milwaukee Philatelist (Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc.), edited by Carol Schutta, Milwaukee, WI
OCPS Stamp News (Orange County Philatelic Society), edited by Greg Ouellette, Norco, CA
The Philatelex (San Antonio Philatelic Association), edited by Lea Senghaas and Dora Roberts, San Antonio, TX
The Postmaster (New Haven Philatelic Society), edited by Campbell Buchanan, Branford, CT
Stamping Around (Mid-Cities Stamp Club), edited by Peter Elias, Plano, TX
Wichita Stamp Club Newsletter (Wichita Stamp Club), edited by Neal E Danielson, Wichita, KS

Calgary Philatelist (Calgary Philatelic Society), edited by Dale Speirs, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chicago Philatelic Society Bulletin (Chicago Philatelic Society), edited by Randall Sherman, Chicago, IL
Hollywood Philatelist (Hollywood Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
Huntsville Philatelic Club Newsletter (Huntsville Philatelic Club), edited by Arthur J Cole, Huntsville, AL
South Miami Stamp Club Newsletter (South Miami Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
Stamping About Town (Charlottesville Stamp Club), edited by William W. Sihler, Keswick, VA

Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh (Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh), edited by Paul M. H. Lienhardt, Pittsburgh, PA
The Western Reserve Philatelist (Warren Area Stamp Club),edited by Alexander Jerry Savakis, Warren, OH

Class III (Federation Publications)
PhilaJournal (Greater Toronto Area Philatelic Alliance), edited by Garfield Portch, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Scribblings (Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library), edited by Ronald Hill, Denver, CO

The deadline for entries in the 2010 APS CAC Newsletter Competition — for newsletters produced in the year 2010 — is January 15, 2011. Entry forms are availble in pdf format on the site or may be requested from Jane King Fohn, APS CAC Newsletter Competition Manager, 10325 Little Sugar Creek, Converse, TX 78109-2409. The Chapter Activities Committee serves over 500 stamp clubs that are chapters of the American Philatelic Society.