10/27/2010 (P1682)
Contact: Ken Martin

APS Carter Volunteer Recognition Awards Nominations

Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Awards are given by the American Philatelic Society to honor the hard-working individuals who contribute their talents, time, and energies to benefit stamp collecting.

This year’s Awards will be presented at the General Membership Meeting at StampShow in Columbus, Ohio, on August 13 at 9 a.m. Each recipient will receive a pin, a certificate of appreciation, and many thanks from a grateful membership for a job well done.

There are four categories for the awards:

• National Promotion/Service — Maximum of five recipients per year
• Local Promotion/Service — Maximum of ten recipients year
• Outstanding Young Adult Philatelist (ages 25–40) — One recipient per year
• Outstanding Young Philatelist (ages 15–24) — One recipient per year

Volunteers selflessly contribute their time, talents and labor to efforts and enterprises that benefit their fellow philatelists. The Carter Volunteer Recognition Awards highlight these priceless contributions and celebrate those who do so much for us all and whose efforts enrich the hobby in so many ways. Indeed, if you have ever visited a stamp show, enjoyed an exhibit, had a question answered, been offered a cup of coffee at a stamp club meeting, or been taught the fundamentals of the hobby en route to a merit badge, you have benefitted from the generous efforts of volunteers.

Eligibility for these awards requires at least five years of service to the hobby, although APS membership is not required. APS board members, staff, and Luff Award winners are not eligible. National Promotion/Service Award winners cannot subsequently win the Local Promotion/Service Award, and each award can be won only once.

Do you know a deserving volunteer? Nominate him or her for a Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award by providing the indivdiual’s name and contact information, length of service and positions the nominee has held with local clubs, philatelic organizations and shows (including mentoring, promotion and leadership roles), citing evidence of excellence, initiative, and persistence. Don’t forget to include your own name and contact information. Nominations must be received no later than December 15, 2010.

A nomination form is available online or by calling 814-933-3803. Completed nomination forms may be sent to APS Awards Nominations, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823, by fax to 814-933-6128, or by e-mail to either Becky Magyar (bmagyar@stamps.org) or Ken Martin (kpmartin@stamps.org).