06/24/2009 (P1650)
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2008 CAC Newsletter Competition Awards

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The American Philatelic Society’s Chapter Activities Committee (CAC) has announced the winners in its 2008 Newsletter Competition. The twenty-four newsletters submitted to the competition by APS chapters will be on display at StampShow 2009 August 6–9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 2008 newsletters were judged by a panel of three APS-accredited literature judges who are experienced editors and writers. They were Timothy Bartshe, Douglas Kelsey and Stephen Schumann.

Class I (Single-Page Publications)

• Driftwood (Long Beach Stamp Club), edited by Lloyd Baumann, Huntington Beach, CA

• Huntsville Philatelic Club Newsletter (Huntsville Philatelic Club), edited by Arthur J. Cole, Huntsville, AL
• 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
• MSC Monthly Bulletin (Merchantville Stamp Club), edited by Stephanos S. Hadjiyannis, Cherry Hill, NJ
• NEPPS Philatelic Inquirer (Northeast Pennsylvania Philatelic Society), edited by Rufus Wilson, Dalton, PA
• Prairie Stamp Views (Champaign-Urbana Stamp Club), edited by Ed Dueppen, Mahomet, IL
• Saugeen Stamp Club Bulletin (Saugeen Stamp Club), edited by Ralph Wyndham, Lulknow, ON
• 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, AB
• Chicago Philatelic Society Bulletin (Chicago Philatelic Society), edited by Randall Sherman, Chicago, IL
• Milwaukee Philatelist (Milwaukee Philatelic Society Inc.), edited by Carol Schutta, Milwaukee, WI
• OCPS Stamp News (Orange County Philatelic Society), edited by Grey Ouellette, Norco, CA
• The Philatex (San Antonio Philatelic Association), edited by Lea Senghaas and Dora Roberts, San Antonio, TX
• The Post Boy (Nevada Stamp Study Society), edited by Howard Grenzebach, Reno, NV
• The Postmaster (New Haven Philatelic Society), edited by Campbell Buchanan, Branford, CT
• Stamp Chatter (Sequoia Stamp Club), edited by Ernie Lee, Burlingame, CA

• Stamping About Town (Charlottesville Stamp Club), edited by William W. Sihler, Keswick, VA
• The Chattanooga Stamp Chronicle (Chattanooga Stamp Club), edited by Willis Monk, Old Fort, TN
• Hollywood Philatelist (Hollywood Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
• Philatelic Chatter (Johnstown Stamp Club), edited by Donald W. Smith of Johnstown, PA
• South Miami Stamp Club Newsletter (South Miami Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL

• Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh (Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh), edited by Paul M.H. Lienhardt, Pittsburgh, PA

The deadline for entries in the 2009 APS CAC Newsletter Competition — for newsletters produced in the year 2009 — is January 15, 2010. Entry forms may be requested from Jane King Fohn, APS CAC Newsletter Competition Manager, 10325 Little Sugar Creek, Converse, TX 78109-2409, or e-mail janekfohn@sbcglobal.net. This information also is available online at the CAC website.

The Chapter Activities Committee serves the 550 stamp clubs that are chapters of the American Philatelic Society. For information about membership and benefits, contact the American Philatelic Society, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823.