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Ruth Ann Mayes, Sales Division Membership Coordinator

“In my 33 years ... I have worked with many good people. We have always worked well together and take great pride in the programs we offer our members.”

“I was hired in 1973 by Colonel Jim DeVoss to be the secretary for the new APS Sales Division Director at that time, Gordon Wrenn. In addition to my secretarial tasks, I recorded and microfilmed new books coming into this division of the APS. After ten months, I left the workforce to have my first child, and be a stay-at-home mom.

“In October, 1976, I was rehired as Sales Membership Coordinator, and to this day I continue to hold this position. I keep records for people buying stamps from the books sent in by our members are circulated through the sales circuits of the APS Sales Division, and maintain member information in the sales program. This includes address changes and bypass notices for members taking leave of receiving circuits.

“In my 33 years since I returned to the APS, I have worked with many good people. We have always worked well together and take great pride in the programs we offer our members. Our APS team feels more like a family than co-workers.

“In 1983, when my son was in an auto accident and was life-flighted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, my APS family was there to support us. Mike, my eight-year old son, had a head injury, was in a coma, and was not expected to survive. I was given time off to be with my son, not knowing what the outcome might be, and fearing the worst. I have many fond memories of all of the extra things that the APS family did for me during those challenging times.

“Mike did survive, and now is married. He and his wife are expecting their first child.

“I have been married to my husband, Gene, for 16 years. We love Central Pennsylvania, long drives, shopping, and hosting family gatherings.

“I thank our APS members for the chance to see the Society grow and change with the times.”

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