For Local Service
Anthony (Tony) Bruno has been a serious collector for nearly 40 years, and is a tireless promoter of his club, the Thames Stamp Club (based in Waterford, Connecticut) and its annual stamp show, THAMESPEX, one of only three shows left in the state. Tony has been the president of the TSC for the past twelve years and chairman of the show.
Tony also serves as president of the United Stamp Societies, which manages a system of circuit books among 31 clubs in the northeast. He devotes considerable effort towards this system and makes sure that local clubs have circuit books when needed. Tony can be found at virtually every stamp show in the northeast, helping collectors and dealers enjoy the hobby. He is an active supporter of numerous other philatelic organizations, whether local or national.
Outstanding Young Adult Philatelist (Age 25-40)
--Timothy A. Hodge
Tim Hodge has exhibited at national level shows since at least 2005. He was accepted as a Young Philatelic Leader Fellow in 2011 and received a vermeil for his ten frame Falconiforms exhibit at APS StampShow 2012.
Tim has remained active following his YPLF graduation. He drove from Virginia to attend StampShow 2013 in Milwaukee where he served as a mentor and volunteer. Later in the year he attended a leadership retreat with APS and APRL Board members at the American Philatelic Center. During 2014 he served as a judge for APS Chapter Activities Committee Website competition and staffed the YPLF booth at NAPEX.
From 2017 to 2020, Tim served as a Senior Editor for Scott Publishing Company working on its catalog.
The Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Awards honor the outstanding efforts of APS volunteers at the national, regional and local level, and also recognize our younger members whose contributions and abundant talents are crucial to our future.