We welcomed 1,580 new members to our collecting community in 2022! A big THANK YOU to the 212 members, dealers, clubs and societies who referred new members. Of the new applications received, 727 were a direct result of their recruiting efforts – continued proof that together we can grow.
Our top 10 recruiters for 2022 are listed here as well as our top 10 recruiting sources. While we give a special shout out to these recruiting champions, we want to stress the importance of “ONE.” Of those 727 referred new members, 162 were the result of a single referral, which may not seem like much, but each one does make a difference. Every time you recruit a member, you strengthen the hobby.
So, make it a goal this year to recruit a friend, family member or colleague that you know has an interest in collecting. We have recruiting tips and tools on our website at www.stamps.org/together-we-grow. Alternatively, feel free to contact the membership team who can provide you with brochures and applications to share.
Top Ten Recruiters Top Ten Sources
Donald J. Sundman 233 Business Reply Cards 284Alexander T. Haimann 146 Member Recommended 240William P. Athens 20 Club Rosters 125Graham Beck 11 Social Media 115Matthew E. Liebson 11 Stamp Dealers 97Joseph Zec 9 Collector Publication 61Niki L. Oquist 7 Shows 50Lewis Burchett 6 eBay 38Edward L. Davidson 6 Affiliate Rosters 32Arthur A. Luther 5 Linn’s Stamp News 29
Thanks to everyone for a great 2022!
Our show team is gearing up for Great American Stamp Show 2023 to be held August 10-13 in Cleveland, Ohio. Plan to join us in this fun-filled city. Hotel information as well as sign-up forms for dealers, exhibitors, societies, cachetmakers, volunteers and pre-registration are now available. Visit www.stamps.org/GASS for more information.
Wendy Masorti is the Director of Membership and Shows at the American Philatelic Society.
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