YEAR 2020 - 2021: OUR 93rd SEASON
In 'normal' years we meet on the first Thursday and the Third Friday of each month from September through to June.
We would then have a short break for tea or coffee and a chat at about 9pm.
However, 2021 is not a "normal" year SO...
OUR NEXT ON-LINE ZOOM MEETING WILL BE HELD ON
TUESDAY 25 May from 7 pm (UK time) .
Our theme is International Mail and our guest speaker Michael Pitt-Payne will lead with a presentation on "Mail between the UK and the USA during the 19th Century".
In the second part of the meeting Members and guests will be invited to share short displays on international mail.
Members or visitors interested in joining this meeting should contact roger niven () for details and an invitation.
Some Members ae now utilising PowerPoint in their presentations.
Richard Stock, President of the Royal Philatelic Society, London gave an interesting presentation at the recent Virtual Spring Stampex.
This may still be seen at:
in the auditorium.
Tuesday March 23 from 7pm (UK)
Members Presentations: “Recent Acquisitions” and “Favourite Items”
Tuesday 6 April from 2pm (UK)
Part 1: Henry Coward “The 10 Pound Stamp”
Tuesday 27 April from 7pm (UK)
Part 1: Graham Searle (Aberdeen P.S.) “Early Canadian Stamps and Postal History”
Part 2: Members’ material – from the Dominions (Australia, Canada, Irish Free State, New Zealand, South Africa)
Tuesday 11 May from 2pm (UK)
Part 1: Keith Johnson (Crewe P.S.) “Pacific Islands and Father Emmanuel Rougier”
Part 2: Members’ Presentations – Thematic, Themes, Postcards, and Open Class material
Tuesday 25 May from 7 pm (UK)
Part 1. Michael Pitt-Payne (FRPS) “Mail between the UK and the USA during the 19th century”
Part 2. Members’ material – International and cross-border mail
Tuesday 15 June from 2 pm
“The letters U or V”
Members’ material related to either of these letters.
Tuesday 29 June from 7 pm
“The President’s Evening”
Part 1: Presentation on topic to be announced.
Part 2. Discussion on what we have learned this year, the way ahead for our Society
(NOTE: This discussion is not the AGM!)
"We would welcome new Members for our society. There is no charge at the moment as Membership fees have been waived for the remainder of this season - the next season starting in September.
Members receive our regular Newsletter; and automatic invitations to on-line meetings, may invite guests to on-line meetings, and can sign up to our circulation of Club Packets. We are also planning to make recordings of some on-line presentations available to Members.
Our delayed AGM will be held in the March 2022 as notified to Members in our Newsletter - but we will be discussing options with Members for the further development of the Kingston and District Philatelic Society during the interim.
If you would like to join us then please contact our Honorary Secretary, Brian Sole by e mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by phone (01932 220677) or by post (49, Westcar Lane, Hersham, KT12 5ER)."
Please note that the circulation of packets to Members continues.
This service continues, with members taking appropriate protective measures in terms of agreeing where and how to hand over the packets, and how these may be safely handled.
The FCPS annual competitions and Mason Cup competition had to be postponed from its planned November date. The Council has now decided to postpone all competitions until further notice. Options under discussion include judging of physical entries (without displaying them); virtual competitions; or sadly the possibility of cancellation.
TWICKENHAM AND DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY
Our good neighbours and companion society are also offering very enjoyable Zoom club meetings at the moment.
The next dates are:
Thursday 6 May (members sharing items - First Day Covers)
Thursday 20 May (members sharing items under the title of 'new issues')
Thursday 3 June (a one slide competition)
Twickenham are a very friendly society and visitors who would like to be guests at a meeting should contact Huw Williams (email@example.com)
OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON