Wisconsin stamp club meets outdoors with a picnic
By Steven J. Bahnsen
A group of Midwest stamp collectors found a novel way to meet in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic: They had an outdoor picnic.
The Wisconsin Postal History Society met in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Campbellsport. Eight members gathered on Saturday, Sept. 26, in a wide-open space.
It was 75 degrees when society president Ray Perry invited people to sit, spaced apart, at picnic tables for lunch. They brought their own food.
Around 12:30 p.m., the society’s annual meeting began. Discussions were on the standard topics: meeting minutes, the budget and election of officers.
The members voted to have a table at the Great American Stamp Show near Chicago in August 2021 and made some constitutional changes.
Later, members had a show-and-tell session of Wisconsin-related covers.
The group enjoyed this time to visit with other collectors in person again. They were tired of only watching things on a computer.
I congratulate this Wisconsin group for thinking outside the box and trying something different to promote stamp collecting in a safe way.
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