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Stamp Clubs News

Early 1982 saw the birth of a new club publication, IPPS NEWS, of the International Philippine Philatelic Society....According to Compiler/Editor Linda Stanfield, this mimeographed quarterly does not replace the club's Philippine Philatelic News, the highly respected publication for studies and researches on all periods and aspects of Philippine philately.
     The IPPS NEWS is the brainchild of the club's President, Eugene A. Garrett....It will become "a venue for discussing club activities, for club news, for questions and answers, etc...." The 10 pages of the maiden issue certainly do all these and more. Its front page carries a facsimile of a cacheted cover for the Concert at the Park 200 issue -- with an actual stamp and first day cancellation!
     To all IPPS members all over the world, the new club publication is certainly a welcome treat. In the words of Ms. Stanfield, "This is going to be our medium of keeping in touch with one another and opening a line of communications among ourselves."
A new stamp club, the Davao Stamp Collectors, was formally organized on Feb. 14 with 20 members attending its organizational meeting. Elected officers of the DSC are Atty. Virginia H. Europa, President; Mrs. Fe Geonson, Secretary; Miss Jojie Antonio, Treasurer; and Dr. Cesar Somoso, PRO. Atty. Rodolfo Sarenas, former mayor of Davao City (1944-45) [he was the mayor from 1953-54; Juan Sarenas was mayor from 1943-44 --O.], is the Club Adviser.
     Regular club meetings will be held on the first Sunday of every quarter with committee meetings, get-togethers and conferences in-between. Temporary DSC headquarters is the EDI Law Office with Ms. Alma Grado as acting Office Manager. The club President may be contacted at the City Court....
     Davao Stamp Collectors is inviting all stamp collectors in the area to join its membership rolls.
The Board of Directors of the Philippine Philatelic Auction Club has elected its set of Officers for 1982: President, Don Carlos Inductivo; Vice President, Ms. Naty G. Lozano; Secretary, Ms. Josefina T. Cura; Treasurer, Mr. Felipe Liao. The club's headquarters remain at Rm. 223, Madrigal Bldg., Escolta, Manila.
March 12 saw the organization of the Bacolod City Philatelic Club. Its Officers are Mr. Jun Pefianco...,President; Ms. Suzette Mu├▒ozca, Vice President; Ms. Cloty L. Alcala, Secretary; Mrs. Carmela Namin, Treasurer; Dra. Fe Montinola, PRO. Facilitator in the organization of the club was Ms. Naty G. Lozano, VP of the Philippine Philatelic Auction Club who was in Bacolod for the La Salle Stamp Exhibit and for holidays with relatives and friends.
     Some 20 members attended the organizational meeting of the BCPC and a second meeting was scheduled for the end of the month. All stamp collectors in Bacolod and the rest of Negros Occidental are encouraged to join the club.
The Grade School Stamp Club of La Salle College, Bacolod City, held a very successful competitive stamp exhibition in the school library last March 4-5. The affair was graced by the presence of Postmaster General J. Roilo Golez, Stamp and Philatelic Section Chief Ben Moncayo, Stamp Designer Antonio Chuidian and Mrs. Adelina Argente, senior officer of the Stamp and Philatelic Section.
     According to Bro. Jaime Dalumpines, FSC, exhibition coordinator, the Bureau of Posts and some Manila philatelists also sent over some materials for exhibition. The affair was given much publicity on TV and radio all over the province.
Over at Alabang in south Metro-Manila, the Philatelic Club of the de la Salle Zobel School also held a Philatelic Exhibition at the school auditorium from March 3 to 5. The grade school affair had formal ribbon-cutting ceremonies attended by school officials led by Bro. Raymond Bronowics, FSC, Director.
     President of the school's stamp club is Maximilian Fernandez. Moderators are Miss Gloria Pante and Mrs. Antonita Jose.
[Hobby Time, February-March 1982]

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