Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Festival for Philatelic Women

Doris Wilson sends a press release saying the Women Exhibitors (WE) held their first Festival for Philatelic Women at the American Philatelic Society headquarters in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania last month.

According to Doris, "More than forty women and men attended the event, where learning to create an eye-catching exhibit was the focus of the various speakers, seminars, and workshops. Member exhibits were on display throughout the building for everyone to enjoy. Additional activities included a special philatelic 'rummage sale,' access to Sales Division circuit books of stamps and covers, and browsing the American Philatelic Research Library’s overstock book sale. Attendees (including a mother-daughter team!) came from all over the United States and Canada, by plane, bus, and car."

WE is open to all, but philately is explored from a woman’s point of view.

WE serves as a forum for women to discuss and explore issues relating to exhibiting. WE encourages newcomers to exhibiting and helps them get started. Continuing exhibitors serve as mentors and lend support to all as they share lessons learned in the wide world of exhibiting.

WE has meetings twice yearly at StampShow and AmeriStamp Expo. Summaries of programs and workshops held at these shows are shared through the newsletter and other communications. In addition, satellite meetings are held at national, regional, and local shows. Leaders of the satellite meetings discuss issues and share information from other meetings.

For more pictures taken at the Festival for Philatelic Women, click here.

For more information on the Women Exhibitors, one of more than 200 APS affiliates, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM