Welcome to the Mesa Stamp Club!

COVID and FLU News 2024:

As with any gathering, everyone is requested to respect those in attendance that may be wearing a mask.  There's more out there this year than just COVID.  

On the brighter side - if we're all more healthy, that'll give us more time and reasons to collect more of those little bits of 'works of art'!

Thank you!

Founded March 28, 1973, the Mesa Stamp Club offers a world-wide membership interest in philately.

Our organization has been an American Philatelic Society member since July 31, 1975.

 

APS Club #C-083978

---  Mesa Stamp Club, Inc.  ---

Welcome to ALL

and even Native Arizonians!


MEETING INFORMATION:

 YES!  We meet - faithfully - each and every month throughout the year!

Time:   Regular meetings are held throughout the year on the third Wednesday of each month between 7 and 9 PM with the doors opening usually around 6:15 PM for set up and socializing.


Location:   Alma Meadows Mobile Home Park Club House

 535 S Alma School Rd., Mesa, Arizona


Just north of Highway 60, the park entrance is on the east side of Alma School Road 

just south of Broadway Road.


GENERAL MEETING AGENDA:

 Our monthly meeting agenda:

Announcements

News

Secretary's Report

Treasurer's Report

President's Report

Guest Speaker or Presentation

Auction

Close of Business

OUR AUCTIONS ARE REALLY REALLY COOL!

 

Wow!  Not many clubs have such a neat activity such as our Auction!  Members are encouraged to bring in their duplicates, surplus inventory or Ebay excesses and have fun selling and buying!  Often times members donate lots to be sold to benefit the club.  You won't regret coming for this!

 


NOT A MEMBER?

 

Honestly?  Visit one of our monthly meetings and see why we've been around for over 5 decades!   Heck - we'll even throw in free coffee and sometimes a cookie or two!  If you decide to join us it's only $10.00 a year for 12 fun packed meetings including a Christmas Potluck Party to boot!


GREAT SUCCESS - THE FIRST ARIZONA NATIONAL STAMP SHOW! 

PHOTOS AND INFORMATION IN THE 

NEWS & INFORMATION SECTION.


THESE ARE OUR MONTHLY MEETING INVITES

YES!  We meet - faithfully - each and every month

even through the agenda or minutes may be missing below!



2024 Dates:



Feb 18 - Emailed Meeting Invite from Jeff Bushman:


Today is February 18 and the next meeting of the Mesa Stamp Club will be this coming Wednesday starting at 7:00 P.M.


Even though the weather has turned more comfortably warm since our last meeting, the a/c in our meeting room tends to work very well, so you might still want to bring a jacket for yourself. Actually I was thinking of gloves and ear muffs. I'd even consider a mukluk if I knew what one was or I knew how to spell it.


Beyond that, today (Sunday) ended the stamp show that the club sponsored and ran this weekend. If you didn't get a chance to come by, it was really amazing and Tom R. and the other people who worked on getting it done, did an incredibly great job.


So you'll get to hear more about it at the meeting, among other things, and feel free to show and tell, which is the program Tom Smith announced for this meeting at the last one (I'm just demonstrating that I still have a small semblance of a memory left).


Hope to see you there.


Jeff




Feb 12 - Emailed Meeting Invite from Jeff Bushman:


Greetings and Salutations (or maybe the other way around). The February meeting of the Mesa Stamp Club will be on February 21 (the second of the year if you're keeping track and don't know which month of the year February is) at Alma Meadows Mobile Home Park in the meeting room, and the official start time is 7:00 P.M.


By then the 2024 edition of the stamp show that the club is sponsoring and running will be history and we'll have the opportunity to hear how great a success it was. I hope I'll have seen you all there.


Also at that meeting, the program will either be Don't Ask, Don't Tell or Show and Tell (as I age, the memory begins to fade). So don't take a chance. Bring some stamps and Show them and Tell about them.


For those of you who are curious about such things, our email list now equals 40 people for these meeting notices which is about double what it was. For all the people who think stamp collecting is a dying hobby, there's some evidence to the contrary.


Further I sayeth not.


Jeff


Jan 17 - Emailed Meeting Invite from Jeff Bushman:

Top o' the day to y'all.


The next meeting - the first of 2024 - of the Mesa Stamp Club will occur on January 17 at the Alma Meadows Mobile Home Park. That, as always, will be  a Wednesday.


A respectful suggestion: wear a coat and a hat. Outside my home this morning it was 36 degrees, and lest anyone reading this think I'm reporting that in Celsius, it's not. I've been communicating with someone in Thailand over the last year and I have to keep converting temperatures and time zones. Actually 36 C would be around 83 degrees F. Greatly preferable in my book.


Anyway, see you there if no one in my family breaks any bones.


Jeff



2023 Dates:

(Obtaining copies to place here)


2022 Dates:

Nov 16 - John will talk about the history of swans on souvenir sheets

Feb 16 - (TBD) - presented by Ted

Jan 14 - Caribou and Codfish - The Stamps of Newfoundland - presented by Ted


2021 Dates:

Dec 15 - Our Annual Christmas Party Pot Luck - no meeting, just meeting and greeting our philatelic friends and acquaintances!

Jul 21 - WELCOME BACK - First meeting 


2020 Dates:

Jan - Dec   COVID


2019 Dates:

Mar 20 - TBA (and our 46th year Anniversary!!!)

Feb 20 - TBA

Jan 16 - General Discussion of members interests and on the APS show coming to town.

 

2018 Dates:

Mar 21 - (Potential live presentation of our very successful web site)  and/or  TBD

Feb 21 - Updating Treasurer's Records and presentation on Airmail Covers

Jan 17 - General Discussion on ARIPEX and coming year.

 

2017 Dates:

Apr 19 - John Clundt will speak to the members and friends.

Mar 15 - Mr. Kevin Lesk will take the floor to update us on this year's ARIPEX convention held in Mesa this past month.

 

2016 Dates:

Jan 20 - Dr. Steve Adler will present a program about Collecting Covers.

 

2015 Dates:

Dec 16 - This is our annual Holiday party - we'll see everyone there!

Nov 18 - Benefit Auction !! Bring your auctions to benefit the club.

Oct 21 - Bill will be giving us a Current (2015) Update of Stamp Collecting in Europe and South America.


A NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT!

As with any gathering, it's only as fun and interesting as you help make it.  If you've an interesting topic, story, collecting method, collecting aid or neat finds - consider sharing at one of our meetings.  You need not be a member to share and we all care about furthering our great hobby.  For any club questions or suggestions please contact our President shown in the Contact Listings.


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Never too young to start.....    Never too young at heart!




Last Update:  20 FEB 24



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