2014 Award for Service – Jenny Long, Christchurch

Jenny Long with her award presented by Karen Jeffrey, South Island federation delegate at the July postcard meeting of the Christchurch Philatelic Society

Jenny Long with her award

Jenny Long, currently secretary of the NZ Postcard Society, has made many contributions to the hobbies of philately and deltiology over many years. She has an outstanding record of service in often ‘behind the scenes’ activities such as bin room manager, secretary to the jury, other administration and accounting support, catering, etc for philatelic exhibitions and postcard conventions. She still has had time to support her husband, daughter and grandson in their exhibiting endeavours and is exhibiting now in her right.Jenny was presented with her award by Karen Jeffrey, South Island Federation delegate at the July postcard meeting of the Christchurch Philatelic Society
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ThemeNZ Seminar/Workshop, Hamilton

The Thematic Association of NZ held a successful seminar/workshop for exhibitors of Thematic and Open class material in Hamilton 23-25 May.

The 24 attendees were kept busy from 8 pm on Friday evening until 3 pm on Sunday. They actively participated in questions, answers and discussions arising from presentations by a number of philatelic judges and during small team workshop sessions. The workshops involved looking at individuals’ exhibits or work-in-progress and providing constructive comment and ideas for possible change based on experience and the information provided earlier.

These sessions were supported by a wide range of exhibits and material from attendees and others who had generously provided their material for this purpose.

Jeff Long, the main presenter clearing his thoughts during a short break before the next session.

Jeff Long, the main presenter, clearing his thoughts during a short break before the next session.

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Wellington Regional Stamp Show 2014

The 2014 Wellington Regional Stamp Show took place during the weekend of 10-11 May at a new venue, the Chilton St James School, in Lower Hutt. Everyone agreed it was an ideal venue with good lighting and ample space.

The inter-club Neville Harris Memorial Trophy was held with a full complement of frames entered by each of the competing clubs. Wellington Philatelic Society (88 points) pipped Kapiti Philatelic Society (86) with Upper Hutt Stamp Club (84) and Hutt Valley Philatelic Society (82). There were a number of youth exhibits competing among adults and a couple of new exhibitors and all of these made a good showing.

Set-up and awaiting the rush of eager participants.

Set-up and awaiting the rush of eager participants.

The show had ten dealers in attendance, there were some 80 frames of material on display, the local Hutt Valley Youth Club held their regular monthly meeting at the venue and refreshments could be purchased and consumed around good-sized round tables enabling companionable conversations to take place. All of this activity provided a good ‘buzz’.
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