Schedule of Events and Meetings coming up:

MEETINGS

Date: 1st and 3rd Monday of Every Month

Time: 7:30PM

Place: Church of the Foothills, Education Building

Address: 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA (3 blocks East of Victoria Ave.)

Map: Google Maps

*Every meeting: Buy, sell, trade session from 7:00 to 7:30pm. Also, Sales books: Topical stamps and country envelopes are available for 5 cents per stamp.And we have a clothesline where members hang their philatelic material they wish to share with other members. Meetings begin at 7:30pm
Vice-president's Report – Schedule of programs for 1st and 3rd meetings

Last Monday - July 29th - Executive Board Meeting — All members are welcome to attend -
1st Monday - August 5 - 12 lot YSF auction + Henry Sandoval - Dealer + Program film
3rd Monday - August 19 - 40 Lot member Auction

Last Monday - August 26 - Executive Board Meeting — All members are welcome to attend -

Youth Stamp Fair 2018 Was a SUCCESS on October 6th

Sponsors: Ventura County Philatelic Society and Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club
c/o John Weigle, P.O. Box 6536, Ventura, CA 93006-6536

Thousands of free stamps along with “basic training” for stamp collectors will be offered at the 25th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura.

The event is sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club and, despite the name, is open to everyone who wants to learn more about stamp collecting, which has been called the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings, said John Weigle of Oxnard, chairman of the event and a member of the adult society and adviser to the Anacapa Middle School club.

The Youth Stamp Fair offers a goodie bag to everyone who attends, free stamps, several work stations where stamp collecting techniques are explained, games, a cachet (pictorial envelope) contest, Geosafari games related to stamps, and a large where visitors can search for stamps for their collections. The stamps are free for those up to age 18 and 5 cents each for those above 18. Visitors will also be able to make bookmarks with stamps.

The U.S. Postal Service has approved a special postmark featuring the Ventura Pier and a poinsettia for the event. The artwork for the cancel was prepared by Carolyn Weber, a member of the adult club. The cancel will be used on the cacheted covers prepared by young artists and is available to any visitor who wants it as long as the item offered for the cancellation has first-class postage on it.

The “goodie bag” will include stamps, a color catalog of U.S. stamps, several pamphlets on stamp collecting and a CD containing free stamp albums from the American Philatelic Society, the American Stamp Dealers Association, the American Topical Association and the International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors and other literature.

More information about the Youth Stamp Fair may be obtained from Weigle at 805-485-7121 or by email (preferred) at jweigle@bvcent.com

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road Ventura. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club meets every Monday during the lunch hour and is open only to Anacapa students.

If you have a calendar section:

What: Youth Stamp Fair
When 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Where: Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura
Admission: Free
Purpose: To provide an introduction to stamp collecting.
More information: John Weigle, 805-485-7121; email (preferred), jweigle@vcnet.co