Club Meeting Schedule

All club, board, and committee meetings will be conducted via ZOOM until further notice.

The club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 6. This meeting will be held virtually using ZOOM.
The club president, Bill Harris, will be sending out information to club members via email on how to attend this meeting. If you do not receive Bill’s email by April 4th, please contact him to receive the link and password.

At the present time, club meetings at Sacred Heart Hospital are NOT being held due to COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions and to minimize the risk to our members.

Until further notice, the club’s monthly meeting will be held virtually using ZOOM as indicated in the schedule below. The meetings will begin at 7 PM as usual and members will be notified prior to each meeting on how to connect.

The ability to hold club auctions and provide the DVD presentations at future meetings is currently under review.

Meeting Schedule for 2021:

May 4, 2021: Club meeting followed by a guest speaker, Charles DiComo, Ph.D., president of the Philatelic Society of Lancaster County, who will give a presentation: “From the U.S. to Farther India & Back Again. A Five Month Journey of a Baptist Missionary Cover in 1856-1857. The Challenge: Determining the Rates and Routes”.
June 1,2021: Club meeting followed by a DVD presentation entitled “Famous Philatelists: Herman Herst, Jr.”
July 6, 2021: Club meeting including election of officers, followed by a DVD presentation entitled “Czeslaw Slania, the World’s Finest Stamp Engraver” (16 minutes).
August 3, 2021: Club meeting followed by a DVD presentation entitled “Number Ones of the World” (28 minutes).
September 7, 2021: 
Club meeting*
October 5, 2021: Club meeting*
November 2, 2021: Club meeting*
December 7, 2021: Club meeting*

* The Club is hoping to resume face-to-face meetings in September. Several factors will influence whether doing so will be possible. Two very important factors are the status of the pandemic at that time and whether the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center where our meetings are held will be permitting meetings by outside organizations again. When face-to-face meetings do resume, we anticipate that we will be conducting auctions and at least one club bourse before the end of the year.

Meetings, both via Zoom and face-to-face, begin promptly at 7 PM and visitors are most welcome.

Visitors are always welcome!

During this period, when we are conducting our monthly meetings via ZOOM, if you are not a member and would like to attend our “virtual” meeting, please send an email to Bill Harris, the club president, at least one day before the scheduled meeting and Bill will send you the information on how to connect into our ZOOM meeting. Bill’s email address is: wthiii3@rcn.com 

When normal club meetings resume, they are scheduled to to be held in the Reception Room of the 2nd floor conference center at the St. Luke’s Hospital’s – Sacred Heart Campus, located at 421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102. On occasion, the hospital may request us to meet in another room other than the Reception Room. Any changes in the room location will be noted in the schedule above.

See About Us for more information about and directions to the meeting venue.

Note: only club members may participate in club elections, club auctions, and the club bourse.

Other Events

Annual Club Dinner at Northampton Country Club – Postponed until Autumn or Winter, depending upon the pandemic situation.

Trip to the American Philatelic Society (APS) HQ in Bellefonte, PA – The club is in the process of planning a trip to the APS HQ in Bellefonte. This trip is for active members, that is, 2021 dues have been paid, of both the APS and the Allentown Philatelic Society. If you are interested in going on this day-trip, currently planned for late April, please contact Bill Harris, the club president, via email at wthiii3@rcn.com

For information about our twice-a-year stamp shows & bourse, see the EPASS page.