PENPEX 2013 will be Kristin Patterson’s eighth year as chair. She oversees the smooth running of the show and has done a terrific job. Kristin manages the coordination with the Redwood City Activity Building where the show has been held for the past 30 years. She coordinated the 18 dealers that the show is delighted to have. Starting in May of each year, Kristin writes the dealer contracts, mails them out, and collects the moneys.
Kristin can be found at the show on Friday night for setup, helping to assemble the tables and place exhibits in their frames. During the show, she is busy making dealer lunches which PENPEX includes as part of the table fee. She then delivers the handmade sandwiches to the dealers and judges. On Sunday, she is a critical element in closing the 550 lot silent auction, as the software program she programmed allows PENPEX to enter all bids and quickly calculates each bidder’s totals and list of sold lots. This has allowed PENPEX bidders to pick up their winning lots within one and half hours of the auction close.
Craig Butterworth is serving his first year as PENPEX Vice-Chairman. Craig is an avid stamp collector and has recently joined Sequoia Stamp Club. PENPEX looks forward to his new ideas and youthful enthusiasm.
Darlene Hickok is PENPEX 2013 Secretary after serving as secretary in for five years. Darlene is the head of the Sequoia youth program, Stamps R Us, which sets up numerous tables at PENPEX. Each table has tons of fun activities for youngsters. She has worked hard to encourage beginning collectors and has offered free stamps to all kids who come to PENPEX.
Eduardo Martino is serving his fourth year as the PENPEX treasurer. Eduardo has been a crucial PENPEX member as the Setup and Takedown Chair. He has for the past 7 years managed the show setup on Friday and takedown on Sunday. His responsibilities include setting up of 120 tables, 60 exhibit frames, and hanging of the PENPEX sign.