On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, over 50 people gathered for the 65th Anniversary of the Sequoia Stamp Club. As a relatively new member for the past 12 years, I was amazed by the rich history and connection this club has had in the Redwood City community. There was a marvelous presentation and slideshow from club president, Jim Giacomazzi and past president, Ed Rodriguez. Every member was presented with a commemorative yearbook and special pin given out at the end of the program. The special guest of honor for the evening was the oldest living member of the club, William “Bill” Moll.
On September 30, 1947, a small group of enthusiastic stamp collectors met in the Recreation Craft Room of the Redwood City’s Fire House #2 (now station #10) at 2190 Jefferson Ave. on the corner of Myrtle Street, to form the Sequoia Stamp Club. They elected Mr. Louis Weiss as president and set the annual dues at $1.
The dues for joining the club today is just $3 — How about that for holding back inflation!
The club grew quickly and through a series of moves, came to the Redwood City Community Activities Building in 1967. The Club has always enjoyed and appreciated its long standing relationship with the Community Activity Center and look forward to many more years in its home of over 45 years.
The Sequoia Stamp Club has always enjoyed a diverse membership of collectors who have shared their love of the hobby through stamp shows, exhibitions, lectures, film, live and silent auctions and active discussions.
More history of the club to come in the future.