For Sequoia, 2013 is off to a great start! The Treasurer’s (Richard Griffone’s) report indicated that we have never been financially healthier, Gil Goodrich (Program Chair) is reaching out to presenters of interest and Youth met in February to prepare five mailings (won’t have another meeting until August)! Leroy Harbaugh notes that all catalogs are accounted for, and Kristin’s mentoring was well received. Sales books are up (Jim Mosso) as is membership (120). We have a father and son member team with Steve and Andrew Sexton. In short, we are functioning as a well-oiled machine, probably the finest in Northern California.

We are reaching out to Western Philatelic Library with an auction May 14, as passed by the Board of Governors on 26 February. That was a most spirited meeting with many points of view expressed on a variety of issues, so many that we neglected some of the agenda because of time constraints. My goals remain the same: a better Club with more benefits in members’ pockets. Please join me in achieving those goals!

Respectfully submitted,
Hank Shoolman

Swearing in of Sequoia board, photo by Ken Perkins

Swearing in of Sequoia board, photo by Ken Perkins