by: Darlene Hickok, Youth Committee Co-Chair

youthstampThe Youth Group is alive and very well! We added two new Committee members, Steve Sexton and his son, Andrew, who brings a youth perspective. We met on February 19th and prepared five (5) mailings, so no meeting is required until August. Financially, we benefited from a donation that netted Youth $315 and our chief salesman, Richard Coleman has added $100+ since January 1! Hank Shoolman provided 8,000 newer stamps to provide variety which were completely used up at the meeting. Boxes were purchased and have arrived for use by LeRoy Bertsch for his projects at the Children’s Hospital. These were purchased with some of the grant money that LeRoy’s project won. Come join us to see a functioning committee at work (we’ll let you know when the August tryst will be held). We would also like to congratulate Brian Jones for receiving the Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition award from the APS. Brian has worked with our Stamps R Us Youth Program during PENPEX shows to arrange Merit Badge workshops for Boy Scouts in the Bay Area. His follow up activities throughout the year do a lot to keep the youngsters interested in stamp collecting.