The Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies has been instrumental in the development and preservation of philatelic clubs, societies and shows in Northern California since 1940 The CNCPS promotes Northern California Clubs and Societies through its dedicated officers, CNCPS trained judges,  and the CNCPS Council Courier.  Several of the Sequoia members participate in the organization.

Here is the latest article from their newsletter — download the full CNCPS Courier Newsletter for January 2014

The 2013 Recipient of the  Chaloner Award!


Randy Tuuri of the East Bay Collectors Club was selected by the Council to receive the 2013 Chaloner Award for service to area philately. The Chaloner Award is sponsored by the Northern California Council of Philatelic Societies.

The Award recognizes special individuals who embody the qualities of service and leadership in philately in the Council area. The first award for service went to Henry Chaloner in 1951.

General qualifications of recipients:

Service to philately over an extended period of time in many activities. Examples include serving local philatelic organizations and shows as an officer, chairperson or jury member; mentoring new collectors, exhibitors or judges; promoting philately through presentations to the public or to local philatelic
clubs; and philatelic publications which promote or support local philately.

These are people who have not only been long-time volunteers in philately, but also have taken leadership positions; generally, these are the people that went out of their way to serve philately in our Council area.

This year’s recipient has achieved many things:

  • Member of COALPEX Show Committee
  • Chair of EBCC Show Committee
  • Served as President (and more) of EBCC
  • Program Chair for San Francisco Collectors Club
  • Current Chair of the Council Frames Project
  • An active and accomplished exhibitor at local and national exhibitions
  • Vice President of the Scandinavian Collectors Club
  • A mentor to Bay Area collectors
  • Speaker at Bay Area libraries and other functions
  • . . . and Probably a Lot More.

Congratulations, Randy!

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