On August 15, 2014, PENPEX had a long-time volunteer leave us after years of poor health. Henry Washauer, past PPX Chair and SSC President passed away. His memorial service will be held on Sept. 7 at 4 pm at his synagogue, Congregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulga, Redwood City, CA 94061.

Hank as he was known by his friends, served as as PENPEX Stamp Show Chair from 1986-93, 1996-7, and 2000-2 for a total of 13 years. He also served Sequoia Stamp Club President in 1983, 1986, 1998, and 2009 along with other roles. He was involved with numerous SSC committees including but not limited to membership and youth. PENPEX thanks him for his time, effort, and involvement with the stamp show.

PENPEX passed new by-laws and once formal Directors are elected will be working to file for 501c3 status. PENPEX has been a social non-profit for 40 year and is looking forward to continuing putting on a great local show.

Included in this monthly PENPEX eBlast are the upcoming Sequoia Stamp Club activities and bay area stamp shows. Guests are always welcome. Below is the 2014 schedule at a glimpse, covering the next two months:

  • Sep 6-7: Great American Stamp Expo Napredak Hall, San Jose
  • Sep 9 – Moving the Mail by Jim Giacomazzi. Silent auction.
  • Sep 23 – Swap Meet. Members may sell items at their own table.
  • Oct 3-5: WINEPEX. Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.
  • Oct 11-12: Silicon Valley Stamp ExpoSan Jose Elks Lodge, 444 Alma Ave. **CANCELED**
  • Oct 14 – Governing Board mtg – 6 pm. (open to the public)
    “Cover Contest” Bring your smallest, largest, oldest, furthest traveled cover, and other covers. It could win you a prize. Silent auction.
  • Oct 25-26: East Bay Collectors Club. Walnut Creek Civic Center.
  • Oct 28 – Nomination of 2015 Officers. Members Live Auction.

Have a great Labor Day.