The Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies’ highest recognition award for service to Council area philately was awarded to Sequoia Stamp Club member, Kristin Patterson at the PENPEX 2017 Awards Banquet. The recipient’s name is engraved on a perpetual trophy plaque and presented with a small engraved plaque as a personal memento. The photo at right shows Larry Crain, Council President, next to Kristin with the Chaloner plaque along with a personal plaque.
Kristin joined SSC in 1997 and quickly took a leadership role by serving as SSC President from 1999 through 2001 and again in 2014. As many members are aware, she has given numerous presentations on Tax and Playing Cards Stamps to not only our club but to many of the area clubs.
She has served as PENPEX Chair for the past twelve years, putting together a great local show which everyone looks forward to attending. For fourteen years, she has been active with WESTPEX, a National Show in Burlingame, and in 2009 was elected to their Board. She has also been active with Filatelic Fiesta, a National Show in San Jose. The Council’s Northern California map that is on display at area shows, was created by Kristin.
The Award is named for Council Past President Henry Chaloner (1946), who exemplified the character and the level and variety of activities in support of organized philately in our area. The award recognizes special individuals who embody the qualities of service and leadership in philately in the Council area. The award was first given to Henry Chaloner in 1952; later it was made into a memorial award in his name. The Council is on its fourth plaque in order to hold all the names! A picture of each plaque and the entire list of names on it.