By George Pepall, FRPSC
One of the key decisions of the 2017 board meetings in Boucherville, Que., was a long term commitment to recruitment of new members. A committee was established, and that commitment was confirmed by the new Strategic Plan approved this past June at the St. Catharines *Royal/Royale* Annual General Meeting.
Over the past 14 months the Member Recruitment Committee – consisting of Chairman Lloyd Field, Doug McAndless, Robert Pinet, Sam Chiu (ex Officio) and me – have acted as The RPSC presence at about 15 local, regional and national shows. We have greeted and connected with about 250 collectors and members from Calgary to Toronto in that time, promoting the benefits of membership, explaining how The RPSC is Canada’s National Stamp Club, giving out sample copies of The Canadian Philatelist, pins and badges and signing up new members.
Lloyd and Robert have stepped down from the committee and the Board, and we thank them sincerely for their time and work in getting us started on our member recruitment drive. As a result, though, we are in urgent need of a few more committee members. The mandate for this coming year is more of the same: we need to get our message out in person at shows and meetings, and show collectors that our society enriches and extends members’ experience of the hobby through various benefits, only two of which are the journal and the collection insurance plan.
The committee plans for to have an RPSC presence at upcoming shows in various parts of the country, and will be providing materials for the tables at those shows. If you would like to join our Recruitment Committee, or would like more information about it, please contact Doug McAndless (email@example.com) or me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your ongoing interest in The RPSC, and your promotion of membership for collectors in your area.