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We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months between September and June. November and December we meet only on the second Thursday. Our headquarters is at the JCC of Greater Rochester at 1200 Edgewood Avenue in Brighton. Buy/sell/trade runs from 7:00-7:30 PM, followed by the formal meeting at 7:30 PM. A silent auction concludes most evening's program.

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    2017
    Thursday, Jan 12......... "Identification Guides for U.S. 1, 2 and 3 cent Stamps" by Rich Spinelli
    Thursday, Jan 26......... "Bring a Guest Night" and "Everyone a Dealer Night"
    Thursday, Feb 9........... Cachet Design Contest Finale and Linn's Best/Worst of 2016 Stamp Vote
    Thursday, Feb 23......... Live Auction
    Thursday, Mar 9.......... “Cypripedium Orchids” 3 meg PDF, 21 meg PowerPoint presentation, 363 kb script PDF by Paul Brach
    Thursday, Mar 23........ Four Page Exhibit Competition
    Thursday, Apr 13........ The U.S. Transportation Issue of 1981-1995 4.5 meg PDF by Terry Blum
    Thursday, Apr 27........ My Stamp Collection 12 meg PDF, 25 meg PowerPoint presentation, 200 kb script PDF by Charlie Adrion
    Thursday, May 11....... The World’s Most Unusual Stamp (Tentative)
    Thursday, May 25....... JFK on U.S. Covers 8.5 meg PDF, 19 meg PowerPoint presentation by Luis Greiff, Jr.
    Thursday, Jun 8........... Women on Stamps and The World’s Most Valuable Stamps, Club Election
    Thursday, Jun 22......... Annual Strawberry Meeting
    Thursday, Jul 13.......... Joint RPA/RNA Meeting, Auction and Presentation
    Thursday, Aug 10........ TBA


    Prior Seasons

    2003
    Thursday, Sept 11...... Ships on Stamps(Updated) ATA slide presentation with Florence Wright
    Thursday, Sept 25...... Arlington Cemetery on Stamps slide presentation by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Oct 9......... Annual Open House and "Everyone A Dealer Night"
    Thursday, Oct 23....... Santa Clause Post Cards slide presentation by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Nov 13...... Battleship Revenues live presentation by Walter Orton
    Thursday, Dec 11....... Trains on Stamps (Updated) ATA slide presentation with Florence Wright
    Tuesday, Dec 16......... RPA members invited to Kodak Stamp Club's Kiloware Night
                                       (Kodak Park Cafeteria)

    2004
    Thursday, Jan 8......... "History of the APS" talk by Ada Prill
    Thursday, Jan 22....... "Canal Zone Gems" APS slide presentation
    Thursday, Feb 12....... "Lincoln- Life and Monuments" ATA slide presentation
    Thursday, Feb 26....... "Lighthouses on Stamps" slide show/talk by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Mar 11....... "Stamps of the Trans-Mississippi" APS slide presentation
    Thursday, Mar 25....... "Auxiliary Markings" web presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Apr 8......... "Canadian Maple Leaf Issue of 1987-89" APS slide presentation
    Thursday, Apr 22....... "Moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse" slide show/talk by John Babbitt
    Thursday, May 13....... ROPEX Preparation Night
    Thursday, May 27....... Open Discussion Forum
    Thursday, June 10....... Annual Business Meeting
    Thursday, June 24....... Season End Strawberry Festival
    Thursday, Sept 9......... Question & Answer Session with Moderator Mark Hull
    Thursday, Sept 23....... Visual APS HQ tour and What Can the APS Do for You? by Ada Prill
    Thursday, Oct 14........ Weather & Philately web presentation by Tom Fortunato, Annual Open House
    Thursday, Oct 28........ Nauru Postal History by Robert Stein of Tonawanda
    Thursday, Nov 13....... Let Us Remember: The Vietnam Wall and Stamps by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Dec 11........ Definitions in Philately by Mark Hull and Joe Doles

    2005
    Thursday, Jan 13........ New Issues of the US by Joe Doles
    Thursday, Jan 27........ Philatelic Quiz by Ray Stone
    Thursday, Feb 10........ Philately and the Web by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Feb 24........ General Discussion of Philatelic Subjects
    Thursday, Mar 10....... Statue of Freedom and Stamps by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Mar 24....... Nauru British Overprints by Robert Stein of Tonawanda
    Thursday, Apr 14........ Philatelic Equipment by John Kellas
    Thursday, Apr 28........ ROPEX Preparation Night
    Thursday, May 12....... TBA by Rick Kase
    Thursday, May 26....... TBA
    Thursday, June 9........ Annual Business Meeting- at ROPEX, Webster Field House
    Thursday, June 23....... Season End Strawberry Festival
    Thursday, Sept 8......... Pizza and New Member Recruitment Night
    Thursday, Sept 22....... APS Circuit Books & Sales by Ray Stone;
                                          What you did over the summer philatelically

    Thursday, Oct 13........ Benefits of Joining the APS by Tom Fortunato;
                                         Stamp Collecting Month Open house, refreshments.

    Thursday, Oct 27........ Live Auction Night ($5 minimum catalog value lots)
    Thursday, Nov 17....... Errors, Freaks and Oddities Collecting by Jim Bell Holiday
    Thursday, Dec 8......... Alexander Graham Bell in Philately by Ada Prill
                                         Secret Santa Night- Bring a gift of up to $10 and receive a gift.
                                         Holiday refreshments!

    2006
    Thursday, Jan 12........ The Secrets of the Washington-Franklins by George Fekete
    Thursday, Jan 26........ Handmade Cachets and Covers by Diane Bombard
    Thursday, Feb 9......... Computer Covers by L. Kelly Armstrong
    Thursday, Feb 23........ eBay, Anyone? by James Bell
    Thursday, Mar 9......... Everyone A Dealer Night
    Thursday, Mar 23........ Live Auction- Sanders/Perry Estate Part I
    Thursday, Apr 13........ eBay and Philately I by James Bell
    Thursday, Apr 27........ New Member Recruitment Night
    Thursday, May 11....... eBay and Philately II by James Bell
    Thursday, May 25....... Live Auction- Sanders/Perry Estate Part II
    Thursday, June 8........ Annual Business Meeting
    Thursday, June 22....... Annual Strawberries Night
    Thursday, Sept 14....... What did you do philatelically over the summer?
    Thursday, Sept 28....... Selling Stamps on EBay by Jim Bell
    Thursday, Oct 12........ Annual Open House and "Everyone A Dealer Night"
    Thursday, Oct 26........ Memorial Auction Conclusion by Kelly Armstrong
    Thursday, Nov 8......... Philatelic Slide Show (subject TBD)
    Thursday, Dec 14........ Philatelic Papers by John Kellas

    2007
    Thursday, Jan 11........ History of the Mail and Postage Stamps web presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jan 25........ How to Collect Autographed FDC's by Jim Bell
    Thursday, Feb 8......... Swap, Sell, Trade and Social Night
    Thursday, Feb 22....... Ray Stone Philatelic Quiz
    Thursday, Mar 8........ Pot Luck
    Thursday, Mar 22...... Washington 2006 American Ambassadors First Day video
    Thursday, Apr 12....... ROPEX Mailing Preparation Night
    Thursday, Apr 26....... Everyone A Dealer Night
    Thursday, May 10...... ROPEX Night
    Thursday, May 24...... Belgium by Don Grover
    Thursday, June 14...... Lewis Greif- "Mail on the Move" video
    Thursday, June 28...... Annual Business Meeting and Strawberries Night
    Thursday, Sept 13....... What did you do philatelically over the summer?
    Thursday, Sept 27....... "Crisis in the Gulf" by Kelly Armstrong
    Thursday, Oct 11........ "World War II on U.S. Stamps" by Luis Greiff, Jr.
    Thursday, Oct 25........ "Everyone a Dealer" Night
    Thursday, Nov 8......... "The Red Cross on Stamps" by Dave Schue
    Thursday, Dec 13........ "History on Postal Material" by Rich Spinelli

    2008
    Thursday, Jan 10........ "A Romp Through the RPA Web Site" by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jan 24........ "Zeppelins on Cover" by Terry Blum
    Thursday, Feb 14........ "Proofs of United States Stamps" 8 meg PDF presentation by Mark Scheuer
    Thursday, Feb 28....... "Charitable Donations" by Robert deLena
    Thursday, Mar 13....... "V-Mail" by Joe Doles
    Thursday, Mar 27....... ROPEX One Frame Competition
    Thursday, Apr 10....... ROPEX Mailing Preparation Night
    Thursday, Apr 24....... "Around the World" by Bob Lamb
    Thursday, May 8........ Open Forum
    Thursday, May 22...... "Hooker Stamps" by Ann Triggle
    Thursday, June 12...... Open Forum
    Thursday, June 26...... Annual Business Meeting and Strawberries Night
    Thursday, Sept 11....... ATA Slide Show- The Olympics
    Thursday, Sept 25....... RPA Banquet, Morningstar Restaurant (off-site)
    Thursday, Oct 9.......... Stamp Collecting Month Open House, Kase’s FDC Kreations (special Kids Hour 6:30-7:30)
    Thursday, Oct 23........ Everyone-A-Dealer Night
    Thursday, Nov 13....... ATA DVD Show- The Olympics
    Thursday, Dec 11........ Christmas Party

    2009
    Thursday, Jan 8.......... Stamp Quiz Night by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jan 22........ ATA DVD presentation
    Thursday, Feb 12........ Everyone-A-Dealer Night
    Thursday, Feb 26........ Linn's 2008 Stamp Poll
    Thursday, Mar 12....... ATA DVD presentation
    Thursday, Mar 26....... ATA DVD presentation
    Thursday, Apr 9......... ROPEX Mailing Preparation Night
    Thursday, Apr 23....... Everyone-A-Dealer Night
    Thursday, May 14...... Meeting at ROPEX!
    Thursday, May 28...... U.S. Beer Stamps 14 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Scheuer
    Thursday, June 11...... ATA DVD presentation
    Thursday, June 25...... Annual Business Meeting and Strawberries Night
    Thursday, Sept 10....... Welcome Back
    Thursday, Sept 24....... Pot Luck
    Thursday, Oct 8.......... RPA Banquet (offsite, Morningstar Restaurant, ticket required)
    Thursday, Oct 22........ Open Forum- ROPEX and RPA Activities
    Thursday, Nov 12....... Treasures & Tales from the Dollar Box by Rich Spinelli
    Thursday, Dec 10....... Meeting cancelled due to a snow storm

    2010
    Thursday, Jan 14........ 2010 USPS Stamp Issues by Joe Doles
    Thursday, Feb 11....... ATA Slide Show, Maps on Stamps
    Thursday, Mar 11...... Buffalo's "Abstract Expressionists" First Day Ceremony
    Thursday, Mar 25...... Treasures & Tales from the Dollar Box by Rich Spinelli
    Thursday, Apr 8......... ROPEX Preparation Night
    Thursday, Apr 22....... Everyone A Dealer Night
    Thursday, May 13...... Meeting at ROPEX, ESL Sports Centre
    Thursday, May 27...... Census of US 1 & 2 on Cover 5 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Scheuer
    Thursday, June 10...... Annual Business Meeting
    Thursday, June 24...... Strawberries Night
    Thursday, Sept 9........ Welcome Back
    Thursday, Sept 23...... A Tour of London (with Some Philately Thrown In) by Tom Fortunato 2010-09-23 meeting minutes
    Thursday, Oct 14........ Everyone-A-Dealer Night 2010-10-14 meeting minutes
    Thursday, Oct 28....... "The Postal System in South Central China" by Paul Brach
    Thursday, Nov 11...... "The Bluenose: Stamps, Covers and the Schooner" by Doug Borden
    Thursday, Dec 9......... Ray Stone Quiz Night and Christmas Meeting

    2011
    Thursday, Jan 13....... Bring Your Unidentifiables Night 2011-01-13 meeting minutes
    Thursday, Feb 10....... RPA By-Laws Review 2011-02-10 meeting minutes
    Thursday, Mar 10...... "Match and Medicine Stamps of Western New York" 6 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Scheuer
    Thursday, Mar 24...... RPA Banquet- Keenan's Restaurant (off-site)
    Thursday, Apr 14....... "How Rochester Celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1934" by Donovan A. Shilling (bio)
    Thursday, Apr 28....... TBA
    Thursday, May 12...... Meeting at ROPEX- The Sports Centre at MCC
    Thursday, May 26...... Live Auction (max. 5 lots per member)
    Thursday, Jun 9......... Annual Business Meeting 2011-06-09 Annual Board Report Annual Board Report
    Thursday, Jun 23....... Season End Strawberry Festival
    Thursday, Sept 8....... Welcome Back and What I Did Philatelically This Summer
    Thursday, Sept 22..... "APS Stamp Cruises" by Bill Arthur
    Thursday, Oct 13...... "Birds on Stamps" by John Babbitt
    Thursday, Oct 27...... "Everyone-A-Dealer" Night
    Thursday, Nov 10..... "A Look at Christmas Seals" by Florence Wright
    Thursday, Dec 8....... Live Auction and Christmas $5 Bring-A-Gift, Get-A-Gift

    2012
    Thursday, Jan 12...... Discussion Night
    Thursday, Jan 26...... Linn's "Pick Your Favorite 2011 Stamps" Night
    Thursday, Feb 9....... "Ireland" by Don Grover
    Thursday, Feb 23...... TBA
    Thursday, Mar 8....... RPA Banquet (off-site at Cerame's Italian Villa)
    Thursday, Mar 22..... Stamp Bingo
    Thursday, Apr 12...... ROPEX Prep Night
    Thursday, Apr 26...... Kiloware Night
    Thursday, May 10..... "Masonic Stamps and Envelopes" by Don Osborne
    Thursday, May 24..... "Great Britain's Penny Reds" 9 meg PDF presentation by Larry Rausch
    Thursday, Jun 14....... Annual Business Meeting and Live Called Auction 2012-06-14 Annual Board Report Annual Board Report
    Thursday, Jun 28....... Season End Strawberry Festival Thursday, Sep 13...... Welcome Back
    Saturday, Sep 22*..... Check Out the Brighton Reformed Church, 2-5 PM at Brighton Reformed Church, 805 Blossom Road
    Thursday, Oct 11...... "Faces of Owls" live presentation by John Babbitt
    Saturday, Oct 27*..... Live Auction and Stamp Kiloware, 2-5 PM at Brighton Reformed Church, 805 Blossom Road
    Thursday, Nov 8....... RPA Centennial and ROPEX Discussion
    Thursday, Dec 13...... "Woldenberg POW Philately Part 1" web presentation by Ray Stone

    2013
    Thursday, Jan 10...... "Woldenberg POW Philately Part 2" by Ray Stone
    Thursday, Jan 24...... "World War II on Stamps Part 1" web or 31 meg PowerPoint presentation by Luis Greiff, Jr.
    Thursday, Feb 14...... "World War II on Stamps Part 2" by Luis Greiff, Jr
    Thursday, Feb 28...... Linn's 2012 Popularity Poll
    Tuesday, Mar 12....... 100th Anniversary Banquet (Locust Hill Country Club, by invitation)
    Thursday, Mar 14...... Celebrating our 100th Anniversary
    Thursday, Mar 28...... "Norden Stamp Series (1953-2012)" 25 meg PowerPoint presentation by Fred Haynes
    Thursday, Apr 11...... ROPEX Discussion
    Thursday, Apr 25...... Everyone-A-Dealer Night
    Thursday, May 9....... ROPEX Discussion and Fall Meeting Programs
    Thursday, May 23..... "Queen Victoria Era Stamps of St. Lucia" 11 meg PowerPoint presentation by Scott Martz
    Thursday, Jun 13....... Annual Business Meeting 2013-06-13 Annual Board Report Annual Board Report
    Thursday, Jun 27....... Season End Strawberry Festival
    Thursday, Sept 12...... The Coming Year/“What I Did Last Summer” 2013-09-12 meeting minutes.pdf
    Thursday, Sept 26...... "Computers & Philately: Creating Album Pages" 18 meg PDF presentation by George Fekete 2013-09-26 meeting minutes.pdf
    Thursday, Oct 10........ RPA Banquet and Auction (off site- Morningstar Restaurant)
    Thursday, Oct 24....... "Psycho-Philately: Adolf Hitler" 10 meg PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Anthony Labrum 2013-10-24 meeting minutes.pdf
    Thursday, Nov 14...... “Minerals on Stamps” 4 meg PDF presentation by Fred Haynes
    Thursday, Dec 12....... "Medical Stamps" 13 meg PDF and 32 meg PowerPoint presentation by Steve Eisinger

    2014
    Thursday, Jan 9........... Exhibiting Basics- Part 1 1 meg PDF and 1.4 meg PowerPoint presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jan 23......... "My Little Town, 14207: Black Rock, NY" 12 meg PDF presentation with notes by George Fekete
    Thursday, Feb 13........ Exhibiting Basics- Part 2 by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Feb 27........ Stamp Quiz by Fred Haynes
    Thursday, Mar 13....... "Hand Cancel Dies" 22 meg PowerPoint presentation by Larry Rausch
    Thursday, Mar 27....... "Everyone-A-Dealer" Night
    Thursday, Apr 10........ "Year Dating 1847 Issue Covers" 14 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Sheuer
    Saturday, Apr 26......... Live Auction- viewing at 1:30, auction begins 2 PM
    Thursday, May 8........ "Ellsworth Civil War Patriotic Envelopes" HTML Exhibit Pages, 61 meg PowerPoint by John Stoltz
    Thursday, May 22...... "Before Photography Part 1: Velazquez" 4 meg PDF, 33 meg PowerPoint by Mario Sarra
    Thursday, Jun 12........ "How Different Hobbies and Collections Attract Different Genders" by Robert DeLena
    Thursday, Jun 26......... Business Meeting/Strawberries Thursday, Sept 11........ "Postal Currency" by Art Cohen
    Thursday, Sept 25....... The Future of ROPEX
    Thursday, Oct 9.......... "World War II Memorial Issue" by John Babbitt (off site dinner meeting- Morningstar Restaurant)
    Thursday, Oct 23........ "A Philatelic Trip Through Norway" 6 meg PDF presentation by Fred Haynes
    Thursday, Nov 13....... "1898 Canada Map Stamp" 8 meg PDF, 54 meg PowerPoint presentation by Bob Lighthouse
    Thursday, Dec 11........ "The Catharine McKie Correspondence of 1847 Issue Covers (Troy to South Easton, NY)" 2 meg PDF, 5 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Scheuer

    2015
    Thursday, Jan 8........... "What are Christmas Seals?" 12 meg PDF, 28 meg PowerPoint presentation by Florence Wright
    Thursday, Jan 22......... "Flag Cancels" 4 meg PDF, 8 meg PowerPoint presentation by Charles Adrion and Mail Delivery 6 meg PDF, 10 meg PowerPoint presentation by Larry Rausch
    Thursday, Feb 12......... "Before Photography Part 2: Goya" 10 meg PDF, 18 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mario Sarra
    Thursday, Feb 26.......... Everyone A Dealer Night
    Thursday, Mar 12......... One-Two-Three Page Exhibit by Members
    Thursday, Mar 26......... 2015 Stamp Quiz 2 meg PDF, 6 meg PowerPoint presentation by Fred Haynes
    Thursday, Apr 9........... Called Auction (Club and Member Lots)
    Thursday, Apr 23......... Club Discussion: How to Market Stamps, facilitated by Jack Darcy
    Thursday, May 14.........No Meeting- ROPEX Setup
    Thursday, May 28........ "Fakes and Forgeries" by George Fekete
    Thursday, Jun 11......... "Kansas-Nebraska Series on Covers" by Mark Scheuer 8 meg PDF, 47 meg PowerPoint presentation by Mark Scheuer
    Thursday, Jun 25.......... Business Meeting/Strawberries Thursday, Sept 10........ What I Did Over the Summer
    Thursday, Sept 24........ "A Look at Canada" by Bill Arthur
    Thursday, Oct 8........... "A Trip to Washington 2006" by John Babbitt (off site dinner meeting- Morningstar Restaurant)
    Thursday, Oct 22......... "Obscure, Confusing, Bizzare and Defunct Countries Around the World- Their Stamps and Coins" 18 meg PDF, 49 meg PowerPoint presentation by Steve Eisinger
    Thursday, Nov 12........ Everyone-A-Dealer Night
    Thursday, Dec 10......... Stamp Olympiad Quiz 1 meg PDF (and Answers 2 meg PDF) by Fred Haynes and Christmas Party

    2016
    Thursday, Jan 14.......... "Introduction to Dear Doctor Postcards" 4 meg PDF, 14 meg PowerPoint presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jan 28.......... "2016 Cachet Contest" 2 meg PDF, 8 meg PowerPoint presentation and "Surprises from the Dollar Box" 2 meg PDF, 6 meg PowerPoint presentation by Rich Spinelli
    Thursday, Feb 11.......... "All About World Stamp Show-NY 2016" 5 meg PDF, 26 meg PowerPoint presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Feb 25.......... "Seal Mail" 6 meg PDF, 8 meg PowerPoint presentation; .3 meg Seal Mail Script by Florence Wright
    Thursday, Mar 10......... “Mushrooms on Stamps” 8 meg PDF, 101 meg PowerPoint presentation by Paul Brach
    Thursday, Mar 24......... “Postal Hand Dies Found in 2015” 4 meg PDF, 8 meg PowerPoint presentation by Larry Rausch
    Thursday, Apr 14......... “Precancels” 5 meg PDF, 40 meg PowerPoint presentation by Charles Adrion and Jim Sands
    Thursday, Apr 28......... “Railroading in Philately” 11 meg PDF, 31 meg PowerPoint presentation, 104 kb script in Word by Florence Wright and Whitney McMahon
    Thursday, May 12........ "The Life of a Famous Nassau Street Stamp Dealer" 5 meg PDF article by Robert DeLena
    Thursday, May 26........ "What I found at ROPEX"
    Thursday, Jun 2............ "Everyone a Dealer Night"- note special date
    Thursday, Jun 23.......... Strawberries Night, "World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Overview" 20 meg PDF by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Jul 14........... Live Auction
    Thursday, Aug 11......... "A Look at our Electronic Library" by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Sept 8.......... "What I Did this Summer" by everyone and "Penny Black Reconstructed Sheet" web presentation by Tom Fortunato
    Thursday, Sept 22........ Annual Business Meeting and “Railroading in Philately- Part 2” 11 meg PDF, 31 meg PowerPoint presentation, 104 kb script in Word by Florence Wright and Whitney McMahon
    Thursday, Oct 13......... "Far Away Places with Strange Names- A to B Countries" 11 meg PDF, 36 meg PowerPoint presentation by Paul Brach
    Thursday, Oct 27......... "Switzerland" by David Durham
    Thursday, Nov 10........ "U.S. Fancy Cancels and a bit of Postal History to Explain Them" 1.2 meg PDF, 14 meg PowerPoint presentation by Rich Spinelli
    Thursday, Dec 8........... "Christmas in Philately" 9 meg PDF, 28 meg PowerPoint presentation, 261 kb script in PDF by Florence Wright

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 2010-10-06 board minutes
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2011-01-19 board minutes
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2011-07-27 board minutes.pdf
    Thursday, August 8, 2013 2013-08-08 board minutes.pdf
    Thursday, August 22, 2013 2013-08-22 board minutes.pdf