“It’s Your Royal”—this will be one of the major themes of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada’s 91st convention this June.
Presented by the Bramalea Stamp Club, West Toronto Stamp Club and Canadian Stamp News, the June 21-23 “Royal*2019*Royale” will serve to celebrate members as well as the important role each one plays in the preservation and growth of this great hobby.
“It’s Your Royal” is the underlying theme of The RPSC’s revised strategic plan, which was unveiled by RPSC President Ed Kroft at last year’s Royal, held in St. Catharines, Ont.
“What the Royal wants to do is become the premier, go-to philatelic organization in Canada. It wants to be inclusive rather than being exclusive. It wants to be an organization for all to join,” said Kroft, who adds “the hobby is changing” and Canada’s national philatelic organization must follow suit.”
“We have a board of younger people now. They’re active collectors and active exhibitors and judges, and we want to see the hobby thrive and prosper. The Royal has to take on a different role in the hobby of Canada.”
The RPSC aims to fulfill its new strategy by releasing publications and hosting presentations, seminars and courses; mentoring both individuals and groups; networking with other philatelic organizations, including Canada Post and dealers from across Canada and beyond; and fundraising.
Organizers for this year’s Royal Convention are focused on celebrating the important role all members of The RPSC play in preserving and enhancing philately in Canada for collectors of all ages and levels, show chair Joe Trauzzi said.
“We are building this theme into the various events and presentations during the three-day convention.”