AAPE - Committees

Webmaster: Larry Fillion webmaster@aape.org
Mission Statement: Maintain the AAPE Website, including designing new pages, and adding new content as needed.

North American Youth Stamp Exhibiting Competition (NAYSEC) Director
Chair: Vesma Grinfelds vesmag@gmail.com
Mission Statement: To recognize, encourage, and reward aspiring young exhibitors in the US and Canada for progress in their philatelic pursuits by providing awards at national shows, and to organize the annual AAPE Youth Champion of Champions event.

Director of AAPE Open Forum Meetings
Chair: Mark Schwartz, 2020 Walnut Street, #32C, Philadelphia, PA 19103, mark.schwartz1@verizon.net
Mission Statement: Arrange AAPE Open Forum Meetings at all WSP shows, including liaison with host committees and recruiting volunteers from among AAPE activists to conduct the meetings. Meetings will consist of news and discussion, with audience participation encouraged. Prepares an end of the year report which includes attendance records for each seminar, and "hot topics" discussed.

AAPE Show Awards Coordinator
Chair: Joan Harmer, 1325 Echo Hill Path, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 awards@aape.org
Mission Statement: Provide the AAPE gold award of honor, creativity, WE pins, and novice award information to all WSP shows. Provide the AAPE silver award of honor pin(s) and novice award information to local and regional shows that request them.

Council of Past Presidents
Chair: Michael Ley giscougar@aol.com
Mission Statement: Selects the annual Herdenberg Award nominee, and serves as an advisory board to the president, and is occasionally asked to take on specific projects.

Sapphire, Diamond and Ruby Awards Committee
Chair: Vesma Grinfelds vesmag@gmail.com
Mission Statement: Review and approve (where appropriate) applications for the Sapphire, Diamond and Ruby awards, assure posting in TPE and the AAPE Website, and work with the AAPE Secretary to arrange presentation of the pins.

Exhibit Critique Service
Chair/Director: Jay B. Stotts stottsjd@swbell.net
Mission Statement: Enhance the exhibiting experience by individual evaluation, review, and feedback to participating exhibitors from an experienced judge.

Hennig Judging Excellence Award Committee
Chair: John Hotchner jmhstamp@verizon.net
Mission Statement: Select winner of the Hennig Award per year

International Exhibiting Committee
Chair: Vacant
Mission Statement: Reports in TPE USA results of Continental and FIP World Philatelic Exhibitions, changes in FIP exhibiting rules and regulations, and encourages national exhibitors to participate at the international level.

Local/Regional Exhibiting Committee
Chair: Volunteer needed
Mission Statement: To bring the excellent talents and resources of the AAPE to smaller or newer stamp clubs which have had little or no prior exhibiting experience, and to encourage APS/AAPE memberships at these clubs by using suitable exhibiting incentives.

Mentor Service
Chair: Bill Schultz bill@patriciaschultz.com
Mission Statement: A service for members offered to newer exhibitors, matching them with an experienced exhibitor or judge who can provide support and advice in the early stages of an exhibit before they are ready for the critique service. Can also be for experienced exhibitors who are trying a new type of exhibit they have never done before.

One Frame Team Competition Committee
Chair: Sandeep Jaswal sj722@aol.com
Mission Statement: Plans and operates the annual One Frame Team Competition held at annual APS/AAPE AmeriStamp Expo

Education Coordinator
Chair: Vacant
Mission Statement: To expand the exposure of exhibiting to as many nonexhibiting collectors as possible to assist in the creation or continued health of stamp shows that contain exhibits of any stripe, and by various means create methods by which present exhibitors improve exhibits and are encouraged to continue to create new ones.

Publicity Committee
Chair: Dawn Hamman dawnthephilatelist@gmail.com
Mission Statement: To promote awareness of AAPE and its activities in the philatelic community in order to increase membership and to further the overall goals of the organization, through use of regular press releases to print and digital media.

Show Management Committee
Chair: Tim Bartshe timbartshe@aol.com
Mission Statement: To assist in the improvement and growth of local, regional and national shows in as many ways possible through the open discussion of ideas from any and all interested sources. One of the primary methods for this will be via a regular column in TPE.

Society Attorney
Attorney: Matthew Liebson matthewliebson@gmail.com
Mission Statement: Provide legal advice regarding AAPE activities, the Constitution/By-Laws, and pending legal matters

Thematic/Topical Exhibiting
Chair: Igor Grigorian armssr@gmail.com
Mission Statement: Serves as a focus for exhibitors and judges to raise problems and proposals for improvement, and organizes a continuing series of articles in TPE on these issues, and to promotes understanding and consistency of thematic judging

The Philatelic Exhibitor
Editor: Martin Kent Miller exhibitor@philatelicpress.com
Mission Statement: Design and produce, working closely with contributors and advertisers, the Association's flagship publication quarterly

The Philatelic Exhibitor Advertising
Manager: Rick Gibson smokeynav@comcast.net
Mission Statement: Through contact with the dealer community, attempts to arrange win-win advertising that helps both dealers and AAPE to maximize revenue
Advertising Rate Card

Epilogue Award
Co-Chairs: Bob and Liz Hisey lizhisey@comcast.net
Mission Statement: Develop criteria, oversee and track awards and arrange for appropriate publicity.

Title/Synopsis Page Critique Service
Chair/Director: Jim Hering rosehering@roadrunner.com
Mission Statement: To assist collectors/exhibitors in writing pages for their exhibits in the hope that the exhibit will be easier for the jury and the viewer to understand the intent of the exhibit.

Youth Exhibiting
Chair: Jane Sodero jmfsodero@hotmail.com
Mission Statement: Dedicated to encouraging the involvement of youth in stamp exhibiting by providing educational and support structures to interested beginning and novice youth exhibitors, and encouraging continual improvements in youth exhibits to realize their full potential.