Spanish Philately Discussion Forum
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SPS Auction #63 Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Auction #63 Bid Sheet, Lot Descriptions and Pictures
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I want to update you on the status of the SPS happenings. It has been a bit of a frustrating 2018 with regard to our society’s ability to meaningfully function. As a result of this performance, the group’s core caretakers want to let you know that that the Society is still alive and we are committed getting things back up and operating. Our Primary immediate goals are to get our Arana publication and Auctions back on dependable and predictable production schedules. Our goal is to produce two annual editions of the Arana, the first scheduled to be published in January/February of 2019 and second to be scheduled in the late summer. We would produce two similarly scheduled annual auctions, Of which our first is currently underway. We believe that this is an achievable goal for 2019 while we continue to regroup and best decide how to move our Society forward.
From the membership I ask for your help via feedback and input as we plot our way forward. Several of you have asked about membership dues. As our society’s fundamental benefits the Arana and Auction were not offered over this past period so we are crediting all previous members as paid through 2019.
Our Arana, which is why many of you joined the Society, can only be as strong as input and contributions from our members. Our editor Carles has very generously offered to continue on in his position, but we need articles from the members to diversify its subject offering beyond his more specific area of expertise on the Spanish Civil War period. These articles could be brief or detailed, general or specific, or as simple as a personal favorite postal item and why. Carles can help edit your submissions into a printable article. Carles’ contact and article submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Richard has agreed to continue in his position as the group’s auction chair. This is a big job as well, and we are fortunate to have him continuing to provide great auctions. If you have items that you would like to include, questions or input please reach out to Richard. He can be reached at Rascaso@comcast.net.
In addition to Larry Gardner continuing as group Secretary, I will continue on as the Treasurer and acting spokesperson of the group for the current time until we elect a new President and Vice President. My current thoughts and priority are to get the Arana and Auction back on track this January and then solicit interest for filling our open officer positions this coming springtime. I feel very fortunate to have had this society to share my love of this field of collecting and study and have made meaningful friendships online, at our annual meetings and travels in Spain. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any suggestions, ideas or offers to make our society better in any way or aspect.
My warmest regards,
Kevin L. Ballard