The St. Catharines Stamp Club is committed to helping young collectors, beginners and our members explore the wonderful world of philately.
The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month (effective September 2020) to enjoy the social and trading aspects of collecting stamps.
Our meetings are held at the wheelchair-accessible Grantham Lions Club on 732 Niagara St., St. Catharines, and usually run from 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Every meeting has club circuit books, a five-cent stamp box and a dealer while the second meeting of the month is usually an auction night.
Directions: From the QEW, take the Niagara Street exit and go north on Niagara Street (towards Lake Ontario). The Grantham Lions Club is about four kilometres north of the QEW. The hall is on the right side of the street after Linwell Road and before Lakeshore Road.
Jan. 25: 71st Annual Cathex
“At our last meeting, there was some excitement over a new club project involving all members, who wish to participate, and stamps from all over the world. More news will probably be shared as soon as we are able to get back to the project. For now, everyone is looking at keeping well and keeping others well,” reported club member David Pitcher this April.
The club plans to begin meeting on the third Tuesday of each month effective this October. Previously, the club met on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Jan. 30, 2021: 72nd Annual Cathex
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the club’s executive committee will make a decision about the 72nd Cathex, slated for Jan. 30, 2021, at our October meeting.
Club membership, which includes 20 meetings plus a subscription to the Grand News, is open to everyone.
The club’s dues are:
- $25 for adult and family memberships;
- $20 for senior memberships (aged 65-plus);
- $25 for senior family memberships; and
- $20 for youth memberships (aged 17 and under).
To boost knowledge about our hobby, the club invites and encourages speakers to give presentations at meetings.
Talking for between five and 15 minutes, the speakers usually highlight the area of collecting they focus on. During these talks, we ask for everyone’s undivided attention. One idea is for a speaker to bring a sheet of stamps, a cover or another item from their collection and discuss it, how it was obtained, its significance and more.
Exhibits: Can we produce 16 single-page exhibits or several two- or four-page exhibits and 16-page exhibits for our January bourse, Cathex? Let’s try to fill five frames (80 pages).