The 2018 financial year ends. It was marked by sustained activity :
our General Assembly in March
the 65th anniversary of the twinning with Ettlingen in June
the 45th GPCA Congress in October
the participation of your managers in numerous philatelic meetings and events (GPCA, FFAP convention in Paris, CNEP fair, Marcophilex in Vertou ...)
the excellent results of our exhibitors at regional, national and international competitions.
We will come back in detail on all these points at our next GA.
The year 2019 that begins will be no less rich :
The Stamp Festival at the Espace Jeunesse at the Palais des Fêtes on the 9th and 10th of March
with the philatelic exhibition and old vehicles. Alain Bouldouyre, the designer of souvenirs for the FFAP, will do us the honor to come and authograph these creations on Saturday 9th.
from March 14th to 16th, the Biennale in Champerret exhibition center(CNEP show)
our GA on March 17th
GPCA meeting in Châlons-en-Champagne on March 23rd
26th and 27th of April : 15th anniversary of the twinning with Montespertoli. As for the previous anniversaries of twinnings (Middelkerke in 2017 and Ettlingen in 2018) we will publish a card, two MTAM that can be obliterated by an illustrated date stamp. All these souvenirs are the work of our friend Roland Irolla.
FFAP congress and championship of France in Montpellier from June 7th to 10th
meeting of the GPCA in Reims on June 15th
Regional Congress in Sens (12th and 13th of October)
Marcophilex in Montrond-les-Bains (11th to 13th of October)
CNEP autumn show from 6th to 9th November
so many dates you can write in your agenda !
2019 will therefore be a busy year and, in addition to our monthly meetings, we should have the opportunity to meet at these events.
This is one of the many good wishes I have for this New Year.
I join the Board of Directors to greet you, and all those who are dear to you, an happy New Year. May 2019 bring you joy, happiness, prosperity, peace and keep you in excellent health.