- Federation executive
- Federation awards
- Federation meetings 2003
- NZ National Philatelic Trust
- Exhibition frames fees
- Exhibition news
- NZ Stamp Exhibition Trust
- WNS – the WADP numbering system
- NZ Inter-club one-frame competition
- Judging seminars
At the Annual General Meeting held in Wellington in November Keith Griffiths was re-appointed as President for a second term. David Fentress and Sandra List were also re-appointed as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
The Federation was pleased to announce the following awards at its AGM.
Awards of Honour: Norm Banfield and Jeff Long
Award of Merit: Anne Bevan
Philatelist of the Year: John Kelsey
Youth Philatelist of the Year: Amber Everett
Congratulations to these worthy recipients.
Federation Meetings 2003
8 Mar Wellington
12 Jul Hamilton
28/29 Nov Christchurch
29 Nov AGM Christchurch
NZ National Philatelic Trust
The Secretary to the Trust has reported the following to 31 Oct 2002.
$15,000 Northpex 2002 (ex NZ Post)
$ 1,500 Bryan Ogier for FIAP meeting in Chiang Mai
$ 2,000 Federation News in NZ Stamp Collector
$ 1,350 Wellington Regional Stamp Show
$ 500 grant plus $1,000 suspensory loan 2002 PYC Stamp Camp
$ 120 Judges Association for Judges Handbook update
$ 550 2001 Stamp Odyssey for repairs and maintenance of display frames
$ 3,000 grant plus $2,000 suspensory loan to Welpex 2003
$ 1,400 PYC for printing two newsletters in their next financial year
$ 550 PYC Foxton Stamp Camp blanace of loan not used
$ 600 Wellington Regional Stamp Show unexpended portion of grant
$ 2,000 2002 repayment of suspensory loan
Exhibition Frame Fees
At its meeting on 29 June the Federation executive agreed to changes in exhibition frame fees. Unfortunately most of the information published about these changes has been incorrect or misleading due to the omission of some details. The following sets out full details of the reasons for the changes, the changes themselves and the procedure to be followed.
Reasons for change The need for additional funds arises from the increasing cost of participation in international organisations – this includes the cost of membership and of representation on the boards or committees of FIP and FIAP. The Federation Executive felt these additional costs should be raised from national and international exhibitors who benefit directly rather than spread over all clubs. That is, those who benefit the most should contribute the most.
What has changed?
The frame fees charged by Federation to National exhibition organising committees will be increased from $3.00 to $6.00 per frame for competitive frames. This increase applies to all National exhibitions approved after 1 July 2002.
A levy of $6.00 per frame will be made by Federation on all New Zealand exhibits, except Youth entries, sent to overseas exhibitions (ie FIP, FIAP and Australian, Canadian or other Accord exhibitions) for which the Federation has appointed a New Zealand commissioner. The levy will be collected by the commissioner at the same time as exhibition fees and will be forwarded to the Federation prior to the exhibition. The levy will be collected for all exhibitions after 1 January 2003.
For a five frame exhibit the total frame levy for overseas exhibits approximates the entry fee for one extra frame at an Australian exhibit and between one third and one half of the entry fee for a frame at other overseas exhibitions. Both the Australian and UK federations charge their overseas exhibitors appreciably more