Federated Philatelic Clubs
of Southern California
Exemplary Service Award
Presented by Dr. Jerome Kasper
There is a special award that was established in 1987 and has been awarded to only five individuals since its inception. This "Exemplary Service Award" is given to a person "whose dedication and efforts towards the advancement of Philately merits recognition".
We are fortunate to have 4 of the 5 past recipients with us tonight. Will Marian and Jim Bowman and Waltraud and Werner Helms please stand. Their awards were presented to them in 1993, 14 years ago. Their service since then as been no less!! Thank you for all you have done and will do for philately.
This year, a sixth person is being honored. Southern California has been fortunate to have numerous individuals who have in many ways served philately. The award is presented tonight to one who has led many of these efforts for years, contributed to Philately in various ways, and has been critical to the success of SESCAL, the Federation's stamp exhibition.
I am honored to present the Federation's "Exemplary Service Award" to Wallace Craig. Please come forward to receive the plaque symbolizing this award. Although you are stepping down as SESCAL General Chairman, we know that you will continue for many years to serve Philately.