The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is APS
Chapter 246 -- a 50-year member of the American Philatelic Society. It is made up of local stamp clubs
and local chapters of national societies.
The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is an IRS 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.
The Federation sponsors the annual SESCAL stamp exhibition, now in its 73rd year. One of the features of the show's annual awards banquet is the presentation of the Federation's Distinguished Service Award. The Federation's Exemplary Service Award, although rarely awarded, is also presented at SESCAL.
The area encompassed by the Federation is almost 12,000 square miles and extends from San Luis Obispo at the north 260 miles to San Diego at the south and 90 miles to the Riverside area at the east. At the present time the Federation has 21 members, all philatelic organizations.
Officers of the Federation are members of those clubs/chapters. If your stamp club is located in the southern California area, is not on this list and you feel it should consider becoming an FPCSC member, contact the Federation President for information. The dues are $10.00 per year. That helps cover the cost of this website and the The Philatelic Review. In order to better communicate with our member clubs, back issues of The Philatelic Review are available on the website. Member clubs supply information about their successful activities to be published in The Philatelic Review. The Philatelic Review is normally published in digital format twice a year as new information from the clubs becomes available.
Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.
The table below provides basic information about each club, including where and when the member clubs meet and a phone or mail contact for further information. Those clubs that are APS Chapters have their Chapter number included in italics following their name. If a club has an e-mail contact or a web site, links are provided in the rightmost column. If the local chapter of a national society is a Federation member, and the parent society has a web site, then a link to the society's web site is provided (leftmost column.) Some email addresses have been removed because mail to them bounced on Aug. 25, 2016.
|Member Clubs, FPCSC, August 2010|
|Club Name & APS Chapter No.||Meeting Location||Date/Time||Information From|
|AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER SOCIETY,
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 -- Chapter Website --1568
plus three times a year at area shows.
835 N. Orchard Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-1538,
|ARMENIAN PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION||Salvation Army Center-Hollywood,
5940 Carlos Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5584
|Once a month||Jack Kifedjian
|CHINA STAMP SOCIETY,
Chia Nan Chapter
4860 Gregg Rd., Pico Rivera
|2nd Sun, 2:00p.m.||Tom Massa
|ÉIRE PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION,
Southern California Chapter
|Meets at area stamp shows||Various||William O'Connor
3803 Foxglove Ln.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
|Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections/ESPER
APS Affiliate 239
|Website: http://www.esperstamps.org/||Gregory Slaughter|
|GOEBEL ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER STAMP CLUB -- 21573||Goebel Adult Community Center,
1385 E. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
|1st and 3rd Thursday,
6:30 - 8:30 PM
|Jeff Goldstein, President
|HUGHES STAMP CLUB 942||2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday: 7466 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles||7:00p.m.||Gerald C. Sozio, 5303 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056-1121
|LONG BEACH STAMP CLUB -- 744||Robert Millikan High School Cafeteria
2800 Snowden Ave. Long Beach
|1st & 3rd Tue, 7:00p.m.||(714) 962-5089|
|MEPSI, Chapter #1||
||3rd Saturday 10 am||Mexico Elmhurst Society, c/o Eric Stovner, P.O. Box 10097, Santa Ana CA 92711-0097
|ORANGE COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 726||Villa Park City Hall
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park
|January - April, June -November 2nd Sun., 1:30 P.M.,
May 1st Sunday, 1:30 P.M.
December No Meeting
|PHILATELIC 25 -- 822||Various members' homes near San Diego||3rd Wed, 7:30p.m.||Steve Ellis
|PHILATELIC SOCIETY of LOS ANGELES -- 90||Westside Pavilion, 3rd Floor Community Rm.,
10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
|2nd & 4th Tue,
|POWAY STAMP CLUB -- 1137||San Diego Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064
|2nd & 4th Wed., 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.||Don Hager, Vice-President
|RIVERSIDE STAMP CLUB -- 507||Price Science Center, Room 230
La Sierra University, Riverside
|2nd Mon, 7:00p.m.||Sam McBride, President
|SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHILATELIC COUNCIL -- 930||San Diego County Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064,
|Last Mon of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct., 7:30 p.m.||San Diego Philatelic Council, P.O. Box 8004, San Diego, CA 92138
|SAN LUIS OBISPO PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 1484||Fellowship Hall of the Church of Christ
3172 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
|1st Tue. 1:00p.m. & 3rd Thurs., 5:00p.m.||Laurence Houlgate, president
|SIMI VALLEY STAMP CLUB -- 1344||Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley
|1st & 3rd Mon, 1:00p.m.||Steve Thomas
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRMAIL SOCIETY||Villa Gardens, 5th Floor
842 Villa St., Pasadena
|2nd Mon, 8:00p.m.||Bill Keesling
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE PHILATELY
2017 Annual meeting at SESCAL, Sun., Oct. 15.
|Sunday 10:00 a.m.||David Frick, Secretary
Ed Kawasaki, President
|THE STAMP ALBUM SOCIETY||Arcadia Stamp Show||1st Saturday, 3-4p.m.||Wes Robbins, Founder & President
P. O. Box 1332
Culver City, CA 90232
|VENTURA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 535||Church of the Foothills
6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura
|1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30p.m.||Editor
Last updated - September 26, 2017