Poway Stamp Club Wins an APS
Large GOLD Star Route Award
The APS chapter newsletter and website competitions, have been renamed the Star Route Awards. Since the mid-1900s, the Star Routes were the most challenging routes in the country to deliver U.S. mail. Congress called for contractors to deliver the mail with “celerity, certainty, and security,” soon replaced with three stars. Our chapters serve and grow the hobby in those same tough terrains with that same mission.
The Star Route Awards were awarded on October 14th 2021
The APS Recognizes
William A. O’Connor
O’Connor has served as President of the Philatelic Clubs of Southern California, President of the San Diego Philatelic Council, President of the Eire Philatelic Society, President of the Poway Stamp Club, and Show Chairman of POWPEX. He also helps run auctions for the San Diego County Philatelic Library, serves as a regular volunteer keeping the doors open and the lights on at the San Diego Philatelic library, and has helped appraise collections for What's in Your Attic at Southern California stamp shows. He also has handled show cachet arrangements and been a general volunteer for SESCAL. O’Connor has previously been recognized with the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California.