We missed a lot of regular members today in our monthly Cebu Stamp Club meetup. Sharee Ann Trapa and Dinah Potolin had to attend the anniversary and fellowship of their Christian church. Edmund Gruenbaum left for Camotes, a small island that is part of Cebu. Kenneth Turner and Ricky Teves begged off because of medical reasons while Dr. Vicente Avanzado is also out of town. Some sent in SMS messages suggesting if the meeting can be postponed for next week but we had to turn down their suggestion.
Janice Benolerao, Richard Guimbarda, Edwin Uy, Eyan Yu, Janus Bariñan and Elbert Montuno arrived on time at 2:00 PM at the 2/F of McDonald's Jones.
Aside from the usual philatelic sharing of ideas, the exhibition guidelines and entry forms for the December 2009 Cebu StampShow 2009 Philatelic Competition were distributed and explained to everyone. A brief lecture on how to create an exhibit entry was conducted.
Reina Tugot's cash donation for the new exhibition frames and stands was acknowledged and these will be patterned from those used in international competitions. My personal thanks again to Reina.
The awarding of winners and the distribution of the Certificate of Participation will be held a day after the opening ceremony and coincides with the club's 2009 Christmas Party at the Fisherman's Net Restaurant.
New Cebu Stamp Club members for the month were also acknowledged. The club welcomes Anthony Emit of Cebu City and Henry Chua of Metro Manila. Henry is popularly known in Ebay as Stamp Addict. Check out Henry's auction page in Ebay for those stamps you are missing.