President -Robert Parkin
Vice-President - Rob Loeffler
Treasurer - Jerry Havel
Secretary - Diann Pinkowski
Assistant Secretary -
Immediate Past President:
The West Essex Philatelic Society (WEPS) was incorporated under the laws
of the State of New Jersey on November 5, 1930, with its first meeting held that
date and attended by twelve members.
As set forth in its incorporation papers, the Society was founded for the purpose
of assisting its members in acquiring philatelic knowledge and to promote and
perpetuate knowledge of philately in general. It is also expressly stated in
these papers that the Society shall cultivate a feeling of friendship and common
interest among its members.
During the past 83 years, the Society has been continuing to carry out these aims
fully. It is widely known as one of the most prestigious philatelic organizations
in the East. A very wide range of philatelic interests and "specialties" are
represented by members as are professional and occupational background, age and
The Society is affiliated with both the American Philatelic Society (APS)
and the North Jersey Federation of Stamp Clubs (NJFSC). This assures WEPS members of many advantages
Meetings are normally held twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of
each month at the:
Verona Public Library
17 Gould St.
While there is swapping, buying and selling going on between members, active
collectors find that stamps offered through the Ciruit Books provide valuable
additions and fillers to members' collections. A monthly auction also enable
a "fair-market" exchange of philatelic material to the advantage of both buyers
and sellers. Speakers, slide programs, contests and exhibits round out the
activities of the club.
Seasonal newsletters with meeting announcements are mailed to members and serve
to keep members informed of new reference books, etc. maintained by the Society.
Operating costs are met by low-cost dues.
We welcome all visitors but solicit philatelists residing in the Northern New Jersey
area to join us. Full membership requires that the applicant be 18 years
of age. Applicants between the ages of 15 and 18 may be granted "Junior" status.