AFDCS.org Strikes Gold Again

AFDCS Website Wins Top Award In APS Competition

For the second straight year, the American First Day Cover Society's website, AFDCS.org, has received a Gold award in the American Philatelic Society's Chapter and Affiliates Web Awards competition.

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While 27 chapters and affiliates entered the competition this year; only four Golds were awarded. The AFDCS is also one of only two entrants to win Golds in both years of the competition.

The AFDCS webmaster is Todd Ronnei, a paralegal in Minnesota who also serves as Chairman of the society's Board of Directors. He took over the website in 2009.

The website includes a "News Blog” with the latest news about the AFDCS; digital downloads, including the latest issues of the Society journal First Days; membership applications and renewals; a "marketplace" where first day cover collectors can purchase both FDCs and AFDCS publications; the results of the annual Cachet Contest; and basic information about FDC collecting.

"The website is now an essential element in the continuing success of the society," said AFDCS executive secretary Doug Kelsey.

The American First Day Cover Society is the world's largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the collecting of FDCs. In addition to publishing its award-winning full-color journal eight times a year, it holds Americover, a World Series of Philately show dedicated to FDCs; and sponsors awards for first day cover exhibits at other shows.

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