Board Election Results

AFDCS Elects Four To Its Board

Members of the American First Day Cover Society, the largest not-for-profit organization in the world specifically for FDC collectors, have elected four people to its Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Here are the vote totals:

Allison Cusick, Pennsylvania, 85
Ralph Nafziger, Oregon, 85
Lorraine Bailey, Virginia, 79
Doug Kelsey, Arizona, 74
Tom Peluso, New York, 63
Frank Kohut, Maryland, 39

Cusick, Nafziger, Bailey and Kelsey were elected to the Board. Cusick, Nafziger and Kelsey are incumbents.

There were 120 ballots submitted, of which 111 were valid.

Cusick is a past president and vice president of the AFDCS, chaired its expertising committee and currently oversees the AFDCS archives at the American Philatelic Research Library. Nafziger is Recording Secretary, a gold-medal exhibitor and received the AFDCS Distinguished Service Award last summer. Bailey is a past member of the Board from 1994 to 2012. Kelsey is Executive Secretary and was Executive Director from 1991 to 2011.

President Lloyd de Vries thanked Elections Committee chair Fred Levantrosser, Paul Anderson and James Abercrombie, all members of the Motor City Stamp and Cover Club (AFDCS Chapter #5) for their work in counting the ballots in this year's election, and the Nominating Committee chaired by D.A. Lux for recruiting the candidates.

Four seats on the AFDCS Board of Directors are elected each year for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1 of the following year. In addition to the 12 elected directors, the president, the editor of the official journal First Days, and the general counsel serve on the board ex officio, if not elected to the board in their own right.

AFDCS directors are not compensated, nor reimbursed for their travel expenses. The board conducts business throughout the year and meets annually at Americover, the society's annual show and convention, which in 2016 will be held Aug. 19-21 in Falls Church, Va.

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