Board Election Results

AFDCS Elects Four To Board

Members of the American First Day Cover Society have elected four people to its Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Here are the vote totals:

Gary Denis, Maryland
Foster Miller, Maryland
Rick Gibson, Maryland
Jim Hogg, Florida
Gil Celli, New York

Denis, Miller, Gibson and Hogg were elected to the Board. Denis and Miller are incumbents.

There were two write-in votes this year, on the 126 ballots submitted, of which 121 were valid.

Denis is currently Education Chair, and Miller, Membership Chair, both of which are positions on the Executive Committee. Gibson will be taking charge of the annual cachetmakers contest in 2016, while Hogg, a 41-year member of the AFDCS, recently completed a term on the national board of the Masonic Society.

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 meets annually at Americover, the society's annual show and convention, which next year will be held Aug. 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio, and via mail ballots as needed.

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