SESCAL Medal  Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California

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Sponsors of SESCAL

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The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is APS Chapter 246 -- a 50-year member of the American Philatelic Society. It is made up of local stamp clubs and local chapters of national societies. The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is an IRS 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.

The Federation sponsors the annual SESCAL stamp exhibition, now in its 74th year. One of the features of the show's annual awards banquet is the presentation of the Federation's Distinguished Service Award. The Federation's Exemplary Service Award, although rarely awarded, is also presented at SESCAL.

The area encompassed by the Federation is almost 12,000 square miles and extends from San Luis Obispo at the north 260 miles to San Diego at the south and 90 miles to the Riverside area at the east. At the present time the Federation has 23 members, all philatelic organizations.

Officers of the Federation are members of those clubs/chapters. If your stamp club is located in the southern California area, is not on this list and you feel it should consider becoming an FPCSC member, contact the Federation President for information. The dues are $10.00 per year. That helps cover the cost of this website and the The Philatelic Review. In order to better communicate with our member clubs, back issues of The Philatelic Review are available on the website. Member clubs supply information about their successful activities to be published in The Philatelic Review. The Philatelic Review is normally published in digital format twice a year as new information from the clubs becomes available.

Sister Organization

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Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.


FPCSC Officers

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  • PRESIDENT:  John Weigle, Oxnard, CA (805) 485-7121
  • SECRETARY:  Caj Brejtfus, Henderson, Nevada
  • TREASURER:  Lois Evans, Oxnard, CA (805) 983-4741
  • PAST-PRESIDENT:  Jerome V.V. Kasper, Clovis, CA (559) 321-54331
  • EDITOR (non-voting):  John Weigle,Oxnard, CA (805) 485-7121


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Notice: False email address claiming to be the address of the Federation Secretary

The only email addresses for the President, Secretary or Treasurer of the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California are above. All other addresses are scams from an imposter who claims illegally that he holds an office in the FPCSC. Right now he is using the address, but he could change it to something else or another provider. Don't be fooled into sending him a dues payment or any private information. For instance: he is asking for the date and amount of your last dues payment. The Federation has that information and does not need to ask. If you feel you have been a victim of this scam, please contact us at the email address of the President or Treasurer.

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The table below provides basic information about each club, including where and when the member clubs meet and a phone or mail contact for further information. Those clubs that are APS Chapters have their Chapter number included in italics following their name. If a club has an e-mail contact or a web site, links are provided in the rightmost column. If the local chapter of a national society is a Federation member, and the parent society has a web site, then a link to the society's web site is provided (leftmost column.) Some email addresses have been removed because mail to them bounced on Aug. 25, 2016.

Send changes or corrections to the President or Treasurer.

Member Clubs, FPCSC, August 2010
Club Name & APS Chapter No. Meeting Location Date/Time Information From
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 -- Chapter Website --1568
Members' homes,
plus three times a year at area shows.
Various Shirley Ulling
835 N. Orchard Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-1538,
(818) 846-8248
Chapter Info
5940 Carlos Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5584
Once a month Jack Kifedjian
(818) 279-5142
Chia Nan Chapter
Kater-Crafts Bookbinder
4860 Gregg Rd., Pico Rivera
2nd Sun, 2:00p.m. Tom Massa
(805) 647-5503
Southern California Chapter
Meets at area stamp shows Various William O'Connor
3803 Foxglove Ln.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 723-7372
Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections/ESPER
APS Affiliate 239
Website: Gregory Slaughter
GOEBEL ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER STAMP CLUB -- 21573 Goebel Adult Community Center,
1385 E. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
1st and 3rd Thursday,
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Jeff Goldstein, President
Cell: 805-358-6162
Home: 805-579-7907
HUGHES STAMP CLUB 942 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday: 7466 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles 7:00p.m. Gerald C. Sozio, 5303 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056-1121
LONG BEACH STAMP CLUB -- 744 Robert Millikan High School Cafeteria
2800 Snowden Ave. Long Beach
1st & 3rd Tue, 7:00p.m. (714) 962-5089

MEPSI, Chapter #1  
3rd Saturday 10 am Mexico Elmhurst Society, c/o Eric Stovner, P.O. Box 10097, Santa Ana CA 92711-0097
(818) 784-7277
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park
January - April, June -November 2nd Sun., 1:30 P.M.,
May 1st Sunday, 1:30 P.M.
December No Meeting
Ken Coulson
PHILATELIC 25 -- 822 Various members' homes near San Diego 3rd Wed, 7:30p.m. Steve Ellis
(760) 632-8022
PHILATELIC SOCIETY of LOS ANGELES -- 90 Westside Pavilion, 3rd Floor Community Rm.,
10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
2nd & 4th Tue,
(310) 459-6315
POWAY STAMP CLUB -- 1137 San Diego Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064
2nd & 4th Wed., 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Don Hager, Vice-President
(858) 395-9960
Mike Renfro
RIVERSIDE STAMP CLUB -- 507 Price Science Center, Room 230
La Sierra University, Riverside
2nd Mon, 7:00p.m. Sam McBride, President
SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHILATELIC COUNCIL -- 930 San Diego County Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064,
Last Mon of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct., 7:30 p.m. San Diego Philatelic Council, P.O. Box 8004, San Diego, CA 92138
(858) 746-5633
SAN LUIS OBISPO PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 1484 Fellowship Hall of the Church of Christ
3172 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1st Tue. 1:00p.m. & 3rd Thurs., 5:00p.m. Laurence Houlgate, president
(805) 239-2072
SIMI VALLEY STAMP CLUB -- 1344 Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley
1st & 3rd Mon, 1:00p.m. Steve Thomas
(818) 312-6898
Allen Conrad
(818) 489-7678
842 Villa St., Pasadena
2nd Mon, 8:00p.m. Bill Keesling
(818) 908-1869
Members homes

2017 Annual meeting at SESCAL, Sun., Oct. 15.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. David Frick, Secretary
Ed Kawasaki, President
VENTURA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 535 Church of the Foothills
6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura
1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30p.m. Editor
(805) 485-7121




Last updated - October 16, 2018