SESCAL Medal  Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California

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Next Federation Meeting: TBD


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 21 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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NOTE:  The office of President-Elect no longer exists. It had been vacant for over a decade. A motion was made and passed unanimously at the 2010 meeting to eliminate this office.



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Notice: Please disregard e-mails or other communications emanating from the e-mail address or using the following postal address for sending replies: 9854 National Boulevard, #171, Los Angeles, CA 90034. The Federation disavows these unauthorized communications.

    The Federation has become aware that an individual who is not an officer of the Federation is communicating with SESCAL vendors. The individual claims to be a Federation officer and demands that the third party vendor stop using the name SESCAL and stop doing business with SESCAL. The individual uses the following e-mail address: The individual also uses the following postal address: 9854 National Boulevard, #171, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Neither address is authorized by the Federation. Based on prior communications where Wes Robbins has used the foregoing postal address, we believe Wes Robbins is the person who has sent unauthorized communications to third party vendors. Mr. Robbins has also used the following e-mail addresses to misrepresent himself as an officer of the Federation and for sending unauthorized communications to Federation members: and Mr. Robbins is not an officer of the Federation.

    The Federation disavows communications you may have received from persons using the foregoing addresses and urges you to disregard them. The only persons authorized to act on behalf of the Federation are listed below with e-mail addresses.

    • PRESIDENT: John Weigle, P. O. Box 6563, Ventura, CA 93006, email:
    • VICE PRESIDENT: Edwin Kawasaki,, Long Beach, CA email:
    • SECRETARY: Caj Brejtfus, Henderson, Nevada email:
    • TREASURER: Lois Evans, Oxnard, CA email:
    • PAST-PRESIDENT: Jerome V.V. Kasper, Clovis, CA e-mail:

    All authorized SESCAL Committee Members are listed on the website Committee Page which is:

    Because the individual could change addresses, you are urged to disregard all messages and requests for information regarding Federation affairs that purport to be from the Federation or one of its officers unless it emanates from one of the authorized e-mail addresses and lists the authorized postal address for reply. The only authorized postal address for the Federation is: P.O. Box 6536, Ventura, CA 93006. The only authorized Federation email is

    Mr. Robbins claims membership in the Federation via membership in "The Stamp Album Society." On 14 October 2018, the Federation member clubs voted to cancel any affiliation with and to remove the "The Stamp Album Society" for cause i.e. deceitful misrepresentation by its President, Wes Robbins, claiming to be Secretary of the Federation.

    If you feel you have been a victim of his scams or if you wish to speak to a Federation officer regarding the communications from Mr. Robbins or others using the unauthorized addresses, please contact the President of the Federation, John Weigle, or any of the other officers listed above.

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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.)

    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
    ARMENIAN PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION Salvation Army Center-Hollywood,
    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
    First Stamps El Capitan High School
    10410 Ashwood Street
    Lakeside, CA 92040
    Scout Fair
    Merit Badge Midway
    April 6th, 2019
    Phil Kumler,
    Executive Director

    For more information click here
    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
    Mexico Elmhurst Society - Chapter #1
    3rd Saturday 10 am Informtion from:
    Jerry Winerman
    (818) 784-7277
    or Email
    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 Gardena Valley Baptist Church;
    1630 W158th Street, Gardena, CA 90247, Room 250
    (between LaSalle Ave and Denker Ave)
    Enter through front door. If locked call 479-659-2952
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
    7:30 - 9:00 pm
    (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. More information from
    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. & 3rd Thurs., 1:00 p.m. Rod Steelman
    (805) 627-1622
    Members homes

    2018 Annual meeting at SESCAL, Sun., Oct. 15.
    Saturday noon - 2:00 p.m. David Frick, Secretary
    Ed Kawasaki, President
    STAMP SHOW HERE TODAY, Southern California Chapter 3rd Sunday every month
    Podcast recordings happen every Wednesday at 1:30 around Orange County and at local stamp shows. Caj Brejtfus, President
    Dawn Goss, Treasurer
    VENTURA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 535 Church of the Foothills
    6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura
    1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30p.m. Editor
    (805) 485-7121


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    Last updated - November 13, 2019