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NEW YPA PUBLICITY LEAFLET

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The YPA has produced a new leaflet which has the dual aim of explaining all about the YPA and encouraging lone and new collectors to join a society. It is hoped that affiliated societies will find it useful to distribute at local fairs and provide copies for local dealers to help in the recruitment of new members. Copies can also be placed in local libraries and other public places (make sure you get permission first if required). Please keep the YPA Secretary and the Webmaster informed of any changes in the contact details on the back page of the leaflet. Updated versions will be posted from time to time.

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Notice Posted 2 June 2016



INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR SOCIETIES HOSTING
THE YPA ANNUAL CONVENTION

The three hosting societies for the 2015 YPA Convention felt that it would be helpful to produce guidance for other societies thinking of hosting the event. They felt that societies who had never undertaken the hosting of a Convention might be hesitant to take on the task as they did not know how to go about it.

Leeds, Bradford and District and Harrogate Philatelic Societies have therefore produced an Interim Guidance Document for Societies who are Hosting the YPA Convention. It can be accessed via the link below as a PDF file. The three societies hope this will encourage societies who would otherwise be reluctant to undertake the hosting of the event to do so.

It is still a work in progress and is placed on the website as an interim guidance document for any comments and suggestions by YPA societies for its improvement.

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Interim Guidance on Hosting YPA Annual Conventions

YPA COMPETITION CHANGES

The YPA Competition will have the following changes from the 2015 competition and thereafter, and Affiliated Societies and intending entrants should read the full information about the changes by following the link below:

The three Traditional Classes of "Great Britain", "British Commonwealth" and "Foreign"
will in future be amalgamated to form one "Traditional Class", with the option for
entries still to be submitted in all three categories for 2015 as an interim measure.

The creation of a new "Postcards Class" commencing with the 2015 Competition.

For further details go to Future Competition Changes.

Notice posted 1 December 2014

YPA 2016 CONVENTION TO BE HELD AT Redcar

The 2016 Convention will be held at Ryehills School. Redcar on 4 June 2016. See Future Conventions for more details.


WHY NOT BECOME A FRIEND OF THE YPA?

Yorkshire collectors can help the YPA by becoming a Friend of the YPA wth a donation. Send your donation (10 minimum - no maximum!) for a year's membership as a Friend to our Treasurer:

David Brown, 112 Hall Bower Lane,
Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6RN

The domnations made by all Friends will be acknowledged on a dedicated page of this website. The membership lasts until the next Convention, when it can be renewed for a further year with another donation.

If you wish to make a donation anonymously please make this clear at the time you send your donation and give a philatelically related name as a pseudonym to be used in making the acknowledgement (for example 'Fine Used', 'Off Centre', 'Tweezers', 'No Gum', 'Mint Unmounted', etc).

Visit the Friends of the YPA page.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO AFFILIATED SOCIETIES

To reduce escalating postage costs the YPA has decided to send communications via email to affiliated societies which were previously sent by post. Communications will normally be with the Secretary and/or the Society's YPA Representative for cascading down to those members in the Society who need to know.

Copies of the YPA News will similarly be sent via email for copying and distribution to members.

Affiliated societies who have not made arrangements with the YPA Secretary to receive future communications via email should contact him to do so. Societies and individuals unable to receive communications via email will continue to receive them through the post.

The YPA apologies for any inconvenience this causes but hopes societies will appreciate that this is necessary to reduce the YPA operating costs and ensure its continuing financial viability.

Notice posted 27 November 2011


ABPS HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY

The ABPS have published a new edition of their Handbook & Directory for 2012. It contains all the useful information of previous editions updated with changes since the 2007 edition. Secretaries of affiliated societies should have copies for reference by their members.

CHANGED ABPS WEB SITE

The Association of British Philatelic Societies new web site is a great site to visit now - much more user friendly and informative. We recommend you pay it a visit at:

http://abps.org.uk/Home/index.xalter

Notice posted 14 June 2010.

WEST RIDING STAMP CLUB - A new DAYTIME Stamp Club

for everyone interested in stamps, postcards, postal history etc

Download the next West Riding Stamp Club Auction here as a PDF file:

Auction to be held on Monday 22 August 2016

Auction List August 2016

The West Riding Stamp Club is a new venture - a daytime meeting Club offering a convenient venue and regular meetings at 11am on the fourth Monday of the month. All collectors welcomed especially novice and lapsed collectors and those who have never joined a club before. Very informal and no subscription.

The Venue: Lindley Liberal Club, 36 Occupation Road, Huddersfield (opposite the Clock Tower, near Huddersfield Royal Infirmary).

Facilities: Easy parking, disabled access, bar and refreshments.

More information from: Mike Roberts, telephone 01484 848988 (daytime) or 01484 427709 (evenings & weekends).

Notice Updated 17 February 2015




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Want details of the next Yorkshire Philatelic Association Convention? Go to Future Conventions for information.

Looking for details about philatelic events? Find them on our Diary of Philatelic Events page.

Do you have a philatelic problem you can't solve? Why not Ask the Sage for help?

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About the Yorkshire Philatelic Association

The Yorkshire Philatelic Association (YPA) was founded in 1947 in Leeds. Initially there were ten societies, but the Association has grown over the years to its present twenty affiliated member societies.

The YPA aims to provide a variety of benefits for all philatelists in the area, create links between societies and form an effective bridge between philately at local and national levels.

Affiliated societies are represented by their nominated delegates. Together with the elected officers of the Association they form the Management Committee which meets twice a year to organise and run the YPA and provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest to all philatelists in the YPA area.



The Annual Convention

The YPA Annual Convention is usually hosted by one of the affiliated societies, or the YPA if no society is able to host the event. The Convention includes, the YPA Competition entries,  dealers, the YPA Annual General Meeting, a ceremony for newly elected Yorkshire Distinguished Philatelists to sign the Roll, and may include an exhibition. Click here for forthcoming Conventions.




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