The question had been asked many times Why is there not a Stamp club in Moncton. With this in mind the initial formation of the Stamp Club was on the initiative of one individual (Harvey Terris). A number of steps were taken to lay out the basis of a club.
1 Over a period of time a formative list of potential members was assembled.
2 The next step was to write up a Constitution and By Laws after a good deal of research. This was a time consuming task but it is interesting to note the only change that has been made was to change the name from Moncton to Fundy Stamp Collectors club to give the club a broader audience.
3 The next step was to rent a room at the Moncton Public Library and contact the people on the primary list. The meeting was on May 9 1997. Three people were present. Dr. Ralph Richardson. Harvey Terris and Mike Leighton
4 It was decided to have prepared a set of overhead projections on why there should be a stamp club and the benefits that could be derived. Dr Ralph Richardson secretary prepared the overheads which still exist.
5 The next meeting was in the fall and Dr Ralph Richardson made the presentation with the over heads. Ron Messenger was the chairman and it was decided to proceed with a club.
6 Due to the By Laws the December 1997 meeting was the time an executive could be appointed and the following officers were elected.
President Harvey Terris Vice President Ronald Messenger Sec/Tres Dr. Ralph Richardson Directors Robert Blake Micheal Leighton Paul Bourque Reid Eisenhauer Bruce HillsThis executive was the first for the club and held office for the 1998 year.
7 Brunpex. This was an obligation from the constitution and it has been beneficial in that we have become more widely known, have made new friends and have learned from the experience.
Text by Harvey Terris