Philatelic Society of Lancaster County
The James Buchanan Chapter #173 of the American Philatelic Society
Chapter 118 of the American Topical Association
Officers, Committee Chairs and Board of Directors
As per the Society By-Laws, elected officers shall consist of the President, 1st and 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, the President shall appoint chairpersons to operate the following standing committees: Program, Membership & Hospitality, Newsletter, and Publicity. These nine persons will make up the Board of Directors. In addition, the Immediate Past President will serve as advisor to the Board without voting rights at Board meetings.
2020 Officers (3rd Term)
President: Dr. Charles J. DiComo
1st Vice President: John Hostetter
2nd Vice President: William Greiner, III
Interim Secretary: Paul Petersen
Treasurer: Lou DiFelice
LANCOPEX Chairpersons: Lou DiFelice & Dick Shaefer
Auction Chairpersons: Lou DiFelice & Dick Shaefer
Membership Chair: Barbara Buchanan
ATA Representative: Lucy Eyster
PSLC Newsletter Editor, Programs & APS Representative: Paul Petersen
Publicity Chair: Len Kasper
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Liaison: Diane Meek
Web Programmer & Designer Chair: Dr. Charles J. DiComo
Immediate Past President: Doug Milliken
Board of Directors 2020
Dr. Charles J. DiComo, John Hostetter, William Greiner, III, Lou DiFelice, Barbara Buchanan, Dr. Paul Petersen, Len Kasper, Dick Shaefer (Emeritus Advisor), Doug Milliken (ex officio Advisor)
If you are interested in getting involved in Society operations, please contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo – we would love to have you join the team!
- President, Call to Order
- Recognize & Welcome Guests
- Guest Speaker Introduction, Presentation/Lecture/Q&A
- Treasurer’s Report – Motion to Approve
- Secretary’s Report – Motion to Approve
- Consideration of Old & New Business
- President’s Agenda Presentation
- Vice President’s Report
- Social Media Report (Website, Facebook, etc.)
- Members Session – Open to Floor for discussion
- Door Prizes & 50-50 Raffle
- Intermission / Snack / Break
- Presentation of Scheduled Program (Internal Speaker or Auction)
- Adjournment of Meeting
The following is a partial list of the Society’s past Presidents. If you have more info, contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo.
|2021||1987||James G. Boyles||1953|
|2020||1986||James G. Boyles||1952|
|2019||Dr. Charles J. DiComo||1985||James G. Boyles||1951|
|2018||Dr. Charles J. DiComo||1984||James G. Boyles||1950||Robert R. Maxwell|
|2017||Doug Milliken||1983||James G. Boyles||1949|
|2016||Hal Klein||1982||James G. Boyles||1948|
|2015||William Greiner, III||1981||1947|
|2013||Robert D. Noble||1979||1945|
|2011||John M. Bray||1977||1943|
|2010||John R. Ahlfeld||1976||1942|
|2009||William P. Snyder||1975||1941|
|2007||Robert D. Noble||1973||1939||Mr. Meckel|
|2006||Lou DiFelice||1972||1938||E.F. Evans|
|2005||Al Schaub||1971||1937||Reverend C.E. Berghaus|
|2004||Marilyn Shirley||1970||1936||Thomas A. Keller|
|2003||Paul Petersen||1969||Milton Brown||1935|
|2002||James G. Boyles||1968||1934||Edgar W. Worrest|
|2000||Peter S. Billis||1966||1932|
|1999||William Greiner, II||1965||1931|
|1997||Lucy Eyster||1963||1929||Rev. M.J. Hoeppner|
|1996||Peter S. Billis||1962||1928|
|1994||William Greiner, II||1960||1926|
From the Archives
The Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (PSLC) Revised By-Laws booklet, along with amendment to Article II, Section 3, all adopted at the October meeting in 1962.
Charles J. DiComo, PhD
Charles is a life-long philatelist and quite active in the philatelic community. In addition to his roles at the PSLC, he is a Life Member of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of The Chairman’s Chatter, Editorial Proofreader for The Chronicle, and Webmaster. He is also the President and Webmaster for the Empire State Postal History Society and served for 9 years on the Council of Philatelists at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum. Finally, he is a Charter member of The Philatelic Gathering, whose mission is to share their love of philately with others.
He maintains active memberships in the American Philatelic Society (30+ yrs.), British North American Philatelic Society (20+ yrs.), Pennsylvania Postal History Society; and the Society of Paper Money Collectors. He has also held memberships in the Collectors Club of NY, the Carriers & Locals Society, the Postal History Society, and U.S. Stamp Society – to name a few.
Charles holds a PhD in Genetics and is an Executive at WellSpan Health, an 8 hospital, 19,000 employees, integrated health system in south-central Pennsylvania. He lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife of 20+ years and their two daughters. (P11DB) .
1. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., From the Grain Fields of Virginia to a Gin Distillery in Holland, Excelsior!, March 2017, Whole No. 25 NS, pp. 12-15.
2. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., An American Letter Mail Company 1844 Folded Letter from NYC to Albany – A Scarce New Find, Excelsior!, March 2018, Whole No. 27 NS, pp. 3-8.
3. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., New Plate Flaw Discovery: “Dash and Ink Trail” on 3¢ 1851 Stamp, The Chronicle 259 (August 2018), Vol. 70, No. 3, pp 215-217.
4. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., A Patrons View of the Bad Management at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1840, Excelsior!, September 2018, Whole No. 28 NS, pp. 3-7.
5. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., Special Feature, Philatelic Society of Lancaster County Newsletter, An 1845 “Ship Letter” from Port-au-Prince, Hispaniola to New York City on the Brig Hayti, January 2019, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp 5-11.
6. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., An 1845 “Ship Letter” from Port-au-Prince, Hispaniola to New York City on the Brig Hayti, Excelsior!, March 2019, Whole No. 29 NS, pp. 5-13.
7. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., The Life of Hiram Vail and the Obsolete Notes produced for his Banking & Collection Office in Amenia, New York, Paper Money, May-June 2019, Vol. LVIII, No. 3, Whole No. 321, pp. 190-194.
8. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., The Life of Hiram Vail and the Obsolete Notes produced for his Banking & Collection Office in Amenia, New York, Reprinted with permission in Philatelic Society of Lancaster County Newsletter, July-August 2019, Vol. 82, No. 7-8, pp. 5-9.
9. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., From the Front Lines: Lt. Col. William G. Belknap’s First Hand Account of the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican-American War in 1846, Excelsior!, September 2019, Whole No. 30 NS, pp. 19-27 (in press).