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Newcastle Philatelic Society

The Society promotes the enjoyment of the hobby of Stamp Collecting for all in the Newcastle area, whether a junior, adult beginner or an advanced collector. Membership is open to persons over 16 years of age. [read more about the Newcastle Philatelic Society…]

Meetings and Activities for 2021

The Newcastle Philatelic Society was formed over 100 years ago during 1918. It has met continuously ever since, except for a short break due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Society promotes the enjoyment of the hobby of Stamp Collecting for all in the Newcastle area, whether a junior, adult beginner or an advanced collector. Many people return to the hobby of stamp collecting after they have retired, when their family has grown up and they have more time on their hands.

The Newcastle Philatelic Society has two meetings each month. Both are open to society members and to visitors.

Second Thursday of the month, commencing 2.00pm  –  monthly meeting, with a very short business session, raffle and lucky door prize, a display of stamps or postal history, followed by a short auction of donated material. Refreshments available after the meeting. Concludes 3.45 to 4.00pm.

Third Wednesday of the month, commencing 2.00pm  –  social meeting, a display of part of a member’s collection, followed by refreshments and lots of social interaction. Concludes 3.30pm to 4.00pm.

Meetings are held at the Pasterfield Community Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park. This is a modern complex with meeting rooms, plenty of car parking at the door and level access. See below for instructions on how to find the Pasterfield Centre.

In previous years the society has convened a Swap and Sale night, and auction nights. Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 we have been unable to hold them in the first half of 2021. Don will notify all the past attendees (by phone, email or word-of-mouth) when the next Swap & Sale and Auction will be held.

The society is overseen by a small committee, comprising President Greg Laidler, Secretary John Moore, Treasurer Tony Walker, Operations Don Catterall, Newsletter Jim MacDougall, Social Meeting Ron Davis, with help from Don Rutherford, Carol Davis, Ed Burnard, and Roger Eggleton.

Pasterfield Community Centre, Horizon Drive, Cameron Park

To find the Pasterfield Centre, drive through Glendale, then to Edgeworth, through Edgeworth shopping centre and keep going on the divided road. There is a roundabout with the left going to Barnsley, go straight ahead. Take the first turn on the right, about 200 metres, into Dunbar Street. There is a turning lane with arrows painted on the road. Follow this road, when under the power lines you will see the sign PASTERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE (left) and SPORTING FIELDS (right). Turn left, then next right, can’t miss it.  The Pasterfield centre will be on your right.

If arriving from the south on the Pacific Motorway, exit on the West Wallsend Interchange & then follow the signs to Cardiff. You will travel approximately 4 kilometres,  the turn off to Dunbar Street will be on your left.    If you come to the roundabout to Barnsley, you have gone too far, do a U turn and go back 200m to Dunbar Street.

If arriving from the north on the Pacific Motorway, exit on the Newcastle Interchange and then turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Cameron Park Drive, travel approximately 2 to 3 kilometres, turn left at the first roundabout, follow the signs to Cardiff as above.

If arriving from the west on the Hunter Expressway directions as highlighted above

The below link should take you to photos of the centre, building layout and a google map.

https://thecanopy.org.au/pasterfield-facilities/

 

We will provide an afternoon tea. It helps if you can bring your own cup or mug.

Meetings start at 2.00pm, doors open 1.45pm.

NEWCASTLE PHILATELIC STAMP & COIN EXPO 2021

The exhibition opens on Friday 22 October, and the final day is Sunday 24 October 2021.

Details www.newcastlephilatelicsociety.org.au
John Moore Commissioner   –   john.moore@optusnet.com.au
Greg Laidler Secretary / Publicity   –    glaidler@bigpond.com

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