Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Coronavirus leads to cancellation of SAPA meetings

I had hoped to avoid mentioning COVID-19 here on my blog; after all, it’s difficult to find news programs or people talking about much of anything but that disease. Nevertheless, it seems to be impacting most everyone’s life in one way or another, and that includes us stamp collectors.

The San Antonio Philatelic Association earlier this week sent an email notifying members that the club’s final two scheduled March meetings have been cancelled because the church at which the club meets will be closed through the end of the month. Based on what I’ve been hearing on the news, I wouldn’t be surprised if SAPA meetings may be cancelled for longer than that. That’s as much of an update on the local stamp club scene as there is to pass along at this point; I suspect the same may be true in your area.

Meanwhile, the American Philatelic Society and others are urging people to take advantage of the opportunity to spend more time working on their stamp collections. That sounds like a lovely idea, but at least at this time I’m still working, albeit from my garage instead of the office. My employer asked everyone who could work from home to do so, so here I am, and that means I don’t have more time than usual for stamps. Nevertheless, if you do, enjoy, and be safe!

Update (2020-03-26)

The San Antonio Philatelic Association today notified members that all of its meetings through the end of April have been cancelled. A new meeting schedule will be announced once the church where the club holds its meetings resumes normal operations.

Published 2020-03-19 Last updated 2020-03-26

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