26.08.2016 - First WSS-NY 2016 Donation Made
(tf/wm) The first donation pledge from World Stamp Show-NY 2016 fund balances was presented to officials of America’s next international philatelic exhibition, Boston 2026 at APS Stampshow in Portland, Oregon.
WSS-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi and Vice President Steven Rod commented that while finances for the New York international show are still being finalized, this contribution to the Boston show would be forthcoming by the end of the year.
After being introduced to the crowd by APS Executive Director Scott English, Saadi handed a jumbo-sized check for $100,000 to Boston 2026 Director Yamil H. Kouri and President Nancy B. Clark. It continues the tradition of providing seed money to support the country’s subsequent every-decade international event.
Saadi additionally mentioned that the NY2016 website would remain online for several years to honor the hundreds of volunteers who added to the show’s success and to allow worldwide viewers the opportunity to relive the excitement of all eight days. Attendees can continue to add photos to the show’s Google Photos archive through the Show Information-Photos page. Visitors continue to “Like” the site on Facebook.
Details about both shows can be found online at www.ny2016.org and www.boston2026.org.