While visiting Los Angeles, Alexander Haimann gave an interesting and fun talk last night at the Philatelic Society of Los Angeles (PSLA).
Alex "PowerPointed" about how he got into the hobby, his worldwide stamp collecting adventures and told the society members about the Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship.
According to a write-up on the American Philatelic Society website, "As a YPLF Fellow, you will have fun with other youth stamp collectors; experience the world of stamp collecting from the inside; visit important sites that all stamp collectors want to see; produce articles and presentations based on your interests and research; and gain experiences to make you a better student and leader — not to mention you will get all sorts of great stamps and philatelic material!"
Alex is a great advocate for the hobby and one of philately's rising stars. He's also a MBA Candidate at Washington University - Olin Business School of St. Louis.
For more on the Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship , click here.
Shown above, (from left to right) PSLA President Carl Shaff II, Alexander Haimann, SESCAL Youth Activities Chair Bill Janson and, myself, SESCAL Scout Stamp Saturday Chair Don Schilling.