As the current "senior" member I can tell you that
I joined in 1963 as the only Junior Member. I was the youngest member for years
and still am among the youngest at 59.5! The club was formed about 1955-7 by
Harry McNamara of Hurley and I believe Stanley and Zelda Wyman of Saugerties
(and some others). They met in Harry's home. By 1963 they were meeting in
the YWCA and I remember quite a few members attending. We had to move out of
there and met at the Chambers School for years.
Then we had to leave there and went to Town of Ulster Hall.
After years there they moved to the old Arby's on Ulster Ave as a
temporary meeting place.
I am not sure when Red Hook became the new meeting
place. We put on many Stamp Shows in the 60-70s. We often held joint shows with
the Dutchess Co club. Members of that club would attend our meeting and vice
It's sad to remember at all of the members that were in the
club when I joined have passed on. Zelda died about 5 yrs ago. Harry in '89.
I think Phil, Sophie and I go back the farthest.
Stamptrotters of Hudson Valley
Red Hook VFW
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Red Hook , NY 12571
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