Local/Regional Northern California Clubs and Societies

The following Directory is as accurate as we can make it based upon information provided by our clubs and Societies! If your club or society information is not up to date please download and complete the CNCPS Contact Update form available in  Microsoft Word  or Adobe Acrobat and mail it to us! Adobe Acrobat can bedownloaded Here

Important: Clubs with updated contact information and have paid their club dues are shown in blue  Clubs that have not paid their dues or have outdated contact informatiomn have an area heading or club name shown in red.


Alameda Stamp Club meets the third Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Third Tuesday meets at 7-9 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at the cross of Santa Clara Ave and Chestnut St. Third Thursday meets 10-12 noon at the Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave room D. For more information contact John Kofranek email:


Humboldt Stamp Collectors Club meets 7:00 pm fourth Tuesdays Senior Resource Center, 1910 California St., Contact: Carolyn Podratz, 341 Wells Dr., Eureka, CA 9503, Tel: 707- 444-9508, e-mail:

Fort Bragg

Mendocino Coast Stamp Club meets 7:30 pm, 1st Thursdays, F. B. Library, 499 E. Laurel St., Community Room, Contact: Chuck Jones, Box 2910, Fort Bragg, CA 95437  e-mail: website:


Chico Stamp Club Meets every first Tuesday of each month 6:30 -7:45pm at the Bute County Library, 1108 Sherman Ave., Chico, CA 95926. . For further information contact: Chico Stamp Club, 2674 Ceres Avenue, Chico, CA 95973


Fremont Stamp Club meets at 7:00 pm second Thursdays at the Fremont Cultural Arts Center, 3375 Country Dr.,  Fremont. Mailing address: Box 8450, Fremont, CA, 94537. Contact: Ken Goss,  e-mail:   website:


Fresno Philatelic Society meets at 2:00 pm first Sunday and 6:30 pm third Thursday, Rex Phebus Veterans Memorial Bldg., 453 Hughes Ave., Clovis, CA 93612 Contact: Fresno Philatelic Society, PO BOX 2282, Clovis, CA 93613-2282. . Tel: 559-325-6141 e-mail: website:

Grass Valley

Gold Country Stamp Club meets first and third Thursdays every month at Gold Counry Community Center, 841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley, CA 94545. Contact: Steve Hickok, 12531 Polaris Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95949, e-mail:  Tel: 530-273-0110


East Bay Collectors Club meets at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:15pm) first & third Thursdays, Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. Contact: Randy Tuuri, 29 Cambridge Way, Piedmont, CA 94611 (510) 653-3471, e-mail


Redwood Empire Collectors Club meets at 6:00 pm on third Wednesdays (except July & October) at Fourchette Restaurant, 1435 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.Contact: Dennis Buss (707)774-6296 e-mail: website:


Redding Stamp Club meets 1st & 3rd Sundays of ea month 2:00 pm at 301 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. Contact: James Johnson, Treasurer, 214 Franciscan Trail, Redding 96003 website:

Redwood City

Sequoia Stamp Club meets 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Community Activities Bldg., 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City 94061-1460. Contact: Kristin Patterson/Craig Butterworth PO Box 235, San Carlos, CA 94070-0235. e-mail: website


Sacramento Philatelic Society meets at 7:00 pm Wednesdays at the Easter Seal Society, 3205 Hurley Way. Contact Ernie Teays, 2740 63rd St, Sacramento CA 95817. Tel: 916-739-1944 Website:


Monterey County Stamp Club meets at 7:30 pm 4th Thursdays each month (except Nov & Dec on 3rd Thursday) at St Ansgar's Lutheran Church, 72 east San Joaquin St., Salinas, CA. Contact: Ruth Pantry 37 Young Drive, Salinas, CA 93901, Tel: 831-758-6645.

San Francisco

California Collectors Club meets at 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at St. James Episcopal Church, 4620 California St., Between 8th-9th Ave., San Francisco.  Contact Vesma Grinfelds, 3800 - 21st St., SF, CA 94114 e-mail: 

San Francisco

Collectors Club of San Francisco meets at 6:00 pm second Wednesdays,  L’Olivier Restaurant, 465 Davis Court, downtown SF 94111. Contact: Tim Burgess, 3547 Windmill Way, Concord CA 94518, e-mail:

San Francisco

Golden Gate Stamp Club meets 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month, 7:30 pm, at the Taraval District police Station, 2345 24th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94116. Contact Ralph Anavy, 420 Mission Bay Blvd. N., #1503, San Francisco, CA 94158, Tel: 415-647-8093, e-mail:

San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club meets the 4th Saturday of every month except Dec., at Fort Mason, Room  C-260, Bldg C, San Francisco, CA. Verify meeting place as it sometimes changes. Contact: Lew Baer, P.O. Box 621, Penngrove, CA 94951 e-mail:  website:

San Francisco 

San Francisco-Pacific Philatelic Society meets at 7:15 pm 2nd Tuesdays (except Dec.), SFPD-Richmond Station, 461 6th Ave., Contact: Robert J. Lazzaretto, 321 College Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112. E-mail: Tel: 415-585-9592

San Jose

San Jose Stamp Club meets at 7-9:00 pm 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Hilltop Manor, in 3rd floor dining room, 790 Ironwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95125 Contact: San Jose Stamp Club,  P.O. Box 730993, San Jose, CA 95173 or Brian Jones, website:

San Leandro

The Philatelic Society of San Leandro meets at 6:30 pm 3rd Tuesdays, San Leandro Public Library. 300 Estudillo, San Leandro, CA. Contact: Gayle Hamilton, P.O. Box 251, San Leandro, CA 94577, e-mail:

San Mateo

Peninsula Philatelic Club Quarterly meetings are held at selected show venues.  For further information Contact:  Paul Ortega, 439 Fairfax, San Mateo, CA 94402 or e-mail Paul at

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Stamp Club meets at 7:00 pm 1st Tuesdays, at the Lodge at Paulin Creek, 2375 Range Ave, Bldg D (2nd floor dining room), Santa Rosa. Contact: Dennis Buss, 1015 Gailinda Ct, Petaluma, CA 94952 



Vallejo Stamp Club meets at 6:30 pm 1st Tuesdays, in the Wee Kirk Room at Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Georgia, between Annette and Steffen, in east Vallejo. Contact: Vallejo Stamp Club, P.O. Box 121 Vallejo, CA 94590.Tel: 707-246-6327 e-mail: 

Walnut Creek

Diablo Valley Stamp Club meets at 7:30 pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94596  Contact: Frank Scudero, 418 Beatrice Rd.,  Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, e-mail:  Website:


Out of State Clubs and Societies


The Nevada Stamp Study Society meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10 am - Noon, NNMC, 1855 Oddie Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431, Stan Cronwall, Web site:


Southern Oregon Philatelic Society meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays. at 7PM at the St. Mary's High School, 811 Black Oak Dr., Medford, Oregon, Contact: Larry Crain, PO BOX 4395, Medford OR 97501. Tel: 541-779-9462, e-mail:


Philatelic Exhibitions, Nor- Cal Chapters and Institutions

British North American Philatelic Society Golden West Regional Group.  Meetings held at local shows and members homes. Contact: BNAPS Regional Contact & Treasurer, W.J. (Joe) Schlitt, P.O. Box 263, Knightsen, CA 94548-0263. Tel: 925-487-2838, E-mail: Cal - Revenuers Chapter of the American Revenue Society meets at various shows in the Bay Area. Contact: Joe Ross, 8036 Rio Linda Blvd., Elverta, CA 95626.  Tel: 916-991-9661. E-mail:


China Stamp Society, Chiu Chin Chan Chapter (San Francisco Bay Area) meets at various members homes and at WESTPEX. Contact:  Patrick Skain, 300 Crestlake Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132, Tel: 415-682-9995, e-mail: website:


Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California. Contact: Editor John Weigle, Po Box 6536, Ventura CA 93006-6536. website:

Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies. Contact: Pres. Dr. Akthem Al-Manaseer, PO Box 731100, San Jose, CA 95173-1100


Friends of the Western Philatelic Library
3004 Spring St, Redwood City, CA.  Contact: Stuart Leven, Box 2219 Sunnyvale, CA 94087 E-mail: Tel: 650-306-9150  Website:

PENPEX Peninsula Philatelic Exhibition. Show held 1st week of December at Communities Activities Bldg., 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA.  Contact: Kristin Patterson , P.O. Box 235, San Carlos, CA 94070, email address:  Tel: 408-267-6643. website:

Rossica,  Nor -Cal Chapter meets at various show venues including WESTPEX, Filatelic Fiesta, SUNPEX and PENPEX and also various members homes.   Contact: Dr. Ed Laveroni PO Box 320997, Los Gatos, CA,   95032-0114. Tel: 408-356-7561, e-mail: Ryukyu Philatelic Specialists Society Ltd. Norcal Chapter meets annually at WESTPEX.  Contact Bill Ninde, 5408 Lynbrook Place, Concord CA 94521. Tel: 925-672-7884. E-mail:
Scandinavian Collectors Club The Golden Gate Chapter. Meets at various members homes on 1st Saturday of each month. Contact: Herbert R Volin, 1506 East Shore Dr., Alameda 94501-3118. Tel: 510-522-3242 e-mail:


USS Saginaw Chapter #59  (Universal Ship Cancellation Society,APS Affiliate #98) Meeting Time and Location: Normally second Sunday of each month, 1:30 PM Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Georgia St, Vallejo Contact Steve Shay to confirm meeting date and location Contact Person: Steve Shay, Secretary, 747 Shard Ct, Fremont,  CA 94539

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