Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI)
is a nonprofit philatelic organization specializing
in the collecting, study, and enjoyment of stamps and other postal items celebrating the Boy Scout and
Girl Scout (Guide) movements. Join Us!
Due to the cancellation of the American Philatelic Society (APS) Great American Stamp Show, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) along with associated presentations will now be conducted virtually (on-line). Initially, we intended to align it with the original dates in mid-August. However, we decided to make a slight adjustment and conduct our activities in September, as the APS has now scheduled quite a number of activities during that same time in August. Additionally, we had an opportunity to include the virtual meeting/event details with the September/October edition of the SOSSI Journal.
We have developed virtual presentations for our membership to include: the Annual General Meeting, Seminars, a Show & Tell/Trade-oree, and a Social Hour/Dinner. They will all be virtual. This is a first for SOSSI. As we are all in a new normal due to COVID-19, many of us have transitioned to conducting almost everything virtually. As mentioned in our last edition of the Journal, we will be leveraging Zoom Meetings and Facebook to bring the AGM and other related events to the entire SOSSI membership. Quite possibly, we will have the largest attendance in a long time.
We will make these events available via Zoom for our SOSSI members as well as making it available via the SOSSI Facebook page. Zoom will allow you to view on a computer (or a smart phone) and to participate in the events. Each event will have a separate Zoom log-in information. When you log in to the Zoom Meeting Invite, you will be placed in a waiting room and will require a password. This is exclusively done for security purposes and to prevent what is commonly referred to as “Zoom Bombing” (when someone intentionally attacks and disrupts a virtual meeting). Zoom will also allow a phone call in to the meeting/event, in the event that you cannot join via the internet.
To receive the Zoom Meeting Invitations, send an email message to Message title should be: “SOSSI Virtual Meetings.” Message should contain: your name and SOSSI Member # (if you know it). You will receive a response with all the log-in and dial-in information. Make sure that you read the message fully as the details are specific. You must request the Zoom Meeting invitation information in advance - We will not be able to respond to any invitation requests on the day of the meeting or event.
The meetings (with the exception of the Social Hour) will also be simultaneously broadcast on the SOSSI Facebook Page. It can be found at: www.facebook.com/groups/SOSSI.
This will be an exciting time for SOSSI. We look forward toward bringing and sharing more with our members. I encourage you to share information about these events, as they are great opportunities to bring more members into SOSSI and share the enjoyment of Scouting philately.
Please send any questions or requests for information to . You can also send a message via any of our Social Media Platforms.
Sat 12 Sep 2020 - 1:00 p.m. EDST
Roundtable on Presenting the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge.
Sat 12 Sep 2020 - 4:00 p.m. EDST
SOSSI Annual General Meeting.
Sat 12 Sep 2020 - 8:00 p.m. EDST
Social Hour (Relaxed Time with other Members, sharing stories, with your favorite beverage). This will not be simulcast on Facebook.
Sun 13 Sep 2020 - 2:00 p.m. EDST
Rarities of the 1900 Mafeking Siege "Blueprint" Stamps Presented by Frederick Lawrence.
Sun 13 Sep 2020 - 4:00 p.m. EDST
Show & Tell/Trade-oree (Show off some of your collection, ask questions about some of your collecting material, or share items that you want to trade or sell).
NOTE: All times listed are U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time which is GMT - 4. Please plan accordingly.