Chicagopex 2024 Convening Societies

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors exists to share and discuss ideas and techniques for improving standards of exhibit preparation, judging, and the management of exhibitions. AAPE serves the entire range of people who work or have an interest in one or more of these fields; whether novice, experienced, or just beginning to think about getting involved. Through pursuit of our purposes, it is our goal to encourage your increasing participation and enjoyment of philatelic exhibiting, and to ensure the health of this part of our hobby.

The Rossica Society for Russian Philately

The Rossica Society is a worldwide society devoted to all aspects of Russian philately, from the pre-stamp days of Imperial Russia to current post-Soviet philately. The purpose of the Society is to globally unite philatelists with an interest in Russian philately and provide them a means of broadening their philatelic knowledge through the award-winning Rossica Journal and the society’s award-winning web site. The society was established in Yugoslavia in 1929 and has more than 275 members from 45 states and 41 countries.

Scandinavian Collectors Club

Members of the Scandinavian Collectors Club specialize in the countries / territories of Aland, Aunus, the Danish West Indies, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Karelia, North Ingermanland, Norway, Slesvig and Sweden. The members exhibit at philatelic exhibitions including annual NORDIA exhibitions in Scandinavia and World Series of Philately shows in the United States. Many members serve as qualified judges and organizers of major stamp shows. The society exists to promote fellowship and communication among collectors of Scandinavian philatelic material and encourage research and disseminate related information. SCC offers library services and educational opportunities.

Women Exhibitors

WE provides a vehicle for women exhibitors to encourage each other through sharing information, ideas, experience, advice, problems, and solutions. WE welcomes women and men. WE serves as a forum for women to discuss and explore issues relating to exhibiting. WE encourages newcomers to exhibiting and helps them get started. Continuing exhibitors serve as mentors and lend support to all as they share lessons learned.

WE has meetings twice yearly at the Great American Stamp Show and AmeriStamp Expo. Summaries of programs and workshops held at these shows are shared through the newsletter and WE Think. In addition, satellite meetings are held at national, regional, and local shows. Leaders of the satellite meetings discuss issues and share information from other meetings. WE meetings are open to all, but philately is explored from a woman's point of view.