Welcome to the official web site
of the American First Day Cover Society's Claude C. Ries Chapter.
Chapter #48 is one of the most active Chapters in the AFDCS. The Ries
Chapter serves all of Southern California and has members in many
states. We have several meetings each year at both stamp shows and at
member's houses, including our world famous annual Yule Tuber party.
FREDERICK LANGFORD MEMORIAL BARBECUE
Ron & Jeri Sobelís
West Hills Hacienda
JULY 20, 2014
The next Ries Chapter social
event will be our annual Frederick Langford Memorial BBQ on
Sunday, July 20th at NOON at Ron Sobelís Hacienda at 23678 Ingomar
Street West Hills CA 91304-4478
We will need the usual staples:
bottled water, liter sodas, potato salad, macaroni salad, Jell-O
salad, fruit salad, green salad, pitted black olives, sliced
cheddar cheese, chips and dip, lettuce and pickles, sliced
avocado, salsa, cake, fruit pie and brownies or cookies and LOTS
of main and side dishes. As usual, our host and hostess will
provide vanilla ice cream and watermelon. The Club will provide
all the paper goods. Ron has enough tables and chairs for an Army,
so no one has to bring any.
Beginning this year, the Club
will provide the hot dogs, burgers and buns. This will allow
members to get creative with new and interesting side dishes.
If you are bringing a hot dish,
please keep it hot during transport. Likewise if you are bringing
a cold dish, please keep it on ice as there wonít be room in the
host refrigerator for your contribution. Please bring your own
serving utensils too.
After our luncheon, we will have
a meeting and discussion of upcoming events and a drawing. Please
join us. We look forward to seeing you. The more the merrier.
Each member should bring something to donate to the drawing.
Please call Hospitality
Chairperson Kathy Clements (aka MJ) at (323)292-5460 (h) or cell
(213)703-7809 to RSVP for the BBQ. Please call sooner rather than
later, one way or the other. PLEASE donít wait until the last
minute. Feel free to email Kathy at
firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
If you donít know how to get to
Ronís, use Mapquest, your GPS, an old-fashioned map or call Ron.
Please arrive on time!
If you have an
Escargot Mail Buddy, please notify them of this email.
Chapter to Publish Catalog of Dave Bennett Covers
Michael Litvak, President of the
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 of the American First Day Cover
Society, announced today that the chapter will publish its first
book for release at Americover, the 57th annual AFDCS
convention, to be held this year in Irvine, Calif., August 10-12.
Dave Bennettís Ries Chapter Event Covers will feature
the whimsical fun of the covers produced for Ries Chapter events
by professional cartoonist and one of todayís most popular
cachetmakers, Dave Bennett.
Included in this 128-page, full-color book will be images of
the many amusing covers that Bennett has made for over 20 years as
souvenirs for Ries Chapter members for their annual Taco Fest,
Summer BBQ and Yule Tuber parties.
Also included in the catalog are covers for special Ries
Chapter events, as well as an appendix of Bennett artwork done to
publicize the events. In addition to the cover images, detailed
information is provided about Bennettís artistic concepts and
uniquely creative production methods that will delight and educate
all who appreciate the challenges involved in making beautiful
All of these covers were made in limited quantities. Thus,
this will be a unique opportunity to see and enjoy these special
covers in one publication.
The catalog is offered with two styles of bindings, either a
spiral binding or a perfect binding. The spiral binding can
accommodate future planned supplements.
The price is $29.95, which includes sales tax, packing and
shipping to any continental U.S. address. A special
pre-publication price of $24.95 will apply to all orders for which
payment is made prior to July 15. Please specify the preferred
binding and mail a check or money order, payable to ďRies
ChapterĒ, to Kathy Clements, 3976 Olmsted Ave., Los Angeles, CA
90008-2626. Quantity discounts for orders of 10 or more are
available by contacting Clements at
Next meeting is Frederick
Langford Memorial BBQ,
July 20, 12:00pm
Ray Charles FDCs. See our Covers for Sale page for details.
too can become a member of our Chapter. Dues are only $15 per
year. Please complete and submit the
Dues Renewal Coupon when
renewing your membership. If a new member, please complete and
Member Bio Form.