President's Message - Issue 50

(Published: January, 2020, Volume 20, Number 1, Issue #50) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)

The "January" Edition!
Well, there was no "fall" edition which would normally have come out in September due to work and life getting in the way. I have personally created two new exhibits and I am working on others. I am in charge of exhibits for Philatelic Show 2020 happening May 1-3, 2020 and would love to see a few members put up a frame or two. If people participate, you are guaranteed to get one of the special MPI Awards. Please think about exhibiting.

Auction 18
There are sixteen items in Auction 18 and hopefully you can add some items to your collection.

Handbook Updates
MPI Handbook - There are 11 new PDFs! And all of the PDFs are at much higher resolution so the details can be seen easier. This does mean that the PDFs are bigger but they are much more useful.

There are three new exhibits posted to the website. You can either go to the Table Of Contents of this newsletter or the main exhibits page. Wang Yinchang's exhibit Legend of Insect Wings tells a very nice story about insects and wings. Pages 11 and 12 have mosquito/malaria stamps on them.

Membership Update:
There are 120 members from 21 countries (5 new member since the last Miasma).
Current Membership: 120 members
Australia1 Brazil4
Canada3 China3
Costa Rica1 Egypt2
France3 Germany2
Great Britain11 Hong Kong1
India8 Indonesia1
Israel1 Italy4
Kuwait1 Morocco1
The Netherlands1 Norway1
Pakistan1 Scotland1
Spain3 United States66

Always Looking for Articles: Please consider writing an article about some part of your malaria collection, or how you got started collecting malaria stamps, or about a doctor in the malaria field that can have supporting stamps with it, or new varieties that you have found, etc. All I need is the text and some images and I can put together the web page. A text file, MS Word file, and many other formats will work. If you have an exhibit that has interesting malaria items in it, please send scans of the exhibit pages and I can add them to the site.