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2013 Centennial Dinner Celebration

1913   Happy Birthday Stamp   2013

The Rochester Philatelic Association held a special dinner in celebration of the club's 100th anniversary on its exact date, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Locust Hill Country Club. It was organized by the RPA's Centennial Dinner Committee members--Florence Wright, Don Grover and Rich Spinelli. This page commemorates that evening by presenting photos and information of the events from that evening. The Hinges & Tongs issue documents some of the dinner's presentations. Special thanks to Dave Robinson who took most of the photos below.

Click any PDF document or photo below to view and enlarge them.

Dinner Invitation

Dinner Program

Letter from Gordon Morison

Hinges & Tongs Centennial Edition

Anniversary Cover and Cancel by Joe Doles

Time Capsule

Photos from the Dinner...

Entrance to Locust Hill

Locust Hill Club House

Events that Evening

Entrance Welcome Table

Entrance to the Locust Room

The Room Awaits...

... And so does Ray Stone

Silk Cake


Close Up

Buffet Table

Souvenir Table Set Up

The Table Fills Up

ROPEX Exhibit Award Plaques





Welcome by Tom Fortunato

Across the Room

Toast by Florence Wright

Salad is Served

The Dinner Buffet Awaits

Reading Regret Letters

RPA Events and Personalities

Rich Spinelli- Collector Psychology

Don Grover- RPA Anniversaries

Rick Kase- RPA Souvenirs

Bill Arthur- Member Memories

Gifts- Joe Doles, Kelly Armstrong


Don Speaks Again

Rich Describes the Time Caspule

Table by Table

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Table 4

Table 5

Table 6

Table 7

Table 8

Table 9

Table 10

Table 11

More from Table 8

More from Table 8

More from Table 8

More from Table 8

More from Table 8


Charles and Suzanne Adrion

Bruno Antonini

Kelly and Kathy Armstrong

Bill and Bev Arthur

Michael Bloch

Dave and Diane Bombard

Paul and Catherine Brach

William Brorein

John Cali

Robert and Margie De Lena

Joe and Nancy Doles

Don and Phelomena Drexler

Steve Eisinger

Tom Fortunato

Luis Greiff, Jr.

Don Grover

Barry and Mary Lou Hartley

Fred and Patty Haynes

Alex and Valerie Hrabko

Mark Hull and Robert Bass

Mary and Bill Iman

Rick Kase

John Kellas

Robert Kingston, Marcia DeCesar
and Kathy Minarik

Anthony Labrum

John Lighthouse

Dave and Angelica Marcus

Scott and Melinda Martz

Whitney and Cathy McMahon

Robert and Mary Meegan

Carl Miller and Khadijha McFadden

Ada and David Prill

Dave Robinson

Dave and Kathleen Roehrig

John and Eileen Rogers

Jack Rosenstein

Mario and Gail Sarra

Chuck and Shirley Schultz

Mary and Mark Smith

Rich and Kathleen Spinelli

Elli and Robert Steeb

Ray Stone and Bridget Morganstern

Jim Trenton

Frank Tritto and Tina Borelli

Claude and Barbara van Volkenburg

Loretta Welch

Florence Wright

Sending Regrets for Not Coming...

Duncan and Karen Barber

Nancy Clark

Cheryl Edgecomb

Gordon Morison

Leonard Patti

From our Following Meeting, Thursday, March 14...