Show your support for a Merton stamp

Envelope_DesignA petition containing the names of more than 140 ITMS members is now on its way to the U.S. Postal Service, supporting an effort by the ITMS to have the Postal Service issue a stamp, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton.

Members signed the petition during our biennial General Session that was held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Last September, the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee accepted the suggestion and agreed to consider it.

Members of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee include:

Gail Anderson
Partner, Anderson Newton Design; instructor, School of Visual Arts; author

Benjamin Bailar
Former Postmaster General; postal history stamp collector

Caroline Bauman
Associate director, Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

B. J. Bueno
Founder, The Cult Branding Company; partner, Nonbox Consulting

Cary Brick
Retired U.S. Congressional staff; adjunct professor of Government and History

Donna De Varona
TV sports commentator; Olympic swimming champion; select Director of the Board, U.S. Soccer Foundation

Jean Picker Firstenberg, Chair
President Emerita, American Film Institute

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research Harvard University

Janet Klug
Philatelist; author; retired

Eric Madsen
Graphic designer & fine artist

Harry Rinker
Antiques and collectibles appraiser, author, collector, columnist, educator, and lecturer; host of WHATCHA GOT?

Maruchi Santana
Founder, The Brand Extension Agency

Debra Shriver
Vice president and chief communications officer, Hearst Corporation; co-founder, UNICEF Snowflake Ball

If you’d like to show your support for the idea, please write to the Committee at the following address:

Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501

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Sunday morning session

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Saturday PM sessions

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Saturday morning sessions

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Inspiring line-up for ITMS General Meeting in June

The logo for the 2013 International Thomas Merton Society General MeetingWe have plenty planned for the ITMS General Meeting at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut this June 13-16.

Our line-up of speakers includes:

  • Elizabeth Dreyer
  • Christopher Pramuk
  • Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
  • A panel on Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen is scheduled to include John Eudes Bamberger OCSO, Kevin Burns, Robert Jonas, Sue Moesteller CSJ with Michael Higgins presiding.

    Our roundtable on James Laughlin will feature David Cooper, Peggy Fox and Ian MacNiven.

    If you haven’t registered already, please click here and sign up!

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    Time to register…and save the planet!

    Greetings to all!

    It’s hard to believe it will be just a few months before readers of Thomas Merton meet at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut for the next General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society!

    You are encouraged to register for the conference now to avoid any late fees.  Just click on the link

    Also, one of our presenters wants to know if anyone plans to drive to Fairfield from the Durham, North Carolina area.  He might fly, but would prefer to reduce his carbon footprint by pitching in for gasoline and car pooling.  Any takers?  Let me know and I’ll put you in contact with him.

    Looking forward to seeing you at SHU!

     

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    Need an ITMS update? Click on the link….

    Get the latest details about the upcoming General Meeting at Sacred Heart University, the 25th anniversary of the International Thomas Merton Society and more by clicking here

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