|May 13, 2023||On the occasion of the AGM 2023 board elections took
place. The previous president Heinz-Jürgen Kumpf and the treasurer Gunter Vogt took the opportunity
to put their mandates into younger hands.
The newly elected president Hans-Jürgen Goebelbecker hands over to the two resigning board members (on the left H.-J. Kumpf, in the middle G. Vogt) two bottles of wine brandy from the "Winzer der Rheinhessischen Schweiz" (Wineries of the Rhine-Hessian Switzerland) from the nearby town Wöllstein as a symbolic thank you for their work.
|May 14, 2022||The FAI Award for his services to Irish philately in 2022 was given to
Dieter Michelson; in 2020 it was given to John Lennon, Dublin.
The FAI Medal for his services to the FAI was awarded to Axel Frauenrath at
the 2022 Annual General Meeting (photo from the Helvetia 2022 exhibition).
|October 23, 2021||
Finally a AGM could be held again.
At the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the FAI at the "Waldhotel Schäferberg" in 34314 Espenau (near Kassel), Germany , Dr. Hans-Jürgen Goebelbecker was elected as vice president of the FAI.
|April 27, 2019||Richard Lütticken received a certificate of honour for several years of editing.
Hans Bergdolt was awarded the FAI medal for his honourary work within the FAI.
For the first time the FgGB (Research Group Great Britain) joined an FAI meeting. FgGB board member Theo Brauers (front left) and the author KarlheinzJonny Reher (front right) presented their new book "Distinctive Maltese Cross Postmarks“ (Besondere Malteserkreuzstempel).
|October 6, 2018||At Stampa 2018 our President Heinz-Jürgen Kumpf had the honour to sign the
'Roll of Distinguished Philatelists'. This is the highest award for members of the Federation of Philatelic Societies of Ireland (FPSI) and a rare mark of distinction.
|September 1, 2018||Our long-time member Hans Bergdolt received the Vincent Linnell Award of the ire Philatelic Association (EPA, USA) for the best article in the 2017 issues of their newsletter THE REVEALER. It is the fifth time already that Hans received this award.
|May 12, 2018||
Harald Lützenkirchen was awarded the FAI medal for his honourary work within the FAI.
|May 6, 2017||At the AGM 2017 the president and vice president as well as the treasurer have been re-elected without dissenting vote. As the new secretary has been elected Wolfgang Fiedler, as well without dissenting vote.
|March 22, 2017||On the occasion of the launch of the new definitive series "A History of Ireland in 100 Objects - a Selection" the Irish Times published a video on their website featuring our member Brian Warren. The clip on the joys of stamp collecting can be viewed under the following link:
|May 2014||Wolfgang Fiedler is the new librarian|
|January 2014||Staff change: Hans Bergdolt, secretary from 2009 until 2013, has passed his task to HARFE-editor Richard Lütticken.
Hans + Richard
|May 2009||At the 2009 Annual General Meeting of the FAI in Oberaula, Hesse, Hans Bergdolt was elected new Secretary of the FAI. In this office of the board he is succeeding Richard Lütticken who did not stand for office again.
FAI President Heinz-Jürgen Kumpf congratulates Hans Bergdolt.
|May 5, 2007||Former president of FAI Otto Jung is greeting the just voted new president of FAI Heinz-Jürgen Kumpf: