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Owney - Nationwide mascot for the Railway Post office and the United States Postal Service (1888 - 1897)
Greater Boston PCC
MSMA New England Chapter
as we present
"Mail Through the Millennia"
June 22, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
First Event of 2017
The GBPCC was in attendance as the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98
PCC Closes Out 2016 In Style!
On Wednesday, December 15, 2016, The Greater Boston PCC had their year-end event at American Legion Post 440 in Newton. To open the event, Mark Fallon gave a presentation on the new postage rates going into effect in January 2017. Mark explained how organizations should prepare for the change, and how mailers can take advantage of the new weight allowances.
Next, Nicolas Francescucci, the Postmaster of Boston, led the unveiling of the 2016 Military Service Cross stamps. Joining Nick was Mike Powers, USPS District Manager; Francisco A. Ureña, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Dan Clark, retired State Trooper and Marine veteran; and Adam Lewenberg, PCC Co-Chair (pictured left)
After the unveiling, the PCC presented Secretary Ureña a special gift to honor and assist local veterans in the Commonwealth. The PCC donated custom sets of note cards, Military Service Cross stamps and pens for veterans. The pens were hand-turned, wooden barrel writing instruments crafted by our own Al Silverstein. Thanks Al!
Our special guest, Dan Clark (pictured right), is also known as "The Singing Trooper". Dan performed a special rendition of the National Anthem, other patriotic songs and Christmas carols. It was a fantastic way to close out a great event – and an exciting 2016!
Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 13.pdf
Nick Francescucci Sworn in as Postmaster
On September 16, 2016, Nicolas R. Francescucci stood in front of 200 guests (including governments officials, colleagues, friends and family) in the flag room of the State House, placed his hand on the Bible (held by his wife Theresa) and took the traditional oath, administered by Mike Powers, District Manager (pictured). With this, Francescucci was officially sworn in and became the 53rd Postmaster of Boston, Massachusetts.
As Postmaster of Boston, Francescucci will oversee 100+ stations, branches, retail units and carrier annexes encompassing zip codes 021, 022 and 024 (with the exception of Cambridge). This includes over two million customers and approximately 708,000 delivery points. He will manage over 4000 employees.
Postmaster Francescucci’s installation was emceed by Michael Haggerty, former Postal Executive. Guest Speakers included: Daniel J. Ryan, Massachusetts State Representative, 2nd Suffolk District, Chief John Barros, Chief of Economic Development under Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Michael Rakes, Senior Plant Manager, Greater Boston District. The National Anthem and God Bless America were sung by Michelle Kippenhan, wife of George Kippenhan, Manager of Consumer & Industry Contact, while the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by their daughter Mary. Frederick White, Korean War Veteran and Retired USPS Supervisor delivered the Invocation. Mike Powers, District Manager, shared stories of Nick’s leadership and his dedication to the Postal Service and their customers before swearing in the new Postmaster.
Jack-o'-lanterns Stamp Unveiling & Student Educational Event
Highlands School, Braintree MA
Special thanks to our
who are participating in National PCC Day 2016 at Gillette Stadium:
IMEX Global Solutions
Jet Mail Services
JLS Mailing Services
The Allied Group
Window Book, Inc.
New Balance Athletics
Sungard Availability Services
The Berkshire Company
MSMA New England Chapter
National Postal Forum
New Balance Athletics
New England Journal of Medicine
Postal Customer Council of Providence
United States Postal Service
Betsy Shortell Receives
The Silver Industry Person of the Year Award
At the 2016 National Postal Customer Council Awards in Washington DC, Betsy Shortell, of the Greater Boston PCC, received the Silver Industry Person of the Year Award.
Betsy, Manager of Harvard University Mail and Distribution Services (HUMDS), has been a Greater Boston PCC Executive Board Member for 6 successful years, serving as the Industry Co-Chair for 2 years, helping lead Greater Boston to Platinum and Gold Level Awards on National PCC Day. During her tenure as co-chair, Betsy led the Executive Board in developing creative and innovative ideas, programs and seminars. These seminars included presentations about Mail Fraud, the Power of Networking and Industry Certifications to name a few.
Read more: GBPCC Newsletter Issue 12.pdf
2016 National PCC Leadership Award
PCC Partner of the Year
Central MA PCC, Greater Boston PCC, Southeastern MA PCC, Western MA PCC, New Hampshire PCC and Providence PCC
2017 Postal Holidays
· Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (observed)
· Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
· Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday
· Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
· Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
· Monday, September 4 Labor Day
· Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
· Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (observed)
· Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
· Monday, December 25 Christmas Day
Published on Mar 21, 2016
Stamp news and a preview of 2016 stamps on the way: Stamp News