Clubs & Organizations

1982 13¢ Kitten and Puppy stamp
November 22, 1954

The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States was established on November 22, 1954, in Wilmington, Delaware as the National Humane Society. It’s the largest animal protection organization in the world with over seven million members.

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1948 3¢ Juliette Gordon Low
October 31, 1860

Birth of Juliette Low

Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. She brought the Girls Guides to the US, which later became the Girl Scouts.

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1953 3¢ Future Farmers of America
October 13, 1953

Future Farmers of America Stamp

On October 13, 1953, the US Post Office issued a 3¢ stamp honoring the 25th anniversary of the Future Farmers of America. It was issued at the place the organization was founded – Kansas City, Missouri.

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2019 State and County Fairs stamps
September 29, 1841

First State Fair in America

On September 29, 1841, New York held the first state fair in the US. Today it’s the oldest and one of the most highly attended of all US state fairs.

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1960 4¢ American Woman stamp
September 22, 1949

American Business Women’s Association

The American Business Women’s Association was founded on September 22, 1949, to bring together business women from all occupations to help each other. Since 1983, this date has been celebrated as American Business Women’s Day.

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1983 20¢ Science and Industry stamp
September 20, 1848

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded on September 20, 1848, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It grew to become the world’s largest general scientific society with more than 120,000 members.

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US #1326 issued to publicize the Lions’ Search for Peace essay contest.
June 7, 1917

The Lions Club Hold First National Meeting

On June 7, 1917, the Lions Club held their first national meeting in Chicago. The oldest continuously operating Lions Club was established on January 18, 1916, in Austin, Texas.

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1968 Law and Order stamp
May 15, 1963

Peace Officers Memorial Day

On May 15, 1963, the US observed its first Peace Officers Memorial Day. It’s a day that pays tribute to America’s local, state, and federal peace officers who have died or been injured in the line of duty.

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1967 Urban Planning stamp
May 7, 1917

Founding of the American Planning Association

The American City Planning Institute (ACPI) was founded on May 7, 1917. Later becoming the American Planning Association (APA), the organization promotes urban planning – the building or improving of parks, highways, roads, and residential developments.

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