24 June 2014

New stamp on Red Cross..



Date of Issue : 6 May 2014

Australia Post issued a stamp to commemorate 100 years of Red Cross in Australia. A Maxi Card was also issued ffor this issue.


100 Years People Helping people

Australian Red Cross was established in 1914, nine days after the commencement of World War I. The organisation grew at a rapid rate – by November 1914, New South Wales had 88 city or suburban branches and 249 country branches. The Society was accepted by the community from the beginning. Much of the World War I home front activities such as knitting socks and rolling bandages was done by local Red Cross branches.


Australian Red Cross supports and runs important projects whilst raising awareness about issues or problems. These include First Aid projects, Disaster and Emergency Services, Youth and Education. The Mission of Australian Red Cross is: "To be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through services delivered and promotion of humanitarian laws and values."

Club News

Forthcoming Philatelic Exhibitions in Karnataka

Bagalkot (Divisions covered Bagalkot, Chikodi, Gokak and Belgaum) - 19th - 20th July 2014.

Gadag (Divisions covered Gadag, Dharwad, Bellary, Sirsi, Karwar and Haveri) - 9th - 10th August 2014.

Gulbarga (Divisions covered Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur and Raichur) - 23rd - 24th August 2014.

It is also proposed to organize district level philatelic exhibition at Bangalore in 1st week of August 2014. The date is not announced yet. More information is awaited.

- Jagannath Mani - Bangalore

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