The Council takes pride in the stamp shows that Council clubs present each year. For those clubs that want to provide competitive displays as part of their show, the Council provides trained philatelic judges. The judges use the criteria in the APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting to evaluate and score the exhibits. Oral and/or written feedback is provided by the judges to those exhibitors seeking to improve their exhibit. Our philatelic judges are a mix of APS trained philatelists and local philatelists trained by Council. Currently, the Council has two Apprentice Judges, Ralph Nafziger of Southern Oregon and Mark Woodward from the Redding area. We have room for two more, so if this interests you, contact David McNamee at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a great way to participate in our hobby.