(Pictured Left to Right: Honorary Member First Lady Debbie Remengesaualong with PCS Board Members: Secretary Sinton Soalablai, TJ Remengesau, Sandra S. Pierantozzi, Dr. Minoru Ueki, and Vice Chair Mario Katosang)

Koror, Palau – Around fifty individuals gathered at the Belau National Museum on July 26, to witness the unveiling of the commemorative stamp collection which marks the 25th Anniversary of Palau Conservation Society (PCS).

The diverse crowd included members of the diplomatic corps, PCS partners, donors, members, and stamp lovers.

During the short program, PCS Chair David A. Orrukem thanked PCS partners and supporters for their continuous collaboration to protect Palau’s pristine environment.

Mrs. Sandra S. Pierantozzi, who is a philatelist or stamp collector, gave a brief history of stamps and underscored their importance and purpose.

As a PCS founder and “retired politician,” Mrs. Pierantozzi also took time to emphasize the significance of NGOs like PCS to compliment and balance the work of the government.

Before the unveiling of the stamp collection, Executive Director Majekobaje acknowledged the Post Master for making the PCS commemorative stamp collection possible, as well as the artists who contributed to the collection: Heather Ketebengang, Elsei Tellei, Richard Brooks, and Ives Morei.

By all accounts, the event was a large success with Palau Post Office staff reporting that all PCS stamps on hand at the Museum had been sold out. Stamps are still available at the Palau Post Office and online at www.palaupost.org. The public is encouraged to purchase their commemorative stamps before they are gone.