Aside from RMS, which is the national hobby organization, there are three types of matchcover clubs: regional, specialty, and private. Regional clubs [ex. San Diego Matchcover Club] are those which are based in a specific area and have elected officers who serve for specific terms; specialty clubs [ex. Girlie Club] focus on a specific category only; and private clubs [ex. AMCC] are those basically owned and operated by one individual. All clubs welcome members both in and out of their local areas [most collectors belong to several clubs in order to receive a variety of club bulletins, membership listings, and mail auctions]:

Note: For your convenience, there is a dues summary at the bottom of the page

The following clubs are located throughout the United States and Canada:


ANGELUS MATCHCOVER CLUB: California's oldest club (62 years old in 2013); a regional club serving the greater Los Angeles-Pasadena area. Meetings are held Jan., Feb., Mar. Sept., Oct., & Nov. Dues: $8 (US/$10CAN), $8 (family), $14 (foreign). Quarterly bulletin, mail auctions, Holiday-Auction in November. Contact: Cheryl Crill, 1533 E. Woodbury Rd., Pasadena, CA 91104 (Tel: 626-794-0094)
 
BIG BOY RESTAURANTS CLUB: A specialty club focusing on Big Boy restaurant covers. Meets annually at RMS convention. No bulletin/no dues; initial membership cost of $5 for cover listing and membership list. Contact: Wally Mains, 105 Roger Lane, Florence, KY 41042-2334 (859-525-0588)
 
CASINO CLUB: A specialty club focusing on Casino matchcovers and boxes. Meetings are held annually at the AMCAL and RMS Conventions. Dues: $10. There are 6 bulletins per year. Contact: Jene Lyle 8423 Admiral Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80908 or Joe DeGennaro; Membership application
 
CONNECTICUT MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater Connecticut and adjacent areas. TBD. People interested can contact; Robert Lamb, 308 Old Mill Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047-1544. Dues: $5 (US)/$6 (CAN)+one-time $1 initiation fee. Five bulletins annually, annual swapfest.

DENVER STRIKERS MATCHCOVER CLUB:
Not a regional club, it meets annually at the AMCAL and RMS conventions. Dues: $6 (domestic), $10 (Canadian & foreign). Bimonthly newsletter. Contact: Ken Schneider, 219 Carroll Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82009 307/632-7374

EMPIRE MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater New York City and adjacent areas. Meetings are 1st Sunday of every other month, except summer. Dues: $5; five bulletins annually.Christmas party; sponsor of the 1995 RMS convention. Contact: Ed Terracciano, 481 Beacon Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (E-mail: Joe DeGennaro) Membership application
 
FOREST CITY MATCHCOVER CLUB: A club open to all areas. Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of every month (except Jul and Dec). Marian Rousek, 944 Kingsbridge Ct., Akron OH 44313 Membership application
 
GARDEN STATE MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving New Jersey and adjacent areas. Meetings are 3rd Sunday of every other month at varying locations. Dues: $5. App. 4 bulletins annually, mail auctions, annual open house. Contact: Orvie Hoffman, 5 Gold St., Green Brook, NJ 08812-2509
 
GIRLIE MATCHCOVER CLUB: A specialty club focusing on Girlie matchcovers and boxes. Founded in 1982, it has members worldwide. The goals of the club are to (1) publish an updated, illustrated catalog of known Girlie sets and singles, and (2) to put collectors in contact with one another. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: there is an initial charge of $60 for the spectacular catalog and subsequent updates, and $15 annual dues there after. Contact: John Bachochin, 15731 S. 4210 Rd., Claremore, OK 74017
 
GREAT LAKES MATCH CLUB: A regional club serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area. Meets on the first Sunday of each month at announced locations. No bulletin; no dues; only open to local collectors. Contact Denise Alliegro, 3702 Sun Terrace, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Membership application
 
HALLMARK COLLECTORS GROUP: A new specialty club focusing on Hallmark Card covers. The club meets annually at the RMS Convention. A listing of Hallmark covers is being prepared. The club hopes to have a newsletter when they get more organized. All collectors are welcome. FMI: Pat Mains, 105 Roger Lane, Florence, KY 41042-2334 (859-525-0588) No dues as yet.

HUGGABLE BEARS CLUB: A specialty club centered on matchcovers, boxes, and labels featuring bears and related materials. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin. Contact: Toby Messmer, 5930 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059 (859-441-3339) for an application form.
 
JEWEL CLUB: A specialty club interested in Universal Match Corp.’s Jewel matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. No dues. A Jewel listing is maintained and members are advised of any additions. Contact: Clem Pater, 9 Woodbury Ct., Hamilton, OH 45013-6314
 
JEWELITE CLUB: A specialty club focusing on Universal Match Corp.’s Jewelite matchcovers. Meets annually at RMS convention. Annual dues: $5. A Jewelite listing is maintained and members are advised of any additions. Contact: Stella Williams, 910 Howard Lane, Vandalia, OH 45377-1866 (937) 890-8684

KEYSTONE-LEHIGH MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving Allentown, PA, and surrounding areas. Meets at its annual swapmeet late fall of every year at the Morgantown, PA Holiday Inn, exit 22 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Dues: $3 annually; 2 newsletter per year. Contact: Clem Pater, 315 South Front Street, Hamilton, OH 45013 Membership application
 
LIBERTY BELL MATCHCOVER CLUB: Founded 1982. Serving greater Philadelphia, PA, and the tri-state area. Meetings held Feb., May, Jul., Sep., and Nov. at various locations. 2016 meetings (begin at noon): February 21st at Collingswood, NJ, Public Library; Tentative: May 15th at location to be determined; July 17th picnic at home of Bill & Donna Longenecker, Kempton, PA. Don’t forget your swimsuit; September TBD; November 13th at home of Fred and Pat Constanzo (Trenton, NJ). Dues: $10 (e-bulletin)/ $20 hard copy on Jan. 1st. 5 great, full color bulletins & mail order auctions each year. Contact: President: Robert Abbott ; Secretary: Sherry Sisson; Treasurer/ Membership Secretary: Robert E. Lamb, Jr. 308 Old Mill Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047-1544

LONE STAR MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater Houston, TX, and adjacent areas. Meetings are
on a 'to be arranged' basis. Please contact LaJuan Melendy, 281-373-0038, in Houston, for latest details. Collectors and non-collectors, members or not, we welcomeone and all to visit with us and see what's going on in this fascinating hobby. Dues: $5.00 (e-bulletins)/$7.50 (individual hard copy bulletins)/$8.50 (family). Six bulletins annually, sponsor of the 1996 RMS convention and the annual Southern Swapfest. Contact: LaJuan Melendy, 10506 Trinity Springs Dr., Cypress, TX 77433 Membership application
 
LONG BEACH MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving the greater Long Beach-Los Angeles, CA, area, and the largest regional club in the U.S., with app. 300 members worldwide. Meetings are held on 1st Sunday of each month [no regular meeting site]. Six meetings a year including Birthday and Holiday parties. They have an annual Swap Fest end of October Dues: $5. 10 bulletins annually, mail auctions, and special programs which encourage participation of members outside of the local area. Contact: Emily Hiller, 2501 W. Sunflower Ave., #H5, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7532 (Tel: 714-540-8220). Membership application
 
MARVA MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving the greater Washington, DC, and adjacent Virginia and Maryland areas. Meetings are held quarterly. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin, Christmas party. Meeting dates for 2008: March 22, May 17, Sept 20, and Nov.15 @ 4pm.Contact: Grant Gehringer, 4761 Parkman Ct., Annandale, VA 22003-5046 Membership application
 
MERMAID CLUB: A specialty club focusing on matchcovers and boxes with mermaids/mermen. Meets annually at AMCAL and RMS conventions. Dues: none. Contact person: Ellen Gutting, 824 Peachy Canyon Circ., #101, Las Vegas, NV, or Janet Johnk, 6 Truman Dr., Novato, CA 94947
 
NEW ENGLAND MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater Massachusetts and adjacent areas. Meetings are bimonthly at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, Mass. Dues: $5+ one-time charge of $1 for new members. Bimonthly bulletin, annual swapfest, Christmas party. Contact: Leroy Burke, 2 Island Pond Rd., Pelham, NH 03076

NEW MOON MATCHBOX & LABEL CLUB: A specialty club focusing on all matchboxes and labels. Meets annually at RMS convention. Dues: $5. Quarterly bulletin. Contact: Donna Longenecker, 1007 Old Philly Pike, Kempton, PA 19529-9321, Membership application

PACIFIC NORTHWEST MATCHBOOK COLLECTORS CLUB: A regional club serving the Seattle-Portland area. Meetings every other month. Dues: $7/$12 international. Bimonthly bulletins, mail auctions. Contact: Ed Brassard, 101 Kristiana Way, Belfair, WA 98528 (360-275-4140)
 
PENN-OHIO MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving the Pittsburgh, PA-Youngstown, OH, area. Meetings are on the 3rd Friday of every other month and feature displays, speakers, freebies, and more. Dues: $6. No bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Shirley Sayers, 1290 Corporation St., Beaver, PA 15009-2544 (Tel: 724-728-4671)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater Denver and adjacent areas. Meetings are held on 2nd Saturday of every other month in Denver, Greeley or Cheyenne. Dues: $7 (individual)/$8.50 (family)/$8 (foreign). Bimonthly bulletin with many interesting articles, mail auctions, Christmas party. Contact: Richard Giardini, 4416 W. 6th St., Greeley, CO 80634-1332.
 
SAN DIEGO MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater San Diego and surrounding areas. No regular meetings. Dues: US/CAN $5; Foreign 7$ (US currency). Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Doug Fouquet, 1540 Forest Way, Del Mar, CA 92014 (858-755-2311)
 
SIERRA-DIABLO MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving the Sacramento - San Francisco area. No regular meetings. Dues: $5 (e-bulletin); or $10 hard copy $10 (individual)/$15 (family)/ $15 (Canada/ Mexico)/$20 (foreign). Monthly full-color bulletin for on-line members/10 B&W hard copy issues for non-internet members, 1st class postage, large bulletin mail auctions. Co-sponsors annual AMCAL convention. Contact: Loren Moore, POB 1181, Roseville, CA 95678 (916-7836822) Membership application
 
SOUTHEASTERN MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club meeting in Winter Park, Florida on the second Saturday of the odd numbered months. The annual Swapfest is every March in Altamonte Springs, Florida at the Hampton Inn. Regular meetings, bulletin. Dues: $5+one time $1 registration fee, $6.50 (family) [Membership dues are due January 1st each year]. Contact: Bill Hayes, Treasurer/ Membership Secretary, 13553 San Rafael Dr., Largo, FL 33774 (727-470-9148).
 
SOUTHERN ONTARIO MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving southern Ontario province. This club is an extension of the Trans-Canada Matchcover Club. Meetings are held twice annually. No dues or bulletin. Contact Persons: Carol Ziegler, President, 4019 Weimar Line, RR#3, Wellesley, ON,N0B 2T0 or Robert Reed,Vice President, 34 Sweetbriar Rd, London ON, N5Y 5G1
 
TOBACCO CLUB: A specialty club focusing on tobacco covers. Contact: Joe DeGennaro, 309 E. 87th St., #6E, NYC, NY 10128-6774 Membership application
 
TRANS CANADA MATCHCOVER CLUB: "A regional club serving the province of Ontario. Meets annually at Trans Canada swapfests. Dues are: Canadian Membership: $18; American Membership: $22; Overseas membership: $25; Email Membership: $5. Contact Persons: Carol Ziegler, President, 4019 Weimar Line, RR#3, Wellesley, ON,N0B 2T0 or Robert Reed,Vice President, 34 Sweetbriar Rd, London ON, N5Y 5G1, Quarterly bulletin, mail auctions, annual swapfests in April, sponsor of 1993 RMS convention and 2004 RMS conventions.

TRI-STATE CARDINAL MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving all of the tri-state: Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Our name Tri state Cardinal Matchcover club honors the state bird of these three states. Our meetings are held in Northern Ky, Vandalia, Ohio and our annual Halloween Party in Grove City, Ohio (outside of Columbus, Ohio). Our Christmas party is the first Sunday of December and our anniversary party the 1st Sunday in May. Other meetings dates vary with no meetings in January and August. Club activities include: auctions, 50/50, refreshments, bingo, grab table and socializing. We have proudly hosted the RMS convention in 1986, 1994 and 2002. Contact information is: Wally Mains, 105 Roger Lane Florence, KY 41042 859 525 0588.
 
WINDY CITY MATCHCOVER CLUB: A regional club serving greater Chicago and adjacent areas. Meetings are at 1 PM on April 3, August 7, and December 4. Dues: $5 (individual)/$2 each additional family member. Bimonthly bulletin, Christmas and anniversary parties. Contact: Bob Cigrang (847) 392-8634, 622 N. Russell St., Mount Prospect, IL., 60056


CLUB DUES SCHEDULE

CLUB

DUE

DUES 

RENEWAL

CAN/FOREIGN 
Angelus MC $8 $8  $10/$14
   
   
Big Boy MC $5  none   
Casino MC   $10  $10  $14/$14
Connecticut MC Jan. 1  $5  $5  $6/CAN/$10/Foreign 
Denver Strikers MC Aug.. 1 $6   $6  $10 
Empire MC  Jan. 1 $5  $5 $5
   
Forest City MC Jan. 1  $6  $6  $6/CAN 
Garden State MC    $5  $5   
Girlie MC  Aug. 31 $40  $15   
Great Lakes MC  no dues none  
Hallmark Colectors Group   no dues    
Huggable Bears MC Aug. 1  $5  $5   
Jewel MC       
Jewelite MC   $5 $5  
Keystone-Lehigh MC    $3   $3   
Liberty Bell MC  Jan. 1  $10/$20 $10/$20/$25  $10/$25
Lone Star MC * $7.50  $8.50  $8.50
Long Beach MC   $5  $5   
MARVA MC  Jan. 1  $5  $5    
Mermaid Club N/A none  none  none 
New England MC  Mar. 4  $5  $5  $10/CAN $15/Overseas
New Moon Matchbox/ Label MC   $5  $5   
       
Pacific Northwest MC    $7  $5  $12 
Penn-Ohio MC  Jan. 1 $6  $6   
   
Rocky Mountain MC  $6  $6  $8 
San Diego MC $5  $5  $7
Sierra-Diablo MC  Apr. 1  $5/10/$15  $5/10/$15 $5/$15/CAN/$20/Overseas 
Southeastern MC  Jan. 1  $6  $5   
Southern Ontario MC  none  none  none  none
Tobacco Club ***  $10  $10  $15 
Trans Canada MC  * $5/$18/CAN/$22/US  $5/$18/CAN/$22/US $5/$25/CAN
Tri-State Cardinals MC  May  $7/$10 $5  
Windy City MC  Jul. 31 $5  $5  $10 

Note: 2nd figure for Dues ($10/$15) is for family membership
* = Due date is individually set according to when the member joined
** = Requires unlisted man hole cover as dues [good luck!]
*** = Due at AMCAL or RMS
red = membership rate for full-color, e-version bulletins


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