March 23 The Underground Railroad Special Stamp Dedication

The Detroit PCC Postal Customer Council is proud to host:
A special Stamp Dedication ceremony commemorating the Underground Railroad (UGRR) 
The Detroit PCC is honored to partner with The Detroit River Project in celebrating our heroes at St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church.  8850 Woodward Ave.  The women and men of the "network to freedom" known as the Underground Railroad, worked tirelessly through fear of detection and arrest to give the dream of freedom to those who sought that what was denied.Detroiter, William Lambert, known as the Detroit Underground Railroad Stationmaster is in this UGRR Stamp Collection getting long overdue recognition as to who he truly was; an American Hero.   Descendants of William Lambert will be speaking and sharing his and their stories during the event. 

Special Guest Remarks:  Christina Streety-Napier, Author Code Name Midnight, William Lambert & The Underground Railroad, Husband, Joseph Napier, Film & Podcaster.  Barry Jurgenson, National Park Service, Network to Freedom. The Reverend Anthony Estes, SMSJ Episcopal Church.   US Postal Service, Richard Moreton, Michigan One-District Manager, Ronald Morris, Postmaster, City of Detroit & Detroit PCC Postal Co-Chair, Jake Busacker, Detroit PCC Industry Co-Chair.
Saturday, March 23, 2024  1:00 PM
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Official Stamp Launch -  Maryland, March 9, 2024 
 Pictured on the stamp sheet:  Catharine Coffin, Frederick Douglass,  Thomas Garrett, Laura Haviland,
Lewis Hayden, Harriet Jacobs, William Lambert, Jermain Loguen, William Still and Harriet Tubman.  
You can puchase stamps and other Underground Railroad postal products online

Event Information

Event Date 03-23-2024 1:00 pm
Individual Price More details to come.
Location St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church

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2024 March 23 - The Underground Railroad Stamp Dedication

On March 23, 2024, The Detroit PCC partnered with The Detroit River Project (DRP) for a Special Stamp Dedication ceremony commemorating the Underground Railroad (UGRR) at St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Michigan. We honored Detroiter William Lambert, known as the Detroit Underground Railroad Stationmaster, and one of ten Freedom Fighters featured in the UGRR Stamp Collection. Thank you to all the speakers and everyone who made this event a success. More pics coming soon at www.detroitpcc.com.
Pics: L to R: Abolitionist and civil rights activist William Lambert, UGRR Stamp Dedication, flyer for the event, Toussaint Lambert, son of William Lambert - one of the first African American letter carriers. #undergroundrailroadstamps

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Below: L to R: Kim Simmons, DRP, Ron Morris, PCC Co-Chair, LaDonna Smith, PCC Admin, Jake Busacker, PCC Co-Chair, Patricia Bridgeforth, CRM USPS, Joseph Napier, Narrator UGRR history, Carol Zarek, PCC Sec., Gary Hinton, PCC Support. - Rt.  Event attendees at St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Church, founded by William Lambert.   After the wonderful dedication, we gathered in Jamison Hall for refresehments and opportunty to purchase sheets of the Underground Railroad stamps and acquire the special days stamp cancellation. 

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Below: These commerative stamp sets and more can be purchased online. Typically, a commerative stamp has a limited production run and is sold for only one year. 
These are Forever Stamps so the price you pay now is valid forever. If you wish to purchase commerative stamp sets, you can visit our website at  www.usps.com  > Shop  Stamps

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2023 Holiday Gala Celebrations

The Detroit (PCC) Postal Customer Council, Michigan One District, celebrated our annual Holiday Gala December 8 2023 at Sindbads Marina.  Our guests enjoyed spactular food and beverages and the spirit of the hoiday was prompted by our on-site Santa who sang his way into our hearts and got the whole room in the holiday spirit.  Having live sax music during our meal was so warming and cozy and alllowed us time to mingle. We all had a wonderful time with raffle and holiday games.  

L to R:  Rick Moreton Michigan One District Mgr and his staff:          Detroit PCC Co-Chairs       :               PCC Sing-a-Long with Santa 

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2023 National PCC Day Celebration - September 22 in Troy MI

The Detroit (PCC) Postal Customer Council, Michigan 1 District, celebrated National PCC Day on September 22, 2023. Upon entry into the event, our guests were treated to continental breakfast and time to mingle.  Our Media Team prepared the slideshows that ran prior to event and during our lunch break of our own PCC photos of our year’s events and the slides of this year’s National PCC Winners. .   Detroit PCC has always been committed to bringing our members   the most innovative messaging to ensure they are kept aware of the best the Postal Service has to offer and how they will benefit from the information. 

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Our sessions: 2023-24 USPS Mailing Promotions presenting the various options available and offered tips on layering promos for best discounts presented by experts Roman Godlewski, USPS and Kevin Yost, TGI Direct, Inc.    It was a great prelude into our topic presentation; Insights on Integrating Generative A.I.  by Rick Ryan, Pitney Bowes Fellow.  This session impressed that AI is a tool to amplify human creativity and ingenuity and how to integrate it into their marketing plans.  Our guest speaker Eric Henry, VP, Retail and Delivery Operations, presented on status of the USPS emphasizing what the PMG’s 10-year plan is for the Postal Service, intriguing information for all which highlighted where we are heading into the coming years. Our vendors supported us with their own display tables and were introduced by our executive board.  Each vendor was given the opportunity to publicize their business and what their specialty is in the mail industry. 

We celebrated Detroit PCC winning the Gold and Platinum Awards for 2023.  We received this award because we fulfilled the requirments in educational event planning and community particpation through the year.  We hope you will continue to support us and join us for our many innovative events.   www.detroitpcc.com 

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Annual Golf Outing - With the Detroit PCC - APCD - GMA

On August 7 2023, The Detroit PCC, partnered with Graphic Media Alliance (GMA) and The Advertising Production Club of Detroit  (APCD) for our 28th Annual Golf Outing at the Links of Novi.  It was a huge success as our golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun in semi-great weather and the Links of Novi course was stunning. This year our lead sponsor was Graphic Media Alliance, who not only golfed with us but with their sponsorship helped us reach our goals.   

Because of the generosity of our golfers and sponsors, our organizations will continue to offer educational programming to business mailers and newcomers engaged in learning more about marketing using print media.  Our programs are targeted to increase knowledge of the importance of what print mail is and how it effects the marketing world. 

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June 29, 2023 Richard Moreton is the Winner of the 2023 District Manager of the Year.

On June 29, 2023  The PCC Leadership Awards were presented to the years winners.

This year our own Richard Moreton was honored with the DISTRICT MANAGER OF THE YEAR by the Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy.

2023 Winner 

We are so proud and happy for him.  Congratulations!!!