FEPA Medal for Service to Philately 2021
Bernard Jimenez (France)
A member of the Board of the French Federation since 1991, Bernard Jimenez has been involved in all national and international exhibitions in France including PHILEXFRANCE 1999 and Salon du Timbre 2012 and 2014, both with FEPA Recognition. He has been very active in international organised philately, first as Secretary of the FIP Thematic Commission and later as a Member of the Board of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) since 2006 and its Vice-President since 2016. In these positions he constantly supported the interests of European philately. Furthermore, he was successfully active as liaison manager in several FEPA-patronised exhibitions with FIP recognition, most recently NOTOS 2021. Bernard has also served as FIP juror, Team leader in Postal History and Thematic, and jury secretary at FIP and FEPA exhibitions. For more than 40 years he has shared his knowledge of thematic philately and postal history in publications and has participated in many seminars all over the world.