BNAPS Regional Groups

Throughout the United States and Canada, BNAPS members have formed regional groups (listed below) that meet one or more times a year. Meetings are much like mini-conventions, some lasting the weekend, during which strong philatelic friendships flourish, and both knowledge and material are exchanged.

If you love BNA stamps and covers and enjoy meeting others who share your enthusiasm, you are likely to find the benefits of a BNAPS regional group worth the Society dues alone.

Vice President Regional Groups
Upcoming Regional Group Events

5 Dec 2020
Details updated: 23 Nov 2020

Golden Horseshoe

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group will hold a Virtual Zoom meeting on Saturday 5 December at 1400 EST. The meeting requires an invitation link which will be provided via email from the Golden Horseshoe Group.

There will be some announcements, and you will be able to add any of your own, just by speaking up at the appropriate time.

Presentation
Topic: "The Wolfville, Nova Scotia Oval Cancels"
Presenter: Dr. Mark Berner

If there is enough time, there will be an opportunity for "show and tell". If you have something you'd like to share, make a digital copy of your item and have it open on your computer desktop before the meeting begins. When it is your turn to show your item, just click on the button at the bottom of the Zoom screen that says, "Share Screen", and then select your item - your item will appear and you can speak about it.

As this will be our first experience with such a meeting, we may encounter a gremlin or two. But Charles has had good experience with Zoom and will likely be able to guide us through to calm waters.

We hope to "see" as many of you as possible, and we hope you'll give us your feedback about the meeting afterwards.

A device with camera and speakers is best such as a computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone can be used with the meeting, but a camera is not necessary to view or participate in the meeting.

GHRG Regional Pages


9 Dec 2020
Details updated: 23 Nov 2020

Calgary

Time : 7PM MST

Presentation by: Jim Taylor
Topic: The Lady Boats of Canadian National Steamships

Presentation by: Ken Pugh
Topic: Andre Frodel - Part 1 - Europe to Alberta

The regular Calgary meeting will NOT be held at the Chateau Renoir due to pandemic restrictions. This meeting will be held on Zoom as was previous meetings since March. The Zoom meeting will be opened at 1830 BUT the meeting STARTS at 1900.

There will be a brief group administration, followed by two presentation with Show and Tell to Wrap it up. If you have an item for show and tell, it is best to place the images into either a PDF, Powerpoint or Word document so the images can be displayed smoothly.

Contact the secretary if you want the zoom link. All regular members will receive the link automatically. The meeting can be joined by any BNAPS member.


16 Dec 2020
Details updated: 19 Nov 2020

Pacific Northwest

Time : 7PM PST

Presentation by: Gray Scrimgeour
Topic: History of the Nicola Similkameen

With the pandemic forcing the cancellation of the Pacific Northwest Regional Groups regular fall weekend meeting, we have moved our meetings to virtual Zoom sessions. The Zoom session will open at 1845 so you can make sure your connection is OK, and the meeting will start at 1900 PST.

There will be a brief group administration, followed by a presentation with Show and Tell to wrap it up. If you have an item for show and tell, it is best to place the images into either a PDF or Word document so the images can be displayed smoothly.

Contact the secretary if you want the Zoom link. All regular members will receive the link automatically. The meeting can be joined by any BNAPS member.

Visit Pacific NorthWest Groups Regional Page


12 Jan 2021
Details updated: 19 Nov 2020

Pacific Northwest

Time : 7PM PST

Presentation by: Ken Pugh
Topic: Forger Andre Frodel

With the pandemic forcing the cancellation of the Pacific Northwest Regional Groups regular fall weekend meeting, we have moved our meetings to virtual Zoom sessions. The Zoom session will open at 1845 so you can make sure your connection is OK, and the meeting will start at 1900 PST.

There will be a brief group administration, followed by a presentation with Show and Tell to wrap it up. If you have an item for show and tell, it is best to place the images into either a PDF or Word document so the images can be displayed smoothly.

Contact the secretary if you want the Zoom link. All regular members will receive the link automatically. The meeting can be joined by any BNAPS member.

Visit Pacific NorthWest Groups Regional Page


13 Jan 2021
Details updated: 19 Nov 2020

Calgary

Time : 7PM MST

Presentation by: David Freeman
Topic: The Calgary Stampede

The regular Calgary meeting will NOT be held at the Chateau Renoir due to pandemic restrictions. This meeting will be held on Zoom as was previous meetings since March. The Zoom meeting will be opened at 1830 BUT the meeting STARTS at 1900.

There will be a brief group administration, followed by two presentation with Show and Tell to wrap it up. If you have an item for show and tell, it is best to place the images into either a PDF, PowerPoint or Word document so the images can be displayed smoothly.

Contact the secretary if you want the zoom link. All regular members will receive the link automatically. The meeting can be joined by any BNAPS member.

Regional Groups

Atlantic Provinces


NS, NB, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Chairman: J. A. Forbes, Jr. email
  • Coordinator: Gary W. Steele email

Events and meeting reports

Calgary


Calgary and surroundings

Group information | Calgary covers | Review of new Calgary RG book

Dixie Beavers


Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Events and meeting reports

Edmonton


Edmonton and surroundings

Meeting dates

Golden Horseshoe


Southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio
  • Chairman: James H. Watt email
  • Secretary: Peter J. McCarthy email

Events and meetings

Golden West


California, Arizona, Nevada

Events and meeting reports

Lower Canada / Bas Canada


Quebec
  • Co-chairman: Mark Berner email
  • Co-chairman: Luc Freve email

Events and meeting reports

Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario


Manitoba, northern Ontario, Minnesota, North and South Dakota
  • Chairman: Robert J. Elias email
  • Secretary: Gordon Turnbull email

Group History | Meetings

Mid-Atlantic


Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware, Maryland

Report of August 2010 meeting of this group

Midwest


Indiana, western Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska

Northeastern


Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts

Website

Pacific Northwest


British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Yukon
  • Chairman: Mark Oakley email
  • Treasurer: William A. Verbruggen email

Events, reports, newsletters

Prairie Beaver


Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
  • Chairman: George B. Dresser email
  • Newsletter editor: Victor Willson email

Events, reports, newsletters

St. Lawrence Seaway


Eastern Ontario, western Quebec
  • Co-chairman: Christopher J. Anstead email
  • Co-chairman: Robert Lemire email

Meetings


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