BNAPS created the position of Vice President Regional Groups in 1993, and eliminated the position of Second Vice President. Vice President Regional Groups is an elected position with a term of two years. The Vice President Regional Groups is an officer of the Society and a member of the Board of Directors.
The Vice President Regional Groups has the following responsibilities:
BNAPS Policy & Procedures Manual
|From||To||Vice President Regional Groups / Member Services||Note|
|Sep 2022||Mark Oakley|
|Sep 2015||Aug 2022||David Bartlet|
|Oct 2014||Aug 2015||Vacant|
|Sep 2008||Sep 2014||J. A. (Jack) Forbes Jr.|
|Apr 2004||Sep 2008||Robert K. Lane|
|Sep 2001||Apr 2004||Tracy Cooper||2|
|Jan 1997||Sep 2001||Larry Paige||1|
|Sep 1995||Jan 1997||Vacant||1|
|1993||Sep 1995||John Burnett|
1. In BNA PortraitS, Vol. 3, No. 3, Apr.-June 1996, it was announced that the Vice President Regional Groups would be responsible for membership, publicity, and promotional activities in addition to Regional Groups. To reflect the expanded mandate, the position was renamed Vice President Member Services. It was expected that the Vice President would delegate the duties associated with the added responsibilities. In fact, BNAPS has had a Publicity Officer since 1993.
2. At BNAPEX 2001 in Ottawa in September, when Tracy Cooper assumed the position, the name reverted back to Vice President Regional Groups.
Before the creation of the Vice President Regional Groups in 1993, the duties of this position were carried out by a Regional Group Coordinator. The Regional Group Coordinator was also the Second Vice President.
|From||To||Regional Group Coordinator|
|1983||1992||Robert V. C. Carr|
|1981||1982||Robert H. Pratt|
Between 1985 and 2001, there was a Regional Group Reporter, an appointed position. The Reporter wrote a column in BNA Topics, "Regional Group Ramblings", that described the activities of the Regional Groups based on reports received from them. The column moved to BNA PortraitS when it began publication in 1993.
When Tracy Cooper became VP Regional Groups in September 2001, he wrote the column himself, renaming it "Regional Groups - The Heart of BNAPS". The focus of the column changed. Instead of reporting on specific Regional Group meetings, it dealt with Regional Groups as a whole. Specific Regional Group activities were still published, but under the byline of a reporter for that Regional Group.
Under Robert K. Lane, Regional Group reports continued to be published in BNA PortraitS. In addition, they were published on the BNAPS website on pages dedicated to each Regional Group.
Jack Forbes was the VP Regional Groups when BNA PortraitS ceased publication at the end of 2009. He instituted the column "Regional Group Rant" in BNA Topics in 2010 to report on Regional Group activities. In addition, the website continued to carry meeting reports.
|From||To||Regional Group Reporter|
|Oct 1994||1996||Frank Waite|
|Jan 1985||Sep 1994||Jim Goben|
At different times, BNAPS appointed regional representatives. They promoted BNAPS in their geographic area, but were not associated with Regional Groups.
Jack White, Ritch Toop, and Larry Paige were appointed Regional Coordinators for the period from 1 September 1991 to 31 December 1992 (BNA Topics, Vol. 48, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1991, p. 35).
|1 Sep 1991||31 Dec 1992||Jack White||Western Canada & U.S.|
|1 Sep 1991||31 Dec 1992||Ritch Toop||Eastern Canada|
|1 Sep 1991||31 Dec 1992||Larry Paige||Eastern U.S.|
Edward A. Richardson, Robert V. C. Carr, and Trelle Morrow were listed as Regional Representatives beginning in BNA Topics, Vol. 33, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 1976. Carr was last listed in BNA Topics, Vol. 34, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 1977, and Richardson and Morrow in Vol. 39, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1982.
|Sep 1976||Dec 1982||Edward A. Richardson||Southwest U.S.|
|Sep 1976||Oct 1977||Robert V. C. Carr||Northeast U.S.|
|Sep 1976||Dec 1982||Trelle Morrow||Western Canada|
|Jun 1949||Sep 1950||Mervyn V. Quarles|
Reference: BNA Topics, Vol. 6, No. 6, June 1949, p. 118.
Groups of about 20 Regional Directors were appointed by the First Vice President in 1947, 1951, and 1955. The duties of Regional Directors are "to further the interests of the Society and to advance its welfare in the various regions for which they are appointed." (BNA Topics, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 1951, p. 129)
▼ = was also appointed Regional Director in 1951.
(Reference: BNA Topics, Vol. 12, No. 9, Oct. 1955, p. 279; BNA Topics, Vol. 13, No. 9, Oct. 1956, p. 230)
|Georges April||Quebec City, QC|
|Walter S Bailey||Toronto, ON|
|W. C. Beckman||Regina, SK|
|E. M. Blois||Halifax, NS|
|Edmund A. Harris||Edmonton, AB|
|E. H. Hiscock||St. John's, NL|
|George C. Kemp||Montreal, QC|
|Harris A. MacMaster||Vancouver, BC||▼|
|C. W. Pickard||Moncton, NB|
|Lloyd W. Sharpe||Hamilton, ON|
|E. P. Warren||Winnipeg, MB|
|John S. Bain||Santa Rosa, CA|
|Leon W. Banks||Bethlehem, CT|
|Frank W. Campbell||Royal Oak, MI|
|Walter W. Chadbourne||Wilmington, DE||▼|
|J. T. Culhane||Norristown, PA||▼|
|Henry Gates||Fresh Meadows, NY||▼|
|Richard P. Hedley||Buffalo, NY|
|Jack Levine||Charlotte, NC|
|Harry W. Lussey||New Milford, NJ|
|Edward A. Richardson||La Marque, TX||▼|
|L. D. Shoemaker||Sarasoda, FL|
|Mrs E. A. Totten||Minneapolis, MN|
|William E Tutton||Ithaca, NY|
▼ = was also appointed Regional Director in 1947; ▲ = was also appointed Regional
Director in mid 1955.
(Reference: BNA Topics, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 1951, p. 129)
|C. A. Anderson||Saskatoon, SK|
|H. E. Canham||Regina, SK||▼|
|Charles P. deVolpi||Montreal, QC||▼|
|R. J. Duncan||Armstrong, BC||▼|
|Ed Goodale||Hamilton, ON||▼|
|A. K. Grimmer||Temiskaming, QC|
|T. B. Higginson||Finch, ON|
|C. G. Kemp||Montreal, QC|
|Gordon P. Lewis||Brampton, ON|
|Harris A. MacMaster||Vancouver, BC||▲|
|T. G. Miller||St James, MB|
|A. W. Pearen||Toronto, ON|
1. Ed Goodale died on 11 March 1955.
2. Leopold Baresch was appointed in Nov. 1951.
|Russell Allison||Niagara Falls, NY|
|Thomas .E Boggs||Syracuse, NY|
|Walter W. Chadbourne||Wilmington, DE||▼||▲|
|James T. Culhane||Norristown, PA||▲|
|Robert Dempsey||New York, NY|
|Henry Gates||Detroit, MI||▼||▲|
|Lester N. Littlefield||Melrose, NJ|
|Edward A. Richardson||Ithaca, NY||▲|
|John S. Siverts||Minneapolis, MN||▼|
|Ray W. Tiede||Cleveland, OH|
|J. C. Cartwright||England|
|A. E. Stephenson||Scotland|
▲ = was also appointed Regional Director in 1951.
(Reference: Tne British North America Philatelic Society Yearbook for 1947, Many 1947, p. 8)
|R. J. Calder||Calgary, AB|
|H. E. Canham||Regina, SK||▲|
|Charles P. deVolpi||Montreal, QC||▲|
|Robert J. Duncan||Armstrong, BC||▲|
|C. N. Fouse||Preston, ON|
|Edward Goodale||Hamilton, ON||▲|
|Vincent G. Greene||Toronto, ON|
|M. Mackintosh||Wyoming, ON|
|W. F. B. Martin||Ottawa, ON|
|A. P. Ranger||Burquitlam, BC|
|V. C. Walton||Niagara Falls, ON|
1. R. J. Calder died in 1950.
|Charles C. Abbott||Auburn, ME|
|Walter W. Chadbourne||Wilmington, DE||▲|
|Clarence Coleman||Fitchville, CT|
|K. M. Day||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Henry Gates||Detroit, MI||▲|
|John D. Graham||Devils Lake, ND|
|Charles McDonough||Philadelphia, PA|
|Ray A. Menendian||Columbus, OH|
|John S. Siverts||Minneapolis, MN||▲|
|Raymond H. Smith||Topagna, CA|
|A. C. Stagg||Lexington, KY|
|Roy W. Trickey||Des Moines, IA|
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