The Treasurer is an elected officer of the Society, and serves for a two-year term. The term begins at the start of the next fiscal year following the election. In contrast, the other officers begin their term at the close of the Annual General Meeting of Society following their election. The Treasurer is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

The Treasurer does the following:

  • Receives and deposits moneys paid to the Society and issues receipts
  • Sends dues renewal notices to members whose membership expires at the end of the fiscal year
  • Disburses funds in accordance with procedures established by the Board of Directors
  • Maintains the financial accounts of the Society
  • Prepares the Balance Sheet and Statement of Profit and Loss for each fiscal year
  • Prepares financial data to support tax and information returns required by federal, state and local law
2021 Luc Frève
2010 2021 Jean-Claude Michaud
2005 2010 Robert A. Lee
2001 2004 James F. Hanson
1995 2000 P. Charles Livermore
1991 1994 Arthur Klass
1989 1990 Howard A. Twichell
1983 1988 Marva A. Paige
1975 1982 Edmund A. Harris
1970 1974 Leo J. LaFrance
1960 1970 James T. Culhane
1943 1959 William C. Peterman

BNAPS was established in 1943. At the first regular meeting of the Society on 24 November 1943, four interim officers were appointed, among them William C. Peterman as Treasurer. He served as interim Treasurer until February 1945 when he was elected to the position in the first BNAPS election of officers.

At times, the President appointed an Assistant Treasurer to aid the Treasurer.

FromToAssistant Treasurer
Apr 1995 Oct 1995 E. R. (Ritch) Toop
Sep 1993 Mar 1995 Chris McGregor
Sep 1988 Dec 1990 Fred Hollenbeck

Ritch Toop died on 13 October 1995 while he was in office.

In November 1981, the President, Jim Lehr, announced the appointment of John Graper as Assistent Secretary. In the announcement, Lehr noted that Graper had already prepared and mailed the annual dues notices for 1982 [1]. Today, the Treasurer carries out this task, but at the time, it was the Secretary's responsibility.

FromToAssistant Secretary
Nov 1981 Dec 1989 John C. Graper


  1. Jim Lehr, "The President's Corner", BNA Topics, Vol. 38, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1981.

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