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

29 Jan 2023
Details updated: 29 Jan 2023

Golden Horseshoe

In Person Meeting CANCELLED - ZOOM instead now Golden Horseshoe

1:00PM - GHRG News and BNAPS activities. Also announcements from members regarding other philatelic meetings / activities of interest.
1:15PM - GUEST SPEAKER: Jim Watt will present on:
1. Varieties of the Pence Issue
2. 5¢ beaver stamp, 1859-68

2:45PM - Member SHOW AND TELL (bring something you think will be of philatelic interest to other members).
3:00PM – adjournment

If you'd like to share something of philatelic interest with the group, you may send a scan of your item by return e-mail to me, and I will arrange for it to be shown during the meeting. Please send it in .jpeg format.

Contact Nick at

Golden Horseshoe Regional pages

8 Feb 2023


The Calgary Regional Group will hold a Virtual Zoom meeting on Wednesday 11 January starting at 7PM Mountain Time (6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern)
Schedule and Presentations:
1850 - Zoom meeting opens
1900 - Admin, Announcements
1910 - Presentation: TBA
2015 - Show and tell
2100 - Meeting adjournment

Visit the Regional group webpages

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 and surroundings
  • Chairman: Dave Bartlet email
  • Secretary: Jon Johnson email

Info, events, meeting reports | Calgary covers

Dixie Beavers

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

Events and meeting reports


Edmonton and surroundings

Meeting dates

Golden Horseshoe

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

Events and meetings

Golden West

California, Arizona, Nevada

Events and meeting reports

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

  • 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


Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware, Maryland

Report of August 2010 meeting of this group


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


Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts
  • Charles Livermore email


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


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