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

4 May 2024

St. Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Regional Group will meet at ORAPEX, held at the Nepean Sportsplex in Ottawa on 4-5 May.

Meeting time:
Saturday, 4 May, at 2:00 PM, in Hall D

Speaker: Larry Margetish
Topic: Rates and Solo Uses in the Caricature and Landscape Era

All ORAPEX attendees are invited. You don't have to be a member of the Regional Group or BNAPS.

St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group web page

8 May 2024


The Calgary Regional Group will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, 8 April, at 7:00 PM Mountain time.

This meeting will review the Kiosk stamps.

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

Info, events, meeting reports | Calgary covers

Dixie Beavers

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Chairman: Dennis R. Amos email

Events and meeting reports


Edmonton and surroundings
  • Regional Chair: Steven A. Friedenthal email

Meeting reports

Golden Horseshoe

Southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio
  • Chairman: Nicholas Poppenk 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
  • Chair: Darcy Hickson 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
  • Co-chair: Charles Livermore email
  • Co-chair: Joan Harmer email

Group info and meetings

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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