The Mid-Atlantic Regional Group of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) has been revived.
One of BNAPS’ 15 active regional groups, it’s being co-ordinated by Jeff Arndt, co-editor of the society’s quarterly journal, BNA Topics. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Group will cover the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maryland.
“If you live in one of these states or even if you don’t but would like to participate with the Group, Jeff would like to hear from you,” reads the BNAPS website, which adds Arndt can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 REGIONAL GROUPS
Located throughout both Canada and the U.S., BNAPS’ regional groups also include:
- the Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island as well as Newfoundland and Labrador);
- Calgary, which also includes the surrounding area;
- the Dixie Beavers (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee);
- Edmonton, which also includes the surrounding area;
- Florida, which is currently dormant;
- the Golden Horseshoe (southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio);
- the Golden West (California, Arizona and Nevada);
- Lower Canada/Bas Canada (Quebec);
- Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario (Manitoba, northern Ontario, Minnesota, North and South Dakota);
- the Midwest (Indiana, western Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska);
- the Northeastern (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts);
- the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Yukon);
- the Prairie Beaver (Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana); and
- the St. Lawrence Seaway (eastern Ontario and western Quebec).
“Meetings are much like mini-conventions, some lasting the weekend, during which strong philatelic friendships flourish, and both knowledge and material are exchanged,” reads the BNAPS website.
“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.”