BNAPS names new president

Ken Lemke has been named the new president of the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) following the society’s recent elections.

Lemke, who’s also an accomplished exhibitor, was recently elected to the BNAPS fellowship, the Order of the Beaver, recognizing his noteworthy service to the society and British North America philately in general as well as regular attendance at BNAPEX conventions and long service to organized philately.

The society’s officers serve a two-year term while directors serve for a four-year term. Except for the treasurer, the term begins at the close of BNAPS’ annual general meeting, which was held Sept. 23 in Québec during the society’s annual convention, BNAPEX. The treasurer’s term begins at the start of the next fiscal year following his election.


President Ken Lemke
First Vice-President Ronald E. Majors
Vice-President Study Groups William W. Radcliffe
Vice-President Regional Groups David W. Bartlet
Secretary P. Charles Livermore
Treasurer Jean-Claude Michaud


Jeffrey Arndt
Mark S. Berner
Hugo Deshaye
Chris Green
David McLaughlin

At the time of his election as first vice-president, Majors was serving as a director for the 2016-20 term. To fill the director vacancy created by his election, the newly elected board voted to elect Brian T. Stalker for the remainder of Majors’s term of office (2018-20).

Livermore stepped down as board chair since his term as director ended in 2018. The new board elected Barry W. Casanova to replace him.

Lastly, Peter R. MacDonald resigned as a director for family reasons on Sept. 21. His term was 2016-20. The new board will fill this vacancy at a later date.

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