The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) recently announced its 2021 class of emeritus members.
In 1978, the BNAPS board of governors created an emeritus membership program for members who have been with the society for 35 consecutive years and are aged 75 or older. A decade later, the criteria for emeritus membership was updated to remove the age requirement and increase the membership requirement from 35 to 40 years.
From 1988-93, members who met either set of criteria were accepted as emeritus members; however, since 1993, the 40-year rule has prevailed.
Emeritus members have “all the rights, privileges and benefits of regular members, without having any more dues levied or collected,” according to BNAPS officials.
This year’s emeritus members include:
- Dave Bartlet;
- Mel Boone;
- Stuart Harper;
- Robin Harris;
- David Moskal;
- Kevin O’Reilly;
- Clay Rubec;
- Victor Willson; and
- Jeffrey Zucker.
Since 1978, at least one emeritus members has been inducted each year except for 1980 and 1999.