The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) has named its 2022 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 35-40 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 Donald Beaumont, Paul Binney; Amoz Chernoff, Merv Cormier, Peter Eggett, Andrew Ellwood, Edward Herder, Robert Parsons, John Sheffield, Dieter Staecker and Scott Traquair.
Since 1978, at least one emeritus member has been inducted each year except 1980 and 1999.