THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELIC SOCIETY LTD

Address
15 BRIARWOOD CRESCENT
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA B3M 1P2
CA
Contact
Website: http://www.bnaps.org
Phone: +1 (410) 442-2040
Nonprofit
NTEE: N50 - Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club
EIN: 39-1522897

Mission

THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELIC SOCIETY LTD.'S (BNAPS) MISSION IS TO STIMULATE AND FOSTER PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS. ITS MISSION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PROVIDING TIMELY AND INTERESTING FACTS AND HISTORY THROUGH PERIODIC PUBLICATIONS REFLECTING RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN BY ITS MEMBERS AND OTHERS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND PROMOTING AN ATMOSPHERE OF COMRADESHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS, AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER PHILATELIC GROUPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
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Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1985
Subsection code03
Form of organization
AssociationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel  $0.00  
Number of employees0 0  
Number of volunteers50 50  
Personnel
Arndt, Jeff
TitleTOPICS CO-ED Director  
Name of key/compensated personJEFF ARNDT Jeff Arndt  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org5.00 002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Bartlet, David
TitleVICE PRES RE    
Name of key/compensated personDAVID BARTLET    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Berner, Mark
TitleDIRECTOR Director  
Name of key/compensated personMARK BERNER Mark Berner  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org2.00 002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Casanova, Barry
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personBARRY CASANOVA    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Chairman, Victor
Title  Director  
Name of key/compensated person  Victor Willson Chairman  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  002.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Dresser, George
TitlePAST PRESIDE President  
Name of key/compensated personGEORGE DRESSER George B Dresser  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.00 025.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Dyer, Norris
Title  Past President  
Name of key/compensated person  Norris R Dyer  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  002.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Ellwood, Andy
Title  Secretary  
Name of key/compensated person  Andy Ellwood  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  010.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Elwood, Andy
TitleSECRETARY    
Name of key/compensated personANDY ELWOOD    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org10.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Fleet, Richard
TitleDIRECTOR Director  
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD FLEET Richard Fleet  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org2.00 002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Godfrey, Eldon
TitlePRESIDENT First Vice President  
Name of key/compensated personELDON C GODFREY Eldon C Godfrey  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org20.00 010.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Lemire, Robert
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personROBERT LEMIRE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Lemke, Ken
TitleFIRST VICE P Director  
Name of key/compensated personKEN LEMKE Ken Lemke  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org10.00 002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Livermore, Charles
Title  Director  
Name of key/compensated person  Charles Livermore  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  002.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Livermore, P
TitleCHAIRMAN    
Name of key/compensated personP CHARLES LIVERMORE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org3.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
MacDonald, Peter
TitleDIRECTOR Vice President Study Groups  
Name of key/compensated personPETER R MACDONALD Peter R MacDonald  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00 005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Majors, Ron
TitleTOPICS CO-ED    
Name of key/compensated personRON MAJORS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Michaud, Jean-Claude
TitleTREASURER Treasurer  
Name of key/compensated personJEAN-CLAUDE MICHAUD Jean-Claude Michaud  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org15.00 015.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
O'Reilly, Kevin
Title  Director  
Name of key/compensated person  Kevin O'Reilly  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  005.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Radcliffe, William
TitleVICE PRES ST Director  
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM W RADCLIFFE William W Radcliffe  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org5.00 002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Steele, Gary
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personGARY STEELE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Veenstra, Adri
TitleDIRECTOR Director  
Name of key/compensated personADRI VEENSTRA Adri Veenstra Dr  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org2.00 005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELIC SOCIETY LTD.'S (BNAPS) MISSION IS TO STIMULATE AND FOSTER PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS. ITS MISSION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PROVIDING TIMELY AND INTERESTING FACTS AND HISTORY THROUGH PERIODIC PUBLICATIONS REFLECTING RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN BY ITS MEMBERS AND OTHERS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND PROMOTING AN ATMOSPHERE OF COMRADESHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS, AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER PHILATELIC GROUPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The British North America Philatelic Society, Ltd. BNAPS fosters an educational environment regarding stamps, postal markings and postal history. BNAPS provides its members periodic publications including BNA Topics. BNAPS sponsors varied study groups affording members a forum to discuss and share.  
Program service expenses, total$88,985.00 $50,324.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
BNAPS PROMOTES VARIOUS GROUP ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING A YOUTH PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY MEMBER VOLUNTEERS, TO AFFORD MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND SHARE SIMILAR INTERESTS. EACH OF THE VARIOUS GROUPS EXCHANGE OPINIONS, ASK QUESTIONS, AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS FOR ALL MEMBERS TO ENJOY. THE STUDY GROUPS CONTINUE TO DO EXCELLENT WORK. THE BREADTH OF THE SUBJECTS COVERED AND THE QUALITY OF THE RESEARCH BEING ACCOMPLISHED BY THE GROUPS IS IMPRESSIVE. SEVERAL GROUPS OFFER ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION OF THEIR NEWSLETTERS THEREBY REDUCING PRINTING AND MAILING COSTS AND PROVIDING INCREASED USE OF COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS.
Program expenses$2,405.00 $1,954.00  
Program descriptionBNAPS PROMOTES VARIOUS GROUP ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING A YOUTH PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY MEMBER VOLUNTEERS, TO AFFORD MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND SHARE SIMILAR INTERESTS. EACH OF THE VARIOUS GROUPS EXCHANGE OPINIONS, ASK QUESTIONS, AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS FOR ALL MEMBERS TO ENJOY. THE STUDY GROUPS CONTINUE TO DO EXCELLENT WORK. THE BREADTH OF THE SUBJECTS COVERED AND THE QUALITY OF THE RESEARCH BEING ACCOMPLISHED BY THE GROUPS IS IMPRESSIVE. SEVERAL GROUPS OFFER ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION OF THEIR NEWSLETTERS THEREBY REDUCING PRINTING AND MAILING COSTS AND PROVIDING INCREASED USE OF COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. BNAPS promotes various group activities, including a youth program, to afford members the opportunity to discuss and share similar interests. Each of the various groups exchange opinions, ask questions and report its findings for all members to enjoy. The study groups continue to do excellent work. The breadth of the subjects covered and the quallity of the research being accomplished by the groups is impressive. Several groups offer electronic distribution of their newsletters thereby reducing printing and mailing costs and providing increased use of color illustrations.  
QUARTERLY PUBLICATION: BNAPS PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS ITS AWARD WINNING PERIODIC PUBLICATION JOURNAL "BNA TOPICS" WHICH BRINGS ITS READERS EXCELLENT ARTICLES ON A VARIETY OF PHILATELIC SUBJECTS. BNAPS ALSO ENCOURAGES THE PUBLICATION OF BOOKS ON SPECIALIZED BNA PHILATELIC SUBJECTS AND EXHIBITS THROUGH ITS PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE.
Program expenses$38,893.00 $48,370.00  
Program descriptionQUARTERLY PUBLICATION: BNAPS PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS ITS AWARD WINNING PERIODIC PUBLICATION JOURNAL "BNA TOPICS" WHICH BRINGS ITS READERS EXCELLENT ARTICLES ON A VARIETY OF PHILATELIC SUBJECTS. BNAPS ALSO ENCOURAGES THE PUBLICATION OF BOOKS ON SPECIALIZED BNA PHILATELIC SUBJECTS AND EXHIBITS THROUGH ITS PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE. Quarterly publication BNAPS provides its members its award winning periodic publication journal BNA Topics which brings its readers excellent articles on a variety of philatelic subjects. BNAPS also encourages the publication of books on specialized BNA philatelic subjects and exhibits through its Publications Committee.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$176,209.00 $104,762.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$35,114.00 $31,781.00  
Investment income, current yr$132,758.00 $36,858.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$35,114.00 $31,781.00  
Other revenue, current yr-$1,043.00 $27,026.00  
Program service revenue (total)$9,380.00 $9,097.00  
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$32,780.00 $29,625.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$2,334.00 $2,156.00  
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)  $24,399.00  
Investment income$136,476.00 $29,515.00  
Net inventory sales (total)-$1,043.00 $2,627.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$98,014.00 $58,374.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $88,985.00 $50,324.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$9,029.00 $8,050.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00 $0.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)  $0.00  
Legal fees (total)  $0.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 $0.00  
General management fees (total)  $0.00  
Investment management fees (total)$175.00 $175.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$969,672.00 $972,150.00  
Total assets, beginning of year$896,123.00 $909,477.00  
Total liabilities$103,993.00 $66,615.00  
Total liabilities, beginning of year$108,968.00 $51,152.00  
Net assets$865,679.00 $905,535.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$787,155.00 $858,325.00  
Other assets  $32,000.00  
Investments: publicly traded securities$820,196.00 $796,701.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$6,069.00 $11,055.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$12,499.00 $9,742.00  
Inventories for sale or use$136,144.00 $105,145.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$78,195.00 $46,388.00  
Advertising (total)$1,844.00 $963.00  
Savings & temp cash investment$5,055.00 $23,627.00  
Accounts receivable, net$2,208.00 $3,372.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges  $250.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$89,202.00 $50,764.00  
Deferred revenue$14,791.00 $15,851.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$865,679.00 $905,535.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization  $0.00  
Payment to affiliates  $0.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members15 15  
Number of independent voting members15 15  
Accrual accountingTrue True  
Tax year start date2016-01-01 2014-01-01  
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990 990  
IRS schema version2016v3.0 2014v5.0  
Filing identifier201712899349301556 201521329349301387  
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