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President: Alan Hanks

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hanks Alan has been involved with organised philately for many years and has affiliations with a number of organisations, serving as President of the American Topical Association from 1984 through 1987, member of the Board of Directors for a number of years and currently the Judges Accreditation Director. He was given the Distinguished Topical Philatelist Award in 1985.

Alan is the immediate past president of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, a member of the Royal Philatelic Society, serving on the judges accreditation panel and currently President of the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa as well as being a member of the American Philatelic Society and the Rhodesia Study Circle and acting as editor of the journals of the Biology Unit of A.T.A. and the Philatelic Lepidopterists Association. Exhibiting has been up to the International level with his interests in the stamps and postal history of Rhodesia and a thematic interest in insects on stamps. He also pursues an interest in real insects as Treasurer of the Toronto Entomologists Association, editor of the annual publication on Ontario butterflies and moths and member of the Lepidopterists Society, acting as the summary co-ordinator for Ontario and Quebec.


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