The Society values the efforts of volunteers and has a number of ways of recognising the time and skills that help keep the BOS running. Here are those who have been formally recognised.

Sidney French Medals

1992 Dave Brill
Secretary, Chair, creator, origami embassador
1994 John French
18 years Treasurer of Society
1994 David Venables
1974-1984 Supplies Officer, expert diagrammer
1994 Brian Cole
20 years of society typing (deceased)
1997 John Smith
Founding member, Chairman, organised COET, creator
1997 John Cunliffe
Booklet author, London events organiser, envelope expert
1997 David Lister
Origami historian, BOS Constitution, legal skills
(deceased)
1998 Ray Bolt
Magazine editor, exhibition organiser
1999 Penny Groom
Membership Secretary, Convention administration
1999 Sam Evison
Mini-meeting organiser, hospital teaching, MBE 2001 (deceased)
2000 Brian Goodall
Librarian
2000 Margaret Goodall
Treasurer (deceased)
2000 Katherine Diver
Treasurer
2002 Tony O’Hare
Public Relations Officer, creator
2004 Nick Robinson
Magazine editor, website creator, prolific author and creator
2007 David Petty
Council member, publications officer, secretary and historian (deceased)
2007 Steve & Megumi Biddle
Authors, artists, creators & entertainers
2007 Max Hulme
Noted creator and influential origami technician
2009 Ian Harrison
Council member, Supplies officer
Helen Swift
Long-standing BOS member, worked with Guides
(deceased)
eric joisel
robin macey
larry hart
2011 Eric Joisel
Oustanding artistic contributions to origami (deceased)
2011 Robin Macey
Promotion of origami
through photography
2011 Larry Hart
Long-term member and creator, magazine editor
2014 Pauline Trew
Council Member and librarian for over 10 years
2014 Wayne Brown
Oustanding servant to origami and the BOS, creator, archivist
2015 Mark Bolitho
Long-term Chair & council member. Noted creator
2016 Michael Formestone
Tireless worker on behalf of the Society
2017 Mick Guy
50 years of outstanding and distinguished service to the Society
2017 Paul Jackson
Former magazine editor, author of numerous books and world-renowned creator

Presidents

1967 – 78 Robert Harbin
International magician,  promoter of origami and the BOS through books and TV. (deceased)
1979 – 86 Alfred Bestall
Illustrator of Rupert Bear. Long standing member. Awarded MBE. (deceased)
1986 – 92 Sidney French
Founder of Origami Portfolio Society. First Chairman of BOS. (deceased)
1992 – 96 Iris Walker
Editor of early BOS magazine. Long-standing member
1996 – 98 Mick Guy
Founder member and first General Secretary. Office held for 18 years. Former Chairman
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1998 – 02 David Lister
Origami historian, BOS Constitution, Charity application. Legal adviser (deceased)
2003 – 05 John Smith
Founder Council member 26 years. Chairman 18 years. Organisor of 1st COET
2006 – 08 Joan Homewood
Served on council for many years, editor of magazine for ten years
2009 – 11 David Venables
Many years on council, supplies secretary, exemplary diagramming
2012-2014 Penny Groom
Served on council as membership secretary for many years,
2015 Max Hulme
Outstanding creative talent


Vice Presidents

1967 – 79 Alfred Bestall
Illustrator of Rupert Bear. origami in the Rupert Annuals. Long standing member. Awarded MBE. (deceased)
1967 – 92 Lillian Oppenheimer
(USA) Help and encouragement in the early days (deceased)
1984 – 05 Akira Yoshizawa
In recognition of his unique services to origami and the Society (deceased)
1987 – 87 Eric Kenneway
Origami / crafts Author of books . Creator and outstanding magazine contributor (deceased)
1988 – David Lister
Origami historian, BOS Constitution, Charity application. Legal adviser
(deceased)
1993 – John Smith
Founder, Council member 26 years. Chairman 18 years. Organiser of 1st COET
2002 – 03 Sam Evison
Awarded MBE for services to the community. Promoting origami in the Manchester region (deceased)
2004 – David Brill
Former Chairman, secretary, supplies, secretary and more
2007- Iris Walker
Founder member, first magazine editor, friend to all and omnipresent at conventions
2014 Mick Guy
Founder member and first General Secretary. Office held for 18 years. Former Chairman.


Honorary Members

David Brill
Mick Guy
Joan Homewood
Roberto Morassi
brian goodall
David Brill
Mick Guy
Joan Homewood
Roberto Morassi
Brian Goodall
john smith
iris walker
Yoshihide & Sumiko Momotani
nick robinson
robert lang
John Smith
Iris Walker
Yoshihide & Sumiko Momotani
Nick Robinson
Robert Lang

Honorary Members (deceased)

Michael Shall
Brian Cole
Neal Elias
Toshie Takahama
Alice Gray
David Lister

Fred Rohm

Thelma Randlett

Francis McNaul Jnr.

David Lister