This is an Honorary post, nominated for services to the Club. The President opens the Annual Exhibition, and distributes the Trophies on the evening. Stuart is also currently a Cheque signatory.
John Cartlidge EFIA/g
The Chairman is responsible for opening and closing the Club Meetings, arranging a vote of thanks to Judges or Lecturers, and acting as Chair at Committee Meetings.
- Vice Chair
Paul Reynolds ARPS BPE5*
The Vice Chairman is responsible for acting as Chairman in John’s absence, and to support the work of the Chairman and Committee.
Responsible for all paperwork, including handling post, arranging Committee Meetings and keeping Minutes of all Meetings, and is a Cheque Signatory.
Responsible for collecting Membership Fees and Weekly Subscriptions, paying expenses to Judges and Lecturers, keeping the Accounts, and preparing the Balance Sheet at the end of each Financial Year on 30th April and is a Cheque Signatory.
- Programme Secretary
Arguably the most important role on the Committee. The Programme Secretary is responsible for booking the Lecturers for the Season and for compiling the varied Club Programme.
- Print Competition Secretary
Carl Mason EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE3*
Responsible for collecting work from Members for the Print Competitions, and for arranging the Judges for all the Internal Competitions. Responsible for recording the scores from each Print competition, to calculate the Season’s Trophy Winners.
- Digital Competition Secretary
Responsible for collecting work from Members for the Digital Competitions, and for recording the scores from each Digital competition, to calculate the Season’s Trophy Winners.
- External Competition Secretary
Jann Wassall & Rachael Cobb
The External Exhibition Secretaries are responsible for collecting work from Members to enter in External Exhibitions or Club Competitions, and for completing any paperwork associated with these External Competitions.
- Annual Exhibition Secretaries
Mike Pearce & Chris Eley
Responsible for collecting work from Members to enter the Club’s Annual Exhibition, and for arranging the Judging. Responsible for organising the Exhibition Opening Night, including the Trophies and Certificates.
- Practical Group Secretary
Responsible for organising the separate Practical Group workshops, usually on a Monday evening, as a forum for improving members’ work.
- Equipment Officer
Responsible for ensuring Club equipment is set up and put away on meeting nights, and for reporting any problems with equipment to the Committee.
- Social Secretaries
Margaret & Roy Brookes
Responsible for organising Social Events, which can include Meals Out, Day Trips, Weekend Trips etc., and Suggestions are welcomed from any member. The Social activities are the avenue for Members to get to know each other better, and to enhance the friendship element of membership.
- Press Secretary
Responsible for contacting local press etc regarding publicity for any Club event, or Recruitment activity.
- Newsletter Editors
Responsible for Producing the Club Newsletter, which is currently issued approximately 4 times per year. Articles are always welcome and encouraged from any member.
David Byrne EFIAP DPAGB BPE3*
Responsible for the Club Website – keeping up to date with news, photographs, events etc.
- Assistant Treasurer
Hosts / Ordinary Members / Buddies
- Margaret Peters
- Vi Meredith
- Rachel Cobb
- Carole Mathews
- Reg Mathews
As Hosts, they are responsible for meeting and greeting any new members on club nights, to ensure everyone gets a friendly welcome. The “Buddies” system is an avenue where members can ask for assistance with technical enquiries, or they can go on photographic trips/ days out together.
- David Evans
- Carl Mason
- Carole Mathews