The 2019 AGM was held at the Civil Servant's Club on 11th May.
A number of important changes to personnel and procedures were made which are briefly mentioned here.
Changes to Appointments:
Michael Round continues his second of three years as Chair
Ethel Corduff continues as Vice Chair
Bernie Bickerton was elected as Meetings Secretary (vice 'vacant')
Helen Lowry was elected as Membership Secretary (Vice Bernie)
Ex Officio, voting members (NEW APPOINTMENTS):
The President Terry Rickson
The rest of the Committee was re-elected:
Treasurer: Jonathan Atkinson,
Competition Secretary: Michael Round (Acting)
Publicity Officer: Jenny Grove
Poetry Editor: Terry James,
Editor of The Author: Mike Boland,
All fees for competitions will be waived for a further Year
This change has been effective in encouraging a greater flow of entrants and reduced administration. All competitions will be restricted to paid up members.
THE ANNUAL FEE due 1 Jan 2020 is to be raised to £20 per annum
ONLY FIVE MEMBERS HAVE NOT PAID THEIR FEES THIS YEAR.
APPROXIMATELY 100 MEMBERS FORM THE SOCIETY, WITH MORE THAN 80 BEING ON LINE.
MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OFFER THEIR EMAIL DETAILS FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE PART IN ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES.