Who Does What

 

GC indicates member of the Association’s General Committee

ND indicates member of the Northern District Committee

SD indicates member of the Southern District Committee

 

PRESIDENT

 

Robert Cooles

 

Robert is a truly venerable gentleman of the Association. He brings style, dignity and good humour to every event that he attends.

  

VICE PRESIDENTS

 

The Bishops of Southwark; Guildford; Croydon; Kingston-upon-Thames; and Woolwich.  Honorary posts for local senior clergy and distinguished members.

 

GENERAL MASTER (GC)

 

Kate Flavell

 

The head of the business side of the Association. They chair the General Meetings and run the ringing at General Association events.

 

GENERAL SECRETARY (GC)

 

Richard Wallis

 

As well as all the arduous secretarial duties that concern the Association as a whole, this post is also that of treasurer.

 

BELFRY REPAIR FUND SECRETARY (GC)

 

Malcolm McAlister

 

Primarily responsible for fund raising. The Surrey Association has the proud position of raising more money for the BRF per annum per member than any other Association or Guild in the World!

 

ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY (GC)

 

Milica Reardon

 

This post has the specific task of taking the minutes at the General Meetings.

 

TRAINING OFFICER (GC)

 

Paul Flavell

 

Training is something we excel at in Surrey. The Training Officer is the convener of the highly active Training Committee.  They are responsible for the organisation of all the Training events, mainly by delegation to the rest of the committee!

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (GC)

 

Chris Baldwin

 

Advises the General Committee on matters relating to member and public communication, edits the Association's newsletter and coordinates the Association's online presence.

 

PEAL SECRETARY 

 

Shirley McGill

 

Keeps the official records of all peals rung for Association and writes the peal report for the Association's Annual Report.

 

INDEPENDENT EXAMINER

 

Andrew Robinson

 

Independently examines all the Association's various accounts before they are presented to the members at the AGM.

 

CENTRAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

 

Jeremy Cheesman, Kate Flavell, Paul Flavell, Richard Wallis

 

The Surrey Association is affiliated to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. The CC Reps attend the Annual Meeting to look after our interests at this international level of ringing activity. They also serve on some of the Central Council committees. Several other Surrey members also serve on behalf of various other societies.

 

DISTRICT MASTERS (GC)

 

Caroline Prescott (ND) and Paul Beeken (SD)

 

They head the business of the Districts and run the District ringing events. This is a brief description of a lot of hard work.

 

DISTRICT SECRETARIES (GC)

 

Shirely McGill (ND) and Sue Dixon (SD)

 

Attend to the many details of running the Districts business and events. Another brief description of even more hard work. Their phone numbers and addresses are in the Annual Report.

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT SECRETARIES (GC)

 

David Whitehead (ND) and Margaret Zandona (SD)

 

Quite literally these posts exist to relieve the District Secretaries of some of their burden.

 

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER

 

Jeremy Cheesman

 

Look after the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

 

PEAL SECRETARY

 

Shirley McGill

 

Keeps the peal records of the Association.

 

ARCHIVIST

 

Sue Dixon

 

Looks after the Archive.

 

LIBRARIAN

 

Richard Wallis

 

Looks after the Library.

 

WEBMASTER

 

Chris Baldwin

 

Looks after technical issues relating to the website.

 

Phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses are in the Annual Report and the regular newsletters.