The ethos of the Society is that it should be run by the members for the members. But to enable this, annually we elect a number of officers who form the committee.
Neil Havard – Coordinator
Unlike many societies we don’t have a Chairman or President, but a Coordinator – to help facilitate the work of the Society. The Coordinator does many of the tasks, though, that a chairman or president would in other clubs.
Malcolm Mitchell – Membership Secretary
Contact Malcolm if you are interested in joining the Society, or, if you are a member, if you wish to pay or have any query over your subscription.
Sue Kear – Secretary
Contact Sue for any general communications to the Society.
Rod Salisbury – Treasurer
Contact Rod for financial matters, if there are bills to pay, or if you wish to give us some money.
Mark & Denise Gibbons – Events Organisers
Mark and Denise organise the speakers for our monthly meetings. If you would like to give a talk to the society, please get in touch with them. There are many opportunities for members to give talks if they wish. Either as the main speaker, in the second half for shorter items, and at our summer Members’ night, or December Christmas meeting.
Currently Vacant – Observing Director
If you would like to take a more active role in the club, please talk to any of the committee about volunteering for this position. It involves coordinating members’ observations and any other programmes that the club may have active from time to time. It would help if you can attend most meetings and are able to discuss telescopes and observing techniques that members might be having problems with.
Dave Miller – Mercury Editor
Dave edits our Society magazine, Mercury, which comes out every two months. Contributions from members are always welcome.
Rosemary Salisbury – Newsletter Distributor
Rosemary sends out the paper copies of Mercury to those that were not able to attend the monthly meeting where they are normally distributed.
Philippe Kitchin – Website Manager
Philippe runs the electronic communications of the Society. The website, emails, etc.