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SLGS Committee

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Simon Garbutt

Membership Secretary
Pat Kempster

Programme Secretary
Sharron White

(position vacant)

Tony Litchfield

Committee members
Gerald Blacoe, Ursula Cholmeley, Colin Ward


We would like to warmly welcome the latest member of our Committee: Pat Kempster, who kindly volunteered to take over as Membership Secretary in late 2017.


Volunteers are welcome to contact any committee member to discuss joining the committee at any time during the year. The meetings are infrequent and informal – and the duties, especially for a newcomer, are rarely onerous!

Applications to join the committee can also be made at the Annual General Meeting in January. Formal nominations for new members of the committee should be sent to (and received by) the Membership Secretary, Pat Kempster, within a month of (and not less than fourteen days before) the AGM. Before formally proposing a member for the committee, please ask them for permission.

Jackie Searl resigned as Membership Secretary in March 2014. We would like to thank her for two years of dedicated work in this rôle and especially for her work in updating our Constitution. Our thanks also go to: Carole Smith, who very kindly stood in at short notice and served in the post for several years, until late 2017; to Audrey Barclay, formerly the society’s Secretary, and who resigned from the Committee at the AGM in January 2014 because of family commitments; and to Steffie Cooper, who served as a valuable member of the committee for many years.  NB The post of Secretary is still vacant.