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The Followers Committee

The following members are currently on the board:

 

Role Name Contact
Chairman Roger Coombes chairman@rupertbear.co.uk
Secretary John Beck secretary@rupertbear.co.uk
Annual Meeting Organiser Charles Knape charles.knape@rupertbear.co.uk
Assistant Publications Editor Pamela Stones pamela.stones@rupertbear.co.uk
Facebook Administrator Jordy Schaap jordy.schaap@rupertbear.co.uk
General Committee Members Mike Ward, Alan Murray -
Librarian Lizzie Hackney librarian@rupertbear.co.uk
Membership Secretary Chris Hellen membership@rupertbear.co.uk
Minutes Secretary Mike Williams mikenutwood@hotmail.co.uk 
Publications Editor John Beck secretary@rupertbear.co.uk
Sales Officer Mark Hackney sales@rupertbear.co.uk
Treasurer Charles Knape charles.knape@rupertbear.co.uk
Website Editor Pamela Stones pamela.stones@rupertbear.co.uk
Website Manager Jordy Schaap jordy.schaap@rupertbear.co.uk

 

The committee was elected en-bloc at the Followers AGM on Saturday September 2, 2023 at Warwick University and this motion was proposed by John Lester and seconded by Richard Ball. The new members on the Committee are Mark Hackney, Chris Hellen and Jordy Schaap.The Chairman mentioned that the position of Minutes Secretary would be vacant in a year’s time. He also said that although it was not a Committee position, the role of Raffle Organiser is now available due to the resignation of Darren Evans. Any member who has interested in taking this on can email the chairman. 

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