Annual General Meeting
The Friends’ Annual General Meeting was held at RAMM on 13 July 2016. This year’s meeting was a short one to allow Friends to attend the recital later that evening.
During the year the Friends had sponsored their first exhibition for RAMM, the highly successful Sea Life, as well assisting with the purchase of several works of art. The Christmas social had been enjoyed by all present, and 2018’s was in the planning stage already.
The Chair introduced a proposal to alter the constitution to allow chairs to be re-elected after their initial three year term, something which was currently barred. This was passed unanimously.
He also paid tribute to Celia King, who after years of dedicated service to the Friends, was standing down from the committee. She had undertaken nearly all the roles of the organisation, and had been for many years the key point of contact for members and RAMM staff alike.
The following officers were re-elected:
- President: Lady Anne Boles
- Vice-Presidents: Rt. Hon. Ben Bradshaw, Mr. John Allan
- Chair: Mr. Alan Caig
- Vice-Chair: Miss Gail Dixon-Smith
- Hon. Secretary: Ms. Izzy Birch
- Hon. Treasurer: Mrs. Jan Beddall
Committee members: Mrs. Lesley Robson, Mr. Norman Shiel, Mrs. Molly Todd, Miss Diana Wilkinson, Mrs Judie Yung, Mrs Teresa Davies, Mrs Angela Welch, Ms Jo Hawkins.
The Trustees of the Friends are Mrs Prudence Nichols, Mr. William Burkinshaw, and Mr. John Allan.