The regular activities of the Society are managed by an elected committee acting on behalf of all members. Currently there are 9 committee posts, three of which are held by the Society’s officers – Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We have a Vice-Chair and five other members each carrying responsibility for a major aspect of the organization (premises contracts; concert management; concert programme planning; membership; publicity; social activities).
Committee members are normally elected at the AGM to serve a term of two years. Subject to being re-elected, each member may serve a total of eight successive years after which at least one year must elapse before becoming eligible for further nomination.
Vacant committee posts are advertised in the weekly newsletter.
According to the requirements of the Charities Commission, all committee members are trustees of the Society and collectively are responsible for its artistic credibility and financial well-being.
The committee has the power to co-opt and is supported by a number of volunteers, undertaking a wide range of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the society. These include co-ordinating rehearsals; ticket sales; running a weekly raffle; fundraising; managing the website, and producing our concert programmes. In all, over a third of our members are involved in carrying out tasks for the Society and we are greatly indebted to all who contribute in this way.
There are generally at least three committee meetings each year, with others called as needed. The Minutes are available for members to consult if they wish.