As a growing society, the workload for existing officers is increasing, and new ideas are emerging that require extra help to deliver even more benefits for our members. Could you contribute to our continued success by offering some time and skills to help the team that runs the NGS?
Help run the NGS
It is not just for the annual election of the full Committee that we need new volunteers. The Committee has decided that for reasons of continuity and security we should actively work towards developing understudies for key committee roles. In addition, there are sometimes opportunities during the year for less formal help to be given to smaller projects.
Some roles have formal “job specs” and others are more flexible to match the time commitment and skills of the individual.
New volunteers are essential both to bring new ideas and to lessen the burden on those who have already donated many hundreds (and in some cases thousands) of hours in making your society what it is today. So, if you want to explore what is involved in a specific role, or simply want to investigate whether you could contribute in some way, why not get in touch?
If you feel that you would be interested in one of these roles or that you can assist in any way, please email
Journal Advertising Manager
The Journal is one of the most important aspects of the Society’s services, and the one that every member benefits from receiving six times per year. Many manufacturers and traders want to advertise in the Journal, so we are looking for a member to handle this.
It only requires a few hours of work per issue, namely, liaising with advertisers to book adverts, issuing them with an invoice after publication, then banking the money (cheque) or confirming that electronic payment has been made.
Society Display Stand Manager
Because of medical reasons Tim Hitch is unable to continue as Display Stand Manager for the Society.
Applications are invited therefore from members of the Society wishing to take on this post.
Duties of the post are:
Control of the stand equipment: display stands, display stock and containers, till equipment including cash till and lap top computer, and cash float, plus other items used on the stand at exhibitions.
Arranging for safe storage of stand equipment as above.
Delivery of the stand from storage to exhibitions and return, including if necessary arranging van hire and overnight accommodation.
Setting up of the stand at exhibitions.
Managing the stand at exhibitions and dealing with members purchases and enquiries and recruiting new members to the Society.
Arranging for the stand to be at exhibitions with exhibition managers and their helpers and obtaining invitations to exhibitions.
Maintaining the stocks on the stand and completing inventories of the stock when requested by the Society Treasure.
Keeping accurate records on a computer system of all transactions made on the stand and reporting timeously those transactions to the Society Treasurer, and membership recruiting and subscription details to the Society Membership Secretary.
This post is a full Management Committee post and the Display Stand Manager attends Committee meetings as they occur (presently four times a year including the Society Annual General Meeting).
Applications from those who wish to be considered for this post should be sent to the General Secretary whose address is on page four of the Journal. Any request for further information should be sent to the General Secretary.