Officers

Chairman : Graham Bartholomew

Photo of Chairman : Graham Bartholomew
Phone: 07724 889120

The Chairman ensures that all branch business meetings and officers’ meetings are well run, and is accountable for the preparation and management of these meetings.  The branch holds two main business meetings a year, and the officers typically meet four times a year, to coincide with the publication of In Touch.  Business meetings can also be called at other branch events in order to elect new members and transact urgent business.

Secretary : Gary Reading

Photo of Secretary : Gary Reading
Phone: 01908 662483

Secretary is responsible for maintaining the branch diary, the branch website, and the club management system.  In addition the Secretary maintains a database of membership and tower records for the branch, and is responsible for confirming the accuracy of these records via the tower correspondents. This information is used to update the tower details on the branch website, to update the club management system, to produce membership subscription requests on behalf of the treasurer, and to produce a report for the ODG Annual Report.  Other duties include writing short reports on branch activities for Odd Bob and the ODG Annual Report. The Secretary is a member of the ODG General Committee, and the Governing Trustees of the ODG Bell Fund.

Minutes Secretary : Unfilled Vacancy

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The Minutes Secretary is responsible for coordinating the branch business meetings and officers’ meetings – duties include producing and distributing the agenda and meetings pack before each meeting, taking the minutes at each meeting, and  agreeing and distributing the minutes of each meeting.

Treasurer : Anne Nightingale

Photo of Treasurer : Anne Nightingale
Phone: 01908 502178

The Treasurer handles all branch financial matters, and is responsible for the branch General account, the Training & Development account and the Bell Fund account. Audited annual accounts are produced for the AGM.

RDL Buckingham : Lesley Belcher

Photo of RDL Buckingham : Lesley Belcher
Phone: 07595 389035

The Ringing Development Leader (RDL) for Buckingham is responsible for all branch ringing activities in the Buckingham deanery.  They provide leadership in recruitment and training, seeking to assist towers in their Deanery when required with training and also maintenance and serviceability of the bells.

RDL Milton Keynes : Simon Head

Photo of RDL Milton Keynes : Simon Head
Phone: 07825 730456

The Ringing Development Leader (RDL) for Milton Keynes is responsible for all branch ringing activities in the Milton Keynes deanery.  They provide leadership in recruitment and training, seeking to assist towers in their Deanery when required with training and also maintenance and serviceability of the bells.

RDL Newport : Doug Hird

Photo of RDL Newport : Doug Hird
Phone: 01908 614741

The Ringing Development Leader (RDL) for Newport is responsible for all branch ringing activities in the Newport deanery. They provide leadership in recruitment and training, seeking to assist towers in their Deanery when required with training and also maintenance and serviceability of the bells.

Guild Rep : Patricia Rosewell

Photo of Guild Rep : Patricia Rosewell
Phone: 01908 583652

The Guild Representative provides interaction between the branch and the Guild, taking branch matters to the Guild meetings, and reporting back from Guild meetings to the branch at meetings or via In Touch.  The Representative is a member of the ODG General Committee, and the Governing Trustees of the ODG Bell Fund.  Meetings are held in various branches of the Guild.

Guild Rep : Unfilled Vacancy

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The Guild Representative provides interaction between the branch and the Guild, taking branch matters to the Guild meetings, and reporting back from Guild meetings to the branch at meetings or via In Touch.  The Representative is a member of the ODG General Committee, and the Governing Trustees of the ODG Bell Fund.  Meetings are held in various branches of the Guild.

Newsletter Editor : Phillip Starr

Photo of Newsletter Editor : Phillip Starr
Phone: 01908 522909

The Newsletter Editor produces quarterly editions of the branch newsletter: In Touch.  Contributions are received from officers, towers and individuals.  The Editor is responsible for circulation of the newsletter by the branch website, email and printed copy.

Archivist : Doug Hird

Photo of Archivist : Doug Hird
Phone: 01908 614741

The Archivist is responsible for ongoing research into the history of the branch and its ringers, and making this information available via the branch archive website.  Material is sourced from libraries, newspaper archives, online, etc.