Joining The Society

OFFICERS

Current President – David Langdown

Immediate Past President – Kiran Mistry

Honorary Treasurer – John Logan

Membership Secretary – Mike James

Honorary Secretary – Tina Russell

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sammy Bartley, Geoffrey Betts, Steve Cafferty, Peter Duncan, Rob Green, Scott McKechnie, Steve Robinson, John Waits and Steve Hilleard

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

Interestingly, it was at the 188th meeting of the Society of Old Friends that the Society adopted its first set of rules. Prior to that, rules had been considered unnecessary, and to this day, they are kept simple and to a minimum.

The current rules have been circulated to all members in a hard copy format. The Society is holding its Annual General Meeting on April 27th 2017 at which a number of amendments will be voted upon.

You can view a copy of the Rules of the Society of Old Friends here: Rules 2017

WHAT’S EXPECTED OF YOU?

As a small Society with a restricted membership, it is expected that members will try to attend all events, and as a minimum to attend two events per year, of which one should be a dinner.

Members who propose or second the nomination of others to membership retain a responsibility to encourage their nominees to attend events and where possible to bring guests.

As a long established society with a proud history, all members are asked to support however they can. The Society belongs to them, and the committee is elected to do its best on behalf of all members. Willing volunteers are rarely turned away and ideas, offers of support such as printing, postage, marketing collateral or event sponsorship are always welcome.

Any members who would like to be apply to join the Society can complete the form below or download this application form OldFriends PROPFORM2 and email it to mike@thesocietyofoldfriends.co.uk

APPLY TO JOIN NOW

WHAT IS A BOOKPLATE?

A bookplate, also known as ex-librīs [Latin, “from the books of…”], is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner, coat-of-arms or in the case of The Society, the motto “Forsake not an Old Friend” … wise words indeed!