2017 AGM

Date/Time Location Speaker
17 Nov 2017 6:45 PM – 10:00 PM The John Harvey Tavern

All are welcome to attend the AGM which this year will be held in the convivial surroundings of the upstairs room in the John Harvey Tavern, Lewes.  You can hear a summary of the group’s activities for the year, presented by committee members and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any issues.  This usually takes less than an hour.  For SFTG members there will be a subsidised buffet supper afterwards, cost £6.  Please book either a meeting only ticket or a buffet ticket (members only).  Bookings for the buffet close on 12 November.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm so please arrive in good time.


  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of minutes from the last AGM
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Training and Courses (GTO) Report
  7. Show’s Report
  8. Election of committee members (see below)
  9. Any other business (please notify Paul Lovatt Smith in advance of the meeting) 

Committee Election

The current Committee is:

Chair (Acting):   Paul Lovatt Smith  
Treasurer:   Maria Naylor  
Membership Secretary:   Derek Blackburn
Training Officer (GTO)*: Sharon McDavitt  
Friday evenings Organiser: Lin Spencer
Shows Organiser:  Sandy Alders
Newsletter Editor: Paul Lovatt Smith    
Member Jane: Topps
Member: Ashley Jones

Nominations received as at time of publication (22 Sep 2017):

Chair: Paul Lovatt Smith  
Treasurer: Beverley Russell
Membership Sec: Derek Blackburn  
Training Officer (GTO)*:   Sharon McDavitt
Friday evenings Organiser:   Lin Spencer
Shows Organiser: Sandy Alders
Newsletter Editor:   Liz Lash
Member: Jane Topps
Member:   Ashley Jones

Any further committee nominations should be made to the Chair before the meeting. 

*Note that the GTO is a paid role and therefore is appointed, not elected.




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Bookings may be cancelled or transferred with no penalty if notification is received 7 or more days prior to the date of the course. If less than 7 days notice is given, 50% of the course fee will be returned. No refund will be given for cancellations on the day of the course, or failure to attend.