AGM Minutes 2017

The Royal Photographic Society Northern Region

Minutes of the AGM held on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 19:30

Dobson Room, Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5DH


The following members were present:

Geoff Chrisp, John Cullen, Michael Curry, Joseph Duffy, Robert Gates, Brian Laing, Carol Palmer, Leo Palmer, Brian Pearson, Alexandra Prescot, Keith Robertson, Olive Robertson, Robert Turner. Nicola Young (RPS HQ).


Apologies for absence: Jane Black, Guy Davies


Review of available reports. A review to the 2015 AGM by Jane Black was circulated to all present.        There had been no AGM in 2016.


Update on current situation.

Robert Gates gave an update on the current situation within the region. The Regional Organiser had resigned his position, the Treasurer had moved to Scotland and other members of the committee had indicated they would not stand for re-election. Very few events had been arranged in the region over the past year.


Election of Committee members.

There had been four nominations for the four advertised positions. Robert Gates suggested the four should be elected un-opposed:


Regional Organiser – Carol Palmer ARPS

Deputy Regional Organiser – Geoff Chrisp

Treasurer – Bob Turner ARPS

Secretary – Bob Gates ARPS


The above four members were elected to the positions indicated.


Events arranged and future programme ideas.

A brief discussion was held regarding future meetings, Carol Palmer outlined her vision for re-vitalising the region.


There being no other business, the meeting closed at 19:57