The 2017 AGM brought a number of changes to the Group as two of our longest-serving officers stepped down from their terms of service. After twenty-five years ( including fifteen as Social Secretary and five as Chairman) Robin Mackervoy concluded his five-year Presidency. We are delighted to have as our new President another very well-known figure on the wider art scene, Roger Dellar. In taking over, Roger paid warm tribute to Robin for his term as President, firmly based upon the Group’s traditions.
Further changes followed. Geoff Hunt took over from Alan Runagall as Chairman, and in turn thanked Alan for his five years as a very hard-working, dedicated and unflappable Chairman. Alan too had served as an officer for twenty-five years. John Killens was elected to the post of Secretary after seven years as Social Secretary, and that role now goes to Karl Terry.
Having formally established the category of Honorary Member, the meeting went on to award this distinction to John Powley.
We welcome a new full member, John Walsom. John trained as an architect, and later worked as a theatre designer, scenic artist, photographer, and illustrator. He works in oils and watercolour, and has shown with the ROI, the RBA, Chelsea Art Society, and at the RA Summer exhibition
Chris Burdett continues as a Candidate for the 2017 season.