NDWG is run by a dedicated team of volunteers that are elected each year at our group AGM. They form a committee which meets every two months to organise the day to day running of the group and make plans for the year ahead. They also make sure that the group is being run in accordance with the original constitution laid down when the group was formed in 1997.
Committee Chairperson: Dave Hufton
Responsible for chairing the committee meetings and the AGM, making sure that the business is completed and keeping the participants in good order. Other tasks include discussing and planning the agenda with the Secretary. In conjunction with the Secretary, attends Nottinghamshire Area committee meetings and the Area AGM. Feeds back information between Area and NDWG Committees. Please note that this position is usually taken by an existing member of the committee.
Secretary: Helen Percy
As the group’s main administrator, the Secretary acts as the main contact person. Tasks include: dealing with correspondence from central office, dealing with general enquiries, keeping minutes of committee meetings and keeping all relevant correspondence. Feeds back information between Area and NDWG commitee. Attends Nottinghamshire Area meetings in conjunction with the Chair.
Treasurer: Angela Smedley
To keep account of the groups income, expenses and banking. To pay out costs and collect income. To prepare a Balance sheet for each committee meeting, and for the AGM along with a detailed report of all the cash movements within the group. To pay out and collect deposits for weekends. And at the year end, prepare the year end accounts to be submitted to RA Head Office for auditing.
General Member: Position Vacant
Provides feedback regarding walks, weekends and socials from general membership to the Committee to ensure the smooth functioning of the group and to help ensure that general members’ needs are met. Helps out on a ad-hoc basis and provides cover in the event of another Committee member becoming ill or stepping down.
It’s also an ideal role for someone wishing to join the Committee for the first time and to see how we work before assuming a more specific role in a future Committee.
Membership Secretary: Tracy Fisher
Maintains and updates the group’s membership list from the monthly reports from Ramblers Central Office. Deals with enquiries from people interested in joining the group or who just want to know more. Sends out welcome mail and walks programme to new members and ensures they are invited to join the regular digest. Sends reminders to lapsed members (bless you) encouraging them to rejoin. Submits a regular Membership Report to the committee.
Communications Officer: Tracy Fisher
Responsible for communications to the group, the digest and publicity to the wider public. Liaises with Web Editor on use of NDWG website and other new media channels for publicity and group communications. Liaises with Online Content Editor and Membership Secretary as necessary to ensure aligned and timely communication of key messages to the membership. Responsible for coordinating distribution of the group’s publicity posters and leaflets to libraries, shops, tourist info centres etc. Provides details of walks and events to local press and other local media.
Weekends Organisers: Rachel Johnson and Joanne Morris
Organise the programme of weekends for the group; liasing with the walks organisers re group calendar. Booking accommodation for weekends whilst actively seeking weekend leaders and popular locations.
Walks Organisers: Gary Olds and Lisa Kelly
Usually a shared role. Co-ordinates the production of the group’s six-monthly walks programme. Encourages people to lead walks and maintains a contact list of potential leaders. Ensures that the programme offers a choice of locations, terrain and distances.
Social Coordinator: David Richmond
Co-ordinates all the socials, ensuring nothing clashes and that there are plenty of socials each month in both Nottingham and Derby. Update socials page of NDWG website.
Web Editor: Alistair Green
Maintains the group website including photo updates, updates to the walks / weekends programmes. Liaises with Communications Officer on use of NDWG website and other new media channels for publicity and group communications and ensures these are posted in an accurate and timely manner.