Category Archives: Situation Vacant

Volunteer required for Essex Trophy

Heather Frazer writes:
We have been advised that the Essex Trophy in 2018 will be held on 8th September at St Mary’s Horsham.
We have entered a team in the post, albeit not last year as it was too short notice.  Hopefully there is enough time now to get a team together for 2018.
Would someone be able to volunteer to organise a team please – the sooner the better to get into everyone’s diary.
Please contact me if you are able.
Many thanks!
Heather
Heather Frazer
Hon. Gen. Secretary
W & P Guild of Bellringers

Could you be an Education Day Helper?

The Education Committee is indebted to its loyal band of experienced helpers, without whom we could not run these Education Days.    If you, yourself, feel you could help on 14thOctober – even for part of the day – or might perhaps be able to help with courses in the future, then do please contact Sallie Ingram   Joining Sallie’s Master List does not commit you to turning out for every course (!), but only when you are free and want to come.

Christine Knights-Whittome

AP District ADM Notes

Hello all
Just to remind you that the District ADM is being held at Blackmoor this year on Saturday January 21st. Ringing from 3pm, Service from 4pm, Tea from 4.45pm, the meeting will start at 5.30pm, followed by more ringing if enough people want to stay.
The Guild Master, Mike Winterbourne, is also planning to attend and would like to talk to us for a few minutes about what is happening in the Guild.
Please let me know by Jan 17th if you want to book tea. We will be providing hot soup with bread, followed by some excellent cake.
This is election year and ALL of the offices are up for election or re-election, so we are inviting nominations / heads above parapets for :-
CHAIRMAN
TREASURER – Malcolm Donaldson is standing down after 27 years, so we have to find a replacement
SECRETARY – this is a job that could easily be split in two again ie. Meetings Secretary and Promotions Secretary
RINGING MASTER(S)
INDEPENDENT EXAMINER
GUILD EXECUTIVE REPRESENTATIVE
LIBRARIAN
The Ringing Master, Independent Examiner and Guild Exec Rep posts were filled last January, but only to cover the final year for someone who had stood down. Ideally these now need to be elected/re-elected for a full 3 year term.
The secretary’s post usually overlaps the others, but as no-one was prepared to take over last year, I stayed on. So to reinstate the overlap, anyone putting themselves up for the post this year would really only need to do two years rather than the usual three.
Having said that the usual term of office is three years, if anyone is interested in taking on a role but only wants to commit themselves to a year, we’d still like to hear from you.
Many thanks, Valerie

Volunteer with PowerPoint knowledge needed to help with Public Relations **RESOLVED**

***POST FILLED*** (update 30/11)

Thank you so much to the people who have responded to this appeal for PowerPoint experts with offers of help.  We probably have enough volunteers for now, but if anyone else is desperate to help please do get in touch directly with Caroline Stockmann,  who is leading the group on this work for the Central Council’s Public Relations Committee.

With best wishes,

Kate

 

Kate Flavell Writes:

The Central Council’s Public Relations Committee has been keen for a little while now to produce a set of PowerPoint presentations to have on our website for ringers everywhere to use explaining various aspects of ringing, from the most basic to the more technical. We believe that this is a resource that would be of great value to the Exercise. However, we are being held up by the absence of someone with the required mixture of PowerPoint expertise, ringing knowledge and available time to devote to the project. We have some material available and now need someone to work with us to put it all together. We want to produce an interesting set of slides, with minimum words and maximum pictures and video.

Do you know of anyone in your association who might be able to help us? Would you be able to circulate this request around your association for wider exposure? Please do ask anyone who could help to get in touch with me for further information. Thank you so much for your help with this.

With all good wishes,

Kate Flavell

Public Relations Officer
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

Respond by email: chairman@prc.cccbr.org.uk

Mo Routh Writes: “What I have enjoyed about being Guild Secretary”

As the Guild seeks a new Secretary, Mo Routh Reflects on the rewards of her 3 years in the role.

I suspect I don’t think it particularly hard work, as I take pleasure in being organised and doing a job well.  I also like being in the loop with planning and decision making!
I think payback is the knowledge that I’ve done a good job, to the best of my ability, along with assisting others who are perhaps less experienced in the ‘Ways of the Guild’ (which I accept tend to the arcane!) and I hope we are gradually changing from that to a more modern approach.
 I also value having been able to give something back to the Guild after my 50 years of membership, although I feel sad others don’t always use the Guild structures to get out, meet ringers from other areas, learn and improve whilst enjoying the social aspects that ringing provides.  I know members personally from all the districts and many of my best friends have been made through ringing and not only in my own area.  However I did that before becoming secretary, so that aspect is not relevant to me, but being Guild Secretary is a useful role to encourage widening one’s friendship and acquaintance base.
Re towers and districts, increasingly these are run by people who don’t know what the Guild is for, its relevance to them, what it does or how to approach it, and I hope I’ve been able to provide a friendly ear for questions and guidance in those circumstances.

New Guild Officers Needed – a message from the Master

Dear all, 

As a Guild, we are looking to move on with various items within our
Action Plan that was based on members’ feed back. Real progress has been made already.

Although the four Principal Officers will be standing down on 2nd July, we are confident that, by focusing on the positive drive that’s underway and with full support from the Executive Committee, the new Officers will ensure that projects underway will flourish, many ideas and projects will be developed and positive outcomes achieved.

We will need volunteers in place though to enable the momentum to continue. Many members volunteer for numerous tasks within their towers and Districts already and The Guild recognises and appreciates this very much. Thank you all.

2016 is the year of Guild Officer Elections; the term of office is 3 years. There are a number of opportunities for members to stamp their own mark on progress within our large geographical area with around 200 towers. The Officer posts are open to all Guild members and a variety of skills are needed, not necessarily relating to ringing, of course.

If you like a challenge and something in which to really engage, please consider using your personal skills to support The Guild’s 1,500 or so members by stepping forward to be elected as a Guild Officer. There is a great variety of volunteer tasks on offer and you could make a real and very positive difference to ringing!

If you’d like more information please see https://wpbells.org/2016/05/06/winchester-and-portsmouth-guild-officers-what-our-volunteers-do/
or for an informal chat, please feel free to contact any of the Principal Officers via https://wpbells.org/guild-officers/

– Christine Hill (Vice-Master),   Mo Routh (Secretary),  Mike Bubb (Treasurer) or

– me,  Viv Nobbs (Master).

 If the time is not right for you to serve just now, please assist us by spreading the word in your tower and District and be our eyes and ears.  If you identify another potential leader, then please chat to them and ask them to consider standing for office. Thank you.

 

The Guild Officers’ posts to be elected on and to serve for 3 years, from Saturday 2nd July 2016 to the 2019 Guild A.G.M, are; 

4 Principal Officers: 

Master – I’m pleased to advise that we have one candidate who has stepped forward already. 

Vice-Master 

Hon. General Secretary 

Hon. General Treasurer

Hon. Librarian and Archivist

Hon. Peal Recorder

Hon. Report Editor

Minutes Secretary

Child Protection Officer

Independent Examiner

Public Relations Officer

Two Bell Restoration Fund Trustees (1 from each Diocese)

 Also;

To be elected on Saturday 2nd July 2016 then to serve for 3 years from the  Central Council’s Annual Conference in May 2017 to be held in Edinburgh.

 5 Central Council Representatives. You may have seen the positive move towards “Change” at the recent CCCBR annual conference in Portsmouth? So, a really good opportunity here for some of us to mould the future of ringing.

I do hope you’ll consider applying for an Officer post. The team efforts can be fun, rewarding and produce tangible benefits for many Guild members.

Thank you.

Viv Nobbs 

Guild Master.

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COUNCIL REVIEW ACTION GROUP – CAN YOU HELP?

The Central Council voted to initiate a review of the Council with the outcome of concrete proposals next year, and is now looking for a number of ringers to volunteer for the Action Group.

Members will need to have time available in 2016 to work at getting a wide range of opinions and ideas from other ringers, ringing organisations and other stakeholders.

If you are interested please email review@cccbr.org.uk by 30th June with a brief statement of why you are interested and what experience (ringing and outside of ringing) you might bring to this project.

Ruth Marshall
(CC Representative for the Scottish Association of Change Ringers),
Review Facilitator

Your Guild needs You.

Guild Officers Needed.

The 2016 AGM is just eight weeks away. This is an election year for all the Guild Officer positions.

Please give serious thought to who might fill these roles and consult as widely as possible to find the best people for the jobs. We want everyone to be aware of these elections.

As was advised at the March Executive Committee Meeting, please bear in mind that the four Principal Officers currently in post are unable to stand for election but will offer as much support as possible to the new Officers to facilitate an effective succession process.

For more information, please read on or for an informal chat, please contact the Master:

  • Contact Viv Nobbs - Address: Copper Beeches, Landscape Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NG Tel: 01983 530920 Email: Use Form:

  • Winchester and Portsmouth Guild Officers – what our volunteers do

    The following suggestions may be helpful to members thinking of offering themselves for election. The descriptions are in no way exhaustive but are intended to give a feel for some of the offices.

    All Officers

    1  Put simply, Officers aim to further the Objects and Aims of the Guild – essentially that is to encourage more and better ringing, good bell maintenance and safe practice by uniting ringers for mutual support.
    2  The Guild organises meetings, practices and events. You may well be involved in the planning of these.
    3  Good communications are always important. Simply talking to as many people as possible at Guild or District events helps enormously.
    4  District members may come to you for help and advice on matters concerning their bells and ringing in their tower. Other Officers and Committees are available for advice and support.

    Principal Officers:

    Guild Master

    The figure head of the Guild, represents the Guild to outside bodies and chairs Guild meetings, The Annual General Meeting and any extraordinary meeting that may be called and meetings of the Guild Executive Committee; attends meetings of the Bell Restoration Trustees and the District Officers’ Forum. It is desirable to attend some meetings of the various Committees of the Guild. This should all be done in an efficient and friendly manner. In co-operation with your deputy attend the District Annual Meetings, co-ordinate the work of the other Officers and make sure nothing is left undone.
    In conjunction with other officers make policy and the day-to-day for the Guild.
    You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund, a Registered Charity.

    Guild Vice-Master

    To support the Master in the above duties and deputise as required.

    Treasurer

    To receive and account for all monies paid to the Guild and make payments as may be required and authorised. To keep accurate records, and draw up annual accounts.

    You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund and would be expected to be the Treasurer of the fund, keeping necessary records and preparing and submitting accounts as required of a Registered Charity. You will chair the meetings of the Trustees.

    Secretary

    As Secretary you are the focal point for communication. You receive letters, emails, reports and telephone calls and disseminate information to the appropriate people as quickly and effectively as possible. You book halls for the Executive Meetings and District Officers Forum and work with the district that hosts the A.G.M. each year, deal with the sales of membership certificates and Guild badges and organise reprints and
    re-orders when necessary. You prepare agendas for meetings, calling in reports, budget bids, and papers for discussion from the other officers and committee conveners. In conjunction with other officers make policy and the day-to-day decisions for the Guild.

    You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund and will act as its secretary.

Winchester and Portsmouth Guild Officers – what our volunteers do

The following suggestions may be helpful to members thinking of offering themselves for election. The descriptions are in no way exhaustive but are intended to give a feel for some of the offices.

All Officers

1  Put simply, Officers aim to further the Objects and Aims of the Guild – essentially that is to encourage more and better ringing, good bell maintenance and safe practice by uniting ringers for mutual support.
2  The Guild organises meetings, practices and events. You may well be involved in the planning of these.
3  Good communications are always important. Simply talking to as many people as possible at Guild or District events helps enormously.
4  District members may come to you for help and advice on matters concerning their bells and ringing in their tower. Other Officers and Committees are available for advice and support.

Principal Officers:

Guild Master

The figure head of the Guild, represents the Guild to outside bodies and chairs Guild meetings, The Annual General Meeting and any extraordinary meeting that may be called and meetings of the Guild Executive Committee; attends meetings of the Bell Restoration Trustees and the District Officers’ Forum. It is desirable to attend some meetings of the various Committees of the Guild. This should all be done in an efficient and friendly manner. In co-operation with your deputy attend the District Annual Meetings, co-ordinate the work of the other Officers and make sure nothing is left undone.
In conjunction with other officers make policy and the day-to-day for the Guild.
You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund, a Registered Charity.

Guild Vice-Master

To support the Master in the above duties and deputise as required.

Treasurer

To receive and account for all monies paid to the Guild and make payments as may be required and authorised. To keep accurate records, and draw up annual accounts.

You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund and would be expected to be the Treasurer of the fund, keeping necessary records and preparing and submitting accounts as required of a Registered Charity. You will chair the meetings of the Trustees.

Secretary

As Secretary you are the focal point for communication. You receive letters, emails, reports and telephone calls and disseminate information to the appropriate people as quickly and effectively as possible. You book halls for the Executive Meetings and District Officers Forum and work with the district that hosts the A.G.M. each year, deal with the sales of membership certificates and Guild badges and organise reprints and
re-orders when necessary. You prepare agendas for meetings, calling in reports, budget bids, and papers for discussion from the other officers and committee conveners. In conjunction with other officers make policy and the day-to-day decisions for the Guild.

You are one of the Trustees of the Bell Restoration Fund and will act as its secretary.

Dear Member of Alton and Petersfield District…. (and others!)

Hello all
Now all the excitement and chocolate is out of the way I thought I should remind you about the District Meeting on Saturday April 9th.
There will be ringing at Holybourne from 3.00pm, followed by tea at 4.15pm and the meeting at 5.00pm. Then there will be more ringing at Bentley from 6.00pm.
So that he knows how many to cater for, please can you give names for tea to Mike Novell , preferably by Wednesday 6th.
Contact Mike Novell - Telephone: 01420 83941 Address: 70 Cherry Way, Alton, GU34 2AX Facebook: click here Email Use Form:    
Apologies and names of new members should probably be sent to me.
Contact Valerie Harris - Telephone: 01420 489323 Address: 8 Sunbury Close, Bordon, GU35 0BW Email: Use Form
We are still looking for a District Secretary !
At the very least we need someone who could take the minutes, type them up and email them out, but it would be great to find someone who could also do the pre-meeting preparation and get the certificates etc. ready for newly elected members. Anything else they would be prepared to do would be a bonus. Please, please give it some thought.
On Saturday 16th April from 5.30 to 7.30pm there is an Advanced Practice at Privett (previously called Surprise Major Practice), covering ordinary and surprise methods. To make it more beneficial for anyone learning a more advanced method, it is important that there are plenty of experienced ringers there too, so please come.
Many thanks, Valerie Harris

Mid Monthly Meeting Weds April 13th Steep, Froxfield and Privett

Mid Monthly Meeting

Wednesday April 13th 2016

11.00 – 12.00 Steep, All Saints, 6, 6-0-13 in Bb, SU745253,

Lunch “Great Oak”, Buckmore Farm, Winchester Road, Petersfield, GU32 3SB

14.00 – 14.45 Froxfield, S Peter, High Cross, 6, 5-1-23 in Bb, SU711265

15.00 – 15.45 Privett, Holy Trinity, 8, 12-0-15 (616kg) in F, SU676269

Organizer – David Forder

All are welcome whether beginner or expert.

Looking forward to a good turnout for this first meeting of 2016. A
volunteer is needed to organise the May meeting. If you would consider
taking this on please contact me

Please display this poster in your tower april16

Kind regards
David

Volunteers Needed to help Organise Striking Contests

Viv Nobbs Writes:

Volunteers needed, please! We need active help if the Striking Contests are to survive and thrive.
We do realise that many members are working very hard indeed already – thank you – but you might know someone that would enjoy helping us arrange the various contests? If so, please put them in touch with me for further details.
We are sure there are many benefits to be had for bands entering the contest, apart from the competition element itself. The building of teams can be motivating and great fun, encourages team spirit and can help with the retention of ringers.

Click to contact Viv