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Here are the highlights from the Society's record-breaking AGM on 31 March 2021. Record-breaking in the speed with which the business was done, thanks to prior voting on-line.
Committee members were re-elected, but the line-up is different. Stuart Christie retires from the Chairmanship (round of applause for all he's done in that role over the years), but stays on the committee to organise our concert programme. Chris Thompson is our new Chair. Brian Tait combines the roles of Secretary and Membership Secretary. Ian Robinson remains our Treasurer and Denis Gibson stays as Website Editor.
Not on the committe, but making key contributions to the Society, are: Dave Chillingworth who will continue to edit our monthly newsletters and Gill Robinson who will continue to manage the Society's Facebook page.
The AGM approved changes in membership categories and subscriptions staring in 2022. No-one will pay more. See Normal Membership Subscriptions here
W E ' L L M E E T A G A I N
We're planning to resume Member Meetings in person at St Boniface Church in June. We'll use a bigger room and be socially distanced. Put 30 June, 7:30pm, in the diary for this much welcome taste of freedom and return to normality. Of course, all depends on the government's Roadmap remaining on track. But let's be hopeful...
In the meantime, April and May meetings will take place via Zoom. See here.
V I S I T T H E F O R U M
Why not visit the Members Forum here. You'll have to log in but then you'll be able to post news, questions, start a discussion - whatever takes your fancy about all things guitar. For example Penny Candlin has posted news of the Cuban Guitar Quartet's debut album, Sandunga!. Her guitar teahcer, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, is a member of the quartet. See the post here and leave a comment if you wish - particularly if you know what Sandunga means and can enlighten us all.
To access the Forum and the rest of the Members area you need to sign up before you log in. Read the
How to instructions here if you want to know more.
C O M M I T T E E S L A S H E S
S O C I E T Y S U B S
Because the Society has not been able to offer its normal programme of meetings and concerts, the Committee has decided to reduce the annual subscription, due in January 2021, to £5.00. Please ACT NOW to change your change your subscription for 2021. Read more on our Membership page here.
IF YOU MISSED THE JAUARY DEADLINE
use the Contact Form to tell us
Click on this button for the Contact Form
Although we haven't met in person since March 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, there's still the opptortunity to get together on a Zoom call on our usual meeting day (the last Wednesday of the month). Watch out for a Zoom invitation the week before, and if you haven't tried Zoom yet read some guidance here.
J U L I A N B R E A M
Julian died earlier this year and his friend, colleague and our Honorary Life President, John Mills, has written a fond remembrance of this immensely talented musician and guitarist here
L O C K D O W N E N S E M B L E
Some of our SCGS members have been busy during lockdown! Many, many thanks to Mark Eden for making possible and editing this ensemble recording of Richard Charlton's Partial Eclipse. We hope you enjoy it!