Association Officers and other Representatives

Association Officers

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Patron The Right Reverend Stephen Conway The Right Reverend Stephen Conway
Address: The Diocesan Office,
Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road,
Ely. CB7 4DX
Telephone: 0 1353 663579
Fascimile: 0 1353 652700
Chairman Martin Kitson
Telephone: 0 1223 811673
Vice-Chairman Post discontinued on 5th May 2018.
Previously held by Alan T Winter
Secretary JoAnne Rutter
Address: Manor House, Church Lane
Hemingford Abbots
Huntingdon PE28 9AL
Telephone: 0 1480 494449
  Mobile 0 7710 326348
Ringing Master Alban Forster
Mobile: 0 7906 478767
Peal Secretary Susan E Marsden
Mobile: 0 7506 797814
Quarter Peal
Ian Hamilton

Mobile: 0 7913 914833
Treasurer Nicholas Small
Nicholas Small
Address: 12 Cambridge Road
Cambridge, CB25 9NJ
Telephone: 0 1223 570850
Recruitment and Training Officer Dee Smith
Post replaced Education Officer, May 2018

Telephone: 0 1638 615423
Public Relations Officer Post vacant. Queries directed to General Secrettary.

Bell Adviser Thomas W Ridgman
Tom Ridgman
Telephone: 0 1223 207335
Safeguarding Officer   Post became vacant on 5th May 2018. Phillip S George is the previous holder, and is prepared to answer immediate queries.

Telephone: 0 1767 677553
Webmaster Janet Garnett
Janet Garnett
Photo: Andrew Stevens
Telephone: 0 1954 230327

Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Representatives

The Ely DA sends four representatives to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. These representatives are officers of the Association. Details are here.

Bell Restoration Fund trustees

The Bell Restoration Fund of the Ely DA is a separate organisation with its own trustees. Details are here.

Independent Examiner

The Independent Examiner is elected by the AGM to examine the Association's accounts annually and report to the AGM. The Independent Examiner may not hold office on the General Committee nor be a trustee of the Bell Restoration Fund.
Independent Examiner Bruce Mew
Telephone: 0 1480 467156

The General Committee (was the Diocesan Committee)

The General Committee, whose role is to administer and guide the Association, is made up of Association Officers (including one of the representatives to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers), a delegate from each of the sub-committees, District Secretaries and one elected member from each district. Details are here.

Management of the Association shall be carried out as far as possible by sub- committees. Each sub-committee shall appoint its own secretary for recording minutes of meetings and details of its activities. Such minutes, once accepted and signed by the sub-committee Chair, shall be passed to the General Secretary and become part of the official records of the Association.

The sub-committees are :
 i) Recruitment and Training Sub-committee
 ii) Ringing Sub-committee
 iii) Bell Maintenance and Repair Sub-committee
 iv) Administration Sub-committee
More details here.

Honorary members

Any ringing member or other person who has given exceptional service and furthered the objectives of the Association may be elected to the office of Honorary Member (see Rules of the Ely DA, rule 3d).

The Honorary Members of the Ely DA are:
Barry C Bass, George E Bonham, Catherina E Griffiths,
Roger J Palmer and Maurice J Thurmott.

Past Officers of the Association

Details of the past General Secretaries, Peal Secretaries and Treasurers are here.