President: Chairs FAS Council meetings; Provides leadership and support to the work by fellow Council members; Coordinates the preparation for and chairs the AGM of the FAS

Vice President Supports the work done by fellow Council members; Stands in for President when required

Secretary The point of contact between the FAS and member societies for all general enquiries; Confirms availability meeting room for FAS Council meetings; Takes the council & AGM minutes.

Publications Officer Updates the contents of the FAS Handbook, Astrocalendar & booklets on an annual basis. Arranges the printing of these publications and distributes the Handbook copies to member societies. Acts as the point of sale for the Astrocalendar & booklets.

Newsletter Editor Compiles the FAS newsletter (3 per year) and arranges printing. Produces and issues the electronic version of the newsletter with additional contents; Seeks advertising copy for the newsletter and other publications (‘observers guide to’ booklets) produced by the FAS.

Publicity & Meetings Organiser Organises the Annual Convention of the FAS at a venue agreed by FAS Council, including arranging the speakers and traders for the event along with it’s publicity. With help from other Council Members runs the annual convention on the day

Webmaster Maintains the FAS website, updating as required. Maintains the FAS society’s e-mail listings; acts as data protection officer

Assistant Webmaster Assists Webmaster with larger web-building projects.

Treasurer Keeps the accounts of the FAS and manages the FAS current and deposit bank accounts; Reimburses Council members expenses and pays FAS bills; Arranges for the audit of the year end accounts

Deputy Treasurer Assists the Treasurer in the maintenance, analysis and presentation of the accounts; Assists the Treasurer in advising the FAS Council on financial decisions e.g. subscription level

Membership Secretary Processes new membership applications and manages the annual renewals using and updating the contents of the FAS membership database; Provides information from the database to other Council post holders for their duties, as per the data protection document.

PLI Secretary Processes new applications for PLI cover and manages the annual renewal of the PLI cover for FAS Societies; Liaises with the PLI Insurance Company

Regional Representatives Provide a point of contact and direct communication between the FAS and regional groups of member societies; provide reports of regional group activity; take part in full council discussion and are full council members

The current FAS Council, elected at the 2019 AGM, are:

Name Position
Paul Daniels President
Graham Bryant Vice President
Richard Field Secretary
Pat McEvoy Treasurer
Deputy Treasurer
William Bottaci Membership Secretary
Tony Questa (temp) PLI Officer
Michael Bryce Newsletter Editor
Neil Mudford Publications Officer
Martin Baker Website Manager
James Hannan Assistant Webmaster
Neil Mudford Handbook Editor
Adrian Roach Publicity
Tony Questa SAGAS Rep
Dave Evetts Midlands FAS Rep
Paul Harper Yorkshire Group Rep
Paul Hackett Council member
Shaun O’Dell Council member

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