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
Dark Skies Coordinator. A new position for 2020 to enable coordination of initiatives across the country
The current FAS Council, elected at the 2020 AGM, are:
|Graham Bryant||Vice President|
|William Bottaci||Membership Secretary|
|Neil Mudford||PLI Officer|
|Michael Bryce||Newsletter Editor|
|Neil Mudford||Publications Officer|
|Martin Baker||Website Manager|
|William Bottaci||Assistant Webmaster|
|Neil Mudford||Handbook Editor|
|Jerry Stone||Meeting Organiser|
|John Evans||Dark Skies|
|Tony Questa||SAGAS Rep|
|Dave Evetts||Midlands FAS Rep|
|Paul Harper||Yorkshire Group Rep|
|Paul Hackett||Council member|
|Shaun O’Dell||Council member|