Wimborne Railway Society Committee
In this section you can find out who is on the Committee and their latest key decisions.
CHAIRMAN – Barry Moorhouse
VICE – CHAIRMAN – Jim Henville
TREASURER – Mike Wescombe
SECRETARY – Clive Finder
MEMBERSHIP – Martin Catford
COMMITTEE MEMBERS – Bob Steedman, Peter Watson, Graham Bevan, George Russell
EGM – 21st February – attended by 56 members plus Committee.
There was an extensive discussion about the way the Society should move forward and how our funding should work best for the membership.
It was AGREED that, contrary to the outcome of the AGM, the attendance fee for visitors would revert to £3. There was a need for the “Tuesday modellers” to inform the wider membership of their work – the new website would be a useful tool for doing that – and all members have an open invitation to running sessions and are welcome on Tuesday evenings to improve their own skills. The meeting AGREED that it was sensible to retain a reasonable sum of money in the accounts for unforeseen circumstances but that more should be made available for facilitating trips and other events. However, the Chairman stressed that the burden for organising visits should not be on just one or two individuals. The Committee was open to ideas and would be happy to support those where there was a decent level of interest from the membership.
The Wimrail exhibition will need to be stewarded and Graham Bevan asked for volunteers – it is our showcase event but will only be successful with appropriate backing from the wider membership – rota sheets are already available at meetings. The costs of staging the event have increased year on year and it can no longer be relied upon to provide surpluses to offset other costs of running the Society. It was noted that the exhibition now has a sub-Regional status and layouts should reflect that which, again, imposes financial pressures on its budget.