A Committee is elected to run the affairs of the Society and meets three or four times a year. It consists of the following Officers: President; Chairman; Secretary; Treasurer and three other members of the Society. We also have a Programme Secretary. With the exception of the President, these posts are elected annually, at the Annual General Meeting. The President is elected biennially. All are honorary posts. The Officers are listed each year in the Society Programme.
In addition, the Society sends a delegate to executive meetings of the Midland Philatelic Federation.
Meetings start at 7.00pm. The main business of the evening starts at 7.30pm for which we always try to be prompt (primarily as a courtesy to our visiting speakers).
Our season runs from September to June, with a varied programme of activities. In the twenty meetings held each season we aim to invite at least four speakers to give talks and displays on as wide a subject matter as possible. We often find that the subject is all the more fascinating when it is unknown to us. We hold various competitions through the year, which are aimed at encouraging entries from as many members as possible, and we also encourage members to provide short displays of their own material. We visit other Societies, and also invite other Societies to talk at our meetings. Our annual dinner is usually held in February, our AGM in February, and we host a Society Auction (open to the public), complete with pre-printed catalogue, every March.
Whilst our Programme follows a similar format each year, we are always trying out new ideas and suggestions. A copy of each season's programme of events is issued towards the end of June for the following year. If you have a particular suggestion for a meeting or have seen an idea work elsewhere, please put it forward. The programme is not the sole responsibility of the Programme Secretary.