Appointment of Treasurer and Secretary Elects

ART is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer elect.

It is planned that Paul Flavell will take over the role of Honorary Secretary after the March AGM carrying out those duties, as well as being a trustee and a member of the governance group. We anticipate that John Cater will take up the role of Honorary Treasurer and trustee at the same time.

Paul Flavell

Paul has had a long career in Sales Management in the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industries and for the last eight years before retirement in 2013 was Company Director and European Sales Manager for a German plastics manufacturer.

He started ringing in 1966 at Norton, Sheffield, and was Tower Captain from 1979 - 1985 and has been Tower Captain at All Saints Kingston-upon-Thames since 1988. He has held various Association posts from Secretary to District Master in the Derbyshire and Surrey Associations. A Central Council Member for Surrey since about 1990 he was Chairman of the Compositions Committee from 2008 – 2016.

Currently he is the Training Officer for the Surrey Association responsible for organising and delivering training programs for 550 Association members including a number of ART Module 1 and 2 courses. Paul is an accredited ART Teacher in Surrey.

John Cater

John has been ringing since 1979, having learnt initially at Stretton, near Burton-on-Trent. He enjoys many aspects of ringing: quarter peals, new Doubles Variations, bell restoration projects, handbells, and tower-grabbing (in the UK and overseas). He is actively involved with his local band, teaching learners, ringing for Sunday Service, and his local Association being at one time the Central Council representative.

John has had a long career with Lloyds Bank, where he was known as a "number-cruncher", never far from a calculator or PC/spreadsheet.

His involvement with ART started in the spring of 2015, when he became Ringing Master at Church Gresley, Derbyshire, after the tower came back into use following eight years of silence due to structural problems. He and Tower Captain, Moira Johnson, are now full ART Members, having been accredited for Modules 1 and 2.

Leslie Boyce and Gill Hughes

Leslie Boyce our current Secretary will retire from the Management Committee and as a trustee but will continue as a member of the governance group and as an ART Tutor. Gill Hughes will remain on the Management Committee and as a trustee, continuing to assist with financial matters, merchandising & publishing and as an ART Tutor.