I recently retired and now my life is busier than ever! I have been playing the hammered dulcimer as an enthusiastic amateur since 1989, and have been a member of Nonsuch since its inception. Early on I developed an interest in all the wonderful versions of the dulcimer world-wide and have attended most of the Cimbalom World Association congresses since 1993. During this time I was elected a board member of the CWA and in 2015 organised the 13th congress in Malvern, England.
Along the way I picked up a lot about Mountain Dulcimers, so started to play one in 2012.
With Fred Woodley and others I started Make and Play Dulcimers in the Redditch area in 2000, and we now have a thriving hammered dulcimer group that meets twice a month and a mountain dulcimer group that meets once a month.
Before I gave up work I was a software engineer; so I also help out with any technical jobs the committee needs – like semi-automatically generating the members directory. I still look after the website.
The committee is the group that runs the club day to day, reporting to the trustees.
The role of a charity trustee is to ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit, comply with the charity’s governing document and the law, act in the charity’s best interests, manage the charity’s resources responsibly, act with reasonable care and skill, ensure the charity is accountable ...
To develop and maintain the club's web-site, both the public view and the members only area
To act as an ambassador for the club and provide leadership in the overall direction and running of the club.