Honorary Life Membership
At the Annual General Meeting held on 13 April 2019 Honorary Life Membership was conferred on Colin Tabeart RDP, APR, FSPH. Colin had served the Society for many years. He took over as Editor from our Spring 2005 edition, producing the journal and liaising with the various printers regarding the whole journal package (journal, newsletter and auction list). During his time he has improved the look and quality of our publication, turning it from a Newsletter into a high quality Journal. In doing so he had achieved savings in costs, while maintaining its quality. He was also instrumental in arranging for our journal package to be posted directly to members by the printer and for setting up the Dropbox record of members that relieved two members of these tasks, as well as being instrumental in introducing the scheme for paperless subscriptions. He was also responsible for finding us a competent and enthusiastic webmaster who has transformed our website and kept it fully current in conjunction with our Hon Secretary, and had acted as a Moderator of the Discussion Forum. Finally, he was a member of the working group looking into ways of carrying the Society forward.
Colin had previously handed over the editorship of the journal and has now stood down from his other duties. As with Martin Hopkinson, making him an Honorary Life Member was a fitting way of showing our appreciation.