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Membership

Pauline Simmonds [Co-ordinator] Thames Street tel:  969 7033

Members of the Education & Social Panel are invited to serve by the Panel Co-ordinator because of their interest in and knowledge of buildings, cultural, environmental and historical issues in relation to Sonning and Sonning Eye. Members with specific and relevant skills, e.g. web expertise, interest in devising children’s activities, are welcome to join the Panel. The Panel should normally have not less than three and not more than ten members.

Remit

The Education & Social Panel’s main purpose is to raise awareness about the geography, history, natural history and architectural heritage of both villages through a series of walks and talks. It also prepares the Society’s newsletter, bridge, currently published quarterly, and is responsible for maintaining the Society’s website. The Panel contributes towards promoting the Society alongside the other Panels, at/in appropriate events and places. If approved by the Executive Committee it will co-ordinate events linked to the nationally organised heritage Open Days scheme.

The Education & Social Panel occasionally communicates with cultural or other organisations. Written material should be agreed by at least two Panel members and signed by the Panel Co-ordinator or Panel member appointed by the Co-ordinator to do so.

The work of the Education & Social Panel includes:

  • Event Planning and Organisation
  • Press & Publicity
  • Publications
  • Web site

Panel Guidelines

  1. Article 8.1 of the Society's Constitution reads as follows: "The Executive Committee may constitute such panels or sub-committees from time to time as shall be considered necessary for such purposes as shall be thought fit. The Chairman (or Co-ordinator if preferred) of each Panel shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. All actions and proceedings of each Panel shall be reported to and be confirmed by the Executive Committee as soon as possible. Members of the Executive Committee may be members of any Panel. Panels shall be subordinate to and may be regulated or dissolved by the Executive Committee".
  2. The Education & Social Panel's main purpose is to raise awareness about the geography, history, natural history and architectural heritage of both villages through a series of walks and talks. It also prepares the Society's newsletter, Bridge, currently published quarterly, and is responsible for maintaining the Society's website. The Panel contributes towards promoting the Society alongside the other Panels, at/in appropriate events and places. If approved by the Executive Committee it will co-ordinate events linked to the nationally organised Heritage Open Days scheme.

    The Panel also supports the Society’s Annual General Meeting and educational events by providing refreshments to those attending and organising social occasions for the enjoyment of the membership.
  3. Members of the Education & Social Panel are invited to serve by the Panel Co-ordinator because of their interest in and knowledge of buildings, cultural, environmental and historical issues in relation to Sonning and Sonning Eye. Members with specific and relevant skills are welcome to join the Panel, e.g. web expertise, interest in devising children's activities, etc. The Panel should normally have not less than three and not more than ten members.
  4. The Education & Social Panel may consider it necessary to send written communications to cultural or other organisations. These should be agreed by at least two Panel members and signed by the Panel Co-ordinator or Panel member appointed by the Co-ordinator to do so.
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