Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

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Monday, September 21, 2009

AGM and Lecture Programme 2009-10

It was very pleasing to see so many members attending this year's AGM on Monday September 14th , since twenty four of our growing membership dared risk a visit and be roped on to the Committee. However, no one should have worried since the officials and general committee were re-elected en bloc for the coming year.

President: Phylip Jones

Chairman: Gwyn Thomas Vice Chair: Vacant

Secretary: Trefor Jones

Treasurer: Julie Hicks

Transport & Events Officers: Val Davies and Margaret Evans.

General Committee: Josie Duke, Mair Norton, Bob Norton and John Rees.

Chairman’s Address: Mr Thomas began his oration by stating that the previous year had been a very long and highly successful one. The Celebration Concert, the unveiling of the Plaque to the Three Doctors and the summer trip had all been highlights. He drew attention to the fact that the unveiling in May had pleased him in that it had included the participation of the community in the Society’s activities. The lecture meetings had all been enjoyable with good speakers throughout the year, especially Phylip Jones’s unscheduled talk during the snows of February. He did however make an appeal that our activities should not clash with rugby internationals over the coming year!

President’s Address: Mr Phylip Jones thanked all the officers and committee for their hard work during the year. He also stated that the official recognition of the works of the Three Doctors was a personal delight to him. He also stated his disappointment that Radio Cymru had not shown any interest in the event, though this would be hopefully rectified in a future recording of Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol in October.

Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society
Rhaglen / programme 2009-10

1. September 14/ Medi 14 – AGM
2. *October 12/ Hydref 12 – Mr Glyn Williams "Two and a Half ( Brunel ) Tunnels".
3. *November 9/ Tachwedd 9 – The Griffiths Family- "Behind the Coal House at War"
4. December 14 / Rhagfyr 14 – Members Night.
5. January 11/ Ionawr 11 – Phylip Jones -Noel Thomas Annual Lecture – “a local theme”
6. February 8/ Chwefror 8 – Jeff Childs – “Pontardawe Families”..
7. March 8/ Mawrth 8 – Mr Ian Parsons ” The Entertainers of Neath Port Talbot ”
8. April 12 – Ebrill 12 – Mr Philip Whitehead –“ Bloody Sunday”.
9. May 11 / Mai 11 – Mrs Ceri Watkins-“A History of Welsh fashion”.

* - These dates have had to be rearranged since the AGM since the Griffiths's were unavailable in October as stated on the original lecture list..