The Art Society Cavendish






The proposed Agenda for the meeting was enclosed with the printed Newsletter.  The Officers and Committee are elected annually.  Nominations for members to serve on the Committee should be forwarded to the Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Wetherall, Apprentice Croft, Castleton Road, Hope, Hope Valley, S33 6RZ as soon as possible.  Similarly, any RESOLUTIONS for discussion at the AGM should also be forwarded to Elizabeth.  Also enclosed are copies of the Trustees’ Report, Statement of Financial activities, the Independent Examiner’s Report for the year ended 31st December 2017, and the Chairman’s Report to the AGM.  The meeting will commence at 10.00am, BEFORE THE LECTURE ON 22ND MAY.


The next Newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of September and will include your membership card for the new season.
Please forward items for inclusion to GLORIA OXLEY before 15th August 2018. Tel: 01298 72863 or email:

Application Forms enclosed with the printed Newsletter should be returned to the Membership  Secretary as soon as possible, but no later than 1st July.  On the 2nd July 2018  everyone on the waiting list will be offered full membership.

NEW MEMBERS are invited to join members of the Committee for coffee before the lecture in either September or October.  A ticket for coffee is enclosed and should be handed to Pavilion Gardens staff in the Coffee Lounge.

REGISTER OF ATTENDANCE:  All members are required, for insurance purposes, to register when attending a meeting, by presenting the appropriate tear-off slip in the membership card.;  A box is placed on the table in the entrance area on lecture days, and it helps enormously if they are signed beforehand.

GUESTS:  Members wishing to bring a visitor must contact the Membership Secretary to see if space is available.  The Society is required by insurance regulations to record names of all guests attending NADFAS meetings, and to pay an insurance fee for each one.

Some of our members have, in the past, volunteered to host our lecturer on the evening prior to the lecture, and we would be grateful if more volunteers would come forward to fulfil this very pleasant task. Please contact Clare Allerton, Programme Secretary, Tel: 01433 639768.

Postage is becoming an increasing cost for the distribution of the Newsletters and its various enclosures. Wherever possible, we try and distribute these at one of our regular talks but there are invariably occasions when this does not happen and we have to resort to the postal service.

We have considered e-mailing the newsletters but not everyone is comfortable with e-mails and besides there are frequently additional items to include (application forms for Study Days, Visits and Programme Cards or AGM paperwork etc.)

Would any of our members who have access to a franking machine be willing to sponsor our postage, on an occasional basis?   Not only would you be helping the Society but you would, at the same time, be promoting your own business.

If anyone feels able to help, please speak to one of the Committee.

Members may bring guests to lectures, with prior approval from Membership Secretary, Mrs Hisako Robinson (Tel. No. 01629 813407), but guests can only attend two lectures per season and not all requests can be granted.  A £6 donation will be required for this facility.

Members should note that coffee will be available in the main restaurant from 10.00 prior to each lecture.  This area will be reserved for Cavendish members only. 

Application forms for new members are available here

You will notice that the Renewal of Membership form included a box to be ticked if you would be willing to volunteer to join the Committee.  As you will know the Chairman retires after three years and the Treasurer and Secretary after five years.  Other Committee members’ jobs are less defined.

We are urgently seeking a few people who would be prepared for their names to be put on a list of volunteers, so when positions become vacant we have an initial source of people we can contact.

Please do not by shy – committee work is your chance to become more involved in your society, to get to know other members, and to contribute some help to enable us to keep going!  It is enjoyable and informal and we look forward to a positive response from our members.  Please think about it and tick the box!

Our membership is held at 400 with a waiting list.

To apply for membership, please download and return the application form by mail. The membership secretary will advise you of the reduced rate for joining if part way through this year of events.




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