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Volunteers needed!

The Annual General Meeting is fast approaching and we are looking for members to fill the following Council roles:

Secretary:  This is a pivotal role within the Society. Would suit someone with good organisational skills, to take the minutes of Council meetings (5 a year) and look after the day to day correspondence of the Society.

Newsletter Editor:  The Editor produces four newsletters a year. Most articles are written by members; the Editor has to make sure there is enough suitable material, obtain more if needed and look for and obtain permission to use photographs. The material has to be drawn together, edited if necessary, and pasted up in desk top publishing software (Adobe InDesign) for which training will be given.

Editor of Sussex Bird Report; This post falls vacant in 2021, but it would be really helpful if someone could shadow the current Editor this year to learn the ropes.  The Sussex Bird Report is our flagship annual publication and we need someone who can co-ordinate the team of writers, and keep to deadlines – and do a lot of chasing!

Council members are invited to attend five meetings a year and also to contribute thoughts and suggestions to all aspects of the many interesting and varied aspects of the Society.  You will be given full help and support from Council to help you settle into the role.  No matter how large or small you feel that the amount of time is that you can offer, all existing SOS Council and committee members would agree that volunteering to get involved at any level in helping to run SOS is a really worthwhile and beneficial experience, and you get to know a really nice team of people as well.  To find out more about what is involved in supporting SOS by becoming an active part of an SOS committee, please contact Chris Davis via secretary@sos.org.uk