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did not arrive in time for them to be printed and dispatched before the holiday break.
                                                                        often unrelated to their membership. Following the sudden loss of our Vice President
                                                                             there is one and encouraging the possible formation of new ones. Where appropriate
                                                                               I have informed the relevant Branch Secretary of any new member in their area. This
                                                                                                       In 2016 PayPal became the preferred method of payment for half of our members,
                                                                                                                I continue to provide a monthly column for inclusion in Small Printer, giving details
                                                                      dealt with by the EC. I have had a lot of contact with members on a variety of issues,
                                  usually in the hands of Royal Mail by the end of the month. Even though we only use
                                       day. Most of the bundle items were promoting Branch and Society events, but some
                                Moulton Printing, Small Printer arrived on time each month and the magazines were
                                         were from members displaying examples of their print, my thanks go to them for all
           t
                                                       rst day back in the New                                 cient or incorrect information.
                                                  mailing of the January 2017 magazine as, due to Christmas post problems, the proof
                                                                                 has added to my workload and I hope that someone else may soon take on the role
                                                                                          more than in the previous year, 37 of these joined directly via the Society’s website,
                                                                                      On December 31st 2016 the active membership of the Society was 294, this is 10
                                             not help to make the magazine more interesting by printing a Bundle item yourself,
                                                                    were dealt with by email with the exception of one issue which was discussed and
            into two large plastic crates, the entire Library can be on display instead of just the
           cantly, because the books all now just about fi
                     the books at the Convention subsequently requested a book in May and has yet to
                                                                                                   had not done so, some of these may renew during the next few weeks.) Donations
                                                                                                         however cheques remain popular, mainly with older, longstanding members. A few
              Librarian’s selection. I had hoped that the portability might encourage Branches to
                                                                  year.  I have dealt with much the same sort of problems as in previous years, most
                                                                                        more than at the end of 2015. During 2016 the Society gained 42 new members, 7
                                                there is no charge for non-commercial items? The only hiccup of the year was the
                                           their time and effort used to provide members with samples of their printing. Why
                                                                                              members, 7 of these had died and a few had left due to serious health problems.
                                                                                                 (This total of 49 includes 13 members due to renew by the end of December who
                                     2nd Class mail, many members have reported receiving their magazines the next
                                                                Once again little has changed in my post as Membership Secretary over the past
                                                                                                            still pay by bank transfer, this can sometimes create a problem in identifying the
                                                                           I have been providing new members with information about their local branch if
                              Once again it has been an uneventful year for the Mailer. Thanks to our printers,
                  Requests for loans have again been few. A new member who looked through
                                                                                            paying online via PayPal. During the same period the Society lost a total of 49
                                                             Membership Secretary — Margaret Rookes (10701)
                borrow the Library periodically but this has not so far happened.
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          and generated some interest.  Signifi     return it despite requests to do so.  Mailer — Ron Rookes (4682)  Cassie and her team printed and dispatched them on their fi Year and they were posted before the end of the week.  of Branch liaison.      were received from 26 members.    member when a payment is accompanied by insuffi











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            cers Advertising Manager — Ron Watson (6955) I wish to record my thanks to those members and other advertisers who continue to  support the Society by advertising in the Small Printer magazine and those who also  It has also been noticeable that we continue to be the source of help when it  comes to helping with the disposal of printing equipment from members who have  passed away. The Society has also helped other members of the public to move  equipment they


           Non-executive Offi  make use of the Society Website.     Editor — Chris Green (7614)  have transformed the magazine.       an example and each provide something during 2017.     halfway there.  Enquiries Offi  from China, etc. Librarian — Libby Green (7614)  recycling.
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