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Cymmrodorion seeks new Honorary Treasurer

Friday 15 January, 2021

WANTED: A SUCCESSOR TO THE RETIRING HONORARY TREASURER

Would you consider making a contribution to the preservation and promotion of the culture and heritage of Wales? If so, then why not find out more about becoming the new Honorary Treasurer of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion.

The two main functions of the Honorary Treasurer are to maintain the Society’s financial records and its membership database.

The two separate (but related) activities are straightforward and require no particular accounting skill or qualification, but it is necessary to be competent (at a basic level) in MS Excel and MS Word. Virtually all transactions are made in a paperless environment and payments and receipts are made electronically. The role is not technically challenging and can be quite interesting if you know your way around Excel.

This automated system has resulted in the role being unaffected by the lockdown. The spreadsheets currently in use have been designed to make both the financial and the membership record-keeping as easy as possible. Complete instructions and explanations will be provided during the period of handover

The Honorary Treasurer is a trustee and a member of the Council and the role also includes sitting on the Society’s Executive Committee which manages the general running of the Society and its website (supported by IT professionals). The Executive Committee also makes recommendations to the Council as to future strategy. The Council meets three times a year in London and the Honorary Treasurer would be expected to attend. The Executive Committee meets on an ad hoc basis. Latterly, due to the pandemic, all meetings have been held using social media.

It is not essential that the Honorary Treasurer be based in London, nor is it essential that the post be filled be a Welsh speaker (although this might be helpful).

This unpaid role represents a significant contribution to Wales and its heritage. To find out more of what the Society does visit www.cymmrodorion.org

If you (or anyone you know) could help the Society by becoming the Honorary Treasurer and would like to discuss the work in more detail, please contact either the Honorary Treasurer at treasurer@cymmrodorion.org or the Honorary Secretary at secretary@cymmrodorion.org