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Meet the Board of TG

Jenny Rideout, National Chairman
I live in the lovely county of Dorset and have been a TG member for over 40 years. Over the years I have been active in my Guild Federation and have been on the NEC for 7 years.  I am very honoured to be Chairman and will be responsible for looking after Scotland, North Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight and not forgetting my own county of Dorset.

One of my jobs is to organise the carol services and the AGM.  As well as over seeing the Trustees, I will be visiting members around the UK.          

Penny Ryan, Honorary National Treasurer
As Treasurer I see my role as having responsibility for the stewardship of TG's resources, that is ensuring that they are being used efficiently and effectively. I also believe strongly in transparency and am happy to deal with any queries about finances.

If your Guild meets in South London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Bournemouth I am your Trustee contact and will hope to meet you soon.

I am also enjoying responsibility for the TG website and shop and am happy to hear your ideas and questions about content.

Janice Collins, National Vice Chairman
I am one of the two Vice Chairmen of our wonderful organisation, I have served on the Board for three years. I moved to Market Harborough in the East Midlands, ten years ago. I have responsibility for the Federations and Guilds in the South West of the UK.

I oversee the national campaigns and mandates, Creative Sport and Leisure which includes Arts and Crafts as I am a National Craft Judge with TG.          

Connie Nunn, Trustee
As a Trustee, my areas of responsibility are Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Worcestershire.

I also coordinate both the Twinning project and the nominees for the Officers’ Trophy Award. I live in Daventry, Northamptonshire.


Jenny Thorne, Trustee
I look after the following Federations: East Kent, North Kent, West Kent, North West Kent, South Essex, South East Essex, South West  Essex, Hendon and District, South Middlesex, Chiltern and Castle, North Middlesex and North London, Surrey East, Mid Surrey, North Surrey, Croydon as well as nine Guilds without Federations in those areas.

I take care of the Getting to Know You days and represent Townswomen’s Guilds as part of the Keep Me Posted steering group. My home is in Ruislip, Middlesex.

Marilyn Lawton, Trustee
I joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015 after being a Townswoman since 1981. I am Federation Treasurer and have been guild secretary and treasurer over the years. The Federations that I look after are Leeds, Liverpool, North Manchester, South Manchester, Morecambe and Lancaster, Rotherham and District, Sheffield Cutler, Stockport and District and the Wirral as well as thirteen Guilds without a Federation scattered around the North West.

The areas that I am concentrating on are sponsorship and the media, so if you have any interesting events in the future, let me know and we'll publicise it on Twitter and Facebook. I am an Ambassador for Rotherham, my home town and as a Yorkshire lass, I'm hoping that the AGM in Sheffield 2017 is the best ever as we will give everyone a true Yorkshire welcome.   

Beryl Hales, Trustee
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to become one of the Trustees and am looking forward to working together with everyone connected with TG to show those who don't know about us,what a wonderful organisation we belong to.

As the Trustee contact for Chesterfield and District, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, North Staffordshire and ten Guilds without Federations, I hope that I will be able to meet you during the year. Please come and say hello if we are at the same event.

Alongside Sheila Baker, I will work on the Townswoman magazine and would welcome any comments and suggestions you have about it.




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