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Meet Our Committee


See also our Past Committee members.

See also our Honorary Life Members and Friends of the Morris Federation.

Contact individual members of our committee using our contact form.


Elected Committee

We have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 Elected Officers on our Committee.  They are expected to be pro-active in their role.  They attend committee meetings (4 times a year) and make collective decisions about the running of the Morris Federation e.g. whether to awards Grants, what projects to support, etc.  They write an annual report for the AGM.

President

Pauline Woods-Wilson
(c) Dorset Morri’arty

Pauline Woods-Wilson
(she/her)
Contact for press and events enquiries
president@morrisfed.org.uk

Secretary

Andrew Knight by Dorset MorriArtyAndrew Knight
(he/him)
Contact for general enquiries and membership advice
secretary@morrisfed.org.uk

Treasurer

Abigail Stephens
(c) Dorset Morri’arty

Abbi Stephens – Treasurer
(she/her)
Contact for membership applications and queries
treasurer@morrisfed.org.uk

Notation Officer

Jerry WestJerry West
(he/him)
Contact for dance notations
notation@morrisfed.org.uk

Membership Communications Officer

Eliza RussellEliza Russell
(she/her)
Contact for newsletter contributions, membership broadcast emails and news
member-comms@morrisfed.org.uk

Archive Officer

Mike EverettMike Everett – appointed for 1 year from 1st Jan 2024
(he/him)
Contact for archives and lending library
archive@morrisfed.org.uk

Archive Officer-elect

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See job description and how to apply at www.morrisfed.org.uk/agm


Co-opted Committee

Any number of people may be co-opted onto the Committee.  They are expected to be proactive in their role which will generally have a specific focus.  They attend part of committee meetings to raise anything about their role, or requests for financing, etc., but are welcome to attend all of it.  They have no vote on any decisions made by the committee.  They write an annual report for the AGM.

JMO Secretary

Fee LockFee Lock
(she/her)
Co-opted as Joint Morris Organisations Secretary from 1st Jan 2022.  Past MF Secretary until 31st Dec 2021.  Contact for JMO matters.
jmo-secretary@morrisfed.org.uk

IT Administrator

Dan WatfordDan Watford
(he/him)
Co-opted to run the IT Infrastructure. Contact
admin@morrisfed.org.uk

IT Advice and Support

Brian KellyBrian Kelly
(he/him)
Co-opted for Communications and IT resources for members.  Contact
comms-it@morrisfed.org.uk

Keeper of the Bells

Lin SteelLin Steel
(she/her)
Co-opted to keep and manage the stock of morris bells, badges and other merchandise.  Contact
bells@morrisfed.org.uk

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Roary NeatRoary Neat
(they/them)
Co-opted for EDI.  Contact
edi@morrisfed.org.uk

Luke WilliamsLuke Wiliams
(he/him)
Co-opted for EDI.  Contact
edi@morrisfed.org.uk

Projects

Jenny EverettJenny Everett
(she/her)
Co-opted for special projects.  Contact
jenny@morrisfed.org.uk

Social Media

Lucy GraingerLucy Grainger
(she/her)
For social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, X/Twitter, Threads, TikTok)  Contact
socialmedia@morrisfed.org.uk

Events

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Co-opt for events management (including talks, workshops and days of dance, whether online or in-person)

Contact us to apply!

External Communications and Marketing

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Co-opt for external communications, press and PR.

Contact us to apply!


Youth and Education Volunteers

These volunteers are working with our elected and co-opted committee to help deliver teaching, educational resources, and funding bids.

Barry GoodmanBarry Goodman
(he/him)
Past Primary School Headteacher and delivers folk education.
See more at: Barry Goodman – folk arts education

Esther Ferry-KenningtonEsther Ferry-Kennington
(she/her)
Helps drive funding bids and deliver folk arts events.
Esther is the Executive Producer for Encounter Festival in Preston.

Sally SmithSally Smith
(she/her)
Schools teacher, under 18’s rugby coach and delivers educational resources.
Freelance Multi-Camera Director and Operator: see Sally Smith on LinkedIn


Other Volunteers

These are people that the committee call upon from time to time, and provide us with valuable support, but at a lower level of commitment than the other roles.  Although they may be proactive at times, they are generally reactive to requests.

Photography

Alan CourtneyAlan Courtney
(he/him)
Official photographs (aka Dorset Morri’arty)

Design

Jess Searle
(c) Dorsetbays

Jess Searle
(she/her)
Design and creative work

Press & PR

James MerrycloughJames Merryclough
(he/him)
Press liaison


Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor

Sally WearingSally Wearing
(she/her)
Health & Safety advice for members.  Contact or tel: 07939 488971 or 0118 946 3125.
sallywearing@outlook.com


Other Key Contacts

Insurance

Michael StimpsonMichael Stimpson
(he/him)
Insurance advice for JMO members.  Contact or tel: 01923 770425 (Mon-Thu 11:30-19:00, Fri 11:30-17:00)
stimpsonm@aol.com

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