One of the more important and serious nights on the OVFM calendar, the 2018 AGM is the one night of the year where club members get to air their concerns, ask questions and share their ideas for future programmes, so please don’t let this opportunity pass you by if you have something to say.

Also at the AGM, we elect our Committee. Every year they work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure there are the club keep running, projects are conceived, outings and events are organised and all of the perks and treats you get to enjoy on a regular basis are taken care of.

Every seat on the Committee is temporarily vacated – including the position of Chairman – so anyone can who has been nominated or has decided to stand can find themselves as the newest member. While we appreciate everything they do for us, like anything an injection of fresh blood can make all the difference, which is why this opportunity is there for the taking.

Incumbent chair Jane Oliver has completed her first year as our guiding light and has been at the forefront in encouraging club members to be be more productive. Meanwhile Hugh Darrington, who took over the mantle of Competitions Officer last year, has decided that one year is enough for him so while we thank him for his efforts in that role, we find ourselves once again looking for someone to step up and fulfil this important position within the club.

We are also looking for a full time Press Officer which, like Competitions Officer, doesn’t have to be a Committee role making this open to anyone to fulfil. At the moment it is being handled by various people already with other commitments chipping in here and there, but really it is a role that requires a dedicated focus, so if you think you’d like to take up this position and help get the club notices, events and other stories into the local press, public forums and across social media and the Internet then please make your intention known at this meeting.

Hopefully those who are interested will have put themselves forward to fill these positions or were nominated by others, via the forms sent out with the Viewfinder or available for download on this site

A reminder of the current committee as it stands is as follows:


Chairman – Jane Oliver

Vice Chairman – Sam Brown

Treasurer – David Laker

Secretary – Freddy Beard

Ordinary Members:

Reg Lancaster (Club President)

Annabelle Lancaster

Ian Menage

Andy Watson

Trevor Rogers


Competitions Officer – Hugh Darrington (standing down)

And remember it is not just the Committee who determine the future of the club and the projects that help us stay active creatively and socially – this is YOUR club so YOUR ideas and suggestions are equally valid and welcome. The club needs films to survive and we thrive on having great ideas to make those films, so please have a think about concepts and themes for future project evenings or other club events.


To download the agenda in full for the meeting please click HERE

To download the minutes from the 2017 AGM please click HERE


Remember this is about your voice, your views, your club!

Thanks for reading and see you on Tuesday.