Represents the Club at outside functions or occasions as required. Assists Chair as required. Recommends members as future club principals. Normally serves for three years.
A qualified Chartered Accountant. Spent his entire career in Professional Practice, including a Partner for 30 years in a long-established local firm. Retired in 2005.
Presides over and conducts all meetings.
A qualified Chartered Accountant. Spent a number of years in industry before owning/running a retail travel agency for 14 years. Retired in 2006.
Reports bank balances at Club and Committee meetings, with explanations where necessary. Responsible for banking income and making payments. Normally serves for three years.
Ran a locally based business till 2006 and has subsequently appreciated partial retirement for a number of years.
Acts as the focal point for all communications within the club. Produces minutes of committee meetings and the AGM. Keeps members informed of upcoming events and disseminates information to club members
Served 27+ years in the United States Air Force, working in the field of communications-electronics. Following retirement from the military he worked as a senior manager for Arqiva, the company that had been the Independent Broadcast Authority. His hobbies include photography and fence judging at national and international Eventing competitions.
Receives applications for club membership, prepares a list of members and arranges for new members to be made welcome.
Served 37 years as an engineer in the RAF, then as a consultant to military services.
Arranges outings/visits during the year, such as theatre trips, coach trips, and boat trips.
|Tim Woods (Acting)
Liaises with local media, primarily the Henley Standard, Henley Herald and Round&About, providing regular updates on monthly meetings and current/future events.
Spent most of his career in the Aerospace and Defence sector, with a final appointment as Commercial Director Eurofighter GmbH in Munich, Germany.
Remains as a committee member for one year after serving as Chairman, helping with advice to assist smooth continuity.
Director for Research for the Home Office Forensic Science Service stationed at Aldermaston. Following his retirement he served 13 years as a Magistrate on the Newbury and Hungerford Bench.
Recruits speakers for monthly Club meetings.
|To be Appointed
Maintains structure and content of the Men’s Probus Website.
|Nigel (Gin) Balchin
Retired Enterprise IT Architect who organised the IT assets and departments of many medium and large companies.
|Name & Background
|R Michael James
Returned from the tropics just before WW2, the family resided during that conflict on the Dorset coast close to the location where US troops disembarked on D Day.
Two remembrances: waving to General Eisenhower as he passed our house, and from the same location, watching the dead being brought back from the Normandy beaches.
Originally from Northumberland.
BSc Mechanical Engineering,
Retired chartered electrical engineer.
Originally from the North of Ireland.
Qualified as an architect (ARIBA) following attendance at the Schools of Architecture in Belfast & Oxford, later as a Chartered Town Planner (FRTPI).
Originally from Cheshire. Undergraduate in Engineering from Imperial College. Diploma Aeronautical College, Cranfield.
Originally from Florida.
BSc in Business & Management – University of Maryland MSc in Management – Troy State University
Early childhood (1950s) in Pinner, Andover and Peter Symonds School, Winchester. Apprenticeship AEI and Nottingham University (BSc Elec Eng) in the a960s.