Post AGM Message from the Chair
during a remarkably uneventful AGM, I am pleased to report that the proposed new Committee were elected by almost unanimous votes.
Lindsay, Liz and I remain as Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Chair respectively. Our new Secretary will be Norm Warren (Madcap) who is currently shadowing Brian to learn the ropes before striking out on his own in the New Year. Craig's replacement is Malcolm Hills ( Wharfedale Wayzgoose) who has already started making progress on the IT front.
In addition we have:
- Re-appointed Jen Cox as Magazine Editor
- Appointed Malcolm Hector (Mr Baker's Dozen) as Auditor
- Appointed Sheila Hill (Wicket Brood) as Archivist
- Appointed Craig Simmonds as W. Midlands Area Rep to fill the vacancy and
- Appointed Malcolm Hills as N.E Area Rep to replace Wendy Bostock
As you will shortly see from the minutes, we are now operating under a totally revamped Constitution with many protective safeguards included.
I'd like to take this opportunity once again to thank you all for your support during the difficult past year. The lovely email messages received and the overwhelming feeling of having the AGM participants well and truly behind us, certainly put smiles on our faces and help us do our jobs!
Bristol JMO 2015
Rag Morris hosted a fantastic day of dance for this years JMO in Bristol. With 66 sides attending from all over the UK, even the weather was perfectly organised!
Open Morris would like to thank Rag Morris for all of the organising and effort put into the event!
For more information on how the day went please visit our JMO page
Open Morris - what we stand for
Open Morris is open to any group or individual involved in the performance of Morris Dancing or allied activities. All sides are welcome - mixed, male or female, as are dancers or musicians who wish to become individual members.
Morris should be FUN!
We believe our members should enjoy their dancing.
Dancing On! Autumn 2016Please click here to read it!
Historical Dance Society WorkshopsPlease check our Workshops page for further information on these workshops. Please click here to go to the workshops page
A message from Adam Garland, Squire of the Morris Ring 2014-2016Dear Nicki
I have recently read your report from the Morris Ring ARM as included in Dancing On (Spring edition).
I am so pleased that your visit to our ARM was a welcoming occasion and that you left feeling the trip was a useful one. I am aware than in the past our friends from the Open Morris and Morris Federation have not always enjoyed a positive experience but I have tried to build on the work of the JMO over the last 5-10 years and continue to foster closer relations between us all.
At the time of writing this I have three months to go in my tenure and can honestly say that my time as Squire has been a rewarding one. It is heartening to hear that my efforts have been successful.
I will be pleased to hand over in September knowing that we are all working closely together, that the Morris Ring is making steps in the right direction, and that, as you say, the future does indeed look hopeful.
Many thanks and best regards
Squire of the Morris Ring 2014-2016
Open Morris Notices and AOM NewsAs the marathon Officials meeting bis now over, Chair - Nicki Pickering thought this was a good opportunity to bring you all up to date with the current state of affairs within Open Morris. Please click here to read an overview.
Please also see the following notices which were emailled out to all sides (17/06/2016) -
Advice to JMO sides regarding Insurance (pdf)
Open Morris Policy for subsidising Workshops and Events (pdf)
Open Morris Advice on Public Collections (pdf)