After nine years Demaris Hess hands over the Tuesday lectures

demaris_presentationSince September 2006 Demaris Hess has been the power behind the highly successful Tuesday evening lectures.

This year’s Charles Lines lecture was her last event before she hands over to a new volunteer.

Our new chairman elect, Mark Kershaw, gave a fascinating talk on the BBC Proms. Whereas the first half was about the history of the Proms, after the coffee break he was able to bring us an insider’s view of how a television broadcast was created. For, after a lifetime’s career with the BBC starting as a cameraman, he had risen to control of every camera position and shot in BBC Four’s television productions of such concerts.

Before, his lecture, however, he introduced our new web site to the audience 😉 ;-). He then went on to thank Demaris for her work and support over the last nine years, and to present her with a basket of yellow roses. [COMMENT]

 

6 thoughts on “After nine years Demaris Hess hands over the Tuesday lectures

  • November 25, 2015 at 10:32 am
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    Thank you Demaris. The Tuesday lectures were how I found the local section and I have attended nearly every one since I joined. I hope that we shall still see you. Best wishes.

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  • November 25, 2015 at 10:50 am
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    Thank you Demaris for your outstanding contribution to the life of the National Trust Solihull Centre. since 2006 The quality of speakers, the sheer organisational effort to produce each and every time an interesting and informative subject covering a whole range of interests, you will be a difficult act to follow, my grateful thanks.
    David
    David Bradnock MBE DL JP FBHI
    President of the National Trust Solihull Centre.

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  • November 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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    Many thanks Demaris for all your help to the coffee serving team since the talks moved to the Oliver Bird Hall, who will bring us the float now I wonder?. It has been a pleasure to work with you.- and you will be missed by the Coffee Team.

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  • November 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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    Monica Oakes
    I have been with Solihull National Trust for only a few years and fully appreciate how much hard work goes on behind the scenes to make our Tuesday and Friday meetings successful, especially Demaris Hess who has always been there on a Tuesday night to ‘Welcome’ us in. Many thanks to her, also Good Luck for her new appointment.

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  • December 3, 2015 at 11:20 am
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    Thanks for all of the hard work that you have put in to make the Tuesday meetings a success. You will be missed.

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  • December 3, 2015 at 9:15 pm
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    Grateful appreciation, Demaris, for all your hard work over the last nine years in organising the Tuesday Evening Lectures, finding the Speakers and booking them besides taking full responsibility
    for all the myriad jobs which always crop up. In addition, you have always been there with a smile
    to welcome everyone so you will be greatly missed. Many thanks, dear.

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