Our Committee Members and Officers
Our committee comprises of:
President,Vice-President, Finance Officer, Immediate Past President, Business Officer, Membership Officer, Programme Officer, Media Officer,
Luncheon Officer, Regalia Officer, Welcoming Officer, Auditor and others co-opted as required.
Members of the committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting in November.
The President shall hold office for one year and be succeeded by the Vice-President.
The elected members shall normally hold office for not more than three consecutive years unless re-elected annually by members. At least one of the elected members shall offer to retire from the committee each year to allow the appointment of at least one newly elected member at each Annual General Meeting.
All members are expected to take a turn on the committee.
Graham Evans: Originally from the Rhondda valley in South Wales, Graham is a retired teacher who, for
many years worked with Deafblind children at RNIB Condover Hall near Shrewsbury.
Now living in St Asaph Graham says,
“My interests are gardening, playing golf and exploring the beautiful Denbighshire coast
and countryside. I really enjoy our monthly Probus meetings where we can chat in a
convivial atmosphere and are entertained by excellent speakers.”
We are currently looking for nominations for this year's Vice President
Andrew Faulkner is a retired Engineering Procurement Manager for a Global Pharma. Business covering manufacturing and research sites in UK and Europe . Interests include fishing, painting and singing with the Denbigh Male Voice Choir.I am a relatively new member of Probus which I am thoroughly enjoying and I am very much looking forward to fulfilling my new role of guiding new members through the joining is process.
Steve Tootell: Having spent the past 35 years as Head of Creative and Performing Arts at ISSH, Tokyo, Steve now teaches pottery at Apple Tree Studios, Denbigh. "I have relished making new friends and contacts through Probus and enjoy managing logistics for the lunches at Oriel Hotel St. Asaph."
Gareth Williams is a retired Bank Manager, having spent 40 years with Midland Bank/ HSBC.During his career he held various Managerial Roles in North, Mid and South Wales.Returned to North Wales in 1986.Has lived in St Asaph since my return with my wife Julia.
Meeting and Greeting Officer
Gaynor Lowe lives near Tremeirchion with her husband, David.They have 2 sons,Ivor and Gareth.She trained as an occupational therapist in Liverpool. Gaynor worked at the North Wales hospital, Denbigh, and later at Denbigh Infirmary.Her interests include walking yoga, reading, theatre and local history.
Immediate Past President
John Barr: "With so many changes to the Committee, I now find myself being not only Immediate Past President but also the Committee's "Father of the House". I'm not THAT old and I haven't been a Member that long (only since 2017, I think), so to find myself in this position is a bit of a surprise. But it demonstrates that the Club now has a fresh team at the helm, with a clear focus on the future - very appropriate for the Club's 50th celebrations".
Julia Hughes worked for 32 years in the education sector in roles including Lecturer, Curriculum Development officer, Business Development officer and Marketing manager with her final role as Director of Adult and Community Learning in Conwy and Denbighshire for Coleg Llandrillo (part of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai). Following retirement, she served on the board of a housing association for 8 years as a non-executive director and is currently an independent member and chair of 3 public body committees as well as jointly running the family farming business. She is the chair of the Llandyrnog and Llangwyfan Local History Society and currently the media officer of the Denbigh and District Probus club having served as President in 2021-2022.
Richard Thornton is a Chartered Accountant by profession but has specialised, since the mid 80s, as a Company Secretary for listed companies and for a multi employer pension fund. Since retirement he has continued as a Trustee Director of the pension fund. He has been married to Polly for over 40 years and has lived in St Asaph since early 2022.
Faye Corfe is a retired Local Government officer specialising in Research and Intelligence, now a member of many music and history societies. Founded and chaired a new branch of national charity - Arthritis UK. Attends committee meetings and with Michael's assistance plans and books speakers for the forward monthly programme. Sat on the National Committee of Arthritis UK
Michael Corfe is a retired Local Government Officer. Specialised in high level project planning using CPA (Critical Path Analysis) to co ordinate multi disciplines involved in multi-million pound design projects. Attends committee meetings to support and assist his 'Senior line manager' (!) Fay
Also joins and supports many history and music societies. Gives lectures and talks on a diverse range of subjects and historical characters
Bob Jones is bringing his years of professional expertise to the group based on his administration work in Welfare and Social Care and Aftercare settings
Philip Brelsford is a retired Civil Engineer who worked as a Chief Officer in Welsh Local Government. For many years he was also a Rotarian, involved in many local charity works.
Philip lives in rural Trefnant and is married to Elspeth, a retired Chartered Accountant.
For a number of years I also lived in New Zealand and the West Indies, as a Director of Public Works.
My interests include, sailing, hiking and gardening and in particular enjoying the beauty of North Wales.