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Chairman – Winifred Gribbon

 The Duties and Responsibilities of the JDS&E Chairman are:

  • Chair JDSE Committee meetings
  • Attend Area Executive Meetings and give an up to date report on the work of the JDS&E
  • Attend Area Council Meetings and give a detailed report to Council members
  • Notify the Area Representatives of date, time and venue of Council Meetings
  • Chair JDSE events
  • Attend NIGFAS Area Day and any other events organised by NIGFAS
  • Attend NIGFAS AGM and give a detailed report of the work of the JDS&E since the previous NIGFAS AGM. Set up a JDS&E table
  • Liaise with the Treasurer and Secretary
  • Liaise with the Area Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Education Representatives on all issues including Budgets and Tests
  • Attend Area Tests and support Training Sessions and Refresher Courses
  • Organise Workshops and be available to entertain Tutors etc
  • Compile a report for each edition of the NIGFAS Newsletter
  • Promote JDSE and encourage members to join
  • Be a good Ambassador for NIGFAS, NAFAS and WAFA


Judges Representative – Alan Beatty

Alan is a National Judge, Speaker and Demonstrator and a qualified Adjudicator for both judging and demonstrating disciplines.  He is also an Area Teacher and can be contacted on 028 8554 8484 or email alanwbeatty@gmail.com.  


Demonstrators Representative – Cherie Nummy

Cherie is an Area Demonstrator, Speaker and Judge and can be contacted on 02870 849455 or Email: cherienummy@hotmail.co.uk Cherie is currently Assistant Treasurer.

Speakers Representative – James Burnside

James is a National Demonstrator, Judge, Teacher and Speaker.  He is an Adjudicator for demonstrating.  He can be contacted on 028 7964 2125 or e-mail brookville@btinternet.com 

Education Representative – Elizabeth Rea   Contact Number 07799706665        elizabeth.rea34@gmail.com

JDS&E SECRETARY -    Gertrude Carson  Contact details 0284461575 / 07762388861     trudycarson@yahoo.co.uk

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Area Representatives are:

·        To act as a liaison between members of NIGFAS and their respective National Committees

·        To attend Representative Days as and when arranged by the National Committees or find a suitable replacement if unable to attend

·        To attend, if possible, National Symposiums and to promote these within NIGFAS and actively encourage members to attend

·        To keep up to date with new developments and trends in their respective disciplines

·        To organise Area Refresher days

·        To compile and keep up to date lists of Area qualified members

·        To encourage NIGFAS members to undergo training for Judging, Demonstrating, Speaking and Teaching

·        To organise and carry through Area Tests

·        To be good Ambassadors for NIGFAS, NAFAS and WAFA


30th May- 2nd June 2019: Educational Tour    Please Contact the JDS&E Secretary for Availability 
21st June 2019 Workshop Margaret Mc Sheehy
2nd November 2019 AGM Michael Bowyer

Demonstrators Introductory Evening
Monday 24th September 2018
Linenhall Community Centre
67, Kilrea Road
BT46 5RN
Cost £10
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits from 7pm
Bring a note book and plenty of enthuasism

JDS&E Report