Richard Smith receives the Certificate Merit

The retiring editor of the Elgar Society News has received the Society’s Certificate of Merit.  At a time when the production of the News was threatened Richard, together with Ernie Kay, agreed to take over the publication not as editor, but as compiler, until such times as a new editor could be found.  Under this joint stewardship, the News has flourished and, once again, become the membership’s main source of information about the wider activities of the Society.  Although he has relinquished his responsibilities relating tenth News, Richard will continue in his role as secretary of the West Midlands Branch.