It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of our President, Derek Dodds. Derek had been our President for about the last ten years, although ill health had prevented him from attending meetings for quite a few years. He passed away on Christmas Eve and leaving his wife Jean and two children.
Members will remember him as an analogue photographer, one of the last to produce slide shows for our benefit. His contribution to the group was immense, for many years he produced the programme for the year. We will not forget his summary of the years events at the AGM, he was a straight talking man who at times did not pull his punches. He was not only a Photographer and an Electrician, he was also very handy DIY person, producing many very useful pieces of equipment for the club. Only a few weeks ago we were using the print stand he made for us. He will be missed by many of us and our sincere condolences are sent to his wife and family.
Funeral Service. January 14th 12.30pm at St Bartholomews Church, Church Hill, Penn WV4 5JB.
Followed by Cremation at Gornal Wood Crematorium, Chase Road, Dudley DY3 2RL
After the cremation you are invited by the family for refreshments at the Oak room, St Bartholomews Church. Family flowers only, if you so wish donations will be taken for the Air Ambulance.
Photograph taken at our Christmas Lunch in 2008 by Eddie Hickey our Chairman.