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Honorary Treasurer

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 RCOG/A6
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Honorary Treasurer
Date(s): 1966-2002
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Office of Honorary Treasurer is elected to Council by Fellows and Members, the term of office is a maximum of seven years. The post has been in place since 1926, where Comyns Berkeley was made Treasurer. The Honorary Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the financial matters of the College, in 2008 his main duties included:
1. Ensuring that an annual budget is produced and that capital expenditure is appropriately planned.
2. Overseeing decisions about salary levels and bonus allocation for staff.
3. Reviewing budgets of all postgraduate meetings.
4. Determining and reviewing the fee subscriptions, examinations, registration, overseas funding allocation and rental of premises.
5. Presenting quarterly accounts of income and expenditure for F&E, Council and Investment Panel.
He is responsible for chairing the following Committees: Publications Management, BJOG Management and Management Audit; and is a Member of the of following Committees/Boards: Services Board; TOG Editorial Board; Congress Committee; Finance & Executive Committee; Investment Advisory Panel; Meetings Committee; Investment Advisory Panel; WellBeing; Member of Council, Finance Committee and Fund Raising Committee.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Honorary Treasurer including correspondence of the Honorary Treasurer, reports of trips to Pakistan and Nepal and meetings between the Treasurers of the Royal Colleges (1997-2000).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

These records are closed because they contain information about planning and policy.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

An alphabetical list of founder Members is available from the College Archivist. This list has been copied from the first Annual Report 1929-1930 and there is also a copy from the fifth Annual Report 1934. The College Archives holds card indexes of deceased and living MRCOG holders between 1929 and 1998. The indexes note the date of admission to the MRCOG.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Records of honorary treasurers were not retained as a discrete file series until Mr Pinker's term of office, 1970-1977. Honorary treasurers' papers prior to this period will primarily be found with the College's financial records in RCOG/F series.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the Archives by the Administration Department.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCOG catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Import: Oct 2008; edit: Feb 2009.

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