Management Committee, Meetings Minutes and other gripping stuff

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The management committee is comprised of;

President    Peter Wharf (Deputy Leader, Dorset Council)

Chairman    Roger Angel

Secretary    Jacquie Hall (Wareham) *

Treasurer    Philip Sharp (standing in)**

Member      John Pounder (Swanage French Circle)


Member    David Warhurst Poole

Member    Valerie Jepps (Beaminster)

Web Administrator Philip Sharp **

The Current Constitution

The DTA Constitution [Nov 2014]

email contacts;

*chrijacq at

** web at

2018 Annual General Meeting

At The Colliton Club, Dorchester on 10 October 2018 19:00 hrs


Financial statements.pdf

Minutes 2017 for approval

CHAIRMAN's Report 2018

2019 Annual General Meeting

At The Colliton Club, Dorchester on 25 September 2019 19:00 hrs


Finstats for publication.pdf

2018 Minutes for approval

CHAIRMAN's Report 2019

Tony Watts

Tony Watts, passed away after a long illness at Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Monday 26th August 2019. He will be greatly missed by our family and his many friends in the UK and in France.

Dorset Twinning Association owe much to Tony. He was employed by the Conseil Generale of La Manche to promote links between Dorset and La Manche and this eventually led, among many other things, to the formal twinning of Dorset with La Manche. Tony was also very much involved with the Poole/Cherbourg twinning. Originally the DTA had a constitution but no real administration. Tony was very helpful and encouraging in setting up a small committee and improving the constitution, but with typical modesty, did not wish either to be chairman or a committee member.

The Chairman asked Tony, if he would be a co-opted member on the Management Committee and he remained as such until the time of his death.

I believe that many of our twinnings owe a lot to Tony for help and advice and providing contacts overseas. He was also key in organising several twinning conferences between Dorset and our overseas twinning partners. A particularly successful one was in Bruxelles, where we not only visited the site of the Battle of Waterloo but also the EU headquarters in Bruxelles.

Also he was very helpful in trying to set up a professional link with officers at Dorset County Council with those working for La Manche. 

Those that knew him will say that Tony always had a good story to tell.