The Dorothy Dunnett Society has a Board of up to eight Trustees, all of whom are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting or are co-opted. Every Trustee is a member of the Society’s organising Committee, and vice versa. There are usually five formal Committee meetings each year, most of which take place in Edinburgh and are about five hours long.
The Society also has an Honorary President, Officers and other helpers who carry out various tasks and duties in order to enable the society to function. All these people are unpaid volunteers.
Bliss Beeston recently wrote:
Having long been an enthusiastic if (as I now realise) superficial follower of DD, joining the Committee has given me a greater insight into the lady herself, and the many strands which make up her works. It is fascinating to listen to those far more informed than myself who bring new insights to the novels, and to appreciate and admire the work the various committee members undertake. They mostly have special skills which they bring to their committee appointments and, particularly at the first meeting I attended, I could only sit back in amazement! But hopefully I will gain courage and be able to contribute in a meaningful way. [Bliss is now our Secretary.] I would encourage anyone who is thinking of it, to become involved. It can give a wider understanding of DD and her books.
You can get in touch with any Member or Officer of the Committee via email here.