The Committee

Our Committee of 21 volunteers aims to provide a friendly and stimulating environment for Newcomers to meet, settle into the Oxford community and to explore a variety of aspects of life in the city and surrounds. We try to create an environment in which members feel they can approach any member of the committee for help, advice and support.

Topaz Tong: Chair<!-- and Opportunities in Oxford Organiser-->
Topaz Tong
Karlien Van Dam: Deputy Chair
Karlien Van Dam
Deputy Chair
Leonore Lukschy: Minutes Secretary
Leonore Lukschy
Minutes Secretary
Ruth Ross: Treasurer
Ruth Ross
Janet Dalton: Membership Secretary
Janet Dalton
Membership Secretary
Yen Ha Dang: Social Secretary
Yen Ha Dang
Social Secretary
Anne Gallacher: Programme Secretary
Anne Gallacher
Programme Secretary
Olga Brecht: Bookings Secretary
Olga Brecht
Bookings Secretary
Sue Morris: Oxford University Welcome Service
Sue Morris
Oxford University Welcome Service
Denise Cruse: Newcomers' Representative
Denise Cruse
Newcomers' Representative
Pauline Millican: Communications & IT Officer
Pauline Millican
Communications & IT Officer and Singing Group Coordinator
Ayse Gur-Gedden: Communications & IT Officer
Ayse Gur-Geden
Communications & IT Officer
Shelley Hoffmire: Exploring Oxfordshire Organiser
Shelley Hoffmire
Exploring Oxfordshire Organiser
Jenny Walker: Newcomers with Children Organiser and Singing Group Coordinator
Jenny Walker
Newcomers with Children Organiser and Singing Group Coordinator
Theresa Frayne:Conversation Group Organiser
Theresa Frayne
Conversation Group Organiser
Jini Hetherington: Welcome Officer
Jini Hetherington
Welcome Officer
Vicki Waters: Welcome Officer
Vicki Waters
Welcome Officer
Dorothy Whittington: Welcome Officer and Conversation Group Organiser
Dorothy Whittington
Welcome Officer and Conversation Group Organiser