The Retired Senior Members Association (RSMA) is a quasi-autonomous College organisation. Membership of the RSMA is in the gift of the Principal. Invitations are made to academic staff on their retirement, and in addition, they can be offered to retiring senior non-academic staff and others who have made a significant contribution to College life.
The Association is run by a committee who provide support for its members (RSMs) and acts as an active channel of communication between members and the College. It publishes an annual Newsletter which contains an eclectic range of articles as one means by which it keeps members (some of whom are distant) informed about current life in the College. Members living around continue to take part in College life, meet in College on a regular basis and organise their own activities in and around the City. In addition, the Association contributes to the future of the College in a variety of ways as need or inclination arises.
Administrative support for the Association is provided by the College’s Development Office, linking former staff and former students of Homerton. This close link is symbolically reflected in the date of the AGM of the RSMA, which is held on the same day as the annual Alumni reunion.
RSMs members are grateful for the warm welcome we always receive from College whenever we visit and feel privileged to be invited to many important events. Although we may have retired we never lose our affection for, and interest in, how ‘our’ College develops and thrives under its current more youthful staff.
RSMs embrace all things Homertonian.
Dr Libby Jared
Chair of Homerton Retired Senior Members Association