4a. HEOA membership category Honorary Members (HEOA): This category of membership applies to retired Exam Office Personnel who still wish to stay in touch with the Association via newsletters and other communications. It also was set up many years ago to thank and honour all those who have contributed to the EOA community down the years. There is no subscription applicable to EOA Honorary members and they are entitled to suffix their name with the designation of HEOA, but cannot vote to elect members to the future Board of Trustees. Why not join this band of brothers and sisters. Members can use in it on emails and other forms of communication. Janet Martin MBE was there from the very start of the EOA as a member of the interim board, twice a member of the elected board and made a major contribution as an exams officer at Tong School in Bradford while overseeing the EOA professional development programme along side her teaching duties. Jan is now enjoying retirement and looking after her grand children. Tony House was an exams manager at Reading College, became an EOA Trustee and was one of the major architects in creating the MEOY or My Exams Office Year, which then evolved into the present centre exams management tool called The Exams Oracle. Tony now enjoys retirement and going to watch his beloved Reading football club. Maureen became a founding member of the newly created EOA and was part of its transformation from a lobby group into a professional body to represent the exams officer community Maureen attended conferences and became part of the tutor team that has supported the professional development of this community, originally through the CPD BTEC programme, which later evolved into the present St. Mary’s University suite. Sadly, Maureen passed away earlier this year but her spirit and determination to make the EOA work goes on. Stephen Green studied Geography at Reading University and started a design company called GreenFisher. It was Steve who created the EOA logo and it is that Logo which has become a symbol of this exam officer community. Sadly, Steve passed away after a heart attack at 56 on the London to Brighton bike race where he was raising money for charity. Steve's expertise and commitment went well beyond his involvement on the logo and branding. He recognised the importance of this role and was fully behind the EOA and its work. Karen Boothman was a founder member of the EOA as an exams officer at Highdown school in Reading. She completed her level 4 exams officer qualification, presented at various EOA conferences and went on to support the EOA professional development programme before moving north with her husband. Karen continued to support the EOA as an Office Manager until she finally decided to call it a day and edge towards retirement.