Mary Glen Memorial

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies was set up in 1968 and our own society was the ninth to be formed that year. Maybe this explains our wide-ranging name – Hull and East Riding – as in 1968 there were no other NADFAS societies in the region. Now there are many with Beverley, Driffield, Scarborough and York being the nearest.
Mary Glen was our founder chairman (as the position was then called) from 1968 – 1970 and then she became our first president from 1970 – 1973; she was on the committee for a total of 25 years and was made the first honorary member of the society in 1993.
Mary Glen was a generous benefactor giving the society many gifts including the silver chain and badge of office now worn by the president.
On her death in 2007 her family set up a trust fund to finance an annual memorial lecture to be given in her name.