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Mr Stirling Baker

Stirling Baker originally joined the NCSS as a member of the Leytonstone & District Branch (now the Waltham Forest Branch) but after a few years had to resign due to work commitments, he re-joined the Society in 1987 as a member of Havering Branch.

He became a General Committee member of that branch in 1992 and in 1994 took over the position of Show Secretary. This position he held until 2006 and in this capacity he was responsible for the Branch Annual Show and the two 2 Days displays and sales events held at the local town shows. These latter events being one of the main sources of income for the Branch. He also organised the annual Zone 15 show when it was Havering's Branch's turn to host it.

In 1997 he qualified as a Society Judge in both cacti and other succulents. In 1999 he took on the task of Zone 15 Representative and in his position as Chairman of the Zone Committee promotes zonal activities amongst the Branches. In 2000 he was elected to the Society's Show Committee and in 2003 he was awarded the Society's Award of Merit, and in 2006 took over as Chairman of the Havering Branch.

He is still heavily involved in the Branches' shows and displays, and at National level has acted as Show Manager for the 2008 and 2012 National Show.