The inauguration of the Society on the 25th September 1947 was a matter of great satisfaction to all concerned, realizing that the advancement in scientific methods both of analysis and production, more than warranted the formation of a professional Society, not only for the free interchange of ideas, but to set a standard for those fully qualified.
That this standard is set very high, is exemplified by the qualifications required of all members to have the ability to specify, design, voice, build, tune and finish an organ of high class, and this qualification has been, and will be most fully maintained.
There is no discrimination against the membership of any individual who is fully qualified. The grades of membership consist of Student, Ordinary Members, Associates, Fellows and Councillors. In line with modern thinking the grade of Companion has been introduced to allow non-organ builders with an interest in organs to attend meetings.
The formation of this professional body has, without doubt, been and advantage not only to the individuals concerned, but to the Craft and our clients generally. The professional status of members of the Society has its obligations and a maintenance of a code of professional conduct is an important factor.
The development of our Society along the above lines is our prime objective, and to achieve this end, by mutual help and interest, meetings are held throughout the country, at which lectures are given on appropriate subjects of interest, visits are made to see and hear the latest developments in organ building, followed by discussions, and generally that all should contribute in every manner possible for the well-being of the Society and the furtherance of its great objects.
Membership of the Society should inspire confidence in the Client that they have chosen well and can look forward to a satisfactory outcome.