In early 2015 an appraisal of the future direction of AHP after 42 years, resulted in Board discussions with book and print related organisations about merging resources and enriching the membership of such organisations.
A Special General Meeting on 11 July resulted however, in a vote to continue as an independent organisation, and a new Board was elected involving members from Auckland, Greytown and Dunedin.
Since that time the new Board has consolidated its membership base, released a newsletter highlighting the interest in the letterpress era shown by boutique museums; issued its unique member-printed calendar for 2016; and will release the first issue of Vinculum for 2016 in March.
Vinculum is a compilation of pages contributed by members reflecting their interest, skill, and innovative design ideas in letterpress and has been issued bi-annually for decades.
In decentralising the Board it is hoped to encourage regional activity such as workshops and generate a wider membership from people interested in the scope of letterpress and new technologies like polymer plate printing.
The Board for 2015-2016 elected were:
Ken Wood (President, Auckland), John Holmes (Vice President, Dunedin) Anthony King (Secretary, Greytown) David Veart (Treasurer, Auckland) David Coventon (Communications, Auckland)
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