Betty Taylor was a long-serving Secretary in the 1970's (possibly also 60's), replaced by Beth Faulkner about 1980. During this time the LAS essentially had just two or three exhibitions a year - the Annual Exhibition which was held at QVMAG and Spring and perhaps Autumn exhibitions which were held at various venues until the LAS had Ritchies Mill from the late 1970's (it opened as an Arts Centre late 1977). Betty took minutes of meetings, dealt with correspondence, kept membership lists, sent out news of exhibitions with entry forms and largely manned the exhibitions, sent out invitations and produced catalogues, recorded entries and sales and was responsible for handing monies and details to the Treasurer. She was retired and probably in her seventies. Betty was survived by her sister, who also died (probably late 1980's). Betty helped Barbara Chapman with information for the QVMAG booklet "The Launceston Art Society in Retrospect 1891-1983" which contains a good deal of historic information. This was produced about the time the QVMAG changed its policies and no longer made a room available for the LAS Annual Exhibition, despite numerous approaches and support from our then Patron, The Hon Don Wing, Mayor of Launceston.