Association of Open University Graduates
Honorary Life Membership
Ramsey Hertzog was an OU student in the very first year of admissions and on gaining his degree become part of a London group of OU graduates, calling themselves LOUGA. He became their Social Secretary and organised regular get together meals and activities. When ideas were circulated about a possible country wide Association, Ramsey attended the first conference on behalf of LOUGA. Once AOUG was established, Ramsey became a founder member. Whilst still continuing as Social Secretary, he supported the new Executive Representative and took an active part in AOUG.
Ramsey has attended nearly every AGM and in 1992 assisted in the organisation of the first AGM to be held in London. He later moved to the Cambridge area, where he was asked to organise events again for the East of England involving him in the organisation of another AGM, this time in Cambridge. A further move took him to Yorkshire and all of this experience made him an ideal choice for Executive Representative for Yorkshire, when he found himself organising his third AGM, this time in Hull.
Throughout his time in London, East of England and Yorkshire he has always been part of the local committee offering his time, energy and experience for the benefit of AOUG and its members. Then he became AOUG Chairman. Ramsey has not just done the job of Chairman, he has lived the job of Chairman, proactively working with members and with The Open University to maintain our professional image and represent members' opinions.
Whilst Chairman, Ramsey, (at his own expense), has attended activities in all of the Regions and Nations to meet local members. He keeps personal contact with members around the UK and in Ireland by phone to gain their viewpoints and retain their involvement and he is still an active committee member working at grassroots level in Yorkshire. For more than twenty five years of dedication to AOUG, acting far beyond any duties expected of him, he deserves to gain our thanks and this recognition.
Proposed by Margaret Brett
Approved by the Officers, the Executive Committee and the members - AGM May 2013