OTHER PROMINENT LAYMEN.
Mr. Field-Hyde, a native of Cambridge, first joined the Cambridge YMCA in 1914, and held several offices in that Association.
After service with H.M. Forces in the First World War, he returned to Cambridge and whilst at University continued his interest in that YMCA.
On his transfer to Cardiff, on business, he linked with the Cardiff Central YMCA and soon became prominent in its affairs. He became a member of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs in 1959, and was soon elected to a number of its standing committees. In 1970, on the election of Mr. Glyn Jacob to the Chair, he became its Honorary Treasurer. In this capacity he served with distinction in a number of ways, not the least of which was his serv- ice to Glan-y-Mor, Barry.
Mr. Field-Hyde was an active layman in YMCA affairs for over 50 years, and his activities in Cambridge, Cardiff, and with the Welsh National Council are a record of which he and the YMCA may be justly proud. On his retirement as Honorary Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting of the Council in 1976, he received the award of the Gold Order of the Red Triangle, which was presented to him by the President of the Welsh National Council, The Rt. Hon. Lord Aberdare. At that meeting Mr. Field-Hyde was also elected as a Vice President of the Council.
Mr. David Roberts.
Mr. David Roberts, present Chairman of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs has been connected with the YMCA Movement in Wales since 1938, when he joined the Aber Valley YMCA. In 1946, he became a member of the Local Association Committee and was elected Vice Chairman of the Aber Valley YMCA in 1953. Ten years later he was elected Chairman of that Association, and is now one of its Vice Presidents.
During the period 1965 to 1971, Mr. Roberts was Chairman of the National Physical Education Committee for Wales, an office which he relinquished when he became Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs. On the retirement of Mr. Glyn Jacob in 1974, Mr. Roberts became Chairman of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs. He has served on the National Board and the Executive Committee of the National Council of YMCAs Inc., London, and on its Staff Committee.
Mr. Roberts' interests cover a very wide field, but his first love remains the YMCA, and he has given very valuable service during the whole of his long association with the movement.
Mr. D. Ivor Davies. M.B.E.
The present Vice-Chairman of the Welsh National Council of YMCAs, first became interested in the work of the Movement through the influence of his wife, Anne Davies, who was Secretary of the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary. He became associated with the Bridgend YMCA during the erection of their magnificent new premises and here he quickly made his contribution, so much so that he was elected by the Bridgend Association to represent them at Welsh National Council level.