A short time ago, one of our avid supporters passed away. We paid tribute to Christina Lock who was a very regular attendee of our NADJ Wales branch meetings and was the biggest fan of the current branch Chairman, Peter Lock (her son): Christina Lock: Farewell To A 'Lovely Lady'
Christina also went to many of the DJ events throughout the country and that's how the current and past NADJ Committee members got to know her. In fact, many of us got to know her fondly as 'Peter's Mum.'
She was described many times by DJs throughout the country as 'a lovely lady' and her funeral service took place with more than 15 members of the National Association of Disc Jockeys attending and even more showing their respect on hearing the news of her passing.
Peter thanked everyone for their support: "I would like to thank everybody that attended my mum's funeral on Tuesday and also to say how much mum would have appreciated the turnout. It really touched the family with the number of DJs from the Welsh branch of the NADJ that showed their respect on the day. Thank you all very much."
Iggy was awarded the NADJ Scholarship after the independent judges, Mark Walsh, BPM event organiser and Eddie Short, Editor of Pro Mobile magazine felt he was the applicant that deserved access to the unique programme of training and educational opportunities. Iggy was given a Full Delegate place at the Pro Mobile Conference as one of the first parts of the NADJ Scholarship programme.
As the quality of the applications was so high and close to call, Mark and Eddie felt that a Special Commendation would go to Charlie. He was awarded a Sunday Delegate place at the Pro Mobile Conference at the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park in Oxford.
The NADJ firmly believes that one of the ways to improve your DJ business is through education, training and networking. We feel that the NADJ Scholarship is something that will greatly assist the lucky Scholar.
Even if you entered the NADJ Scholarship and didn't get the award, please do not feel disheartened. You have shown the first stage in the process of devoping your business and honing your DJ skills - you have looked into how you operate and have set a target for you and your DJ business. Realising that there are areas where you can improve and understanding the need to move with the times is a critical part of any business.
It's the season for awards - we've just had the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards, the Grammys took place at the beginning of the month and tonight (Wednesday 25th February 2015) Ant & Dec take on the challenge of hosting the BRIT Awards. However, there is one award that has got many DJs eager to find out the result and, without blowing our own trumpet, that's the accolade of being named the NADJ Scholar.
Mark Walsh (BPM) and Eddie Short (Pro Mobile magazine) spent considerable time going through all the high calibre applications and they whittled the entries down to a small selection. That was then refined again until they came to a conclusion as Eddie explains: "Overall, the standard of applications was really good and we were encouraged by the quality and detail included in the answers. It was really hard to get it down to one ultimate winner however we are sure that we have chosen well and the winner will embrace the prize package whole-heartedly."
Re: NADJ Annual General Meeting 2015 & Committee Nominations
The 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) takes place on Sunday 26th April 2015 at The Royalty Theatre, 25 The Royalty, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7PP. The formal part of the AGM will start at approximately 5pm (seminars start earlier in the day). More details of the Conference can be found on the dedicated event website: www.djexpo.co.uk
All NADJ members are requested to attend the AGM, where the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary for the 2015-2016 term of office will be elected. Nominations are invited for the elected officers within the Association; the positions of Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. If you would like to nominate someone please use the electronic nomination form on the NADJ website and submit it by mid-day on Sunday 12th April 2015. The current elected officers are:
It is with great sorrow that we have to say farewell to a lady who was a staunch supporter of the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) and who attended many NADJ and other DJ industry related events. The lady in question is Christina Lock and she passed away a few days ago. She will be sadly missed by our team and DJs from our NADJ Wales branch.
She was always introduced to the current and past NADJ Committee members as 'Pete's Mum.' The team here at the NADJ would like to pass on our condolences to the Chairman of the NADJ Wales branch (Peter Lock) and his family. Peter said: "She passed peacefully in her sleep with a beaming smile."
Christina is pictured with Jive Bunny, her son Peter in the black NADJ fleece and her grandson Ben Lock (far left) in the green and white top. The photograph was taken at the NADJ AGM & Conference 2012 in Newport and we've replicated this announcement on the NADJ Facebook page (see below).