Welcome back to the BAA! I’m the VSS database secretary so I’m sure we have a lot of interests in common. I too got seriously interested in astronomy when I was 11, all of 30 years ago now! That must have been around the same year..
Although we have programme stars, we welcome observations of any variable star. The VSS has a new online submission system for variable star observations which went live in February this year, and that will accept observations regardless of whether or not they are on the VSS programme. I know Tony has been uploading a lot of the SPA observations onto the database.
Good to make contact and I look forward to meeting you sometime.