LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN 


The AGM
is over for another year and I thank all of members who made the effort to attend. It was an occasion to thank four volunteers retiring from their posts which they had held for many years. They enabled the Centre to function efficiently and with financial prudence for the benefit of both existing and new members. A report on their contributions will be found elsewhere in this newsletter (see next item).
We also welcomed two new officers to fill the key posts of Membership Secretary and Treasurer. They are Paula Ware and Simon Sheldon. We welcome their support and enthusiasm and look forward to a long working relationship.
Just as we were thinking that we have a period of relative calm we have news that Frank Aspland wishes to retire from the production of the newsletter. He has been undertaking this task for many years. His decision is totally understandable and it has set our newsletter editor Peter Walker a further task to be the point of contact for any possible volunteer. He is also contacting a local volunteering website and writing a piece for us in this newsletter.
Frank receives reports and transforms them into our Newsletter. Other volunteers arrange printing, email and delivery. Although we have email contact with some members and the website, the Newsletter remains the key method for communication with you and is very important to us.
Peter Walker has made it plain that the task of finding a volunteer needs the active support and help of all members to cajole, encourage (but not bore rigid) friends, relatives or colleagues into considering this role. Please help out if you can !  Frank is prepared to mentor any volunteers in the system he operates and Peter Walker will be on hand to help out.  Bill Cronin, Chairman'

                

               Retirees at the AGM, L-R  Andrew Ellis, Doreen Cook & Joan Wendon, pictured with our 

               President  Michael Forster-Smith.       



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