2018 Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report 3rd May 2018

It has been a bad year with members passing away, with life member Don Thorpe and ex members John Fowler; Kevin Sweeting; and Keith Hatfield.

Overall it has been a good season for us with membership up, partly due to the newly qualified members getting a year with no payments.

Attendances averaged at 25 with highest 36 for Neil Swarbrick  to 19 in September.  Once again we had some excellent guests including Neil Swarbrick; Mark Haywood; and Guy Mowbray. Unfortunately Trevor Massey’s wife took ill at the last minute, but he has rescheduled for next season. Thanks to all who assisted with the evenings; Alan Kay; Tony Thornton; Sam Bayley.

One the social side we had Tony’s Quiz; Lol Cussons evening and our dinner. All enjoyable events but sadly numbers for the Lol Cussons and Dinner are falling. Congratulations to all who received awards at the two events.

Congratulations to all who gained promotions and final appointments, they are rewards for your endeavours over the season.

Thanks to all who helped out with raffles and committee throughout.

Ian Hotchkies

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