July 2018 Chairman's Chat
I start my first report since being elected Chairman by thanking all who came to the AGM on 8th June. As I said at the meeting, I only intended to be Acting Chair for six months, but weeks and months went by discussing in committee all the various things we plan to bring to the Centre. I decided that I would like to see them through especially, at the start of July, the commencement of our new Centre Coordinator's role and all that he plans to offer. I do hope you will all give him full support while he is finding his way around on what needs to be done.
I have had some very supportive emails from members and trust that I will be able to sustain and maybe add to what others have done before me. I shall continue to have a regular weekly session at the Centre where members can come and chat with me about anything they feel can be improved or what they think isn’t quite right. I have been coming in on a Friday morning but, from 4th July, it will be on a Wednesday afternoon.
I did thank a number of people at the AGM but inadvertently forgot to mention Genevieve who looks after our garden so well. To remedy this I wish to record grateful thanks to her for her hard work - it always looks delightful - not forgetting all the other things she manages to do in between!
In conclusion and with a great deal of regret, I have to advise that Technical Officer Richard Ferguson (who also ran a very successful maintenance team) has tendered his resignation with immediate effect. Our thanks go to him for all his hard work and commitment over the last few years, and wish him well for the future.
Missed a previous Chat, they can be found HERE.