March 2018 Acting Chairman's Chat
Well, I seem to have survived the first month in my “acting” role and thank all who have given me help, support and encouragement.
I was extremely pleased and delighted to welcome Reception Manager Brian Barton back to our Executive meeting last month. He has been receiving some quite intensive treatment over a long time, so it’s good to have him with us, hoping he will continue recovery until his health is fully restored. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Gill Ferguson who has taken over during Brian's absence, and she will continue to assist him for the time being.
Also at that meeting (as you will see from Colin Bower's summary) we were able to welcome not one but two new members onto the committee who, I have no doubt when they have settled in, will bring some valuable skills and new ideas, helping us to move forward with a stronger team.
We have a number of events to look forward to this month. On Friday, 9th March, we have a New Members evening from 6.30 to 9 p.m., with drinks and nibbles in the Common Room. If you have joined us over the last six months do come along and meet your Executive team and learn what the Centre has to offer you for your enjoyment and interest.
On Wednesday, 14th March, Mary Bishop and Gill Ferguson will host a Homemade Cake Day where you can get a drink of your choice along with a slice of cake for 85p. Where else in New Milton could you get that? You are welcome to bring a friend.
I will continue to be at the Centre each Friday morning for the next month or so, pleased to have a chat and get your suggestions and feed-back. I look forward to meeting as many members as I possibly can.
Missed a previous Chat, they can be found HERE.