As you should be aware, this is my last Chairman’s Chat before handing over to Kay, who I am sure will be a more than capable replacement!
Thank you to everyone who made the time to attend the AGM and cast their votes, or stand for election to the committee for the coming year.
Your committee for the 2012-13 membership year are:
Chair : Kay Baker
Secretary: Sally Champion
Events Team: Alison Butcher & Andy Clarke
Membership Team: Rachael Lainton & Dave Clarke
Bulletin Editor: Alex McDonald
Publicity: Jo Dennis
AIVC Liaison: Alex Ford
Webmaster: Aidan Copeland
Since the AGM, our Chair has successfully recruited a suitably qualified Treasurer, so I take this opportunity to welcome Andy Peters to the committee.
Carol, Alison L, Fiona, Phil and John H all stood down due to work and personal commitments. As departing Chair, I would like to thank everyone on the outgoing committee, for all their support over the past year.
In the next couple of days, you will receive an email reminding you to pay your subs for next year. As ratified at the AGM, this remains at £17 for individuals and £32 for couples at the same address. The usual prompt payment discounts will apply, so £15/ £28 if you pay by June.
We want to encourage electronic payment via Paypal, as this gives us the best traceability of who has paid. You don’t need a PayPal account, but can pay by credit or debit card by following the link in the email. Whilst I’m sure most people will find this convenient, please contact me if you wish to pay by cheque and I will coordinate collection of payments and issue of receipts with our new Treasurer.
So it just remains for me to wish Kay and the new committee luck in their new roles, and encourage everyone to make the most of their membership by attending and hosting loads of events!