The A.G.M. was attended by a total of 20 members, including five members of the 2016 Committee. The minutes of last year’s A.G.M. were approved by the members present, and the audited accounts were officially adopted too. In her chairlady’s report Linda Evans said it had been another busy year, and a varied and enjoyable one. She listed all the activities including the many outings which were all well supported by members. There had been one or two new members joining during the year, and Linda asked that regular members encourage newcomers to join their friendship groups to help integrate them into the club, after all, we were ALL new members once! Linda said her OWN membership had begun over 40 years ago!
She thanked all the committee including those retiring this year – who are Jean Rollings, Maureen MacNeil, Cathy Sweeney. Linda is also retiring having served three years, and she said the Club could now look forward to some new committee members volunteering for 2017. Thanks were also given to Val and Dorothy, our esteemed tea ladies, who regularly get the refreshments laid out at the start of every “In” Meeting.
Several new committee members were then proposed, seconded and accepted onto the 2017 team. These include Di Barker (who was proposed as the new Chairlady), Shirley Ward, Pat Bradford and Irene Carder.
After the business was finished Cakes, Coffees and Teas were served, and then came the Raffle and a few games of Beetle to end the evening.