Welcome to the 2007 AGM
May I start by saying how pleasing it is to
see so many happy, smiling faces? This in my view is testament to what
these weekends have come to symbolise, Warmth, Friendship and the spirit
for enjoying oneself. It is however with regret that some familiar faces
are noticeably missing through whatever reason but hopefully they will be
back at our next reunion.
Now I am sure you are all with me when I say
a special thank you to this years organisers Laurie, Noreen, Dixie, for all their hard work and efforts in
ensuring that this weekend is a huge success. The superb venue and the
attention of the hotel staff have been in my opinion second to none.
I would now like to report on
how the reunion club has been running over the past year. Since taking
over as chairman it hasnít been as smooth as I had envisaged.
Sadly 2006 ended on a sad note with the death of our dear
friend Trevor. Having been a member from the beginning he will be greatly
2007 did not start any better
when it was reported that Geordie Snaife had died. Although he wasnít a
member a lot of our members knew him. Then in May this year Eric Firth
(ex RSM) passed away. His funeral was well attended and his daughter Sue
would like to pass on her gratitude to the members of the 60ís 16ers
Reunion Club. It has also been reported this year that other members have
been ill or are ill, so for those we wish them a speedy recovery.
I know it has been mentioned in the past.
but if any member hear of some ones illness then please inform us, either
by the dreambook or phoning a member of the committee, this will then
enable us to help in any way possible.
There were certain other
matters which arose this year and I am hoping we will be able to iron them
out at this AGM.
As we all know our secretary
Laurie is standing down after 10 years. 9 of them as membership secretary
so on your behalf I would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude
for all the hard work she has put in.
Also our Treasurer Noreen has
completed her term of office, so again on your behalf I would like to
thank her, for her hard work in looking after our finances and for lending
me an ear and offering advice when needed.
The Bradbury Mercury has
improved immensely. This is down to Ted and Gwen, our editor Tweet and the
members who have submitted material. This has been required for such a
long time and it makes things easier for those involved with the
magazine. Please keep it coming and not just the usual members.
The new dreambook is up and
running and proving successful. This is all thanks to our web master Ted
Hebden, now hopefully we wonít have the same gremlin as with the last one.
Finally a big thank you to
Bridget (my personal secretary) for supporting me in all that I do.
Hopefully we will all have a
better year ahead of us.