Annual General Meeting
Masked, sanitised, ventilated, distanced and tested, eight members assembled for our AGM on 9th January, with others having the opportunity to ‘look in’ thanks to the technological expertise of Craig ‘Electrickery’ Docherty. We just managed a quorum.
Working within Civid-19 guidelines, the meeting was brisk and business-like under the Chairmanship of Roger Woods, beating all previous time records.
The Officers delivered their reports, as we looked back over the past year and forward into 2022. Covid had had its pros as well as cons, allowing us access via Zoom to national and international performers. The programme for 2021 had been rich and diverse.
The Committee was returned en bloc, Allan Clarke becoming actual rather than acting Treasurer and the post of Publicity Officer being discontinued. Carl Pearson assumed the role of President following some well-chosen words from Allan, and also picked up the Les Brooks Trophy for his outstanding contributions to the MeMeL, ‘Carl’s Column’ having morphed into a well-researched series on historical themes. Paul Guy was awarded the President’s Trophy of Hecate.
Without the need for debate, our annual subscription was raised to £60 to reflect current values, while a paper copy of The MeMeL will now cost £25 per annum.
The unanimous decision was made to remain at St Francis, with the church hall as our Headquarters.
A very amicable and productive afternoon was rounded off with informal chat and refreshments provided by the participants.