Message from Chairman Helen – 12 March 2018

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Well, I’ve never seen so much cake!  And although we did our best and even took doggie bags home, there was still a lot left!  It was lovely to see so many of you at my Chairman’s Afternoon last week and proved yet again that afternoon tea is a popular meeting choice.  I thought Mabel’s did us proud and were totally unflappable, despite our constant requests for tea refills.  My girls road-tested my doggie bag cakes and tell me that I definitely have to take them there!  Thank you again to Pearl for taking virtually all of the organisation off my shoulders.

This is my last Chairman’s message for the bulletin as our next meeting is the AGM and hopefully after that you will have a new Chairman.  I would urge you all to consider standing for a post for next year; if we do not have a Chairman and post holders for the key roles, it is difficult to know how we will survive.  Mary Ward has very kindly said she will stand for Treasurer again, as has Pam Bolton as Liaison Officer for the coffee meetings.  Jennie Tipper cannot be at the AGM but has told me she would like to stand for secretary, but everything else is up for grabs.  There are many of you who have either not held posts at all or did so a long time ago, so please have a think.  I would hate to see out club fold and none of the roles are difficult or time consuming.  You will also always have lots of support, as I have had over the course of my sometimes tricky year!

On a more personal note, I have been so grateful for this support and wanted to let you all know that the radiotherapy has shrunk my tumour and all else remains stable, apparently against all the odds.  I am to have more tests and then further treatment will be planned based on that.

Hoping to see as many of you as possible at the AGM on Tuesday 10th April at the Old Vicarage, Branston.

Chairman Helen