At the AGM in May Jacinta White stepped down as Chairman of the trustee committee and did not put herself forward for re-election to the committee. She still intends to be actively involved with the Society by joining our work mornings and providing refreshments for our Sullington Warren mornings and speakers’ evenings.
We do not currently have a replacement chairman.
We have a new trustee. Chris Barrow has been a frequent volunteer at our Sandgate Park work mornings since moving to the area. Apart from Jacinta stepping down from the trustee committee all other trustees were re-elected.
Don Filliston’s death earlier this year left the Society without an Honorary President. Whilst the Society does not need to have an Honorary President the role provides the Society with a figure head. The trustee committee invited Bill Cutting to take on the role of Honorary President of the Society. We feel that Bill’s long association with the Society, including one time editor of the newsletter with his wife Lesley, and his role dealing with local planning concerns, means that he represents a continuation of the aims and values of the Society and make Bill an ideal person for the role. We are very pleased that Bill accepted our invitation.