Greetings from your Virtual Chairman. Today is the day that I should have taken over the gong from Andrew, but we all know that the Handover ceremony will have to wait for a while. However, I am looking forward to my year and will get started as soon as we can.
I am pleased that I have a full Council and thank you all for your support. They are:
- Chairman David Dimeloe
- Vice Chairman Terry Webb
- President Donald Minor
- Secretary Brian Gordon
- Treasurer Ernie Murray
- Meetings & Fellowship Peter Dimeloe and Roger Hartley
- Social & Entertainment Mac Cummings and Roger Davies
- Meals & Attendance Mick Lavenstein
- Communications David Cole
- Membership Rob Horton
- Immediate Past Chairman Andrew Kightley
- Honorary Auditors Terry Browne and Rob Carter
I have also asked 2 friends of mine from my days in Sutton Coldfield 41 Club to be my Honorary Members. They are Barrie Atchison, who talked to us last year about his experiences volunteering with the Samaritans, and Bob Bogle. They both now live in Lichfield.
I have asked Ian Dempster to update the Club Directory and he has agreed to do this and circulate it to you all electronically. Can all also please send your subs (£35) to Ernie as soon as possible. Details to be sent by email.
I am writing to you in the eye of this storm that none of us can believe. As we know all events are cancelled including the 75th Anniversary of V.E. day – what a shame. Tragically the war we are currently fighting has overwhelmed our ability to celebrate our winning of the last one. Let’s hope that we can soon celebrate our victory over the Coronavirus.
I will write to you regularly whilst we cannot meet, and let’s all stay in touch through the Club website.
My very best wishes to you all during this terrible time.
1 April 2020