So the AGM took 20 minutes, but it also took the whole evening.
People started gathering from about 6:30, allowing everyone to meet and catch up before the start of the meeting at 7:30.
Kay described our activities over the last year, the Summer Lunch, Golf day, Tring walk, Christmas drinks, the days in the Brecons, the trip to the BBC studios and Fullers brewery, Quiz evening, St David’s Day dinner with soprano Alys Roberts.
Kay thanked all our organisers and kind hosts.
This year we are looking forward to the spring walk at Cliveden, going to Ralf & Margaret Broomby’s for the summer lunch, a trip to two Cambridge colleges in September, bird watching at the London Wetlands in October, and Christmas drinks at Colin & Di Thomas’s.
Treasurer, Graham Beavan, reported on our healthy finances, he is managing to subsidise many of our events in order to reduce our bank balance.
Membership is expected to be about 130 this year – we continue to grow in numbers.
The committee all agreed to stand again and were all re-elected. Kay thanked all the committee members for their hard work over the year.
So that took 20 minutes – what took the rest of the time?
That was followed by coffee and a lot of nattering.
Mary last visited us in 2003, and we were very pleased that she could return with more stories including one about ‘2 dreadful women’ and the burial of a dead cat, followed by a series of tall tales about Shemi Wad (James Wade) from Fishguard.
We concluded well after 10pm and made our way home celebrating another successful year.