Message from our Chair

Welcome to our month of Bank Holidays

May 1st is of course May Day, which used to be Labour Day and have parades.

May 6th is of course when Charles gets crowned at his coronation as King Charles III.  There is a big council event happening on Titchfield Park from 10am to 4pm, with stalls of local activities, charities, food stalls and children’s activities in the afternoon.

There will also be a ‘Big Screen’ showing the coronation for those so inclined to want to come together and share in the event. The day promises to be a good day out and worthy of a visit.

May 8th is an additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the coronation event.

May 29th is of course called Spring Bank Holiday, and hopefully we will be sharing good sunny weather until the Autumn.

What a pity, we no longer have a Whitsuntide holiday, used to love my scout whit camps, always 6 weeks after Easter, first camp of the year.

As always, please book in at the desk on arrival and, as importantly for Health and Safety, ensure you sign yourselves out if leaving early.

Please try and wear your name badges and turn off or silence your mobiles during the meeting.

I am pleased to say that our Annual General Meeting went well, with all the proposals being passed, thanks to all who took part

I have now been our chairman for one year, only one more to go!! I have enjoyed it and yes, it is fairly hard work, having to sort out a lot of items and numerous emails,

Writing reports, agendas, attending meetings etc. what did we do before the internet?   I think life was a lot slower and possibly more enjoyable, especially for us ‘oldies’, not sure the younger generations would agree however.

The job of ‘chair’ is however, made so much easier having such a fantastic committee and social sub committee who do a magnificent job, so, many, many thanks to all, along with our editor and of course our new sub editor.

If you feel that you can be part of the committee, please enquire as to what it entails, as next year, we have several committee members coming to the end of their six year term and we cannot exist without certain officers in place.

Please don’t forget to volunteer for the tea and coffee rota, if we all volunteered, we would only have to do so every four years.

Look forward as always to meeting you all at May’s meeting.

Melvyn Francis, Chair

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