Just to remind you that the District ADM is being held at Blackmoor this year on Saturday January 21st. Ringing from 3pm, Service from 4pm, Tea from 4.45pm, the meeting will start at 5.30pm, followed by more ringing if enough people want to stay.
The Guild Master, Mike Winterbourne, is also planning to attend and would like to talk to us for a few minutes about what is happening in the Guild.
Please let me know by Jan 17th if you want to book tea. We will be providing hot soup with bread, followed by some excellent cake.
This is election year and ALL of the offices are up for election or re-election, so we are inviting nominations / heads above parapets for :-
TREASURER – Malcolm Donaldson is standing down after 27 years, so we have to find a replacement
SECRETARY – this is a job that could easily be split in two again ie. Meetings Secretary and Promotions Secretary
GUILD EXECUTIVE REPRESENTATIVE
The Ringing Master, Independent Examiner and Guild Exec Rep posts were filled last January, but only to cover the final year for someone who had stood down. Ideally these now need to be elected/re-elected for a full 3 year term.
The secretary’s post usually overlaps the others, but as no-one was prepared to take over last year, I stayed on. So to reinstate the overlap, anyone putting themselves up for the post this year would really only need to do two years rather than the usual three.
Having said that the usual term of office is three years, if anyone is interested in taking on a role but only wants to commit themselves to a year, we’d still like to hear from you.
Many thanks, Valerie