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3rd April – HWA 2017 AGM Report

24 April, 2017

62 attended the April AGM meeting including two new members, Roger Charlesworth from West End and Lee Terry from Fareham plus one visitor.

After signing in many of the members formed an orderly queue to renew their membership with Keith and Bill doing the honours.

Lynda called the meeting to order, and kicked off the proceedings with her farewell chairman’s report, in which she very generously sang the praises of the committee members and other club volunteers. This was followed by the Treasurers report presented by John Holden in the absence of Treasurer Alan Sturgess who was recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery. With no new nominees for the Committee, the existing team were then voted back in enblock with Dave Gibbard replacing Lynda as Chairman for the next three years

The Clubman of the Year award went to former Chairman John Holden, who is always ready to step in and give a club demonstration when needed, and also at turn-ins. He has recently returned to committee duty as our outreach and demonstrations organiser.

Keith Barnes took to the floor to announce the launch of a new award, The Len Osbourne Trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the Gallery Table participants prize. Any member placing an item on the table will receive one point (up to two per month) points will also be awarded for “challenge” entries. The member with the most points at the end of the following March will be the winner.

Bottles of wine were then awarded to all of our regular monthly volunteers.

The main issue of Any Other Business, was a request from the Tea Team for the committee to seek an alternative venue for the monthly meetings as due to parking issues making it difficult for loading and unloading their equipment.

Following the statutory tea break, we had the results of the Club Challenge, the subject being a turned item that has been decorated, all those present voted for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. With the eventual winner being Harry Woolhead and runner up Mike Haselden

   

Chris Davey then treated us to a talk on the making of and the history of Lace Bobbins, and has promised a demonstration at the next “Turn in” evening on Wednesday May 3rd.

The meeting then ended with the usual raffle.

Andi Saunders

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