|NOT the AGM in session.|
Tony Lineker resigned as secretary after more than a decade in the post. Again, Tony has been an intrinsic part of arguably the most effective committee that SWS has had to the present time. Once again a unanimous vote of thanks was given to Tony for his sterling efforts, and I reiterate those sentiments here.
And so in way a golden age ended, although both Steve and Tony have kindly offered to assist in whatever way they can in the future. However, SWS now has a new committee, comprising veteran members and gamers who will it is hoped not only continue to steer the society with the same dedication but also build on the successes of the previous 4 decades and carry it well into the 21st century.
Tim Gow has accepted the position of Chairman. In accepting the role the new Chairman thanked Steve for his efforts and pointed out that he would have served less time for murder!
Paul Bishop was elected to the post of Secretary. Another long-time member and arguably one of the 'faces' of SWS over the years, representing the club in competitions throughout the U.K.
Dave Ranson was re-elected unopposed to the position of Treasurer, and it is certain that Dave will continue with the sterling work he has done for so many years on behalf of the club.
Lloyd Powell was re-elected to the post of Show Secretary once again. This year Lloyd has re-negotiated with the venue management for the Triples at some length and has secured the best possible terms on behalf of the club. Lloyd had intended to step down from this role but agreed after much brow beating to stand for re-election.
Mark Hides, another veteran of the club and the brains behind the SWS website was elected to the position of Fifth Committee Member.
I would like to close, by thanking those members who were in attendance for their input and support of the society.
|NOT the club Chairman addressing the AGM|
My thanks to Mark Hides for allowing me to lift the basic wording of this report from the SWS Website.