October 2017 – AGM

October means it is time for the AGM, and this year saw a big change over in the membership of the committee.
Our new committee lined up for a photo call:
Left to right: Jan Gallaway – Committee Member, Suzanne Madden – Treasurer, Angela Easton – Secretary, Chris Grant – Committee Member, Rona Doyle – Committee Member, Tessa Most – Committee Member, Kay Ashby Chairman.
new cmte
There was a warm welcome to them all.
We heard that Christine Tebbitt (our outgoing Treasurer), had won the Aurifil “Stitch One Colour” individual challenge held at the Regional AGM last month. Here she is with her winning entry, together with our out going Secretary Jan Brooks-Kibble who is holding an exquisite embroidered folder also made by Christine. Together they have contributed years of service to the Guild which is greatly appreciated.

chris&jan

Some of the other entries to the “Stitch One Colour” individual challenge held at the Regional AGM last month are shown below – as ever our branch demonstrates a wonderful array of talent, and it is heartening to see so many members taking an active part in proceedings, long may it continue (everyone is good enough – no excuses!)
Thanks are also due to Susan Fletcher, our retiring chairman, for her stewardship and hard work, she has given a lot to the branch over the last few years and we look forward to welcoming her back into the body of the hall (rather than watching her up at the front) for a well deserved rest! Thank you also to everyone who contributes in so many different ways to the branch – it wouldn’t be such a vibrant welcoming branch without each and every one of you.

Kay Ashby took over as Chairman and then moved straight into “speaker mode”.

She showed what can be achieved with a series of simple techniques through a number of delightful samples in Kay’s signature colour palette!
Definitely an occasion when there was something for everyone, no matter how much or how little experience they have.
The new programme for 2017/2018 is now available on the Calendar tab of this website – I hope you agree that yet again we are in for a wonderful year, you definitely need to take care when booking holidays so as not to miss anything!
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