President’s Report to the 2017 AGM

Dear members,

Our club is 130 years old this year. It is probably going as well right now as it ever has.

Your committee led by Paul Scoble has worked tirelessly to ensure your club has continued to grow. The Club Treasurer Clive Scott, has, as usual, done a great job. The committee welcomed two new lady members this year. Alison and Susan have worked hard and produced great results, in particular the Halloween party was excellent - a great success. They were ably assisted by Susan's partner Marcus.

All members of your committee have worked well and their input is vital. Hopefully they will all put themselves forward for another year.

I am happy to announce the following members have become life members; Derek Atkinson, Robert Cooper, Peter Newman and Richard Scott.

It is with sadness I have to announce the passing of the following members; Robert Atkinson, Barry Jarvis and Anthony Moody.

I am happy to announce, after discussion by the Committee, that the clubman of the year is awarded to Matthew Haynes.

The difficult job of keeping the bar running smoothly has, as usual been achieved by your Steward Alison and her assistant Carol. Alison is, at present dealing with serious health problems. We are sure she will overcome this and return to carry on with the great job she has always done. I'm sure that the thoughts and prayers of members are with her.

Your club is probably the best and strongest in the area. It can only go forward and grow with the hard work put in by your committee and the support of you, the members.

Thank you,

Robert Gibb