President Brian’s Report : Number 19

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This week has been a bit busier than last because there was a Board Meeting and out of that came the Agenda for our Club Assembly on Friday.  It was stated that our club is showing some symptoms that are both concerning and need to be brought to the fore and addressed now. Broadly these symptoms were lack of attendance at weekly meetings and possible reasons for this. The cost of fees and the disbursement of those fees, succession planning and the make up of the Board. There is currently no President for 2019/20 or any other Board Member for that period. The costs of the Centurion Club, Guest Speakers Guests were also raised and that this financial position for the club needs correction. More specific details are in the Minutes following.

I will raise some of the suggestions from the meeting  with the District Governor for clarification of what can or can’t be done. It was raised that we should have an Extra-Ordinary General Meeting for all members at a date and place to be organised. The people at the meeting on the Friday were very hopeful and felt happy that this topic had been raised for discussion.

I will be at District Conference this Friday so Elaine DeVries will act for me at our meeting this week.

I also met with Fiona Reynolds, CEO National Trust, Tuesday morning to discuss  and plan our working together to ensure the future of the Cliff Road Battery. Agreement was reached that the National Trust would support our plans, especially historic signage along Cliff Road with the history of the Battery depicted.

Have a good meeting and I will return from the Conference full of ideas.
Brian Ashe

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