Regrettably Barbara was very poorly during her Presidential year and in October had to undergo an Aortic Dissection requiring Cherril to take over the reins. It was great to see that Barbara was well enough to be present at the AGM to hand over the office of President to Cherril. We are pleased to know that Barbara is making progress and is able to attend a few functions. We wish her a steady recovery and look forward to her being back to full strength.
Cherril presented her programme for the year including a celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Officers for the year:
President : Cherril
President Elect: The 8Oth year of Bilston Club will be led by three past presidents ably assisted by three members.
Cherril, Lynne and Gill.
Vice President : Lesley
PA Officers: Jackie, Joan & Sue
Membership officer: Julie
Regrettably Covid intervened with our activities making the Presidential change over impossible except virtually. So Past President Jenny was thanked for her extended period in office and she welcomed President Barbara into office wishing her every success in the hope that the club members would be able to meet face to face shortly. President Barbara told members that her theme for the year is ‘Engage, Include, Embrace’ and she provided us all with an Action Plan for the year, hoping that release from Covid restrictions would soon be happening. President Barbara’s main charities for the year are the Air Ambulance and water tanks in North Jamaica. Cherril was confirmed as President Elect and other officers were appointed,
The ANNUAL MEETING in April is always a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the coming year. Outgoing President Gill was thanked for her total commitment, enthusiasm and leadership with particular reference to her concentration on ‘all things Bilston’. Members have enjoyed a good year of fun and friendship, whilst helping many people. Incoming President Jenny received the chain of office stating that her chosen charity is The Samaritans with Mental Health being at the fore front. She is looking forward to an enjoyable year. Other senior officers appointed included Barbara as President Elect and Cherril as Vice President. To mark her 50th wedding anniversary to Roger, Ann had brought wine which made the meeting flow! Thanks and Congratulations Ann & Roger.
President Jenny’s thoughts for the year:
I am very thrilled to become club President for 2019/2020. I look forward to continuing our busy P.A. activities together with an increased awareness of mental health issues. With our committed and hard working membership I hope that we may make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.
PRESIDENT ELECT -BARBARA VICE PRESIDENT -CHERRIL
Secretary – Lynne Treasurer – June
PROGRAMME ACTION -SUE,JACKIE & JOAN
MINUTE SECRETARY -GILL
MEMBERSHIP-JULIE ( with broken wrist) & RITA (by the sink as always)
REGION REPRESENTATIVES -PAT & ELAINE
INTERNATIONAL & FRIENDSHIP LINKS – DENISE
LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST REGIONAL PRESIDENT – JAN
Installation of new President 2018-19
New President Gill.
Induction of Gill as President for the coming year -2018-2019
The Club AGM was held at the April Business meeting at which President Ann reviewed with enthusiasm her time in office. Other officers presented their reports, all thanking Jan & Ann for their leadership and wishing Gill every success in her year. This was followed by the induction of Gill as President by Ann and the presentation of Past Presidents Badges. Gill’s theme for the 75th club year is “Involvement brings enjoyment and achieves” a year during which she hopes members will continue to make a difference to others less fortunate than ourselves and enjoy friendship and fun.
President Elect: Jenny Lupton
Vice President: Barbara Emanuel
Secretary: Lynne Eagle
Minute Secretary; Hilary Boucher
Treasurer: June Gibbins
Programme Action Officers: Sue Orton, Jackie Brookes, Joan Lee
Julie Friedl Rita Bugg
Region Representatives: Elaine King & Lynne Eagle
Ann takes over as President.
The Annual Charter Celebration this year was a cocktail party followed by a buffet. Excellent entertainment was provided by K-Lo a versatile personality vocalist who really created a party mood and encouraged lots of people to get up and dance. Towards the end of the evening Regional Presidents Pat & Cherril inducted our new president Ann who takes over from Jan to complete the year.
At the AGM in April 2917 the office of President for the forthcoming year is to be shared by Jan & Ann .
In addition the following officers were appointed:
Joint President Ann with President elect Gill
Region Representatives: Elaine King