The South West Branch held its Annual General meeting on Friday 1 December 2017 at the De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel in South Gloucestershire. It was a well-attended meeting, which provided the opportunity for all to reflect on the work of the Branch over the past year and to look forward to 2018.
The election of officers took place and the results were as follows:
- Chair: Karoline Rowlands
- Secretary: Anna Warman
- Treasurer: Shelley Alder
- Council Representative: Michael Banks
We also held our own awards ceremony, with presentations made by Karoline Rowlands, Chair, for 100 per cent attendance and to individual Members who have had a direct input to the business and the smooth and effective running of the Branch during 2017.
At the end of the AGM, Branch Members enjoyed a quiz hosted by Stuart Brereton and Stephan Wilcox, which proved to be extremely popular. In the spirit of goodwill at Christmas, the winning team (Jingle bells all the way) received a prize. The Members then sat down to an enjoyable festive lunch.
Thanks go to Caroline Darvill for organising the event, to Stuart and Stephan for a highly entertaining quiz, and to the hotel for the excellent facilities and service.