My sincere thanks to the Cathedral band for welcoming us to the cathedral this afternoon and for supporting all the visiting ringers. Thanks too to James for so patiently organising, encouraging and assisting everyone, especially all the new ringers who were making their first visit to the cathedral. I think I can say we all had a BRILLIANT afternoon!
Prior to discussions at the upcoming Branch Committee Meeting – please could I ask for some feedback on Branch Activities:
In previous years we have run workshops on Striking and Ringing Up/Down. If we were to put on some Workshops this year – what topics would you like to see covered? (possible ideas: Bob Minor, Cambridge, Striking, Conducting, ?something else – do you have a better idea?)
The Castor once a month Branch Practice has recently struggled for support – what do you like/dislike about this practice? What sort of practice would you be interested in supporting? What stops you from coming?
I look forward to hearing from you,
Thankyou to everyone who attended the AGM yesterday and helped to make it a very successful event – this includes those who organised the very enjoyable ringing at St Mary’s and St John’s, the chefs for the super food ( especial thanks to Nick- what an excellent cook!) and all of you who helped serve the food and to the “Warmington washers” who got the kitchen cleared up afterwards in record time with the help of the amazingly efficient St John’s dishwasher (why hasn’t mine got a 3 minute cycle?)
It was good to see so many people yesterday. Once the new committee have met to ratify the Branch events for the year I will post details here and hope that there will be something to please everyone this year and that you will be able support your Branch with the enthusiasm that was shown for events in 2018.
It may be a while before I can get welcome packs to all the many new members who were elected yesterday, so if any of them ring with you please encourage them to select “follow” on the petbells web site so that they receive posts.
Best wishes and happy ringing in 2019.
Thankyou to those of you who have already let me know that you are attending the AGM on January 19th. If you have not yet replied please don’t reply to this post but use the link below. Thankyou – I look forward to hearing from you ( before the 17th !)
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