This was Alan Thompson’s last meeting as Club Chairman. As you will be aware, Alan had held the position of Club Chairman for the last two years, but felt it was time to pass on the reigns to someone else.
In his final Chairman’s address he reinforced what he believed to be the strengths of the club, which although small, or perhaps because of its small size was able to maintain a friendly, informal easy going culture which was reinforced as he reiterated the clubs involvement in various different forms of photography over the last year including macro, time-lapse, astronomical, long exposure, flash and portrait photography.
He talked about the success of the club’s second weekend trip away in May 2014 when the destination was Caernarfon in north Wales, where despite the sometimes unpredictable weather, a fabulous time was had by all attending, including visits to Llanddwyn, Penmon and South Stack in Anglesey, the abandoned slate quarry at Dorothea and Snowdonia.
Other great successes were the ‘Puffin Run’ visit to the Farne Islands, a further visit Andy Howey’s Bird of Prey Centre and a day spent at the Mayfield Studio where members practiced their skills in portraiture using all the facilities a fully equipped studio can provide..
He finished by adding that we had seen a modest rise in club membership which possessed a wide range of skills and abilities and looked forward to the club going from strength to strength.
Gordon submitted the Club Accounts for 2014/2015 for approval which remain healthily in the black.
This left only the small matter of the election of the committee,
Lisa Melton was proposed, seconded and duly elected as Club Chairwoman.
Gordon Coull was re-elected as Club Treasurer.
Tony Stevens was re-elected as Club Secretary.
All that remained was for the club membership to show their thanks and appreciation to Alan for all the hard work he put into running and taking the club forward over the past two years.
There were no nay says to the proposal that he had done an outstanding job.