July Zoom Meetings
Attendance at our online meetings have been reassuring, we generally have ten or more attendees. Apart from checking up that everyone is alright, there have been some helpful sharing of information…like helping people book in a car service or MOT in lockdown, and get shopping delivered via Amazon Prime.
It is equally encouraging to discover that members have been meeting up in each others homes and gardens. We hope to follow up these brave leads with a picnic in Hanley park as soon as weather and the lastest guidelines permit. Watch out for details. The important thing is that we are continuing to support one another.
Photo – Stephen
Annual General Meeting
Because of the lockdown and members shielding, for the first time ever, the AGM was a virtual meeting held online. Two non-members attended in addition to seven members. Maurice, the current Chair, gave a summary of the Annual Report and Financial Statement which had been made availble on the group’s website prior to the meeting. Both were accepted unamimously.
The new constitution allows for 12 trustees. Six members were nominated and all elected unanimously. Our visitors helped to oversee procedures including the counting of votes.
Trustees elected: Angie, Dennis, John M (Secretary), Maurice (Chair), Paul (Treasurer) and Stephen.
Maurice thanked everyone for their dedicated service over the past year
As Angie has handed over the role of Treasurer to Paul, we would like to record a special thank you to her for all her hard work over the past five years in the post.
Angie with items she made in the ceramic workshops last year
It is with great sadness we report the passing of our beloved member Trevor who died peacefully at Stoke Hospital on Friday following our AGM. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy go to Stephen and Trevor’s family.
Trevor with Stephen and John at Trentham Gardens 2018
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