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Two Steps Forward, and Possibly a Few Back

I am delighted to announce that following our recent recruitment drive, Ivor Rose, coordinator of our North-East group, has stepped forward to take on the role of secretary. On behalf of the club, I would like to welcome him to his new role, for which his appointment will be confirmed at the board meeting on 13th April. I am equally pleased that Sue Brown, an active member of several groups around the London area, and a regular attendee at the AOG, has volunteered to look after the club’s Twitter account. We hope to have that back up and running within the next few weeks.

I have to report, however, that my efforts to find a new magazine editor have, for the moment, come to nothing. As OUTdoors still has well over 400 subscribers, it is still an important asset. I will, therefore, continue as editor until a new one can be found.

A more serious setback is that treasurer Ned Voelcker has tendered his resignation in order to take up a post in Nigeria. He will be working with the UK Government’s Department for International Development on a project to improve governance within the energy industry. (They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, LOL!) He will take up this post on 1st May. While it is important that we find a new treasurer as soon as we can, there is no immediate panic as Ned will, if necessary, be able to continue paying the bills and producing cash-flow forecasts until the end of 2019. Ideally, however, we would hope to have someone in place so that a handover can be done when Ned returns to the UK for a brief holiday in early July.

Finally, in order to complete our social media line-up, we are looking for someone with relevant experience to look after the club’s Facebook page.

If you think you may be able to assist in filling any of our vacant positions, please contact me at [email protected] . I will be delighted to hear from you!

Peter, Chairman

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