On 25 February, the last Thursday of the month, we held our monthly members’ meeting for the eighth time via zoom, our first AGM to be held using this platform. We’re getting the hang of this!
The meeting was opened by our President, Audrey Innes, who welcomed new members to our society and introduced council member, Adrian Larkin, as MC for the evening. Great job, Adrian, it all went very smoothly.
All the usual AGM protocols were adhered to, with Audrey giving the annual president’s report, which was a little sparse, due to the most peculiar year we’ve had, and Mike Forrester – SASA treasurer – giving the financial report.
A useful suggestion was made by one of the members attending that some sort of schedule of events be drawn up at the beginning of the year so that new members would know what to expect. It was also suggested that one of our more long-standing members should be at our monthly meetings to welcome newcomers to the society. Lyn Northam very kindly volunteered for this role.
Then came the drawing competition, for which 18 entries had been submitted via email and for which votes could be cast either again via email, or over the zoom “chat” after the meeting.
We had some very beautiful entries, but the overall favourites, voted for by members who attended the meeting were…..
in first place,”Rainy Days are the Best” second was “Hidden Treasures” by Sonja Frenz by Penny Steynor
and third was “Fun Times” by Sue Paulsen.
Well done you three and enjoy spending your vouchers, which were very kindly sponsored by Deckle Edge.