Mr Alastair Mackinlay to stand down as Chair

Many of you will be aware that next February will be the group’s 10th anniversary and after ten years in office Alastair Mackinlay has decided it would be an appropriate time for him to stand down as Chair so we shall be looking for a new Chair at the AGM.

By splitting the various tasks between the existing Management Committee members we have also managed without a Secretary for the last five or six years but if the group wants to be around in another ten years time then we must seriously address the issue of attracting new members on to the Committee. If you want the group to continue then please put yourself forward to help out where you can.  This may be a job as simple as organising refreshments at open meetings, helping set out the tables, helping on stands at summer fetes, becoming involved in raising awareness and publicising the group, and helping arrange speakers for the open meetings etc.  You would be most welcome to come to any Committee meetings before the AGM as an observer.  To find out more, contact Alastair on 020 8941 1785.

We shall be discussing this at the next Open Meeting on Tuesday 15th September.  Do come along and make your views known.