I hope that 2018 is a happy and successful one for you and your club.
Congratulations and welcome to new members: those who, after Circle, or transferring to a new part of the country, or having just discovered our Association, are sharing in the ‘continuing fun and friendship’ by having either joined their local Tangent club or are thinking of forming a brand new one.
There have been wonderful celebrations too for those long-established clubs of 40 and 50 years, which I have been privileged to attend. It is a delight for me to meet so many of you, share your friendship, and learn about your club.
It is always pleasing to hear of the examples of the 4 Club Family joining together for social and fund-raising events, and how enjoyable, successful and satisfying they are for everyone involved.
In response to the results learned from our survey, and looking at the trends in club membership, the Executive is addressing how to manage the possible decline in numbers. Please study the AGM Agenda items carefully and make time to discuss them with all your members.
There are many special events planned for the remainder of my year as President, leading up to our joint Conference in Belfast. Looking forward to seeing some of you soon!