Fellow Tangent Members, Friends
Well, this is going to be a very strange year both personally and with Tangent. Like many of you, I am currently hunkered down at home with my husband Ray, cat Monty and tortoise Hermione, missing seeing my children and grand-children. I have learned how to use Zoom in the last few weeks, and never having used it previously it is now second nature to jump onto my computer and chat to friends or take part in a meeting. My sanity has been preserved by working in the garden which was sadly neglected last year because I was away so much visiting clubs and attending Regional Lunches as your President.
I had a magical year, and I made so many new friends in my travels and stored up a great many wonderful memories to look back on. I worked throughout the year with 41 Club President Andrew Mackereth to raise funds for our joint charity RNLI. Our target was £50,000 to buy five Rescue Water Craft for Beach Lifeguards and I am very pleased that, due to the tremendous generosity of Tangent and 41 Club members, we have reached £51,000 with cheques and funds still coming in. Thank you all so much for everything that you have done to make this possible, from holding events to buying raffle tickets or attending the Charity Lunch last September and the Grand Leap Day Ball in February.
The forthcoming twelve months are going to be very different for Tangent, both at club level, Nationally and Internationally as the world deals with the effects of Covid-19. You will be seeing the Exec on-line with various events that we are arranging to keep you connected and enjoying continued friendship. Once we are allowed to meet face to face you will see us all representing the Association rather than a President as usual, but please be assured that we are continuing to do our best for the Association.
Although it was very disappointing that the Conference and our AGM in Cardiff had to be cancelled in April 2020, I am glad to say that we are planning on holding these events there in 2022. Next year 2021 we will be in Aviemore as planned, and it will be wonderful to be able to catch up with everyone there, and to finally complete my year as your President.
Please stay safe and well, we will come through these difficult times stronger and more determined than ever to continue friendships made in Tangent and Ladies Circle.
Yours in Continued Friendship