Or “it weren’t broke so we dint fix it”
Thursday 27th October was the AGM. Your chance to overthrow the Ancien Régime and start the glorious revolution. Instead you got much of the same with the exception of new blood in the membership secretary’s chair. Welcome to Bob Edgeley who will be collecting your subscriptions before the Christmas dinner or, as agreed at the meeting, no membership card, no subsidised grub. The committee have sent out tender requests for the supply of a big stick with a nail through it for membership secretary use.
We say goodbye to John Whiting who has done a tremendous job both looking after membership and publicising the club. Due to his efforts the club has gone from a belated advertorial in the local rag to detailed reports in the main military vehicle and re-enactor magazines, advance publicity in same, radio and TV appearances and a very worthwhile return on investment (more bang for the buck) with carefully targeted local and national advertising.
Rob has weaselled out from under the social secretary’s job (so he thinks!) and has slid across to John’s recently vacated publicity chair. Ian remains as treasurer and capo di tutti capi, Rob remains sub-boss and Myrddin stays on as Mr. Overlord Show. Gary is still looking after the performing beasts in the circus ring while Trevor is still in charge of arranging the beasts and their accommodation. Mr Matt Lund is still our secretary complete with dysfunctional PC and errant spool chucker.
Honourable mentions to Roger Knight who has volunteered to help with organising social events and to Dave Williams who will be our
powder monkey gun captain.
The vote for next year’s main charity was a narrow victory for Combat Stress with Hounds for Heroes being a close second. Both will be invited to take free stall space at OVERLORD 2012, Combat Stress will be the beneficiary of our usual guaranteed sum plus further percentage of surplus – let’s hope the sun shines and the visitors flock in for the best OVERLORD yet.