We held our AGM on Monday 17 October. Our outgoing chairman, Eleanor, gave her report for the year and Gill, as outgoing treasurer, gave us the financial report. Eleanor (Chairman), Helen (Secretary) and Gill (Treasurer) all stepped down from the committee as they had served for six years and Nicky (Programme Secretary) and Kathy Loveridge (Membership Secretary) also resigned. Several new members have joined the committee, including Janice (Treasurer), Alison (Secretary) and Christine. Anne Hellyer agreed to job-share the role of chairman so we are still looking for someone to join Anne in this vital role.
Once the main business of the evening was over, Jo Dawes from John Hanson School spoke to us about her year with her GCSE group and how the textiles GCSE is being changed into a textiles award. She brought a sample of her students' work, which as always was a delight to see.