Almost 40 people attended the Annual General Meeting on Friday 3 February. President, Secretary and Treasurer presented their reports, which were well received by those in attendance. Ness Harwood’s work in reviewing the accounts of 2016 were commended and she accepted the invitation to review the 2017 accounts.
l-r Shirley Sydenham, Brian Christopher, Barbara Hughes, Peter Newling
A moving… and surprise… agenda item was the induction of three new Life Members: Alex Begg (introduced by Barb Hughes), Neil Williamson (introduced by Bernadette Wheatley) and Robert Harsley (introduced by Ellis Ebell). Those present heartily and vocally endorsed their induction as Life Members.
Composition of the Play Selection Committee has changed somewhat with the retirement of Graeme Cope, Judi Clark and Shirley Sydenham who were thanked for their years of work. New member Natasha Boyd was welcomed. She joins Convenor Damian Coffey and Gaetano Santo with Peter Newling as non-voting Committee liaison.
Deborah Fabbro was thanked for her three years on the Adjudication Panel and John Shelbourn was welcomed as he begins his three year appointment joining Shane Ryan and Lois Collinder.
Bernadette Wheatley and Peta Ripper retired from Committee and were warmly congratulated and thanked for their contributions. The election of new member Emma Hunt was received with enthusiasm.
Your Committee for 2017 is:
Peter Newling, President
Barbara Hughes, Vice President
Shirley Sydenham, Secretary
Brian Christopher, Treasurer
In typical WLT tradition, the meeting was followed by refreshments and with thanks to Peta Ripper and Bernadette Wheatley for same! On this balmy evening we gathered in the courtyard with great conviviality.