Black Country Memories Club
The first meeting of a new year, and as its 2012 it is the year for Olympians perhaps we should hold an event of our own.Perhaps not, It is of course also the Queens Diamond Jubilee year, we shall celebrate that instead, well, less strenuous for someone of my age. So lots to look forward to throughout the year.In the meantime we have AGM to get through.
As our residential photographer decided to book himself a
holiday, you will notice that we are very short of photographs at this event.
Therefore the report in brief is as follows.
Alma Darby has decided to hang up her secretarial hat. Alma has been the Club secretary since it was founded. She has always been a very loyal and a hard working member of the committee, always keen to take part in activities. Some of you may recall her stage performance with Kath Kiely, AKA Morcombe andd Wise.
Aslo retiring today is our very own ‘tech; guy, Henry Metzger. Henry sets up his camcorder, microphones, speakers etc at our events, not a task for the faint hearted, the equipment weighs very heavy. After filming he sets about editing, another daunting duty. Henry has produced some very historical videos for us over the years, they will be great to look back on in the years to come.
As today is the final AGM for Alma and Henry we decided to hold our own version of the old TV programme, ‘Crackerjack’ Any youngsters reading this report will, no doubt, wonder what ‘Crackjack ‘is. Well let them do some research and find out for themselves eh.
After failing to answer the questions correctly both Alma and Henry finished up with enough cabbage to feed the population of Bilston.They also won some nice goodies though, including, pens, and T shirts, they were also given a Lifetime Honarary Membership to the Club.
On with the business of the Annual General Meeting and time to introduce our youngest member of the Club, Stephanie Merrett, Steph has also agreed to stand in as our secretary. As in previous years the remaining committee members agreed to stand after being nominated en-block.
Market Street Bath House
Prouds Lane – the last building by BBC
The Bert Williams Leisure Centre
A footballing legend, Bert Williams MBE
|I told you there were Dolphins in the Pool
Henry Metzger and Alma Darby
Their final AGM before retiring from the committee, of which they served well since 1999.
We shall miss you both at our monthly meetings.
Our thanks go to you and we wish you a long and healthy retirement.
Thank you to everyone else for your support during the last year and we hope to see you all in this the new year. I’m sure there is something on the programme for everyone to enjoy. If not, we are always open to suggestions. Don’t forget to return your booking slips for the Christmas Party by the dates stated in your programme.