S&W District ADM

The South & West District Annual Meeting took place on Saturday 8th January, with twenty eight members joining via Zoom, and ten apologies received.

The six members who had passed during year were fondly remembered, and thanks were given to Janet Baker (Pinner), who has retired from ringing, for her contributions to ringing and the District posts she has held.  Four new members were elected during the meeting and they are wished every success in bell ringing.

The S&W District Programme for 2022 was discussed so that it could be later sent to every tower correspondent along with the ADM minutes.

Officers were elected but the Deputy Ringing Master post and a Training Committee Representative post remain vacant.  Jill and Mike Wigney were particularly thanked for continuing their roles even though now based in Devon, with Jill kindly continuing as Treasurer this forthcoming year.

Stephen Mitchell led two discussions.  The first concerned the 125th Anniversary of the Association and possible celebrations in June including a special peal; and the second concerned the Association AGM scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd April in Uxbridge, to include a competition with 2 teams from each district at St Andrews, then moving to St Margaret’s for service, tea, and the meeting.

The ADM 2023 is scheduled to take place on 14th January 2023, the venue to be determined.

Bridget Campbell S&W District Secretary