My aim is to bring BHORA into the 21st century, and inject life into it. In order for you to feel the true value of BHORA, the Executive Committee and myself will make the accounts, Executive Reports, and our achievements visible to you.
I'd like to welcome Derek Honnor to the Committee as our new Treasurer. I very much look forward to working with him as he has already contributed and supported BHORA extensively over these last few months, which has been invaluable. I also welcome back Andrea Forsyth, and have since the AGM co-opted Paul Forsyth who both supported BHORA last year by setting up our new website and facebook page. I thank them for their efforts.
One thing we must not forget is the massive contribution BHORA received over the years from our former Chairman Gillian Yeung. Gillian was at the helm of BHORA during some of the most difficult years and always managed to keep things going. On behalf of all the BHORA members I thank her very much for her support. At the AGM, both Gillian and Ernie Chinnick announced they would both be stepping down completely from the Executive Committee. This is a sad moment for BHORA. Their contributions, support, knowledge and experience are priceless, and we are all very sorry to see them both go. BHORA needs a blend of mature and young members in our association, and I will be working on this.
Last but by all means not least I must mention our star Laura Davenport, who after two years as Secretary has stepped down for a well earned rest. I thank her very much for all the hard work, support and above all the fun that she brought into BHORA!! We will miss her very much. But I am delighted to say that she hasn't gone forever, and will be popping to our committee meetings from time to time as her knowledge, experience and sense of humour is invaluable us.
So on that note, I look forward to an exciting future with BHORA and hope to meet each and every one of you very soon.