annual Newsletter: October 2013.

Chairmanís Report

The Society has had another successful year with a full and diverse programme of lectures and visits ranging from a talk on Digital Archaeology to Votes for Women. This along with the other events demonstrates the rich diversity of topics the society covered during the year. This year, as well as the annual day trip to Ruthin, we organized an additional evening coach trip to Bodrhyddan Hall at Rhuddlan and both trips were well received. We were again treated to an excellent Christmas lecture given by Barbara Lawson-Reay on Votes for Women. This talk was followed by a delicious buffet which Barbara organised and prepared herself with a little help from her friends. Barbara surpassed her previous high standards and deserves special thanks for the hard work she put into the evening.

It is pleasing that membership is very sound and we are getting excellent turn outs to the lectures and the outdoor meetings; it is however disappointing that we are not able to recruit any new members to the committee.

Every year at the AGM we ask for volunteers to join the committee and this year is no exception, so if you can spare two hours for just one evening a month we would be pleased if you could join us to continue to provide the high standard of lectures and events. All of the committee members have been in post for many years and we are concerned we may be just doing the same old things and feel we need an injection of new life on the committee to ensure we are providing a high quality programme and moving the Society forward in this digital age. We would like help to develop our web site and to introduce new ideas for activities for the society.

Finally I would like to thank Betty Haley and Angela Mills and the rest of the members who assist with providing the refreshments at the Town Hall after the lectures. This enables us to enjoy some social networking with the speaker and other members after the lecture.





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