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We have had yet another enjoyable and successful Reunion/AGM at the RGS but it was disappointing that not so many ‘old girls’ attended this year (only 49). However it was great to see several new faces joining us, and they soon joined in chatting with school mates from years gone by. At 1.00pm we all sat down for lunch chosen from a great Menu, provided by the catering Manager – Emma, and wine or soft drinks to go with it.
After a cup of tea or coffee we all sat down for a short AGM.
Wendy welcomed everyone, especially the new comers, and hoped they had all enjoyed their meals. It was great to see 2 ‘girls’ who had crossed the seas to attend – Susan Payn from Jersey and Christine Lloyd-Rogers from Ireland.
The current committee were pleased to carry on for another year and as there were no other proposals they were elected ‘en bloc’.
We do need some younger members to come forward on the committee, as 8 of the present committee are 81 plus. We only have 2 meetings a year, 1 in March and 1 in October plus the Reunion/AGM in May. The subscription fees are to stay the same for next year.
Caroline was again congratulated on her very interesting Newsletter. She is always grateful for news about old girls whether members or not, especially tales when they were at school. Please let her have news by the end of October.
After the business part was over Catherine Owen (Old girl 67-74) gave us an update on the Nepalese charity, that she works hard for after taking over from Naomi Roberts (ex Traid Nepal). Catherine explained how the monies donated and profit from sale of jewellery etc was distributed.
Children are helped with their education, there is special medical care for women and there is a dedicated doctor who manages a hospital for leprosy.
After closing the AGM a well-supported raffle draw was made with a large number prizes including a £20 and a £10 M&S vouchers.
It was time then for a cup of tea or coffee and cake whilst having more chats and viewing the old school memorabilia, which was arranged by Kath Sheppard. There was also more time to look at and maybe purchase the lovely jewellery and accessories that Catherine had on show.