The ADM itself will take place at 5pm on Saturday 8th January, and after debating whether to plan an in-person meeting or a virtual one, the Committee have decided that under the current circumstances it is better to hold the meeting virtually on Zoom. We understand that this is not ideal, however, we feel that it is a sensible move in light of the recent emergence of the Omicron variant. You can pre-register for the meeting using this link:
We are also planning to have open ringing prior to the meeting at Great Shelford from 2-4pm, this should give adequate time for people to get back home afterwards for the meeting. We currently expect this to be able to go ahead, but I will confirm this in the New Year. As always, everyone will be welcome to join and we will make sure that all requests are catered for!
A few points relating to the ADM:
Please send any items for the agenda to well in advance of the meeting. The agenda and relevant documents will be circulated closer to the time, but the sooner we can get them out the better!
After being waived last year, EDA subs will be collected in 2022 and will be £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. As in previous years, will be in touch with tower contacts to arrange collection of subs, so please don't be too shocked when they are requested!
There is an item on the website regarding the various District officer and committee roles. Please do follow up with any of us currently on the committee if you would be interested in getting involved with any of the roles, even if you are just curious!
Many of you will be aware that Geoff Perryman has stepped back from his role as Practice Night Support Scheme coordinator after many years. Many towers, and many ringers in the District have benefited from his hard work, and we would like to discuss at the ADM how the scheme might be revived post-COVID. Since this is something that will be important for towers across the District I'd like to encourage anyone who cannot attend the meeting but wants to contribute to the discussion to contact one of the officers and let us know your thoughts. We would also be very interested to hear from anyone who might be willing to take on the role of coordinating the scheme, as it is unlikely to be as successful as it has been previously without a willing volunteer at the helm.
Look out for further updates in the New Year, but in the meantime have a very Merry Christmas!