23rd Oct 2018
Hello and welcome to each of you who has found the way to access this, my first blog. For those of you who may not already know, I was recently elected Chair of our group.
My intention is to produce the occasional blog to let people know of things that are exercising the committee’s collective mind and mention things that I hope will be of interest to many of you.
To this end, any constructive feedback would be most welcome.
I chaired my first committee meeting last week. We discussed many topics, some weightier than others.
By the end of the meeting it was clear that the most pressing items we as a group need to address are the perennial needs for more members and more walk leaders.
To help address the former, with encouragement and promised support from Ramblers HQ, we are looking for a member who is conversant with the workings of social media and who would be willing to use these media to try and attract (younger) members into the group.
I would also encourage more of you to take up the challenge of leading walks. From personal experience I can say it is very enjoyable, once the initial trepidation has been overcome. If you’re not sure how to go about it, there are many, experienced walk leaders in the group who can help in all aspects of walk leadership, from planning to execution.
Contact details for all committee members can be found elsewhere on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you wish to discuss these or any other matters that affect the group.
Our webmaster, Charlie, has embarked upon the modernisation of our website with a view to making it more user-friendly. Keep an eye on it and please provide feedback on any changes made or that you feel would benefit us as a group.
Best wishes and good walking to you all.